Privacy Policy
Privacy Statement
WESA – Western & English Sales Association Privacy Policy

Keeping your personal information private and secure is important to the Western & English Sales Association (WESA). We appreciate your visit and use of our website (Site*) and at all times understand that you are our guest and should be treated accordingly.

WESA recognizes that your personal information is important to you. Please read this Privacy Policy (Policy*) carefully to understand what WESA does with personal information it collects.

WESA’s Site is hosted in the USA. WESA makes no representation that the use of the Site is appropriate or available in locations outside of the USA. If individuals access the Site from any location outside the USA with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure that differ from USA law, please be advised that through continued use of the Site, individuals have transferred any personal information and have therefore provided consent to that transfer of personal information.

Collection, Use of, and Sharing of Personal Information

“Personal Information” means that information that specifically identifies you as an individual, such as your full name, telephone numbers, email address, postal address, or certain account numbers, and corresponding information. WESA may request that you provide certain personal information on a voluntary basis in certain areas of the Site. WESA may combine personal information that is provided through the Site with other information that we have received from you, whether online, or from other offline sources such as telephone, fax, or email. The Site may offer other communication opportunities such as email messages, newsletters, or other communications from the Site in connection with one or more features or programs within the Site; we may ask for your contact information for those purposes. You do not have to provide personal information with the understanding that your choice may limit your ability to use certain functions of the Site or to receive certain services or information from WESA. Personal information submitted through the Site will be held in confidence. Personal information will never be used, sold, rented, or otherwise disclosed without your consent or except as set forth herein.

WESA may use personal information for a number of purposes, such as: to respond to an email or particular request; to personalize the Site for your use; to process an application or Exhibitor Contract as requested by you; to administer surveys or provide pertinent information to an application or Exhibitor Contract; to provide information that WESA believes may be useful to you, such as information about products or services provided by us or by other businesses; to keep and provide a record of business or payment transactions; to protect WESA’s rights, the rights of its Members, or the rights of related third parties, or to take appropriate legal action. WESA may use your email address to communicate with you about our services and your use of the Site. We may contact you for marketing purposes by various means, including but not limited to regular mail, email, or telephone.

WESA may provide your personal information to its qualified Member/Exhibitors when such voluntary information has been collected through your registration through the Site for the purpose of attending a WESA Trade Show. WESA-qualified Member/Exhibitors may contact you for marketing purposes by various means, including but not limited to regular mail, email, or telephone. WESA will not sell, rent, transfer, disclose, or otherwise permit the use of your personal information by advertisers or other third parties not affiliated with WESA for direct marketing purposes.

Cookies and Web Beacons

In order to help enhance the performance and functionality of the Site, we utilize session, persistent and third-party "cookies" that store a small piece of data on a users’ computers and collect certain information about the users’ visit to our Site. We also use cookies to understand users’ browsing and buying activities so that we can measure the success of online advertising campaigns we run on the Site. Our Site also uses web beacons (either directly or from our partners), along with cookies, to determine if a user has visited a particular website. These beacons aid in providing more relevant advertising to the user, as well measuring the success of an advertising campaign, but provide no personally identifiable information.

Cookies are small text files that web servers typically send to users’ computer when they visit a website. Cookies are stored as text files on users’ hard drive, and can be accessed by web servers when the user visits a website or views an advertisement. A session cookie is a cookie that stores information as a user is using the Site but is deleted once the browser session is finished. A persistent cookie is a cookie that stores information as a user utilizes the Site and stores and uses that information in connection with future visits of the user to the Site. Third-party cookies and/or web beacons are cookies or web beacons provided by our technology and/or advertising partners. Any third-party cookie or web beacon that we authorize for use on the Site only collects that information described below for the same stated purposes as if we were directly collecting the information. For a third-party cookie or web beacon, the third-party will have access to the collected information in order to provide us with information or services to enhance the performance and functionality of the Site.

The cookies and web beacons we use collect non-personally identifiable information about users of the Site, including: browser used to access the site, date and time, the URL of the page being loaded, users who have visited a particular website(s), any previously assigned cookie identification (a unique identifier assigned to a user to identify repeat visitors), browser window size, the geographic location of the user, device and operating system used to access the Site. The information we collect from these cookies and web beacons is used to determine information about a user’s visit to our Site, including the number of visits, average time spent, pages viewed, navigation history through the website, and other statistics. This information is used to enhance the users experience while visiting our Site and to improve the performance of our Site by, among other things, allowing us to monitor Site performance, making the Site easier to use, measuring the effectiveness of promotional placements, and tailoring the Site (including the ads and offers a user receives) to better match a user’s interests and preferences.

