PRIVACY POLICY

Effective Date: December 13, 2019

 

 

CONSENT TO PRIVACY POLICY

By accessing this website or providing personal information to Waterstone Environmental Inc., a Delaware corporation, or any of its affiliates (collectively “Waterstone”) by any means, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

 

PURPOSE

Waterstone respects your privacy, and is committed to protecting your personal information from unauthorized use or disclosure.

 

This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information may be collected when you visit our website, shop our products or services, use or access our products or services, enroll in our marketing programs, or otherwise interact with Waterstone. It describes how personal information is used, disclosed, and the steps Waterstone takes to protect it from unauthorized use or disclosure. Special offers, promotions, contests, or specific services might use or require different personal information practices than are described in this Privacy Policy.

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Waterstone defines “personal information” to mean information that we directly associate with you, or use to identify you. Personal information may include your name, address, phone number, email address, fax number, or information pertaining to a marketing program, mailing list, sweepstakes, poll, contest, promotion, survey, social media posts, product or service orders, mobile access (including location data), requests for customer service, online registration, or financial information when associated with a person’s name. Our definition does not include “aggregate personal information,” which is information that we collect about a group or category of persons or services, or “de-identified information,” which is information from which we, or our agents, have removed that can be used to specifically identify a person. This Privacy Policy does not restrict or limit our collection or use of aggregate personal information or de-identified information.

 

COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

Waterstone may collect your personal information through one or more of the following methods:

 

  • Personal Information You Provide. Waterstone may collect personal information when you register as a user of our website, shop our products or services, sign up for or use our products or services, enroll in our marketing programs, contact us about a prior purchase or class, use our website from a mobile device, or email, call, or otherwise communicate with us. For example, if you contact us regarding a product or service that you are interested in or concerned about, we may request that you provide personal information that will enable us to respond to your inquiry.  If you do not provide such information, we may not be able to respond to your inquiry, or your participation in our programs may be limited.

  • Other Information. We may obtain information about you from third parties such as demographic marketing information, address verification, or mailing list information and combine it with other personal information pertaining to you. 

  • Cookies, Web Beacons, and Similar Technologies. We may use cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies to manage our website, mobile application, and email messages, and we may collect information about your activities online on our website. We may link this information with other personal information about you.

 

OUR USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

Waterstone may use your personal information for a variety of purposes, including:

 

  • Responding to your comments, requests, and questions;

  • Attempting to contact you regarding safety issues;

  • Keeping a record of our interactions with you if you schedule an appointment, make a purchase, or otherwise deal with our employees or representatives over the telephone or online;

  • Preventing, investigating, or providing notice of fraud, unlawful or criminal activity, or unauthorized access to or use of personal information, our website or data systems, or to meet legal obligations;

  • Protecting and defending Waterstone and its affiliates against legal actions or claims;

  • Collecting debts;

  • Satisfying contractual obligations;

  • Evaluating your employment application;

  • Cooperating with law enforcement or other government agencies for purposes of national security, public safety, or matters of public importance when we believe that disclosure of information is necessary or appropriate to protect the public interest;

  • Contacting you about products or services that we believe may be of interest to you;

  • Evaluating and improving your experience, or our existing products or services, or to create new items;

  • Performing any other purpose disclosed elsewhere in this Privacy Policy.

 

When it is possible to do so, we may link personal information (such as your name or e-mail address) with non-personal information (such as the unique identifier associated with your computer or mobile device). We may also link personal information with other generally or publicly available information to help us identify your preferences or interests. The information we collect may also be merged with information available from other sources such as (1) companies that match e-mail addresses with postal addresses and other information; (2) credit card verification and credit services; and (3) our affiliates.

 

DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

Waterstone may share your personal information internally among its affiliates. Waterstone does not sell or rent your personal information to third parties in the ordinary course of business. Notwithstanding, upon the occurrence of certain corporate transactions, your personal information may be disclosed or transferred as described under the caption “Certain Business Transfers” below. Our practices with respect to the disclosure of personal information are described below, or otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy.

