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It is our policy to respect your privacy and make our best efforts to protect the privacy and information of the visitors to this website. 

This privacy notice applies to information collected online from users, hereafter referred to as “visitors,” of this website. Please read our privacy policy carefully to learn what kind of information we collect from the visitors to our website, how and when we might use that information, how we protect the information, and the choices you have with respect to your personal information as a visitor to our website.

What is a Privacy Policy?

A privacy policy is a declaration of what information is collected from website visitors and how that information is used, through what means that information may be collected, how those means of collection may interact with the visitor's web browser, and how website visitors may control the flow of communication to a website.

Why do we collect information from our website visitors?
We collect information from visitors to our website for the purpose of providing them with a personalized experience when using this website. 

How do we collect information from visitors to our website?
The information we collect through this website from visitors will be collected in the following three ways: 1) Information provided directly from the user through the information they provide through the use of our website, 2) From our Web server logs, 3) and through “Cookies.” We only have access to or collect information that you voluntarily provide us through email communications from you, other direct contact from you or through the function of the website process itself. 

What personal information is collected through this website and how is it used?
Like other websites, we store log files on the web server saving details such as the visitor's IP address, browser type, referring page and time of visit. “Cookies” may be used to remember visitor preferences when interacting with the website. Where registration is required, the visitor's email and a username will be stored on the server.

The information we collect from the visitors to our website consists of both general and technical information. This information is used to enhance the visitor's experience when using the website to display personalized content, statistical collection and analysis, and for advertising purposes. 

Unless you request we do not contact you, we may contact you by email, text, telephone, or written correspondence to respond to your communications to us, to inform you of standard and special business offerings we have, to inform you of news of our industry, new products and services offered by us or our affiliates, legal issues that are relevant to the preservation of our website or our trademarks, or changes to this privacy policy.

Ownership of the Information Supplied on Our Website and Our Educational Programs:
Except for information or materials provided by third-party vendors on our website, we are the sole owners of the information collected, offered and/or displayed on this website and in our designation and other educational programs. 

We only collect information about you that you provide to us through this website or by your participation in our designation and educational programs.

Who has access to the information we collect on our website?
We will not sell, rent, or lease mailing lists or other visitor information to others, and we will not make your personal information available to an unaffiliated parties except as required by law, in a matter of public safety or policy, as needed in connection with the transfer of our business assets (for example, if we are acquired by another firm or if we are liquidated during bankruptcy proceedings) or if we believe in good faith that sharing the data is necessary to protect our rights or property. We may also share the information you provide to us through any means on our website with website vendors, agents, and/or contractors who may use it on our behalf or in connection with their doing business with us. However, E-mail addresses collected by the website will not be sold, rented or leased to 3rd parties. 

What is a Cookie?
Cookies are small digital signature files that are stored by your web browser that allow your preferences to be recorded when visiting the website that help us improve your access to our website and identify repeat visitors to our website.

Use of Cookies
The use of Cookies is relatively common with computer and website use and proper website function often depends on the technical operations of Cookie use. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. At your discretion, you can set your browser to either notify you when you receive a Cookie or you may also refuse to accept Cookies. However, please be advised that some features of many websites may not operate properly if you don’t accept Cookies.

What we do with the information we collect through Cookies?
Besides collecting information to assist us in improving your access to our website and identifying repeat visitors, Cookies can also enable us to follow and target the interests of our users to enhance a visitor’s experience when using our website. Third-party advertising companies on our website may also use cookies for their own tracking purposes, unrelated to our website and its owner. The use of a Cookie is not linked to any visitor’s personally identifiable information on our website. 

What are Web Server Logs?
Web server logs are records of the activities on our website. When you visit our website, we may track information about your visit and store that information in the web server logs. The servers capture and save the information electronically and automatically. Examples of the information we may collect include the name of your unique Internet Service Provider, your unique Internet protocol address, the type of browser or computer you use, the number of links you click within the website, the web page from which you arrived to our website, the date and time of your visit to our website, the pages you viewed on the website, specific queries and searches that you conducted through our website, and the town/city, county/state and country from which you access our website.

Membership Applications and Order Forms:
We use membership applications and order forms to provide you with a means to communicate with us about membership, membership qualifications and participation in our educational programs and the Council of CID Specialists® and the Council of Condominum Specialists®, and for you to make purchases from us. You will be asked to provide us with contact and processing information (like name, office and shipping address, credit card information needed for processing your credit card), business, statistical and licensing information to complete these goals.

External Site Links:
We may offer you links to other websites through our website. These other websites are not operated by us. If you visit one of these other websites, please be aware that we are not responsible for the policies, practices, or security measures of other websites and/or companies who own or are affiliated with those websites. We will not be held responsible for the external content, policies, practices or security measures of other websites that link to our website. Your User ID and password that you use on our website are unrelated to those other websites. You visit those other websites at your own discretion. You should independently verify the policies, practices, or security measures of those other websites as you alone assume the consequences of visiting them. 

How is personal information protected?
We take security measures to help protect your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When you submit information on our website. However, we make no guarantee that unauthorized persons will always be unable to defeat our security measures.

The Use of Credit Cards on our Website
We accept credit card information and details from the visitors to our website as part of providing services to them. We take standard precautions to preserve the security of the credit card information, however, we cannot be responsible for actions beyond our control or that may depend on third-party providers in relationship to collecting the credit card data.

We may, from time to time, collect and share accumulated demographic statistics and information with our advertisers and for legal purposes of value to our company. This information is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual visitor to our website.

From time to time, we may ask you to participate in surveys about our website and about the real estate industry to better assist you and other visitors and our students of our program to more effectively succeed in the real estate industry. Participation in our surveys by you is completely voluntary by you and at your sole discretion as to whether you wish to disclose the requested information.

Changes to our Privacy Policy
At any time and at our sole discretion, we may change this privacy policy without notice.

How can a user make corrections, amend or delete their personal information and/or opt out of future communications?
You can request to see what data we have about you, if any, express any concerns you may have about our use of your data, request we delete any data regarding you, and request corrections or changes be made to any data we have from or about you.

At your prerogative, you may “opt out” of any future contacts or communications with us at any time by contacting us by telephone, contact form or mailing address on our website. 

If you feel at any time we are not following this privacy policy, we welcome your immediate communication to us by telephone at (818) 400-8485 or by mail Attn: Privacy Policy Manager, Council of CID Specialists®, 539 N. Glenoaks Boulevard, Suite 305, Burbank, CA 91502.