At CQI Associates, we respect and protect the privacy of our customers and those who use our website. The following Privacy Statement provides details about how your personal information is collected and used. This privacy statement applies to the CQI Associates website, products and services that are located in, but not limited to the cqiassociates.com and cqienergy.com domains.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this privacy statement, you should first contact CQI Associates as described below.
Information Collection and Use by CQI Associates
CQI Associates is the sole owner of information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. CQI Associates collects information from our users at several different points on our website.
Our website offers several opportunities for visitors to register for promotional and informational mailings, online webinars and resources, and for assistance in evaluating our products and services. Our registration forms enable users to opt-in to CQI Associates “Constant Contact” mailing lists and require users to give contact information (such as name and email address). We use this contact information to send information about our company and our products and services. Notice is given at the point of collection to enable users to choose whether or not they consent to the usage terms. Those who have signed up and subsequently wish to withdraw their participation may opt-out of receiving future mailings at any time (see the choice/opt-out section below).
Security and Privacy
We take every precaution to protect the confidentiality and security of your personal information by using industry-recognized security safeguards such as firewalls, coupled with carefully developed security procedures to protect your information from loss, misuse or unauthorized alteration. When we collect sensitive account information such as credit card numbers, we protect its transmission through the use of encryption such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
CQI Associates takes care to reinforce the importance of our website visitors’ security and privacy among our employees. Our employees are trained and required to safeguard your information and, using physical, electronic and procedural safeguards, we restrict access to personal information to those employees and agents for business purposes only. Additionally, we use internal and external resources to review the adequacy of our security procedures.
We will never share, sell, or rent your personal information with third parties for their promotional use. Occasionally, we enter into contracts with third parties so that they can assist us in servicing you (for example, providing customer service). The contracts prohibit them from using any of your personal information for their own purposes, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information we provide to them. Lastly, we may disclose or report personal information in limited circumstances where we believe in good faith that disclosure is required under the law. For example, we may be required to disclose personal information to cooperate with regulators or law enforcement authorities, to comply with a legal process such as court order, subpoena, search warrant, or law enforcement request.
CQI Associates uses Constant Contact for our newsletters and ongoing customer communication. Constant Contact's Anti-Spam Policy tolerates only permission-based email See http://www.constantcontact.com/uidocs/CCSpamPolicy.jsp. Users always have the opportunity to opt-out or change preferences via a link in the footer of all non-transactional email messages. These options are made available when you sign-up for our email lists and in email messages delivered from our company. Alternatively, you may email Constant Contact at firstname.lastname@example.org or CQI directly at email@example.com. In addition, anyone receiving emails from CQI Associates always has the opportunity to opt-out of email messages via the opt-out link included in the link in the footer of the message. If you believe that you have received an unsolicited commercial email from CQI Associates, you may report it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some of our sites provide links to third-party websites, such as those of our business partners and online advertising partners. While on these sites, CQI Associates or its partners may collect information about you. Because CQI Associates does not control the information policies or practices of these third parties, you should review their privacy policies to learn more about how they collect and use personally identifiable information.
Notification of Changes
We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page.This policy is in effect as of February 2011. http://privacy-policy.truste.com/click-with-confidence/eusafe/en/www.constantcontact.com
CQI Associates, LLC
P.O. Box 825
Columbia, MD 21044