Security Statement

This statement has been designed to help you understand the security measures CMS Enterprises has taken to protect the information you send us via the Internet. Our Privacy Statement explains what information is gathered and how it is used.

Contents of this Security Statement:

Does CMS Enterprises protect my sensitive information?

CMS Enterprises is committed to protecting the privacy of our customers and the security of our computer systems to the extent possible, subject to provisions of state and federal law. CMS Enterprises has implemented numerous levels of security to protect the information you share with us. Industry standards and CMS Enterprises-specific measures have been put in place to protect your sensitive information. Technologies such as encryption and user verification are used in certain areas of our web site where sensitive information may be viewed and/or submitted.

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What is encryption?

Encryption is a security technology used to protect information by making it unreadable during transmission. CMS Enterprises uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption, which provides a secure connection between your browser and our web site. SSL allows information to be transmitted securely and helps to prevent interception of data between your browser and CMS Enterprises web servers.

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How do I know when a web site is secure?

Portions of CMS Enterprises' web site that transmit sensitive information have SSL encryption enabled. Internet browsers have a feature that allows you to determine if SSL encryption is active by looking for a security lock and the words “https://” similar to the following:http

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Which parts of the CMS Enterprises web site are secure?

Most of the information on the CMS Enterprises web site is public and accessible by everyone. Consequently an “insecure” or non-encrypted mode is appropriate for those areas. Some parts of the web site provide access to sensitive information and where such information is transmitted SSL encryption is utilized.

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Is there anything I can do to help strengthen security?

Absolutely. Below are a few easy suggestions that will help protect information:

  • Before sending confidential/sensitive information always verify that SSL encryption is enabled, as explained under How do I know when a web site is secure?
  • When creating passwords choose one that is easy for you to remember but difficult for others to guess.
  • Avoid any easily identifiable information, like your name, address, phone number, etc. Also avoid sequential series, like 1234 or abc or xyz. Use at least eight characters, using a combination of letters, numbers, and special characters for example g0w@tts (zero instead of “o” and “@” instead of “a”) or smi1ez (one instead of “l” and “z” instead of “s”).
  • Maintain secrecy of your web site logon and password so only you can access the information. If you believe the information may have been compromised change them immediately.
  • If someone calls you, representing him/herself as a CMS Enterprises employee, and asks for your unique identifiers don't tell them. Instead, contact us immediately at 517-768-3376.
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For more information

If you have any questions about this Security Statement, the practices of this web site, or issues or concerns with this web site, you can:

  • Send email to cybersecurity@consumersenergy.com
  • Or if you prefer send mail to the following postal address:
    Cyber Security
    CMS Enterprises
    One Energy Plaza
    Jackson, MI 49201
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Check back to the CMS Enterprises homepage often to see what other services we have to offer. For help using this system, please e-mail info@cmsenergy.com or call Customer Service at 517-768-3376.

Revised August 2018