Privacy Policy

April 10, 2018

The Colegas Group respects the privacy of its members and other visitors to its Web site. The Colegas Group strongly believes that if electronic commerce and online activities are to flourish, consumers must be assured that information provided online is used responsibly and appropriately. To protect online privacy, The Colegas Group and its subsidiaries have implemented the following policy.

What Information Does the Colegas Group Collect?

The data that the Colegas Group collects is used only to help us better serve our users. It is our general policy to collect only personal information that our members and visitors knowingly provide. If our Privacy Policy should require extensive changes, we will notify users by e-mail or a special announcement placed on the Web site.

From General Users
The Colegas Group does not collect any personal information from users browsing its Web site. Only aggregate data — such as the number of hits per page — are collected. Aggregate data is only used for internal reporting and marketing purposes and does not provide any personally identifying visitor information.

From the Colegas Group’s Clients, and Other Customers
To gain access to members-only resources and personalization features on ColegasGroup.com, members and other users are asked to register and provide their information. This information is submitted voluntarily. The Colegas Group asks users to provide basic information to generate an online profile. Similar information may be submitted to the Colegas Group through membership applications, and other registrations for current and future offerings through the site. Additionally, for some e-mails sent in HTML format by the Colegas Group to its members through its listservs and electronic newsletters, we will collect specific information primarily for internal reporting and marketing purposes. For those emails, the Colegas Group will monitor whether a recipient subsequently clicks through to links provided in the message. Other information collected through this medium includes: email address of a user, the date and time of the user’s “click,” a message number, name of the list from which the message was sent, tracking URL number and destination page. The Colegas Group only uses this information to enhance its products and distribution of those products to its members. This information is not sold or distributed in any other manner.

How Does the Colegas Group Use Data Collected?

The Colegas Group uses information voluntarily submitted by members and other customers in the following ways:

The Colegas Group Member Services and Products
Generally, the Colegas Group and its direct subsidiaries use data collected to improve its own web content; to respond to visitors’ interests, needs and preferences; and to develop new products and services.

Disclosures to Third Parties
The Colegas Group also makes member contact information available through the Colegas Group Membership Directory to other members using its Web site. In addition, the Colegas Group incorporates information users provide into the Membership Directory that it provides to members.

Consent to Use Personal Information
For the purposes of the Data Protection Act(s) 1984 and 1998 (as applicable), the Colegas Group or its agents must store, host and otherwise process the information (including personal data) supplied by the user when registering for this Web site. The Colegas Group may send such data outside the European Economic Area for processing. If you reside in the European Union, please indicate your consent that the personal information you have provided may be transferred and stored in countries outside of the EU, including the United States. User supplies as defined above when registering for the Web site in order to allow the Colegas Group (or its designated agents) to use the information to send the User direct email updates, news, occasional internal promotions, and third party products and services.

Credit Card Account Information
The Colegas Group does not disclose credit card account information provided by its members and customers. When members and customers choose to pay using their credit cards, the Colegas Group submits the information needed to obtain payment to the appropriate clearinghouse. All credit card processing, data collection, data storage and security is the responsibility of a third-party credit card management service. Processing of credit cards is done with the third-party service and website. The Colegas Group is not involved in credit card processing in any way.

How Does the Colegas Group Use Cookies?

Cookies are files that contain information created by a web server that can be stored on a User’s hard disk for use either during a particular session (“per-session” cookie) or for future use (“persistent” cookie). The Colegas Group uses cookies only to facilitate automated activity, store and track user browsing data, determine appropriate solicitations, and review navigation patterns. Cookies are not used to disseminate significant information about users over the Internet or to analyze any information that users have knowingly or unknowingly provided. When a user registers, the system will ask whether the user approves of the attachment of a cookie. Users may instruct their Internet browsers to opt out of accepting a “persistent” cookie and rather accept only a “per-session” cookie but this may require new login input each time they visit the site to enjoy the full benefits. If the user declines the attachment of any cookie, the user may not have access to the full benefits of the website. Registration enables the site to better determine members’ interest areas and provide the most relevant information.

What About Minors on The Site?

We do not provide services or sell products to minors. If you are below the age of 18, you may use our website only with the permission and active involvement of a parent or legal guardian. If you are a minor, please do not provide us or other website visitors with any personal information.

What Privacy Issues Arise with Links To Other Sites?

This Web site contains links to other web sites. The Colegas Group has no control over and is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of such sites.

What Means of Redress Are Available?

If any user believes that the Colegas Group has handled its personal information in a manner that does not comply with this privacy statement, they may contact us by e-mailing to MemberServices@ColegasGroup.com.