What is personal information?
Personal information is any information about an identifiable person other than the name, title or business address or telephone number of an employee of an organization.
How does the Cottrill website collect personal information from you?
We collect personal information from you only for the purposes we identify to you at or prior to the time we collect such personal information. We do not require this information in order for you to obtain access, to surf or to view the content on the Cottrill website. For those few activities on our website where the collection of personally identifiable information is necessary (for example, when you contact us with a question), you will know because the purposes for which your personal information is to be used will be identified to you. For those activities, we may collect, for example, your name, street address, telephone number, fax number, e-mail address and postal code. We will not collect more information than is necessary.
Does Cottrill collect or use information collected from you with technology?
The Cottrill website collects some information about you using technology, so it may not be readily apparent to you that it is being collected. For instance, when you come to our site, your IP address is collected so that we know how many visits we have had by separate individuals. An IP address is often associated with the place from which you enter the Internet like your Internet Service Provider (ISP) or your firm or company. This information is not necessarily personally identifiable.
How does Cottrill use the personal information it has collected from you?
Providing personal information is up to you, our visitor. We collect personally identifiable information to respond to your questions or comments and/or to send out brochures and other information on our products or our company. We may ask visitors providing e-mail addresses to let us know if they would like further information or updates from us or our site and only those who request it will receive follow-up e-mail or other communications from us. In that case, we may also offer visitors an “opt-out” option at any time they wish to cease receiving e-mails or other information from us.
We will only use such information for the purposes of (1) administering certain programs as identified to you at the time of collection; and (2) for statistical and marketing analysis, in a form where the information is no longer identifiable with you.
To whom will Cottrill provide your personal information?
Personal information is used solely by us. We will not disclose such information, other than as follows:
(a) to third party service providers with whom Cottrill has a contractual agreement, which includes appropriate privacy standards, for the purpose of: (i) performing functions such as data processing, database services or information technology support; and (ii) providing insurance for product liability claims on behalf of Cottrill;
(b) to comply with any legal actions like a court order or to protect the safety and security of guests and the Cottrill website.
We will let you know at the time the information is collected if such third-party sharing is anticipated, will identify the types of businesses at the area of collection, will describe the information we will share (like your mail or e-mail address) and will only share data if you agree. We will share personal data only with those who have agreed to follow policies that share our high standards of privacy.
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What type of security does Cottrill provide?
The importance of security for all personal information collected through the Cottrill website is of utmost concern to us. We have taken technical, contractual, administrative and physical security steps to protect the personal information collected from you on the Cottrill website with a level of security appropriate to the sensitivity of the personal information collected. Our security measures are periodically reviewed.
If you need further assistance, please contact the Cottrill Privacy Officer either by writing to us at Cottrill Heavy Equipment, 252 Saratoga Road, Kincardine, Ontario N2Z 2N3, Attention: Privacy Officer or by visiting the Cottrill website and submitting your inquiry via email.