Updated January 1, 2020
1. Collection and use of personal information
WAT collects information that may be used to identify an individual (“Personal Information”) from individuals who use the Web Site, including but not limited to the following information:
The user's name, address, phone number and e-mail address; tracking information about which pages users access and utilize; information volunteered by the user, such as survey information; social media profile information, including pictures and IDs.
If you provide credit card information to WAT, the credit card information will only be used for the purpose for which it was provided. WAT does not store credit card information.
WAT collects Personal Information over the Web Sites, but also over the phone, in email, through face-to-face conversation, via mail, chat forums, surveys, donation forms, and registration at events. WAT also contracts with third parties to provide information on individuals that may be interested in information about WAT, including our conservation work and potential donors.
If you do not provide the Personal Information, WAT may be unable to provide you with personal and optimized digital experience you desire out of WAT. If you disclose Personal Information to WAT about other individuals, you represent that you have the authority to do so.
WAT uses the Personal Information to conduct legitimate business functions, including providing you with relevant content that you may be interested in. That may include information on our conservation services, membership information, promotions, invitations to events, donor information, and general business information. WAT may also use your Personal Information to respond to questions from you, manage WAT’s own business and otherwise comply with legal obligations.
WAT will also use the Personal Information to provide specialized and personalized content that WAT thinks you might be interested in. Sometimes, our promotions, sweepstakes or other promotions have specific rules. Please read those rules carefully.
WAT may also use the Personal Information to respond to requests from government authorities, law enforcement or for other legal reasons.
If you would like WAT to not share your Personal Information with third parties for the purpose of renting or exchanging its mailing list, if you would like to opt-out of receiving mail from WAT, or if you would like to opt out of telemarketing, you may call 1-800-45-DUCKS or 901-758-3825 or email email@example.com.
WAT (or its service providers) may use the information we collect (for instance, IP addresses and unique mobile device identifiers) to locate or try to locate the same unique users across multiple browsers or devices (such as smartphones, tablets, or computers), or work with providers that do this, in order to better tailor content and features and provide you with a seamless experience across devices. If you wish to opt out of cross-device tracking for purposes of interest-based advertising, you may do so through your device settings. We may also use cross-device targeting to help identify our users and service advertising. This type of advertising is often called “interest-based” or “personalized” advertising – and when it occurs on mobile apps, “cross-app” advertising.
You can learn more about interest-based advertising and how to opt-out of receiving tailored advertising by visiting (1) the Network Advertising Initiative’s Consumer Opt-out link (http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1) or (2) the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Consumer Opt-out link (http://optout.aboutads.info/?c=2&lang=EN). To opt out of Google Analytics for display advertising or customize Google display network ads, you can visit the Google Ads Setting Page. Please note that, even if you opt-out, you may still receive advertisements from us. However, in that case, the advertising will not be tailored to your interests. Also, WAT does not control any of the above opt-out links or whether any particular company chooses to participate in these opt-out programs.
If you would like to opt-out of receiving e-mails, you should use the “unsubscribe” feature at the bottom of all WAT emails.
If you would like to access, modify or delete your Personal Information, you may do so to the extent this right is provided by law. Please contact us at 1-800-45-DUCKS or 901-758-3825 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make such a request. We may need to verify your identify before providing access to, modifying or deleting any Personal Information. If you request deletion, WAT will keep Personal Information until any transactions currently in process are complete, and then only to the extent necessary to implement your request.
2. Children may not divulge personally identifiable information
No Personal Information should be submitted to the Web Site by users under 13 years of age. On this Web Site, WAT does not knowingly collect or use any Personal Information from users under 13 years of age.
3. Our use of "cookies" and other information
Additionally, WAT may collect other information that does not qualify as Personal Information. For example, WAT may collect information about the type of computer or device you are using, your location, browser type and language using Google Analytics and other services. This type of information is often collected automatically by webpages you visit to help calculate usage levels and determine what content is most interesting. This information may also be used to diagnose problems and administer the services WAT provides.
4. Sharing information
WAT reserves the right to use, distribute, sell, rent and share all of the information it gathers through the Web Site, including Personal Information, for any and all purposes. Without limiting the foregoing, WAT routinely uses the information for its own marketing, promotional and membership activities; WAT also shares the information with its corporate partners and with interested third parties, who may use the information for their own sales, marketing and promotional activities, and who may have privacy policies that differ from WAT's. However, WAT does not share e-mail addresses.
WAT will provide Personal Information about you in response to a subpoena, a statute, a court order or a valid legal process. In addition, WAT may reveal Personal Information about you to a third person in order to protect the personal safety of employees or the public.
At its sole discretion, WAT may change its Policy, with or without prior notice to you. When WAT does make changes, WAT will post those changes on the Web Site. Any such change, update or modification will be effective immediately upon posting on the Web Site. Please check the Policy from time to time so that you may be aware of any changes.
Any disputes regarding this Policy, as well as any disputes arising from your use of this Web Site, shall be governed by the laws of the State of Tennessee, without giving effect to the conflicts of laws provisions thereof. By using the Web Site you irrevocably agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Shelby County Circuit Court or the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee at Memphis in connection with any suit, action or other proceeding concerning the Policy and/or your use of the Web Site.
7. Data Security
WAT believes securing your Personal Information is important. WAT uses industry-standard controls, technologies, and on-line security techniques to protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access. All credit card information provided to WAT is transmitted using Norton Secure (Verisign) SSL encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to WAT. Additionally, WAT complies with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) for all credit card information submitted on the Web Site. WAT utilizes a third-party processor for payments, and that processor may have your Personal Information that is not subject to this Policy. WAT does not store your credit card information on a permanent basis. Unfortunately, while WAT makes every effort to ensure your Personal Information is secure on our system, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While WAT strives to protect your Personal Information, WAT cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.
The Web Site is maintained by Ducks Unlimited, Inc., One Waterfowl Way, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S., 38120. If you have questions regarding WAT or this policy, or if you would like your personal information excluded from information shared per No. 5 above, please contact us at 1-800-45-DUCKS or 901-758-3825.