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    Privacy Policy Last updated on 20 May 2015
  • Scope of this Privacy Policy
  • WMC Global values your privacy. This Privacy Policy (the "Policy") is designed to tell you about our practices regarding collection, use, disclosure, processing and storage of information that you may provide via the www.wmcglobal.com website or through other features, applications, emails, content, downloads, products or services (collectively, the "Site") that are operated by us.

    This Policy includes any separate privacy notices and/or notices posted on particular pages of the Site that may provide more detail regarding personal information we collect on those pages, why we need that information, and choices you may have about the ways we use that information.

    If you sign up to use a special feature of the Site, you may be asked to expressly consent to special terms, for example, by checking a box or clicking on a button marked, "I agree." This separate agreement will supplement or amend this Policy, but only with respect to the matters governed by such separate agreement.

    If you are located outside of the United States, please note that any personal information collected through this Site may be transferred to the United States and other countries that might not provide an equivalent level of protection as the data protection laws in your home country. Your use of this Site or submission of any personal information will therefore constitute your consent to the transfer of your personal information outside of your home country. Please do not provide information to us, either directly or indirectly, if you do not accept this Policy or are in a country or location where this Policy violates local laws or regulations, or the use of our services is not permitted.

    Please be sure to read this entire Privacy Policy before submitting any information to the Site. WMC Global may update this Policy from time to time. We will also revise the "updated" date at the top of this Policy. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy.

  • Collection and Use of Personal Information
  • Personal information is data that can be used to uniquely identify or contact a single person.

    You may be asked to provide your personal information anytime you are in contact with WMC Global or a WMC Global affiliated company. WMC Global and its affiliates may share this personal information with each other and use it consistent with this Policy. They may also combine it with other information to provide and improve our products, services, content, and advertising.

    Here are some examples of the types of personal information WMC Global may collect:

    - Name
    - Address
    - E-Mail Address
    - Telephone Number
    - User Name
    - Password

    WMC Global does not collect sensitive personal information but in the event that we do collect any such sensitive personal information, we will endeavor to obtain your explicit consent first.

  • How we use your personal information
    1. WMC Global will use your personal information only in ways that are compatible with and relevant to the purposes for which it was collected or subsequently notified unless such other use is authorized by you or required by applicable law.
    2. The personal information we collect allows us to keep you posted on WMC Global's latest product announcements, software updates, and upcoming events. It also helps us to improve our services, content, and advertising. If you don't want to be on our mailing list, you can opt out anytime by updating your preferences.
    3. We also use personal information to help us develop, deliver, and improve our products, services, content, and advertising.
    4. From time to time, we may use your personal information to send important notices, such as communications about purchases and changes to our terms, conditions, and policies. Because this information is important to your interaction with WMC Global, you may not opt out of receiving these communications.
    5. We may also use personal information for internal purposes such as auditing, data analysis, and research to improve WMC Global's products, services, and customer communications.

  • Cookies and Other Technologies
  • WMC Global's website, online services, interactive applications, email messages, and advertisements may use "cookies" and other technologies such as pixel tags and web beacons. These technologies help us better understand user behavior, tell us which parts of our website people have visited, and facilitate and measure the effectiveness of advertisements and web searches. We treat information collected by cookies and other technologies as non-personal information. However, to the extent that Internet Protocol (IP) addresses or similar identifiers are considered personal information by local law, we also treat these identifiers as personal information. Similarly, to the extent that non-personal information is combined with personal information, we treat the combined information as personal information for the purposes of this Privacy Policy.

    You can set your browser to notify you of cookies and to decide whether to accept them. You may also set your browser to turn off cookies. Your "help" screen or user manual should tell you how to do this. Please note, however, that if you do turn off cookies, the Site may not work as intended and may lose some functionality.

    As is true of most websites, we gather some information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser type and language, Internet service provider (ISP), referring and exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.

