Your right to privacy is very important. We recognize that when you choose to provide us with information about yourself, you trust us to act in a responsible manner. We believe this information should only be used to help us provide you with better service. That’s why we have put a policy in place to protect your personal information.
Below is a summary of our policy.
In general, when you visit our websites and access information you remain anonymous. Before we ask you for information, we will explain how this information will be used. We will not provide any of your personal information to other companies or individuals without your permission.
Some of our sites require registration to access, although typically all that’s requested is an e-mail address and some basic information about you.
There are occasions where we will ask for additional information. We do this to be able to better understand your needs, and provide you with services that we believe may be valuable to you. Some examples of information our websites collect are name, email, and organization’s information. We give you the opportunity to elect not to receive materials from us.
If you sign up for W.Media’s electronic newsletter or e-mail list, each message will include instructions on how to “unsubscribe” from that list.
We will take appropriate steps to protect your privacy. Whenever you provide sensitive information (for example, a credit card number to make a purchase), we will take reasonable steps to protect it, such as encrypting your card number. We will also take reasonable security measures to protect your personal information in storage. Credit card numbers are used only for payment processing and are not retained for marketing purposes.
Our websites provide links to other web sites. Since we do not control those websites, we encourage you to review the privacy policies of these web sites.
USAGE OF DATA AND USERS CONSENT
We assure users that all personal information collected would be used or disclosed only for the purposes for which it was collected. We will obtain consent from users should we need to use the personal data for a new purpose or for a purpose not previously identified. We assure users that consent will be obtain prior to use of their personal data. Users may withdraw consent at any time, subject to legal or contractual restrictions and reasonable notice. Users may only be subjected to consequences because of this decision where the information is required to fulfil the specified and legitimate purposes set out by the organisation.
Cookies from W.Media’s websites can only be read by W.Media’s websites. If you choose to disable cookies in your browser, you can still access most of our websites.
W.Media content providers, advertisers, partners and internal staffs
Only authorised personals have access to our systems. Consultants, contractors or other temporary employees do not have access to the data. All employees in our organisation are aware of the importance of maintaining confidentiality of the personal data collected from users. Circulars are distributed to all employees to ensure they are aware of the compliance.
However, W.Media cannot control the practices of other partners and advertisers. If you have provided personal information to a party or advertiser connected with W.Media and have not been informed by W.Media as to its purpose, contact them directly by going to their home page and looking for a company profile or information area.
It is important to note that W.Media contains any links to sites other than W.Media, and that those sites may not follow the same privacy policies as W.Media. For instance, if you click an ad or a search result on W.Media, this will take you away from W.Media and to an entirely different site. This includes links from advertisers, content providers and partners who may use W.Media’s logo and/or style as part of a co-branding agreement. These sites may send their own cookies to you, and as a result, may collect data and ask for personal information that W.Media would not.
CHANGES TO POLICY
We have adopted a philosophy that assumes the honesty and good intent of our subscribers, therefore our services are provided in as unrestricted a manner as possible to allow our users to have the richest Internet experience possible. If you have any questions about any of our policies, please contact us at [email protected]
EMAIL AND USENET (NEWS)
Users may not “spam” or flood the Usenet with a single post to a large number newsgroups (10 or more) not related to the topic of your article, or make many posts with essentially the same content to many different newsgroups.
Users may not post off-topic messages to Usenet. This includes messages violating the specific newsgroup’s charter or purpose.
Users may not make physical threats against another person via e-mail, news or any other electronic media/service we provide.
Users may not forge e-mail or news postings (to include cancel messages, whether manual or automated). Users may cancel messages only from a newsgroup that they moderate.
Users may not “spam” people via email. This is defined as unsolicited (unwanted, unrequested) email.
Users may not download or store illegal copies of W.Media’s content and images.
Customers of W.Media may not host, or permit hosting of, sites or information that is advertised by Unsolicited Commercial Email, off-topic and/or excessively cross/multi posted Usenet advertisements, IRC, or other online venue from any Internet Service Provider.
Users may not mount an attack against our system or any other systems. This includes but is not limited to mail bombing, “hacking” or attempting to gain root access, ping flooding, tsunami or flood bots or annoyance utilities like “nuke” or “flash”.
Users may not run anonymous remailing or reposting services.
W.Media must further limit any exception made to our standard user policies as secondary in regards to server security, performance and integrity. Any user, regardless of exception status may have his or her web site, CGIs, bots or other programs running from their account disabled if it is interfering with the security, performance and integrity of W.Media’s web servers.