The privacy policies described below are part of this Agreement. We respect the privacy of our online visitors. We collect information on or through this site that can personally identify you only when it is voluntarily offered by you. For example, we collect personally identifiable information to respond to visitor questions and comments about us and our products and services, to mail e-newsletters and to contact winners of contests and promotions.
Our site sometimes includes sweepstakes or other promotions that we are offering or are offering jointly with another company, and we may allow you to enter electronically in some cases. If that occurs, we will use the information you provide for the purpose of conducting the promotion (for example, to contact you if you have won) and with your consent, to offer you products and services of ours and our joint sweepstakes sponsors. In addition, we may also collect demographic and other data for market research, advertising and promotional purposes.
Any non-personal information, communications and material you send to this site or to us by E-mail are on a nonconfidential basis. We are free to use and reproduce any such information freely, and for any purpose whatsoever. Specifically, we will be free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in such information for any purpose, including developing, manufacturing or marketing products. Any information you send to this site must be truthful, not violate the rights of others and be legal.
What is a cookie?
Cookies are small files that are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Generally, cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize a user's device. A cookie assigns a unique numerical identifier to your web browser, and may enable us to recognize you as the same user who was at our website in the past, and relate your use of the website to other information about you.
Cookies perform many different functions, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. They can also help to ensure that advertisements you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
Our websites use several types of cookies, including 'essential website cookies', 'functionality cookies', 'analytics cookies' and 'advertising cookies':
- Essential website cookies (from Colgate-Palmolive): These cookies are essential to enable you to move around our websites and use their features. These cookies don't gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on our site. These cookies are often session-specific, expiring after your visit to the website (session) has ended.
- Functionality cookies (including from Colgate-Palmolive and YouTube): These cookies allow our websites to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features.
- Analytics cookies (including from Omniture, Google Analytics, and Quantcast): These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our sites, including the number of visitors, the websites that referred them to our websites and the pages that they visited on our websites. We use this information to compile reports and to help us improve our websites, for example, to understand how visitors use our site and by ensuring that users find what they are looking for easily.
- Advertising cookies (including from AddThis, AppNexus, Doubleclick, Facebook, Media6Degrees, Mediamind, Twitter, Yahoo, and YouTube): These cookies are used to collect data about the websites and individual pages that users visit both on and off our websites (which might indicate, for example, your interests and other attributes). They are typically used to deliver advertisements that are more relevant to you and your interests, and to help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. This information is shared with other organizations such as advertisers and our partners, who might use it with information about how you use other websites, including to identify shared interests and behaviors across groups of users who visit our (and other) websites.
Managing and Deleting Cookies
Colgate-Palmolive respects our consumers and understands that you may want to control which cookies are set as part of your visit to our sites.
For more information about third-party advertisers and how to prevent them from using your information, visit the National Advertising Initiative’s consumer Web site at www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ or Aboutads.info at www.aboutads.info/choices/.
We may modify this policy at any time, in our sole discretion and all modifications will be effective immediately upon our posting of the modifications on this site. Unless we specifically provide otherwise, this policy only applies to this site and our online activities, and does not apply to any of our offline activities.
For additional information about our on-line privacy practices, please contact Colgate-Palmolive Company, 300 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10022, (212) 310-2000 EMAIL COLGATE-PALMOLIVE.
CAREERS PRIVACY STATEMENT
Colgate-Palmolive and its world-wide subsidiaries are committed to respecting the privacy of our online visitors. This privacy statement describes what information we collect when you create a Job Profile in the Careers section of our web site, how we use that information, and your choices with respect to our use of such information about.
The Personal Information We Collect and How We Use It
By 'personal information' we mean names, addresses, email addresses, job experience and history and any other personal information you voluntarily provide about you and your skills and interests that will then be matched against our current job opportunities and requirements. This information will be used to evaluate your qualifications for the desired position and possibly to contact you for further information. Also, at a later time, you may be asked for certain identifying information, which will be used solely for federal and state diversity reporting purposes.
