Wick Buildings cares about your privacy rights and protecting your data online. We want to provide you with the information you need to be informed of how, when, and why your data is used by us. This policy explains our data protection and privacy practices. This applies to www.WickBuildings.com, including all content and landing pages contained within.
Types of Information Collected and Uses of Collected Information
We collect two types of information about our website users: Personally Identifiable Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information.
Personally Identifiable Information. Personally Identifiable Information is information that identifies a specific user. When you engage in certain activities on our website, such as creating a My Wick account, requesting information about our services or find a builder in your area, requesting to become a Wick Builder, posting content or comments in discussion forums, entering a contest or sweepstakes sponsored by us or our partners, filling out a survey, posting a review, sending us or our partners feedback, applying for a job, posting a video, or signing up for special offers from third parties through the website (collectively these things are called, “Identification Activities”), we may ask you to provide certain information about yourself.
It is optional for you to engage in an Identification Activity.
If you decide to engage in an Identification Activity, however, we may ask you to provide us with certain personal information about yourself, such as your first and last name, mailing address (including zip code), email address, telephone number, address, and title.
Depending on the nature of the Identification Activity, some of the information we ask you to provide is identified as mandatory and some is identified as voluntary. If you do not provide the mandatory information for a particular activity that requires it, you will not be permitted to engage in that Identification Activity.
For example, if you send our customer service an email we may use your comments and feedback to tell others about our services, and may post your comment in our marketing materials or on our website. But don’t worry, if your comments contain personal information such as your name, we will obtain consent from you to post your name along with your comment prior to posting your comment for public view. In addition, if you use our website to send information or a product to another person, we may store your personal information.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information. Non-Personally Identifiable Information is information that does not identify you personally, but tracks activity online and how you interact with our site.
This type of information may include things like:
- Browser type you use while visiting our site;
- The type of technology you visit our site with (mobile, tablet, or desktop);
- How, or from where, you’ve come to our site;
- The website you visited prior to coming to coming to our website. And the website you go to when you leave.
- Pages you visit and how long you stay on them while on our site;
- Your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address.
We, and/or our authorized third party service providers and advertisers, may automatically collect this information when you visit our website through the use of electronic tools like cookies and web beacons or pixel tags.
We use Non-Personally Identifiable Information to troubleshoot, administer the website, analyze trends, gather demographic information, comply with applicable law, and cooperate with law enforcement activities. We may also share this information with our authorized third party service providers and advertisers to measure the overall effectiveness of our online advertising, content, and programming.
Release of Personally Identifiable Information
We will not share, sell, rent, or trade your Personally Identifiable Information with other parties except as provided below:
Release of Non-Personally Identifiable Information
We may disclose or share Non-Personally Identifiable Information with partners, affiliates and advertisers. For example, we may share aggregated demographic information (which does not include any Personally Identifiable Information) with “third party advertisers” or “third party advertising companies” and other parties as provided below:
- We use third party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use Non-Personally Identifiable Information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide, through the use of network tags, advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you.
- We use third party service providers to track and analyze Non-Personally Identifiable usage and volume statistical information from our website visitors. This allows us to constantly improve the quality of our site and your experience here. It helps us provide content you need, when you need it, and understand where to best distribute that content so it gets in front of people who will find it useful. We may also publish this information for promotional purposes or as a representative audience for advertisers. This is NOT Personally Identifiable Information, only general summaries of the activities of our website visitors. Such data is collected on our behalf, and is owned and used by us.
Updating and Correcting Information
We believe that you should have the ability to access, edit, and delete the Personally Identifiable Information you provide us. You may change any of your Personally Identifiable Information by logging into your account and accessing the “My Wick” section of the site, clicking the “unsubscribe” or “manage profile” link in any email we send, or sending us an email at Buildings@WickBuildings.com. Please indicate your name, address, and what information you would like to update when you contact us.
