PRIVACY POLICY

Last Update[02 Mai, 2018]

Introduction

wantec Inc., a South Carolina corporation (referred to in this Privacy Policy as "we," "us," "our" or the "Company"), operates this website, including the web pages and services delivered through the domain wantec.com (the "Site").  We understand your concerns about privacy and are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy.

This Privacy Policy describes the types of information the Company may collect from users ("users" or "you") or that users may voluntarily provide to the Company when they use the Site and in email, and other electronic messages between the users and the Site, and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting and disclosing that information. This Privacy Policy does not apply to: (i) information collected by the Company offline or through any other means, including any other website operated by the Company or any third party (including our affiliates and subsidiaries); or (ii) any third party (including our affiliates and subsidiaries), including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from or on the Site.

Consent

PLEASE READ THIS PRIVACY POLICY CAREFULLY TO UNDERSTAND OUR POLICIES AND PRACTICES REGARDING YOUR INFORMATION AND HOW WE WILL TREAT IT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH OUR POLICIES AND PRACTICES, YOU MUST NOT USE OR ACCESS THE SITE. BY USING AND SUBMITTING YOUR INFORMATION THROUGH THE SITE, YOU AGREE TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND THE COMPANY’S COLLECTION AND SHARING OF YOUR INFORMATION, INCLUDING YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION, ACCORDING TO THE TERMS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY.  THIS PRIVACY POLICY MAY CHANGE FROM TIME TO TIME.  YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THE SITE AFTER WE MAKE CHANGES IS DEEMED TO BE ACCEPTANCE OF THOSE CHANGES, SO PLEASE CHECK THIS PRIVACY POLICY PERIODICALLY FOR UPDATES.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

The Company may modify this Privacy Policy from time to time in our sole discretion.  We will provide notice by, at a minimum, updating this posting. You are expected to carefully review this Privacy Policy from time to time so you are aware of any changes.  If we make material changes to this Privacy Policy, we may notify you either through the email address you have provided us or by means of a prominent notice on the Site before the change becomes effective.  Any changes to this Privacy Policy will be in effect as of the "Last Updated" date referenced in this Privacy Policy.  By accessing or using this Site, you agree to be bound by any such changes and to the Company’s collection and sharing of your personally identifiable information according to the terms of the then-current Privacy Policy.

Information We Collect

We collect information you share through the Site. We may collect personally identifiable information, such as your name, email address, or any other identifier by which you may be contacted online or offline ("PII") only when you have voluntarily provided such PII to us (e.g., through contact inquiries,).  We may also collect information concerning you, including, but not limited to, records and copies of your correspondence, if you contact us.

We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any PII:

• To present the Site and its contents to you.

• To provide you with information that you request from us.

• To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it.

• To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.

• To notify you about changes to the Site or any services we offer or provide though it.

• In any other way we may describe when you provide the information.

• For any other purpose with your consent.

We may use Google Analytics or other similar technologies (the "Analytics Technologies") to collect and process certain information about you and your use of the Site. Our web server and/or the Analytics Technologies may collect and store the following general information about you: the originating name of the domain from which you access the Internet; the date and time you access the Site; the pages of the Site you visit; the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to us; and the type of device, device ID and web browser you use to access the Site.  This information is collected automatically.  It is used to help us improve the Site by tabulating the number of visitors to the Site in terms of new users, origin of referrers, popularity of pages, amount of use, types of errors, and to make the Site more useful to you.

Our web server and/or the Analytics Technologies may also collect Internet protocol addresses (the Internet address of a device) to track a user’s session while the user remains anonymous.  We analyze this data for certain trends in statistics, such as which parts of the Site users are visiting and how long they spend there.

We may also use "cookies" and "web beacons." Cookies are small files stored on your device or your computer's hard drive that are used to store and track personal information. Cookies are used to remind us of who you are in order to deliver you better service.  Web beacons are small electronic files (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit us, for example, to count users who have visited certain pages and for other related Site statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain Site content and verifying system and server integrity).

Do Not Track Policy

We may also use automatic data collection technologies to collect information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or other online services ("Behavioral Tracking").  "Do Not Track" is a proposed standard that is currently under development. As it is not yet finalized, we adhere to the standards set out in this Privacy Policy and we do not currently respond to “Do Not Track” signals on the Site or on third-party websites or online services where we may collect information.  The information we collect automatically is statistical data and does not include PII, and we do not maintain it or associate it with PII we collect in other ways or receive from third parties.

When you install our systems to help automate your house, we may receive information that you or your installer inputs into your configuration project file which may include: the model and serial numbers of the Company products installed; the version and type of any software installed; the type of third-party devices you integrate; the names of the rooms where you have connected devices; your zip code or time zone; and other information about your configuration.

Some content, including advertisements, on the Site are served by third-parties, including advertisers, ad networks and servers, and content providers. These third parties may use cookies alone or in conjunction with web beacons or other tracking technologies to collect information about you when you use our Site. The information they collect may be associated with your PII or they may collect information, including PII, about your online activities over time and across different websites and other online services.  They may use this information to provide you with targeted content.

We do not control these third parties' tracking technologies or how they may be used.  If you have any questions about targeted content, you should contact the responsible party directly.

Communications

We may use your PII to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that is pertinent to the use of the Site or the services we offer.  By using the Site, you are consenting to this.

