This privacy statement describes Cuplings policy concerning the gathering and sharing of visitors’ information through the CUPLINGS web site. It applies to all “CUPLINGS sites” – that is, all sites within the “CUPLINGS.com” domain name. You should note that through this site you may reach or be directed to other sites that relate to CUPLINGS, such as (the various private charities around the world that support CUPLINGS); all these sites have their own privacy statements which are similar to this one but may vary slightly. By visiting the CUPLINGS website you are accepting the practices described in this policy.
What information does CUPLINGS collect?
Normal website usage
In general, you can browse the CUPLINGS site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. The only information we gather during general browsing is from standard server logs.
These include your IP (Internet Protocol) address, domain name, browser type, operating system, and information such as the web site that referred you to us, the files you downloaded, the pages you visit, and the dates/times of those visits.
Collection of personally identifiable information
If you register for a newsletter, log on to certain CUPLINGS sites, order a book or other merchandise, request information, provide feedback, apply for a job, join a discussion group or join an electronic mailing list, you will be asked to provide personal information such as your name, postal address and e-mail address. This information is collected only with your knowledge and permission, and is kept in various CUPLINGS databases. If you are purchasing something on the web, you may be asked to provide your credit card details.
Joining electronic discussion groups may mean that other participants of the discussion group (including non-CUPLINGS employees) will see personal information that you have volunteered. For open discussion groups, this information will be public.
Special note about information from children
Several sites in the CUPLINGS domain are focused on children, including interactive sites such as group discussions. Some of these require user-specific information to be provided to CUPLINGS. We ask for the minimum amount of personal information in this case.
These parts of the CUPLINGS site are for children and authorized adults only and unauthorized adults are not to participate in these parts of the CUPLINGS site. (Obtaining user information helps us in that regard if needed.)
Children should make sure their parents, or the adults who are caring for them, know they are participating in the CUPLINGS sites and are providing this limited user information.
What does CUPLINGS do with the information it collects?
Normal web usage
The information gathered during general browsing of the “CUPLINGS.com” domain is used to analyse trends and usage of the CUPLINGS site and to improve the usefulness of the site. It is not connected with any personal information. However, if you have registered with CUPLINGS in connection with any activity on the CUPLINGS site, the information we collect about your normal web usage will be identifiable to you.
Personal identifiable information
CUPLINGS may use the personal information you provide to:
• Contact you – either in response to a query or suggestion, or to mail newsletters, documents, publications, etc. to you, and we also may provide the information to the CUPLINGS national committees so they can contact you as well;
• Manage and process your job application;
• Confirm your purchases and registrations on the site;
• Obtain payment for purchases through the site (via credit card);
• “Remember” your online profile and preferences;
• Help you quickly find information that is relevant to you based on your interests, and help us create site contents most relevant to you;
• Undertake statistical analysis.
What if I don’t want to provide personal information?
Providing personal information on the CUPLINGS web site is optional. If you choose not to provide personal information, you can still browse and use the CUPLINGS site, but you will not be able to carry out certain actions such as purchasing items, registering for a newsletter, or applying for a job.
Opting out and changing your information
At any time, you can cancel or modify your information by returning to the web page where you first provided the information and contacting the focal point for that page/relevant CUPLINGS department. Where contact details are not provided on the page, you can contact us for further information.
CUPLINGS employs a range of techniques and security measures to protect the information maintained on our system from loss, misuse, unauthorised access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.
However, CUPLINGS assumes no responsibility for the security of information.
The CUPLINGS site contains link to sites external to the CUPLINGS.com domain. CUPLINGS is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites.
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