Effective January 6, 2020
COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
You can browse our Website without submitting your personal information to us. However, there are a number of circumstances in which you may need to provide us with your personal information. The following lists the most common ways in which the personal information you provide through the Website may be collected:
• When you submit personal information to us by using our query submission form or by sending us an email.
• When you sign with the agency and complete client intake forms.
• When you request information or assistance.
• When you interact with any WLA page or account on a social media platform, such as Twitter.
In addition, when you interact with the Website, our servers may keep an activity log that does not identify you individually.
USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
The following lists the most common ways in which the personal information you provide may be used:
• Responding to queries from prospective clients.
• Performing agency-author agreements and the provision of our services to clients.
• Communicating with you about your transactions with us and sending you information about services on our Website.
• Communicating with you regarding our services by email or another medium.
• Detecting, investigating, and preventing activities that may violate our policies or be illegal.
• Performing statistical, demographic, and marketing analyses of users of the Website and their usage patterns.
• Managing our business.
WLA adheres to the highest standards of ethical practices in all our operations and is dedicated to protecting the privacy of all visitors to our Website. Except as disclosed below, we do not sell, barter, give away, rent, or permit anyone outside WLA to use or access your personal information.
We may use independent contractors and third-party agents, affiliates, and partners to perform functions, such as marketing, analytics, and providing customer service, on our behalf. These entities have access to the personal information needed to perform their functions and are contractually obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of any personal information collected from the Website. They are restricted from using, selling, distributing, or altering this data in any way other than to provide the requested services to WLA.
We may also use or disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to applicable law or comply with legal process served on us or the Website; (b) protect and defend our rights or property, the Website, or our users; and (c) act under emergency circumstances to protect the personal safety of us, our affiliates, our agents, or the users of the Website or the public.
COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES
WLA, like most companies, institutions, and organizations on the Internet, tracks web browsing patterns anonymously to inform our understanding of how our site is being used. WLA uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc.
Within your browser you can choose whether you wish to accept cookies or not. Different browsers make different controls available to you. Generally, your browser will offer you the choice to accept, refuse or delete cookies at all times, or those from providers that website owners use i.e. third party cookies, or those from specific websites. Each browser’s website should contain instructions on how you can do this. You can disable any cookies already stored on your computer.
WLA strives to protect the transmission and storage of any information submitted by visitors to the Website. Only our authorized employees or agents carrying out permitted business functions are allowed to access personal information. Please be aware, however, that no physical or electronic security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our servers or databases, nor can we guarantee that the information that you supply to us will not be intercepted during transmission over the Internet as no transmission and storage of data is completely secure. All submissions are therefore at your sole risk.