Privacy Policy


(ALSO SEE OUR SPECIAL "CHILDREN'S PRIVACY POLICY, AND NOTE TO PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS" BELOW)

The privacy policies described below are part of this Agreement. We respect the privacy of our online visitors. We collect information on or through this site that can personally identify you only when it is voluntarily offered by you. For example, we collect personally identifiable information to respond to visitor questions and comments about us and our products and services, to mail e-newsletters and to contact winners of contests and promotions.

Our site sometimes includes sweepstakes or other promotions that we are offering or are offering jointly with another company, and we may allow you to enter electronically in some cases. If that occurs, we will use the information you provide for the purpose of conducting the promotion (for example, to contact you if you have won) and with your consent, to offer you products and services of ours and our joint sweepstakes sponsors. In addition, we may also collect demographic and other data for market research, advertising and promotional purposes.

We do not share any of the personal information you provide to us with any third party other than service providers of ours who assist us in providing the information and/or services we are providing to you. To the extent that we do share your personal information with a service provider, we would only do so if that party has agreed to comply with our privacy standards as described in this privacy policy.

Any non-personal information, communications and material you send to this site or to us by E-mail are on a non confidential basis. We are free to use and reproduce any such information freely, and for any purpose whatsoever. Specifically, we will be free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in such information for any purpose, including developing, manufacturing or marketing products. Any information you send to this site must be truthful, not violate the rights of others and be legal.

Colgate-Palmolive Cookie Policy 

Like many other companies, Colgate-Palmolive uses cookies and similar technology, on our websites. This notice provides you with information about how we use cookies and how you can control them.

By using this website (and each website operated by us and our affiliates) you accept the use of cookies (and similar technology) in accordance with this notice. In particular, you accept the use of analytics, advertising and functionality cookies for the purposes described below.

If you do not accept the use of these cookies, please see the section below entitled 'How to control or delete cookies' for further instructions.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small files of letters and numbers that are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize a user's device.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.


We use two broad categories of cookies:

  • First party cookies, served directly by us to your computer.
  • Third party cookies, served by a third party on our behalf. We use third party cookies to help us analyze our websites and their use, and to enable tailored advertising (as described below).

How do we use cookies?

The table below summarises how we and third parties use cookies on our websites. Those uses include using cookies to:

  • Understand the total number of visitors to our sites on an ongoing basis and the types of internet browsers (e.g. Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer) and operating systems (e.g. Windows or Macintosh) used by our visitors;
  • Monitor our sites' performance, including how visitors navigate our websites, and to improve our websites;
  • Customise and enhance your online experience; and
  • Enable tailored Colgate - Palmolive and third-party advertising both on and off our websites.

What types of cookies do we use?

The types of cookies used on our websites can be classified into one of four categories, namely 'essential website cookies', 'functionality cookies', 'analytics cookies' and 'advertising cookies'. The following table gives you further information about each category, and the purposes of the cookies we set:

Type of Cookie What it does Source and how to block
Essential website cookies These cookies are essential to enable you to move around our websites and use their features. These cookies don't gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet. These cookies are often session-specific, expiring after your visit to the website (session) has ended. This category of cookies cannot be disabled. Colgate - Palmolive
(first party cookies)
Functionality Cookies These cookies allow our websites to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. This category of cookies cannot be disabled. Colgate - Palmolive
(first party cookies)
Functionality and advertising Cookies These cookies are used to deliver some content on our websites using YouTube. Data collected by Google may also be used by Google and its partners for other purposes,to provide tailored advertising both on and off our websites. YouTube( opt-out)
Analytics cookies These cookies, including cache cookies, are set by Google Analytics, Omniture, and Fabric and Quantcast and are used to collect information about how visitors use our sites, including the number of visitors, the websites that referred them to our websites and the pages that they visited on our websites. We use this information to compile reports and to help us improve our websites, for example, by letting us know if users find any errors and by ensuring that users find what they are looking for easily. Typically these cookies stay on your computer until you delete them.

