The CNS Guild takes your privacy very seriously. We do not sell, share or rent any personally identifying information about you. If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy policy, please contact us.

Anonymous vs. Personally Identifiable Information
Information collected online is often defined as being either anonymous or personally identifiable. Anonymous information is information that cannot be tied to a specific individual. For example, we might know that 25,000 people visited in a month, which is "anonymous" information, but we do not know information such as the names or addresses of the visitors. Personally identifiable information is information that tells us specific information about a user. For example, if you provided your name and home address to us, that would be personally identifiable information.

Anonymous Information Gathered Automatically
Our web servers automatically collect and store anonymous information about your visit including, but not limited to:
  • The Internet domain name (for example, "" if you use a private internet access account, or "" if you connect from a university's domain) and IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the web) from which you access our web site.
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our site.
  • The date and time you access our site.
  • The click-through rates.
  • The amount of time that you spend on our site.
  • The pages you visit, and If you linked to this site from another web site, the address of that web site.

Personally Identifiable Information
In some areas of this Web site we ask for voluntary contact information from visitors. For example, in the Contact Us section of the site, you can email us for more information or with questions about the site. You must include contact information in your email if you desire a response. If you feel more comfortable contacting us via Postal Mail, telephone, or fax, please use the contact information given in the site.

Members of the CNS Guild are granted access to additional information on the Web site if they set up a profile. We store member’s full name, their membership identification number, their facility, and their username and password. We use this information to authenticate current users and allow new users to grant themselves access.

How We Use Information Collected
We use information collected from this site for several purposes:

  • We use the anonymous information gathered automatically by our web server to determine overall site traffic, popularity of areas of the site, what our users are looking for, and where our users are linking to us from. Aggregate information may be provided to our member organizations for statistical reporting.
  • If you are a member of the CNS Guild and elect to access the Members Only sections of the site, you will use your issued username and password to access the site. This username and password combination is issued through authenticating a user with their membership identification number.
  • If you contact us by e-mail with questions about our privacy policy or site, or a request for more information or publications, and request a response, we will use any personally identifiable contact information you provide to respond to your request. We will not contact you unless it is specifically requested and we will not use any personally identifiable information in any way not outlined in this privacy policy.
  • We will not provide any personally identifiable information to any third parties without your consent, except that we reserve the right to provide personally identifiable information to third parties if we reasonably believe that the release of information is necessary: (1) to comply with legal requirements or legal process; (2) to protect and defend the rights or property of the CNS Guild; or (3) to protect the other users of the site or the public.

Correcting or Deleting Submitted Information
If you feel any information submitted by you is incorrect, or if you wish to have us delete any information you have submitted to us, please contact us.

To determine if users are signed in as CNS Guild Members, we use a certain type of "cookie" - what is known as a "session" cookie. Cookies are data a Web site can send to your browser. Session cookies (also known as session variables) are kept in your browser's memory and are purged after your browser session is over. Session cookies are used to keep track of passwords, preferences, orders, and various other aspects of a user's "session" within a Web site. We do not make use of "persistent cookies" - another type of cookie that, when used, are stored on your hard drive and can be used to track Web users over time and across Web sites.

To protect your privacy, be sure to close your browser completely after you have finished conducting business with a Web site that uses cookies. If you are concerned about the potential use of information gathered from your computer by cookies, you can set your browser to prompt you before it accepts a cookie. Most Internet browsers have settings that let you identify and/or reject cookies. These settings are usually located under "Tools" on your browser toolbar.

Security and Intrusion Detection
For site security purposes, and to help make this site available to all users, we employ software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Be aware that no transmission of data over the Internet can be completely secure. We do not employ secure socket layer (SSL) encryption or like technology.

Notification of Changes
We may change this policy over time. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on the home page of this web site so our users are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. Your continued use of the site after these changes are posted constitutes your agreement to the changes with regard to any information collected.

International Users
Regardless of where you live or do business, by using this web site, you agree that we may collect, use, and transfer your information as described in this privacy policy.

Other Web Sites and Links
The website contains links to other Web sites. If you choose to use any of these links, you will be leaving our web site and going to a third party (external) web site. Protection of your privacy at these linked sites will be governed by the privacy policy at that third party site. We encourage you to read the privacy policies at these third party sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices at these third party sites, nor for the use of any information you may provide at these third party sites. <