CAS STUDENT CENTRAL WEBSITE PRIVACY STATEMENT
CAS has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. CAS believes in the consumer’s right to privacy and assures any information collected online is used responsibly and appropriately. The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for the CAS website.
Aggregate data for website visitors (“Users”), such as number of hits per page, are generated. These reports do not contain any personally identifiable information.
All information collected on the CAS Student Central website is submitted voluntarily. Unless otherwise specified in this Privacy Statement, it is CAS’ general policy not to share any of the information collected on the CAS Student Central website with third parties without User’s consent. Information collected on the CAS Student Central website may include e-mail registration to mailing lists, registration to discussion forums, registration of passwords to secure areas of the website, online surveys, feedback forms, and advertising. We may ask for your name, organization name, business phone, address, e-mail address, and feedback or other information. CAS may also collect publicly available information about Users from other sources, such as information from newspapers, blogs, and commercial websites.
Information submitted on registration forms for CAS meetings and seminars are provided to meeting and seminar sponsors and exhibitors as a benefit of sponsorship and exhibiting. For those CAS events that include sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities, the registration forms include a check-box to opt-out of the attendee lists provided to sponsors and exhibitors.
We publicly post the names of those individuals who have earned ACAS, FCAS, CERA, and CSPA designations.
CAS Fellows and Associates are included in the publicly available online membership directory. All members, active candidates, subscribers, members of CAS Student Central, and members of CAS Academic Central are included in the directory accessible through the CAS online community.
We may share information about CAS members and candidates with CAS Regional Affiliates. These organizations may use your personal data to contact you about their activities or other topics which may be of interest to you.
DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
Our sole purpose in gathering the information described above is to provide programs and information, improve our web content, and respond to visitors’ interests and needs. Except for purposes stated in the Shared Information above, it is CAS’ general policy not to share any of the information collected on the website with third parties without User’s consent. Notwithstanding the foregoing, CAS will divulge any information collected from Users on the website if required to do so by law or legal process. In addition, in the event that CAS’ assets are assigned, User’s information will be one of the transferred assets.
If you have specific requests concerning CAS’s disclosure of information practices, you may email email@example.com. In addition, information changes can be completed in the My Information section after logging into the CAS website.
MAINTENANCE AND SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
The personal information collected through the website is maintained in a manner consistent with current industry standards. Your personal information is protected in several ways. Your personal information resides on servers that are protected by physical and electronic safeguards. Certain payment information and other personal information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) to prevent unauthorized parties from viewing such information when it is transmitted to us.
The website has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under CAS’s control. However, you should keep in mind that this website is run on software, hardware, and networks, any component of which may, from time to time, require maintenance, experience problems or breaches of security.
CREDIT CARD ACCOUNT INFORMATION
CAS does not disclose credit card information provided by its members and customers.
This site makes discussion forums available to its users. Please remember that any information that is posted in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to post your personal information.
This site contains links to other sites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to User and not as an endorsement by CAS of the third party or the contents of such third party websites. Because we do not have any control over such third party websites, CAS is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites and does not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third party websites. Clicking links to third party websites is performed at User’s own risk.
REGISTRATION AND PASSWORD
If you correspond with CAS via e-mail, the postal service, or other forms of communication, CAS may retain such correspondence and the information contained therein and use such to respond to your inquiry and notify you of other information concerning CAS’ services. CAS does not release e-mail and postal address information to third parties except as set forth above. If you do not wish to receive correspondence from CAS or have specific contact preferences, you may express your preferences by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org informing CAS of your preferences.
If you do not want to receive emails from us, you can opt out of specific types of messages or all messages by visiting our email preferences webpage, a link to which is included in the footer of every CAS email. Even if you opt out of emails, we may still communicate with you for transactions such as membership dues payments, examination registrations, continuing education program registrations, and other activities where the CAS has a legitimate business or legal purpose for contacting you. You may express your preferences regarding postal mail by contacting ARC@casact.org with your preferences.
NOTICE TO ALL USERS
You can always contact email@example.com if you wish to review any Personal Information CAS may have about you. If CAS has personal information about you, CAS will provide you with a readable copy of such personal information at no charge upon request. Factual errors in your personal information, including out-of-date information, can be corrected or updated in the My Information section after logging into the CAS website, or by sending CAS a request that credibly shows CAS’ error. To protect your privacy and security, CAS takes commercially reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access to personal information or making corrections.
The CAS utilizes Google Analytics to better understand how users access information on the CAS family of websites. This service collects information through its cookies such as how often users visit the website, what pages they visit, and how long they visit specific pages.
PRIVACY STATEMENT UPDATES
By using this site, you signify your assent to our Privacy Statement. We reserve the right to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this policy at any time. Changes to CAS’ Privacy Statement will be posted here so that Users will know what information CAS gathers, how CAS might use that information, and whether CAS will disclose it to anyone. CAS encourages you to periodically review this page for the latest information on CAS’ privacy practices. If you have any questions about this privacy statement, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for visiting the CAS Student Central website.
Effective Date: November 2018