Thank you for visiting the West Michigan Works! website and reviewing our privacy and security statement. West Michigan Works! is committed to maintaining the privacy of your personal information and the security of our computer systems. With respect to the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information, West Michigan Works! makes every effort to ensure compliance with applicable law, including, but not limited to, the Privacy Act of 1974, the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, and the Freedom of Information Act.
West Michigan Works! does not collect personally identifying information about you when you visit our website, unless you choose to provide such information to us. The information we receive depends upon what you do when visiting our website.
When you visit our website, we collect and store the following usage data:
- The name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example, “chartermi.net”);
- The Internet address (IP address) of the website from which you linked directly to our site;
- The state and/or country from which you are connecting directly to our site;
- The search engine you used to connect directly to our site;
- The browser type and version you use to visit our site; and
- Tracking and cookies data including session, preference and security cookies.
The above information is used by software programs on our website to create summary statistics which allow us to assess the number of visitors to the different sections of our site and if users have interacted with a digital campaign, identify what information is of most and least interest, determine technical design specifications, and monitor system performance. The information is also used to provide customer care and support, detect, prevent, and address technical issues, and help us make our website more useful to visitors.
If you identify yourself by sending an email or submitting a form on the West Michigan Works! Website, you will be sending us personally identifying information. For example, your first and last name, email address, mailing address or phone number when requesting that we contact you. Any information collected in this manner is used solely for responding to requests for information. We may forward your email to employees of West Michigan Works!
If you link to other websites outside West Michigan Works!, you are no longer on our website and you are subject to any applicable privacy policies of that website.
Transfer of Data
Your information, including personal data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.
If you are located outside the United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including personal data, to the United States and process it there.
West Michigan Works! will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and that no transfer of your personal data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information except as otherwise required by law.
The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
For security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, our website also employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986, the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996, or other applicable law.
If security monitoring reveals possible evidence of criminal activity, information pertaining to such activity may be provided to law enforcement officials.
Unauthorized attempts to upload information and/or change information on the West Michigan Works! websites are strictly prohibited and are subject to prosecution under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and Title 18 U.S.C. Sec.1001 and 1030.
The information contained in this statement should not be construed in any way as giving business, legal, or other advice, or warranting as fail proof, the security of information provided via West Michigan Works! websites.
We may employ third-party companies and individuals as service providers to facilitate our service, to provide the service on our behalf, to perform related services or to assist us in analyzing how our service is used.
These third parties have access to your personal information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
We may use third-party service providers to monitor and analyze the use of our service.
West Michigan Works! maintains this website to enhance public access to West Michigan Works! information. This is a service that is continually under development. While we try to keep the information timely and accurate, we make no guarantees. We will try to correct errors brought to our attention.
The documents on this server contain hypertext pointers to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. Please be aware that we do not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this outside information. Further, the inclusion of pointers to items in hypertext is not intended to reflect their importance, nor is it intended to endorse any views expressed or products or services offered by the author of the reference or the organization operating the server on which the reference is maintained.