Last Updated: August 24th, 2023
This Site and the franchise sales information on this Site do not constitute an offer to sell a franchise. The offer of a franchise can only be made through the delivery of a franchise disclosure document. Certain states require that we register the franchise disclosure document in those states. The communications on this web site are not directed by us to the residents of any of those states. Moreover, we will not offer or sell franchises in those states until we have registered the franchise (or obtained an applicable exemption from registration) and delivered the franchise disclosure document to the prospective franchisee in compliance with applicable law.
“Personal Information” is data about an individual who can be identified from that data, or by combining it with other data. Personal Information is usually your name in combination with another identifier, such as date of birth, postal address, telephone number, or government-issued identification number. Personal Information does not include anonymous or aggregated data that can no longer be used to identify a specific person, even if combined with other data. The specific definition of Personal Information varies from one jurisdiction to another.
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2. Types of Data Collected
While interacting with our Site, you have the option to provide us with personally identifiable information including but not limited to:
If you interact with us on social media platforms (such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Google, and YouTube), we may collect information that you or the platform shares with us. For more information about these platforms’ privacy practices, please review their privacy policies and privacy settings.
You are not required to provide the Personal Information that we have requested. However, if you choose not to do so, in many cases we will not be able to provide you with our Services or respond to requests you may have.
We also collect data on how our Site is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This data includes your computer’s IP address, browser type, the pages visited on our Site, the date and time of the visit, and other diagnostic data.
Tracking and Cookies Data
When you visit our Site, we may place tracking technologies like “cookies,” web beacons, and pixels to store information. We utilize these technologies for enhancing user experience, as well as for advertising and analytics purposes.
3. Use of Personal Information
4. Data Sharing
Some service providers may be directly responsible for how they handle your Personal Data and may have their own privacy policies and terms. Our Site allows for third party “targeting” advertisements which permits tracking information to be shared with advertisers and marketing partners, data analytics providers, and social media networks.
5. Security and Retention of Personal Information
We take reasonable precautions to provide a level of security appropriate to the sensitivity of the information we collect. Although we use reasonable measures to help protect your Personal Information against unauthorized use or disclosure, we cannot guarantee the security of information provided over the Internet or stored in our databases and, to the extent permitted under applicable law, we assume no liability or responsibility for disclosure of your information due to errors in transmission, unauthorized access by third parties, or other causes beyond our control. We will not keep your Personal Information for any longer than is necessary for the purposes we collected it.
6. Cookies and Third-Party Tools
When you visit the Site, we may place a “cookie” or other online tracking device (e.g. web beacons, clear GIF, pixels, internet tags, code snippets, and app embeds) that recognizes you when you visit the Site. These are used for technical convenience to store information on your computer. The Site utilizes, when enabled, advertising cookies to inform targeted advertising initiatives. These cookies further track advertising performance to deliver relevant WIN products and services through third party platforms.
You may set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. Many web browsers also allow you to block cookies. If you block cookies, you may not be able to access certain parts of the Site. You can disable the cookies from your computer system through your browser settings.
This Site also uses tools to collect web traffic data to better understand how visitors engage with us. Please refer to the following privacy policies for more information about each tool:
7. Targeted Advertising
Our Site allows for third party “targeting” advertisements which permits tracking information to be shared with advertisers and marketing partners, data analytics providers, and social media networks.
For more information about targeted advertising, visit the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) at http://www.networkadvertising.org/understanding-online-advertising/how-does-it-work.
Some third parties like Google and Facebook may know if you visited the Site if you use their services. You can opt out of Google targeted advertising at https://www.google.com/settings/ads/anonymous.
WIN uses Google Analytics to better understand how customers use the Site. For more information about how Google collects and processes data, visit https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
8. Your Rights
You have rights under data protection laws, such as the right to access, update, or delete your data, object to our use of it, and more.
9. External Links
The Site is not intended for users under the age of 13 and WIN does not knowingly collect, use or disclose personal information from individuals under the age of 13. If you are aware of, or suspect that, someone under the age of 13 is using the Site without permission, please notify us immediately by contacting us as detailed below. If you have questions or concerns about the Internet and privacy for your child, we encourage you to check out the FTC Guidelines for protecting your child’s privacy online.
11. California Privacy Rights Act (CCPA)
For all California residents, any such inquiries shall be responded to within forty-five (45) days and at no cost to you. We must verify your identity with respect to such inquiries. Depending on the nature of the Personal Information at issue, we may require additional measures or information from you as part of that verification. You (or a person registered with the California Secretary of State you have authorized to act on your behalf) may make up to two such inquiries within a twelve-month period.
WIN does not provide your Personal Information to third parties who would directly market to you via mail, telephone, or email.
To contact us to exercise any of the California rights listed above, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Privacy” in the subject line.