WATAN Privacy Policy

WATAN Privacy Policy

WATAN has developed this Privacy Policy statement to assist visitors to or end users of website owned and operated by WATAN, or the mobile and social media versions thereof in understanding the personally identifiable information (PII) collection and use practices for the Site. PII, as such term is used herein, includes information that can identify a specific individual, such as a name, address, phone number, or email address. Please review this Privacy Policy before using or submitting PII to the Site. If you do not agree with the Privacy Policy, do not use the Site.

Information We Collect:

Contact Information: WATAN may collect certain contact information, such as, your name, phone number, address, and email address..

Demographic & Survey Information: WATAN may collect demographic and general profile data (e.g., educational, professional, and geographic information).

Financial Information: WATAN may collect credit or debit card information.

Transactional Information: WATAN may create and maintain a database of aggregated information about the transactions that occur on the Site (e.g., tool or feature utilization and activity, navigation, exit page tracking, or content selection data).

Technical Information: WATAN may also collect Internet Protocol (IP) addresses from users of the Site, as well as the date and time of access and the Web page accessed. WATAN may also catalog the type of computer, browser, or operating system used by you.

Contact Information: WATAN may use your contact information in connection with the provision of its materials, services, and content to enable you to make donations and facilitate your participation in activities, events, and programs, made available through the Site. WATAN may also use your contact information to:

- Advertise its events, programs, or services.

- Create a personalized experience for you when using the Site.

- Provide you with news, materials, and information.

- Assist with security or fraud prevention or response measures.

- Facilitate a website feature or tool that requires user input.

- Get in touch with you with respect to any transactions conducted through the Site., such as registering for an event, or making a donation.

- Other lawful purposes as determined by WATAN in its sole discretion.

We also may share your contact information with third parties including, WATAN’ vendors, members, or business partners, to:

- Facilitate or implement the foregoing.

- Advertise the services or activities of others.

- Provide, improve, or advise you of WATAN’ programs, volunteer opportunities, events, or services.

- Process donations, or allow for online registration for programs or events, and/or for other internal business purposes.

Demographic & Survey Information: WATAN may use demographic information for marketing, administrative, management, and monitoring purposes in order to continue to provide or improve the Site. In addition, WATAN may share survey results and aggregated demographic data collected through the Site with its vendors, members, business partners, the general public, and the news media, not only as may be required by law, but also for advertising purposes, for release to third parties, and to participate in government programs and initiatives. But, such survey or aggregated information will not identify any particular user.

Financial Information: WATAN will use financial information to facilitate donations or another identified transactions.

Transactional Information: WATAN may use transactional information for marketing, administrative, and support purposes in order to provide or improve any software solutions, programs, events, products or services that WATAN may offer. In addition, WATAN may also share such transactional data on an aggregated basis with or to third parties, including, vendors, advertisers, or business partners.

Technical Information: WATAN may use technical information, such as your IP address or browser type, to help diagnose problems with WATAN’s servers, analyze Site usage trends, track user movements on the Site, and to otherwise improve, manage, and monitor the Site.

Business Transactions: In the event that WATAN goes through a business transaction, such as a bankruptcy event, merger, investment transaction, or acquisition by another entity involving the sale of all or a portion of its assets, please note that the PII collected and retained by WATAN may be among the assets transferred or reviewed.

Use of Information:

WATAN may use PII collected from the Site to operate the Site, provide, and/or enhance certain of its features, tools, and functionality, and to otherwise provide and improve the quality of the Site.

Legal Action:

WATAN may disclose PII when legally required to do so in accordance with subpoenas, government requests or regulations, or legal proceedings. WATAN may also disclose PII to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the Site or as is otherwise required to limit legal liability, protect or defend WATAN’s rights, property, or interests, or protect the safety, rights, or property of others.

Cookies & Similar Technologies:

WATAN or its vendors may use cookies and/or other similar data collection or tracking techniques to enhance and/or monitor your experience while using the Site. Cookies and other related techniques are generally pieces of information, which WATAN’ uses for record-keeping purposes and which the Site may transfer to WATAN and/or your computer’s Web browser for storage on WATAN’ server or your computer’s hard drive. Cookies and other related techniques enable WATAN to manage and/or customize your experience on the Site, which may include available advertisements. Cookies and other related techniques also make Web-surfing or Site review easier by automatically performing certain functions such as saving your personal preferences and by providing targeted content. Many consider the use of cookies or similar data collection to be industry standard practices. Consequently, your Web browser is likely set to accept cookies or allow other identifiers. If you would prefer not to receive cookies or allow identifiers, however, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies or surf anonymously. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies or surf anonymously, you should understand that it is possible that some areas of the Site will not function properly or as quickly.

Links to Third Party Sites:

To the extent hyperlinks or gateways are utilized to access external or third-party sites (not controlled, owned, or operated by WATAN), you should be aware that these external or third-party sites may collect PII and are not subject to this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy applies only to the Site. WATAN suggests that you check the privacy policies of other Web sites to determine how the proprietors of these third-party sites will utilize your PII.

Social Media:

This Site may include social media features. These features may collect information from you, such as which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Site. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the entity providing it. Please see below for more information on advertising activities on our Site.

Digital Advertising:

“Third party advertising companies may collect data about your visit to our Sites and others to provide you more relevant advertising here and elsewhere on the Internet. This type of advertising is known as Online Behavioral Advertising. You can stop this collection and use of data for these purposes by companies participating in the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) by visiting the “opt Out from Online Behavioral Advertising” website. By opting out, the ads you see may be less relevant, and you may still continue to see other non-targeted advertisements on our Sites and elsewhere.”

WATAN may partner with ad networks and other ad serving providers (“Advertising Providers”) who serve ads on behalf of WATAN and others on non-affiliated sites. Some of those ads may be personalized, meaning that they are intended to be relevant to you based on information Advertising Providers collect about your visits to the Site and elsewhere on the Internet over time.

Data Security:

WATAN maintains data security measures for the Site to protect the PII under its control against unauthorized access and disclosure. These measures include the implementation of reasonable technical, physical and administrative data security safeguards. More sensitive information, namely, your credit or debit card number, are encrypted and protected with the encryption software SSL when transmitted to WATAN. Credit card information is not stored or re-used. WATAN also requires that the vendors WATAN engages with respect to the Site (and use of the PII) employ reasonable safeguards when carrying out their services on WATAN’ behalf.

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