Omniture (opt-out)
Google Analytics (opt-out) Fabric (opt-out) [Quantcast (opt-out)]
Advertising cookies These cookies are used to collect data about the websites and individual pages that users visit both on and off our websites (which might indicate, for example, your interests and other attributes). They are typically used to deliver adverts and other marketing communications more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as to help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with our permission. They stay on your computer unless you delete them and they remember that you have visited a website. They can also show if you arrived at our website through an advertising link.This information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers and our contractors, who might use it with information about how you use other websites, including to identify shared interests and behaviours across groups of users who visit our (and other) websites. AddThis () AppNexus (opt-out)
Doubleclick (opt-out)
Facebook
Media6Degrees (opt-out )
Mediamind (opt-out)
Twitter
Yahoo (opt-out) opt-out)

Other similar technology

As is the case with many websites, we use technology similar to cookies, including local shared objects (sometimes called 'flash cookies'), browser history sniffing, browser fingerprinting and pixel tags (sometimes called 'web beacons'). This gives us and our providers information about how our websites and their content are used by visitors, and allows us to identify whether your computer or device visited our sites or other websites in the past.

Our servers automatically collect your IP address when you visit our websites, and we may associate that with your domain name or that of your internet access provider. We may also capture certain "clickstream data" relating to your use of our websites. Clickstream data includes, for example, information about your computer or device, web browser and operating system and their settings, the referring page that linked you to our sites, the pages and content you see or click on during your visit and when and for how long you do so, items you download, the next website you visit when you leave our sites, and any search terms you have entered on our sites or a referral site.

How to control or delete cookies

You have the right to choose whether or not to accept cookies and we have explained how you can exercise this right below. However, please note that if you choose to refuse cookies you may not be able to use the full functionality of our websites and any communications you receive from us may be less relevant to you than they could have been. Please also understand that if you choose to manage your cookie preferences, our cookie management tool will place a cookie on your device to allow your choices to be honoured. If you delete or remove cookies from your device, you will also remove this preference cookie and you will have to renew your choices.

You can block cookies by using the opt-out links provided in the table above, or by changing your browser settings so that cookies from our websites cannot be placed on your computer or mobile device. In order to do this follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the "Help", "Tools" or "Edit" facility). Disabling a cookie or category of cookie does not delete the cookie from your browser, you will need to do this yourself from within your browser.

For more information about third-party advertisers and how to prevent them from using your information, visit the National Advertising Initiative's consumer Web site at www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ or Aboutads.info at www.aboutads.info/choices/.

We may modify this policy at any time, in our sole discretion and all modifications will be effective immediately upon our posting of the modifications on this site. Unless we specifically provide otherwise, this policy only applies to this site and our online activities, and does not apply to any of our offline activities.

Cookies that have been set in the past

If you have disabled one or more cookies, we may still use information collected from cookies before your disabled preference was set. However, we will stop using the disabled cookie to collect any further information.

For additional information about our on-line privacy practices, please contact:

Consumer Affairs Officer
Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited
Hiranandani Gardens, Powai
Mumbai - 4400076.  Phone: 1800-225599
consumeraffairs_india@colpal.com

CAREERS PRIVACY STATEMENT 


The Colgate-Palmolive Company and its world-wide subsidiaries are committed to respecting the privacy of our online visitors. This privacy statement describes what information we collect when you create a Job Profile in the Careers section of our web site, how we use that information, and your choices with respect to our use of such information about.

The Personal Information We Collect and How We Use It  

By 'personal information' we mean names, addresses, email addresses, job experience and history and any other personal information you voluntarily provide about you and your skills and interests that will then be matched against our current job opportunities and requirements. This information will be used to evaluate your qualifications for the desired position and possibly to contact you for further information. Also, at a later time, you may be asked for certain identifying information, which will be used solely for federal and state diversity reporting purposes.

By creating a Job Profile, you acknowledge and agree that the information you submit is complete and correct to the best of your knowledge. Providing false information in the creation of your Job Profile or during the application process will lead to your rejection or termination.

