Privacy Policy

Society of Cosmetic Chemists is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Society of Cosmetic Chemists site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Society of Cosmetic Chemists site, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Society of Cosmetic Chemists collects personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Society of Cosmetic Chemists also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Society of Cosmetic Chemists. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by Society of Cosmetic Chemists for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Society of Cosmetic Chemists public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Society of Cosmetic Chemists does not read any of your private online communications.

Society of Cosmetic Chemists encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Society of Cosmetic Chemists so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Society of Cosmetic Chemists is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists and Society of Cosmetic Chemists family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

Society of Cosmetic Chemists collects and uses your personal information to operate the Society of Cosmetic Chemists Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Society of Cosmetic Chemists also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Society of Cosmetic Chemists and its affiliates. Society of Cosmetic Chemists may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Society of Cosmetic Chemists does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Society of Cosmetic Chemists may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Society of Cosmetic Chemists may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Society of Cosmetic Chemists, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

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

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

Society of Cosmetic Chemists Web 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 Society of Cosmetic Chemists or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Society of Cosmetic Chemists; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Society of Cosmetic Chemists, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Society of Cosmetic Chemists Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Society of Cosmetic Chemists pages, or register with Society of Cosmetic Chemists site or services, a cookie helps Society of Cosmetic Chemists to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Society of Cosmetic Chemists Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Society of Cosmetic Chemists features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Society of Cosmetic Chemists secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Society of Cosmetic Chemists secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

Society of Cosmetic Chemists will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Society of Cosmetic Chemists encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Society of Cosmetic Chemists is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Society of Cosmetic Chemists welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Society of Cosmetic Chemists has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Society of Cosmetic Chemists at scc@scconline.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

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