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Last Updated: 9/24/2014
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR ACCOUNT
COGNITEA.COM is committed to protecting the privacy needs of children, and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children's online activities and interests. COGNITEA.COM does not intentionally collect information from children under the age of 13, and COGNITEA.COM does not target its site to children. Only persons who are more than 18 years old or an emancipated minor may use the site. By accessing the site, you are legally acknowledging that you are over the age of 18 or an emancipated minor. If you are under the age of 18, you don't have the legal right to access the site.
California Shine the Light Law
California residents who provide personal information in obtaining products or services for personal, family or household use are entitled to request and obtain from us, once per calendar year, information about the customer information we shared, if any, with other businesses for their own direct marketing uses. If applicable, this information would include the categories of customer information and the names and addresses of those businesses with which we shared customer information for the immediately prior calendar year. To obtain this information from us, please send us an email using "Request for California Privacy Information" as the subject heading of your message, and we will send you a reply e-mail containing the requested information. Not all information sharing is covered by the "Shine the Light" requirements and only information on covered sharing will be included in our response.
We have implemented industry-standard security safeguards designed to protect the personal information and credit card data that you may provide. Access to your data on the COGNITEA.COM website is password-protected, and sensitive data (such as credit card information, if any) is protected by SLL encryption when it is exchanged between your web browser and the COGNITEA.COM site. We also periodically monitor our system for possible vulnerabilities and attacks, consistent with industry standards. You should be aware, however, that since the Internet is not a 100% secure environment, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you submit to the Site. There's also no guarantee that information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. It's your responsibility to protect the security and integrity of your account details, including your username and password. Please note that emails, instant messaging, and similar means of communication with other COGNITEA.COM site users are not encrypted, so you should not communicate any confidential information through these means.
THE TYPES OF INFORMATION WE COLLECT
In order to use the COGNITEA.COM site, you may need to create an account by providing use with your name, address, email address, telephone number, user name, password, and payment information. You can choose to provide other information about yourself during the registration process (for example, your gender, location, company affiliation, etc.). We use this additional information to provide you with more customized services,
On some pages of the site, you may be able to request information, subscribe to mailing lists, participate in online discussions, or provide feedback on our products. The types of personal information you provide to us on these pages may include your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, or social media account names.
Credit card information may be collected to place your orders, but we do not retain this information on our servers. Credit card numbers are used only for processing payment and are not used for other purposes. Payment processing services are provided by a third-party payment service, and a management company external to COGNITEA.COM may provide support for these financial activities. We may share your personal information with these partners to facilitate these transactions.
Non-personal information is data about usage and service operation that is not directly associated with a specific personal identity. COGNITEA.COM may collect and analyze non-personal information to evaluate how visitors use the COGNITEA.COM COGNITEA.COM.
COGNITEA.COM may gather aggregate information, which refers to information your computer automatically provides to us and that cannot be tied back to you as a specific individual. Examples include referral data (the COGNITEA.COMs you visited just before and just after our site), the pages viewed, time spent at our COGNITEA.COM, and Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet. For example, when you request a page from one of our COGNITEA.COMs, our servers log your IP address to create aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns and for purposes of system administration.
Log Files and IP Addresses
We may collect information from the devices and networks that you use to visit the COGNITEA.COM in order to help improve the services we provide. Every time you request or download a file from the COGNITEA.COM, COGNITEA.COM may store data about these events and your IP address in a log file. We may use this information to analyze trends, administer the COGNITEA.COM, track users' movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use or for other business purposes. When you access or leave the COGNITEA.COM by clicking on a hyperlink, we receive the URL from the site from which you last visited or the one to which you're directed. We may receive the Internet Protocol ("IP") address of your computer or proxy server used to access the site, your operating system, the type of browser you used, and the type of device and/or operating system you use, your mobile device carrier or your ISP. We also may receive location data passed to us from third-party services or GPS-enabled devices that you have set up in order to customize your experience based on location information.
The COGNITEA.COM also may use web beacons and other tracking technologies, such as pixels and ad tags, to collect non-personal information about your use of our COGNITEA.COM and the COGNITEA.COMs of our selected sponsors or advertisers, your use of special promotions or newsletters, and other activities. The information collected by web beacons allows us to statistically monitor how many people are using our COGNITEA.COM and selected sponsors' and advertisers’ sites; how many people open our emails; and for what purposes these actions are being taken. We do not share personally identifiable information with any third-party advertisers, but we may show you sponsored content from our affiliates and advertisers.
The COGNITEA.COM may allow for the use of clickstream data collection. Clickstream analysis is the process of collecting, analyzing, and reporting aggregate data about which pages visitors visit in what order based on mouse clicks each user makes. Clickstream analysis is useful for web activity analysis and other functions that help us, our affiliates, and our partners to understand how you use our COGNITEA.COM.
