privacy policy

This privacy policy sets out how COMB uses and protects any information that you give COMB when you use this website.

COMB is committed to respecting your privacy and protecting your personal information. When you provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. COMB strives to use up-to-date security protocols to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of information.

When visiting our web site, our web server automatically logs (records) domain name and standard information about the operating system and web browser you are using, as provided by your web browser. This information is used for statistical purposes to help us manage our site. This website also uses Google AnalyticsTM. For more information on Google AnalyticsTM, see the appropriate section below.

COMB will collect information that you provide to us such as your name, email, company name, and job title, only when you provide it through a registration form or email sent from the website. We will use this information for the purpose of answering your questions, sending you information you have requested, or emailing you announcements about our website or other COMB products and services, from which you can “unsubscribe” at any time. We will not copy, distribute or sell your information to any third party.

Registration
Registration is required to receive access to the “Members Only” portion of the website.

There is no registration required to access the other portions of the website. No identifying information is gathered about individual users accessing the non “Members Only” portion of our website, unless you choose to use and receive online products and services that require it.

Security
COMB strives to use up-to-date security protocols to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of personal information.

How we use cookies
A cookie is a small data file that is written to your hard drive when you visit certain websites. COMB uses cookies in the “Members Only” portion of the website. Cookies are small bits of information used by your web browser to allow users to navigate certain password-protected areas in a website. Cookies store your COMB username and password and make it easier and faster to log-in to the Members Only portion of the website. Cookies are used by your browser and are stored on your computer’s hard drive. If you are using a shared computer you should delete your cookies at the end of every browsing session.

You can choose 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. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

What information is shared with third parties?

Google Analytics™
This website uses Google Analytics™ to help analyze how users use the site. Google Analytics™ is a web analytics tool that helps website owners understand how visitors engage with their website. This allows COMB to view a variety of reports about how visitors interact with their website so they can improve it. Google Analytics™ uses cookies to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form (the actual IP address information is not reported to COMB). The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors' use of this website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for COMB.

We will never (and will not allow any third party to) use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any personally identifiable information of visitors to our site.

Other Third Parties
No information about specific individuals is ever shared with, sold to, rented to, or made available in any way to any outside party unless we are required by law to do so.

Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. We provide these links solely for your information and convenience. When you use these links, you are leaving the COMB website. We do not have any control over that external websites. As such, we are not responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such external sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy policy. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question. COMB does not endorse or guarantee any of the organizations or information found on the external websites.

Evolving policy
This policy is effective from January 31, 2011. COMB may change this policy from time to time by updating this page.