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Privacy Policy

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics acknowledges that privacy is a concern for our Web site visitors and this policy statement explains how we manage information provided to us by our Web visitors.

All information that is provided to us through our Web site is treated with respect and confidentiality, and we are committed to maintaining your confidence and trust.

There are certain actions and areas of the site that require you to provide personal information, such as:

• Becoming a member of our activist network
• Sending a question by e-mail
• Signing up for our e-Newsletter & Action Alerts

Any time you provide personal information, you should be mindful of the terms of this privacy policy, as it will govern our use of the information you have provided.

Personal Information You Choose to Provide

In order to gain access to certain areas of our site, you may choose to provide information. If you do submit information to us, we will use that information for the purposes for which it was submitted. Personal information you provide is stored in a secure location and is accessible only by designated staff and select third-party vendors. These vendors, including companies we contract to manage our database, host our Web site and provide Web consulting services, will not use your information except as expressly directed by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.

Most areas of our site are accessible without registration of any kind.  Some of our services require some identification in order to be effective.  This includes, but is not limited to, our online activism center. We may also use your information in other ways, such as to contact you about other Campaign for Safe Cosmetics activities or as otherwise disclosed to you when we collect your information.

a. If you join our e-mail list, we will have a record of your e-mail address and all other information you choose to provide. We may contact you by e-mail about a broad range of Campaign for Safe Cosmetics activities.

b. We do not share any of the e-mail addresses collected from the site with other individuals, organizations or companies. We do occasionally exchange our mailing list with like-minded organizations. If you do not wish for your mailing address to be exchanged, please e-mail us at info@safecosmetics.org.

c. If you join or opt-in to our activist network, you will receive informational updates and action alerts on issues related to safe cosmetics. Our activist network is an electronic network, and therefore we need an e-mail address to contact you. We also need your full postal address in order for our systems to match you to the correct state and federal districts, so you can send messages to your designated elected officials.

d. We will receive any other information you choose to provide, such as optional information or personal stories you submit. By submitting such a story to us, you give us permission to edit it, post it on our Web site and use it in appropriate settings designed to illustrate the impact of our environment on human health. If you do not want your name or other identifying information publicized, please do not include it in your personal story.

You should be aware that we use third-party vendors to provide services on this Web site and in our other business operations. The information that you submit on this site may be provided to those vendors on a confidential basis so that those vendors can provide services (such as maintaining our database, sending e-mail messages to activists, facilitating our fundraising activities and campaigns or processing credit card transactions) on our behalf. Such vendors are not authorized by us to share your personal information with other parties and have agreed to these conditions.

Other than as described in this privacy policy, or as may be necessary to protect the rights, property and safety of our organization or others, or as may be necessary to comply with applicable law, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics will not give or sell the personal information you provide online.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are either placed on your computer's hard drive ("persistent cookies") or in your computer's Random Access Memory ("session cookies"). We use both persistent cookies and session cookies on the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics Web site.

Session Cookies: We use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate certain sections of our Web site. If you choose to provide personal information by using an interactive application on our site, such as by joining our e-mail list or registering with our activist network, we place a session cookie on your computer so that you will be recognized as you navigate our Web pages. Unless you opt in to change these session cookies to persistent cookies (see Persistent Cookies below), the information is only used for the duration of your browser session. For example, if you join our activist network and then navigate through different pages of the Web site, the cookie will maintain the information you entered when you filled out the activist registration page. As you move through the site, any fields requiring information about you that has already been captured will automatically appear. However, once you close your browser window, the session cookie times out. If you open a new browser window and return to our Web site, your personal information fields will not be filled automatically.

Persistent Cookies: We use persistent cookies to provide greater accuracy in our analysis of the information that is automatically collected about your visit to our site. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. These cookies do not collect personal information. We do not link the information collected through these cookies with other personal data that you provide to us.

In certain circumstances, you may be given the option to turn a session cookie into a persistent cookie on your computer (e.g., "Would you like us to remember your password?" messages). If you opt to turn a session cookie into a persistent cookie, that persistent cookie will remember your personal information (e.g., user name and password) and will not time out at the end of your browser session. See "Your Help is Needed" for more information.

Disabling Cookies: Persistent cookies leave a record on your computer that you have visited our site. However, you have the ability to remove cookies from your computer. Your Internet browser's "Help" section will give you information on how to delete cookies. In addition, there are many Web sites that provide browser- and operating system-specific information on how to delete cookies. When thinking about whether you want to delete cookies, you should be aware that some sites require cookies to function properly. If you delete cookies, you may have to re-register with some sites or you may notice difficulty in browsing some sites after you delete cookies.

How to Unsubscribe or Contact the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics About Your Information

If you do not want to receive any e-mail from us in the future, follow the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any e-Newsletter or Action Alert e-mail you have received from the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. You may also e-mail your unsubscribe request to info@safecosmetics.org. Note that your activist records will remain in the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics' databases, but your log-in and e-mail address will be deactivated.

If you wish to review the contact information we have on file for you, correct your contact information, provide a change of address or inform us how you wish your contact information to be used, please contact the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics as follows:

E-mail: info@safecosmetics.org

Thank you for visiting our site and for supporting smarter laws and safer products with the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.