 

  • Legal Process. We may disclose your personal information to legal or government regulatory authorities in response to their requests, or to assist in investigations of theft, fraud, or abuse. We may also disclose your personal information to third parties in connection with claims, disputes, or litigation, or if we determine its disclosure is necessary in an emergency. This may include the disclosure of IP addresses, mobile device identifiers, or other information collected by us, with or without notice to you.

  • Certain Business Transfers. Your personal information may be disclosed as part of an actual or proposed corporate business transaction, such as a merger, acquisition, joint venture, or financing or sale of company assets, and could be transferred to a third party as one of the business assets in such a transaction. It may also be disclosed in the event of insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership.

 

ACCESS TO AND RETENTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

Waterstone does not maintain all of your personal information in a form that you can access or update, and some items, such as transaction records, may not be changed. Accordingly, we will determine and may limit what may be accessed and how, and we may keep a record of changes (including deletions) and disclose them for compliance or other lawful purposes. We keep your personal information for as long as we think is necessary or advisable, and we reserve the right to retain it to the full extent not prohibited by law. You may review your personal information that is readily accessible or request that it be updated by contacting Waterstone using one of the methods listed under the “Contact Us” section on our website.

 

SECURITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

Waterstone uses various physical, electronic, and procedural measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized disclosure or misuse. We employ security measures to encrypt sensitive personal information you input, such as credit card numbers, during transmission. However, because no data security systems are completely secure, we do not warrant that any personal information that you provide to us will be secure or safe from unauthorized access. If you provide any personal information to us, you do so at your own risk.

 

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

 Our website may contain links to websites operated by third parties. We may, from time to time, at our sole discretion, add or remove links to other websites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you, and access to any such websites is at your own risk. Your business dealings, communications with, or participations in promotions with advertisers (other than Waterstone) and any terms, conditions, warranties, or representations associated with such dealings are solely between you and such third parties. When you visit their websites, they may collect information about your visit and use it to provide advertisements to you. This Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we are not responsible for, the practices of third parties that collect your personal information. Each of these linked websites may maintain its own policies about the collection, use, and protection of your personal information. We encourage you to check the privacy policies of such third parties to learn about their practices.

 

SOCIAL NETWORK WEBSITES

By accessing the links to certain social network websites posted on our website, you may have interactions that you initiate with us on such third party websites or services. Examples of such interactions include enabling you to transmit content from your account on a third party website or service; to “like” or “share” our website or content to other websites or services; and to otherwise connect our website to a third party website, application, or service.

Information you post or to which you provide access on such third-party websites and services may be publicly displayed on our website or by a third party website or service. Similarly, if you post information on a third party website or service that references our website (e.g., by using a hashtag associated with Waterstone in a tweet or status update), your post may be published on our website or social network websites in accordance with the terms of the third party website or service. Also, both Waterstone and the third party may have access to certain information about you and your use of our website, and the third party site or service.

The information we collect in connection with our social network websites is subject to this Privacy Policy. The information collected and stored by the third parties remains subject to those third parties’ privacy practices.

 

CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

Waterstone will modify this Privacy Policy if our practices change. We will notify you of such changes by posting a modified version of this Privacy Policy on our website and indicating the date it was last modified. We encourage you to visit our website periodically to view the latest version of this Privacy Policy.

 

 

OPT-OUT CHOICES

Waterstone’ website does not respond to “do not track” signals or similar mechanisms. Waterstone may send you email messages, direct mail offers, or other communications regarding products or services unless you specifically ask us not to do so when you enroll in our marketing program, access our website, or change your preferences by updating any accounts you may have with us. At any time, you may elect to discontinue receiving commercial messages from Waterstone by following the instructions in the form of the communication you received, as described below.

 

  • Emails: To opt out of receiving marketing materials via email, use the method provided in the email

 

HOW TO CONTACT US

Please contact us by email or telephone if you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this Privacy Policy or privacy-related comments or questions:

 

Email: info@ waterstone-env.com

 

Phone: 1-714-414-1122