Thank you for visiting cofcogroup.com (this “Site”). We, COFCO (“COFCO”) have taken commercially reasonable precautions to provide a level of privacy and security appropriate to the sensitivity of the personal information we collect from our customers and users.
YOUR CONSENT TO THIS ONLINE PRIVACY AND SECURITY POLICY
By using the Site, you are agreeing to the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Online Privacy and Security Policy. If you do not consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Online Privacy and Security Policy, you may not use our Site.
This Online Privacy and Security Policy may be supplemented or amended from time to time by “Privacy Notices” posted on specific areas of our Site. For example, certain pages of our Site contain Privacy Notices providing details about the personal information we collect on those pages, why we need that information, and choices you may have about the ways we use that information.
PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT
“Personal information” means information that identifies you personally, either alone or in combination with other information available to us.
INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE TO US
We collect the personal information you knowingly and voluntarily provide when you use our Site; for example, the information you provide when you:
• Register to use our site or a third-party application offered through this site
• Email us with questions or comments
• Respond to an email from us
Personal information collected on our Site in this way includes your name, address, telephone number, and email address. The personal information submitted to COFCO shall become the sole property of COFCO.
INFORMATION SENT TO US BY YOUR WEB BROWSER
We collect information that is sent to us automatically by your web browser (i.e. cookies). Please check your browser if you want to learn what information your browser sends or how to change your settings. The information provided by your browser does not identify you personally.
We use this information primarily to create statistics that help us improve our Site and make it more compatible with the technology used by our visitors. We use these cookies to collect statistical information about the ways visitors use our Site – which pages they visit, which links they use, and how long they stay on each page. We analyze this information in statistical form to better understand our visitors’ interests and needs and to improve the content and functionality of our Site.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT USING WEB BEACONS
In addition to cookies, we may also use “web beacons” and other web technologies to manage our Site and email. A web beacon is a small bit of computer code. Web beacons may be used to count how many people visit a web page or tell us whether an email has been opened. We may link the information we collect using web beacons and other web technologies to information that identifies you personally.
HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
COFCO takes great pride in having you as a customer and we will take commercially reasonable measures to ensure your privacy as a customer when you visit our Site.
We may use the personal information you provide to us:
• To invite you to participate in satisfaction surveys or provide feedback to us
• To improve the content, functionality, and usability of this Site
• To better understand your needs and interests
• For security, credit, or fraud prevention purposes
• For any other purpose we identify in a specific Privacy Notice
Please read further to learn more about the ways we use personal information we collect from you in specific situations.
EMAIL COMMENTS AND INQUIRIES
We welcome your comments regarding this Site and encourage you to submit reviews of products you have used. Please note, however, any comments, feedback, suggestions, product reviews, or other communications (collectively, “Comments”) sent to us shall be and remain the exclusive property of COFCO. Your submission of Comments will constitute an assignment to COFCO of all worldwide rights, title, and interests in all copyrights and other intellectual property rights in the Comments.
COFCO will be entitled to copy, disclose, display or perform publicly, improve, and modify any Comments you submit for any purpose whatsoever, without restriction and without compensating you in any way. COFCO will also be entitled to reduce to practice, use, and improve upon any ideas or inventions that you submit to us in any Comments for any purpose whatsoever, without restriction and without compensating you in any way. For this reason, we ask that you not send us any Comments that you do not wish to assign to us, including any confidential information, product ideas, inventions, or original artwork.
We reserve the right to edit reviews and other materials presented by users, but we do not take responsibility for the truth or accuracy of the Comments, nor do we take responsibility if the Comments we publish are deemed objectionable or offensive by certain individuals or entities.
WITH WHOM WE SHARE THE PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT THROUGH THIS SITE
We may share the personal information we collect through this Site as described below and in any applicable Privacy Notices.
OUR SERVICE PROVIDERS
We may share personal information collected through our Site with companies and organizations that perform services on our behalf; for example, companies that provide support services to us (such as data storage and web hosting services) or that help us market our products and services. When we share personal information with our third-party service providers, these service providers are required by contract to use the personal information we share with them only to perform services on our behalf and to protect the confidentiality of your personal information.
Specifically, we may use a third-party company to authenticate and validate the personal information you provide to make sure our email arrives successfully. If we use a third-party service provider in this way, we will have legally binding agreements with the third-party service provider that prohibits them from using your information for any purpose other than what COFCO instructs them to do with it.
SELECT THIRD PARTIES
We may from time to time share your personal information with carefully selected organizations so that they may contact you with information and offers that we believe will be of interest to you.
If you do not wish your personal information to be shared in this manner, you may “opt-out” at any time by sending us an email.
Information submitted to our Site is an asset of COFCO and/or its affiliates and will become part of our normal business records. Your personal information may be transferred to another company (either an affiliate or an unrelated third party) that has acquired the stock or assets of COFCO, one of our affiliates, or one of our operating divisions; for example, as the result of a sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution, or liquidation. If such a transfer occurs, the acquiring company’s use of your personal information will still be subject to this Online Privacy and Security Policy and any applicable Privacy Notices.
GOVERNMENT AND LEGAL DISCLOSURES
From time to time, for example, because of changes in the law or technology or the way we operate our business, we may ask your permission to use the personal information we have collected from you in new or different ways. We will do this by sending you a notice by email or postal mail at the last email or postal address you provided us, asking you to agree to the change. If you do not expressly agree to the change, we may, at our discretion, delete all or some of your personal information from our databases to avoid using your information in ways to which you have not consented.
This Online Privacy and Security Policy was last modified on April 30, 2012, and is effective as of that date.
LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES
COFCO’s Site is not directed at nor targeted to children under the age of 13. We do not use our Site to knowingly solicit personal information from or market to children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, do not provide us with any personal information. If we learn that someone under the age of 13 has provided personal information to our Site, we will use reasonable efforts to remove such information from our databases.
QUESTIONS & COMMENTS
We welcome your questions and comments regarding this Online Privacy and Security Policy. Please contact us at 215.291.4648 if you would like to speak with us concerning this Online Privacy and Security Policy or any of our other privacy policies or practices.