CDC Corporation ("CDC") is committed to protecting any personal information that you, as a visitor to our websites, may provide to us. In particular, we believe it is important for you to know how we treat information about you that we may receive from our websites.
Collection of Information
For each visitor to our websites, our web server may automatically recognize and store information, such as the visitor's IP address/domain name combination. When you visit our websites or advertisements appearing thereon, or use one or more of our website services, we may use an industry-wide technology called "cookies" which stores certain information on your computer and which will allow us to customize your experience to better match your interests and preferences, or to simply facilitate your signing in to use the services. Most browsers will allow you to erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block acceptance of cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. However, if you block or erase cookies, we may not be able to restore any preferences or customization settings you previously specified, and our ability to personalize your online experience would be limited. Please refer to your browser instructions or "help" screen to learn more about these functions.
Additionally, we may ask you to provide "personal information," meaning individually identifiable information that you provide on our websites such as your e-mail address, name, mailing address, telephone number, social security number, credit card number, or persistent identifier (such as a customer number held in a cookie) which is associated with individually identifiable information, to enable you to participate in activities, to fill out a registration, or to order products and services using these websites. If you provide us with personal information, you shall have the right, on reasonable prior notice, to inspect, change, amend, or delete such information. Instructions on how to update personal information will be given at the point of data collection.
Use of Collected Information
Domain name information that we collect is not used to personally identify you and instead is aggregated to measure the number of visits, average time spent on the site, pages viewed, etc. We use this information to measure the use of our web site and to improve the content of our web site.
We use the personal information you provide only to respond to your inquiry or to process your request (such as to receive electronic annual reports or to be added to our supplier diversity database). This information may be shared with other CDC businesses, but only if necessary to fulfil your request or for related purposes.
We may share the personal information you provide with other companies we have hired to provide services for us. These companies - our vendors - are contractually bound to use personal information we share with them only to perform the services we have hired them to provide. We do not share, sell, or lease personal information about you to any third-parties for their marketing use. We will release information about you if you direct us to do so, if we are required by law to do so, or in other legally limited circumstances (for example, to protect your account from fraud).
If you register with one of CDC's business units online, they may use this information to provide you with custom information about CDC's offerings in support of your business needs.
Links to Other Sites
CDC's websites may contain links to other sites such as CDC business associates and sales affiliates. While we try to link only to websites that share our high standards and respect for privacy, we are not responsible for the content, security, or privacy practices employed by other websites.
Security of Collected Information
We maintain strict physical, electronic, and administrative safeguards to protect your personal information from unauthorized or inappropriate access. We restrict access to information about you to those CDC employees who need to know the information to respond to your inquiry or request. Employees who misuse personal information are subject to disciplinary action.
Children Under the Age of 13
Our websites are not intended for persons under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly solicit or collect personal information from or about children, and we do not knowingly market our products or services to children.
Changes to this Policy