1) INTRODUCTION AND SCOPE
CDS operates the Site from the United States of America and, regardless of your place of residence or access location, your use of the Sites is governed by the laws of the State of New York, USA. Users who access or use the Sites from other locations consent to the transfer and processing of their data in the United States of America and any other jurisdiction throughout the world.
Our Sites are intended for general audiences over the age of 16 years old. We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 16 years old. IF YOU ARE NOT AT LEAST 16 YEARS OLD, DO NOT USE THE SERVICES.
The Sites may include links to third-party websites. Clicking on those links will lead you to the scopes of other parties. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy practices.
2) INFORMATION COLLECTED
We do not track our users, and do not collect user identifiable information. All cookies used by our service are generic cookie meant to provide convenience, and none of those cookies are designed to track our users.
You may provide personal information to us, if you choose to request to receive certain communications from us, submit a help request, a customer service inquiry or other inquiry to us, or contact us about employment opportunities posted on the Sites. We don’t use such information beyond reasonable business needs to serve our users.
3) HOW WE USE COLLECTED DATA
We collect very limited data to improve our service. And we do not sell and share such data to any third-parties. We use the information collected in following ways.
Improving search quality: we analyze user submitted queries and result clicks. That way we know what users are looking for, and use such information to improve our search quality.
Exercising our rights: we may use data collected to exercise our legal rights where it is necessary to do so, for example to detect, prevent and respond to fraud claims, intellectual property infringement claims or violations of law or our Terms of Service.
Protect our service: hacking and network attacks are some of the intimidations faced by all companies, especially companies that offer internet related service. To effectively detect such attack, we need to accumulate traffic data from ip addresses and users. We reserve the right to take such measure to protect our service. But data collected this way will not be used to track users.
We take the security of user data seriously and use appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your information against unauthorized or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage. We also limit access to information to employees who reasonably need access to it to provide products or services.
We retain the information we collect for as long as necessary to fulfill the purpose and for the purpose of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. To determine the appropriate retention period for personal information we process, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your information, the purposes for which we process the data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
6) CONTACT INFORMATION
Century Data Service, Inc
Attn: Privacy & Security Officer
PO Box 2174
Middletown, NY 10940