By creating a Job Profile, you acknowledge and agree that the information you submit is complete and correct to the best of your knowledge. Providing false information in the creation of your Job Profile or during the application process will lead to your rejection or termination.
By applying for a job with us via the Careers section of our web site, you authorize us and/or our authorized agents to undertake a background investigation including, but not limited to, a criminal background check, a job reference check, and verification of any information you have provided, and you authorize all corporations, companies, educational institutions, persons, law enforcement agencies, criminal, civil and federal courts, and former employers to release information they may have about you.
Disclosure of Personal Information
We may share your personal information with vendors or service providers such as companies who help us with database administration. We may also share your personal information with other Colgate-Palmolive companies in other countries where data privacy laws may not be equivalent to those in force in the United States.
In all these cases, however, we will take reasonable steps to help safeguard your personal information. We will only share your information under terms and conditions that obligate recipients to protect the privacy and security of your personal information.
Except as described in this Privacy Statement or as required by law, we will not share your personal information with a third party unless we have your consent or you were notified about this practice when we first collected your personal information.
Sale of Our Brands or Business
In connection with the sale of one or more of our brands or a part of our business to a different company, we reserve the right to transfer your personal information to a new owner that agrees to offer equivalent safeguards for the use and disclosure of your personal information.
You May Access and Update Personal Information
At any time you will have the right log in to the system to modify, correct or erase the personal information that you provided to use in your Job Profile or your resume. In the event that you erase your Job Profile or your resume, we will make your Job Profile or resume inactive. However, you understand that we will retain your Job Profile indefinitely for its own record-keeping purposes.
We care about the privacy of children. We recognize that children's use of the Internet and E-mail raise special concerns regarding privacy and security of information.
It is our intention to adhere to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act and its rules on collecting personal information from minors. We remind and encourage all parents to check and monitor their children's online activities. Help us protect the privacy of your children by ensuring that they never send E-mail or submit personal information on this site or any other without your permission.
We do not condition a child's participation in an activity on the child's disclosing more personal information than is reasonably necessary to participate in that activity. We do not share your children's personal information with third parties.
Parents have the right to review and have deleted any personally identifiable information we have collected from their children, and refuse to permit further collection of that information. To start this process, please send an email to Consumer Affairs.
Your children can enjoy most of the content and activities in our children's areas without supplying any personal information to us at all. For example, the Kids World site at kids-world.colgatepalmolive.com offers interesting facts, games and stories aimed at raising children's awareness of oral health. In addition, www.colgatebsbf.com provides oral educational materials designed for teachers, parents and kids, and has fun activities for kids. Only a few features collect your child's E-mail address, and then only for the purpose of responding to your child's request or answering your child's question. Once we have responded, we delete your child's E-mail address from our system. For example, our Tooth Fairy asks for your child's E-mail address to send children a special message when they've lost a tooth. This information is used only to respond to the child's request, and no further information is required. The information is captured and stored for twenty-four hours only. Once the Tooth Fairy responds to the child, the information is discarded and cannot be retrieved.
We sometimes solicit or accept submissions from children, some of which may be posted on our sites. Such submissions may only be made offline. If a child or parent wants us to post a photograph or any other personally identifiable information, we require a signed parental permission and release form. When children make submissions to us offline, such as by regular mail, we may choose to retain all of the information they submit to us. Unless we received a signed parental permission form, we screen all offline submissions before they are posted, and strip out any personal information they may contain.
As more fully described above, we use "cookie" technology, where our servers deposit special codes on a visitor's computer. This information is used to enhance your on-line visits. Under no circumstances do we use this information to personally identify visitors or cross-reference the information with any type of personal information that is voluntarily offered on or through the site.
For your children's enjoyment, we also link to other sites. We are not responsible for those other sites, and we advise you to check their privacy policies as well.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT OUR CHILDREN'S PRIVACY PRACTICES, PLEASE CONTACT MS. KATHY DAVY, COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY, 300 PARK AVENUE, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10022, 1-800-468-6502, EMAIL COLGATE-PALMOLIVE CONSUMER AFFAIRS.