What Personal Information Do We Collect?
Personal information means any information about an identifiable individual. The types of personal information that we may collect include, but is not limited to, your: IP address,
Email address and any personal information you give us that we did not request (such as personal information you voluntarily put into an email to us).
Purposes for Collecting Your Personal Information
WM may use your personal information for the following purposes:
- to respond to your questions that you send through the Site, by email or by phone;
- for marketing segmentation to identify target populations;
- to improve the Site and help us develop new services, tools and Site features that meet your needs;
- to communicate with WM representatives by phone or in-person.
Limiting Collection of Personal Information
Links to Other Sites
Our Site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service of Google Inc. (“Google”), or comparable technology. Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files stored on your computer, to analyze how you use our Site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our Site (including your IP address) is sent to a Google server in the U.S. and stored there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of our Site, compile reports on Site activity for our Site operators and to provide other site activities related to internet services. Additionally, Google may transfer this information to a third party when required by law or in the case of a third-party processing information on Google’s behalf. In no case will Google use your IP address in connection with any other information held by Google. By using our Site, you consent to the processing of data about you collected by Google in the manner described and for the above mentioned purpose. The consent for collection and storage of data can be withdrawn at any time in the future by clicking on the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. Given the debate concerning the use of analytical tools using full IP addresses, we wish to point out that our Site uses the “Anonymize IP” function of Google Analytics which works with a shortened form of IP addresses to avoid direct personal identification.
Furthermore, we use the cookies to carry out frequency assessments, page usage assessments and marketing assessments. For the aforementioned assessments, we utilize this cookie information without a link to your personal information, so it is completely anonymous.
You can set your Internet browser up so that you are notified when cookies are stored, you can decide in each individual case whether you want to accept cookies, or you can refuse to accept any cookies. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may be restricted in how you are able to use our Site. You can delete cookies which are already stored on your hard disk at any time. You will find more details on how to do this in the operating guide for your Internet browser program.
We also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.