The Cottages Ocean Isle
We have created this privacy statement in order to
demonstrate our firm and continuing commitment to the privacy of personal information provided by those
visiting and interacting with this web site. We hold the privacy of your personal information in the highest
regard. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this
We recognize the importance of protecting your privacy
and our policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use and safeguard the personal
information you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our site. This policy
will be continuously assessed against new technologies, business practices and our customers'
What Information Do We
When you visit this web site you may provide us with two
types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an
individual basis and Web site use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our
1. Personal Information You Choose to
When you register for any of our products, services or
newsletters you will provide us information about yourself.
If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your
email messages together with your email address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these
electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received by mail and
2. Web Site Use
Similar to other commercial Web sites, our Web site
utilizes a standard technology called "cookies" (see explanation below, "What Are Cookies?") and web server
log files to collect information about how our Web site is used. Information gathered through cookies and Web
server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our Web site, and the
Web sites visited just before and just after our Web site.
How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to
Broadly speaking, we use personal information for
purposes of administering our business activities, providing the products and services you requested, to
process your payment, , to monitor the use of the service, our marketing and promotional efforts and improve
our content and service offerings, and customize our site's content, layout, services and for other lawful
purposes. These uses improve our site and better tailor it to meet your needs.
Furthermore, such information may be shared with others
on an aggregate basis. Personally identifiable information or business information will not be shared with
parties except as required by law.
Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect
to notify you about important changes to our Website, new services, and special offers we think you will find
valuable. You may notify us at any time if you do not wish to receive these offers by emailing us at the link
provided on the newsletter.
What Are Cookies?
A cookie is a very small text document, which often
includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a Web site, that site's computer asks your computer
for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each Web
site can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your
privacy) your browser only permits a Web site to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the
cookies sent to you by other sites. Browsers are usually set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer
when viewed by the users. A cookie cannot retrieve any other data from your hard drive or pass on computer
How Do We Use Information We Collect from
As you visit and browse our Web site, the site uses
to log in more than is necessary for security. Cookies, in conjunction with our Web server's log files, allow
us to calculate the aggregate number of people visiting our Web site and which parts of the site are most
popular. This helps us gather feedback to constantly improve our Web site and better serve our clients.
Cookies do not allow us to gather any personal information about you and we do not intentionally store any
personal information that your browser provided to us in your cookies.
IP addresses are used by your computer every time you
are connected to the Internet. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to
identify your computer. IP addresses are automatically collected by our web server as part of demographic and
profile data known as traffic data so that data (such as the Web pages you request) can be sent to
Sharing and Selling
We do not share, sell, lend or lease any of the
information that uniquely identify a subscriber (such as email addresses or personal details) with anyone
except to the extent it is necessary to process transactions or provide services that you have
How Can You Access and Correct Your
You may request access to all your personally
identifiable information that we collect online and maintain in our database by emailing us at the usual
What About Legally Compelled Disclosure of
We may disclose information when legally compelled to do
so, in other words, when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our
legal rights. We may also disclose account information when we have reason to believe that disclosing this
information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our
Terms of Service or to protect the safety of our users and the Public.
What About Other Web Sites Linked to Our Web
We are not responsible for the practices employed by Web
sites linked to or from our Web site or the information or content contained therein. Often links to other
Web sites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of our Web
Please remember that when you use a link to go from our
other web site, including web sites, which have a link on our Website, is subject to that Web site's own
rules and policies. Please read over those rules and policies before proceeding.
By using our Web site you consent to our collection and
Our Commitment To Data
Please note that your information will be stored and
processed on our computers in the United States. The laws on holding personal data in the United States may
be less stringent than the laws of your Country of residence or citizenship. To prevent unauthorized access,
maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical,
electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect
This site allows visitors to unsubscribe so that they
will not receive future messages. After unsubscribing we will discontinue sending the particular messages as
soon as technically feasible.
Surveys & Contests
From time-to-time our site requests information from
users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the
user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include
contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age
level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be
used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.
A Special Note About
Children are not eligible to use our services
unsupervised and we ask that children (under the age of 14) do not submit any personal information to us. If
you are a minor, you can use this service only in conjunction with permission and guidance from your parents
Acquisition or Changes in
In the event that the web site (or a substantial portion
of its assets) is acquired, your information would be considered part of those assets, and may be part of
those assets that are transferred.
We will post any changes here, so be sure to check back periodically. However, please be assured that if the