We believe that the Internet site visitor, ("you") have a right to know our practices regarding the information we collect when you visit our Internet site and what type of information is collected. The guidelines contained herein only apply to visitors to the publicly accessed portion of the WIC-Ed.com Internet web site, and do not pertain to registered WIC participants using the WIC-Ed.com interactive nutrition education tool.
While we do not require that you provide us with personally identifiable information in order to visit and use the Guest area of the WIC-Ed.com site, please note that in order to participate in the interactive activities it will be necessary for you to provide demographic information.
We respect the privacy of the visitors to our site and are committed to protecting the information that you share with us. We store information internally in a controlled, secure environment. Our partner company, Advanced Networking and Communications Corp. controls the hosting servers. WIC participant and guest Information is shared exclusively with the State or Native American Nation leasing the WIC-Ed.com product.
Collection of Information
We may ask you to provide "personal information", meaning individually identifiable information that you provide on our tool such as your email address, name, mailing address, or telephone number which is associated with individually identifiable information, ("Personal Data"), to enable you to use our service.
Use of "Cookies"
A "cookie" is a bit of information that a Web site sends to your Web browser that helps the site remember information about you and your preferences. "Session" cookies are temporary bits of information that are erased once you exit your browser window or otherwise turn your computer off. Session cookies are used to improve navigation and to collect aggregate statistical information. This Internet tool uses session cookies.
"Persistent" cookies are more permanent bits of information that are placed on the hard drive of your computer and stay there unless you delete the cookie. Persistent cookies store information on your computer for a number of purposes, such as retrieving certain information you have previously provided (e.g., passwords), helping to determine what areas of the Internet tool visitors find most valuable, and customizing the tool based on your preferences. This Internet tool uses session cookies but not persistent cookies.
Profile - We use Personal Data that we collect through the registration form to create a database of user profiles. We will rely on you to provide all relevant information requested and to advise us of any changes to Personal Data to ensure that it remains accurate, complete and current.
Log Files - Like most standard Web site servers we use log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks. We use this information for our internal security audit log, trend analysis and system administration, and to gather broad demographic information about our user base for aggregate use.
We will not share Personal Data you provide on the WIC-Ed.com tool with any other parties, except (a) with your WIC office; (b) as may be required by law or court order; or (c) when necessary to protect the personal safety or property of our users, the public or us. We will not sell Personal Data to third party vendors or suppliers.
Security is one of our highest priorities, and we understand that security is important to our clients as well. While we cannot guarantee that unauthorized access will never occur, we will take reasonable security precautions through appropriate technical and internal procedures to protect against unauthorized or unlawful access or processing, disclosure, alteration, destruction or accidental loss of Personal Data.
Use and Disclosure of Anonymous Aggregated Information
We may also collect, aggregate and maintain anonymous information about the visitors to our Internet tool, such as visitors' browsing habits. This data can then be used to tailor the tool's content to deliver a better experience for our visitors.
Consent to Processing
By providing any personal information to WIC-Ed.com, all users fully understand and consent to the collection and processing of such information in the United States of America.
Corrections or Additions
If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as email or phone number), or if a user no longer desires our service, we provide a way to correct, update or delete/deactivate users' personally identifiable information. This can be done by contacting us directly, as suggested below.
If you have any questions or comments about our personal information practices or about this Privacy Statement, please send us an e-mail.