The below policy describes our use of this information internally as well as any third parties we work with in operating the website which will include affiliated members of our product distribution network. If you have any questions regarding the practices of Columbia or any of the foregoing parties regarding this website you can contact us as set forth below in the "Contacting Us" section.
Please note that if you provide personal information to a third party, we are not responsible for such third party's collection, use and disclosure of such information and we encourage you to review the third party's policies regarding such collection, use and disclosure.
Information We Collect
You are not required to provide personally identifiable information in order to visit any Columbia website. You must, however, register and provide personally identifiable information in order to acquire certain information, including but not limited to the location of a dealer of Columbia products from the site or request support from Columbia. The below information is collected by Columbia or its vendors or suppliers, identified above.
A. Personally Identifiable Information
B. Non-Personally Identifiable Information
We also collect other information that is not personally identifiable, but results solely from a user's visit to our website. We may correlate any non-personally identifiable information with personally identifiable information where you have provided it to us. We collect Internet Protocol ("IP") addresses. We may also use web beacons and cookies, which may be placed on your computer when you access the website.
(1) IP Addresses
Your Internet Protocol ("IP") address is usually associated with the place from which you enter the Internet, like your Internet Service Provider, your company or your school. We may record the referring page that linked you to our website (e.g., another website or a search engine), the pages you visit on this website, the ads you see or click on within our website, other information about the type of web browser, computer, platform, related software and settings you are using, any search terms you have entered on this website or a referral search engine website, and other web usage activity and data logged by our web servers. We may also use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our servers, gather broad demographic information, and administer our website. We may also link this information with your personally identifiable information when you have made it available to us.
(2) Web Beacons
Web beacons are Internet tools, such as transparent images on a website or in e-mails that we may send you, which help us to determine, for instance, whether a page has been viewed or an e-mail opened. For example, when you ask us to send you information, we may use web beacons to determine whether the e-mail we sent was actually opened. In general, any electronic image viewed as part of a web page, including a banner ad, can contain a web beacon.
How We Use Your Information
We will use your personally identifiable information to communicate with you, and send you emails and advertisements on Columbia products that we believe may be of interest to you (subject to your ability to opt out of such communications).
In addition, we may use and share aggregated information or non-personally identifiable information that does not uniquely identify any particular user for any purpose. We reserve the right to use and share your information where such disclosure may be required by law.
This website has security measures in place that we believe are reasonable to help protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. While we cannot guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration to data will not occur, we use industry standards to provide as much protection as possible.
This website may link to, or be linked to, other websites not maintained by or related to us. Columbia is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any third parties or third-party websites, including any third-party linked or linking websites. To the extent that you disclose personally identifiable information to any such third parties, different rules may apply to their use and disclosure of personal information that you disclose to them. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of such websites before disclosing your personal information to them.