Privacy Policy


Welcome to the Cieon, Inc. ("Cieon") web site and online services (the "Cieon Site"). Cieon values the privacy of our members and others who visit and use the Cieon Site (individually, "You" or collectively, "Users"). We take your privacy seriously and make it a priority to protect personally identifiable information that we obtain from and about individuals both online and off-line.

This Privacy Policy describes what information we gather from you, how we use that information, and what we do to protect it. By using the Cieon Site (whether or not you are a registered member), you expressly consent to the information handling practices described in this policy. If you do not want information about you to be used in the manner set forth in this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Cieon Site.

This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and is subject to the Cieon’s Terms of Use. Your use of the Cieon Site and any personal information you provide on the Cieon Site are subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy and Cieon’s Terms of Use.

The Information Cieon Collects

User-provided Information

When you register as a member of the Cieon Site, you may provide to Cieon what is generally called "personally identifiable" information (such as your name, password, gender, email address, postal mailing address, and home/mobile telephone number). From time to time, Cieon may also ask you optionally to provide other information. If you choose to provide such information, you are giving Cieon the permission to use and store it consistent with this policy. Therefore, please understand that when you sign in with Cieon, you are not anonymous to us.

“Cookies” Information

When you visit the Cieon Site, whether or not you are a registered member, we may send one or more cookies "small text files containing a string of alphanumeric characters" to your computer. Cookies remember information about your activities on a website. Cieon may use both session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie disappears after you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the Cieon Site. Persistent cookies can be removed. Please review your web browser "Help" file to learn the proper way to modify your cookie settings. However, without cookies you will not have access to certain services on the Cieon Site. Third party advertisements displayed in connection with the Cieon Site may also contain cookies set by internet advertisers. We do not control these cookies and users of the Cieon Site should check the privacy policy of the advertiser to see whether and how it uses cookies.

The Way Cieon Uses Information

Cieon collects personally identifiable information when you register as a member in order to establish and enhance our relationship with you. Cieon generally uses the information you provide or that we collect to operate, maintain, enhance, and provide all of the features and services found on the Cieon Site. If you have given Cieon consent, we may use your personally identifiable information to provide you with information about Cieon’s features, services and other offerings that may be of interest to you. We may also send information or offers to groups of users on behalf of other businesses. Under certain circumstances we may post your personally identifiable information on the Cieon Site. However, we will notify you of this possibility when collecting personally identifiable information or we will obtain your consent. We may share your personally identifiable information with certain other websites that we link to (and that you click upon) in order to enhance your experience in connection with the Cieon Site.

Cieon uses all of the information that we collect from Users to understand and analyze the usage trends and preferences of our Users, to improve the way the Cieon Site works and looks, and to create new features and functionality.

Cieon may use "cookies" information to: (a) remember your information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the Cieon Site; (b) provide customized third-party advertisements, content, and information; (c) monitor the effectiveness of third-party marketing campaigns; (d) monitor aggregate site usage metrics such as total number of visitors and pages viewed; and (e) track your entries, submissions, and status in any promotions or other activities.

If you have registered as a member and given Cieon consent, we may share your personally identifiable information with advertisers, business partners, and other entities that are not affiliated with Cieon who would like to send you information about their products and services.

Cieon’s employees, agents and contractors must have a legitimate business reason to obtain access to the personally identifiable information you may provide to register as a member of Cieon. We may share your personally identifiable information with companies that provide services to us, including outside contractors or agents who help us manage our information activities, but they may only use your personally identifiable information to provide us with a specific service and not for any other purpose.

Anonymous Aggregated Data

Anonymous data is information (originally personally identifiable or non-personally identifiable) that subsequently is used in aggregate form. We may collect anonymous data whether or not you are a registered member of Cieon. We may use anonymous data for purposes of research or analysis. We may conduct research on our customer demographics, internet usage, and interests and behavior based on personal data we gather. Although anonymous data may be based in part on personal data, it does not identify you personally.

Cieon may share this type of anonymous data with a variety of third parties, including its affiliates, advertisers, and other current and prospective business partners. Cieon may use anonymous data collected for website administration, advertising, and promotional purposes, and we may share such information with various affiliated and unaffiliated entities for such purposes. We may also enter into agreements with outside companies that possess technology that allows us to customize the advertising and marketing messages You receive while using the Cieon Site.

When Cieon Discloses Information

Cieon discloses automatically collected and other aggregate non-personally-identifiable information with interested third parties to assist such parties in understanding the usage, viewing, and demographic patterns for certain programs, content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on the Cieon Site.

Cieon may also disclose User information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws (such as U.S. Copyright law) or respond to a court order, judicial or other government subpoena, or warrant. In some cases, we may make such disclosures without first providing notice to Users.

Cieon also reserves the right to disclose User information that we believe, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to take precautions against liability; protect Cieon from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses; to investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations; to assist government enforcement agencies; to protect the security or integrity of the Cieon Site; or to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Cieon, our Users, or others.

In the event that Cieon is acquired by or merged with a third-party entity, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information that we have collected from Users as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control.

Your Choices

You may, of course, decline to share your personally-identifiable information with Cieon, in which case Cieon will not be able to provide to you some of the features and functionality found on the Cieon Site. If you register as a member of Cieon, you may update, correct, or delete your profile information and preferences at any time by signing into your account on the Cieon Site and following the applicable procedures set forth therein.

To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting You account access or making corrections to your information. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING THE SECRECY OF YOUR UNIQUE PASSWORD AND ACCOUNT INFORMATION AT ALL TIMES.

Third-Party Advertisers, Links to Other Sites

The Cieon Site may be linked to internet websites operated by other companies. Some of these websites may be co-branded with our name or logo, even though they are not operated or maintained by us. Cieon may also permit other companies, called third-party ad servers or ad networks, to serve advertisements within the Cieon Site. These third-party ad servers or ad networks may use technology to send, directly to your browser, some of the advertisements and links that appear on the Cieon Site. These advertisers may automatically receive your IP address if this happens. These advertisers may also use other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to personalize the advertising content.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party websites and third party ad servers or ad networks. Cieon’s Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other third party advertisers or web sites. Please be aware that Cieon does not warn you when you have chosen to link through to another website from the Cieon Site.

Our Commitment to Children's Privacy

Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, Cieon does not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information on the Cieon Site from persons under 13 years-of-age. If Cieon learns that personally-identifiable information of persons less than 13-years-of-age has been collected on Cieon without verifiable parental consent, then Cieon will take the appropriate steps to delete this information. If you are a parent or guardian and discover that your child under the age of 13 has obtained a Cieon Site account, then you may alert Cieon at and request that Cieon delete that child's personal information from its systems.

Our Commitment to Data Security

Cieon uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Cieon, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission of information, Cieon makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.

If Cieon learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. Cieon may post a notice on the Cieon Site if a security breach occurs. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing.

International Visitors

The Cieon Site is hosted in the United States and is intended solely for visitors located within the United States. If you nonetheless choose to use the Cieon Site from the European Union or other regions of the world with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, then please note that you are transferring your personally identifiable information outside of those regions to the United States and by providing your personally identifiable information on the Cieon Site you consent to that transfer.

Changes and Updates to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may be revised periodically without further notice to you and this will be reflected by a "Last Modified" date above. Please revisit this page to stay aware of any changes. Your continued use of the Cieon Site constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and any future revisions.

Cieon Contact Information

Please contact Cieon with any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, your personal information, our third-party disclosure practices, or your consent choices via