WBS is committed to your privacy and security and want to provide you with the best online experience. To that end we want you to understand what kinds of information we gather, how this information is used and safeguarded, and how you can control its use. It is important for you to know that WBS will never sell, trade or rent your personal information to others without your consent.
- How is my information collected and used?
- What information is collected from me?
- User requested services
- What choices do I have over the use of my information?
- How do I opt-out?
What information is collected from me? It is possible to browse our site without submitting any personal information at all. However, if you choose to subscribe to our newsletter you will be be asked to provide your email address.
In addition to the information that you choose to submit, our systems are set up to gather certain anonymous data to help us better understand how our sites are being used and how we can improve them. This automatically gathered data includes your computer’s IP (Internet Protocol) address, statistics about how visitors navigate through our sites and information provided through the use of ‘cookies’ – see below.
These are small files that we send to and store on your computer so that we may recognise it as a unique machine the next time you visit our site. There are THREE reasons for doing this.
- To keep track of your information for your convenience
- To help us to optimise your online experience by altering our content depending on your
particular needs or browsing patterns
- To help us to understand the size of our audience and their traffic patterns within our site.
Automatically gathered data
The information gathered automatically by our system, such as your computer’s IP address, the kind of browser you are using and a record of your navigation through our sites – may be used by WBS so that we can understand how to make our sites convenient and useful to our audience.
What choices do I have regarding the use of my information?
How do I opt out?
You have the ability to terminate e-mail correspondence from us at any time. You will either be given the chance to opt-in to direct mailing when you disclose your e-mail address to us, or you can simply reply to our e-mail, typing ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line.