COGILAB privacy practices on the web

Introduction

Your privacy is important to COGILAB. This statement discloses the information practices for COGILAB Web sites, including what type of information is gathered and tracked, how the information is used, and with whom the information is shared.

Personal information

In general, you can visit COGILAB on the Internet without telling us who you are and without giving any personal information about yourself. There are times, however, when we or our partners may need information from you.
You may choose to give us personal information in a variety of situations. For example, you may want to give us information, such as your name and address or e-mail id, to correspond with you, to process an order, or to provide you with a subscription. You may give us your credit card details to buy something from us or a description of your education and work experience in connection with a job opening at COGILAB that you wish to be considered for. We intend to let you know how we will use such information before we collect it from you; if you tell us that you do not want us to use this information to make further contact with you beyond fulfilling your requests, we will respect your wishes. If you give us personal information about somebody else, such as a spouse or work colleague, we will assume that you have their permission to do so.

Using and Sharing Personal Information

The following paragraphs describe in more detail how COGILAB may use your personal information and with whom we may share it. Depending on the type of COGILAB Web site you are visiting, one or more of the paragraphs may apply. For example, if you order a product from a COGILAB Web site, your information will be handled as described in such paragraphs as Fulfilling Your Transaction Request and Marketing Use.

Marketing Use

The information you provide to COGILAB on certain COGILAB Web sites may also be used by COGILAB and selected third parties for marketing purposes. Before we use it, however, we will offer you the opportunity to choose whether or not to have your information used in this way.

Information Security and Quality

We intend to protect your personal information and to maintain its quality. We implement appropriate measures and processes, such as using encryption when transmitting certain sensitive information, to help us to keep your information secure and to maintain its quality.

Supplementing Information

From time to time we may supplement information you give us via a COGILAB Web site with information from other sources, such as information validating your address or other available information about businesses. This is to help us maintain the accuracy of the information we collect and to help us provide a better service.

Use of Suppliers

In some cases COGILAB uses suppliers to collect, use, analyze and otherwise process information on its behalf. It is COGILAB's practice to require such suppliers to handle information in a manner consistent with COGILAB's policies.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Circumstances may arise where, whether for strategic or other business reasons, COGILAB decides to sell, buy, merge or otherwise reorganise businesses in some countries. Such a transaction may involve the disclosure of personal information to prospective or actual purchasers, or receiving it from sellers. It is COGILAB's practice to seek appropriate protection for information in these types of transactions.

Cookies, Web Beacons and Other Technologies

We sometimes collect non-identifiable information from visits to our Web sites to help us provide better customer service. For example, we keep track of the domains from which people visit, and we also measure visitor activity on COGILAB Web sites, but we do so in ways that keep the information non-identifiable. This information is sometimes known as "clickstream data." COGILAB or others on COGILAB's behalf may use this data to analyze trends and statistics and to help us provide better customer service.
Also, when we collect personal data from you in a transaction, we may extract some information about that transaction in an non-identifiable format and combine it with other non-identifiable information such as clickstream data. This information is used and analyzed only at an aggregate level to help us understand trends and patterns. This information is not reviewed at an individual level. If you do not want your transaction details used in this manner you can disable your cookies.
We collect the information we mentioned in the previous paragraphs through the use of various technologies, including one called "cookies". A cookie is a piece of data that a Web site can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your computer as an anonymous tag that identifies your computer but not you. Some COGILAB pages use cookies, sent by COGILAB or its third party vendors, or other technologies to better serve you when you return to the Web site. You can set your browser to notify you before you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it. You can also set your browser to turn off cookies. If you do so, however, some Web sites may not work properly.
Some COGILAB Web sites also use Web beacon or other technologies to better tailor those sites to provide better customer service. These technologies may be in use on a number of pages across COGILAB's Web sites. When a visitor accesses these pages, a non-identifiable notice of that visit is generated which may be processed by us or by our suppliers. These Web beacons usually work in conjunction with cookies. If you don't want your cookie information to be associated with your visits to these pages, you can set your browser to turn off cookies.
If you turn off cookies, Web beacon and other technologies will still detect visits to these pages, but the notices they generate cannot be associated with other non-identifiable cookie information and are disregarded. For more information, please see "How to work with Cookies".

Service Quality Monitoring

Certain Web transactions may also involve you calling us or our calling you. Please be aware that it is COGILAB's general practice to monitor and in some cases record such calls for staff training or quality assurance purposes.

Disclosures Required By Law

Please be aware that in certain circumstances, it is possible that personal information may be subject to disclosure pursuant to judicial or other government subpoenas, warrants, or orders.

Links to non-COGILAB Web sites

COGILAB Web sites may contain links to other Web sites. COGILAB is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those other Web sites.