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However, CSI may not use encryption on certain portions of our website. When you are on any website that asks you for personal and confidential information (your Social Security number or a bank or credit card account number, for example), you should check to see if the information being transmitted is encrypted in order to increase the security of your information. If you need to send confidential information and are concerned about the security of a website, then you should consider sending it via another secure connection or method.
Information We Collect
When you come to the CSI website, our servers automatically recognize and log your current Internet Protocol (IP) address (usually a temporary address assigned by your Internet service provider when you log in), the type of operating system you are using and the type of browser software used. In addition, we may keep track of what portions of the website you are visiting. We aggregate this information to help us create a better experience for users of our website. For example, we may upgrade those parts of the website that are heavily visited or optimize the website to work more efficiently with certain operating systems. In addition, we may use anonymous IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our servers, to administer our website or to display the content according to your preferences. No personal information about you is revealed in this process. The website may also gather anonymous traffic data that does not personally identify you.
When you visit the CSI website, you are anonymous, unless you chose to identify yourself to us. In operating the website, we may include registration, online surveys and other online forms that ask users to provide their names, email addresses, or other contact or personal information.
You are not required to provide us with personal information to use our website, unless expressly stated. For example, certain features may require you to submit some personal information in order for those features to function as designed. Such information might include, without limitation, name, address, email address and phone number. Certain parts of our website may require you to provide identifying information and use individual passwords in order to access personal information.
Use and Sharing of Information
Cookies and Web Beacons
From time to time we may use the standard cookie feature of major browser applications that allows us to store a small piece of data on your computer about your visit to our website. Cookies help us learn which areas of our site are useful and which areas need improvement. A cookie is a small piece of information that a website sends to your computer, which is stored in a file on your hard drive. The next time you visit our website, we may use the information stored in your cookie file to facilitate your use of our website. For example, we may use your cookie file to store a password so that you do not have to input it every time you move to a different section of a password-protected portion of our website. A cookie does not tell us your individual identity unless you have chosen to provide it to us. We do not set any personally identifiable information in cookies. Most cookies expire after a defined period of time, or you can delete your cookie file at any time you choose. In addition, you can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie so that you can decide whether to accept or reject it. You can always choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings on your browser. However, if you choose to disable this function, your experience at our website may be diminished, and some features may not work as they were intended.
A Web beacon is a tiny graphical image that is typically found on a Web page. Somewhat like a cookie, a Web beacon can tell us information such as what kind of browser is being used and what time of day this page was accessed. Some Web beacons can include information such as your IP address. Some technologies will notify you of the presence of Web beacons, but browsers typically do not notify you of them.
CSI makes no active effort to collect personal information from children under the age of 18. Children who do wish to submit information to CSI should have permission from their parent or legal guardian.
Social Media and Other Areas Beyond Our Control
You may also find additional information on our products and services through our social media sites, such as Facebook and LinkedIn. Please keep in mind that any information you share is visible to all participants on these social media sites, and you should never post any sensitive personal information. Similarly, if such websites contain any interactive forums, such as message boards or chat rooms, please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.