WND and the WND Superstore respect your right to privacy and treat the personal information you provide to us with the utmost care. Unless you indicate otherwise or we state otherwise in this policy or at the time of collection, all personal information you provide to us will remain strictly between WND and yourself. This policy is intended to explain how your personal information is collected and how it will be treated.
WND is a rapidly growing online news source. As such, this policy will change from time to time along with our site.
Each time a visitor comes to a WND site, our servers collect some basic technical information, including the visitor's ISP (e.g., AOL, Comcast, or AT&T), referring site (e.g., Google, Facebook, or Yahoo) and browser and platform type (e.g., a Safari browser on a Macintosh platform).
We also track visitors' activity on our sites (i.e., how traffic
flows within the WND sites). We may merge information about visitors and visits into group data, which may be shared on an aggregate basis with our advertisers.
However, we will not disclose your individual identity or personal
data to any party.
When we do present information to outside companies it will be in an aggregate fashion that will prevent the company from identifying you or contacting you.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as long as needed to provide you services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.
WND and Cookies
Other sites that place advertisements on our site, or which we may provide a link referencing an article that is available to view on WND, also have the ability to assign their cookies to you. WND does not have access to or control over these third party cookies.
Cookies cannot be used to identify individuals, only machines. So these advertisers will not know who a visitor is, nor will they have any personally identifiable information about a visitor.
Clear Gifs (Web Beacons/Web Bugs)
WND employs a software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), that help us better manage content on our site by informing us what content is effective. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on Web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. We do not tie information gathered by clear gifs to our customers’ personally identifiable information.
We use clear gifs in our HTML-based emails to let us know which emails have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. If you would like to opt out of these emails, please see "Choice and Opt-out."
Third Parties, with whom we partner to display advertising based upon your Web browsing activity, use Flash cookies to collect and store information.
Flash cookies are different from browser cookies because of the amount of type of, and manner in which data is stored. Cookie management tools provided by your browser will not remove Flash cookies. To learn how to manage privacy and storage settings for Flash cookies click here.
WND News Alert Feature
After signing up to receive a WND News Alert by email, users will begin to receive a brief synopsis of current news events available on the WND site, delivered on a daily or weekly basis. Additionally users may receive other announcements from WND. We collect subscribers email addresses in order to distribute the News Alerts and announcements and do not otherwise share them with other companies or partners. WND respects your right to the privacy of the personal information you provide us on our site. Unless you designate otherwise or we state otherwise in this policy or at the time information is collected, any personal information you provide will not be known to any other party except you and WND. This policy is intended to explain how your personal information is collected and how it will be treated.
Users can choose to unsubscribe from WND News Alerts at any time by following the unsubscribe procedures found in each email.
WND operates an online store, the WND Superstore. In the course of fulfilling customer orders, we may collect and share certain personal information with third-party service providers. We will save this information as needed to keep responsible records and handle complaints. We use third-parties such as a shipping company to fulfill orders, and a credit card processing company to bill you for goods and services. Your phone number is necessary only for credit card verification purposes and issues of customer service related to purchases from WND Superstore. We do not share this information with any telemarketing firms nor are our third party service providers allowed to use your personally identifiable information for promotional purposes.
Changing User Information
To make changes to your email address, physical address or other aspects of your WND Superstore account, log in to your account and choose the "My Account" link at the top of the page. Alternatively, contact our customer service department by emailing email@example.com or by calling toll free 1-800-496-3266.
To update an email address on the WND News Alerts list, follow the unsubscribe procedures found on the bottom of any WND email.
From time to time, WND may sponsor contests or other events that require the collection, processing and storage of individual contact and demographic information (e.g., email address, state of residence) to be used for the event. WND may also cosponsor these events along with other companies, in which case the user's individual contact and demographic information is likely to be shared with these other participating sponsors. A registrant's personal contact and demographic information will not be disclosed to third-party or nonparticipating organizations without the user's prior consent, and WND will request that cosponsors of such events uphold the privacy of the registrant's information.
WND may from time to time conduct voluntary surveys of visitors to the site to obtain aggregate demographic information about them. Such information may be compiled and shared in the aggregate with advertisers and other third parties, but no personal details will be traceable or associated with specific individuals.
Email a Friend
If a user elects to use our "Email a Friend" service available on each news story and column, we ask him or her for the friend's name and email address. WND will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site. WND does not store this information after the email has been sent.
Other Disclosure of Personal Information
Our website offers publicly accessible blogs or community forums. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unsubscribe and Data Removal Policies
To unsubscribe from any of our email lists, please follow the procedures at the bottom of any WND email. To request the deletion of your personally identifiable information please email us at email@example.com.
WND contains many links to other sites on the Web. We cannot control and are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of these linked sites, because their privacy practices may differ from ours. This privacy statement applies only to information collected by this website.
Whom Can I Ask If I Have Any Additional Questions?
If you have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should first
contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are not satisfied with our response you can contact TRUSTe.
Notification of Changes
If, however, we are going to use users' personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection, we will notify users via email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. However, if users have opted out of all communication with the site, or deleted/deactivated their account, then they will not be contacted, nor will their personal information be used in this new manner. In addition, if we make any material changes in our privacy practices that do not affect user information already stored in our database, we will post a prominent notice on our website notifying users of the change. In some case where we post a notice we will also email users, who have opted to receive communications from us, notifying them of the changes in our privacy practices.
please contact us at:
2020 Pennsylvania Ave NW, #351
Washington, DC 20006
Privacy statement updated June 29, 2011.