At WCA, we are sensitive to the importance of privacy of personal information relating to the gathering and use of your information provided to us over the Internet or through mobile devices and applications you may use when accessing the WCA website or applications made available to you through our website. For this reason, we are disclosing to you our practices in gathering and using information that you provide to us.
In general, you can visit WCA’s website (www.wcawaste.com) without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. Our secure Web servers collect our visitor's domain names and IP addresses. This information is used to diagnose problems with our server, measure the number of visits and number of pages viewed, and register methods by which our site was found, and methods used for viewing our site. WCA will use this information to evaluate how visitors use our website and how we can improve the content of the site.
1.What information does WCA collect about you on our websites and mobile application?
When you use certain features on our website, we may collect information about you from a variety of sources, including when:
· You provide information to us; and
· We observe or collect information about you through technology.
The information you provide: This may include your name, address, telephone number, email address, employment history, and educational history. In our online employment application process, you will be able to upload a resume.
Information Obtained or Collected Through Technology:
Navigational information – We automatically collect IP addresses and website usage information, such as browser type and version, the service provider used to access our sites, use of links to arrive at our sites and web pages viewed on our sites. If IP addresses or website usage information is ever connected to personal information, our use and disclosure of it will be done in accordance with the "How Does WCA Use the Information We Collect About You" section, below.
We use "cookies," which are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive so we can recognize you when you return. Cookies do not contain personal or financial information.
In our online employment application process, we separately collect aggregate information about the number of users that apply for jobs, jobs viewed and other similar information to assist in improving that process.
2.How does WCA use the information we collect about you?
We use the information we collect on the sites to deliver products or services that you have requested, for customer service, to improve the content of our sites, for market research and surveys, for marketing our goods and services, developing and conducting promotions, for responding to your inquiries, for other internal business purposes, to communicate with our customers about service-related issues. The information we learn from you helps us to personalize your experience with us and our communications to you and helps us continually improve your experience on our sites.
We use navigational information gathered through technology to help us evaluate how our visitors, applicants, and customers use and navigate our sites, including the number and frequency of visitors to each web page, difficulties visitors, customers or applicants may have with our website and the length of their visits. Analysis of this information is used to improve the content of our website and for other internal business purposes. We use information collected through cookies and other similar technology for many of these same purposes. In addition, cookies and similar technologies are used for things like determining return visitors, on some of our sites and serving tailored ads on other sites, as more fully described below.
Information that is collected in the online employment application process is used to improve that process, to review and assess applications for employment and communicate with applicants. Applicant information may be shared among WCA and its affiliates.
3.Does WCA share your information with third parties?
Your information is shared among WCA and its affiliates who are responsible for providing waste disposal services to you so that they may communicate with you directly regarding your service and related matters. We also may share your information with third party service providers so that they can help us provide services to you, such as monitoring site activity, marketing our goods and services, hosting a site, taking surveys, maintaining our customer database, and administering and monitoring e-mails.
Additionally, your information may be shared with and disclosed to unaffiliated third parties:
(1) for those signing up for or receiving services, to verify the existence or condition of your account with a financial institution, credit bureau or other third-party;
(2) when it is provided to third-parties under a joint marketing agreement as permitted by law;
(3) to verify an application for employment;
(4) in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business assets or merge with another company or are involved in a corporate reorganization or other change of control, your personal information may be one of the business assets transferred, shared or sold as part of the transaction; or
(5) we may disclose your personal information without your consent if we believe, in our judgment, it is reasonable to do so to satisfy laws or government regulations, comply with legal process or law enforcement requests, safety or property of WCA, our users or others.
Except as provided above or when necessary to provide your personal information to our service providers to perform services for us or verify an application for employment, WCA will not trade, sell, or share your personal information.
4.What choices do you have over how WCA uses your information?
Email: You may opt out of our marketing emails by following the instructions listed in the email that you received. Even if you opt-out, you may still receive operational emails, such as order/shipping confirmations or customer service communications.
5.How does WCA secure your information on our Website?
We use firewalls and other physical, administrative, and technical controls to secure the information you provide us. While we attempt to ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent intrusion from third-party who illegally obtain this information. WCA is not responsible for any breach of its security or for the actions of any third parties that may obtain any personal information, absent our gross negligence.