About the Privacy Statement
Collection of Technical Information
A cookie is a text of data file, stored on your computer. It is placed on your computer’s hard drive by your web browser when you visit a web site. You can set the preferences in your web browser to allow, or not allow, a web site to store a cookie on your computer. Most browsers allow you to set your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. If you set your browser to “reject all cookies”, you will not be able to use all the WBS products and services. WBS automatically receives and records information from your computer and browser, including your IP address, WBS cookie information, software and hardware attributes, and the page you request.
WBS uses session ID cookies, which confirm users are logged in, and are deleted when the user closes the browser. If you select the “Remember Me” option when you login, WBS uses a persistent cookie to store your login ID (but not your password) to allow you the WBS website to identify you when you return.
Use of PII
WBS may share your PII with third parties to provide you with products and services available on or through the WBS website. You expressly consent to the sharing of your PII with WBS contractors and service providers (“WBS Service Provider”) for the sole purpose of providing and servicing and products or services ordered by you on the WBS website. Any PII shared with a WBS Service Provider will only be shared subject to limited use for the sole purpose of providing the subject products or services.
WBS may, from time to time, send you marketing communications from WBS, or trusted third parties that offer products or services we believe might be of value to you (“Marketing Messages”). You can opt out of receiving future Marketing Messages by following the unsubscribe instructions contained in any Marketing Message you receive.
WBS retains the right to send you certain messages relating to the WBS website and products and services contained therein (“Service Announcements”), including without limitation technical and administrative messages, service announcements, and other messages that are considered important to the use of your WBS account. You are not able to opt-out of receiving Service Announcements.
User Generated Content
Content that you contribute for your books or other published material (“Published Material”) may contain PII, and you may choose to share that Content and PII with other WBS users, or the general public.
The WBS website contains certain forums and locations which allow users to form online relationships, send messages, post comments and share certain information (“User Generated Content”). Such User Generated Content may contain PII, which will be visible to WBS users, or the general public.
WBS has commercially reasonable security measures in place to help protect your PII, however, no technical system can be guaranteed to be completely secure. You acknowledge and agree that any PII provided to WBS is so provided solely at your own risk, and WBS has no legal or financial liability to you arising out of or from your PII. If you believe that the security of your PII has been compromised, you must immediately notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
WBS services and site are not intended for children under the age of 13 years and WBS does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13.
Disclosure of PII
WBS may disclose PII in the following situations: (i) as required under applicable law; (ii) to comply with legal process; (iii) to respond to governmental requests, including requests from law enforcement and regulatory authorities; (iv) to enforce our terms and conditions; (v) to protect the rights, privacy, safety or property of WBS or third parties; and (vi) to pursue legal remedies against you or third parties.
Transfer of PII
WBS may transfer PII in the event of a corporate change of control, including without limitation any merger, acquisition, sale of assets, and other disposition of the WBS business, assets or stock. In the event any transfer of PII, or change in our Privacy WBS Policy occurs that will cause a materially different treatment of PII, than as set forth herein, WBS will notify you via email or a notice on the WBS website at least 30 days prior to any such change taking effect.
Jurisdiction and Venue