Privacy Policy

Website Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy sets out the manner in which (ISC)² US Military Germany Chapter (“(ISC)² USMG”, “we”, “us”, “our”) collects, uses, discloses and otherwise manages personal information of visitors of https://isc2chapter-usmilitarygermany.org/, https://isc2chapter-usmg.org, and https://isc2usmg.org (all referred to as the “Site”). Because we are committed to respect, the privacy of our users and because the success of the Site is dependent on building and maintaining goodwill with our users, we are committed to implementing measures designed to respect and protect your privacy. Moreover, we see it as our responsibility to set an example, and to help establish standards for privacy on the Internet. This policy does not apply to the use of products and services provided by us on behalf of our sponsors.

(ISC)² USMG reviews its privacy practices from time to time. If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on our Site so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. To contact us about privacy issues, to report a violation of our Privacy Policy, or to raise any other issue, please e-mail us at privacy@isc2chapter-usmg.org.

The Personal Information We Collect

You may visit our Site without providing any of your personal information to us. At this time, the only personal information that we collect through our Site is personal information that you voluntarily provide to us through the “Contact Us” portion of the Site or through registration and RSVPs.

We may also automatically collect general anonymous information related to your use of our Site, such as the date and time you visit the Site and the pages you visit on the Site. Our servers may also automatically collect information about the type of browser you use and the name of your Internet Service Provider. In addition, we may collect “cookie” information from your browser to identify your computer and provide us with a record of your visits to our Site (Collectively, the foregoing is referred to as “Usage Data”). The technology is used to gather “cookie” information that is provided by the Internet browser you use and is stored on your computer.

How We Use (and Do Not Use) the Personal Information

Any personal information you provide to us when you send us an email is used solely to identify who you are and to respond to the purpose for which you submitted the message. We use Usage Data for the purposes of monitoring and improving the use and features of the Website.

Third-Party Links

The Site contains links to other Internet web sites, which may include co-branded or other affiliated sites. These linked sites have separate and independent privacy policies which we recommend you read carefully. We have no control over such sites and therefore have no responsibility or liability for the manner in which the organizations who operate such linked sites may collect, use, disclose or otherwise treat your personal information.

Nevertheless, in the event you encounter any third party associated with the Site (or who claims association with the Site) who you feel is improperly collecting or using information about you, please contact privacy@isc2chapter-usmg.org and we will be happy to forward your message to the third party.

Security of Personal Information

We will maintain your personal information in secure data storage to safeguard it from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. We will maintain the strict confidentiality of all personal information collected and will only disclose such information on a confidential basis to Officers and members of the Board of Directors of (ISC)² US Military Germany Chapter who require such information for the purposes set out above. We will only keep your personal information for as long as it remains necessary or relevant for the purposes stated above or as otherwise required by law.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, you should be aware that, unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be secure. As a result, (ISC)² US Military Germany Chapter does not represent, warrant or guarantee that personal information will be protected against loss, misuse or alteration and does not accept any liability for personal information submitted by you, nor for your or third parties’ use or misuse of personal information.

Changing or deleting personal information

If you would like to have your personally identifiable information removed from the Site’s database, please contact us at privacy@isc2chapter-usmg.org and we will use reasonable efforts to comply with your request. Keep in mind, however, that there may be residual information that will remain within the Site’s databases, access logs, and other records, which may or may not contain such personally identifiable information.

What is the GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a comprehensive regulation that unifies data protection in all EU countries. It directly applies in all EU member states. The GDPR has a very broad territorial scope and will apply to any organization that manages the personal data of individuals who are based in the EU, regardless where the organization is registered. Non-compliance leads to severe consequences. The GDPR requires organizations to implement reasonable data protection measures to protect the personal data of consumers and employees against data loss or exposure. To achieve that goal, the law regulates all areas related to data management and processing, from obtaining user consent to setting up company-wide data protection practices and handling data breach incidents. This overview helps you to explore why the GDPR highlights encryption as an important technology measure to safeguard data. It also details how encryption, especially end-to-end encryption, helps your business manage data in the cloud in a GDPR compliant way.

How does this effect me?

We respect your privacy and intend to only send emails to you for meeting notices, general announcements, and membership dues. We intend to safeguard your data as per GDPR guidelines. If you do not OPT-IN, you will no longer receive any notifications of meetings and will need to visit our website to know of any upcoming CPE-earning events. As you wish, please respond to the JotForm for each email you may have received this on.

Is this permanent?

No, whatever decision you make is not permanent. Should you desire to change your mind about receiving notifications, simply contact privacy@isc2chapter-usmg.org and let us know your preferences along with your active email address(es).