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Collection of your Personal Information
There are some parts of our Website that collect personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Cotton Bureau also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.
For maintenance, quality of service purposes, and for general statistics, our Website collects information about computer hardware and software automatically. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses.
As a general warning, if you post any personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through the Cotton Bureau Website, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Cotton Bureau does not read any of your private online communications.
Cotton Bureau encourages you to review the privacy statements the third party websites you choose to visit. These third party websites may have different rules and regulations for how they use and share your information. Cotton Bureau is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Cotton Bureau Website.
Use of your Personal Information
Cotton Bureau collects and uses your personal information in order to operate our website and to give you the services that you request from us. We may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Cotton Bureau and its affiliates. We may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
Cotton Bureau does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Cotton Bureau may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Cotton Bureau may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Cotton Bureau, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Cotton Bureau will never collect or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
Cotton Bureau keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Cotton Bureau, in order to determine what Cotton Bureau services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Cotton Bureau to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
Cotton Bureau Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Cotton Bureau or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Cotton Bureau; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Cotton Bureau, or the public.
Our website uses “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a website server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Cotton Bureau pages, or register with our Website or services, a cookie helps Cotton Bureau to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to our Website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Cotton Bureau features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Cotton Bureau services or our Website when you visit.
Security of your Personal Information
Cotton Bureau secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Cotton Bureau secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.