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Last modified on Feb 20, 2022

This website, including all webpages, online forms, applications, and information system, is an official website (www.fusia.net, www.theccip.com, and/or www.theccip.org, collectively “FUSIA Sites”) owned, operated, and maintained by FUSIA Communications, Inc. (“FUSIA”) (“us”, “we”, or “our”).

At FUSIA, we’re committed to protecting your personal data and privacy, so we have developed these privacy practices to help you understand how we collect, store, use, communicate, disclose, and otherwise make use of your personal information when you visit FUSIA Sites or use and/access our information system(s) that require registration and login (“FUSIA System”).

This Privacy Policy applies to information we collect in email, text, and other electronic messages between you and us, and on FUSIA Sites. This Privacy Policy does not apply to (a) information collected by us offline or through any other means, and (b) services, websites, or content that are offered by third parties that may link to or be accessible from or on FUSIA Sites.

Please refer to our Terms of Use to view the terms and conditions governing your user and/or access of FUSIA Sites and FUSIA System.
1 Privacy principlesOur privacy principles listed below guide our approach to collecting and handling personal data.

1 We do not sell or rent personal information to third parties.
2 We do not work with marketing organizations.
3 We do not display ads on FUSIA Sites.
4 We only collect with the knowledge or consent of the individual.
2 Information we obtain(a) We obtain personally identifiable information which you knowingly and voluntarily provide to us via FUSIA Sites and/or information portal when you:

- Register a user account for classes, events, or other programs
- Respond to surveys, background checks, professional reference requests, validation requests, evaluation questions, etc.
- Subscribe to our newsletter
- Request for help, information, or support from us via FUSIA Sites
- Log on to access to use as a participant, host, school, or affiliate

We will only contact you using your data provided to us via phone or in email, text, and electronic messages for program related matters.

The situations above allow us to collect information about you. Such information includes, but is not limited to, the following:

- Personal information, company profile, and contact information
- Educational, employment, immigration, and health profile/history
- Financial status and immigration history
- Third parties, e.g., professional reference and emergency contacts
- Resume, self-introduction, and related information
- Survey, feedback, and/or evaluation
- Images and videos
- Internship/training plan
- Supporting proof in PDFs

(b) We may collect your information indirectly, e.g., a participant/applicant lists you as his/her

- Professional reference
- Potential host and vice versa
- Emergency contact or medical proxy

(c) To help enhance the performance and functionality of FUSIA Sites and for statistical purposes, we and our service providers may use:

- Session (a cookie that stores information as you use FUSIA Sites but is deleted once the browser is closed), persistent (a cookie that captures information about a user’s visit in connection with his/her future visits to FUSIA Sites), and third-party cookies (used by Google Analytics to anonymously track and store general information)

- Pixel tags or web beacons (embedded invisibly on webpages or within emails) to determine if a user has displayed a particular webpage or opened an email

- And similar technologies to automatically log anonymous information about you, your computer or mobile device, and your activity

Examples of collected information include:

- Device data: Device identifier, hardware model/location, manufacturer and model, operating system type and version number, system configuration

- Usage data: Search terms, pages view, IP addresses, browser type and setting, version, and language, top level domain name (e.g., .com), documents downloaded, the previous site you visited, navigation paths between pages, information about your activity on a page

- Network & internet: ISP or mobile carrier
3 Use of personal informationPersonal Data will only be used for the purpose for the following purposes or as otherwise described to you at the time of collection. We will only contact you in response to requests or regarding or program related matters.

