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Columbia Weather Systems Privacy Policy

Effective Date: The effective date of this policy is 10/30/2007.

Summary: We are committed to respecting the privacy rights of our customers and all visitors to our Web site. We don't sell, rent, or distribute email addresses or other personal information to outside organizations, unless required by law.

General Statement: This policy describes the level of privacy you can expect from our website. This policy applies each time you enter our site, whether or not you request any information.

Our privacy policy does not apply to websites we do not own or operate, including those we provide links to. Linked sites are not under our control and we are not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of those sites, or any link contained in those sites. We reserve the right to change our content or terminate any link at any time.

Information We Collect and Maintain about Site Visitors: In general, you can remain anonymous on our website. You may visit our site without telling us who you are, and without providing any personal information about yourself. However, if you want to receive certain information from us, either electronically or otherwise, you will be asked to provide your name, address, email, and other information as necessary so we can contact you and send you the information you have requested.

It is your option to provide personal information. By submitting personal information, you acknowledge and agree to the retention and use of this information on the terms stated within this policy. If you wish to remain anonymous, you should not request any information from us.

Cookies: We track the number of visitors to our site, the domains from which we are visited, key search words that are used to find our site, which pages are viewed, and any pages or other information that are downloaded from our site, etc. However, these cookies are not personally identifiable, and we make no attempt to link them to any specific individual.

Specifically, we do not track where visitors go when they leave our site, and we don't track personally identifiable information about our users other than as stated in this policy. Cookies are used for marketing purposes, to analyze trends and statistics on how our website is used, and to make improvements to our site. If you disable cookies in your browser, you will still be able to access our site.

How Personal Information Will Be Used: All personal information provided by visitors to our website is used exclusively for internal marketing and sales purposes. It will be maintained in complete confidentiality unless you specifically authorize disclosure. You should expect that it will be retained in perpetuity. However, we do not sell or otherwise share any personal information about our website visitors with any outside parties except as follows:

We share personal information with our independent dealers, distributors and trading partners around the world, and other parties necessary to provide a product or service you have requested, such as financial partners, shippers, etc.

We will release personal information as required by legal process, where necessary to identify someone who may be causing injury or harm to us or another party, and to protect or defend our property rights, or to defend against any legal claims made against us.

We may release personal information in conjunction with the sale or merger of our business, or of a line of business, to a third party.

Data Security and Standards of Care: It is our intent to protect the confidentiality of personal information, and we take reasonable measures to do so. However, we cannot ensure the security of data during transmission, and any submission is transmitted at your own risk. Once we receive transmitted information, we use industry standard efforts to ensure the security and privacy of personal information.

Notice of Changes: We may make changes to our website or our privacy policy at any time. However, any such changes will be posted on the site and the effective date of the policy will be revised to reflect the change. Any changes will only apply to site visits made after the date of the change. We recommend you read this policy each time you use the site in case you have missed any changes to the privacy policy. If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please contact us.

 

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