Privacy Statement

Notice of Privacy Practices

Last Revised: June 6 2018

This website is owned and operated by Cousins Properties Incorporated (together with Cousins Properties LP and their respective subsidiaries, “Cousins,” we” or “us”).  Cousins is committed to respecting your privacy during your visit to our website. This notice (“Notice”) describes the types of information we collect about visitors to the Cousins website, how we may use the information and with whom we may share it.

This Notice applies to the Cousins website, located at www.cousins.com, as well as to any versions of the Cousins website that Cousins operates and on which this Notice appears (the “Sites”). For clarification, this Notice applies only to information collected through the Sites and does not describe the ways in which we may collect or use information obtained in other manners or offline or the collection, use and disclosure practices of any of Cousins’ corporate affiliates or business partners who make our services available on their websites (collectively, “Affiliates”) or other third parties. We have no control over the websites of Affiliates or other third parties, and we are not responsible for their privacy policies, practices or content. For information on the collection, use and disclosure practices of an Affiliate or other third party, please review the privacy policy on the applicable party’s website.

By using this website, you consent to the procedures discussed in this policy. We may, from time to time, change this privacy policy, so please check it regularly for any changes or updates. If you have any questions regarding this privacy policy, then you may contact us.

Key Terms. Throughout this privacy policy we use several specialized terms. When we use the term “Personally Identifiable Information” in this privacy policy, we mean information that is specific to you as an individual, like your name, email and mail address, your employer’s name and telephone numbers. The term “User Information” incorporates all of your Personally Identifiable Information and any other forms of information discussed in this privacy policy. We use the term “aggregate” to indicate our combination of information from various persons or users. Information is said to be “anonymized” if it does not identify individual persons or entities, or associate a particular person or entity with such information. An Internet Protocol (“IP”) address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer by the Internet Service Provider (“ISP”) through which you access the web, and a “domain name” is the name of the ISP computer itself through which you access the web. “Data Technologies” include but are not limited to the use of cookies, clear GIFs or web beacons, local shared objects or Flash cookies, or through other identifiers or technologies, including similar technologies as they may evolve over time.

Information Collection. When you send an email to Cousins, visit our Sites to browse or complete one of our online forms (such as the Email Alert form), you may provide us with Personally Identifiable Information which we may collect, use and store. In addition, Cousins also may collect or log other User Information that cannot identify you personally when you visit our Sites. This User Information may include

  • your IP address and your domain name;
  • the type of computer modem and Internet browser you are using;
  • the number of times you visit our Sites and the particular pages you view or features you use;
  •  the date and time you access our Sites;
  • If you navigated from or to another website, the address of that website;
  • the length of your visits to our site;
  • your organizations’ domain type
  • your geographic region or country

In addition, we may collect additional User Information about your activities on our Sites through Data Technologies. We may allow third parties to use Data Technologies on our Sites (such as Google Analytics). Thus, when using our Sites, third parties may collect Personally Identifiable Information about your activities over time and across different websites. The information collected by Data Technologies may be shared with and used by us, by others acting on our behalf, or by third parties subject to their own privacy policies. Information collected by Data Technologies may be used on our Sites or on other websites or services, including those that may not be operated by us.

Information Use. We and others acting on our behalf may use and retain your User Information to operate our business, including our Sites, and for other purposes. For example, we may use User Information to contact you, to send you information that you have requested or to diagnose or address technical problems in the operation of our Sites. We may also use the information we gather, including User Information, in order to technically evaluate and improve our Sites and services or to develop new products or services. We may use third party analytics tools on our Sites, such as Google Analytics, in order to better understand our website visitors and their interests. In addition, we may use the information we collect or receive for the following purposes:

  • for our everyday business purposes, such as establishing and managing tenant or vendor accounts, providing products and services requested and/or providing customer support;
  • to offer our products or services to you;
  • to communicate with you through telephone, email, direct mail or using other contact information we may have about you, as permitted by law;
  • to investigate suspected misconduct or violation of our policies; and
  • to protect the legal rights or interests of ourselves or others.

We may also use the information we gather for other purposes where we have individual consent. Please note that other parties may collect Personally Identifiable Information about your online activities over time and across different websites when you use our Sites.

In addition, any anonymized information that you send us such as your questions, suggestions, information, ideas or other creative material (“Feedback”) belongs to us and will not be treated as confidential. We may use, reproduce, adapt, distribute, display, disclose or create derivative works from Feedback without acknowledgement or compensation to you.

More information regarding Google Analytics, and how it collects and processes data, may be found at www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners, or any other URL Google may provide from time to time describing how Google uses data on their partners’ sites.

