Last Updated February 16, 2014
Information we collect
The WAFC Retail Management Certificate web site only collects personal information that is provided to us when you complete online forms including contact us, more information requests, email sign-ups, when purchasing products or services, or when registering for various events and/or interactive web site features.
Occasionally, visitors to our web site may be asked to complete a survey for research purposes. In such a case, your information may be used to help us improve our web site or for the initiative’s marketing and promotional purposes. Please be assured that your information will be treated confidentially.
When you comment on a blog post on the WAFC Retail Management Certificate web site you should be aware that any information you share is visible to other users. Personally identifiable information you submit to one of these posts can be read, collected, or used by other individuals to send you unsolicited messages. The WAFC is not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums.
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Sharing personal information
The WAFC does rent or sell personal or financial information and strictly adheres to all state and federal laws pertaining to privacy of records. We may however, share your name and email address with partner companies or participating community colleges should you sign-up for email updates for the sole purpose of education or employment recruitment.
The WAFC will disclose personal information for national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance, where disclosure is necessary.
WAFC uses “Safe Unsubscribe” allowing users to unsubscribe from email communications. Simply select Safe Unsubscribe when you receive an email communication from WAFC.
Cookies are text files that are placed in your computer’s browser, and can be used to help recognize you on the WAFC web site. Web beacons, sometimes called single-pixel gifs are small pieces of code placed on Web pages that can be used to count the users who visit that Web page or to deliver a cookie to the browser of a user viewing that page.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to use interactive features and services that depend on cookies.
The WAFC web server collects Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for system administration purposes, to track system usage, or for security purposes. These IP addresses are kept in a log file and are a normal part of the web server. An IP address only identifies a computer or, in the case of pooled IP addresses, one among a group of computers. Personal information is not available from an IP address. Additionally, this information would not be distributed or shared with a third party unless directed by court order.