Privacy Policy


 

Westwater Financial, Inc. (“Westwater“) operates westwaterfinancial.org. It is Westwater’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Westwater collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Westwater’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Westwater’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Westwater may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Westwater also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on westwaterfinancial.org blogs/sites. Westwater only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left. Currently Westwater does not have a comments section or blog, therefore is not collecting this information but reserve the right to do so.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Westwater’s websites choose to interact with Westwater in ways that require Westwater to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Westwater gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who contact us at westwaterfinancial.org to provide a name, phone number and email address. In each case, Westwater collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Westwater. Westwater does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information online by calling us.

Aggregated Statistics

Westwater may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. Westwater may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Westwater does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Westwater discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Westwater’s behalf or to provide services available at Westwater, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Westwater will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Westwater discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Westwater believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Westwater, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Westwater website and have supplied your email address, Westwater may send you an email to respond to you. Westwater takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information. Further as a lender, we are governed by banking laws and their requirements for discretion.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Westwater uses cookies to help Westwater identify and track visitors, their usage of Westwater website, and their website access preferences. Westwater visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Westwater’s websites.

Business Transfers

If Westwater, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Westwater goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, client information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. Using our site would NOT constitute automatically becoming a client. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Westwater may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy. Only generic user information (not personal) would be transferred from our website.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Westwater may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Westwater’s sole discretion. Westwater encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

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