The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) is committed to protecting and respecting the privacy of our community. This policy describes the personal data CNI collects, how it is used and stored, and practices in place to ensure the security of this data and compliance with applicable laws. The policy also describes options available to you to request access to, correction of, or removal of your personal data.
What data does CNI collect?
CNI collects two types of personal data. The first is data that an individual may actively provide as a result of:
• serving as an institutional representative (name, address, email, phone number, and institutional affiliation);
• registering for an event (name, address, email, phone number, and institutional affiliation);
• subscribing to the CNI-ANNOUNCE email list (email address and name).
The second type is data that is passively collected via cookies and web logging during a visit to CNI’s website. This data may include IP address, device type, browser type and version, operating system, pages viewed and length of time on each page, and errors encountered.
How does CNI use the personal data it collects?
CNI uses personal data actively provided by individuals for two purposes:
• to provide a specified service (such as access to an event or program) and
• to provide access to information (via membership and participation in an email list or delivery of periodic announcements and newsletters via email).
CNI uses personal data passively collected via cookies and web logs exclusively to improve constituents’ online experience by informing future website design and presentation decisions. This information is not used to identify any specific user or track a specific user’s behavior on the websites. This anonymized statistical information is stored on Google’s servers and is used by CNI for comparative purposes.
How and with whom does CNI share the personal data it collects?
CNI will never sell or rent your personal data to third parties. CNI sometimes shares data with suppliers and subcontractors on a “need to know” basis to help operate its websites and services and to provide users with information, products, or services that they may request. For example, CNI shares data with Google Analytics to obtain insight into how visitors use its websites and to improve their online experience.
How long does CNI store personal data?
Data from event registrations, program applications, and weblogs will be deleted when there is no longer a business need. Data provided during a subscription to the email list is retained as long as membership on the list is desired.
Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using CNI’s website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
What are my rights concerning my personal data collected by CNI?
You have the right to request access to, correction of, or removal of your personal data as well as to unsubscribe from the CNI-ANNOUNCE email list. To do the former, please send an email with your request to Diane Goldenberg-Hart at firstname.lastname@example.org. To unsubscribe from CNI-ANNOUNCE, please follow the directions at the bottom of emails from listserv postings or send an email to email@example.com.
Changes to this notice
If we make any material changes to this policy, we will signify this by revising the effective date at the top of this page, updating the impacted text and, where appropriate, notifying constituents by email (using the latest addresses we have on file). Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to this policy.