Collection of your Personal Information
To better provide you with products and services offered, WSE requires you to provide or may collect personally identifiable information, such as your:
- First and Last Name
- Mailing Address
- E-mail Address
- Phone Number
- Business Name
If you purchase WSE’s products and services, we may collect billing and credit card information. This information is used to complete the purchase transaction, only.
We do not collect or store any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us and we require such information to provide you with information or services. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain products or services. This information will only be required to provide you with the services you request and may include: (a) registering for an account; (b) entering sweepstakes or contests sponsored by us or one of our partners; (c) signing up for special offers from selected third parties; (d) sending us an email message; (e) submitting your credit card or other payment information when ordering and purchasing products and services. To wit, we will use your information only to provide you the services and communicate with you about services and/or products you have requested from us. We also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future, but only with your permission and only to provide you with information or services you request. We will only use the information you provide for the purpose you approved and only for as long as required to meet our requirements to provide you services, to meet legal or financial record keeping requirements, or to adhere to legal or regulatory requirements.
Use of your Personal Information
WSE collects and uses your personal information to operate and deliver the services you have requested. Your personal information will be used for that purpose only, or for another purpose which you explicitly approve, or to meet legal or financial requirements.
WSE may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from WSE and its affiliates, but only if you approve such use, which WSE will confirm periodically. You may opt-out of any such email or electronic communication informing you of our products or services, third-parties products or services, or any other unsolicited communication at any time using the opt-out or unsubscribe link contained within such electronic information.
Sharing Information with Third Parties
WSE does not sell, rent, share, or disclose any personally identifiable information on its members or customers to third parties. However, you may choose or permit WSE to share such information, and you may cancel such choice or permission at any time for any such sharing in part or whole.
WSE may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process served on WSE or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of WSE; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of WSE, or the public.
Tracking User Behavior
WSE may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within WSE, to determine what WSE services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within WSE to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area. This information is not integrated into your personal information nor to track you in any way.
Automatically Collected Information
Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by WSE. This information can include your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times, and referring website addresses. This information is used for the correct operation of the services we provide, to maintain the quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding the use of the WSE website. This information will only be used for these purposes.
This website contains links to other sites, which WSE neither endorses nor controls. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to thoroughly read the privacy policies of any other site that collects personally identifiable information, or any information of any kind about you or your use of their site.
Security of your Personal Information
When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol. However, no website or online service can guarantee 100% protection or security of your information.
We strive to take industry-standard security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unapproved alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed.
Right to Deletion
Subject to certain exceptions set out below, on receipt of a verifiable request from you, we will:
- Delete your personal information from our records; and
- Direct any service providers to delete your personal information from their records; and
- Cease the use of your personal information for any or all uses, whether previously authorized or approved, or not.
Please note that we may not be able to comply with requests to delete your personal information if it is necessary to:
- Complete the transaction for which the personal information was collected, fulfill the terms of a written warranty or product recall conducted in accordance with federal law, and provide a good or service requested by you, or reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform a contract between you and us;
- Detect and respond to verified data security or privacy incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity; or prosecute those responsible for that activity;
- Debug to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality of our services or apps;
- Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise his or her right of free speech, or exercise another right provided for by law;
- Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act;
- Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when our deletion of the information is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of such research, provided we have obtained your informed consent;
- Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably related to providing the services you requested from us or a third party;
- Comply with an existing legal obligation; or
- Otherwise use your personal information, internally, in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which you provided the information.
Children Under Thirteen
WSE does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, your parent or guardian must provide written permission to WSE to use this website.
From time to time, WSE may contact you via email to provide announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication. You may opt-out, or unsubscribe, from these communications at any time. By creating an account, you are requesting these services but you can terminate any or all such communications at any time.
If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from WSE, you may opt-out of such communications by clicking the UNSUBSCRIBE link at the bottom of each message, which will be well indicated and easily accessible.
External Data Storage Sites
We may store your data on servers provided by third-party hosting vendors with whom we have contracted. Such third-party hosting vendors will not view, copy, share, or use such information for any purpose other than to meet their or our legal requirements.
Changes to this Statement
WSE welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that WSE has not adhered to this Statement, please contact WSE at:
Western Sustainability Exchange
P.O. Box 1448
LIVINGSTON, Montana 59047
Effective as of July 6, 2022