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Web Site Data Collection Practices

A visitor to the CIIM's web site is not asked to reveal any individually identifiable information. We collect some information about visitors indirectly through standard web logs, including IP address, what browser is being used (e.g., Internet Explorer), and the domain name from which a visitor entered the site (e.g., We normally use this information in the aggregate to administer and improve our web site. Some data may be traceable to an individual, but we do not normally seek to identify individuals unless we believe that someone is using our site improperly.

Some existing customers come to our web site with IDs and passwords already assigned. Others who register at our web site are asked to provide standard contact information, such as name, mailing and email addresses, and telephone numbers. We may also collect a credit card number from those who register through the web site.

Through our web site, we provide opportunities for users to receive information about CIIM news, events and services of interest to them. A user who agrees may be asked to provide contact information (e.g., name, mailing address, email address, telephone and fax number) that we will use to provide information about these products and services.

Web site visitors may choose to submit company profile information for publishing on the CIIM business directory. The information submitted becomes a part of the CIIM database of business information. Being listed in the CIIM business directory database offers benefits to businesses, including identification and recognition in the marketplace.


We sometimes use an Internet device called a cookie to store login or other information on your computer. A cookie is a small amount of information that a web site transfers to your computer's hard drive. We use cookies to simplify your access and to tailor our services to your needs and interests. For some services, we offer users the choice of having an ID or password stored in a cookie so that you do not need to re-enter it when you return to the site. We do not store credit card numbers in cookies. No other site can read a cookie set by CIIM, and we cannot read a cookie that another web site wrote to your computer. Most Internet browsers are set to accept cookies. Users can reset browsers to refuse cookies, but will not be able to login as registered users.

Use, Disclosure, and Choice

Personally-identifiable information is used and disclosed as described below.

CIIM collects individually identifiable information from registered users to complete business transactions, administer individual accounts, updating CIIM's business directory databases, and provide customer support. Users may be contacted as necessary for these purposes. We ask each registered user to choose whether to receive promotional email updates about products and services offered by CIIM, and we will honor the choices made.

CIIM relies on various service providers and other contractors to support its Internet sites and CIIM's business operations. CIIM shares information with contractors who directly support the Internet services and who only use the information on our behalf in accordance with this policy. When necessary or appropriate, we may disclose information in response to a court order or subpoena or when otherwise legally required. We may also disclose information as appropriate to protect our web site or legal rights.

Confidentiality and Security Safeguards

CIIM takes technical and administrative steps to protect against anticipated hazards such as unauthorized access to and disclosure of individually identifiable information. CIIM does not store users’ financial transactions (e.g. credit card numbers) on its web servers; such data is processed via a certified third party vendor. CIIM representatives who handle confidential or proprietary information must treat it confidentially and may not disclose it to unauthorized third parties.

Access and Correction

CIIM allows registered users to access and correct a registration record online.