Users who prefer not to accept cookies can set their Internet browser to notify them when they receive a cookie or to prevent cookies from being placed on their hard drive. If you consent to our collection of cookies and you subsequently wish to withdraw your consent, you will need to manage the settings on your web browser to delete all cookies and disallow further acceptance of cookies. Please note that disabling cookies on your browser will prevent us from tracking your activities in relations to our Site, however, it may also disable some of the functions and features of the Site and the Site may not work properly.

By continuing to use our Site, you are agreeing to our placing cookies and/or web beacons on your computer in order to analyze the way you use our Site. Please read this cookie policy carefully for more details about the information we collect when you use the Site.

If you do not wish to accept cookies or web beacons in connection with your use of this Site, please discontinue use of the Site.

Certain Disclosures

WESA may use your personal information for administration of the Site, for communications with you, and for operating interactive elements of the Site. WESA may provide personal information and non-personal information to a third-party vendor for the purposes of providing and maintaining services, performing services on our behalf, or assisting WESA in maintaining and managing your information as a Site user, especially for and including the processing of credit card payments. For example, WESA may hire a company to help send and manage email or to send you an email message on our behalf. Third-party service providers may be necessary. WESA requires that these vendors agree to use such information solely for this purpose, and reasonable efforts are used to limit their use of such information and to use other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.

WESA may release personal information and non-personal information if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state, federal, and international laws or respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant.

WESA reserves the right to disclose personal information and non-personal information that it believes, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to enforce our agreements, take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend itself against any third-party claims or allegations, to assist government enforcement agencies, to protect the security or integrity of its Site, and protect the rights, property, or personal safety of itself, its users, or others.

Reviewing Your Information

Portions of the Site permit you to submit personal information and to answer questions about yourself for purposes of compiling your profile and participating in Site programs and features. You may review some of this information and make corrections or updates at any time by following instructions within the Site.

Links to Other Websites

WESA is not responsible for the privacy policies of any other websites that are linked to and/or from the Site or any site that a user may use to access the Site. WESA does not conduct investigations of linked websites or attempt to monitor them for content, quality, or accuracy. Inclusion of linked websites on the Site is strictly for the convenience of Site users and does not imply or express an approval or endorsement of the linked website.

All users should consult the respective privacy policies associated with any and all websites for information on their practices and policies. WESA’s Privacy Policy does not apply to, nor is WESA able to control the activities of, other such websites.

Data Security

WESA has implemented reasonable physical security measures (such as locks), electronic security (such as passwords and encryption methods), and procedural security (such as rules regarding the handling and use of information), designed to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of your personal information and non-personal information that is in our possession. Due to the nature of the internet and online communications, however, WESA cannot guarantee that any information transmitted online will remain absolutely confidential, and WESA is not liable for the illegal acts of third parties, such as criminal hackers.

To protect your privacy, WESA asks you not to use email messages to communicate information to us that you consider sensitive or confidential. When an email transmission is received by WESA, we will use reasonable efforts to maintain the security of such information within our internal data systems; your message may be archived in our records, or it may be deleted and discarded. If you have any concerns about the security of confidential or secure information, email should not be used.

Information for Children Under 13

WESA will not intentionally collect any personal information from those under the age of 13 through the Site. If you think that WESA has collected such personal information through the Site, please contact us.

Terms of Service

In the event that WESA is acquired by or merged with a third-party entity, individuals using the Site agree that WESA may transfer or assign the information it has collected from those individuals as part of such merger, acquisition, or other change of control. In the very unlikely event of WESA bankruptcy, insolvency, or reorganization, WESA may not be able to control how individual personal information is treated, transferred, or used.

Due to the quickly changing technologies for websites, WESA reserves the right to change or replace any policy or guideline on the Site, at any time, including this Privacy Policy or its Terms of Use.

Forums for Disputes

All disputes related to privacy are subject to our policies, including this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use. This Privacy Policy shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Colorado and the federal laws of the United States of America (USA). Any claim relating to this Privacy Policy shall be brought in a federal or state court in Denver, Colorado, within one year after the claim arises. Users of the Site consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of such courts as the most convenient and appropriate for the resolution of disputes concerning the Site and this Privacy Policy.

Consent to Policy

By using the Site, users agree and consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with any provision(s) of this Privacy Policy, do not disclose any personal information through the Site.