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Legal Notice and Disclaimer

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At certain places on this WERC Internet site, live 'links' to other Internet addresses can be accessed. Such external Internet addresses contain information created, published, maintained, or otherwise posted by institutions or organizations independent of WERC. WERC does not endorse, approve, certify, or control these external Internet addresses and does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, timeliness, or correct sequencing of information located at such addresses.

Use of any information obtained from such addresses is voluntary, and reliance on it should only be undertaken after an independent review of its accuracy, completeness, efficacy and timeliness. Reference therein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by WERC.
Privacy
This is the Website of the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC)
1100 Jorie Boulevard, Suite 170
Oak Brook, IL 60523-4413
wercoffice@werc.org
630.990.0001

For each visitor to our Web page, our Web server automatically recognizes the consumer's domain name and email address (where possible).

As appropriate, we collect...
  • the domain name and email address (where possible) of visitors to our Web page
  • the email addresses of those who post messages to our forum, communicate with us via email and those who fill out any forms on the website.
  • aggregate information on what pages consumers access or visit
  • user-specific information on what pages consumers access or visit
  • information volunteered by the consumer, such as preferences, survey information and/or site registrations
  • name and address , telephone number, fax number
  • payment information (e.g., credit card number and billing address)
The information we collect is...
  • used to improve the content of our Web pages
  • used to customize the content and/or layout of our page for each individual visitor
  • used to notify visitors about updates to our Website
  • shared with agents or contractors who assist in providing support for our internal operations
  • used by us to contact consumers for marketing purposes
  • shared with other reputable organizations to help them contact consumers for marketing purposes
  • not shared with other organizations for commercial purposes.
  • disclosed when legally required to do so, at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation, to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing our Website and applicable laws, or to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our Website
  • to a successor entity in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, sale of assets, or other corporate change respecting the Website
We use cookies to…
  • store visitors preferences
  • record session information, such as items that consumers add to their shopping cart.
  • record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit
  • alert visitors to new areas that we think might be of interest to them when they return to our site
  • to record past activity on a site in order to provide better service when visitors return to our site
  • ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads
  • customize Web page content on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends
If you do not want to receive email from us in the future, please let us know by sending us an email at wercoffice@werc.org, calling us at 630.990.0001, writing to us at 1100 Jorie Blvd, Ste 170, Oak Brook, IL 60523-4413.  You can also check the unsubscribe box on your Personal Info page under the MyWERC section of the website.

From time to time, we make the email addresses of those who access our site available to other reputable organizations whose products or services we think you might find interesting. If you do not want us to share your email address with other companies or organizations, please let us know by sending us an email at wercoffice@werc.org, calling us at 630.990.0001, writing to us at 1100 Jorie Blvd, Ste 170, Oak Brook, IL 60523-4413. You can also check the unsubscribe box on your Personal Info page under the MyWERC section of the website.

If you supply us with your postal address on-line you may receive periodic mailings from us with information on new products and services or upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, please let us know by sending us an email at wercoffice@werc.org, calling us at 630.990.0001, writing to us at 1100 Jorie Blvd, Ste 170, Oak Brook, IL 60523-4413.

You may receive mailings from other reputable companies. You can, however, have your name put on our do-not-share list by sending us an email at wercoffice@werc.org, calling us at 630.990.0001, writing to us at 1100 Jorie Blvd, Ste 170, Oak Brook, IL 60523-4413. You can also check the unsubscribe box on your Personal Info page under the MyWERC section of the website  Please provide us with your exact name and address. We will be sure your name is removed from the list we share with other organizations.

Persons who supply us with their telephone numbers on-line will only receive telephone contact from us with information regarding orders they have placed on-line. You may receive telephone contact from other reputable companies. You can, however, have your name put on our do-not-share list by sending us an email at wercoffice@werc.org, calling us at 630.990.0001, writing to us at 1100 Jorie Blvd, Ste 170, Oak Brook, IL 60523-4413.  Please provide us with your name and phone number. We will be sure your name is removed from the list we share with other organizations.

To try and bring you offers that are of interest to you, we have relationships with other companies that we allow to place ads on our Web pages. As a result of your visit to our site, ad server companies may collect information such as your domain type, your IP address, and clickstream information.

From time to time, we may use customer information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information practices change at some time in the future, we will post the policy changes to Disclaimer and Privacy section of the website to notify you of these changes and we will use for these new purposes only data collected from the time of the policy change forward. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at our Website periodically.

Customers may prevent their information from being used for purposes other than those for which it was originally collected by sending us an email at wercoffice@werc.org, calling us at 630.990.0001, writing to us at 1100 Jorie Blvd, Ste 170, Oak Brook, IL 60523-4413. You can also check the unsubscribe box on your Personal Info page under the MyWERC section of the website.

Based on user’s access level to the website and email/phone requests, we provide site visitors their own information…
  • financial information (e.g., credit card account information) that we maintain about them via phone request only
  • unique identifier information (e.g., customer number or password) that we maintain about them
  • transaction information (e.g., dates on which customers made purchases, amounts and types of purchases) that we maintain about them
  • communications that the consumer/visitor has directed to our site (e.g., emails, customer inquiries)
  • contact information (e.g., name, address, phone number) that we maintain about them
  • a description of information that we maintain about them
Consumers can access this information by sending us an email at wercoffice@werc.org, calling us at 630.990.0001, writing to us at 1100 Jorie Blvd, Ste 170, Oak Brook, IL 60523-4413.

Upon request we offer visitors the ability to have inaccuracies corrected in
  • contact information
  • financial information
  • unique identifiers
  • transaction information
  • communications that the consumer/visitor has directed to the site
  • all information that we maintain
Consumers can have this information corrected by sending us an email at wercoffice@werc.org, calling us at 630.990.0001, writing to us at 1100 Jorie Blvd, Ste 170, Oak Brook, IL 60523-4413.

When we transfer and receive certain types of sensitive information such as financial or health information, we redirect visitors to a secure server and will notify visitors via notification verbiage on the page the user is entering information on.

We have appropriate security measures in place in our physical facilities and on the web servers to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information that we have collected from you at our site. WERC’s web hoster, American Eagle is in full PCI compliance as directed by the PCI Security Standards Council (www.pcisecuritystandards.org).  Please visit: http://www.americaneagle.com/news/article/215.aspx and/or http://www.americaneagle.com/solutions/hosting.aspx for more information.

If you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, you may contact
  • Via email at wercoffice@werc.org, calling us at 630.990.0001, writing to us at 1100 Jorie Blvd, Ste 170, Oak Brook, IL 60523-4413.
  • The DMA’s Committee on Ethical Business Practices at ethics@the-dma.org
  • State or local chapters of the Better Business Bureau
  • State or local consumer protection office
  • The Federal Trade Commission by phone at 202-FTC-HELP (202-382-4357) or electronically at http://www.ftc.gov/ro/index.shtml