Modified April 30, 2018
TYPES OF INFORMATION COLLECTED
So that you may access services and purchase the services that we offer through the site, we require you to provide us with certain information that personally identifies you. If you communicate with us by e-mail or complete online forms or surveys, information provided by you in such communications may be collected. The information we collect presently includes the following: (1) your name; (2) address; (3) telephone number(s); (4) fax number; (5) e-mail address; (6) affiliation; (7) User ID, as selected by you; (8) site password, as selected by you; and (9) names of spouse/adult-guest when applicable to conference registration.
When you visit our site, we may automatically track and collect the following categories of information: (1) your Internet protocol and domain server address; (2) the date and time of your visit to the site; (3) the type of web browser and operating system you used to access the site; (4) the web pages that you accessed at the site. Traffic data is anonymous information that does not identify or track you personally.
A cookie is a small data file placed on your hard drive by an Internet website server. WEAI uses permanent cookies in encrypted format as needed for e-commerce transactions to keep track of your shopping cart and process your purchases. These permanent cookies contain no information that could personally identify you.
WEAI uses temporary cookies to authenticate users and maintain the functionality of other online services. With the exception of your account number, these temporary cookies contain no information that could personally identify you, and they exist only for the session in which you visit the site. You can refuse to accept the cookie or delete it from your computer by using any of the widely available methods, but if you do so, you may be unable to purchase products and services from WEAI online or otherwise access some of the interactive features of the site.
WEAI’S USE OF INFORMATION COLLECTED ON OUR SITE
Credit card information is encrypted, to ensure that no one else can view or capture it. Credit card transactions on the site are settled immediately through a merchant gateway that handles all traffic between the site, credit card issuers, and banks. Credit card information is used only for settling the funds needed for you to purchase our products and services.
E-mail /other uses
From time to time, WEAI may contact you via e-mail with membership renewal or conference participation information. WEAI also uses personal information to contact you when necessary, and to authorize access to online services such as access to Economic Inquiry and Contemporary Economic Policy.
USER CHOICE REGARDING COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
You may choose not to provide us with any personal information. If so, you will be able to access and use some portions of the site, but you will not be able to access those parts of the site that require you to sign in using your personal user ID and password. If you have any questions or comments about WEAI’s collection, use, or sharing of personal information, please e-mail us at [email protected].
SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
WEAI has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of personal information under our control. These security measures include a firewall to prevent unauthorized access to our systems and maintenance of membership and conference-related information on a server inaccessible to the public. Although WEAI exercises reasonable care in providing secure transmission of information between your computer and our servers, WEAI cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information transmitted to us over the Internet and accepts no liability for any unintentional disclosure.
RETENTION OF CLIENT DATA
WEAI will retain data in perpetuity, unless otherwise directed by user, and as long as necessary to comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce agreements.
TO UPDATE, CORRECT, OR REMOVE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
To update, correct, or remove your personal information, call 714-965-8800, or [email protected].
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