The California Council for Interior Design Certification Inc. (“CCIDC”) is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of the personal and business information of its members and users of this website (“you”), in accordance with applicable federal and provincial legislation and the legislation and by-laws governing CCIDC.
CCIDC does not collect your personal information through its website other than the information you voluntarily provide CCIDC through use of its website. Such information consists of your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and website address (URL). This information may be used by CCIDC in any one or more of the following ways:
- To send you CCIDC-related materials by mail, e-mail or otherwise;
- To distribute time-sensitive information such as Legislative Alerts or Newsletters via e-mail and/or fax;
- To comply with your requests (for example, if you prefer to be contacted at a business or residential telephone number and advise CCIDC of this preference, CCIDC will use this information to contact you at that number);
- To process payments from you;
- To notify you about products, services, and other information CCIDC believes you might want to know; and
- Any other reasonable purpose to which you consent.
CCIDC may use “cookies” which are placed on your computer from CCIDC’s website, for the purpose of facilitating and managing your session. CCIDC does not collect personal information through “cookies,” nor does CCIDC track individual use of its website in any specific way. CCIDC aggregates website user information and reports on aggregated usage, not on individual users.
Your IP address is gathered automatically by CCIDC’s server and may be used to monitor site traffic, to help diagnose problems with CCIDC’s server, or to administer CCIDC’s website.
If CCIDC requests general demographic information, this information is limited to reporting purposes only; members remain anonymous.
If you click on certain links and/or ad banners, you will be taken to third-party websites where you will be subject to third-party privacy policies. CCIDC cannot be responsible for such third-parties’ actions. CCIDC encourages you to read the privacy policies of such third parties.
CCIDC will always protect the personal information that you share with us. CCIDC stores information in a controlled, secure environment. If, for example, you make a purchase online, we route all transactions through SSL (Secure Socket Layers) and will process your credit card number only to secure your current payment. The SSL transaction does not retain your credit card number subsequent to the transaction at hand.
You can take measures to protect yourself against fraud and uninvited intrusion. It is important that you protect your CCIDC unique ID number, which we require to identify you and authenticate your request to access your personal information. For instance, do not share this number with others unless you understand the purpose of the request and know who is asking.
Under no circumstances does CCIDC rent, sell or trade any of your personal information.
Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our website.
You shall be given access at any time to the specific information about you that has been collected and retained by CCIDC.