Western Forge is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology
that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy
applies to the Western Forge Web site and governs data collection and usage.
By using the Western Forge website, you consent to the data practices described
in this statement.
Collection of your Personal Information
Western Forge collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail
address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Western Forge also
collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as
your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically
collected by Western Forge. This information can include: your IP address,
browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This
information is used by Western Forge for the operation of the service, to
maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use
of the Western Forge Web site.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information
or personally sensitive data through Western Forge public message boards,
this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Western Forge
does not read any of your private online communications.
Western Forge encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites
you choose to link to from Western Forge so that you can understand how those
Web sites collect, use and share your information. Western Forge is not responsible
for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Western Forge
and Western Forge family of Web sites.
Use of your Personal Information
Western Forge collects and uses your personal information to operate the Western Forge
Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Western Forge also uses
your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services
available from Western Forge and its affiliates. Western Forge may also
contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services
or of potential new services that may be offered.
Western Forge does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.
Western Forge may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business
partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases,
your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone
number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Western Forge
may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send
you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All
such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to
provide these services to Western Forge, and they are required to maintain
the confidentiality of your information.
Western Forge does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such
as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
Western Forge keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within
Western Forge, in order to determine what Western Forge services are
the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising
within Western Forge to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested
in a particular subject area.
Western Forge Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice,
only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is
necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process
served on Western Forge or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or
property of Western Forge; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect
the personal safety of users of Western Forge, or the public.
The Western Forge Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online
experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page
server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.
Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the
domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save
you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned
to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Western Forge pages, or
register with Western Forge site or services, a cookie helps Western Forge
to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process
of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses,
and so on. When you return to the same Western Forge Web site, the information
you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Western Forge
features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically
accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies
if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience
the interactive features of the Western Forge services or Web sites you visit.
Security of your Personal Information
Western Forge secures your personal information from unauthorized access,
use or disclosure. Western Forge secures the personally identifiable information
you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from
unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit
card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use
of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Changes to this Statement
Western Forge will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect
company and customer feedback. Western Forge encourages you to periodically
review this Statement to be informed of how Western Forge is protecting your
Western Forge welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy.
If you believe that Western Forge has not adhered to this Statement, please
contact Western Forge at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the