PRIVACY STATEMENT FOR THE PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS COUNCIL
Effective Date: November 30, 2007
We collect and store information that you voluntarily provide to us on this Site when you purchase a product, respond to a survey, or sign up for a conference or online seminar sponsored by the Site. When you purchase a product or service, you provide your name, mailing address, email address, telephone number and credit card information in order to complete the transaction. If you enter a contest or sign up for a promotion, you provide your name, email address, or other contact information. At times, you may be asked to voluntarily provide demographic information such as address, age range, gender, occupation, interests or hobbies.
When you access our Site, our web server automatically collects and stores your domain name, the date and time you access our Site, and the Internet address of the website that linked you to our Site.
The Council uses the information it collects from you in a variety of ways including to process your purchase transaction, to improve the content of our Site to address your preferences and to attract new users, to track user trends and patterns on the Internet so that we may inform users of information that may be of interest to them and, in some instances, to properly credit third parties that have referred you to the Site. Stored information is also used to pre-populate information fields for purchases, contests or promotions.
The Council shares individually identifiable information, such as name and email address, with other reputable organizations including its affiliates, advertisers, marketing partners and network advertising companies that are interested in marketing to Site users. The Council also shares individually identifiable information with contractors that help us provide services in connection with the Site. Demographic information may be shared in aggregate, non-identifying form with third parties interested in knowing what type of audience the Site is attracting. The Council and its advertisers and marketing partners use this information to ensure that ads, offers and promotions are relevant and of value to you.
If you register at the Site to become a member, you will have the ability through your account page to update or change information collected about you. You may also unsubscribe from our email lists or prevent future disclosure of your information to third parties for marketing purposes by sending us an email. Please be aware that it may take a few days for your change to take effect.
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of personal information, The Council uses appropriate industry standard procedures to safeguard the confidentiality of personal information. All transmissions of personal information are through secure computer servers, which also run authentication and Secure Sockets Layer ("SSL") software data encryption software to encrypt all personal information including your name, address and credit card number to protect it from being read as the information travels over the Internet. Access to registered users´ accounts is password protected.
In general, the Site does not direct its activities to or market products appropriate for children under the age of 13. It is the policy of The Council to refrain from knowingly collecting personally identifiable information from children under 13. If future Site activity is directed at children under 13, The Council will comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.
Your California Privacy Rights
Under California law, if you are a resident of California, you may request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for marketing purposes. To make such a request, please write to:
The Personal Care Products Council
1620 L Street, N.W. Suite 1200
Washington, D.C. 20036
ATTN: CA Privacy
We reserve our right not to respond to requests not submitted to the above address.
Your access to and use of this Site is governed by and will be construed in accordance with the law of the District of Columbia without regard to principles of conflicts of laws.