Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to personal information received by us (“us”, “we”, “CVA”), including through our websites, use of our platform and online tools, and mobile applications (our “Sites”).

The categories of personal information we collect may depend on whether you are a Member, Contributor, applicant or visitor, and the requirements of applicable law.

Information You Provide to Us:
When you create a member account, we collect your email address, username, and password. We collect personal information from you such as email address, phone number, or mailing address when you request information about us, sign up for or otherwise communicate with us. We may offer forums, blogs, community microsites, or social media pages. Any content you provide on these channels will be considered “public” and is not subject to privacy protections.

Information Collected Automatically or From Others:
Automatic Data Collection. We may collect certain information automatically when you use our Sites. This information may include your Internet protocol (IP) address, user settings, media access control (MAC) address, cookie identifiers, mobile carrier, mobile advertising and other unique identifiers, details about your browser, operating system or device, location information, Internet service provider, pages that you visit before, during and after using our Sites, information about the links you click, and other information about how you use our Sites. Information we collect may be associated with accounts and other devices you may use to access our Sites.

We may automatically collect data regarding your use of our Sites, such as the types of content you interact with and the frequency and duration of your activities. We may combine your information with information that other people provide when they use our Site, including information about you when they tag you.

Cookies, Pixel Tags/Web Beacons, and Analytics Information. We, as well as third parties that provide content or other functionality on our Sites, may use cookies, pixel tags, local storage, and other technologies (“Technologies”) to automatically collect information through our Sites. Technologies are essentially small data files placed on your computer, tablet, mobile phone, or other devices that allow us and our partners to record certain pieces of information whenever you visit or interact with our Sites.

Information from Other Sources. We may obtain information about you from other sources, including through third-party Sites and organizations to supplement information provided by you. Information we collect through these Sites may include your name, your user identification number, your username, location, gender, birth date, email, profile picture, and your contacts stored in that service.


We use your information for a variety of purposes, including but not limited to:

  • Providing access to certain areas, functionalities, and features of our Sites;
  • Communicating with you about your account, content and activities on our Sites, and policy changes;
  • Verifying your identity and preventing fraud, and processing your financial information and other payment methods;
  • Allowing you to register for events.
  • Analyzing and improving our Sites such as: debugging to identify and repair errors, detecting security incidents, and protecting against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent or illegal activity;
  • Measuring interest and engagement in our Sites, and undertaking research, improving, upgrading or enhancing our Sites;
  • Auditing interactions and transactions, enforcing our terms and policies, and complying with our legal obligations; and
  • Other purposes you consent to, are notified of, or are disclosed when you provide personal information.

Use De-identified and Aggregated Information. We may use personal information and other data about you to create de-identified and aggregated information, such as de-identified demographic information, de-identified location information, information about the computer or device from which you access our Sites or other analyses we create.

Share Content. Our Sites may offer various tools and functionalities. For example, we may allow you to provide information about colleagues, and to share certain content with them.

How We Use Automatic Collection Technologies.
We may use Technologies to automatically collect information through our Sites. Our uses of these Technologies fall into the following general categories:

Operationally Necessary. This includes Technologies that allow you access to our Sites, applications, and tools that are required to identify irregular site behavior, prevent fraudulent activity and improve security or that allow you to make use of our functionality;
Performance Related. We may use Technologies to assess the performance of our Sites, including as part of our analytic practices to help us understand how our visitors use our Sites;
Functionality Related. We may use Technologies that allow us to offer you enhanced functionality when accessing or using our Sites. This may include identifying you when you sign into our Sites or keeping track of your specified preferences, interests, or past items viewed;

Cross-Device Tracking.
Your browsing activity may be tracked across different devices or apps. For example, we may attempt to match your browsing activity on your mobile device with your browsing activity on your laptop. To do this our technology partners may share data, such as your browsing patterns, geo-location, and device identifiers, and will match the information of the browser and devices that appear to be used by the same person.

