For purposes of this Agreement, “Site” refers to COSA’s website, which can be accessed at https://www.thecosa.org or through any of our subdomains or applications related.
“Service” refers to COSA’s services accessed via the Site, in which users can access information, download our materials such as indicators, reports, and news, subscribe to our newsletter, and contact us.
The terms “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to COSA. “You” refers to you, as a user of our Site or our Service.
I. INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We collect “Non-Personal Information” and “Personal Information.” Non-Personal Information includes information that cannot be used to personally identify you, such as anonymous usage data, general demographic information we may collect, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, preferences you submit and preferences that are generated based on the data you submit and number of clicks. Personal Information includes your email, name, and country, which you submit to us through the registration process at the Site.
Information collected via Technology. To activate the Service you do not need to submit any Personal Information other than your name and email address. To use the Service thereafter, you do not need to submit further Personal Information. However, in an effort to improve the quality of the Service, we track information provided to us by your browser or by our software application when you view or use the Service, such as the website you came from (known as the “referring URL”), the type of browser you use, the device from which you connected to the Service, the time and date of access, and other information that does not personally identify you.
Children’s Privacy. The Site and the Service are not directed to anyone under the age of 13. The Site does not knowingly collect or solicit information from anyone under the age of 13, or allow anyone under the age of 13 to sign up for the Service. In the event that we learn that we have gathered personal information from anyone under the age of 13 without the consent of a parent or guardian, we will delete that information as soon as possible. If you believe we have collected such information, please contact us at [email protected]
II. HOW WE USE AND SHARE INFORMATION
In general, the Personal Information you provide to us is used to help us communicate with you. For example, we use
Personal Information to contact users in response to questions, solicit feedback from users, provide technical support, and inform users about promotional offers.
We may share Personal Information with outside parties if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to meet any applicable legal process or enforceable governmental request; to enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations; address fraud, security or technical concerns; or to protect against harm to the rights, property, or safety of our users or the public as required or permitted by law
III. HOW WE PROTECT INFORMATION
We implement security measures designed to protect your information from unauthorized access. Your account is protected by your account password and we urge you to take steps to keep your personal information safe by not disclosing your password and by logging out of your account after each use. We further protect your information from potential security breaches by implementing certain technological security measures including encryption, firewalls and Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. However, these measures do not guarantee that your information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of such firewalls and secure server software. By using our Service, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to assume these risks. COSA securely stores your data on servers located in Canada and the US. We will keep your personal data for as long as service is available, for the purpose of using the service, or until you ask us to remove it. In the event of a data breach, we will notify you within 72 hours of learning of the event.
IV. YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING THE USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:
- The right to access – You have the right to request COSA for copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.
- The right to rectification – You have the right to request that COSA correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request Our Company to complete information you believe is incomplete.
- The right to erasure – You have the right to request that COSA erase your personal data, under certain conditions.
- The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that COSA restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
- The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to COSA’s processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
- If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at our email: [email protected]
V. LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
VI. LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY SITES
This notice does not apply to any third-party sites that may link to, or be accessible from, our sites such as our newsletter provider and payment processor. Your interactions with these sites are governed by the third parties’ applicable privacy notices, statements, or policies. We encourage you to read them.
VII. COOKIES AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES
COSA may use both persistent and session cookies; persistent cookies remain on your computer after you close your
session and until you delete them, while session cookies expire when you close your browser. For example, we store a persistent cookie to track emails, names, activities on our sites through site analysis software (e.g., Google analytics) and web security middleware (e.g. Cloudflare).
Click-through URLs. If you “opt in” to receive newsletters, updates, or other information from us, our emails may use a “clickthrough URL” linked to content on our sites. When you click one of these URLs, they pass through a separate web server before arriving at the destination page on our sites. We use this click-through data to help us understand how recipients respond to, or interact with, our emails
Third party social media and video sites. If you choose to share our digital content with friends through social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter, or to watch a video posted to a third-party media site (such as YouTube), you may be sent cookies from these third-party websites. We do not control the setting of these cookies, so please check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.
Managing cookies and similar technologies
Cookies. You do not need to have cookies enabled to browse our sites unless you want us to remember you and your preferences when you return. If you prefer not to allow cookies, most cookies can be managed or blocked through your browser.
Click-through URLs. If you prefer not to be tracked this way, please do not click text or graphic links in emails you receive from us.
Third-party analytics service. You can opt out of data collection or use by Google and other third-party analytics services we may use on some of our sites
VII. CONTACT US