1. Information We Collect
Generally, two types of information are collected from Site visitors, Personal Identifiable Information and Non-identifiable Information.
Personally Identifiable Information is information provided by the user, including but not limited to: your name and residential or business address, and user names and passwords assigned to you as a part of registering to use the site.
Non-identifiable Information is tracking or browser information that may be automatically gathered when you visit the Site or open an email from us, via cookies or otherwise; for example, IP address, browser type and the pages you visit.
2. How We Collect Information
A. Through the Registration Process: When you sign up, our form asks you to provide your contact information including name, address and e-mail address.
B. Electronically Through Cookies and Other Means:
The WHA may also monitor the packets of information that are sent to our Web server from the computers of Users that visit the Site. This information is automatically embedded in the communication packets that go back and forth between the two computers as a result of the standards that have been created for most computer networks. The information collected in this manner is generic information relating to the User’s software, Internet service provider, and the User’s interaction with the Site. Information that would identify the individual User is not collected in these packets of information. The types of information that are sent in these communications packets are the: (1) type of operating system ; (2) type of Web browser being used; (3) the Internet Protocal (IP) address of the computer while it is connected to the Site; (4) the region of the country; (5) the Internet service provider (ISP) being utilized by the user; (6) the time of day the User connects to the Site and the duration of the connection time; (7) the pages of the Site that the User visits; and (8) the search engines used to get to the Site and the words used in for the search request.
C. Mobile Device Identifiers: Certain mobile service providers identify mobile devices in a unique manner. If you access the Site through a mobile device or a mobile phone number is required for a feature on our Site, we may associate the mobile phone number to mobile device identification information.
3. How We Use the Information Collected
We use the information we collect to better serve you and to improve your experience on the Site and to improve the Site and to enable us to continue to deliver customized content on the Site. We may also use the information to bring to your attention content we believe might be of interest to you and to contact you for promotional or other purposes. We may use your email address to ask you to contact your congressperson or local elected officials a few times each year on important home ownership issues.
WHA takes your privacy and your communications preference very seriously. We will not share or sell your email address or other personal information you may provide us in the course of using the site with anyone without your explicit consent except as provided above.
If necessary, we will release Personal Information if it is appropriate to a) comply with the legal process; b) identify, contact or bring legal action against a party(ies), who cause (or we have a good-faith belief will cause) injury to WHA, Site users or others; or c) otherwise protect the rights, property or personal safety of WHA, Site users or others.
4. How We Secure the Information Collected
We are concerned about the confidentiality of your Personal Identifiable information and maintain security procedures and standards, which we believe are as safe as today’s technology reasonably permits, including the storage of your information on a secured server behind a firewall. We test these procedures and modify them as new technologies become feasible. Unfortunately, no data transmission on the internet is 100% secure and we cannot warrant the security of information received from our Site or information you transmit to the Site.
5. Other Sites, Links and Advertising Banners
6. To Edit Information About You
If any information is retained, you may view, edit or delete information about you by following the instructions on the Site.
7. To Opt-In to Receive Information from Us
We utilize a strict Opt-In policy for receipt of our newsletters or other online messages regarding products, services and programs. If you later choose to opt-out, you can send an email to [email protected] to elect the opt-out option.
8. Effective Date and Updates
Wisconsin Homeowners Alliance
4801 Forest Run Road
Madison, WI 53704