Caras Privacy Policy

CARAS respects the privacy of members, users of its services, and visitors to its various websites and operates according to the following policies.

Personal Information

Some personal information including addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, and other demographic information is collected for membership. CARAS takes precautions to protect your individual information from unauthorized use. CARAS may make internal use of your contact information to inform you of situations or services that may interest you. 

Your information is not released to outside organizations, except when a vendor performs a service for CARAS under its supervision. 

The CARAS online Membership Directory is a service restricted to use by members. It contains only your CARAS "name" (which is not necessarily your actual name) plus any information that you decide to include in your "public profile".


A “cookie” is a file a Web site places in your computer for future reference. CARAS uses cookies to improve some of its services.  Information supplied through a CARAS cookie is used only by CARAS and is not shared with others. 

Server Logs

As you travel through the CARAS websites, our servers log information about your session. Information logged includes items such as your IP address, what browser you are using, the time and date you visited, how long your session lasted, and what pages you visited. We use this information from our server logs primarily to learn about our visitors as a group. It helps us to improve services on the site and plan for future needs so that we can assure continuity of service. We may check an individual log for editorial purposes or when an individual has reported trouble accessing an CARAS system.

Future Changes

CARAS reserves the right to change this policy in any manner at any time without prior notice.  If we make material changes to our privacy policy, CARAS members will be duly informed.


This privacy policy applies to all CARAS websites and other CARAS activities.
It does not apply to websites operated by organizations or groups who associate themselves in any way with the CARAS.  

We take measures to protect our website but there is no warranty that the CARAS website will be free of infection by viruses or any other contaminating or destructive properties. The user accepts sole responsibility and risk associated with the use and results of CARAS website materials, irrespective of the purpose to which such use or results are applied.