By submitting your personal data to us, you will be giving your permission – where necessary and appropriate – for disclosures referred to in this policy.
One of the purposes of our website is to inform you of who we are and what we do. We collect and use personal information (including name, address, telephone number and email) to better provide you with required services, or information.
We would use your personal information to:
- identify you as an authorised user when you apply for a password, when you access password-protected websites or areas of a website, when you post information to a website such as a discussion forum, or when you send information to CIS in any form;
- respond to queries or requests submitted by you;
- process applications submitted by you;
- administer or otherwise carry out our obligations in relation to any agreement you have with us;
- anticipate and resolve problems with any services supplied to you;
- create services that may meet your needs;
- to enforce claims arising out of any breach of the terms and conditions;
- conduct statistical analysis of the CIS websites’ user structure.
To optimise our services we may use your personal data for direct marketing. As we respect your privacy we will only use your personal data for this purpose after making you aware and, if required, we will request your consent prior to using your personal data for direct marketing.
Additionally, if at any time you wish us to stop using your information for any or all of the above purposes, please contact us at email@example.com and provide as much detail as possible. We will stop the use of your information for such purposes as soon as it is reasonably possible to do so.
In addition, the collected personal data will (occasionally) be transferred to selected third parties, which may be located outside of the Economic European Area (“EEA”) as part of the services offered to you through our site. By way of example, this may happen if any of our servers are from time to time located in a country outside of the EEA or one of our service providers is located in a country outside of the EEA.
These third parties will not use your personal information for any purposes other than what we have agreed with them. CIS requests those third parties to implement adequate levels of protection in order to safeguard your personal information.
We respect your personal information and therefore, we will take steps to ensure that your privacy rights continue to be protected if we transfer your information outside of the EEA in this way. In addition, if you use our services while you are outside the EEA, your information may be transferred outside the EEA in order to provide you with those services.
Please be assured that we will not use your information for any other purposes if you have indicated that you do not wish us to use your information in this way when submitting the information or at a later stage.
We are interested in your views, and value feedback from our members and visitors; therefore, we have set up notice boards, newsgroups, feedback, email, forum facilities and/or chat rooms. If at any time this website offers any chat rooms, notice board facilities, newsgroups etc. we may collect the personal information that you disclose.
We have implemented technology and policies with the objective of protecting your privacy from unauthorised access and improper use and will update these measures as new technology becomes available.
As CIS is a non-governmental organization (NGO) that engages in activities worldwide, CIS staff, affiliates or contractors may access, store or process any personal data you submit to CIS in countries that do not afford a level of data protection equivalent to the Netherlands or the United States. By submitting personal data to CIS, you irrevocably agree to the export of your data to such countries.
Cookies are small data files that your browser places on your computer or device. Cookies help your browser navigate a website and the cookies themselves cannot collect any information stored on your computer or your files.
When a server uses a web browser to read cookies they can help a website deliver a more user-friendly service. To protect your privacy, your browser only gives a website access to the cookies it has already sent to you.
Cookies remember the type of browser you use and which additional browser software you have installed. They also remember your preferences, such as language and region, which remain as your default settings when you revisit the website. Cookies also allow you to rate pages and fill in comment forms.
Some of the cookies we use are session cookies and only last until you close your browser, others are persistent cookies which are stored on your computer for longer.
Please note that most browsers automatically accept cookies, so if you do not wish cookies to be used, you may need to actively delete or block the cookies.