Providing worldwide interlaboratory testing since 1971
 

 

Collaborative Testing Services' Online Privacy Policy

We respect the privacy and security of your identifying information that we collect about you online. The following describes our privacy policy and practices with respect to that information.
 
First and foremost, we will not sell or rent your identifying information to outside parties for any reason.

By your registration to use or use of the Services, you consent to our collection and use of your identifying information and other information online by us in the manner set forth in this Online Privacy Policy. Please read this policy carefully. We may change this policy from time to time, and we will post those changes on this page. Please check back periodically. This policy will notify you of:

1. What is "identifying information";
2. What identifying information we collect about you through our online services;
3. Our use of cookies: what they are and how we use them;
4. Who is collecting the information;
5. How the information is used;
6. Who do we share the information with;
7. Your choices as to collection, use and distribution of your identifying information;
8. How you can correct inaccuracies in or update your information;
9. What security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of the information.

If you have any questions concerning our Online Privacy Policy, please contact us at

Privacy Policy
Collaborative Testing Services, Inc.
PO BOX 650820
Sterling VA 20165-0820

We can be reached via e-mail at info@cts-interlab.com
Or you can reach us by telephone at +1-571-434-1925.

1. What is "identifying information?"
Identifying information is information that can be used to identify you as a unique individual or organization, such as your name; e-mail or other address; telephone number; credit card number; and similar personal information.

2. What identifying information do we collect about you through our online services?
We collect identifying information about you in a number or different ways through our online Services.

When you register to use Services, we will ask for certain identifying information to confirm your identity as a person authorized to use the Services. This information is required to be complete and accurate at the time it is given, and to be updated so that it is at all times accurate and complete, as a condition of your continued ability to use the Services.

Once you have registered to use the Services, whenever you sign in to use the Services your personal identity is known to us. Other identifying information about you may be given to us by you in order to render the Services.

You may give your credit card number through the Services in order to pay your subscription fees. CTS does not process credit cards online, and your credit card information is not retained by us on this Web site.

If you send an e-mail message, we will receive your e-mail address and any other identifying information you may include in that message.

3. Our use of cookies: what they are and how we use them?
A cookie is a small data file that a web server sends to your web browser (your computer's hard drive) so it can be later read by the web server. We use cookies to help us identify you so that you are able to use Services that are restricted to authorized users. We may also use cookies for purposes such as tracking Web site or Services use, length and nature of use, number of members, traffic patterns and other business purposes. We may do this in an anonymous fashion (in a manner that does not attempt to identify the user); however, once you have registered to use our service, you are no longer anonymous to us when you use our Services.

When users or other visitors visit this Web site, our Web servers automatically record certain information and retain it in the Web servers’ logs. This information may include your IP address, domain name, browser type, date and time of the visit and similar information that is not normally considered “personally identifiable information”.

4. Who is collecting the information?
As explained above, we collect identifying information about you in connection with the provision of our Services.

5. How is the information used?
We use your identifying information that we collect through your use of the Services to process your order, provide you with support, allow you to use the Services offered on the Web site, and to help us improve our Services. We may share anonymous information, or information that is "aggregated," to better understand the users of our Services and enhance or improve our Services, but we will do so only in a manner that does not personally identify you.

6. Who do we share the information with?
We do not sell or rent your identifying information in the normal course of our business; however, if all or substantially all of our assets are sold to a third party, your identifying information will be included in the assets transferred. We may disclose identifying information to any third party if required to do so by law or regulation, or if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to:
(a) comply with legal process;
(b) enforce the Terms of Service;
(c) respond to claims that any content of any portion of the Services violated the rights of third parties; or
(d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of us, other Users or the public.

7. What are your choices regarding the collection, use and distribution of your information?
If we wish to collect, use or share your identifying information through our online Services in a way that is not provided in this Online Privacy Policy, we will notify you and you will always have the option of not permitting the collection, use or transfer. However, if such proposed collection, use or transfer is a condition of our provision of any of the Services, your refusal to grant permission may result in your inability to use all or a portion of the Services.

By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set or to reject all cookies. However, if you choose to reject all cookies or if you enable other software that prevents cookies from operating, you will be unable to use the Services.

8. How you can correct inaccuracies in or update your information?
Identifying information about you may be contained in an online database maintained in connection with provision of the Services. Your identifying information that is contained in any such database should be accessible by you online, if you wish to correct any inaccuracies, as long as you are an authorized User of the Services.

We may maintain our own separate databases in order to provide the Services, to which you will not have online access. If you wish to ask us about the identifying information that we may have collected about you and that is not available to you online, you should e-mail us at info@cts-interlab.com. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to comply with your request, and to update and/or correct any identifying information that is contained within such databases.

9. What security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of the information?
Access to the Services, including to databases containing identifying information, is password protected. Any personal information that you have posted in any portion of the Services should be accessible only by CTS and you and any others you have designated as authorized Users of the Services. It is the responsibility of each User to protect the User's password. Do not divulge it to anyone. Log off you computer or close your browser window to ensure that others cannot access your password.

We use industry-standard software, hardware and other measures, to protect the confidentiality, security and quality of information we collect, and to protect it from unauthorized access or disclosure or accidental loss, alteration or destruction. Due to the nature of the Internet and computer security, we cannot warrant or guarantee that security will never be breached.

 
 
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Collaborative Testing Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 650820, Sterling, Virginia, USA 20165-0820
Phone: 1-571-434-1925