Privacy Policy

Last updated: September, 2015

This Privacy Policy describes how West Hill Technology Counsel, Inc., handles content provided by visitors to its Web site located at www.westhillcounsel.com and our use, storage, and destruction of personal information and social security numbers.

Please carefully read this Privacy Policy as it may have changed since your last visit to the Web site. By using this Web site, you indicate your understanding and acceptance of these terms. If you do not accept these terms, please do not use this Web site.

What is our Web site Privacy Policy?
This Privacy Policy explains what types of information we gather, how we gather that information, what disclosures of that information we might make, and how we safeguard that information. Our Privacy Policy does not cover the privacy practices of any third-party Web sites to which the West Hill Technology Counsel Web site may link. You agree that by using our Web site, we may collect, use, and disclose certain information in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

How do you gather my information?
We gather information in two ways. One way is when you send us your information directly, such as by making an inquiry by e-mail or submitting your e-mail address to receive our newsletters. The other way is by using technology to collect information regarding your use of the Web site.

What information do you collect?
We collect both personally identifiable information (“PII”) and non-personally identifiable information (“Non-PII”). PII refers to information that identifies you directly, such as your name, business affiliation, postal address, telephone number, and e-mail address. We collect PII only when you voluntarily provide it to us. Non-PII refers to information that does not identify you personally, which we use to track your use of our Web site. For instance, we may collect information about your computer’s IP address, what type of Web browser you use, and what pages of our Web site you visit to understand how our Web site is being used.

Do you use “cookies”?
Cookies are small text files that a Web site sends to a Web browser, which are stored on the site visitor’s computer. Cookies are commonly used to track Web activity and provide an enhanced experience when using the internet. West Hill Technology Counsel may use cookies to collect Non-PII. If you do not want Web sites, including our Web site, to be able to use cookies, we suggest that you alter the configuration of your browser to not accept cookies.

Will West Hill Technology Counsel disclose my information?
We do not disclose any of the information we receive from you to any third-parties, other than our service providers who support our technology infrastructure, and provide marketing and promotional services to us. We will use your information only for our own internal purposes and, where appropriate, to contact you directly. Access to your information is restricted to those of our employees who need to know your information in order to provide services to you.

How does West Hill Technology Counsel protect my information?
In order to protect your information from improper disclosure, we use commercially reasonably efforts to maintain a secure operating environment to protect any information you transmit to us. Once received, we limit access of your information to only those employees with a legitimate business need to review them. Finally, we take care to dispose of your information properly so that third parties will not be able to access it. This includes destroying, erasing, or making unreadable the information prior to disposal. While we are committed to protecting your privacy, please be aware that no transaction over the Internet can be completely secure.

How can I stop receiving information from you?
If at any time you do not wish us to contact you using the information we have collected, including sending you newsletters and other information, you may click on the “SafeUnsubscribe” link at the bottom of such e-mail correspondence.

NOTICE TO CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 18 AND THEIR PARENTS OR LEGAL GUARDIANS
OUR SITE IS INTENDED FOR ADULTS. WE DO NOT KNOWINGLY OR INTENTIONALLY COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION FROM ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 18. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 18, PLEASE DO NOT SEND WEST HILL TECHNOLOGY COUNSEL ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION. IF YOU KNOW OF ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 18 WHO HAS PROVIDED US WITH INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT US IMMEDIATELY AND WE WILL REMOVE THE INFORMATION.