Your use of our online resources may result in the collection of information about you by Certification of Disability Management Specialists (CDMS) Commission. Your privacy and protection are of utmost importance to the entire CDMS organization. Therefore, this policy has been established to communicate to you our commitment to your privacy as well as how your information will be used by our organization.
When you use the CDMS Commission's online resources, information may be collected in three different ways:
As indicated above, we will collect usage statistics from our Web server as one of several analysis methods employed to make our site more useful to our users. Again, this information will be collected and handled at the mass statistical level and will be anonymous. Individual statistics will not be collected.
No other analysis of information collected from our site will be performed.
Although we will make every effort to protect and preserve your privacy, we may need to disclose some or all of your information if required to do so by law or an order by judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on us or our website. In these cases, we will only share the information when we have a good-faith belief that doing so is necessary to legally comply.
In the event that the CDMS Commission merges with, is acquired by, or sells some of its assets to another company, the information that has been collected from this site will be transferred as part of the transaction.
In all other cases, the CDMS Commission will not share or distribute your personal information with any third party.
Communications from the CDMS Commission
The information collected from this site will be used to communicate with you.
You maintain the following rights concerning the personal information that we may collect through this site, and you may contact us to
At the time of the request, we reserve the right to ask that you provide proof of your identity. We also reserve the right to deny your request based on your inability to provide proof of identity.
Throughout our site, you will see links to other sites that are owned and operated by government, education, or other not-for-profit associations and organizations. This policy does not cover the information contained within or gathered by those sites, and we are not responsible for their privacy policies.
We have implemented reasonable technology and security policies to ensure the quality and integrity, as well as protect the security, of any personal information we may have collected from you. Our employees are obliged to respect your privacy and the confidentiality of your information.
Notification of Changes
The CDMS Commission retains the copyright for the content of this site unless otherwise noted.
Using Content from White Papers
The CDMS Commission's white papers are intended to be used as guidelines only. They are not intended to be legal advice. White papers may be used without change or explicit permission if properly cited as being the property of the CDMS Commission.
Reprint or Reuse of Information from this Site Without Change
Photographs and Graphics
The photographs and graphics on our website are not available for reproduction by third parties. Similar stock images are available for a fee from stock image sources.
When linking to the CDMS Commission website, Web managers should be aware that trademarks of the CDMS Commission are not available for posting or replication on third party websites without an agreement with the Commission. As part of the permission agreement for Web linking, third parties must post the following with any trademark, URL, or content from a Commission website:
The CDMS Commission is committed to protecting your privacy when you visit our website. Information we collect from you is used to improve our site, provide you a better experience, respond to your questions, and process your online donations.
We collect two types of information on our website:
Web Server Traffic Information. This information is used to determine the number of visitors to our site, visitors' lengths of stay, and sources of traffic. We collect aggregate data — or totals of those visiting from a domain — not information identifying individual users. We use this information to help improve our site and our service to you.
Personal Information Provided By You. We collect e-mail addresses and other personal information only when you provide it to us. If you fill out a form or survey, request information, or make a donation, we may collect your name, address, city, state, zip code, telephone number, and e-mail address.
Use of Personal Information
The CDMS Commission collects information on our website. We do not sell, trade, or rent our website visitors' personal information to anyone other than those outlined in this section. If you willingly provide us your personal information, the CDMS Commission may use it in the following ways:
E-mail Information Requests and Questions: When we respond to your e-mail requests or questions, we may collect your e-mail address and send you Commission e-mail bulletins or news. To opt out and remove your name from future e-mails, follow the unsubscribe instructions in the message.
By using the CDMS Commission website, you consent to the collection and use of the information described above. Any changes to this policy will be posted prior to their implementation.
The CDMS Commission works to ensure that the information provided on its authorized website is accurate, timely, and useful. However, the information contained on the Commission website should not be considered disability management guidance or professional advice. The CDMS Commission, its affiliates or agents, and any other parties involved in the preparation or publication of this site are not responsible for errors or omissions in information provided on this site or any actions resulting from the use of such information. Corrections and additions to this site will be made when necessary or as time permits.