WAPlus Private Policy
Like most website operators, WAPlus 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. WAPlus’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how WAPlus’s visitors use its website. From time to time, WAPlus may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
WAPlus also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blog. WAPlus 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 blog commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to WAPlus’s Website choose to interact with WAPlus in ways that require WAPlus to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that WAPlus gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. Those who engage in transactions with WAPlus are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, WAPlus collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with WAPlus. WAPlus does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
WAPlus may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. WAPlus may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, WAPlus does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
WAPlus 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 WAPlus’s behalf or to provide services available at WAPlus’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using WAPlus’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. WAPlus 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, WAPlus discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when WAPlus believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of WAPlus, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a WAPlus website and have supplied your email address, WAPlus may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with WAPlus and our products. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. WAPlus takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If WAPlus, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that WAPlus goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of WAPlus may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
WAPlus’s website does not participate in any advertising network and therefore does not transfer any cookie related information to any 3rd parties.
Accessing and Correcting Your Information
You can help ensure that your contact information and preferences are accurate, complete, and up to date by logging in to your account at https://waplus.io. For other personal information we hold, we will provide you with access for any purpose including to request that we correct the data if it is inaccurate or delete the data if we are not required to retain it by law or for legitimate business purposes. We may decline to process requests that are frivolous/vexatious, jeopardize the privacy of others, are extremely impractical, or for which access is not otherwise required by local law.
California Privacy Rights
If you are a California resident, you may have certain additional rights. California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits you to request information regarding the disclosure of your personal information by us to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. California Business and Professions Code Section 22581 permits registered users who are minors to request and obtain deletion of certain posted content.
Comments and other content submitted to us are saved on our servers.
If you have any questions or comments, we may be reached at [email protected]
Notice to European users
The information provided in this “Notice to European users” section applies only to individuals in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, and the European Economic Area (hereafter collectively referred to as “Europe”).
Details regarding each processing purpose listed below are provided in the section above titled “How we use your personal information”.
For Service delivery
Processing is necessary to perform the contract governing our provision of our services or to take steps that you request prior to signing up for the services. If we have not entered into a contract with you, we process your personal information based on our legitimate interest in providing the services you access and request.
- For research and development
- For marketing and advertising purposes
- Compliance and protection purposes
These activities may constitute our legitimate interests, may be necessary to perform the contract governing our provision of our services or to take steps that you request prior to signing up for the services, or may be based on your consent. To the extent that these activities constitute our legitimate interests, we do not use your personal information for these activities where our interests are overridden by the impact on you (unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted to by law).
To comply with applicable law
Processing is necessary to comply with our legal obligations.
With your consent
Processing is based on your consent. Where we rely on your consent you have the right to withdraw it any time in the manner indicated when you consent or in the services.
Retention. We retain personal information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which we collected it, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements, to establish or defend legal claims, or for Compliance and protection purposes.
To determine the appropriate retention period for personal information, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal information, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal information, the purposes for which we process your personal information and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
When we no longer require the personal information we have collected about you, we will either delete or anonymize it or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible. If we anonymize your personal information (so that it can no longer be associated with you), we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.
Sensitive personal information. We ask that you not provide us with any sensitive personal information (e.g., social security numbers, information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, biometrics or genetic characteristics, criminal background or trade union membership) on or through the services, or otherwise to us.
Your rights. European data protection laws give you certain rights regarding your personal information. If you are located in Europe, you may ask us to take the following actions in relation to your personal information that we hold:
- Access. Provide you with information about our processing of your personal information and give you access to your personal information.
- Correct. Update or correct inaccuracies in your personal information.
- Delete your personal information.
- Transfer. Transfer a machine-readable copy of your personal information to you or a third party of your choice.
- Restrict. Restrict the processing of your personal information.
- Object. Object to our reliance on our legitimate interests as the basis of our processing of your personal information that impacts your rights.
You may submit these requests by email to [email protected]. We may request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and process your request. Applicable law may require or permit us to decline your request. If we decline your request, we will tell you why, subject to legal restrictions. If you would like to submit a complaint about our use of your personal information or our response to your requests regarding your personal information, you may contact us or submit a complaint to the data protection regulator in your jurisdiction. You can find your data protection regulator here.
Cross-border data transfer. If we transfer your personal information from Europe to another country such that we are required to apply appropriate safeguards to your personal information under European data protection laws, we will do so. Please contact us for further information about any such transfers or the specific safeguards applied.