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Modifications to this Policy
DEPRS International is located in the Africa . If you are providing personally identifiable information and are not a resident of the Africa, your country’s laws governing data collection and use may differ from those in the Africa, in particular, the U.S. may not provide the same level of protections as those in your own country. By providing information to DEPRS, you are transferring your personal data to the Africa, and you consent to the transfer to, retention of and processing of your data in the Africa.
Collection of Personally Identifiable Information
DEPRS collects and maintains a variety of personally identifiable information, including email addresses, phone numbers, credit card and other payment information, business and home addresses, as well as demographic information such as courses or areas of study in which you may be interested. DEPRS collects information directly from you through, for example, online registration forms, as well as offline, through exam or event registration forms. Information is collected and maintained from members, exam candidates, those who have been certified by DEPRS, applicants, event attendees, speakers, participants in DEPRS programs, purchasers of DEPRS products and services, current and past web site users, survey respondents, and others. To the extent that information requested is not required for your participation in a given DEPRS program, you will be told which information is optional. Should you fail to provide optional information, certain DEPRS programs or features may not be available to you.
DEPRS may also maintain information about you that you do not directly provide, whether it is information received from third parties, such as business partners who provide exam administration services, or information DEPRS collects about your activities. For example, DEPRS keeps track of which events you have attended, which exams you have taken, which boards and committees you have served on, and which offices you have held.
Passive Online Data Collection
Online Professional Networking Features – Public Display of Information
Online web site users should be aware that our professional networking features are public in nature, thus any contributions and postings you make to our Sites will be viewable by other web site users, and will be associated with the personally identifiable information in your public profile (which includes your name, user name, and other optional information you may choose to include). If you decide to participate in our professional networking features, keep in mind that your personally identifiable information (for example, your name and online name), along with any substantive information you disclose in the communication you decide to post, will be publicly accessible and viewable by others who visit that area. In addition, we may highlight certain users’ postings or contributions to other members of the professional networking features. For example, those who participate actively in our social networking features, like contributing materials and engaging in certain online activities, will be listed as “active members” in a roster that is viewable by all other registered users. It is possible that your posting may result in unsolicited messages from third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of DEPRS, and DEPRS makes no guaranties about the discoverability of your identity.
Use, Sharing and Retention of Personally Identifiable Information
DEPRS uses personally identifiable information for the purposes described at the time of collection or as otherwise described to you, to process your requests, and to report to others about whether you are certified or not. DEPRS also publishes the names, titles, country and business affiliations of officers, committee members and others who have assisted with initiatives or projects. DEPRS also uses your information, as permitted by law, to provide you with information about DEPRS, our products and services or other products and services in which we believe you may be interested, or for other legitimate DEPRS business purposes, including order processing, processing of certification or membership applications, or registering you for event or training programs. We may also use your personally identifiable information to tailor your experience at our sites, to compile and display content and information that we think you might be interested in, and to provide you with content according to such preferences.
DEPRS may share personally identifiable information with third parties for legitimate business purposes, including for the following reasons or in the following circumstances:
vendors or third-parties who deliver or provide goods and services or otherwise act on behalf of or at the direction of DEPRS, which third parties include, for example, exam testing agencies and training providers and partners, product-fulfillment companies, third-party event hosts, other third parties who may provide services on web sites that are accessible from links on one of our Sites, and credit card companies processing payment;
To DEPRS volunteers and board members;
To DEPRS chapters, the IT Governance Institute, and if you participate in our “Enterprise Participation Program,” your information will be shared with your organization’s program coordinator;
If you are an event attendee, speaker, or sponsor, certain of your information will be included in the event roster, which roster will be publicly disclosed, and may also be shared with third-party event sponsors and exhibitors;
If you use our Career Center services, your information may be accessible to potential employers or recruiters;
To those who wish to determine if you are certified, your certification status will be shared with those who inquire;
To investigate potentially fraudulent or questionable activities;
In anticipation of and in the course of an actual or potential sale, reorganization, consolidation, merger, or amalgamation of all or part of our business or operations; and
When we believe it is necessary to cooperate with law enforcement or in response to a government request, including if specifically requested or required, as otherwise permitted by law, and for other valid DEPRS business purposes.
DEPRS also may use your profile information on an aggregate basis – without personal identifiers – to provide third parties with information, such as to help us develop new features and content for the Sites, and to provide Sponsors and others with aggregate information about our users and the usage patterns of the Sites.
DEPRS retains personally identifiable information for as long as necessary for its legitimate business purposes, and as otherwise permitted by applicable law.
DEPRS uses reasonable measures to safeguard sensitive personally identifiable information, which measures are appropriate to the type of information maintained, and follows applicable laws regarding safeguarding any such information under our control. In addition, in some areas of our Sites, DEPRS may use Secure Socket Layer (“SSL”) or Transport Layer Security (“TLS”) encryption technology to enhance data privacy and help prevent loss, misuse, or alteration of the information under DEPRS control.
DEPRS cannot guarantee, however, that your information will remain secure. The Internet by its nature is a public forum, and DEPRS encourages you to use caution when disclosing information online. Often, you are in the best situation to protect yourself online. You are responsible for protecting your username and password from third party access, and for selecting passwords that are secure.
Links to Third-Party Sites
Your Privacy Rights Relating to Certain Information Disclosures
If you have an established business relationship with us you may request from us a list of the categories of personal information we have disclosed to third parties for those third parties’ marketing purposes, and a list of all third parties to whom we have shared that information. We will include in that list the names and addresses of the third parties who received the information and used it (or who we believe may have used it) for their own marketing purposes.
To exercise your rights, you may make one request each year by emailing us at privacy@DEPRS.org or writing us at the address listed in the “How to Contact DEPRS and Modify Your Information Preferences” section below. Indicate in your letter that you are making a “Shine the Light” inquiry. Responses to requests sent to this email address or the mailing address listed below will be provided within 30 days.
How to Contact DEPRS and Modify Your Information or Preferences
help us keep your personal information up to date, or to request access to the personal information DEPRS maintains about you, contact customer service Or, if you are a registered user of one of our Sites, you may go online to your personal profile and update your information in that area.
DEPRS does not believe its Sites are appealing to children, nor are they directed to children under 13. DEPRS does not knowingly collect personally identifiable data from persons under the age of 13, and strives to comply with the provisions of COPPA (The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act). If you are a parent of a child under 13, and you believe that your child has provided us with information about him or herself, please contact us at privacy@DEPRS.org.