Privacy Policy

Cure IBM is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of its user community.

Cure IBM is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of its user community. The intent of this Privacy Policy is to detail the information that may be gathered about individuals who visit the Cure IBM website (the Website), how that information is used and disclosure practices. Please note that this policy applies only to the Website, and not to the Websites of other unrelated companies or organizations to which we provide links or to any software that may be downloaded from this Website.

Your continued use of the Website following the posting of any changes shall constitute your acceptance of the revised Privacy Policy.
We collect two types of information: (1) non-personally identifiable information (Non-PII) for everyone who visits our Website; and (2) personally identifiable information (PII) for newsletter subscribers and everyone who requests products, services, information or resources.

Non-PII. Website Usage Information. Cookies, IP Addresses and Logs. We employ “cookies” to collect information about you and your usage of the Website. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer and collects information about how you use our Website. We also gather information about your individual use of our services, such as types of data accessed, times and volume of use, duration of sessions and other similar usage or system data. If you are not logged into our Website but are browsing the Website’s public areas, we log IP addresses and domain names. We cannot use this technical Non-PII to identify you personally.

Non-PII is aggregated for system administration and to monitor usage of the Website. It is utilized to measure the number of visits to our Website, average time spent, number of pages viewed and to monitor various other Website statistics. This monitoring helps us evaluate how visitors use and navigate our Website so we can improve the content.

PII. For all newsletter subscribers and everyone who requests products, services, information or resources, PII includes information provided to Cure IBM by you, including your contact information (such as name, address, zip code, email address, telephone number, facsimile number).

We use PII to provide information you request, or contact you when requested. We may use PII about you as a customer, former customer or user of the Website to develop and inform you about products, services, information or resources that we believe may be of benefit or interest to you or to help provide you with better service.

Who we are

We are Cure IBM. Our website address is: https://cureibm.org.

Personal information that we collect from site visitors

We collect information from you when you subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form or enter information on our site, register with our site, or provide us with feedback on our products or services. You may be asked for your name, email address and/or other details to help you with your experience.

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, Exchangeable Image File (EXIF) data is maintained. You should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Uploaded images are typically publicly accessible. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

How we use your information

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

  • To improve our website to better serve you.
  • To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services.
  • To follow up with you after correspondence (live chat, email or phone inquiries).
  • To help with spam detection.

Do we use ‘cookies’?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.

Cookies are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We use cookies for the following purposes:

  • Authentication – we use cookies to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website;
  • Status – we use cookies [to help us to determine if you are logged into our website;
  • Personalization – we use cookies to store information about your preferences and to personalize the website for you;
  • Advertising – we use cookies [to help us to display advertisements that will be relevant to you; and
  • Analysis – we use cookies to help us to analyze the use and performance of our website and services;

We use Google Analytics to analyze the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google’s privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookie settings.

If you turn cookies off, some website features will be disabled and this website may not function properly.

How Do We Share Your Information?

Disclosure of Your PII to Third-Parties. Except as provided below, we do not share your PII with non-affiliated third parties without your permission.

We may disclose your PII in connection with the sale, assignment, or other transfer of the business or a portion of the business of our site, including a corporate merger, consolidation, restructuring, sale of assets or other corporate change that affects us.

We may need to release your PII when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a criminal investigation, a court order, or legal process served on our Website. We may also share your personal information if we believe it is necessary in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of the Terms and Conditions of Use, or as otherwise required by law.

Service Providers: We also may disclose information to outside companies that help us bring you the products, services, information and resources we offer. For example, we may work with an outside company to: (a) manage a database of customer information; (b) assist us in distributing e-mails; (c) assist us with direct marketing and data collection; (d) provide us storage and analysis; (e) provide fraud prevention; and (f) other services designed to assist us in maximizing our business potential. We require that these outside companies agree to keep confidential all information we share with them and to use the information only to perform their obligations in the agreements.

How Do I Opt-Out? If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can follow the instructions at the bottom of each email and Cure IBM will promptly remove you from all correspondence.

Embedded content from other websites

Posts or pages on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. – See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

CAN SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:

  • Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
  • Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.
  • To be in accordance with CAN-SPAM, we agree to the following:
  • Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
  • Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
  • Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
  • Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
  • Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
  • Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can follow the instructions at the bottom of each email and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

How do we protect your information?

We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards. We only provide articles and information. We never ask for credit card numbers. We use regular Malware Scanning. We do use a SSL certificate for communications between your browser and our webserver.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data?

If you have an account on this website, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.

Cure IBM

info@cureibm.org

Last edited on 20181217

 

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