Certain transactions and services offered while visiting
Information we collect about you.
When you use the Internet, your web browser or client software may transmit certain information to the servers that host the websites you visit. The information may include the unique number assigned to your server or Internet connection, the capabilities and features of your computer, your geographic location, and your movement within and interaction with the website, including what pages you look at and what information you download. When you visit CMS Group Inc. Web Sites, our servers collect such information. We use this information to generate aggregate statistics about visitors to CMS Group Inc Web Sites.
Personal Identifying Information
We only collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us. "Personal Information" is information through which you can be identified. The Personal Information that we collect through CMS Group Inc Web Sites or we obtain from our strategic partners depends on the nature of your online activity, such as whether you make reservations, participate in a contest, apply for employment, seek information on weddings or meetings, register as a meeting planner, register as a vendor, or provide customer feedback or suggestions. For example, Personal Information that we collect from you when you make a reservation or transaction may include your name, company, address, home telephone number, work telephone number, e-mail address, fax number, credit card information, purchase and reservation information, and other information that you voluntarily provide. When you complete an employment application, we may also collect your Social Security number, previous addresses, previous names, convictions for felonies, whether you can provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States, present and past employment, military service, education and training, skills, languages, family members who work for us, and other information listed in the online application form.
The Personal Information is collected by e-mail, through online forms, and through your activities on CMS Group Web Sites. CMS Group Web Sites utilize Secure Sockets Layer (“SSL”), which provides several layers of security for users of the CMS Group Web Sites. All data sent to and received from the CMS Group Web Sites in SSL mode is encrypted. This ensures that anyone who may be able to intercept and review the data transmitted will not be able to understand the data. SSL also enables you to verify the certificate of the CMS Group Web Sites so that you can ensure that the website is authentic.
A browser cookie is a small file saved on your hard drive when you visit certain websites. Browser cookies store information that a website may use for a variety of purposes such as to personalize your experience and to gather website statistical data, such as which pages you visit, what material you download, your Internet provider's domain name and country, and the addresses of web sites you visited immediately before, and after, visiting a particular web site. You can configure your browser to accept or reject browser cookies or to notify you when you are offered a cookie so you can accept or reject it.
How we use the information we collect
We may use the information collected by us or strategic partners: (1) for marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, notifying you of special promotions, offers and events via e-mail, mail, fax, and other means; (2) to process and fulfill reservations and make a record of reservations; (3) to enable us to contact you for confirmation or customer service or after you sign up for or participate in certain activities; (4) to respond to inquiries, complaints and other communications; and (5) for profiling or demographic purposes.
Disclosure of the information we collect
The choice regarding providing information.
General information is collected whenever you browse CMS Group Web Sites. The CMS Group Web Sites do not provide any means for opting out of providing general information when you browse CMS Group Web Sites. However, privacy software that prevents the disclosure of general information is commercially available.
You can browse CMS Group Web Sites without providing any Personal Information. However, providing Personal Information is required to use some of the services offered through the CMS Group Web Sites, including, but not limited to, making reservations, participating in contests, applying for employment, registering as a planner, registering as a vendor, obtaining information, and participating in certain programs. If you can opt-out of receiving certain communications, opt-out options will be indicated when they are available.