DATE OF LAST REVISION: JANUARY 1, 2016
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
When you interact with us through the Services, we may collect Personal Data and other information from you, as further described below:
Non-Identifiable Data: When you interact with WASHLB through the Services, we receive and store certain personally non-identifiable information. Such information, which is collected passively using various technologies, cannot presently be used to specifically identify you. WASHLB may store such information itself or such information may be included in databases owned and maintained by WASHLB affiliates, agents or service providers. The Services may use such information and pool it with other information to track, for example, the total number of visitors to our Site, the number of visitors to each page of our Site, and the domain names of our visitors’ Internet service providers. It is important to note that no Personal Data is available or used in this process.
In addition, we may use “Flash cookies” to better operate the Services. Flash cookies are local shared objects used to display content based upon what you view on our site. Flash cookies personalize your visit, but are different from the browser cookies discussed above, because of the amount of, type of, and how data is stored. Cookie management tools provided by your browser will not remove Flash cookies. To learn how to manage privacy and storage settings for Flash cookies, click here.
We may also use technologies called “web beacons”, which communicate information from your Internet browser to a web server. Web beacons can be embedded in web pages, videos, or emails, and allow a web server to read certain types of information from your browser, including whether you have viewed a particular web page or email message, and determine, among other things, the time and date on which you viewed the web beacon, the IP address of your computer and the URL of the webpage from which the web beacon was viewed. For example, a visit to www.washlb.com that is routed from a banner ad on another web site will be recognized in order to understand the effectiveness of the ad. We and our partners use web beacons for a variety of purposes, including analyzing the use of our Services and, in conjunction with cookies, providing content and ads more relevant to you.
In some instances, we may use embedded scripts that recognize a unique identifier from a cookie placed on your hard drive by another website. These are used by us solely to gauge the success of our own advertising. For instance, we may use a script to determine whether you visit our pages after visiting a site where WASHLB appeared in a news article. We do not use these scripts to gather information on your use of the internet unrelated to WASHLB, nor do we use them to identify your personal information.
Aggregated Personal Data: In an ongoing effort to better understand and serve the users of the Services, WASHLB often conducts research on its customer demographics, interests and behavior based on the Personal Data and other information provided to us. This research may be compiled and analyzed on an aggregate basis and WASHLB may share this aggregate data with its affiliates, agents and business partners. This aggregate information does not identify you personally. WASHLB may also disclose aggregated user statistics in order to describe our services to current and prospective business partners, and to other third parties for other lawful purposes.
Location Information: Our Service may collect and use your location information (for example, by using the GPS on your mobile device) to provide certain functionality of our Service. If you choose to enable our location features, your location information may be publicly displayed within the Service. Please keep in mind that other users can see this information about you, and they may use it or disclose it to other individuals or entities outside of our control and without your knowledge. Your location information may be subject to abuse, misuse, and monitoring by others, so please be careful if you choose to enable location functionality. We may also use your location information in an aggregate way, as described above in the “Aggregated Personal Data” section.
OUR USE OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA AND OTHER INFORMATION
OUR DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA AND OTHER INFORMATION
WASHLB is not in the business of selling your information. We consider this information to be a vital part of our relationship with you. There are, however, certain circumstances in which we may share your Personal Data with certain third parties without further notice to you, as set forth below:
Business Transfers: As we develop our business, we might sell or buy businesses or assets. In the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar event, Personal Data may be part of the transferred assets.
Agents, Consultants and Related Third Parties: WASHLB, like many businesses, sometimes hires other companies to perform certain business-related functions. Examples of such functions include mailing information, maintaining databases and processing payments. When we employ another entity to perform a function of this nature, we only provide them with the information that they need to perform their specific function.
Legal Requirements: WASHLB may disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (i) comply with a legal obligation, (ii) protect and defend the rights or property of WASHLB, (iii) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Services or the public, or (iv) protect against legal liability.
You can visit the Site without providing any Personal Data. If you choose not to provide any Personal Data, you may not be able to use certain Services.
LINKS TO OTHER WEB SITES
SOCIAL NETWORKING SERVICES
You may also have the option of posting your Services activities to Social Networking Services when you access content through the Services (for example, you may post to Facebook that you performed an activity on the Service); you acknowledge that if you choose to use this feature, your friends, followers and subscribers on any Social Networking Services you have enabled will be able to view such activity.
WASHLB takes reasonable steps to protect the Personal Data provided via the Services from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no Internet or email transmission is ever fully secure or error free. In particular, email sent to or from the Services may not be secure. Therefore, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to us via email. Please keep this in mind when disclosing any Personal Data to WASHLB via the Internet.
OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Your access to and use of the Services is subject to the Terms of Service at www.washlb.com/legal.
ACCESS TO INFORMATION; CONTACTING WASHLB
To keep your Personal Data accurate, current, and complete, please contact us as specified below. We will take reasonable steps to update or correct Personal Data in our possession that you have previously submitted via the Services.