There are certain things that you should be aware of when using our website and mobile applications. First, the WHLSM website and mobile applications are publicly accessible and searchable to users and visitors around the world. This means that anything that you post to the WHLSM website and mobile applications may be viewable by third parties. Second, since anything that you post to the WHLSM website or mobile applications are tied to your user account, your postings may not be anonymous. If you prefer to protect your privacy while using the WHLSM website and mobile applications, we recommend that you use the service under a pseudonym.
When you use the WHLSM website and mobile applications, even if you are just browsing, we may collect some basic data from you such as the type of mobile device that you are using, your geographical location, and your IP address. If you choose to create a user account, you can choose to share additional data with us, which is outlined below. We also provide you with the ability to limit the data that we collect from you and how we use it.
We also use your interactions with the WHLSM website and mobile applications to show you more relevant content. We may use your posts, comments, likes, and shares to determine what kind of content you are interested in and to provide you with more of it.
We may collect data from you when you voluntarily share it with us. This may include the following data:
We may also collect data from you automatically when you use the WHLSM website or mobile applications. This may include the following data:
We may use session or persistent cookies. Session cookies are only stored on your computer or mobile device during your use of the Services and are automatically deleted when you close your web browser. Persistent cookies are stored as a file on your computer or mobile device that remain on your computer or mobile device even after you close your web browser. Persistent cookies can be read by the website that created the cookie when you revisit it again. We may use persistent cookies when we utilize Google Analytics or other analytics providers, which are intended to track the origin and behavior of traffic to the WHLSM website and mobile applications. We may also, from time to time, receive data from third parties including analytics providers or advertising networks such as Google, Facebook, or Apple.
We may send you marketing communications if you have asked us for information concerning our services or if you have agreed to, and have not opted out from, receiving marketing communications. You may ask us to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by logging into your account to adjust your marketing preferences or by following the opt-out link in any marketing message sent to you. In the event we sent you marketing text messages at your request, you may opt-out of receiving marketing text messages by texting STOP in response to any text message received from WHLSM.
We only share your personal data in limited circumstances.
We may share or disclose your personal data with your consent or at your direction.
We may also share your data with certain third parties to aid us in operating the WHLSM website or mobile applications. For example, we may share your personal data with third parties, such as analytics providers, to utilize their software tools and measure the effectiveness of our advertisements. We may also share personal data, such as device IDs, with third party advertisers to help them determine whether they should serve an ad to you. The data that we share with these third parties does not include your email address, name, phone number, or username, but it may include your geographical location.
We may also share your personal data with our accountants, auditors, insurers, or attorneys where doing so is necessary to protect the interests of WHLSM or to comply with any law or regulation.
We may also share your personal data with government or law enforcement agencies when we are required to report our data processing activities, upon receipt of an exigent circumstances request, upon receipt of a duly authorized subpoena or court order, or where doing so is necessary to protect our users, our employees, our contractors, third parties, or property.
If you have registered an account with us and are a citizen of the European Union, we provide you with account settings that let you modify, correct, or delete the personal data that you have provided to us that is associated with your account. Whether you are located in the European Union or elsewhere, to stop our collection and use of your personal data, you need only to delete your account.
If you have not registered an account with us, we only collect technical data from you. To stop our collection and use of your technical data, you need only cease using the WHLSM website and uninstall the WHLSM mobile applications.
We may transfer your personal data to countries outside of the European Union, which may not offer the same level of protection. Many of our third-party service providers are located within the United States and their processing of personal data will involve a transfer of data outside of the European Union. Whenever personal data is transferred outside of the European Union, we do our best to ensure a similar degree of security by transferring your personal data to countries that the European Commission has approved as providing an adequate level of protection, by using contracts approved by the European Commission, or by using US-based providers that are a part of the EU-US Privacy Shield.
We also put data security measures into place to protect your personal data. We allow access to your personal data only by employees and service providers who have a need to know or access your personal data on our instructions. We will notify you and any regulatory body of any breach of your personal data or our security measures if and when we are legally required to do so.
You do not need to pay a fee to access your PII or to exercise your rights. However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is unreasonable or excessive.
To confirm your request, we may need to request specific information from you as a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to an unauthorized third party. We will attempt to respond to all legitimate requests within thirty days.
Our services may include links to third party websites and applications. By clicking on third party links, you may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party links and you are advised their respective privacy policies.
You can generally opt-out of receiving personalized ads from third party advertisers and ad networks who are members of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) or who follow the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising by visiting the opt-out pages on the NAI website and DAA website. Our websites are not currently set up to respond to browser do-not-track signals, but you can configure your browser settings to reject all cookies or prompt you before a cookie is set.
California residents have a right to request that we disclose what personal information we collect from you and whether, and how, we disclose or sell that personal information. California residents may also request that we delete any personal information collected or maintained by us from you.
California residents may also have the right to opt out of the sale of their personal information by clicking a link or icon associated with an advertisement. Specifically, this link or icon may state “Do Not Sell My Personal Information” or “Do Not Sell My Info.” By selecting this link or icon, you “Opt Out,” which means that you have opted out of the sale of your personal information as set forth in the California Consumer Privacy Act. However, even though you may have opted out, you may still see interest-based advertisements. To learn more about interest-based advertising across websites and additional opt-out choices, you can visit http://optout.aboutads.info. If you opt-out of the sale of your personal information but do not opt out of interest-based advertising more generally, you may still receive ads tailored to your interests based on personal information that was not sold by us, personal information that was sold to downstream participants at least 90 days before you opted out, or personal information that was sold by other sources from which you have not opted out.
To submit a request for a list of the categories of personal information collected from you or to request that WHLSM delete your personal information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or send a letter to our US-based legal counsel at the following address:
c/o Revision Legal, PLLC
444 Cass St., Suite D
Traverse City, MI 49684
United States of America
To verify your request, we may request certain information from you to confirm that you are an WHLSM user, such as your phone number, username, email address, city, state, or geographic location. You may also designate an authorized agent to make a request to WHLSM to disclose or delete your personal information. To do so, you must provide WHLSM with proof that the individual or business has been appointed as your agent, such by providing a signed power of attorney form, and provide accurate responses to any information requested by WHLSM that may be necessary to confirm that you are an WHLSM user, such as your phone number, username, email address, city, state, or geographic location. California residents have a right not to receive discriminatory treatment by WHLSM for their exercise of these rights conferred under California law.
WHLSM is a member of and participates in the IAB Europe Transparency & Consent Framework and complies with its Policies and Specifications. WHLSM uses its own private Consent Management Platform (CMP) registered with IAB Europe with CMP ID number 327.
Our services are not directed to, or open to, children under the age of 13. In using our services, you warrant that you are over the age of thirteen (13). If you are younger than 13, please do not use the WHLSM website or mobile applications and please do not provide personal data to us.
You understand and agree that we may store and process your data on computers located outside of the European Union, including, but not limited to, in the United States and the Russian Federation. By using the WHLSM website and mobile applications, you agree to the collection and processing of your data outside of the European Union.