The Wisconsin Procurement Institute, Inc. (“WPI”), values the privacy of each user who accesses our websites. We have adopted this Internet Privacy and Security Policy (“Policy”) to highlight our data collection and disclosure policies and practices for this website and all related web pages (the “Site”).
By using the Site, you consent to this Policy. If you do not consent to this Policy, please refrain from use of the Site. All information gathered from the Site, including any information specifically relating to you and your business, will be stored and processed in the United States. If you access the Site from a location other than the United States, your use of the Site constitutes consent to the transfer of your information to the United States.
Third Party Sites
The Site may contain links to other websites over which WPI has no control. WPI is not responsible for the privacy practices or policies of other websites and entities, even if another website is accessed or linked to or from the Site. We encourage you to review the privacy policies and terms and conditions of such websites so that you can understand how those entities collect, use, and share your information. This Policy applies only to the Site and information that WPI collects on this Site. The Policy does not apply to any information that WPI may collect by alternative means or media.
Collection of Information
WPI may collect personally identifiable information from users at certain locations on the Site (such as your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, or credit card information for online purchases). WPI also collects non-personal and anonymous information from users to be used in an aggregate fashion. For example, WPI may collect system-related information, such as an IP address, browser type and operating system type to be used for system administration purposes, to help diagnose problems with our servers, to monitor traffic patterns, to determine which services are used most frequently and to assess site usage. WPI may retain information we gather about you indefinitely.
Use of Information
Generally, WPI uses the information it gathers to operate and improve the Site and WPI’s services, to create a positive user experience, and to deliver various products and services we offer. We may also use information we gather to inform you of new products or services available or under consideration, technical issues, customer satisfaction surveys or account updates and related purposes. Except as otherwise provided in this Policy, WPI currently does not intend to sell, rent or provide access to your personally identifiable information to third parties that are not affiliated with or providing services to WPI, but reserves the right to do so without notice or compensation to you, unless prohibited by applicable law.
Disclosure of Information
If one of WPI’s business lines or the entire business is acquired or transferred, whether by merger, consolidation or purchase of a substantial portion of assets, WPI may disclose and transfer your personal and business information to such third party. In addition, if WPI becomes the subject of a bankruptcy or insolvency proceeding, whether voluntary or involuntary, WPI or its trustee in bankruptcy may sell, assign, license or otherwise transfer your personal and business information in a transaction approved by the appropriate court.
WPI may also disclose your personal and business information to third parties when we believe, in good faith and in our own discretion, that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) enforce or apply the terms of this terms and conditions of this Site; (b) comply with legal or regulatory requirements; (c) protect the rights, property or safety of WPI, our users or other third parties; or (d) prevent a crime or protect national security.
Further, WPI may disclose de-identified aggregate information to its clients, business partners, merchants, advertisers, potential advertisers, investors, potential buyers and other third parties if WPI deems such disclosure, in its own discretion, to have sound business reasons or justification.
Security of Your Information
WPI has security measures in place at our physical facilities to help protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected from you at our Site. Although we have implemented various measures to help protect your information, WPI cannot guarantee the security of any information.
Your account profile is password protected. Only you and any person to whom you disclose your password can access and modify your profile. Accordingly, you have the responsibility to protect and maintain the confidentiality of your password.
WPI may use “cookies” for the convenience of our users and to enhance your experience using the Site. A cookie is a small text file that is recorded on your hard drive by a web page server. It is not used to deliver viruses or other harmful programs to your computer. Rather, cookies enable WPI to recognize a user without requiring the user to repeatedly log in when using the Site or other WPI websites. Additionally, cookies allow WPI to monitor traffic patterns and site usage, which help make the Site more useful.
Please note that most browsers can be set to accept or decline cookies. You also may be able to modify your browser setting to notify you each time a cookie is created and permit you to accept or decline cookies on an individual basis or to accept cookies from websites that meet certain disclosure and use specifications. However, please be advised that declining cookies may hinder performance of the Site and thereby negatively impact your experience using the Site if cookies are used on the Site.
WPI may permit third parties to advertise on the Site. Anonymous aggregate information collected on the Site may be used to provide advertisements of products or services that may interest you. When you click on any of these advertisements, a cookie may be placed on your computer by a third party. Use of this cookie would be subject to the third party’s privacy policies; however, these third parties and third party advertisers would not have access to WPI cookies placed on your computer.
The Site is not intended for children. WPI does not knowingly or specifically collect personal information from users under 18 years of age or authorize such users to use the Site or WPI services. If WPI becomes aware that it has collected personal information from a user under 18 years of age, it retains the right to take steps to delete such information from its database.
We reserve the right to change this Policy at any time and for any reason. In particular, WPI may modify this Policy from time-to-time to reflect changes in the way we collect, use or disclose information or to reflect changes in privacy laws, regulations and/or industry standards. We reserve the right to make the revised policy effective for information we already have about you as well as information received in the future. Accordingly, we encourage you to review this Policy from time-to-time in the future. Your continued use of the Site following changes to this Policy indicates your acceptance of those changes.
Applicable Law; User Terms.
This Policy is governed by the laws of the State of Wisconsin, without regard to conflicts of law principles. This Policy is further incorporated into by reference and made an integral part of the WPI Terms and Conditions of Website Use (“Terms”) that you have accepted in accessing this Site. All disputes arising hereunder shall be resolved in accordance with the dispute resolution procedures set forth in the Terms.
Please feel free to contact us with questions and comments regarding this Policy at (414) 270 – 3600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.