This policy explains the type of personal information we may collect from you, how it may be used, and the steps we take to ensure your personal information is handled appropriately.
WHAT IS PERSONAL INFORMATION?
Personal Information is information that refers to an individual specifically and is recorded in any form. Personal information includes such things as age, income, birth date, medical records, and credit records.
COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Cottonwood Centre Websites and Cottonwood Centre do not automatically collect personal information such as your name, address, telephone number or email address when you visit. We may request visitors volunteer to provide personal information such as name, home address, e-mail address, age, income, interests and gender for such purposes as:
- send newsletters
- conduct surveys
- allow your participation in online interactive activities
- respond to your inquiries and information requests
- provide products and services you request
- allow you to participate in contests and promotions
- process and keep track of transactions and report back to you
- protect against fraud and error
- recommend products and services that Cottonwood Centre believes will be of interest to you
- comply with legal and government regulations
- monitor traffic to the Cottonwood Centre Websites
- monitor traffic to Cottonwood Centre
We do not require that any personal information be provided in order to view the Cottonwood Centre Websites or visit Cottonwood Centre. If the personal information we acquire is collected for a reason other than to provide products and services, your consent will be requested at or before the time the information is collected.
CONSENT TO USE PERSONAL INFORMATION
Consent to use of your personal information may be obtained in various ways. We may obtain your express consent, or we may determine that consent has been implied by the circumstances. Express consent could be in writing (for example in a signed consent, e-mail or application form), or verbally in person or over the telephone. When we receive personal information from you that enables us to provide you with a requested product or service, your consent to allow us to deal with that personal information in a reasonable manner would be implied. If you need to provide personal information about other individuals (such as employees, dependents, etc.), you must first obtain their consent for these purposes prior to your disclosure to us.
By accessing Cottonwood Centre Websites or Web servers serving the Cottonwood Centre Websites may automatically collect information about which pages you visit, as well as your IP address or domain name. We may use this information for internal business purposes. Examples of internal business purposes include tailoring the content of the Cottonwood Centre Websites and assessing the amount of traffic to the Cottonwood Centre Websites. We may also provide this information on an aggregated, anonymous basis to our marketing partners and/or advertisers.
PERSONAL INFORMATION OF MINORS
Cottonwood Centre takes our responsibilities to our younger visitors seriously. In addition to the steps we take to safeguard the privacy and integrity of personal information submitted by adults, we adhere to the following principles and practices regarding the personal information of children under the age of
majority of their Province of residence:
In general, we assume that any personal information that might be submitted by minors is done so with the express or implied consent on the minors parent or guardian, and do not knowingly collect personal information from Minors via the Cottonwood Centre Websites or at the Cottonwood Centre without the consent of their parent or guardian. If we require minors to register or to otherwise disclose personal information to participate in the activities in any youth-focused section of the Cottonwood Centre Websites, we make effort to limit the kind of information they are required to provide so as limit required personal information.
Ultimately, it is the responsibility of a minor’s parent or guardian to ensure that the minor does not disclose personal information online. Accordingly, Cottonwood Centre assumes that all personal information submitted by minors through the Cottonwood Centre Websites is provided with the full and explicit consent of both the minor, and the minor’s parent or guardian.
SURVEY’S & CONTESTS
From time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys, polls or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary, and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and e-mail addresses), and demographic information (such as postal code, age level and addresses). Click for full contest rules and regulations. We do not sell this information. Cottonwood Centre will use the information submitted on the ballot for our marketing purposes.
We do not currently have an email newsletter. However, should we decide to start using them, our email newsletters are sent out only to users who choose to provide us with their email address. By providing your email address and subscribing to our database you have agreed to receive newsletters from us. Our subscriber’s database will never be sold, rented or loaned to any other parties. Subscribers wishing to opt-out from receiving newsletters will be able too so at any time.
HOW WE SAFEGUARD PERSONAL INFORMATION
Cottonwood Centre uses industry standard technology and efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal identifiable information. These include secure servers and firewalls. All of the user data we collect is protected against unauthorized access. Only authorized employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to this information. Our service providers and agents are required to maintain client confidentiality and may not use the information for any unauthorized purpose. Our employees are governed by strict standards and policies to ensure that personal information is secure and treated with the utmost care and respect.
NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES
THIRD PARTY LINKS
We are not responsible for privacy policies employed by other third parties. We suggest, therefore, that you examine the privacy statements of those sites to learn how personal information may be collected, used and/or disclosed.
EMBEDDED CONTENT FROM THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
UPDATING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
It is important that your personal information is accurate and complete. Having accurate information about you enables us to give you the best possible service. If you have provided us with personal profile information, you have the right to access, verify and amend that information. We rely on you to keep us informed of any changes, such as a change of address, telephone number or any other circumstances – simply go to the Cottonwood Centre Website and update your information or contact us to help you.
Despite our best efforts, errors sometimes do occur. If you identify any personal information that is out- of-date, incorrect or incomplete, let us know and we will make the corrections promptly and use every reasonable effort to communicate these changes to other parties who may have inadvertently received incorrect or out-of-date personal information from us.
PRIVACY RELATED COMPLAINTS
Please note that if you provide this website with inconsistent privacy preferences (for example, by indicating on one occasion that third parties may contact you with marketing offers and indicating on another occasion that they may not), Cottonwood Centre cannot guarantee that your most recent privacy preference will be honored