PRIVACY POLICY

Your privacy is essential. That is why we require you to validate and confirm information for yourself and the people that want to contact you. Your privacy is in your control from your first contact with CSOI and every day thereafter. 

This privacy statement intends to address questions as to what information is collected and how that information is used. As a database driven website, CSOI necessarily collects certain information from users, including the collection of information to facilitate the services offered and to provide better services to the users.

The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for CSOI:


THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT

CSOI collects user submitted information such as name, email address, telephone number, address, and country etc. to authenticate users and to send notifications to those users relating to the CSOI services. CSOI may also collect other profile data you voluntarily provide, including but not limited to, gender, age, education and occupation. We may share aggregations of the provided information with CSOI’ partners, affiliates, and suppliers to provide information and services that CSOI believes will be of value to you but will not share individual user information.

CSOI logs certain information including IP address, profile information, aggregate user data, and browser type, from users and visitors to the CSOI site. This data is used to manage the website, track usage and improve the website services. This information may be shared with third-parties to provide more relevant services to members. User IP addresses are recorded for security and monitoring purposes and may be used to help diagnose problems with our servers and to administer the CSOI site. Your IP address may be used to identify you and gather broad demographic information.

We may set, access, and use cookies on your computer. CSOI uses cookies to store visitor’s preferences and to record session information to customize advertising, and content based on browser type and user profile information. We may link the information we store in cookies to personally identifiable information you submit while on our site. You may be able to configure your browser to accept or reject all or some cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. You must enable cookies from CSOI in order to use most functions on the CSOI site. CSOI may allow third party advertisers that are presenting advertisements on some of our pages to set and access their cookies on your computer through the CSOI site. The use of cookies by those third parties is subject to their own privacy policies, not the CSOI Privacy Policy. This privacy statement covers the use of cookies by CSOI and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Your credit card and/or other financial information may be collected in the ordering or user approval process. This information is held confidential and is only shared with third parties as necessary to provide CSOI services (such as conveying information to a bank or credit card processor to actually complete a purchase transaction).


SHARING AND RELEASE OF INFORMATION

CSOI will release any and all information collected: a. In response to a subpoena, court order, or other legal process that we have a good faith belief meets applicable legal standards, whether or not actually required by applicable law; b. To establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims; and c. When we believe in good faith it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, any situations involving potential threats to the physical safety or property of any person, violations of CSOI terms of use and policies or as otherwise required by law.


LINKS

The CSOI site may contain links to other sites. CSOI is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such third party sites.


THIRD PARTY ADVERTISING

CSOI may, on occasion, offer surveys or contests, which ask for additional user information. This information is provided by you voluntarily and may be used to send you promotional material from CSOI or its partners. This information may be shared with partners, affiliates, and suppliers on an individual or on an aggregate basis.