PRIVACY POLICY

CMTRF.org (“Site”) is operated by the CMT Research Foundation, INC. (“Company”). Our offices are located at 4062 Peachtree Road, Suite A209, Atlanta, GA 30319

CANDIDATES
You have our assurance that your profile information, including your email address, will never be sold, given or released in any way to any organization or individual without your permission.

When you register for the Site as a Subscriber, you will be asked to provide certain information including your name and a valid email address. When you make a donation to the CMT Research Foundation, you will provide to Company your name, phone number, email address, and credit card information.  Company will not intentionally disclose to any third party your name, address, email address, telephone number or billing information without your prior consent, except to the extent necessary or appropriate to comply with applicable laws or where relevant in legal proceedings.

By registering on the Site, you are agreeing to accept email correspondence through and from Company, account information or issues, including our newsletter and any special information or messages, including promotional content from employers. Candidates may opt-out of any emails sent by Company by clicking on any UNSUBSCRIBE link in emails received from the company. Alternatively, you can send a request with “UNSUBSCRIBE” in the subject info@cmtrf.org.  Upon request, the CMT Research Foundation will delete any personal data from our records, with the exception of information required for reporting to governing agencies.  Please email your request to info@cmtrf.org.  We honor all requests that we receive, however please allow up to 15 days for this request to process.

The Company will not intentionally provide information not authorized by the user, such as his/her name, but shall have no liability to you even if it does so. You understand and agree that the Company may disclose to third parties, on an anonymous basis, certain non-confidential information contained in your profile and/or user registration information as described below. The Company reserves the right to offer third party services and products to you. We may disclose your personal information if we are required by law to do so or if you violate our Terms of Service.

 INFORMATION THAT IS AUTOMATICALLY COLLECTED:
Log Files: We use log files to collect general data about the movement of visitors through our site. This may include some or all of the following information: the Internet Protocol Address (IP Address) of the machine that accessed our Web site, host name, domain name, browser version and platform, date and time of requests, and the files downloaded or viewed. We use this information to measure and analyze traffic and usage of Company.

 Cookies: We also use cookies to collect information and help personalize your online experience. Cookies are small files stored on your computer that we use to recognize you and your access privileges and preferences. We store minimal personally identifying information in cookies. We do not store complete records or credit card numbers in cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies. Most browsers can be configured to prevent this, but you may not be able to access some parts of our site without cookies. We use Google Analytics: Find all information related to the cookies used by Google Analytics on this website here.

HOW IS THIS INFORMATION USED?
Information that you provide to us as a Subscriber will be used to process, fulfill, and deliver requests for services. We may send you information about our initiatives and programs, unless you have indicated you do not wish to receive further information.

Information that is automatically collected is used to monitor usage patterns of Company in order to help us improve the site and its service offerings; however, we do not match this to your personally identifiable information.

We take active steps to ensure your privacy. We do not release, sell, or rent individual information about your use of our site. We may report general activity trends about our website to third parties, which may include advertisers.

 WHAT SECURITY MEASURES ARE USED?
When you submit personal information via the Site, your information is protected both online and off-line with what we believe to be appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. For example, we use third party payment processors that use the latest Secure Socket Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) technology, which encrypts your credit card and personal information.

If you provide us with your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with a AES-256 encryption. Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all PCI-DSS requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards.
HOSTGATOR, STRIPE AND DONATELY

Our site is hosted with HostGator, our e-commerce platform is Donately, and payments are handled through Stripe. Together they provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows an easy way for you to make your electronic donation.
Payment: If you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your donation, then Stripe stores your credit card data. It is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Your donation transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your transaction. After that is complete, your transaction information is deleted.

All direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our site and its service providers.

For more insight, you may also want to read Donately at  https://donately.com/privacy-policyand Stripe’s Privacy Statement at https://stripe.com/us/privacy.

THIRD-PARTY SERVICES

In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us.

However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.

For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.

In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located in a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So, if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.

As an example, if you are located in Canada and your transaction is processed by a payment gateway located in the United States, then your personal information used in completing that transaction may be subject to disclosure under United States legislation, including the Patriot Act.

Once you leave our website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or our website’s Terms of Service.
Links

When you click on links on our site, they may direct you away from our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.

 AGE OF CONSENT

By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.

If our foundation is acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners so that we may continue to sell products to you.

HOW TO STOP RECEIVING INFORMATION FROM US?
You can choose at any time to stop receiving information from us about content or services: Click on link in footer of any email you receive from us to UNSUBSCRIBE from our mailing list. You can also email info@cmtrf.org with “UNSUBSCRIBE” in the subject line to be removed from our mailing list.

 DATA CONFIDENTIALITY STATEMENT
You have our assurance that your Account Holder and Subscriber information will never be sold, given or released in any way to any organization or individual without your permission.