WCA is committed to protecting the privacy of the users of the websites that comprise WCA (collectively the “Site”). To inform you of our policy concerning user privacy, we have adopted the following guidelines. Please note that these guidelines are subject to change, and any such changes will be included on this page and shall become effective upon their posting on our website. (See Changes to Policy below.)
In general, you can visit WCA websites without telling us who you are and without revealing any information about yourself. There are times, however, when we may need information from you.
The personal information WCA collects will depend on how you are using the WCA Site. We may collect information certain non-personally identifiable information, such as the type of browser you are using, the type of operating system you are using, and the domain name of your Internet Service Provider. In addition, we may collect personally identifiable information through correspondence you send to us. Unless you provide us with personally identifiable information, you remain anonymous to us other than by association with an Internet protocol address or other authentication mechanism.
WCA does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies except to provide products or services you've requested, when we have your permission.
We use the personal information collected in ways that are compatible with the purposes for which it was intended to be used: to enable your use of the Site; to respond to your inquiries; for system administration, customer support, and troubleshooting purposes; for targeted marketing and product service announcements; for sending newsletters; to improve the design of the Site; to enable us to enforce our Terms and Conditions of Use; and in aggregate form, to track and analyse site usage. WCA will take reasonable steps to ensure that personal information is relevant to its intended use, accurate, complete, and current.
WCA may work with other organizations that provide specific services for us, such as credit card processing. We will only share personal information to the extent necessary for the third party to provide these services for us, and these third parties are prohibited from using personal information provided by WCA for any other purpose.
Except in the following special circumstances, WCA does not sell or share personal information about or the purchasing history of individual users:
In addition, WCA shares general usage data in aggregated form so that no personal information is identifiable to participating libraries, publishers, and the public. WCA will provide you all your retained personal information provided at registration (where applicable) on request.
We believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, or as otherwise required by law.
We transfer information about you if WCA is acquired by or merged with another company. You may choose to give us personal information, such as your name and address or e-mail id that may be needed, for example, to correspond with you. If you tell us that you do not want us to use this information as a basis for further contact with you, we will respect your wishes. We intend to protect the quality and integrity of your personally identifiable information.
We will make a sincere effort to respond in a timely manner to your requests to correct inaccuracies in your personal information. To correct inaccuracies in your personal information please return the message containing the inaccuracies to the sender with details of the correction requested.
We sometimes collect anonymous information from visits to our sites to help us provide better customer service. For example, we keep track of the domains from which people visit and we also measure visitor activity on WCA web sites, but we do so in ways that keep the information anonymous. WCA may use this data to analyse trends and statistics and to help us provide better customer service. We maintain the highest levels of confidentiality for this information, our affiliates and vendors follow the same high levels of confidentiality. This anonymous information is used and analysed only at an aggregate level to help us understand trends and patterns. None of this information is reviewed at an individual level. If you do not want your transaction details used in this manner, you can either disable your cookies or opt-out at the download or request page.
WCA may, if you so choose send direct mailers to you at the address given by you. You have the option to 'opt-out' of this direct mailer by way of links provided at the bottom of each mailer. We respect your privacy and in the event that you choose to not receive such mailers, we will take all steps to remove you from the list.
WCA recognizes the receipt, transmission or distribution of spam emails (unsolicited bulk emails) as a major concern and has taken reasonable measures, to minimize the transmission and effect of spam emails in its computing environment. All emails received by WCA, are subject to spam check. Any email identified as spam will be rejected with sufficient information to the Sender for taking necessary action.