• Privacy Policy

    The CSIU is committed to respecting your privacy. This CSIU Privacy Policy applies to the CSIU’s web site and governs data collection and usage; it does not apply to other online or offline sites, or services. Please read this Privacy Policy and also the additional information link at the end of this policy.

    The CSIU is a web site intended for use in the U.S. only and for users over age 13. Information of all users is collected, used and disclosed as stated in this Privacy Policy.

    Who is Collecting Information

    The CSIU is collecting information at this web site, www.csiu.org, only. It has no other affiliated web sites at which it is collecting information. The CSIU contains links to other sites and occasionally allows other sites to use the CSIUname. These sites may have privacy policies that differ from the CSIU, and may send their own cookies and web beacons to you, and may collect data and make uses of that information that the CSIU would not. Your use of the information or materials on these linked sites is purely voluntary and you should thoroughly review the legal documents on these web sites before using them. The CSIU in no way indicates its endorsement, recommendation, or preferences. This Privacy Policy should be read in conjunction with the Terms and Use.

    What and How Information is Collected

    Information collected online is generally either anonymous or personally identifiable. Anonymous information refers to data that is not tied to a specific individual. For example, the CSIU collects what areas users visit most frequently, what services users access the most, IP addresses, referral data, browser and platform type, information about the visits to the CSIU's pages, daily number of visitors and their locations by country, daily requests for particular files and accesses to particular sections of the site. This information helps us determine what is most beneficial for our users, and how we can continually create a better overall experience for you.

    Personally identifiable information refers to data that specifically states who you are. The CSIU collects personally identifiable information online from your registration and, the correspondence you send to the CSIU. This online information may be combined with offline personal information collected about you. Examples of personal information collected included, your name, postal address, email address, telephone number, credit card number

    The CSIU does not condition participation in any of our online activities on the disclosure of more information than is reasonably necessary to participate in the activities.

    We retain all of the information we gather about you in an effort to make your repeated use more efficient, practical and relevant. You can correct, edit or update your information at any time. You can delete your information from our online database or close your account at any time, in which event we will remove all of our copies of your information except an archival copy which is not accessible on the Internet and will be destroyed 30 days after our receipt of your notice to us terminating your account, unless your account is open due to nonpayment, legal activity or another similar reason. The personal information you provide is stored in a secure location and is accessible only by designated staff. You may request edits or removal by contacting us through the information provided in the “Contact Us” section of this Privacy Policy.

    How Information is Used and Disclosured

    The CSIU does not disclose to third parties personally identifiable information that is provided, except to further the purpose for which you provide the information and to those who may be engaged by us specifically to handle and deliver the online services. These third parties have access to personally identifiable information to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes. Additionally, personally identifiable information may be forwarded as part of a complaint, or if required by law or is pertinent to judicial or governmental investigations or proceedings to enforce our Terms of Use, other agreements, or to protect the rights, property or safety of our web site, users of our web site, and others. There are no other circumstances under which we will provide, rent or lease or sell personal information to third parties.

    We attempt to limit access to our searchable database to only registered users, our CSIU System Administrators, as well as law enforcement and national security agencies, but we cannot guarantee that other parties will not gain access to this database. We protect our databases through encryption and other security, and we will comply with applicable data protection, disclosure, and notification legal requirements. We are not responsible for the use made by third parties who wrongfully access our searchable database.

    Access and Other Data Subject Rights

    a. Use of Cookies

    We use a feature on your Internet browser called a “cookie.” Cookies are small text files that your web browser places on your computer’s hard drive. We may use cookies for recording your personal information such as remembering user names, passwords, preferences, tracking click streams, and for load balancing. Through the use of cookies, we will be able to deliver faster services, consistent, updated results, and a more personalized site experience. You can disable cookies on your computer by indicating this in the preferences or options menus in your browser, but doing so will diminish the browser’s functionality.

    b. Internet Tags/Web Beacons, Other Tracking Capabilities

    We do not use Internet tags, web beacons, spyware, keyloggers, or any other passive tracking on this web site.

    Security Measures

    The CSIU is committed to protecting the security of your personal information gathered online. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, accidental loss, or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer systems which has limited access and are located in controlled facilities. Only authorized personnel have access to the information you provide us. When we transmit highly confidential information over the Internet, we protect it through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Protocol. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes.

    You are ultimately responsible for the security of your CSIU username and password. Please take care when using and storing them. The CSIU recommends that you do not share your password with anyone.

    You should log out of your browser at the end of each computer session to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence, especially if several people have access to your personal computer or you are using a computer in a public place.

    The CSIU provides its registered users the ability to access and edit some of their personal information on this web site.

    By using this web site, without limitation or qualification, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy and to receive any required legal notices about our privacy practices through the continuous posting of a link near the bottom of most pages to the current version of this Privacy Policy.

    You may not use the CSIU’s web site to send unsolicited advertising, promotional material, or other forms of solicitation that are outside the scope of the intended use of the web site.


    The CSIU will enforce this Privacy Policy to extent permitted by local, state and federal law, as well as through the CSIU’s Terms of Use. We may modify, suspend, discontinue, or restrict the use of any portion of the web site, including the availability of any portion of the content at any time, without notice or liability. We may deny access to any person or user at any time for any reason.

    If you believe that the CSIU has not complied with this Policy please contact us at (570) 523-1155 or csiu@csiu.org.