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 West Coast ATC  Privacy Policy

 

Updated as of 8/19/10

WestCoastATC is committed to protecting your personal privacy. This Privacy Policy outlines the types of information that are collected by WestCoastATC on its web sites, and how we use and protect it. This Policy also explains the choices that you can make about the way your information is collected and used. This Policy applies to all web sites operated by WestCoastATC, and it does not apply to banners and other advertisements or promotions that we may sponsor or participate in on web sites owned by third parties.

Our Privacy Policy governs, superceedes, and acts in force for all the sites including their respective subdomains which are publically visible and accessible as services offered by or delivered from WestCoastATC. (See Applicable Sites below).

Your Consent to This Privacy Policy
By using our web sites, you signify that you agree with the terms of our current Privacy Policy as posted as well as the terms of our Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree with any term in this Policy or our Terms and Conditions, please do not use this site or provide any Personal Information to us.

The Information We Collect
As used in this Privacy Policy, "Personal Information" means any information that is linked to your identity such as your name, street address, telephone number, screen name, age and/or email address. The site you entered may collect some or all of these types of Personal Information through a contest, survey, promotion, or a registration form. Some of our web sites may require registration and disclosure of particular information such as street address in order for you to participate. In order to register on our sites, we may require you to disclose your name, zip code, email address, birth date and gender. WestCoastATC will not collect any Personal Information from your visits to our sites unless you provide your Personal Information to us voluntarily, and we will not require you to provide more information than is necessary to participate in our web sites' activities. We also do not collect financial or other sensitive data information about our users.

When you provide us with Personal Information, you are authorizing us to use that information in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy, which includes your right to limit our use of your Personal Information as described in this Policy.

The web site you entered may also collect Personal Information from you about a third party (e.g., the site might allow you to send an email or message to a friend, in which case we will need that person's name and email address). Please note that we use such information only for the specified purpose (e.g., to deliver the email message) and we will not contact the third party again by email unless and until the third party contacts us or provides permission to do so.

The Way We Use Personal Information
When you supply Personal Information at a WestCoastATC web site, we will use it for the purpose for which it was collected (e.g., forum community notifications or to fulfill the delivery of a prize or product order) in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy. We may also use it to contact you regarding promotions or other products and services, which may be requested by or otherwise of interest to you. At any time, however, you may opt out of such contact by setting your notification preferences in your account settings (See Manage Your Personal Information; Unsubscribe below) or by following the unsubscribe instructions that are included in each email. We also use Personal Information to keep track of a user's activities on our sites, to statistically analyze web site usage, to improve our web site features, design and content and to refine our marketing strategies.

WestCoastATC's primary goal in collecting and using Personal Information is to give you a meaningful and customized experience while you are using our web sites as well as to promote our products and services in a cost effective and efficient manner.

Collection and Use of Other Information; Use of Cookies
You may have heard of "cookies," which are small files or pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive when you visit a web site. The use of cookies is an industry standard and you will find them at most web sites. WestCoastATC employs the use of cookies to set your site enabled preferences and to maintain your logged-in status while passing through the various areas and activities of the web sites in which you may participate. WestCoastATC does not automatically collect any Personal Information through the use of cookies and we do not use cookies to track your habits, useage, participation, or otherwise any activity pertaining to you personally.

Anonymous information about your computer, such as your IP address (a number assigned to your computer whenever you surf the Internet), the type of Internet browser you are using, and the type of computer operating system you are using may also be collected by us using cookies. Web servers, the computers that "serve up" web pages, automatically identify your computer by its IP address. When you request a page from this web site, our servers log your IP address.

Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you'd prefer, you can set yours to refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent. Refusal of cookies at the site you entered may result in an inability to visit certain areas of the web sites or to receive personalized information when you visit the web sites.

With Whom We May Share Information
In the course of doing business we do not share your Personal Information including email address with any third parties.

We may share aggregate, non-personally identifiable information about our users with advertisers, business partners, sponsors, and other third parties. For example, we may tell a business partner the number of men and the number of women that visit our sites, but we do not disclose Personal Information about such aggregrate data in violation of this Privacy Policy.

Except as stated in this Privacy Policy, we do not sell, transfer or disclose your Personal Information. Our intention is to limit or prohibit the sharing of Personal Information provided to us in ways that are different than the ways described above without also providing you with an opportunity to "unsubscribe" or prohibit such unrelated uses. We may also release your Personal Information including email address if required to do so by law, or by search warrant, subpoena or court order, or to a third party to which ownership of WestCoastATC is transferred via an acquisition, merger, sale of assets or otherwise.

Manage Your Personal Information; Unsubscribe
You are ultimately in control of the Personal Information that we collect and use. We want to keep your data complete, up to date and accurate. WestCoastATC provides its users with the following options to manage their Personal Information including email address that is in reasonably retrievable form in our database:

Online management: Visit your "Profile Settings" or similar section of the site where you can manage your Personal Information including email address and/or subscribe to or unsubscribe from our database.

The Following help section is available for your reference: Help Section

You may access your settings directly using these links: Change Your Email Address -- Change Notification Setting

Data Protection and Security
We take commercially reasonable precautions to keep your Personal Information including email address secure. All access to the information we collect is subject to physical, electronic and managerial restrictions to prevent unauthorized access, modification or misuse. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online, and you do so at your own risk.

Important Note about Children's Information
Please note that we do not collect any Personal Information from any person under the age of thirteen years of age. In addition, we reserve the right to limit participation in particular programs or promotions to visitors 18 years of age or older

Changes to Our Privacy Policy
WestCoastATC reserves the right to change or remove this Privacy Policy at our discretion. We will post any changes to this Policy including email practices or any new policy here and we encourage you to visit this area frequently to stay informed. If there is any material change in the type of information we collect or way in which we use such information including email address, then we will obtain your permission before we make any such change.

Links to Other Web Sites
Users should be aware that when you are on this web site you could be directed to other sites that are beyond our control. There may be links to other web sites that include links from advertisers, sponsors, and partners that may use the WestCoastATC brand or logo. These other web sites may send their own cookies to users, or otherwise collect data or solicit Personal Information. Always be aware of where you are surfing on the Web. Check the linked site to locate and review its privacy policy, which may be different from this Privacy Policy. WestCoastATC does not endorse and makes no guarantee or representation as to the sufficiency, accuracy or completeness of the content or privacy policy of any third-party web site to which you may be linked from this site.

How to Contact Us
Should you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or the collection of information, please send an email to webmaster@domain.com where domain.com is the site you are contacting us about.

Applicable Web Sites
This Privacy Policy applies to the web sites operated and managed by WestCoastATC, including but not limited to: combatace.com; biohazcentral.com; biohazcentral.net; touch-buddy.com; mirage-factory.com; westcoastatc.com; westcoastatc.net; propsracing.com; eastcoastatc.com; column5.us, and others that may be added in the future.

Important Note Regarding U.S. Law
Please note: The laws and regulations in different countries impose different (and even conflicting) requirements on the Internet and data protection. We are located in the USA, as are the servers that make this site available worldwide. All matters relating to this site are governed by the laws of the State of Illinois in the USA. If you are located in the European Economic Area and you contact us, please note that any information you provide will be transferred to the USA and by submitting the information you authorize this transfer.

 

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