Privacy Policies

Privacy Policies

Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of
Privacy applies to www.cord.org and Center for Occupational Research and
Development and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of
this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to Center
for Occupational Research and Development include www.cord.org, CORD,
www.preparingtechnicians.org. The www.preparingtechnicians.org website is a
educational news and information site. By using the CORD www.preparingtechnicians.org website, you
consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

In order to better provide you with products and services offered on our
Site, CORD may collect personally identifiable information, such as your:

  • First and Last Name
  • Mailing Address
  • E-mail Address
  • Phone Number
  • Employer
  •  Job Title

If you purchase CORD’s products and services, we collect billing and
credit card information. This information is used to complete the
purchase transaction.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally
identifiable information or personally sensitive data through CORD’s
public message boards, this information may be collected and used by
others.

We do not collect any personal information about you unless you
voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide
certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain
products or services available on the Site. These may include: (a)
registering for an account on our Site; (b) entering a sweepstakes or
contest sponsored by us or one of our partners; (c) signing up for
special offers from selected third parties; (d) sending us an email
message; (e) submitting your credit card or other payment information
when ordering and purchasing products and services on our Site. To wit,
we will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with
you in relation to services and/or products you have requested from us.
We also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in
the future.

Use of your Personal Information
CORD collects and uses your personal information to operate its
website(s) and deliver the services you have requested.

CORD may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you
of other products or services available from CORD and its affiliates.

Sharing Information with Third Parties

CORD does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.

CORD may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical
analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or
arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using
your personal information except to provide these services to CORD, and
they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

CORD may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required
to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is
necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal
process served on CORD or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or
property of CORD; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect
the personal safety of users of CORD, or the public.

Automatically Collected Information
Information about your computer hardware and software may be
automatically collected by CORD. This information can include: your IP
address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website
addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to
maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics
regarding use of the CORD website.

Use of Cookies
The CORD website may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online
experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by
a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver
viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can
only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience
feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web
server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you
personalize CORD pages, or register with CORD site or services, a cookie
helps CORD to recall your specific information on subsequent visits.
This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such
as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to
the same CORD website, the information you previously provided can be
retrieved, so you can easily use the CORD features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers
automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser
setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline
cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive
features of the CORD services or websites you visit.

Links
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are
not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other
sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and
to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects
personally identifiable information.

Security of your Personal Information

CORD secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or
disclosure. CORD uses the following methods for this purpose:

 SSL Protocol
When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted
to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such
as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.

We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against
unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless
network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we
strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a)
there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet
which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy
of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through
this Site cannot be guaranteed.

Right to Deletion
Subject to certain exceptions set out below, on receipt of a verifiable
request from you, we will:

  • Delete your personal information from our records; and
  • Direct any service providers to delete your personal information from
    their records.

Please note that we may not be able to comply with requests to delete
your personal information if it is necessary to:

  • Complete the transaction for which the personal information was
    collected, fulfill the terms of a written warranty or product recall
    conducted in accordance with federal law, provide a good or service
    requested by you, or reasonably anticipated within the context of our
    ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform a contract
    between you and us;
  • Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive,
    fraudulent, or illegal activity; or prosecute those responsible for that
    activity;
  • Debug to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended
    functionality;
  • Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise
    his or her right of free speech, or exercise another right provided for
    by law;
  • Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act;
  • Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or
    statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other
    applicable ethics and privacy laws, when our deletion of the information
    is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of
    such research, provided we have obtained your informed consent;
  • Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with your
    expectations based on your relationship with us;
  • Comply with an existing legal obligation; or
  • Otherwise use your personal information, internally, in a lawful
    manner that is compatible with the context in which you provided the
    information.

Children Under Thirteen
CORD does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from
children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of
thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use
this website.

Disconnecting your CORD Account from Third Party Websites
You will be able to connect your CORD account to third party accounts.
BY CONNECTING YOUR CORD ACCOUNT TO YOUR THIRD PARTY ACCOUNT, YOU
ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU ARE CONSENTING TO THE CONTINUOUS RELEASE
OF INFORMATION ABOUT YOU TO OTHERS (IN ACCORDANCE WITH YOUR PRIVACY
SETTINGS ON THOSE THIRD PARTY SITES). IF YOU DO NOT WANT INFORMATION
ABOUT YOU, INCLUDING PERSONALLY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION, TO BE SHARED IN
THIS MANNER, DO NOT USE THIS FEATURE. You may disconnect your account
from a third party account at any time. Users may learn how to
disconnect their accounts from third-party websites by visiting their
“My Account” page. Users may also contact us via email or telephone.

E-mail Communications
From time to time, CORD may contact you via email for the purpose of
providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations,
surveys, and/or other general communication. In order to improve our
Services, we may receive a notification when you open an email from CORD
or click on a link therein.

If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional
communications via email from CORD, you may opt out of such
communications by Customers may unsubscribe from emails by “replying
STOP” or “clicking on the UNSUBSCRIBE button.”.

Changes to this Statement
CORD reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time.
We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat
personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address
specified in your account, by placing a prominent notice on our site,
and/or by updating any privacy information on this page. Your continued
use of the Site and/or Services available through this Site after such
modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgment of the modified
Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by that Policy.

Contact Information
CORD welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of
Privacy. If you believe that CORD has not adhered to this Statement,
please contact CORD at:

Center for Occupational Research and Development
4901 Bosque Blvd., 2nd Floor
Waco, Texas 76710
Email Address: policy@cord.org
Telephone number: 254-772-8756

Effective as of July 24, 2020