Protecting your privacy is important to col.com™. We hope the following policy will help you understand how col.com™ collects, uses, and safeguards the personal information you provide on our web site.
If you browse the col.com™ website, you do so anonymously. We do not collect personal information -- including your e-mail address. We do log your IP address (the Internet address of your computer) to give us an idea of which parts of our web site you visit and how long you spend there. But we do not link your IP address to anything personally identifiable. The only other information automatically provided to us is the type of computer and operating system you are using. Your browser supplies us with this information.
Like many other commercial web sites, the col.com™ website may use a standard technology called a "cookie" to collect information about how you use the site. At times we may request that you voluntarily supply us with personal information, such as your e-mail address, phone number, and postal address, for purposes such as corresponding with us, making a purchase, entering a sweepstakes, or participating in an online survey.
We do not share your profile with anyone else outside of col.com™ without your consent, and no one else can access your information.
If you provide us with your e-mail or postal address, or have done so in the past, we will ask you if we can use it to send you updates on the latest col.com™ products and promotions. We also ask if you want us to share your personal information with other companies that offer related services. If you do not want us or other companies to contact you, you can choose to "opt out," and col.com™ will respect your wishes.
When you supply col.com™ with your personal information, we may use it to confirm a purchase, or to learn more about our customers so that we can develop better products and services. We may also use the information to inform you about new products, services and offers that may be of interest to you. These offers may be based on information you provided in your initial transaction with us or in surveys.
Declining e-mail offers
col.com™ provides customers with an easy means to decline to receive e-mail offers. Although most customers tell us they appreciate receiving notice of these opportunities, we recognize the importance of providing you with choices. At any time, you may request to discontinue receiving these offers from us by simply replying to the e-mail and informing us of your preferences. All e-mail offers that you receive from col.com™ will tell you how to decline further e-mail offers.
While col.com™ product ad campaigns and marketing materials are often viewed by children, we do not solicit data from them. col.com™ encourages parents and guardians to spend time online with their children and to participate in the interactive activities offered on the sites their children visit. No information should be submitted to, or posted at, col.com™ web site by visitors under 18 years of age without the consent of their parent or guardian. To view educational material on consumer privacy, please see http://www.ftc.gov/.