Who we are
Our website address is: https://wsdef.org.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
Why did you receive an email or text message from us?
If you received a message from us, either by email or text, (a) your email address or mobile number is either listed with us as someone who has expressly shared this contact information for the purpose of receiving information in the future (“opt-in”), or (b) you have registered or purchased or otherwise have an existing relationship with us. We respect your time and attention by controlling the frequency of our mailings and/or textings.
The Information We Collect:
This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on any and all of the WSDEF.org websites, including: product orders, requests, blog post comments, mailing list resource materials sign-ups, and any other transactions between you and us. The personal information collected at these pages may include:
Mailing and/or billing address
Credit/Debit Card Information (only when making purchases and these are not stored in the system)
How long we retain your data
How long we retain your personal information depends on the type of data and the purpose for which we process the data.
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
How we protect your privacy
We use security measures to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of data used by our system. We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Sharing and Usage
We will never share, sell, or rent individual personal information with anyone without your advance permission or unless ordered by a court of law. Information submitted to us is only available to staff managing this information for purposes of contacting you or sending you emails or texts based on your request for information and to contracted service providers for purposes of providing services relating to our communications with you.
We use the information we collect for a number of purposes including to provide the products and services users requested, communicate with users, improve our services, improve our website’s functionality, and for internal business analysis or other business purposes. Your information is provided by you when your order a product or sign up on one of our sites.
We do not display your contact information publicly on our sites nor disclose personally identifiable information to third parties, except for when (1) we have your permission to make the disclosure, (2) the disclosure is necessary for the purpose for which the information was obtained, (3) a third party is assisting us to provide or manage the services or websites, or (4) where otherwise stated in this policy. We also may disclose information where permitted by applicable law or when the disclosure is necessary, in our sole discretion, for the establishment or maintenance of legal claims or legal compliance, to satisfy any law, regulation, subpoena or government request, or in connection with litigation.
You will, of course, receive emails as part of the services provided including, but not limited to, webinar registration invitations, forms, surveys, status updates, and reminder notifications. In addition, we have email newsletters and other marketing/promotional messages that we send out periodically. You can unsubscribe from communications you are connected to by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link or by following the instructions provided in those communications. If you do not wish to receive any email communications, you may contact us, and we will delete you from our system.
Your privacy controls
We use third-party services on our websites to assist in improving our websites, communicating or interacting with the public, including social media services, widgets, apps, and plugins. These services may distinguish or trace your identity through, for example, persistent, multi-session cookies.
You can configure your system to delete cookies or disable them. In general, we do not collect or disseminate information collected by these services. When interacting with these third parties, their privacy policies apply.
In addition, our website may contain links to third party content or websites that WSDEF.org does not control.
WSDEF.org is not responsible for the treatment of your information by any third party. For a complete list of the third-party services that we currently use, please contact us.
How can you stop receiving email or text from us?
Each email sent contains an easy, automated way for you to cease receiving email from us, or to change your expressed interests. If you wish to do this, simply follow the instructions at the end of any email. If you wish to stop receiving text messages, reply with “unsubscribe” in any text you receive.