Effective March 5, 2015
Generally, we collect Personal Information when you provide it directly to us and through website technology known as “cookies,” as further described in Section 4 below. The types of information we collect, and our use of that information, depends on whether you are a visitor to the Website or a registered user, and is further described below.
In order to gain full access to the Website, you must first be granted permission to access the content of the individual or entity that has ordered service from Cascade, as further described in the Terms of Service. During this access approval process, we may collect certain types of information about you from the Owner or Administrator that is granting you access, including your name, title, and email address. As a User, we will use the information you provide us to:
Once you begin using the Website through your Cascade account, you will have the opportunity to include additional information in your account information, such as biographical and contact information. The use of any additional information you provide will be consistent with our use of any Personal Information you provide during the access approval process.
You are not required to register with the Website or provide any Personal Information to us to simply visit and browse our Website. However, we may gather non-personal information about your visit solely for the purposes of monitoring and improving the Website.
Although no data transmission can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, Cascade maintains strict physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to guard your Personal Information. These safeguards are reasonably designed to:
Your information is located on secure servers and encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL). We use transport layer security (TLS) when you sign into the Cascade Website.
We will not disclose your Personal Information to third parties except to:
When you use our Website, we may collect certain information by automated or electronic means, using technologies such as cookies, pixel tags and web beacons, browser analysis tools, and web server logs. As you use the Website, your browser and devices communicate with servers managed by our business partners, our services providers or us to record the interactivity and to fulfill your requests for services and information.
The information from cookies and related technology is stored in web server logs and also in web cookies kept on your computers or devices, which are then transmitted back to our Website by your computers or devices. The cookies are managed by our business partners, our service providers, or us. For example, when you visit our Website, Cascade and our service providers may place cookies on your computers or devices. They also help us to detect certain kinds of fraud. A “cookie” is a small amount of information that a web server sends to your browser that stores information about your account, your preferences, and your use of the Website. Some cookies contain serial numbers that allow us to connect your Website activity with other information we store about you in your profile or as related to your interactions with the Website.
Some cookies are temporary, whereas others may be configured to last longer. “Session" cookies are temporary cookies used for various reasons, such as to manage page views. Your browser usually erases session cookies once you exit your browser. “Persistent” cookies are more permanent cookies that are stored on your computers or mobile devices even beyond when you exit your browser. We use persistent cookies for a number of purposes, such as retrieving certain information you have previously provided (such as your user id if you asked to be remembered), and storing your preferences (e.g., the way Website pages or information is displayed).
Pixel tags and web beacons are tiny graphic images placed on website pages or in our emails that allow us to determine whether you have performed specific actions. When you access these pages or open email messages, the pixel tags and web beacons generate a notice of that action to our service providers or us. These tools allow us to measure response to our communications and improve our Website and services.
We collect many different types of information from cookies and other technologies. For example, we may collect information from the devices you use to access our Website, your operating system type or mobile device model, browser type, domain, and other system settings, as well as the language your system uses and the country and time zone of your device. Browsers routinely send these types of information to web servers. Our server logs also record the IP addresses of the devices you use to interact with the Website. An IP address is a unique identifier that devices use to identify and communicate with each other on the Internet. We may also collect information about the website you were visiting before you came to our Website and the website you visit after you leave our Website, if this information is supplied to us by your browser.
In many cases the information we collect using cookies and other tools is used in non-identifiable ways and without any reference to Personal Information. For example, we use information we collect about Users to optimize our Website and understand its traffic and usage patterns. In other cases, we associate the information we collect using cookies and related technologies with Personal Information. In that case, this Privacy Statement governs how we use that information.
If you wish to opt out of having cookies set on your browser as described above, the only way to ensure that this happens is to manage the settings on your web browser to delete all cookies and disallow further acceptance of cookies. Note that disabling cookies may disable many of the features available through our Website. We therefore recommend that you leave cookies enabled.
Cascade sets and accesses our own cookies on our company-owned domains. In addition, we use 3rd parties like Google Analytics for website analytics. Google Analytics provides their own opt-out. Because there is no industry standard, Cascade does not currently recognize or respond to browser-initiated Do Not Track signals.
We provide you with the opportunity to opt out of having your Personal Information used for certain purposes when we ask for this information; however, this may limit your ability to fully use our Website. You may update your personal and security preferences by signing in to the Website with your Cascade account. You may also opt out of email and promotional communications by following the instructions included in each such communication or by emailing us as email@example.com.