Privacy Policy

AWB Privacy Policy

Our Commitment to Privacy. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online data and information practices and the choices you can make about the way we collect and use your data and information.


This notice applies to all information collected from or submitted to the "Washington Business Votes" Website. In this notice, we refer to www.WashingtonBusinessVotes.com as "our Web site". Other AWB Web sites may operate under their own privacy notices. Our Web site may contain links to other third party websites. AWB is not responsible for the privacy practices or policies of such third party sites.


The Information We Collect. Our Web site is not set up automatically to collect personally-identifiable information when you visit our Web site. It may recognize your home server, but not your e-mail addresses. For example, we can tell which Internet service provider you use, but not the name, address or other personal information about you that would allow us to identify you on our Web site. This information is used only for internal purposes by our technical support staff.


Our Web site tracks certain information about each visit. Among other things, we compile statistics that show the numbers and frequency of visitors and individual pages visited. We use these statistics internally in aggregated form to improve our Web site and for product development and marketing purposes generally. We may also provide aggregated statistics to third parties such as advertisers. The statistics contain no personal information and cannot be used to gather such information.


In a few areas on our Web site, we may ask you to provide information that will enable us to verify whether you are entitled to access and use certain information, materials and services, or to enable us to enhance your site visit, to assist you with customer service or technical support issues, or to follow up with you after your visit, or to otherwise support your broker or client relationship with AWB. While participation by you is optional, failure to participate may mean that you cannot access and use certain information, materials and services.


We typically ask for your name, e-mail address, phone number, address, the type of business you are in, product preference information, any applicable identification number or password that we may require, as well as other similar personal information that is needed to register or subscribe you to services or offers. We may also ask for additional information so we can provide you with access to and use of certain information, materials and services. For mailed materials, you will be able to "unsubscribe" to these mailings at any time. Here are some examples of places on our Web site that may require personal information:

  • User name and password (i.e., log on information) as a condition to gaining access to certain information, materials or services
  • Register or sign-up information to subscribe to a service
  • Subscribe to a newsletter or desire to be added to our mailing lists for other products or services
  • Request a quote
  • Participate in a promotional offer
  • Provide feedback in an online survey.

How We Use Information. We keep confidential the personal information you provide through our Web site and we use it to support your broker or client relationship with AWB. It also may be used to notify you of special offers, updated information and new products and services from AWB or offers from third parties that we think may be of interest to you. Agents or contractors of AWB who are given access to your personal information are obligated to keep the information confidential and not use it for any other purpose than to carry out the services they are performing for AWB.


AWB may enhance or merge your information collected at its site with data from third parties for purposes of marketing products or services to you.


Information about your visit to this site, such as number of times you have viewed an ad (but not your name, address or other personal information) is used to provide additional information to you on this site. This information is made available to third parties may place or recognize a unique "cookie" on your browser. For more information about cookies and how to "opt-out," please contact our Webmaster at webmaster@awb.org.


Circumstances may arise where we are required to disclose your personal information to third parties for purposes other than to support your broker client relationship with AWB. For example, we may disclose your information in connection with a divestiture or dissolution where we sell all or a portion of our business or assets (including our associated customer lists containing your personal information), or if disclosure is required by law or is pertinent to judicial or governmental investigations or proceedings. This privacy policy is governed by our general terms and conditions of use for our Web site and we expect that when you use our Web site, you will continue to abide by these general terms and conditions.
We will send you information about our various products and services, or other products and services we feel may be of interest to you. Only AWB (or brokers or agents working on behalf of AWB and under confidentiality agreements) will send you these direct mailings. If you do not want to receive such mailings, simply tell us when you give us your personal information. Or, at any time you can easily opt-out of receiving further marketing from AWB by contacting: webmaster@awb.org. You can always opt-out of receiving further marketing from AWB at any time.


How You Can Access or Correct Your Information. You can request a copy of the personally-identifiable information that AWB has collected about you via the Internet by contacting our Information Privacy Manager at the address below. You can also have factual inaccuracies in this information corrected by contacting this same person.


How to Contact Us. If you would like to contact us for any reason regarding our privacy practices, please write us at:

AWB
P.O. Box 658
Olympia, WA 98507

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