Privacy Policy

Collected Information

When you are on COTS’s website and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with COTS alone, unless stated otherwise. COTS collects personal information voluntarily submitted by visitors to the site, which enables us to respond to requests for our e-newsletter and publications.

COTS also collects anonymous information using standard site tracking software to help us tailor the website to visitor interests and concerns. We use “cookies” to help us understand which parts of our website are the most popular, where our visitors are going and how much time they spend there. Information gathered is solely used to assist in improving website design and function. You may elect to block cookies from this site through the use of your browser settings, though you may not be allowed to enjoy interactive features on the site.

COTS strives to protect the transmission of any information visitors submit, but no transmission of data is completely secure, so submissions are at the visitors’ risk. COTS shall not be liable under any circumstances for damages resulting from the use of information collected from visitors to the site.


We are aware of and sensitive to the issue of unsolicited email (“spam”); therefore COTS will never rent, trade, or sell your email address.


Your online donations to us are safe and secure. Our donations are processed through a third-party service, Blackbaud Merchant Services, which uses industry-standard SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption to protect the confidentiality of your personal information and the security of your transaction.


We are grateful for your support. If you have any questions about COTS’s Privacy Policy, please contact us at