Privacy Policy


WHAT DOES Cottonwood Financial




Financial companies choose how they share your personal information. Federal law gives consumers the right to limit some but not all sharing. Federal law also requires us to tell you how we collect, share, and protect your personal information. Please read this notice carefully to understand what we do.




The types of personal information we collect and share depend on the product service you have with us. This information can include:

■ Social Security Number                  ■ Account balances    and Income

■ Checking account information          ■ Credit scores          and Transaction history




All financial companies need to share customer's personal information to run their everyday business. In the section below, we list the reasons financial companies can share their customer's personal information: the reasons Cottonwood Financial chooses to share; and whether you can limit this sharing.



Reasons we can share your personal information

Does Cottonwood Financial share?

Can you limit this sharing?

For our everyday business purposes -
such as to process your transactions, maintain your account(s), respond to court orders and legal investigations, or report to credit bureaus



For our marketing purposes -
to offer our products and services to you



For joint marketing with other financial companies



For our affiliates' everyday business purposes -
information about your transactions and experiences



For our affiliates' everyday business purposes -
information about your creditworthiness



For our affiliates to market to you



For nonaffiliates to market to you




To limit our sharing

■ Mail the form below

Please note:

If you are a new customer we can begin sharing your information 30 days from the date we sent this notice. When you are no longer our customer, we continue to share your information as described in this notice.

However, you can contact us at any time to limit our sharing.




Call 1-888-968-5265



Mail-in Form


Mark any/all you want to limit:

Cottonwood Financial marketing purposes.

Do not share my personal information to market to me.

Do not share information about my creditworthiness with your affiliates for their everyday
   business purposes.

Do not share my personal information with other financial institutions to jointly market to me.









City, State, Zip


Account #


Mail To:

Cottonwood Financial

Attn: Opt-Out

1901 Gateway Drive, Suite 200

Irving, Texas 75038


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Who we are

Who is providing this notice?

Cottonwood Financial d/b/a The Cash Store means Cottonwood Financial Ltd. and its affiliates and subsidiary companies.

What we do

 How does Cottonwood Financial  
protect my personal information?

To protect your personal information from unauthorized access and use, we use security measures that comply with federal law. These measures include computer safeguards and secured files and buildings.
Only employees actively engaged in their assigned duties, who need access to such customer information to administer our business, may access or use customer information.

 How does Cottonwood Financial
collect my personal information?

We collect your personal information, for example, when you

■ Open an account                      or Apply for a loan

■ Show your driver's license          or Provide employment information

■ Give us your contact information

We also collect your personal information from other companies.

 Why can't I limit all sharing?

Federal law gives you the right to limit only

■ sharing for affiliates’ everyday business purposes—information about your

■ affiliates from using your information to market to you

■ sharing for nonaffiliates to market to you

State laws and individual companies may give you additional rights to limit sharing.

 What happens when I limit sharing  
for an account I hold jointly with
someone else?

Your choices will apply to everyone on your account.



Companies related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and nonfinancial companies.

     ■ Our affiliates include companies with a Cottonwood Financial or Cash
       Store name.


Companies not related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and nonfinancial companies.

     ■ Nonaffiliates we share with can include direct marketing companies,
       financial service providers, banks, and retailers.

  Joint Marketing

A formal agreement between nonaffiliated financial companies that together market financial products or services to you.

     ■ You cannot Opt-Out of information shared with Service Provider/Joint
       Marketing companies.

Other important information

We use third-party advertising companies to display ads when you visit our websites or other sites on the Internet. These companies may collect information about your visits to this and other websites. We may also share personal information with these companies. In either case, the purpose is to provide ads about products and services that may be of interest to you. You can point your visitors to opt out of a third-party vendor's use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.