CogCon may periodically solicit some or all of the following types of information which may be identifiable to you when you register for our services, access various content or features, submit survey responses, or directly contact the site: i) contact information, such as your email address and name; ii) demographic information such as age, gender, zip code, etc.; and iii) information for the purpose of authenticating yourself or your account if we have reason to believe, in our sole discretion, that you may be violating site policies or for any other reason we deem necessary (collectively “Personal Information”). CogCon will use the information as submitted by you and you are therefore solely responsible for ensuring the accuracy of all Personal Information you submit to CogCon.
We collect and store all Personal Information you voluntarily submit to us through registering with the Site or uploading or posting User Content through the Site or Services. If you are signed into a third-party account such as your Twitter or Facebook account and you “like” or “comment” on CogCon Content (such as the articles found on our blog) or other User Content, your Twitter or Facebook username will be displayed and so available to the public. You agree that your username, likes, feedback, and any associated comments may become public information; we therefore urge you to exercise caution when deciding to disclose any Personal Information on the Site or through the Services.
Non-Personal Information: Cookies and Other Technologies
We may utilize cookies and other technologies to recognize you, customize your experience, and serve advertisements. A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We may also use "Web beacons" that monitor your use of our Services. Web beacons (or Web bugs) are small strings of code that provide a method for delivering a graphic image on a Web page for the purpose of transferring data, such as the IP (Internet Protocol) address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the Web beacon appears, the URL (Uniform Resource Locator) of the page on which the Web beacon appears, the time the page containing the Web beacon was viewed, the types of browser that fetched the Web beacon and the identification number of any cookie on the computer previously placed by that server.
When we correspond with you via HTML capable e-mail, Web beacons let us know whether you received and opened our e-mail. On their own, cookies or Web beacons do not contain or reveal any personally identifiable information. However, if you choose to furnish personally identifiable information, this information can be linked to the data stored in the cookies/Web beacons.
Overall, cookies and web beacons help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages and services you find useful and which you do not. A cookie or web beacon in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website. You may also visit Network Advertising Initiative’s Opt-Out Tool and the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Opt-Out Tool for information on how you can opt out of behavioral tracking on this website and how we respond to web browser signals and other mechanisms that enable consumers to exercise choice about behavioral tracking.
Information Collected Automatically
Our service provider automatically receives and collect information such as your IP address, the URLs of websites you arrive at CogCon from or leave CogCon to go to, your type of browser and language, access times, the content of any undeleted cookies that your browser previously accepted from us, your operating system, your mobile provider, your mobile device, and your ISP. We may use such information to better understand how visitors to CogCon use the Site, to analyze trends, administer the website, prevent fraud, and gather broad demographic information.
Our Use of Your Information
Our primary purpose in collecting information, both Personal Information and other, is to provide you with a safe, smooth, efficient, and customized experience. You agree that we may use your information to:
• Provide the services and customer support you request.
• Troubleshoot problems and prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities.
• Customize, measure and improve our Services, content and advertising.
• Tell you about our Services, targeted marketing, service updates, and promotional offers based on your communication preferences.
• Monitor and enforce our Terms of Service.
• Communicate with Users about products and/or services they may be interested in.
• Verify your eligibility to use the Site.
Our Disclosure of Your Information
CogCon may disclose Personal Information to respond to legal requirements, enforce our policies, respond to claims that a listing or other content violates the rights of others, or protect anyone’s rights, property, or safety. Such information will be disclosed in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
We may also share your Personal Information with: i) service providers to improve Services provided to you; ii) as we in our sole discretion believe necessary or appropriate in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement, piracy, or other unlawful activity; or iii) other business entities, should we plan to merge with or be acquired by that business entity.
If you participate in a survey sponsored by CogCon, research results will be reported as totals or in other aggregated form. No information about you as an individual is made public.
If you choose to submit content for publication, we may publish your screen name and other information you have provided to us.
We may periodically sell or rent your information to third parties for marketing purposes without your explicit consent. We may combine your information with information we collect from other companies and use it to improve and personalize our services, content and advertising. If you do not wish to receive marketing communications from us or participate in our ad-customization programs, simply indicate your preference or by following the directions provided with the communication or advertisement.
Spam or Spyware
Spamming and the use of spyware is explicitly prohibited it by our Terms of Service. If you would like to report an incident of spamming or other unauthorized communications form other Users, please contact us at ObscureMyEmailCookie. We maintain the right to investigate such incidents and take suitable action.
The Personal Information we collect is stored on a secure, password-protected server and only authorized personnel have access to your information. We use industry-standard encryption technologies with respect to the receipt and transfer of Personal Information you submit. We may store your information, in whole or in part, on equipment or in facilities leased or licensed from other vendors or entities. We rely on the safety and security statements of such vendors with regard to their storage equipment and services. Nevertheless, despite our best efforts, no transmission over the Internet and no data storage method can be guaranteed to be safe 100% of the time. CogCon cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to CogCon or guarantee that your end user data stored on the Services may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our industry standard physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.
The Site is hosted on servers in the United States. Accordingly, if you are located outside of the United States, the Personal Information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By submitting your Personal Information, you consent to its transfer and storage in the United States and its use in accordance with the purposes for which it was originally collected.
We may use your email to deliver newsletters or other branded promotional materials (e.g., new product offerings, special offers by us or other third parties) purposes. Email messages we send you may contain code that enables our database to track your usage of the emails we send you, such usage includes whether the email was opened and what links (if any) were clicked. If you send an email to us, or fill out our “Feedback” form, we will collect your email address and the full content of your email, including attached files, and other information you provide.
You may indicate your preference to “Opt Out” of receiving promotional communications by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the promotional email you receive or by contacting us directly at ObscureMyEmailCookie. You acknowledge that it may take up to 10 days for us to process an opt-out request. However, we reserve the right to send you certain service announcements and administrative messages, without offering you an opportunity to opt out.
Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important to us. Although our content addresses educational, teaching, and learning theories applicable to all ages, CogCon does not knowingly collect or solicit Personal Information from anyone under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our Site, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately at ObscureMyEmailCookie and we will promptly remove such information from our records.
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits residents of the State of California to request certain information regarding our disclosure of Personal Information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Changes to this Policy
CogCon reserves the right, at any time, to add to, change, update, or modify this Policy. We will post a notice on the Site when there are material changes to the Policy; any such changes will be posted here on our Site and will be reflected by the date of last revision. In all cases, use of information we collect is subject to the Policy in effect at the time such information is collected.
Please contact us at ObscureMyEmailCookie should you have any questions about this policy.