Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. We never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under the age of 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under the age of 13. The Creating IT Futures Foundation follows the same privacy guidelines as CompTIA, the IT Industry Association, which hosts and helps maintain our web properties.
How To Access or Update Your Information
You can access or change your personal information that we collect online and maintain. To do this, log in to the member's area of the site with your corporate ID number and password. If you cannot remember your corporate ID or password, contact us.
The Information We Collect
This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on our web properties and those of CompTIA. On some pages, you can order products, services, make requests, apply for memberships, participate in surveys, or register for events, seminars or conferences. The types of personal information collected at these pages may include:
- E-mail address
- Phone numbers
- Other contact information
- Birth Date
- Credit/debit card information
- The nature of your inquiry or comment
- Business profile information for membership application
- Confirmation of attendance for events or meetings
- Certification verification requests
- Suggestions for meeting agenda topics
- Other types of feedback and information when needed to provide a product or service you requested
How CompTIA Uses Information
We use the information you submit or otherwise provide about yourself on our website for the purpose of completing your request or order. We also use such information to provide you, or have our business partners provide you, with updates and other information that we think may be of interest to you. By submitting or otherwise providing information on our website, you are authorizing CompTIA and its affiliates and business partners to collect, save, transmit, transfer, use, deliver and otherwise process such information for marketing, administration, statistical analysis, research, promotions and other purposes deemed necessary or appropriate by CompTIA, including, without limitation, transmitting or otherwise transferring such information outside the country or geographic region in which you reside. By submitting or otherwise providing information on our website, you are authorizing CompTIA and its affiliates to send you, and to have our business partners send you, news, announcements and other promotional communications via facsimile, e-mail and telephone.
Except as noted in this Privacy Statement, we do not share the information you submit or otherwise provide about yourself on our website with third parties unless it is necessary to complete your request or order, it is necessary to provide a product or service to you, or we want to provide you, or have our business partners provide you, with updates and other information that we think may be of interest to you. We will also share such information with third parties if it is necessary to protect our rights or property or if it is required by law. We may not control the use or disclosure of such information by any third parties.
We use return e-mail addresses to respond to e-mail inquiries and to confirm orders or registrations. Except as noted in this Privacy Statement, such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with third parties. We never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.
Finally, we use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website and to share with advertisers. For example, we may tell an advertiser that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our website, or that Y number of men and Z number of women filled out our registration form, but we would not disclose anything that could be used to identify those individuals, except as noted in this Privacy Statement.
Registrations for Events, Seminars and Conferences
To the extent that you submit or otherwise provide information on our website for the purpose of registering for any event, seminar or conference, such information (other than any credit/debit card information) may be shared with other attendees, sponsors and/or exhibitors at such event, seminar or conference for networking and other promotional purposes. Such information may be used or publicly disclosed by such attendees, sponsors and exhibitors in their discretion. We do not control the use or disclosure of such information by such attendees, sponsors and exhibitors.
If you would like to opt-out of the sharing of your personally identifiable information submitted on our website with third parties, contact us and indicate your unwillingness to share such information with third parties.
If you would like to opt-out of receiving any direct marketing information from us, contact us and indicate that you do not consent to the use by CompTIA of your personally identifiable information for marketing purposes.
Our website may contain links to other websites. Please be aware that this Privacy Statement does not apply to such linked sites nor is CompTIA responsible for the content or privacy practices of such linked sites.
Like most websites, CompTIA's websites use “cookies” for several legitimate purposes. These include remembering IDs and passwords, tracking user traffic patterns, and differentiating between repeat and new users. It is CompTIA’s policy that data generated by cookies will be used for internal purposes only and to improve our website and site-related services.
CompTIA may amend this Privacy Statement from time to time. Any such amendments will be posted on our website.
Inquiries or Complaints
If you have any inquiries or complaints regarding this Privacy Statement, contact us.