Information Sharing. We share information to support the purposes for which we may use information as described or permitted by this Notice. For example, we may share information with third party service providers who help us operate our Sites, or otherwise support our business. Our service providers may include analytics companies, advertising networks and others that provide Data Technologies on our Sites, including Google Analytics.

In addition, we may shares information we have gathered for other legally permissible purposes, including in connection with the acquisition, sale, merger, restructuring or other transfer involving all or any part of our business or assets associated with the Sites. We may also use and share the information we gather to enforce our rights and protect our property, to comply with applicable law and legal process, to obtain legal advice and to prevent fraud, theft and injury to you, us and others.

Cousins will not share your Personally Identifiable Information with non-Cousins companies for their direct marketing purposes without your consent.

Your Choices. Your browser and your device may provide you the option to limit the use of cookies or other Data Technologies. You should consult documentation for your browser or device for more information. You may not be able to use all features of our Sites if you limit the information you share with us.

You are entitled to make certain choices about how we communicate with you and the information we collect from your and share with third parties. You may choose not to receive marketing email communications from us by clicking on the unsubscribe link in our marketing emails, adjusting your email preferences or contacting us as specified in the “How to Contact Us” section below.

If you have joined our Email Alert service, we may send you, via email, alerts, notifications, press releases or notifications of press releases that have been posted to our site. If you do not wish to receive these communications, please unsubscribe using the automated system.

Subject to applicable law, you may have the right to obtain access to personal information we maintain about you by contacting us as indicated in the “How to Contact Us” section below. To protect your privacy, we will take steps to verify your identity before granting you access to the information.

Modify or Remove Your Information. If you use our services or website, then you have voluntarily consented to our information collection, use and disclosure practices as described in this privacy policy and other written documentation that may be provided to you regarding the services or website. If you would like to modify or remove your information from our databases, then please contact us. However, without the use of your information, we may not be able to provide you the services you request. If you request the removal of your information from our databases, then we will only retain copies of such information as necessary for us to comply with governmental orders, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, enforce any agreement you have entered into with us, and as otherwise reasonably necessary for our business purposes. Additionally, you may unsubscribe from our Email Alert service, which will delete your email from future communications through the Email Alert feature.

Data Security. We employ and maintain commercially reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and other security measures designed to safeguard your information against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification. Of course, despite these measures, we cannot guarantee perfect security of networks, services and databases we operate or that are operated on our behalf. If you believe that information about you has been subject to unauthorized disclosure, please let us know by emailing WebMaster@cousins.com or call us at 404-407-1000.

Third Party Websites. You may have the option to enter third party websites through our website. Since we cannot be assured that such third party websites follow our privacy policies, we encourage you to ask questions and review the privacy policies of these third parties. We have no responsibility or liability for the actions or policies of these independent sites, do not endorse any product or service that may be mentioned or offered in such sites, and are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such sites.

Children’s Privacy. We do not intend for our Sites to be used by children under the age of 18, nor do we seek to collect information about children under the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18, please do not provide us with any User Information and promptly exit this site. We encourage parents or legal guardians to talk with their children about the potential risks of providing information over the Internet. Cousins does not knowingly collect, distribute or share any information from persons under 18 years of age, and Cousins is under no obligation to verify that persons accessing the Sites are, in fact, over 18 years of age. If Cousins becomes aware that a child under 18 years of age has provided information to Cousins or the Sites, Cousins will take steps to remove such information.

Notice Updates. We may update this Notice to provide clarification or notice of our changes to our practices. If we make changes, we will revise the date at the top of this Notice.

Non-United States Residents. If you do not reside in the United States and are visiting our Sites, by providing Personally Identifiable Information or other User Information to us, you understand and hereby consent to such Personally Identifiable Information and other User Information being transferred to and processed on computers in the United States and other countries. Do not provide Personally Identifiable Information to us if you do not want this information to be transferred or processed outside of your country, or if the laws in your country restrict these types of transfers. Instead, please contact us to make your inquiry. Your provision of Personally Identifiable Information to us will be handled in accordance with this Notice. Your provision of Personally identifiable Information and other User Information through the Sites means that you agree to the terms of this Notice.

How to Contact Us. If you have any questions or comments about this Notice, or if you would like us to update information we have about you or your preferences, please contact us by email at WebMaster@cousins.com or call us at 404-407-1000.

You may also write to us at:

Cousins Properties

Attn:  Corporate Secretary

3344 Peachtree Road

Suite 1800

Atlanta, Georgia 30326

CorporateSecretary@cousins.com