As new technologies emerge, COGNITEA.COM may be able to improve our services or provide you with new ones, which means that COGNITEA.COM may create new ways to collect information on the COGNITEA.COMs. If we offer a new service or new features to our existing COGNITEA.COM, for example, these changes may result in our collecting new information in order to improve your user experience.
When you use a location-enable device, we may collect and process information about your actual location, like GPS signals sent by a mobile device. We also may use various locations to determine location, such as sensor data from your device that may, for example, provide information on nearby Wi-Fi access points and cell towers.
Contact with COGNITEA.COM
We may collect information when you use the COGNITEA.COM, such as when you join and participate in any group, participate in any polls or surveys, or otherwise interact with other users within the community.
Links to Third-Party Sites and Services
We may receive information when you use your account to log into a third-party site or application in order to recommend tailored content or advertising to you and to improve your user experience on our COGNITEA.COMs. We may provide reports containing aggregated impression information to third parties to measure Internet traffic and usage patterns.
HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Consent to Use by COGNITEA.COM
We will use your personal information to help us customize the content and layout of our site so that we may provide you with a smooth and efficient visit. We also use personal information for purposes of administering our business activities, providing customer service, and making available other products and services to our customers. We also may use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our web site, new services, and special offers we think you will find valuable.
For example, we may use the information we collect on our site to enhance your shopping experience to:
- Deliver merchandise and services that you purchase online
- Register you as a member of CogniTea
- Prevent fraud and bill you for your purchases
- Confirm your orders
- Respond to your customer-service inquiries or requests
- Communicate featured items and special offerings to you
- Find and stock the products you want
- Customize your shopping experience
Communications from COGNITEA.COM
We use the information you provide to customize your experience on the COGNITEA.COM. We may communicate with you using email or other means available to us regarding the availability of services, service-related issues, or promotional messages that we believe may be of interest to you. We may, for example, send you welcome messages, emails regarding new features or services, targeted advertisements, and other promotional information from COGNITEA.COM, or our affiliates, members, and partners. You may opt out of receiving promotional messages from COGNITEA.COM by following the instructions contained in the email. As long as you're a registered user, however, you can't opt out of receiving service messages from us, but you may contact us at any time to close your account. COGNITEA.COM may also use personal information in order to customize content on the site to you, such as news relevant to you or to your industry or COGNITEA.COM.
Communications from Others
In addition, please remember that any information (including personal information) that you post to COGNITEA.COM, such as on forums, message boards, community pages, etc., becomes public information that others may collect, circulate, and use. Because we cannot and do not control the acts of others, you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose information about yourself or others in public forums such as these.
Sharing Information with Members, Affiliates, and Business Partners
Sharing Information with Third Parties
Content contained on the COGNITEA.COM may result in display of some of your personal information outside of COGNITEA.COM. For example, when you post content to a page that is open for public viewing and/or discussion, your content, including your name as the contributor and your email address should you provide such information, will be displayed on the site and may be displayed in search engine results. You are responsible for any information you post on the COGNITEA.COM, and this content may be accessible to others. Accordingly, you should be aware that any information you choose to disclose on the COGNITEA.COM can be read, collected, and used by other users and visitors to our site. COGNITEA.COM is not responsible for the information you choose to submit on the COGNITEA.COM.
Polls and Surveys
COGNITEA.COM may conduct polls and surveys of our users, and your participation in this type of research is at your sole discretion. COGNITEA.COM may follow up with you regarding your participation in this research. You may at any time opt out of participating in our polls and surveys.
YOUR OPTIONS AND OBLIGATIONS
If we allow you to create an account and/or a user profile, you may access, modify, correct, or delete your personal information controlled by COGNITEA.COM regarding your profile or close your account. You can also contact us for any account information which is not on your profile or readily accessible to you. If you close your account, all of your content posted to publicly available pages on our site may remain visible on COGNITEA.COM.
You should be aware that information that you've shared with others or that others have copied may also remain visible after you have closed your account or deleted the information from your own profile. In addition, you may not be able to access, correct, or eliminate any information about you that other users have copied or exported out of the COGNITEA.COM, because this information may not be in our control.
Be respectful and courteous. COGNITEA.COM is a community group, and you have certain obligations both to the COGNITEA.COM and to your fellow users.
You must not upload or otherwise disseminate any information that may infringe on the rights of others or that may be deemed to be defamatory, injurious, violent, offensive, racist or xenophobic, or that may otherwise violate the purpose and community spirit of COGNITEA.COM, or its members.
From time to time COGNITEA.COM may email you electronic newsletters, announcements, surveys or other information. If you prefer not to receive any or all of these communications, you may opt out by following the directions provided within the electronic newsletters and announcements.