Program operation and site administration
- Register and manage user accounts
- Process applications and administer programs
- Contact you via phone or in email, text, and electronic messages regarding program related matters
- Provide information and facilitate communications with users
- Provide necessary support
- Respond to requests, questions, or feedback
- Share program photos/videos, testimonials,

Research and statistics
- Analyze trends, our users, Site, and programs
- Track members or visitors’ movements
- Gather broad demographic information for aggregate use

Improvement
- Personalize and improve user experience with FUSIA Sites
- Improve functionality, safety, security, and visibility of FUSIA Sites
- Facilitate social media engagement
- Improve the quality of our services and programs
4 Sharing personal informationInformation about you is handled by internal staff members. We do not disclose information about you to third parties unless you authorize us to do so; where such disclosure is legally authorized or required; or based on the following legal situations:

- Third-party service providers who have access to your personal information enabling them to perform functions. For example, we may use a third-party hosting company to host FUSIA Sites, payment gateway provider to process credit card transactions, cloud computer and/or data storage service to store data, data analytics tools such as Google Analytics for statistical use, email delivery tool to send emails, and user account authentication tool to verify user identifies.

- Professional advisors, e.g., lawyers and insurance carrier, enabling them to provide their services

- Affiliates and non-affiliates who offer services that complement our services and that may be useful to you based on the information you provide to us. For example, you seek assistance regarding health insurance; we may share your information with an insurance provider to assist you with the services you request from us.

- In connection with or during negotiation of any merger, financing, acquisition, or dissolution, transaction or proceeding involving sale, transfer, divestiture, or disclosure of our business or assets, and in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership.

- Affiliates and/or principal parties involved in your program, e.g., school, prospective or current host company or organization, participant, and the Department of State

FUSIA has no control over or takes no responsibility for how information is used by third parties in such situations.
5 Safeguarding personal informationIn order to protect the information maintained in our system from against loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction, we employ reasonable administrative, physical, and technical procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect.

- Encryption is used for the transfer of data.
- We do not store credit card information in our files.
- Personal information is stored on our system which is password protected.

The security of your personal information is important but please note that no website, server, or database is completely secure or hacker proof. We therefore cannot guarantee that your personal information will not be disclosed, misused, or lost by accident or by the unauthorized acts of others.
6 Retaining personal informationWe will retain your submitted information/materials and usage information primarily within the United States and for as long as we need it to fulfill the purposes for which we originally collected it as needed to provide with the services, except if required otherwise by law.
7 Personal information of othersBefore you provide another individual’s personal information to us, e.g., asking a reference to complete an evaluation or reference recommendation or listing your emergency contacts, (a) you agree to obtain any the individual’s consent and (b) inform the individual about the Content of this Privacy Policy, Terms of use of FUSIA Sites, and any other applicable disclosure provided or made available to you.
8 External links to third-party sitesFUSIA Sites, email, text, and electronic messages may contain links or references to external websites, resources, services, or features provided to you as a convenience and for informational purposes only.

If you click on any of these links, you will be directed an external website. Please read the privacy practices and terms of use of the external website before accessing a third-party website and contact it directly for questions.
9 MinorsFUSIA Sites and Content are not intended to be used or accessed by for minors aged under 13. If you are aged under 13, then you must not use or access FUSIA Sites. If we learn that we might have collected personal information of a child, we will promptly delete that information.

If you are aged 13 to 17 (or other legal age of your country of residence), then you may use FUSIA Sites only with your parent or guardian’s consent and acceptance to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
10 Direct marketing disclosuresCalifornia Civil Code Section 1798.83 requires businesses to respond to requests from California customers asking about the businesses’ practices disclosing personal information to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes.

We do not share or sell personal information to third parties for marketing purposes.
11 Your rights and choicesIf you no longer want us to contact you using your data provided, and/or an applicant who is no longer interested in continuing his/her application, please notify us by completing an electronic form on FUSIA Sites or you may continue to receive updates or reminders from us.

You have the right to request information on your personal data provided by you and stored with us.
12 How to contact usYou are responsible for all activities associated with your user email and password. Please remember to log out from your account at the end of each session.

Please contact us for questions, concerns, or comments, or of any unauthorized use of your login credentials or any other security breach.

FUSIA Communications, Inc.
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2387 Bell Blvd Ste 5
Bay Terrace NY 11360