Effective: Monday, November 1, 2021
When creating an account on the Site, we may collect personally identifiable information (PII), including your:
Your first and last name, email address, and a password that meets certain standards is required to create and maintain a FWAC account.
You will not be able to create an account without this information.
The aforementioned information may also be collected if you choose to create a FWAC account using Google or Facebook, and allows us access to your Google or Facebook account data. When using Google or Facebook to create or login to your account, we ONLY access and collect your first name, last name, and email address. No other information, including your passwords to either Google or Facebook, is collected from the platform.
We do not collect any PII about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain products or services available on the Site. These may include:
To wit, we will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services and/or products you have requested from us. We also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.
FWAC collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested. We may also use your PII to inform you of other products or services available from FWAC. If you choose to create an account on the Site by connecting your Google or Facebook account to FWAC, you have the right to disconnect your Google or Facebook account from the FWAC website at any time. To do this you may delete your FWAC account or go to Google or Facebook's website and disconnect from your account settings.
BY CONNECTING YOUR FWAC ACCOUNT TO YOUR GOOGLE OR FACEBOOK ACCOUNT, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU ARE CONSENTING TO THE CONTINUOUS RELEASE OF INFORMATION ABOUT YOU TO OTHERS (IN ACCORDANCE WITH YOUR PRIVACY SETTINGS ON GOOGLE OR FACEBOOK'S WEBSITE). IF YOU DO NOT WANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOU, INCLUDING PII, TO BE SHARED IN THIS MANNER, DO NOT USE THIS FEATURE.
FWAC does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. We may share data with trusted partners to help perform
statistical analysis, send you email communications, and/or provide customer support. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal
information except to provide these services to FWAC, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
FWAC may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
FWAC may keep track of different behavior of our uses while on our website, including, but not limited to:
Do Not Track ("DNT") is a privacy preference that you can set in certain web browsers. We are committed to providing you with meaningful choices about the information collected on our website for third-party purposes, and that is why FWAC provides the variety of opt-out mechanisms listed above in the "User Account Data Collection" section. However, we do not currently recognize or respond to browser-initiated DNT signals. To learn more about Do Not Track, you can do so here.
Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by FWAC. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times, and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the FWAC website.
placed on your hard disk by a web page service. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are
uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize FWAC pages, or register with the FWAC website, a cookie helps FWAC recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as your name, location, and so forth. When you return to the same FWAC website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the FWAC features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers (ie: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, etc.) automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the FWAC website.
At any time, we may request you confirm you have been advised, read, and understand of our Privacy Police and that you agree to them through email, notices on the website, or other electronic means.
The FWAC app requests the following permissions:
We use both network-based and GPS-based location services on your phone to supply functionality to the app. The location data received by the app is used to provide your location on maps within the app. We may determine what city, state, and/or county you are located in baseed on the GIS coordinates supplied from your device solely for analytics purposes. This information is not stored in any database or server belonging to us and is not specifically identifiable to you.
In order for our app to work, we request both Wi-Fi and phone service provider internet permissions to sync information from our servers to the app, for you to view the information you are seeking. The internet permissions just allow the app to use your preferred method of connecting to the internet. No personal information or data is shared with FWAC. However, if you create a new account with FWAC, or already have any existing account, the same policies to apply to our website regarding these processes also apply to the app.
In order to provide you with real-time information, we may request to send you push notifications to your device. To perform this function, we request permission to your phone's controls to be able to "vibrate" your device. For push notifications to deliver to you, we have to "prevent device from sleeping." This allows the FWAC app to periodically check for any notifications it needs to send you. We do not receive any information from you during either of these processes.
The Site may or may not contain links to other websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content of privacy practices of such other websites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects PII.
FWAC secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. FWAC uses secure-sockets layer (SSL) protocol. When
personal information (such as your name or email address) is transmitted to websites, it is protected through the use of encryption.
We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that:
Subject to certain exceptions, on receipt of a verifiable request from you, we will delete your personal information from our records. Please note that we may not be able to comply with request to delete your personal information if it is necessary to:
FWAC does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen (13). If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use the Site.
From time to time, FWAC may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations,
surveys, and/or other general communication. In order to improve our Services, we may receive a notification when you open an email from
FWAC or click on a link therein. FWAC uses a third-party for us to administer and manage our mailing lists. This does not mean we sell your
information, but rather use a service for our management of mailing lists and email content. You can subscribe to our mailing list via our
website or our mailing list provider. If you subscribe to our mailing list from our website, your email address will be sent to our mailing
list provider. This information is sent securely through encrypted channels.
If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from FWAC, you may opt-out of such communications by clicking the "unsubscribe" button or link at the bottom of the email that was sent to you. If you have a FWAC account, you can also opt-out of receiving FWAC's marketing emails by logging into your account, navigating to "notifications," and unsubscribing there.
Notwithstanding, FWAC maintains the right to send you electronic communications at any time if it pertains to your account on the FWAC website. Unsubscribing from FWAC emails only pertains to marketing and announcement emails. Emails, such as "password reset" messages, will still be sent.
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La Grande, OR 97850