How CDDS Uses Your Personal Information
This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that CDDS does not own or control or to people that CDDS does not employ or manage.
Collecting And Using Personal Information
CDDS will not sell, license, transmit or disclose this information outside of CDDS and its affiliated companies unless (a) expressly authorized by you, (b) necessary to enable CDDS contractors or agents to perform certain functions for us, or (c) required or permitted by law. In all cases, we will disclose the information consistent with applicable laws and regulations and we will require the recipient to protect the information and use it only for the purpose it was provided.
CDDS only shares personal information with other companies or individuals outside of CDDS in the following limited circumstances:
We have your consent. By becoming a member of the website, you grant your consent to sharing information by default. If you wish to opt out, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, (b) enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations thereof, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or (d) protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of CDDS, its users or the public as required or permitted by law.
By “personal information,” we mean data that is unique to an individual, such as a name, address, Social Security number, e-mail address, or telephone number. From time to time, we may request personal information from you at our sites in order to deliver requested materials to you, respond to your questions, or deliver a product or service.
In addition to the above, we may use the information we collect to:
Provide, maintain, protect, and improve our services (including advertising services) and develop new services; and protect the rights or property of CDDS or our users.
If we use this information in a manner different than the purpose for which it was collected, then we will ask for your consent prior to such use.
CDDS processes personal information is located on our web servers in Canada. In some cases, we transmit personal information outside of Canada when processing transactions via our 3rd Party Processor – PayPal.
When you use CDDS services, we make good faith efforts to provide you with access to your personal information and either to correct this data if it is inaccurate or to delete such data at your request if it is not otherwise required to be retained by law or for legitimate business purposes. We ask individual users to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed, corrected or removed before processing such requests, and we may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup tapes), or for which access is not otherwise required. In any case where we provide information access and correction, we perform this service free of charge, except if doing so would require a disproportionate effort. Because of the way we maintain certain services, after you delete your information, residual copies may take a period of time before they are deleted from our active servers and may remain in our backup systems. Please review the service Help Centers for more information.
Your E-mail And Other Communication
We welcome your comments or questions about our products, software, services and website. We will share your comments and questions with our customer service representatives and those employees most capable of addressing your questions and concerns. When you send email or other communications to CDDS, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services. We may use your email address to communicate with you about our services.
Other Information; “Cookies” And “Tags”
You should also be aware that when you visit our products, software, services and websites, we collect certain information that does not identify you personally, but provides us with “usage data,” such as the number of visitors we receive or what pages are visited most often. This data helps us to analyze and improve the usefulness of the information we provide at these products, software, services and websites.
Like most commercial website owners, we may use what is known as “cookie” technology. A “cookie” is an element of data that a website can send to your browser when you link to that website. It is not a computer program and has no ability to read data residing on your computer or instruct it to perform any step or function. By assigning a unique data element to each visitor, the website is able to recognize repeat users, track usage patterns and better serve you when you return to that site. The cookie does not extract other personal information about you, such as your name or address.
Linking To Other Sites
Third Party Applications
Unique Application Number
Certain services planned for the future may include a unique application number that is not associated with you or your account. This number and information about your installation (e.g., operating system type, version number) may be sent to CDDS when you install or uninstall that service or when that service periodically contacts our servers (for example, to request automatic updates to the software).
You can use the visit your profile page and review and control the information stored in your CDDS Membership Account.
Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some CDDS features and services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled.
CDDS has adopted and adheres to stringent security standards designed to protect non-public personal information at CDDS.com against accidental or unauthorized access or disclosure. Among the safeguards that CDDS has developed for this site are internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, including appropriate encryption and physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data.
We restrict access to personal information to CDDS employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to process it on our behalf. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.
We will cooperate with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data that cannot be resolved between the CDDS and an individual.
Changes To This Statement
If you have any questions about any of the above please do not hesitate to contact us for clarification!
Revised September 5, 2014