Last Updated: October 11, 2004
Please read the following policy to understand how your personal information will be treated as you make use of
the many features of the Cooper-Standard Automotive Web site ("Web Site"). When you use the Web Site, you
consent to the use of your personal information by Cooper-Standard Automotive in the manner specified in
to our Terms of Service.
THIS POLICY WILL EXPLAIN:
1. What Information Cooper-Standard Automotive Collects From You When You Visit Our Web Site and How Cooper-Standard Automotive Uses That Information
2. Who Else Is Collecting Your Information And In General With Whom They Can Share It
3. Opt Out
4. Monitoring, Enforcement, and Legal Requests
5. What Cookies Are And How Cooper-Standard Automotive Uses Them
6. What Kind Of Security Is In Place To Protect Your Personal Information
7. How You Can Correct Any Inaccuracies In Your Information
8. Links To Other Web Sites
9. How To Contact Cooper-Standard Automotive
1. WHAT INFORMATION COOPER-STANDARD AUTOMOTIVE COLLECTS FROM YOU WHEN YOU VISIT OUR SITE AND HOW
COOPER-STANDARD AUTOMOTIVE USES THAT INFORMATION
Cooper-Standard Automotive does not collect any personally identifiable information from you (e.g., name, address, telephone
number, e-mail address) unless you voluntarily choose to disclose such information. One of the basic principles of Cooper-Standard
Automotive is that we ask only for the information we need to provide the service you have requested. We may specifically ask for
information about you when you submit your resume for employment, sign up for an e-mail reminder, contact us with a question, or
participate in a sweepstakes. We will need certain information such as name, address, e-mail address, or employment history in
order to provide you with the appropriate service. We may also use this information to let you know of additional products and
services about which you may be interested or provide you with an opportunity to be listed in a directory of one of our
services. You will be given a choice to "opt out" of being contacted in this way. (See Section 3 below). Cooper-Standard
Automotive collection of information is explained below:
Resume Submission: Cooper-Standard Automotive posts available jobs on the Web Site and allows you to submit your resume to
us. Cooper-Standard Automotive will ask for your name, street address, phone number, e-mail address, geographic preference,
position applied for, education, career objective, and the reasons you want to work for Cooper-Standard Automotive. Cooper-Standard
Automotive will also ask that you submit your resume. The information and the resume you submit will be used by Cooper-Standard
Automotive only to determine whether you would be a good candidate for the requested job. The information may be saved in
Cooper-Standard Automotive's files in case you would be a good candidate for a future job. The information will not be given to
any third parties, but it will be shared internally on a need-to-know basis.
In addition, Cooper-Standard Automotive asks for additional information on a voluntary basis: your referral source, sex,
race/ethnic group, veteran status, and handicap status. This information is requested because Cooper-Standard Automotive is
a government contractor and must comply with government regulations including affirmative action. The information is used for
government reporting purposes and affirmative action responsibilities only. The information will be kept confidential and in a
separate file from your employment application.
Contact and Questions: The Web Site allows you to submit questions, comments, or concerns to us. Cooper-Standard Automotive
will ask for your name, street address, phone number, e-mail address, fax number, company name, and your question. This will aid
Cooper-Standard Automotive in responding appropriately to these inquiries. We will use the information to respond to your inquiry
and may share it internally to improve our service to you. In addition, we may use the information for various business purposes,
including, but not limited to, sharing consumer testimonials about our products with our Cooper-Standard Automotive dealers and
other retailers. However, your information will not be sold to third parties. In addition, when we do use your information, we
will not disclose all of your personally identifiable information collected, but instead we will just use your comment or
question, your geographic location, and perhaps your name.
The information received in this way may be shared with parties conducting research studies. However, you will be given a
choice to "opt out" of being contacted in this way. (See Section 3 below).
Product Purchases: Purchases of Cooper-Standard Automotive wearable and gift products is done by American Identity, not
by Cooper-Standard Automotive. Therefore, any information you disclose in making a purchase is not covered by Cooper-Standard
should contact American Identity at (800) 848-8028 with any questions regarding its privacy practices. (See Section 2 below).
Use of IP Addresses: An Internet Protocol ("IP") address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer
whenever you are surfing the Web. Web servers automatically identify your computer by its IP address. When visitors request
pages from the Web Site, our servers log the guests' IP addresses. We do not normally link IP addresses to anything personally
identifiable, which means that a visitor's session will be logged, but the visitor remains anonymous to us. Cooper-Standard
Automotive collects IP addresses for the purposes of system administration and to audit the use of this Web Site. We also use
IP addresses to collect statistical information to send to our advertisers and for other marketing and promotional purposes.