Notice Regarding Third Party Websites, Social Media Platforms.
Our Sites may contain links to other websites, and other websites may reference or link to our website. These other websites are not controlled by us. We encourage our users to read the privacy policies of each website and application with which they interact. We do not endorse, screen or approve and are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such other websites or applications. Visiting these other websites or applications is at your own risk.

Our Sites may include publicly accessible blogs, forums, social media pages, and private messaging features. By using such Sites, you assume the risk that the personal information provided by you may be viewed and used by third parties for any number of purposes. In addition, social media buttons such as
Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter (that might include widgets such as the “share this” button or other interactive mini-programs) may be on our Site. These features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. These social media features are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our site. Your interactions with these features apart from your visit to our Sites are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

Except as provided below, we do not disclose your personal information.

Service Providers. We may share any personal information we collect about you with our third-party service providers. The categories of service providers (processors) to whom we entrust personal information include IT and related services; payment processors; and vendors to support the provision of our Sites.

Affiliates. We may share personal information with our affiliates.

Disclosures to Protect Us or Others. We may access, preserve, and disclose any information we store associated with you to external parties if we, in good faith, believe doing so is required or appropriate to comply with law enforcement or national security requests and legal processes, such as a court order or subpoena; protect your, our or others’ rights, property, or safety; enforce our policies or contracts; collect amounts owed to us; or assist with an investigation or prosecution of suspected or actual illegal activity.

If you receive an unwanted email from us, you can use the unsubscribe link found at the bottom of the email or send an e-mail to to opt-out of receiving future emails. Note that you will continue to receive transaction-related emails regarding interactions you have requested.

Mobile Devices. We may send you push notifications through our mobile application. You may at any time opt-out from receiving these types of communications by changing the settings on your mobile device. We may also collect location-based information if you use our mobile applications.

Do Not Track, Cookies and Interest-Based Advertising. You may stop or restrict the placement of Technologies on your device or remove them by adjusting your preferences as your browser or device permits. We reserve the right whether to respond to or honor Do Not Track signals or similar mechanisms transmitted by web browsers.

Your Privacy Rights. In accordance with applicable law, you may have the right to:
Access/port your personal information about you consistent with legal requirements. In addition, you may have the right in some cases to receive or have your electronic personal information transferred to another party.

Request correction of your personal information where it is inaccurate or incomplete. In some cases, we may provide self-service tools that enable you to update your personal information or we may refer you to the controller of your personal information who is able to make the correction.
Request Deletion of your personal information, subject to certain exceptions prescribed by law.
Request restriction of or object to the processing of your personal information, including the right to opt-in or opt-out of the sale of your Personal Data to third parties, if applicable, where such requests are permitted by law.

If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please log into your account or contact us as set forth below. We will process such requests in accordance with applicable laws. To protect your privacy, we will take steps to verify your identity before fulfilling your request.

We store the personal information we receive as described in this Privacy Policy for as long as you use our Sites or as necessary to fulfill the purpose(s) for which it was collected, resolve disputes, establish legal defenses, conduct audits, pursue legitimate business purposes, enforce our agreements, and comply with applicable laws.

We take steps to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy, but we do not accept liability for unintentional disclosure. By using our Sites or providing personal information to us, you agree that we may communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of our Sites.

Our Sites are not directed to children under 13, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children. If you learn that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, you may contact us as set forth below. If we learn that we have collected any personal information in violation of applicable law, we will promptly take steps to delete such information and terminate the child’s account.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy.
We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time in our sole discretion. If there are any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you as required by applicable law. You understand and agree that you will be deemed to have accepted the updated Privacy Policy if you continue to use our Sites after the new Privacy Policy takes effect.

Contact Us.
If you have any questions about our privacy practices or this Privacy Policy, or if you wish to submit a request to exercise your rights as detailed in this Privacy Policy, please contact us at: