This document describes the Council on Competitiveness policy regarding personal information, ongoing communication, site security and overall site usage of These provisions apply solely to Council on Competitiveness online activities. Use of the web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions of use set forth in this document. If you do not agree to these terms, you may not access or otherwise use this web site.

At Council on Competitiveness, we take your privacy seriously. We take an active approach to ensuring your privacy online, ensuring that every online interaction you have with us is confidential and secure. On occasion a web user might be required to enter his/her personal information. In order to ensure the security of this information the Council on Competitiveness web site employs the use of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption technology to communicate the information from the browser to the Council on Competitiveness web server. The SSL technology is supported by modern browsers and is used throughout the Internet by other web sites, for example banks. Once this sensitive user information is on the Council on Competitiveness servers, we employ other technologies such has a secure firewall & Virtual Private Networks (VPN) to ensure unauthorized parties cannot intercept the data.

We exercise reasonable care to protect your non-public personal information. This includes storing the personal information on our servers behind a secured firewall and ensuring all transmissions to use secure encryption technology. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. So while we strive to protect your non-public personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us or receive from us. This is especially true for information you transmit to us via e-mail. We have no way of protecting that information until it reaches us. Once we receive your transmission, we maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your personal information.

When registering for access to a secure area of the site, we will ask you to select a username and password. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. We will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited email. Also, remember to sign out of the registered site and close your browser window when you have finished your work to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence when accessing your computer.

Internally, we will limit access to non-public personal information to those associates who need the information to provide information and services to you. These associates are limited in number, and are committed to our privacy and security policies. We will review our security arrangements from time to time, as we deem appropriate.