Privacy Policy

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Cotton Bureau respects your privacy and wants to give you a powerful online experience that you can trust. This Privacy Policy refers to the Cotton Bureau Website (the “Website”) and governs all of our data collection and usage policies. If you use or visit the Cotton Bureau Website, you are signifying to Cotton Bureau, Inc. (“Cotton Bureau”) that you agree to the data practices described in this Privacy Policy.

Collection of your Personal Information

Account Information You Provide. When you create an account on our Website, we collect your e-mail address. You also have the option to provide information in your profile, such as your name, home or work address and telephone number. When you place an order on the Website, we collect your name, shipping address and billing address and phone number. Your payment information is processed by our order processing partner and not by us.

If you sell designs on the Website, we need to collect some additional information for payment and tax purposes. This includes the country of your citizenship, your residence in the U.S, your PayPal account address or your bank account information where you will receive payments, your taxpayer address, your taxpayer ID, your entity type (e.g., sole proprietor, corporation, partnership) and your entity name. We do not store sellers’ bank account information. Sellers may also choose to include their name, image, location, bio and Twitter and Instagram account handles on their seller page, Please note that the Website is publicly accessible, and any information you add to your bio or your seller profile will be visible to anyone who visits the Website.

Demographic Data. Cotton Bureau also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

Automatically Collected Information: 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. Please also see our section on Cookies for additional information on information we automatically collect using web technologies.

Use and Disclosure 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 may share purchasers’ information with sellers from whom they purchase shirts. Cotton Bureau does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to other 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 provide the services on the Website, perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail on our behalf, provide customer support, arrange for deliveries, or send and receive payments. 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 keeps track of the 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 may disclose your personal information, without notice, 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.

We may transfer all or some of the collected information discussed in this policy in connection with a corporate merger, acquisition, sale of assets, bankruptcy or other change in corporate status.

Where We Store Your Information

Your information may be kept on computers located outside of your state or country, where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those where you live. If you’re located outside the United States and choose to provide your data to us, we may transfer your data to the United States and process it there.

Use of Cookies and Other Web Technologies

Like many website owners and operators, we use automated data collection tools such as Cookies and Web Beacons to collect certain information.

"Cookies" are small text files that are placed in your browser by a web server when you access the Website. We may use Cookies to identify that you've logged in to the Services and to tell us how and when you interact with our Services. We may also use Cookies to monitor aggregate usage and web traffic routing on our Services and to customize and improve our Services. 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. Although most browsers automatically accept Cookies, you can change your browser options to stop automatically accepting Cookies or to prompt you before accepting Cookies. Please note, however, that if you don't accept Cookies, you may not be able to access all portions or features of the Services.

"Web Beacons" (also known as web bugs, pixel tags or clear GIFs) are tiny graphics with a unique identifier that may be included on our Services for several purposes, including to deliver or communicate with Cookies, to track and measure the performance of our Services, to monitor how many visitors view our Services, and to monitor the effectiveness of our advertising. Unlike Cookies, which are stored on the device, Web Beacons are typically embedded invisibly on web pages (or in an e-mail).

We may also use Cookies and Web Beacons provided by trusted third parties to help us track and measure usage of the Website so that we may continue to improve it and so that we may advertise Cotton Bureau products to you when you visit other sites. The third party Cookies and Web Beacons on our Website include:

  • Google. Google Analytics, a service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Please visit https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/ for more information. You can opt out of Google's collection and processing of data generated by your use of the Services by going to https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
  • Facebook. We may use certain tools offered by Facebook, Inc. ("Facebook") that enable it to collect or receive information about actions users take on our Site and elsewhere on the internet through use of Cookies, Web Beacons and other storage technologies in order to provide measurement services, targeted ads and other services. Please see the Facebook Data Policy, available at: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

Because there is not yet agreement on a standard for browser-based or other Do Not Track technologies, we do not respond to browser Do Not Track signals.

Security of your Personal Information

Cotton Bureau strives to use commercially acceptable practices to protect your personal information from unauthorized access both when it is in transit and stored on our servers. However, because no method of transmission over the Internet is 100% secure, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Children

The Website is intended for general audiences and is not directed to children under 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you become aware that a child has provided us with personal information without parental consent, please contact us here. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information without parental consent, we take steps to remove such information and terminate the child's account.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

Cotton Bureau will occasionally update this Privacy Policy to reflect company and customer feedback. Cotton Bureau will email you if we make material changes to this policy.

Your California Privacy Rights

California residents may request and obtain from us, once a year, free of charge, a list of third parties, if any, to which we disclosed their personally information for direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year and the categories of personal information shared with those third parties. If you are a California resident and wish to obtain that information, please submit your request by sending us an email at help@cottonbureau.com with “California Privacy Rights” in the subject line.

Contact Information

Cotton Bureau welcomes your comments regarding our Privacy Policy. If you believe that Cotton Bureau has not adhered to our Privacy Policy or our Terms of Service, please contact Cotton Bureau at help@cottonbureau.com. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

Revised March 1, 2018