CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (“CFI”) is committed to respecting your right to privacy. Our goal in creating the cfindustries.com website is to provide you with a valuable resource that you are comfortable using with the understanding that your private information will be respected and protected.
Our main goal for collecting information is to provide our visitors with a better experience when using our website. We recognize that your information is valuable and we take all reasonable measures to protect your information while it is in our care.
We collect very little personally identifiable information from visitors to our website. Usually, such data is only collected when a visitor requests additional information, participates in a survey, registers for electronic mail alerts, webcasts or specialized areas of the website, or submits a resume, feedback or unsolicited electronic mail.
Our policy is not to share personally identifiable information with third parties, unless
- it is required by law,
- disclosure to such third parties was the intended purpose for which you submitted the information, or
- disclosure to such third parties occurred after notifying you and providing you with an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such disclosure.
Information You Provide
You will always be notified when we request personally identifiable information. This information will only be collected via a request form that will specify the type of information requested and its intended uses. Personally identifiable information includes your name, address, phone number and e-mail address.
Please be aware that you can choose not to provide personally identifiable information, but you may not be able to take advantage of many of the custom features of our website.
There are a few activities on our website where the collection of personally identifiable information is required. We use the information that you provide for such purposes as responding to your requests, customizing website features for you, improving this website and communicating with you. The following is a brief description of some of the activities on our website that require personally identifiable information:
E-mail News Alerts
If you wish to subscribe to our electronic mail news alerts, we ask for contact information (such as your name and email address).
This website may include registration forms for various features and services available on this website. To access these features or services, you will be required to fill out a registration form to give us information so that we may contact you (such as your name and email address). We use this information to contact you about the services on our website for which you have expressed an interest.
We use e-mail addresses to provide information to our customers and our website visitors that have requested information. To help us make e-mails more useful and interesting, we often receive a confirmation when you open e-mail from cfindustries.com if your computer supports such capabilities.
You always have the option of opting out of emails as described below under “How to Opt-out of CFI Services”.
Information We Automatically Collect
When you visit our website, our server automatically collects (logs) certain types of data to improve the content and services offered to visitors. Such data is reported on an aggregate, anonymous basis, and we associate no personal information with this data. Such data may include: how many people visit our website; the pages they visit; how long they stay on our website, and the domain name of the website visitors connect from (e.g., yahoo.com). Personal information, such as your name and e-mail address, is not included in this analysis. Unless you provide it, we do not collect or know your name or e-mail address. The following is a brief description of some of the types of data we collect:
We review the logs retrieved from our website to constantly improve the value of the materials available to you. Our website logs do not contain any personally identifiable information, and we make no attempt to link them with the individuals that actually browse the website. These website logs help us determine what is most effective about our website, help us identify ways to improve it, and eventually, to determine how we can tailor the cfindustries.com website to meet our visitors’ needs.
We use the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses collected in our logs to analyze trends, administer the website, track a user’s movements and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. “Aggregate use” means that information from all users is collected and gathered into a whole unit so that information as a whole can be used. We do not link IP addresses to personally identifiable information.
Like most websites, we use “cookies” to allow visitors to move quickly through the cfindustries.com website. Cookies are small text files that are used to save and retrieve information about your visit to our website. Cookies are transferred from our website to your computer via your web browser. A cookie generated by our website contains no information about you and does not gather information from your computer. It contains only an alphanumeric ID.
We gather this type of information so that we can refine and personalize the content that you and other visitors will see on our website. Cookies help us identify
- repeat visitors to our website,
- the path visitors take to get to our website,
- visitors who came to our website as a result of a banner ad on a third party website, and
- which pages or sections visitors view in order to gauge the effectiveness of our content.
Third parties might also create cookies when you access their sites through links posted on our sites. We do not have access to these cookies or any information that these cookies may contain. Please contact the third party website for more information on their policies regarding cookies.
In general, you can visit most parts of the cfindustries.com website without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. Our web servers identify the domain names of visitors, but this is not captured as personally identifiable information. This information is aggregated to measure the number of visits, average time spent on the website, pages viewed and similar website usage information in order to know how to improve the website’s content.
How to Opt-Out of CFI Services
If you provide us with your e-mail address, you will occasionally receive emails about new services, special website features and other noteworthy updates. We hope you will find these e-mails interesting and informative. Please note that any e-mail sent to you will also contain a message on how to opt out of that type of mailing in the future.
If you receive e-mail from us that you would rather not receive, simply send us an e-mail at the address identified on our “Home” page in the “Contact Information” section, containing your exact e-mail address in the body text or follow the unsubscribe instructions set forth at the bottom of each e-mail.
If you receive investor information that you would rather not receive, go to the e-mail alerts section of the Investor Relations pages of the website and follow the directions to change your e-mail options.
We do not share e-mail names collected on our website for purposes of permitting other companies to market to you through e-mail. Providing us your e-mail address will not result in your receiving unsolicited commercial e-mail from any third party.
Resale or disclosure of information to third parties
When you are visiting the cfindustries.com website and you are asked for personally identifiable information, you are sharing that information with CFI alone. Any and all information collected at this website (either through voluntary submissions or through Internet access logs) will be kept strictly confidential and will not be sold, reused, rented, loaned, or otherwise disclosed to third parties without your prior consent.
Other Uses of Information
CFI reserves the right to perform analysis and profile user behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of certain areas of our website. This data will be used for internal purposes only.
We take reasonable steps to maintain the security of your data on cfindustries.com. You should understand that the open nature of the Internet is such that data may flow over networks without security measures and may be accessed and used by people other than those for whom the data is intended.
Correcting and Updating Personal Information
If any of your personally identifiable information changes or if you no longer wish to use our website services, we will offer you a way to correct, update or remove the personal information you have provided to us. Usually this can be done by sending us an email at our “Home” page.
The cfindustries.com website is not intended to nor does it seek to receive information from individuals under the age of 18. If we learn that such information has been collected, that information will be deleted from the website’s database as quickly as practical. Parents are encouraged to monitor their children’s online activity.
By using this website, you agree to the collection and use, consistent with applicable laws and the above policies, of information available on or through this website (including your personally identifying information) by CFI.