We encourage you to promptly update your Personally Identifiable Information if it changes. You may ask to have the information on your account deleted or removed; however, because we keep track of past transactions, you cannot delete information associated with past transactions on the website. In addition, it may be impossible for us to completely delete all of your information because we periodically backup information.
User Choices on Collection and Use of Information
As discussed above, you can always choose not to provide information, although it may be required to gain access to certain content or be part of certain activities on the website.
As a condition of use of our products and services, we will send you administrative emails. We will send you information regarding your account activity as well as updates about our products. You cannot opt-out of these administrative emails. These emails concern your activity on our website, and include emails regarding a your account, requests or inquiries, and products and services.
When you express interest in our products and services we will ask if you’d like to receive promotional and educational emails. In contrast to administrative emails, you do have a choice with respect to promotional emails and educational emails.
- Promotional emails advertise our products and services, including exclusive sales and other offers, and/or the products and services of our advertisers and affiliates.
- Educational emails provide information we have deemed useful for you and/or your business.
If you do not want to receive promotional or educational emails from us, you may elect to not receive them. Do this either by not opting-in at time of inquiry or opting-out at any time after registering by emailing us at Buildings@WickBuildings.com, or by clicking the “unsubscribe” button at the bottom of any of our promotional or educational emails. When contacting us, please indicate your name, address, email address, and what Promotional Emails you do not want to receive.
Security of Information
We take security seriously and take numerous precautions to protect the security of Personally Identifiable Information. You can access your Personally Identifiable Information on our website through a password and your email address. This password is encrypted. We recommend that you do not share your password with anyone.
In addition, your Personally Identifiable Information resides on a secure server that only selected personnel and contractors have access to. We encrypt certain sensitive information using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology to ensure that your Personally Identifiable Information is safe as it is transmitted to us.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure. As a result, while we employ commercially reasonable security measures to protect data and seek to partner with companies which do the same, we cannot guarantee the security of any information transmitted to or from the website, and are not responsible for the actions of any third parties that may receive any such information.
Data Tracking and Cookies
To facilitate and customize your experience with the website, we store cookies on your computer. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes which contains information about that user.
Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you may be able to modify your browser settings to decline cookies. Please note that if you decline or delete these cookies, some parts of our website may not work properly.
Other Tracking Devices. We may use other industry standard technologies like pixel tags and web beacons to track your use of our website pages and promotions, or we may allow our third party service providers to use these devices on our behalf. Pixel tags and web beacons are tiny graphic images placed on certain pages on our Website, or in our emails that allow us to determine whether you have performed a specific action. When you access these pages or open or click an email, pixel tags and web beacons generate a Non-Personally Identifiable notice of that action. Pixel tags allow us to measure and improve our understanding of visitor traffic and behavior on our Website, as well as give us a way to measure our promotions and performance. We may also use pixel tags and web beacons provided by our affiliates and/or marketing partners for the same purposes.
Wick Buildings Communities
In order to participate in some activities on our site and have access to certain content, you may be invited to join one of our Wick communities. These include our free My Wick community, and other private communities for interested buyers Wick Buildings products.
While Wick Buildings is the data controller of your information in these circumstances, our website technology partners are GDPR-compliant organizations and you have the ability to update, change, or delete your data at anytime by contacting Wick Buildings via email at Buildings@WickBuildings.com. Please indicate your name, address, and what information you would like to update when you contact us.
Privacy Policies of Third Party Websites
Miscellaneous Privacy Issues
Children. Minors under the age of 18 may not use the website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under the age of 18, and no part of the website is designed to attract anyone under the age of 18. Wick Buildings does not sell products for purchase by children.
Public Areas. We may provide areas on our website, blog or social media where you can publicly post information about yourself, can communicate with others such as discussion boards or blogs, or can review products, and ask questions. This information may be accessible by other consumers and companies. Other subscribers will read your postings so please use caution when posting any personal information. We do obtain consent from our users to post their name along with their reviews.
Wick Buildings, Inc.
405 Walter Road
Mazomanie, WI 53560
Customer Service Inquiries | Buildings@WickBuildings.com