    We use this information to understand and analyze trends, to administer the site, to learn about user behavior on the site, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. WMC Global may use this information in our marketing and advertising services.

    In some of our email messages, we use a "click-through URL" linked to content on the WMC Global website. When customers click one of these URLs, they pass through a separate web server before arriving at the destination page on our website. We track this click-through data to help us determine interest in particular topics and measure the effectiveness of our customer communications. If you prefer not to be tracked in this way, you should not click text or graphic links in the email messages.

    Pixel tags enable us to send email messages in a format customers can read, and they tell us whether mail has been opened. We may use this information to reduce or eliminate messages sent to customers.

    Note that your app device may allow you to block or manage push notifications, location information, in-app purchases, or online access.

  • Disclosure to Third Parties
  • At times WMC Global may make certain personal information available to strategic partners that work with WMC Global to provide products and services, or that help WMC Global market to customers. Personal information will only be shared by WMC Global to provide or improve our products, services and advertising; it is not currently shared with third parties for their marketing purposes.

  • Service Providers
  • WMC Global shares personal information with companies who provide services such as information processing, extending credit, fulfilling customer orders, delivering products to you, managing and enhancing customer data, providing customer service, assessing your interest in our products and services, and conducting customer research or satisfaction surveys. These companies are obligated to protect your information and may be located wherever WMC Global operates.

  • Information from Children
  • The Site is a general audience site that is not designed nor intended to collect personal information from children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under the age of 13. We do not use such information, and will take reasonable measures to delete it if we discover that it is has been provided. The Site is not a child-directed site in whole or in part. The Site does not target children under the age of 13 as a primary or secondary audience. To respect the privacy of children, children under the age of 13 should not provide any personal information on this Site. We ask that parents supervise their children while online.

  • Others
  • It may be necessary by law, legal process, litigation, and/or requests from public and governmental authorities within or outside your country of residence for WMC Global to disclose your personal information. We may also disclose information about you if we determine that for purposes of national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance, disclosure is necessary or appropriate.

    We may also disclose information about you if we determine that disclosure is reasonably necessary to enforce our terms and conditions or protect our operations or users. Additionally, in the event of a reorganization, merger, or sale we may transfer any and all personal information we collect to the relevant third party.

  • Protection and Security of Personal Information
  • WMC Global takes precautions including administrative, technical, and physical measures to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.

    Please keep your user name, password or other access information confidential to protect against unauthorized access. You should also adopt strong passwords that others cannot easily guess.

  • Third-Party Sites and Services
  • WMC Global websites, products, applications, and services may contain links to third-party websites, products, and services. We encourage you to learn about the privacy practices of those third parties.

    These other sites, products and services may transmit their own "cookies" to visitors, collect data or solicit personal information. The privacy policies may differ significantly from this Policy. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these third parties and cannot guarantee the security of any information that may be collected there.

  • Our Companywide Commitment to Your Privacy
  • To make sure your personal information is secure, we communicate our privacy and security guidelines to WMC Global employees and strictly enforce privacy safeguards within the company.

  • Access
  • You have the right to access your personal information stored with us to ensure that it is accurate, complete and current. Upon request, we will grant you reasonable access, except where the burden or expense of providing access would be disproportionate to the risks to your privacy or where the rights of other persons would be violated. In addition, we will take reasonable steps to correct, amend or delete information that you can independently demonstrate is inaccurate or incomplete.

    You may withdraw your consent to the collection, use and transfer of your personal information, however, please note that, by withdrawing your consent, it may be impossible for WMC Global to continue to provide you with certain services.

  • Storage
  • We retain personal information collected under this Policy for as long as there is a business need for it in accordance with applicable record retention policies and a range of legal and regulatory recordkeeping requirements.

  • Privacy Questions
  • If you have any questions or concerns about this Policy or would like information on how to access your data, please contact us:

    WMC Global
    11781 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway
    Suite 500
    Fairfax, VA 22033