Wisc Wetlands (“Wisc Wetlands”) operates www.wiscwetlands.org/ and may operate other websites. It is Wisc Wetlands’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Wisc Wetlands collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Wisc Wetlands’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Wisc Wetlands’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Wisc Wetlands may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Wisc Wetlands also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on www.wiscwetlands.org/ blogs/sites. Wisc Wetlands only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Wisc Wetlands’s websites choose to interact with Wisc Wetlands in ways that require Wisc Wetlands to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Wisc Wetlands gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at www.wiscwetlands.org/ to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Wisc Wetlands are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Wisc Wetlands collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Wisc Wetlands. Wisc Wetlands does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Wisc Wetlands may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Wisc Wetlands may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Wisc Wetlands does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Wisc Wetlands discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Wisc Wetlands’s behalf or to provide services available at Wisc Wetlands’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Wisc Wetlands’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Wisc Wetlands will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Wisc Wetlands discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Wisc Wetlands believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Wisc Wetlands, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Wisc Wetlands website and have supplied your email address, Wisc Wetlands may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Wisc Wetlands and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Wisc Wetlands takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Wisc Wetlands, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Wisc Wetlands goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Wisc Wetlands may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Privacy Promise Changes
Although most changes are likely to be minor, Wisc Wetlands may change its Privacy Promise from time to time, and in Wisc Wetlands’s sole discretion. Wisc Wetlands encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Promise. If you have a www.wiscwetlands.org/ account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Promise will constitute your acceptance of such change.