Notification Of Changes To This Policy. COTTROID is continually improving and adding new functionality and features to this web site and improving and adding to its existing services and programs. Because of these ongoing changes, changes in the law and the changing nature of technology, COTTROID's data practices will change from time to time. If and when our data practices change, COTTROID will post the changes on this web site to notify you of the changes. We encourage you to check this page frequently.
Personal Data Collected Through This Web Site. The only personal data COTTROID currently collects through this web site is the information you give us when you use our site. This includes, for example, the information you provide when you register for, if applicable, a chat room, newsletter or other program or service or when you send us your comments or requests for information.
COTTROID uses the information you provide for the purposes, for which it was originally collected, for example, to respond to your membership, product or billing-related concerns. COTTROID also uses this information to help us improve the content and functionality of our web sites, to better understand the needs and interests of the people that use our web site, and to improve our programs and services.
Financial information that is collected is used to check the users' qualifications and to bill the user for products and services ordered.
Contact information may also be used to convey promotional opportunities from our marketing partners or us. We may send you emails prior to and after you have terminated your membership to our service until such time as you advise us, in accordance with the procedures explained below, that you no longer wish to receive email from our marketing partners or us. If at any time you no longer wish to receive emails from our marketing partners or us please email us at email@example.com.
Our marketing partners and we fully comply with the federal CAN-SPAM Act and as such all emails from us and our partners will always, among other required disclosures, have a place for you to opt out of receipt of further email correspondence. Please note we will never send you an email directly or through our partners without your consent. Please immediately report any emails you may receive, without your prior authorization that purports to promote our sites or services.
COTTROID may share the personal information you provide to us with consultants and other third parties who act for or on behalf of COTTROID, for further processing or analysis. In addition, there may be some other, limited circumstances in which COTTROID may share or transfer the personal information in its databases, for example, to comply with a legal requirement, for the administration of justice, to protect your vital interests, to protect the security or integrity of our databases or this web site, to take precautions against legal liability, or in the event of a corporate merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar event.
Anonymous Data Collected Through COTTROID Websites. In addition to the information you provide when you use our web site, COTTROID uses technology to collect anonymous information about the use of our web site. For example, we use technology to track how many visitors access our web site, the date and time of their visit, the length of their stay, and which pages they view. We also use technology to determine which web browsers our visitors use and the address from which they accessed our site.
This technology does not identify you personally. It simply enables us to compile statistics about our visitors and their use of our site. COTTROID uses this anonymous data and shares it with third parties for various reasons, for example, to improve the content and functionality of our web site, to better understand the needs and interests of our visitors, to improve our programs and services.
Cookies. In order to collect the anonymous data described in the preceding paragraph, COTTROID may use temporary "cookies" that collect the first level domain name of the user (for example, if your e-mail address is "firstname.lastname@example.org," the cookie collects the "xyz.com" portion of your e-mail address) and the date and time you accessed this Web site. Cookies by themselves cannot be used to discover the identity of the user. A cookie is a small piece of information that is sent to your browser and stored on your computer's hard drive. Cookies do not damage your computer. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. This enables you to decide if you want to accept it or not.
In order for certain applications on COTTROID's websites to function properly, if at all, it is necessary for your computer to accept cookies.
Websites operated by COTTROID may contain chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.