Privacy Policy

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This privacy policy expresses the standards of the operators of ("COTA”) for maintenance of private data.

Our policy is not to sell or provide to others our customers’ information without making it clear that we intend to do so in this statement or at the time the information is collected. Note that when you use or purchase one of our products or services, we may need to contact you to follow up on the product or service. However, our policy is not to contact you for anything unrelated to the product or service unless you have “opted in” to such contact. An exception will be made in the rare case that we find a significant issue with a product or service that requires your immediate attention. For your protection, we may contact you via phone or email as the situation warrants

Changes to This Policy. COTA reserves the right to change this privacy policy at any time, with or without prior notice. COTA is continually improving and adding new functionality and features to our websites and improving and adding to our existing products, services, and programs. Because of these ongoing changes, changes in the law, and the changing nature of technology, COTA's data practices will change from time to time. If and when our privacy policy changes, COTA will post the changes on our website to notify you of the changes. We encourage you to check this page frequently. This policy was last updated on July 16, 2013.

Children. COTA does not knowingly collect personal data from children under the age of eighteen. If you are under thirteen, please do not give us any personal data. If you have reason to believe that a child has provided personal data to COTA, please contact us and we will try to delete that information from our databases.

Information Collected Online. Our websites sometime require you to give us personal information when you do things like create a partner account or purchase products or services. In situations like these, we recognize your interest in the product or service and consider that to be “opting in” to allow COTA to contact you with information, special offers, or promotional materials in the future.

Also, our websites sometime require you to give us personal information in order to do things like contact our business partners, download whitepapers or participate in online surveys. In situations like these, where you are accessing free products and services from COTA and/or our business partners, we recognize your interest in the product or service and consider that to be “opting in” to allow COTA and appropriate business partners to contact you with information, special offers, or promotional materials in the future. COTA may transfer your personal information to or share it with the business partner only for future marketing, development of new products, customer service, delivery of products and services, aftercare service and related activities thereof. If you do not wish to be contacted, we ask that you refrain from accessing these free products and services offered to you by COTA and our partners.

Cookies and Other Browser Information. Our sites automatically capture IP addresses. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our website, and to help ensure the security of your interaction with the websites. Your IP address is used to help identify you and your account.

As part of offering and providing customizable and personalized services, COTA uses cookies to store and sometimes track information about you. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. All sections of our websites where you are prompted to log in or that are customizable require your browser to accept cookies.

COTA uses first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on someone’s past visits to our websites with display advertising through remarketing. Visitors can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads at

Third Party and Aggregated Data. COTA reserves the right to disclose aggregated user statistics in order to describe our services to current and prospective partners and other third parties.

COTA may have agreements with some third parties to perform certain dedicated tasks such as product and service fulfillment, credit card processing and e-mail housing. In these situations, we share your information with these third parties for the sole purpose of allowing them to perform these tasks.

When you contact us to inquire about products and services, COTA may share your information with some third parties for the sole purpose of allowing them to perform these tasks. If you do not choose for your information to be shared with any third parties, you must explicitly state so when you contact us.

Links to Other Sites. This privacy policy applies to the NML network of websites. Any of our websites may contain links to other websites that are not operated by COTA. COTA is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these other websites. These links are provided for your reference and convenience only and do not imply any endorsement of the activities of these third-party websites or any association with their operators. COTA does not control these websites and is not responsible for their data practices. We urge you to review the privacy policy posted on any site you visit before using the site or providing any personal data about yourself.

Disclosures Required By Law. Please be aware that in certain circumstances, it is possible that personal information may be subject to disclosure pursuant to judicial or other government subpoenas, warrants, or orders.

Governing Law. This privacy policy forms part of our website Terms of Use and as such shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Minnesota.

No Guarantees For Factors Beyond COTA's Control. While this privacy policy expresses COTA's standards for maintenance of private data, it is not in a position to guarantee that the standards will always be met. There may be factors beyond COTA's control (e.g., “viruses”, “crackers”) that may result in disclosure of data. As a consequence, COTA disclaims any warranties or representations relating to maintenance or nondisclosure of private information.

Questions About Our Privacy Policy. If you have any questions about this privacy policy or concerns about the way COTA processes your personal data, please contact us.