What Information is Shared and With Whom

We do not rent or sell your information, including your PII, to outside marketers.  The Company may share your information (as described in this Privacy Policy) with its affiliates, subsidiaries, or divisions and with their respective officers, directors, employees, accountants, attorneys, and agents, or with the Company’s business partners.  In certain circumstances, we may share data with vendors to help us develop and/or operate the Site, provide you with services that you requested from us, perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or enforce or apply our Terms of Use and other agreements. All such third parties are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information and are prohibited from using your PII except to provide services to us or as required by law.

We may provide information to regulatory authorities and law enforcement officials in accordance with applicable law or when we otherwise believe in good faith that the law requires it. There may be instances when we may access or disclose your information in order to protect or defend the legal rights or property of the Company and its affiliated companies or their employees and agents, to protect the safety and security of users, and to protect against fraud.

The Company may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of its assets in connection with a merger, reorganization or sale of assets, or in the event of bankruptcy, without your permission.  In such an event, PII may be one of the assets transferred.

The Site is developed and supported by third-party vendors, who may in the course of performing their services for us have access to your PII. We contractually require such vendors to maintain the confidentiality of your PII, and keep your PII secure.  We do not allow such vendors to use or share your PII for any purpose other than in performing services for us.

Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information

We strive to provide you with choices regarding the PII you provide to us.  We have created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information:

• Tracking Technologies and Advertising.  You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent.  If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of the Site may then be inaccessible or not function properly.

• Disclosure of Your Information for Third-Party Advertising.  The Company does not share your PII with unaffiliated third parties for promotional purposes.

Data Security

The security of your PI is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the data submitted to us in a secure and encrypted environment, both during transmission and once we receive it. Your personal information is shared with our employees, contractors and affiliated organizations who are bound to keep it confidential and solely access that information for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy, such as providing you with the services that you have requested from us or are available on the Website.

WE TAKE THESE PRECAUTIONS IN AN EFFORT TO PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION AGAINST SECURITY BREACHES. HOWEVER, THIS IS NOT A GUARANTEE THAT SUCH INFORMATION MAY NOT BE ACCESSED, DISCLOSED, ALTERED, OR DESTROYED IN THE EVENT OF A SECURITY BREACH. BY USING THE WEBSITE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO ASSUME THESE RISKS.

The safety and security of your information also depends on you.  Where we have given you (or you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of the Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.  Do not share your password with anyone besides authorized users of your account.  We also recommend that you change your passwords often and use a secure web browser.

Privacy Shield

Company complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework  (the "Privacy Shield") as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the member countries of the EU to the United States. If there is any conflict between the terms in this privacy policy and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view Marketplace Simulations’ certifications, please visit www.privacyshield.gov.

 

Company's participation in the Privacy Shield applies to personal data received from the EU. Company will comply with the Privacy Shield Principles in respect of such personal data. Some types of personal information may be subject to additional privacy-related requirements and policies, which are consistent with the Privacy Shield Principles, including, but not limited to, specific contractual obligations, additional applicable laws and professional standards, Company's internal policies, and this Privacy Policy.

 

Third Party Websites

This Privacy Policy is applicable only to the Site and does not apply to any third party websites or to other companies or persons that may access the Site, with or without our permission.  The Site may contain links to, and media and other content from, other websites.  In addition, such third-party media and content may also contain external links.  Because of the dynamic media capabilities of the Site, it may not be clear to you which links are embedded in the Site and which are embedded in third-party media and/or content.  The Company cannot and does not guarantee the privacy policies and practices of any third party.  The Company does not control, operate, or endorse any information, products, or services of any third-party websites that may be reached through links from the Site.

The use of any PII provided by you to, or automatically collected from, a third party will be governed by that party's Privacy Policy.  If you are unsure whether a website is controlled by, affiliated with, or managed by the Company, you should review the Privacy Policy at each linked website to determine how that site treats your PII.

Links from this Site

If the Site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your convenience only. This includes links contained in advertisements, including banner advertisements and sponsored links. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to this Site, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites.

Protecting Children

The Site is not intended for children under 13 years of age.  The Company does not knowingly collect PII from children under 13.  If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on the Site or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, email address, or any screen name or user name you may use.  If we learn we have collected or received PII from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information.  If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at privacy@wantec.com.

Access and Update Your Information

If you have any questions about PII that may be retained by the Company, you may contact us at privacy@wantec.com.  Upon your request, the Company will provide to you the PII under its control, if any, as well as information about the ways in which that information is being used and disclosed.  The Company only collects PII for the purposes of providing you with services that you requested from us and the support of those services.  The Company will use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that PII we may be using or disclosing is accurate and complete.  If you demonstrate that your information is inaccurate or incomplete, the information will be amended as appropriate.  We will use commercially reasonable efforts to respond to any request and update your PII, if necessary.

 

 

Your California Privacy Rights

California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits users of the Site that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of PII to third parties for their direct marketing purposes.  To make such a request, please contact us at privacy@wantec.com. Please note, however, that the Company does not disclose PII to third parties for their direct marketing purposes.

Governing Law

This Privacy Policy and any disputes related thereto shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of South Carolina, exclusive of its choice of law rules, whose courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over all disputes arising in connection with this Privacy Policy and the place of performance of this Privacy Policy is agreed by you to be the State of South Carolina.

Contact Information

To ask questions or comment about this Privacy Policy and the Company’s privacy practices, contact us at privacy@wantec.com.

 

 

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