Authorization  

By applying for a job with us via the Careers section of our web site, you authorize us and/or our authorized agents to undertake a background investigation including, but not limited to, a criminal background check, a job reference check, and verification of any information you have provided, and you authorize all corporations, companies, educational institutions, persons, law enforcement agencies, criminal, civil and competent courts, and former employers to release information they may have about you.

Disclosure of Personal Information  

We may share your personal information with vendors or service providers such as companies who help us with database administration. We may also share your personal information with other Colgate-Palmolive companies in other countries where data privacy laws may not be equivalent to those in force in India .

In all these cases, however, we will take reasonable steps to help safeguard your personal information. We will only share your information under terms and conditions that obligate recipients to protect the privacy and security of your personal information.M

Except as described in this Privacy Statement or as required by law, we will not share your personal information with a third party unless we have your consent or you were notified about this practice when we first collected your personal information.

Sale of Our Brands or Business  

In connection with the sale of one or more of our brands or a part of our business to a different company, we reserve the right to transfer your personal information to a new owner that agrees to offer equivalent safeguards for the use and disclosure of your personal information.

You May Access and Update Personal Information  

At any time you will have the right log in to the system to modify, correct or erase the personal information that you provided to use in your Job Profile or your resume. In the event that you erase your Job Profile or your resume, we will make your Job Profile or resume inactive. However, you understand that we will retain your Job Profile indefinitely for its own record-keeping purposes.

For more detailed information regarding our online privacy practices, please see our Legal Statement and Privacy Policy . If you have any questions regarding our use of your personal information, you may do so by sending an email to consumeraffairs_india@colpal.com

CHILDREN'S PRIVACY POLICY, 
AND NOTE TO PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS 


We care about the privacy of children. We recognize that children's use of the Internet and E-mail raise special concerns regarding privacy and security of information.

It is our intention to adhere to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act and its rules on collecting personal information from minors. We remind and encourage all parents to check and monitor their children's online activities. Help us protect the privacy of your children by ensuring that they never send E-mail or submit personal information on this site or any other without your permission.

We do not condition a child's participation in an activity on the child's disclosing more personal information than is reasonably necessary to participate in that activity. We do not share your children's personal information with third parties.

Parents have the right to review and have deleted any personally identifiable information we have collected from their children, and refuse to permit further collection of that information. To start this process, please send an E-mail to consumeraffairs_india@colpal.com

Your children can enjoy most of the content and activities in our children's areas without supplying any personal information to us at all. For example, the Kids World site at  http://kids-world.colgatepalmolive.com  offers interesting facts, games and stories aimed at raising children's awareness of oral health. In addition, http://www.colgatebsbf.com  provides oral educational materials designed for teachers, parents and kids, and has fun activities for kids. Only a few features collect your child's E-mail address, and then only for the purpose of responding to your child's request or answering your child's question. Once we have responded, we delete your child's E-mail address from our system. For example, our Tooth Fairy asks for your child's E-mail address to send children a special message when they've lost a tooth. This information is used only to respond to the child's request, and no further information is required. The information is captured and stored for twenty-four hours only. Once the Tooth Fairy responds to the child, the information is discarded and cannot be retrieved.

We sometimes solicit or accept submissions from children, some of which may be posted on our sites. Such submissions may only be made offline. If a child or parent wants us to post a photograph or any other personally identifiable information, we require a signed parental permission and release form. When children make submissions to us offline, such as by regular mail, we may choose to retain all of the information they submit to us. Unless we received a signed parental permission form, we screen all offline submissions before they are posted, and strip out any personal information they may contain.

As more fully described above, we use "cookie" technology, where our servers deposit special codes on a visitor's computer. This information is used to enhance your on-line visits. Under no circumstances do we use this information to personally identify visitors or cross-reference the information with any type of personal information that is voluntarily offered on or through the site.

For your children's enjoyment, we also link to other sites. We are not responsible for those other sites, and we advise you to check their privacy policies as well.

For additional information about our children's privacy practices, please contact  consumeraffairs_india@colpal.com