Active Information Collection
Like many Web sites, this site actively gathers information from its visitors both by asking you specific questions and by allowing you to communicate directly with us via e-mail, feedback forms, and/or orders. Some of the information that you provide may be personally identifiable information (that is, information that can be uniquely identified with you, such as your full name, address, e-mail address, phone number, and so on).
Some areas of this site may require you to submit information in order for you to benefit from the specified features (such as requests or order processing) or to participate in a particular activity. You will be notified at each information collection point what information is required and what information is optional.
Passive Information Collection
As you navigate through a Web site, certain information can be passively collected (that is, gathered without your actively providing the information) using various technologies and means, such as Internet Protocol addresses, cookies, Internet tags, and navigational data collection.
We use Internet Protocol (IP) addresses on this site. An IP Address is a number assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider so you can access the Internet. This is generally considered to be non-personally identifiable information, because in most cases an IP address is dynamic (changing each time you connect to the Internet), rather than static (unique to a particular user's computer). We use your IP address to diagnose problems with our server, report aggregate information, determine the fastest route for your computer to use in connecting to our site, and administer and improve the site.
A "cookie" is a segment of information that a Web site sends to your Web browser that helps the site remember information about you and your preferences. "Session" cookies are temporary bits of information that are erased once you exit your Web browser window or otherwise turn your computer off. Session cookies are used to improve navigation on Web sites, keep a current 'shopping basket' accurate, and to collect aggregate statistical information. This site uses session cookies.
"Navigational data" ("log files," "server logs," and "clickstream" data) are used for system management, to improve the content of the site, market research purposes, and to communicate information to visitors. This site uses navigational data.
Use and Disclosure of Information
The information that you give us and information about your order may be combined with other personally identifiable information (such as demographic information and past purchase history) available from our records and other sources. This information will be used to make our future marketing efforts more efficient. In addition, we will make full use of all information acquired through this site that is not in personally identifiable form.
Our Mailing Policy
If you supply us with your postal address online, you may receive periodic mailings from us with information on new products and services or upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, please let us know by sending an email via our Contact Form or by writing to us at Cross Cultural Connections, PO Box 2776, Holland, MI 49422-2776, USA. Please specify in your correspondence that you do not wish to receive mailings from Cross Cultural Connections.
Access and Correction
To keep your personally identifiable information accurate, current, and complete, please contact us as specified below. We will take reasonable steps to update or correct personally identifiable information in our possession that you have previously submitted via this site.
We take reasonable steps to protect your personally identifiable information as you transmit your information from your computer to our site and to protect such information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. You should keep in mind that no Internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error-free. In particular, although we use a secure server, e-mail sent to or from this site may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail. Moreover, where you use passwords, ID numbers, or other special access features on this site, it is your responsibility to safeguard them.
Links to Other Web Sites
Your use of this site is subject to our Legal Notice.
This Web site is best used by children over the age of 13. Some of the links to and from our web pages may touch on subjects that are mature. We encourage parents to talk to their children about their use of the Internet and be aware of the information that is disclosed to Web sites.
How to Contact Us
Cross Cultural Connections
PO Box 2776
Or by email via our Contact Form