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Privacy Policy

The privacy policy ( “Privacy Policy”) forms part of the Terms and Conditions of use of the Copper Development Association Inc. (“CDA,” “we,” or “us,” or “our”) websites, www.copper.org, apidocs.copper.org, www.copperclub.org, www.thinkcopper.org, www.unscopperalloys.org, whether accessed via computer, mobile device or other technology, and any associated content, material, or functionality contained therein (collectively, the “Sites”).This Privacy Policy describes what information CDA collects about you on our Sites, how we use the information we collect, on our site, how we use it, and your options regarding information we may collect about you. If you have questions about this policy, please feel free to contact us at:

 

Copper Development Association Inc.
7918 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 300
McLean, Virginia 22102 USA
Phone: 212-251-7200
Fax: 212-251-7234
Email: webmaster@copperalliance.us

 

Last Updated
This Privacy Policy was most recently updated in May 2018.

Data Protection Officer: Ashley Dowling, webmaster@copperalliance.us

 

Introduction

Copper Development Association Inc. is the market development, engineering and information services arm of the copper industry, chartered to enhance and expand markets for copper and its alloys in North America. At Copper Development Association Inc. the privacy and security of our members, contacts and visitors are of paramount importance. CDA is committed to protecting the data you share with us. This privacy policy explains how Copper Development Association Inc. processes information that can be used to directly or indirectly identify an individual (“Personal Data”) collected through use of its website and platform.

 

CDA Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how CDA uses and protects any information that you give CDA when you use the Sites.

CDA is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this Sites, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

We encourage you to become familiar with the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy. By accessing and using the Sites, or any part thereof, you agree that you have read and understand this privacy policy and that, in exchange for access to the Sites, you accept and consent to the privacy practices and the uses and disclosures of information that are described in this privacy policy.

 

Changes to our Privacy Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy at any time. The most recent version of the Privacy Policy is reflected by the version date located at the beginning of this Privacy Policy. All updates and amendments are effective immediately upon notice to you, which we may give by any means, including, but not limited to, by posting a revised version of this Privacy Policy or other notice on the Sites. You should review this Privacy Policy often to stay informed of changes that may affect you. Our electronically or otherwise properly stored copies of this Privacy Policy shall each be deemed to be the true, complete, valid, authentic, and enforceable copy of the version of this Privacy Policy.

 

What we collect

CDA collects information in two ways: (i) directly from you and (ii) automatically as a result of your use of the Sites, in accordance with the sections below. The information CDA collects, either from you or automatically, will be collectively referred to as “Collected Information” throughout this Privacy Policy.

CDA may collect the following information:

  • name and company
  • contact information including email address, phone number
  • demographic information such as mailing address, postcode
  • questions and/or forms submitted
  • browsing behavior and IP address

 

Information We Collect Directly from You

When you visit our site, or contact us by phone or email, or by using a web form, we may collect personal information about you, including but not limited to: contact information, such as your name, company, job title, physical address(es), email, telephone number, fax, website and any other information you choose to provide.

 

Information We Collect Automatically 

CDA may also collect information regarding how you interact with the Sites, which may include search queries, pages you view, selections you make on the Sites, features you use, preferences you set, your web browser type and version, the operating system type and version of the device you are using to access the Sites, the Internet protocol (IP) address of the device you are using to access the Sites (or any portion thereof), physical location, and Internet service provider. 

 

How We Protect Collected Information

CDA secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information is transmitted, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. 

 

How We Use and Share the Information We Collect

CDA collects and uses your personal information to operate the Sites and deliver the services you have requested. CDA shares information with its service providers or agents who provide services to CDA or on our behalf, including without limitation, for the development, hosting and maintenance of the Sites and for payment processing.

CDA uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from CDA and its affiliates. CDA or authorized agents may contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

CDA may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for meetings. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to CDA, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

CDA does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent. 

CDA keeps track of the Sites and pages our customers visit within CDA, in order to determine what CDA services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within CDA to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

CDA sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on CDA or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of CDA; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of CDA, or the public.

 

 

Cookie Policy

CDA collects cookies on our website to capture information about page visits. A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

This information is anonymous and we use this information only internally—we never give away information about our users—to deliver the most effective content to our visitors. Information from the cookies is used to gauge page popularity, analyze traffic patterns on our site and guide development of other improvements to our site. If you choose to e-mail us and provide personally identifiable information about yourself, we will use this information only to respond to your inquiry. We will not sell, rent or otherwise disclose that information to third parties.

