Who Are We
Personal Information Collected
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help prevent spam submissions.
If you fill out one of our contact forms we will collect your name, email address and telephone number and use that information to answer any questions you may have about our products or services. We do not sell or rent this information to 3rd parties for any reason.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded Content Usage
Pages and/or blog posts on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, quotes, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
How Your Data is Shared
By visiting our website you agree to have your visit and each interaction shared with 3rd party analytics software. This allows us to improve the quality of our website and helps us to provide better products and services to our customers. The type of information collected may include data that tells us what browser is being used, the keywords used to find our website, what pages are visited, how long a visitor stays on each page, what videos are watched, what forms are filled out, etc. We will never disclose personally identifiable information such as names, addresses, phone numbers or email addresses with 3rd parties except to the extent necessary to be able to fulfill a users request. This does not apply to any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Data Retention Policy
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
Your Data Rights
If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. Once again, this does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service in order to prevent fraudulent spam submissions. Users caught submitting spam comments will be permanently banned from accessing this website.
Your Contact Information
We may collect personally identifiable information such as name, email, addresses, and phone number when a visitor fills out a contact form. This information is used exclusively for the purpose of assisting our customers and addressing their questions or concerns. We never rent or sell this information to 3rd parties for any reason.
How We Protect Your Data
We have legal, administrative, and security procedures in place to protect your personal data. This is accomplished by only disclosing data to parties that need to know it. Your data may be shared with CEOs, managers, computer technicians, and other company personnel for the sole purpose of meeting your needs and answering any questions you may have. Our website employs sophisticated firewall technology to block attackers and those that may wish to intercept personal data. Additionally, we use SSL security on our website which encrypts all communication between your computer and our website. This helps to prevent man in the middle attacks (otherwise known as eavesdroppers). This effectively keeps your information safe and out of the hands of other parties who may have malicious intent.
Data Breach Procedures
Westgate Computer takes security seriously and we take every precaution to protect our website and our customer’s personal data by using the security methods mentioned previously. However, in the event of an unforeseen data breach, you will be notified and may be requested to change your login password, if one is used, to keep your data safe. From time-to-time,· we will perform a website security audit, ensure our site is free of malware, and implement new security procedures if any are needed to ensure our website and your privacy is maintained.
3rd Party Content
Some of the content published on our website may originate from third parties such as vendors and other affiliates we do business with. This may include verbiage, pictures, videos and other content deemed appropriate for our target audience. This content is used exclusively with the 3rd party’s verbal and/or written consent and purchased licenses where applicable.
Automated Data Profiling
Some data is collected automatically when a visitor visits a webpage and interacts with it. Other data is submitted voluntarily by users filling out forms requesting more information. All data collected by our website whether personal in nature or non-identifiable is used for the express purpose of improving our website and enhancing our visitor’s user experience.
Industry Regulatory Disclosure Requirements