Cookies: Cooper-Standard Automotive uses "cookies" to collect non-personal information, as more fully described in Section
2. WHO ELSE IS COLLECTING YOUR INFORMATION AND WITH WHOM THEY CAN SHARE IT
Cooper-Standard Automotive is committed to keeping your personal information confidential. We will not sell, trade, or rent your
personal information to third parties.
the use and disclosure of information we collect from you. To the extent that you disclose your information to other parties,
such as outside links to other sites, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the personal information you disclose
to them. Since Cooper-Standard Automotive does not control the privacy policies of third parties, you are subject to the privacy
customs and policies of that third party. We encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your personal information to others.
3. OPT OUT
When you participate in a survey, sweepstakes, contest, or drawing, we give you the option of receiving communications
from us and our partners. You are given an opportunity to "opt out" of receiving such communications. To opt out in
this way, you should check the appropriate boxes on each form.
4. MONITORING, ENFORCEMENT, AND LEGAL REQUESTS
Cooper-Standard Automotive has no obligation to monitor the Web Site or the use thereof or to retain the content of any user
session. However, Cooper-Standard Automotive reserves the right at all times to monitor, review, retain, and/or disclose any
information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request or to cooperate with
law enforcement and other authorities in investigating a claim of illegal activity. Cooper-Standard Automotive may use IP
addresses to identify a user when we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with our Terms of Service or to protect our
service, site, customers, or others.
5. WHAT COOKIES ARE AND HOW COOPER-STANDARD AUTOMOTIVE USES THEM
What are cookies? Cookies are small text files or pieces of information that a web site transfers to an individual's hard
drive for record-keeping purposes. The cookie assigns you an ID, which allows Cooper-Standard Automotive to recognize you when
you return to this Web Site. This makes Web-surfing easier for you by saving your preferences while you are at a site. Cookies
trace usage patterns through the Web Site. No personal information is collected. We never save passwords in cookies. The use of
cookies is an industry standard, and you will find them at most major web sites. By showing how and when guests use the Web Site,
cookies help us see which areas are popular and which are not. Many improvements and updates to the site are based on data such as
total number of visitors and pages viewed.
of the Web Site that our users find valuable. While both of these activities depend on the use of a "cookie," visitors to the Web
Site always have the option of disabling cookies via their browser preferences.
How can I disable cookies? Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to refuse all
cookies or indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some parts of the Web Site will not function properly or may be
Cooper-Standard Automotive's services, including the e-mail reminders, or you may have difficulty filling-out surveys.
Third Party Cookies: You may occasionally get cookies from other parties when you visit the Cooper-Standard Automotive Web
6. WHAT KIND OF SECURITY IS IN PLACE TO PROTECT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect
your personal information, Cooper-Standard Automotive cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us
or any information provided by our on-line products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Cooper-Standard Automotive
will not be liable for disclosures of your personal information due to errors in transmission or unauthorized acts of third
parties.. However, once we receive your transmission, we do our best to ensure its security on our systems by making reasonable
efforts to protect the information.
7. HOW YOU CAN CORRECT ANY INACCURACIES IN YOUR INFORMATION
If you have given Cooper-Standard Automotive information in the past and now wish to change or delete such information, please
contact Cooper-Standard Automotive by email at email@example.com.
Cooper-Standard Automotive will make reasonable efforts to make the changes you have requested, but it is not always possible to
modify database information. In addition, if the information you have given Cooper-Standard Automotive has already been passed
on to third parties, Cooper-Standard Automotive will not be able to make any changes to it. In some circumstances, such as to
resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, and enforce our Terms of Service, the information you have requested be removed will
be retained by Cooper-Standard Automotive in our files. Further, such prior information is never completely removed from our
databases due to technical constraints and the fact that we back up our systems. Therefore, you should not expect that all of
your personally identifiable information will be completely removed from our databases in response to your requests.
8. LINKS TO OTHER WEB SITES
During your visit to this Web Site, you may come across links that will take you to third party web sites. Cooper-Standard
Automotive does not control the content of or the information collected from these third party web sites. These third party
endorsement, or approval by Cooper-Standard Automotive of the content, policies, or practices of such sites. Therefore, we
encourage you to review the privacy policies of these web sites before you disclose your personal information to these other
9. HOW TO CONTACT COOPER-STANDARD AUTOMOTIVE
Privacy and security is important to us all. We pursue a full-disclosure approach to responsibly care for the information you have
entrusted with us, and we depend on information sharing as our principal means to best serve you. This is why we are committed to
building a trusting relationship with you. We will continually monitor customer feedback and seek to improve our services to meet
Site, or would like to provide comments, you can send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us by
telephone at (248) 596-5900 or by regular mail to: Cooper-Standard Automotive, PO Box 8034, Novi, MI 48376.
Remember that your use of this Web Site is always subject to our Terms of Service. Please
also take a moment to read the Terms of Service so that you are aware of the terms and
conditions of our relationship.
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