You may be able to opt-out of the automatic collection of some information by referring to your web browser’s or mobile device’s options or settings menu. However, doing so may disable many of the portions, features, or functionality of the Sites.  For example, most web browsers automatically accept Cookies, but you have the choice to set your browser to accept or decline Cookies.

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

All About Cookies: www.allaboutcookies.org/
Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en
Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
Opera: http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411
Edge: https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy

 

Your Choices

We provide you with the opportunity to update and/or delete certain information and to opt-out of having information collected, used, or disclosed for certain purposes.

Personal Information and Communications.  

You may:

  • correct, update, and delete your online account, if you have one;
  • change your choices for subscriptions and certain communications from within your online account;
  • choose whether to receive promotions and offers from us from within your online account;
  • request that we do not list your information in our membership directory; and/or
  • request that we do not share your personal information with third parties.

You may exercise such choices by contacting us via your online account, the Contact Information provided at the top of this Privacy Policy, or by following instructions provided in communications sent to you.

Because we plan our communications in advance, it may take a few days for your request to become effective. If you continue to receive our communications after expressing an opt-out preference, please let us know so that we can investigate the situation.

If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at webmaster@copperalliance.us.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to Copper Development Association Inc., 7918 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 300, McLean, VA  22102 or email webmaster@copperalliance.us.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

 

Your Rights

Your principal rights under the data protection law are:

  • the right to access;
  • the right to rectification;
  • the right to erasure;
  • the right to restrict processing;
  • the right to object to processing;
  • the right to object to data portability;
  • the right to complain to a supervisory authority; and
  • the right to withdraw consent. 

 

“Do Not Track” Disclosures

CDA adheres to the standards set out in this Privacy Policy and does not monitor or follow any Do Not Track browser requests.

 

Using the Sites from outside the United States

If you are visiting the Sites, or any part thereof, from outside of the United States of America, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored or processed in the United States, where our servers are located and our central database is operated. By using any portion of the Sites, you understand and consent to the transfer of your information to our facilities in the United States and those third parties with whom we share it as described in this Privacy Policy.

 

Links to other websites

The CDA Sites often contains links to other websites and social media platforms (collectively, “Linked Sites”). Once you have used these links to leave our site, CDA is not responsible for the security of any Linked Sites, such other sites, nor for the terms of use or privacy/security policies of any Linked Sites, even if you link to them from our Sites. This Privacy Policy does not apply to any Linked Sites. It is your responsibility to review the Linked Sites for policies and practices of concern to you. Furthermore, any information, communications, or material of any type or nature that you submit to any of our pages contained on a social media platform or website by email, posting, messaging, uploading, downloading, or otherwise is done at your own risk and without any expectation of privacy. CDA is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on sites outside of the CDA websites.

 

Copyright and Trademark Notices

All contents of the CDA Sites are Copyright 2018 CDA and/or its suppliers. All rights reserved. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. The example companies, organizations, products, people and events depicted herein are fictitious. No association with any real company, organization, product, person, or event is intended or should be inferred. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

 

Disclaimer

Copper Development Association Inc. ("CDA") presents the information on this web site as a service to its members and other Internet users. Due to our reliance on information provided by outside sources, we make no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content at this site or other sites to which we link. Any unauthorized downloading and distribution of any copyrighted material from this site or sites to which we link, without the copyright owner's permission, is strictly prohibited.

The views, opinions, information, statements and conclusions contained on this web site are solely those of its authors and are not necessarily representative of those of CDA and/or any of CDA's member companies.

NO WARRANTIES. THIS WEB SITE AND THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE AND OTHER MATERIAL AVAILABLE ON OR ACCESSIBLE FROM THIS WEB SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NONINFRINGEMENT OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CDA DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE WEB SITE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE OR THAT ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE OR OTHER MATERIAL AVAILABLE ON OR ACCESSIBLE THROUGH THE WEB SITE IS FREE OF VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJAN HORSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL CDA BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT IN ANY WAY FROM YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEB SITE OR YOUR RELIANCE ON OR USE OF INFORMATION, SERVICES OR MERCHANDISE PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE WEB SITE, OR THAT RESULT FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES, ERRORS, DEFECTS, DELAYS IN OPERATION, OR TRANSMISSION, OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE.

INDEMNIFICATION. YOU AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD CDA HARMLESS FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITIES, COSTS AND EXPENSES, INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEYS' FEES, RELATED TO ANY VIOLATION OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS BY YOU.