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Your privacy is very important to us. We want to make your experience on the Internet as enjoyable and rewarding as possible, and we want you to use the Internet's vast array of information, tools, and opportunities with complete confidence.

We have created this Privacy Policy to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy and security. This Privacy Policy describes how CNIS collects information from all end users of CNIS's Internet services (the "Services") those who access some of our Services but do not have accounts ("Visitors") as well as those who pay a monthly service fee to subscribe to the Service ("Members") what we do with the information we collect, and the choices Visitors and Members have concerning the collection and use of such information. CNIS requests that you read this Privacy Policy carefully.

Personal Information CNIS Collects and How It Is Used

1. Introduction
2. Registration
3. CNIS partners and sponsors
4. Online Shopping
5. Responses to email Inquiries
6. Voluntary Customer Surveys
7. Special Cases
8. "Cookies" and how CNIS uses them
9. Public Forums
10. CNIS's commitment to Data Security
11. How to access or modify your Information
12. Where to direct questions about CNIS's Privacy Policy
13. Revisions to this Policy

1. Introduction
CNIS collects information in different ways from Visitors and Members who access the various parts of our Services and the network of Web sites accessible through our Service. We use this information primarily to provide a customized experience as you use our Services and, generally, do not share this information with third parties. However, we may disclose personal information collected if we have received your permission beforehand or in very special circumstances, such as when we believe that such disclosure is required by law or other special cases described below.
2. Registration
Members are asked to provide certain personal information when they sign up for our Services including name, address, telephone number, billing information (such as a credit card number), and the type of personal computer being used to access the Services. The personal information collected from Members during the registration process is used to manage each Member's account (such as for billing purposes). This information is not shared with third parties, unless specifically stated otherwise or in special circumstances. However, in instances where CNIS and a partner jointly promote the Services, CNIS may provide the partner certain personal information, such as the name, address, and username of persons who subscribed to the Services as a result of the joint promotion for the sole purpose of allowing us and the partner to assess the results of the promotion. In this instance, the partner may not use personal information for any other purpose. CNIS may also generate nonidentifying and aggregate profiles from personal information Members provide during registration (such as the total number, but not the names, of Members). As explained in more detail below, we may use this aggregated and nonidentifying information to sell advertisements that appear on the Services.
3. CNIS partners and sponsors
Some CNIS products and services are offered to Visitors and Members in conjunction with a non-affiliated partner. For example, we may outsource the provision of stock quotes and operation of your stock portfolio (accessible through your Personal Start Page) to a third-party vendor. To provide Visitors and Members some of these products and services, the partner may need to collect and maintain personal information. In these instances, you will be notified before any such data is collected or transferred and may decide not to use that particular service or feature. Additionally, many CNIS Members have co branded Personal Start Pages that are cosponsored by nonaffiliated partners. CNIS will share nonidentifying and aggregate information (except as described above), but not personal information, with such partners in order to administer the co branded products or services offered.
4. Online Shopping
At some Web sites, you can purchase products and services or register to receive materials, such as a catalog or new product and service updates. In many cases, you may be asked to provide contact information, such as your name, address, email address, phone number, and credit/debit card information. If you complete an order for someone else, such as an online gift order sent directly to a recipient, you may be asked to provide information about the recipient, such as the recipient's name, address, and phone number. CNIS has no control over the third parties' use of any personal information you provide when placing such an order. Please exercise care when doing so.

If you order products directly from CNIS, such as through the "CNIS Webpage", we will use the personal information you provide only to process that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete the order.
5. Responses to email Inquiries
When Visitors or Members send email inquiries to CNIS; the return email address is used to answer the email inquiry we receive. CNIS does not use the return email address for any other purpose and does not share the return email address with any third party.
6. Voluntary Customer Surveys
We may periodically conduct both business and individual customer surveys. We encourage our customers to participate in these surveys because they provide us with important information that helps us to improve the types of services we offer and how we provide them to you. Your personal information and responses will remain strictly confidential, even if a third party conducts the survey. Participation in our customer surveys is voluntary.

We take the information we receive from individuals responding to our Customer Surveys and combine (or aggregate) it with the responses of other CNIS customers to create broader, generic responses to the survey questions (such as gender, age, residence, hobbies, education, employment, industry sector, or other demographic information). We then use the aggregated information to improve the quality of our services to you, and to develop new services and products. This aggregated; non-personally identifying information may be shared with third parties.
7. Special Cases
It is CNIS's policy not to use or share the personal information about Visitors of Members in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you an opportunity to opt out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses. However, CNIS may disclose personal information about Visitors or Members, or information regarding your use of the Services or Web sites accessible through our Services, for any reason if, in our sole discretion, we believe that it is reasonable to do so, including: to satisfy laws, such as the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, regulations, or governmental or legal requests for such information; to disclose information that is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our Acceptable Use Policy or other user policies; to operate the Services properly; or to protect CNIS and our Members.
8. "Cookies" and how CNIS uses them
A "cookie" is a small data file that can be placed on your hard drive when you visit certain Web sites. CNIS may use cookies to collect, store, and sometimes track information for statistical purposes to improve the products and services we provide and to manage our telecommunications networks. If you are a Member and have created your own Personal Start Page, we may use a cookie to save your settings and to provide customizable and personalized services. These cookies do not enable third parties to access any of your customer information. Additionally, be aware that if you visit non-CNIS web sites where you are prompted to log in or that are customizable, you may be required to accept cookies.

Advertisers and partners may also use their own cookies. We do not control use of these cookies and expressly disclaim responsibility for information collected through them. CNIS's Commitment to Children's Privacy.

Protecting children's privacy is especially important to us. It is our policy to comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 and all other applicable laws. We may have Web pages designed especially for our younger users. While we make every effort to ensure that these Web sites are fun and age-appropriate for our younger audience, we believe that there is no substitute for proper parental supervision. Finally, CNIS recommends that children ask a parent for permission before sending personal information to CNIS, or to anyone else online.
9. Public Forums
Please remember that any information you may disclose in our Member Directory, or other public areas of our Web sites or the Internet, becomes public information. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose personal information in these public areas.
10. CNIS's commitment to Data Security
Services and Web sites we sponsor have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. While we make every effort to ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent third-party ???hackers??? from illegally obtaining this information.
11. How to access or modify your Information
CNIS offers Members the opportunity to access or modify information provided. Please email support@clipper.net or accounting@clipper.net or call 503-972-2330.
12. Where to direct questions about CNIS's Privacy Policy
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the practices described herein, you may contact:
ClipperNet Internet Services
14823 S.E. 82nd Dr.
Clackamas, OR 97015
support@clipper.net
13. Revisions to this Policy
CNIS reserves the right to revise, amend, or modify this policy, our Internet Service Agreement and our other policies and agreements at any time and in any manner. Notice of any revision, amendment, or modification will be posted in accordance with the Internet Service Agreement.
Rev. 08/11/2004