There are a number of ways that visitors to the Site make use of it. Some visitors will register at the site and contribute content to it, while others will simply come to the Site to learn about our company. Your use impacts what information about you we collect and how we use it.
We care about you and your privacy. The Site does not collect, accept, or store sensitive information such as: Social Security Numbers, driver's license numbers or records, banking information, credit card numbers, criminal records, doctor or hospital records, or children's information.
How We Use Your Information
Above all, we use the information you provide us in a way consistent with the manner in which we collect it, which we do in a variety of ways. When you register, we collect information from you in order to uniquely identify you on the Site and adjust your user experience accordingly. When you complete your profile, that information will be available to other visitors to the Site if you contribute content here, which we encourage you to do. This information helps build a sense of community at the Site, and we have found that the greater the sense of community at a website, the better the experience is for everyone.
By adjusting the Privacy Settings in your account management pages, you can exercise control over how much of your profile information you share with other visitors to the Site. Your profile information may include data that we collect and store from a social media service provider if you registered using one of them. You can update this information at Wiland.com by accessing your Account Settings page.
Wiland.com is a good source of industry information and best practice guides. To that end, we offer a number of white papers that visitors can download. When you download a white paper, you will need to complete a form requesting your contact information. This is a common practice. We use the information you provide to contact you about our products and services. The information that you provide also guides us in understanding your needs and it helps to identify who among our staff can best respond to you.
Secondarily, we use the information that you provide us to identify you online on this Site and others. When we do this, we use anonymized versions of your information, never putting your personally identifiable information (PII) at risk. We may allow trusted third parties access to some of this anonymous information in order to facilitate this, but we have agreements with these third parties that they will not otherwise use the information or disclose it to other parties. You can read more about how we do this below in the section Cookies & Other Information Storage Technologies and on our Wiland Consumer Choice page.
There are a few significant exceptions to this secondary use and they include the Privacy Complaint form, the consumer choice opt-out form, and the forms related to our Copyright Infringement Policy. We never use the information that we collect on those forms for any purpose other than to manage your explicit requests. We do not share information received in this way with any other party unless required by law.
Finally, we use some of the information we collect to learn more about our own Site and how it is used. By analyzing traffic patterns on the Site and other clickstream data, we learn about what content people are connecting with. This can also help us identify problems with the website in general. Another value this adds is ensuring that we can meet the needs of our visitors. What devices and software are our visitors using to experience the Site? Answering this helps us better allocate development resources to their highest and best use.
Information We May Collect
When you use the Site, you give us permission to collect three different categories of information: personal information about you, information about how you use the site, and technical information about your devices and software. You should be aware that the Site may permit trusted third parties to collect information about your use of the Site, and your technical information.
Depending on your use of the Site, we may collect PII about you. This PII may include things like your name, phone number, and email address. We may also collect more general information about you, such as your job title, company, or the industry you work in. We collect this type of information in obvious ways through accurately-labeled forms and input fields.
Wiland.com collects data about how you use the Site. This information tends to help us better understand your user experience while here. Your Privacy Settings also convey personal use information and they are used to customize your account and your user experience at the Site. We can't respect your settings without collecting and storing them.
You can engage with a variety of content on the Site. We collect data on how you rank content and then use that data in multiple ways. The Site displays content according to the aggregate ranking by all Wiland.com registered users, so your votes may shift the order in which the Site's content is displayed. Our goal is for visitors to see the best content first, wherever user rankings are available. We encourage you to read content and vote on it.
Technical information is data about the hardware and software you use to interact with the Site. It includes the information that enables your web browser to communicate with our web servers. We may collect data about the software you are running to access the Site, which could include things like your operating system, browser version, or whether you have certain browser add-ons enabled. Technical information may also include the unique anonymous id of your mobile device or your computer's IP address or the location data associated with those identifiers.
Parts of the Site contain content submitted by users. The Site cannot exercise complete control over what is submitted by every user. As such, it is possible that another user submits personal information about you with or without your consent.
If you believe that another user has violated your privacy by submitting content about you on this Site and you wish to have that content removed, please let us know. Clearly identify the offensive content along with your explicit request to take that content down and we will review your request and deal with the complaint as quickly as possible. We reserve the right to take down any material that we deem to violate a person’s privacy and any complaint that you may file helps us make a fair determination. We do not lightly curtail the expression of others, so we exercise discretion when deciding to remove such content. But vulgar, profane, or pornographic content is never appropriate. Similarly, the Site is not the place for personal attacks. We seek substantive content that is beneficial to other users.
Cookies & Other Information Storage Technology
Email and Wiland.com
The Site reserves the right to contact you via email regarding your account status and the status of any services offered by or through the Site to which you subscribe. We communicate with you only through the most current email address you have provided.
The Site reserves the right to send you surveys requesting your feedback regarding the Site. You should be aware that we may be required by law to contact you in certain circumstances. When you register, you agree to receive third party email communications from our trusted affiliates.
Third Party Tools & Services
You may register and thereafter log on at the Site through a third party service such as Facebook. You may use any number of social media services, such as Twitter or LinkedIn, while on this site. We offer these things as a convenience to you and your social networks, and also because we hope you will make us a part of your online network. We cannot guaranty the security of these services. Your use of any such third party service is always subject to the terms and conditions of those parties and subject also to those parties' privacy policies.
The Site may utilize software or other services from third parties. Examples of this might include clickstream analytics vendors, email service providers, and content management systems vendors. The Site is not responsible for the privacy practices of any third parties. Similarly, the Site is not responsible for any other entity you may link to from the Site. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the privacy policies of these other websites if you have any concern about how they treat your personal information.
The Site will comply with all legal process even if it requires that we disclose personal information. But we will make all required disclosures in accordance with governing law. If the Site deems it advisable, in order to ensure the safety or security of others or to avoid fraud, we may disclose your information to the extent necessary to mitigate such threat.
If all or part of the company is sold, merged or otherwise transferred to another entity, previously volunteered customer information may be transferred as well, along with the conditions and requirements under which it was originally collected and managed.
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