CSS respects the privacy of your personal information and values its relationship with you.
This Privacy Notice applies to visitors to our website. It describes the types of personal information we collect through our website, how we use such personal information, with whom we share it, and the choices you can make about our use of your personal information. We also describe the measures we take to protect the security of your personal information and how you can contact us with questions about this Privacy Notice.
This Online Privacy Notice does not apply to information provided to us by business entities or individuals acting in a professional capacity using our technology applications, even if launched through the Web site. If you use any of our technology applications in the course of your business with us, information you submit will be governed by our agreement with you governing the use of that application. We will only use and disclose such information in accordance with that agreement and all applicable laws.
Information We Collect Through Our Website
Personal information you provide:
CSS will collect personal information when you provide it directly through our website. Examples of common types of personal information visitors may provide include:
- Contact information such as name, postal address and zip code, e-mail address or telephone number;
- Account login and access credentials such as username and password;
- Responses to brief online surveys;
- Comments submitted through our website; or
- Information contained in a resume submitted through our website for open positions at CSS.
Information Collected Through Cookies and Other Webpage Trackers:
When you visit our website, we collect information on the pages you visit or the site features with which you interact through small web files such as cookies, web server logs and web beacons. A "cookie" is a file that a website places on a visitor's computer or other Internet-connected device to uniquely identify the visitor's browser or to store information or settings in the browser. A "web beacon," also known as an Internet tag, pixel tag or clear GIF, links web pages to web servers and related cookies which are used to transmit information collected through cookies back to a web server. Examples of information collected using these tools may include your IP address, browser characteristics, operating system, the addresses of the web pages from which you came to our site or went to after our site, dates and times of your visits, your system settings, and the country and time zone in which your device is located.
You can limit the collection of certain website information by deleting or disabling cookies. Most devices’ Internet browsers enable you to erase stored cookies, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. These technologies permit the collection of "clickstream data," which may include a log of content you access while browsing a web site.
We have no arrangements in place with other parties (e.g., advertisers) to collect your personally identifiable information about your online activities when visiting our Web site. On some of our Web site, however, we use third-party web analytics services, such as Google Analytics. These services may rely upon technologies such as cookies, web server logs and web beacons to help us analyze how visitors reach and interact with our Web site. The information collected through these means (including IP address) is disclosed to or collected directly by these service providers. We do not block nor identify "do not track" signals sent by your browser or other mechanism that provides you a choice regarding the collection of personally identifiable information about your online activities over time and across third party Web sites and online services. More information on Google Analytics can be found at www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.
How We Use the Personal Information We Collect
We may use the personal information we collect to:
- Verify your identity;
- Provide, administer and communicate with you about products, services, and events;
- Create, administer and communicate with you about your online account or subscription;
- Process, evaluate and respond to your requests, inquiries and applications;
- Provide and administer communications tools available through our sites;
- Operate, evaluate and improve our business (including developing new products and services; managing our communications; performing market research; managing our advertising and marketing; analyzing our products, services and our sites; administering our sites; and performing accounting, auditing, billing, reconciliation and collection activities);
- Protect against and prevent fraud, unauthorized activity, claims and other liabilities;
- To protect the rights, safety, privacy or property of CSS, employees, customers or others;
If we use personal information for purposes other than those described above, we will provide specific notice at the time of collection and request your approval.
Sharing of Information
We may share personal information with our service providers to conduct CSS business needs or as required or permitted by law.
We share personal information with our service providers who perform services on our behalf, and require them to use it solely to conduct business needs as instructed by CSS. They are not allowed to use or disclose the information except as permitted in our agreements with them. For example, we provide personal information to third parties such as technology providers to enable such third parties to perform business and technical support functions for us. We may disclose information about you (i) if we are required or permitted to do so by law or legal process, such as a court order; (ii) in response to a request by law enforcement authorities or regulatory agencies; or (iii) when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity.
As with any other business function or CSS systems, personal information may be disclosed or transferred as part of a CSS merger, acquisition or organizational restructuring. We reserve the right to transfer personal information in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets. Should such an event occur, we will use reasonable efforts to direct the transferee to use personal information you have provided to us on our Web site in a manner that is consistent with this Online Privacy Notice.
Other than what we’ve described above, we do not sell or otherwise disclose personal information we collect on our website.
Your Rights and Choices
We offer you certain choices about how we communicate with you and what information we collect from you. We enable you to update the personal information you have provided, inform us of your communications preferences or limit any marketing materials you may receive from CSS.
Please contact us as described in the How To Contact Us section below to update your preferences, ask us to remove your information from our mailing lists or submit other inquiries related to your information. Business contacts may be required to receive certain information in the course of doing business with CSS.
How We Protect Personal Information
We maintain reasonable administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect the personal information we collect on our Web site against accidental, unlawful or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure or use. Nevertheless, safeguards are not guarantees and transmission via the Internet is may not be completely secure and we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information collected through our website.
Links to Other Websites, Features, and Embedded Content
For your convenience and information, our website may provide links to other websites, third party information or non-CSS services. These third party websites operate independently from CSS, and their use of information is governed by their own notices and policies. We strongly suggest you review their notices if you visit any linked website or pages containing content hosted by other organizations. Inasmuch as third party websites are not controlled by CSS, we are not responsible for their content, any use of their website, or their privacy practices.
Updates to Our Online Privacy Notice
This Online Privacy Notice may be updated periodically and without prior notice to you to reflect changes in our business practices. We will post a prominent notice on our website to notify you of any significant changes to this Online Privacy Notice, indicate when it was most recently updated and its effective date. Unless otherwise stated, changes in our personal information practices are immediately applicable to you upon publication of the revised Online Privacy Notice.
We may update this Notice from time to time and any changes will be effective immediately upon posting of the revised privacy notice. We encourage you to review our Privacy Notice each time you visit our site.
How to Contact Us
If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Notice, please contact us:
Information – Privacy
Common Securitization Solutions, LLC
7501 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 300W
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Effective: November 15, 2018