This Policy tells you, among other things, what information we gather from you through the Site, how we may use or disclose that information, and our efforts to protect it. This Policy applies only to the information collected on the Site, and does not apply to any other information that WMTI collects about you.
We may request information from you when you:
In connection with your use of our Site, we may collect the following information:
Providing the voluntary data described above is at your sole discretion. If you submit personally identifiable information to us through the Site, then we use your personal information to operate, maintain and provide you the features and functionality of the Site. We use both your personally identifiable information and certain non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous usage data, cookies, IP address, browser type, clickstream data, etc.) to improve the quality and design of the Site and to create new features, functionality and services by storing, tracking, and analyzing user preferences and trends.
WMTI is the sole owner of the information collected on this Site. The information is not collected for sale to third-party marketers, and we do not sell or, absent a separately executed authorization from you, distribute the information collected from the Site for commercial marketing purposes. Except as provided in this Policy, we do not disclose any nonpublic personal information about you to anyone except as permitted by law. We may, however, choose to disclose all of the information we collect, as described above, to companies that perform services on our behalf, such as data processors, technical systems consultants and programmers and the advertising firms that we use to promote our Site. Additionally, this information may be shared with WMTI partners. We may use the personal information you provide to monitor usage and traffic-levels, analyze trends, administer the Site, track user movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. We may also use your information to contact you regarding improvements we can make to our Site and our services. WMTI may also share aggregate information about our users with advertisers, sponsors and other third parties, though such summary information will not identify any of your personal information. We may also provide analysis based on information we collect, to our strategic alliance partners and other risk sharing partners. As we develop our business, we may buy or sell some or all of our assets and, depending on the transaction, your personal information may be one of the transferred assets. Similarly, if WMTI should ever merge with or be acquired by another company, we may share your personal information with any entity resulting from such transaction and if WMTI should ever file for bankruptcy, the bankruptcy trustee has the right to sell the information you provide to us to a third party.
We will use your e-mail address to assist you if you forget your log-in information or if you subscribe to a topic you may be notified by email when a reply is posted to that topic. We may also use your email address to contact you directly regarding services, products or information that we believe might interest you. Only WMTI (or agents working on behalf of WMTI and under confidentiality agreements) will send you direct mailings. If you do not want to receive such mailings, you can easily opt-out of receiving further marketing from WMTI as provided in the Choice/Opt Out below.
You authorize us to disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate, in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringements, violation of obligations to us under this Policy or any other agreement or policy, or other illegal activity.
We will not sell, share or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this Policy.
The Site includes, or may include at some time, a blog, discussion boards and other interactive features. Please remember that any information disclosed in these areas is not protected as confidential and becomes public information. You are solely responsible for your postings and should exercise caution when deciding to disclose any personal information in these areas.
We have the right to share your name and contact information with our attorneys and law enforcement officials, if needed, in the event we believe you have breached our Terms of Service Agreement.
We may use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the Site, track user's movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. Please see Notice of Information Collected and Disclosed for more information.
When you register at the Site, WMTI uses a cookie to store a unique, random user ID. We do not store passwords or any personal information about you. We may use this ID to identify you anonymously in our database or to track information while you are on our Site. Cookies may also enable you to enter the Site as a registered user without having to log on each time.
Please remember that transmissions on the Internet are not always confidential. You are transmitting this information at your own risk. Please see Security below for more information.
To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before creating your user account. The user that created the account for a user is responsible for maintaining the secrecy of a user's unique password and account information at all times.
You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information through the Site, in which case, WMTI may not be able to provide certain services to you.
If you prefer that we not disclose nonpublic personal information about you to nonaffiliated third parties, you may opt out of those disclosures; that is, you may direct us not to make those disclosures (other than disclosures permitted by law). If you receive communications from us that you do not want to receive, you can opt out from receiving these communications, by specifically telling us to stop sending them to you. We will generally be able to give effect to your withdrawal on 30 days' notice. If you wish to opt out of disclosures to nonaffiliated third parties, you may email your request to WMTI at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will apply the Notice and Opt-out policies discussed above in the event we propose to disclose your information to a third policy.
WMTI takes commercially-reasonable precaution to protect our users' information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, you information protected both online and off-line. [For your security, our credit card processing vendor encrypts sensitive information (such as credit card number) on our order forms using secure socket layer technology (SSL) or transport layer security (TLS). Most modern web browsers support these technologies, but you are responsible for ensuring that your browser does so. While on a secure page, the lock icon on the bottom of many browsers, such as Netscape Navigator, Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox, changes to a "locked" or "closed" position. When you are browsing non-secure sites, the icon will be in an "open" position.
Information that you elect to post on the Site, e-mails and other information you send to us, except that which you send to us on a secure page, is not encrypted and cannot be considered a secure means of transmitting sensitive information. WMTI will never ask you to submit your financial data, such as your credit card account numbers, via e-mail. IF YOU RECEIVE AN E-MAIL REQUESTING THAT YOU FORWARD INFORMATION OF THIS NATURE BY E-MAIL, PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY AT email@example.com. DO NOT REPLY DIRECTLY TO THE E-MAIL. Scams of this nature are often referred to as "phishing." You should be aware of the limitations of security, authentication, encryption, and privacy measures used in connection with the Internet and that any information you transmit through the Site may be damaged, corrupted, "sniffed" and/or accessed by another person without your permission.
Finally, the servers on which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment, with access restricted.
Regardless of the precautions taken by your or by us, "perfect security" does not exist on the Internet. We cannot ensure or warrant the ultimate security of any information you transmit.
The Site may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that WMTI does not assume responsibility for any content or the privacy practices of other sites. We encourage our users to be aware of when they leave our Site and recommend that the read the privacy statements of each and every website they visit. This Policy applies solely to information collected at this Site.
This Site is not directed at children under the age of 18 and does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 18. If WMTI learns that is has inadvertently obtained personal information about a child under the age of 18, that information is immediately and permanently deleted from our records.
WMTI may update, revise, supplement, modify or amend this Policy at any time. WMTI will indicate at the bottom of this Policy the date of the last update. Any updates, revisions, supplements, modifications or amendments shall be effective immediately upon its posting on the Site, and will only be applicable to disputes arising, or arising out of events occurring, after such posting has been made. WMTI will provide you notice of any updates, revisions, supplements, modifications or amendments to this Policy. You agree that you will continue to be bound by this Policy, however and whenever it is updated, revised, supplemented, modified, or amended, if you continue to use the Site after the updates, revisions, supplements, modifications or amendments have been posted.
WMTI provides users the following options for changing and modifying information previously submitted.
If you have a comment, question or request, or if you need to contact WMTI for any other reason, there are several easy ways to do so:
This Policy was last updated on 8/6/2010