Cross Cultural Communications, Inc. ("Cross Cultural Communications") operates CCCInterpreting.com and may operate other websites. It is Cross Cultural Communications's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Cross Cultural Communications collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Cross Cultural Communications's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Cross Cultural Communications's visitors use its website. From time to time, Cross Cultural Communications may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Cross Cultural Communications also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on CCCInterpreting.com blogs/sites. Cross Cultural Communications only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Cross Cultural Communications's websites choose to interact with Cross Cultural Communications in ways that require Cross Cultural Communications to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Cross Cultural Communications gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at CCCInterpreting.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Cross Cultural Communications are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Cross Cultural Communications collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Cross Cultural Communications. Cross Cultural Communications does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Cross Cultural Communications may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Cross Cultural Communications may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Cross Cultural Communications does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Cross Cultural Communications discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Cross Cultural Communications's behalf or to provide services available at Cross Cultural Communications's websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Cross Cultural Communications's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Cross Cultural Communications will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Cross Cultural Communications discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Cross Cultural Communications believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Cross Cultural Communications, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Cross Cultural Communications website and have supplied your email address, Cross Cultural Communications may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with Cross Cultural Communications and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Cross Cultural Communications takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Cross Cultural Communications, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Cross Cultural Communications goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Cross Cultural Communications may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.