WCA Privacy Policy

The Wisconsin Counties Association (WCA) is dedicated to protecting the personal and financial information of visitors to our website. In the course of specific exchanges with you, we may need to collect and maintain certain information. The purpose of this privacy policy is to provide you with a description of the type of information we collect and how we use that information. Contact us at mail@wicounties.org if you have any questions.

Technical Information Collected:
When you visit our website to read pages or download information, our server automatically collects a limited amount of information essential for the operation and security of our website. Our website automatically collects and stores the following information:

  • The name of the domain from which you accessed the internet (for example, “Samplecompany.com”, if you use a private Internet access account).
  • The IP address of user.
  • The date and time you access our site.
  • The pages you visit.
  • Any information that you download.
  • Anonymous site statistical data.

Information collected while you are browsing our website may be used to analyze trends, administer the website, improve site performance, gather broad demographic information, and for security purposes. Such information may be disclosed to third parties to provide or support any of the activities listed above on behalf of the WCA.

Personal Information Collected:
The Wisconsin Counties Association does not collect personally identifying information (“Personal Information”) on its website except when specifically provided by visitors to our website. Personal Information is information such as an individual’s name, address, phone number, etc., that could be used to identify or contact an individual. Personal Information that has been collected will only be used by Wisconsin Counties Association staff to fulfill the purpose for which it was originally collected or for a use consistent with that purpose. If you provide Personal Information to us, we will not provide such information to third parties except as stated in this Privacy Policy, or as authorized by you or by law.

Email and Service Requests:
You may choose to send us Personal Information such as an electronic mail message containing a request for information. We use what you provide to help us gather the information you request and to respond to your message. Information you submit may be viewed by various staff members within the Wisconsin Counties Association depending on the nature of your request. The information may also be shared with affiliated and non-affiliated third parties consistent with accomplishing the purpose related to the request or the business of WCA or its strategic partners. Email addresses provided by website users may be used by the Wisconsin Counties Association to directly promote events and services to users of our website and for general communications.

The Wisconsin Counties Association maintains physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to guard Personal Information that it collects.

To use certain online services on our website, you must provide some Personal Information. For your protection, we have implemented Secure Socket Layer (SSL) by GeoTrust, a trusted leader in online security services. SSL encrypts data – which means it is encoded when you transmit it and decoded when we receive it. Geotrust has provided a certificate identifying us as a valid organization.

In this way SSL and the certification process:

  • Identifies who we are.
  • Protects your transmission from being read by outside parties.
  • Secures your transmission from being tampered with.

Links to Other Websites:
Please be aware that when you click on links located on our website that direct you to third-party sites websites, you will be subject to the privacy policies of such third parties and not the privacy policy of the Wisconsin Counties Association. The Wisconsin Counties Association is not responsible for such websites. We encourage you to read and understand the specific privacy policies applying to any websites you visit.

Payments Made Using WCA Website:
If you choose to make payment to the Wisconsin Counties Association using its website, you will click on a link that will take you directly to the website of our strategic partner, Authorize.Net, which is a unrelated third party affiliate of WCA. Authorize.Net describes itself as follows:

Since 1996, Authorize.Net has been a leading provider of payment gateway services, managing the submission of billions of transactions to the processing networks on behalf of merchant customers. Authorize.Net is a solution of CyberSource Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Visa.

Transactions you make using Authorize.net will be made solely in accordance with the terms provided by it, including Authorize.Net’s privacy policy. The Wisconsin Counties Association website does not collect any Personal Information provided by you to Authorize.Net. For more information on Authorize.Net and its privacy policy, you may access its website at the following address: www.authorize.net/company/privacy

Contact us at mail@wicounties.org if you have any questions.

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