West Websites Security and Privacy Statement
• About This Security
and Privacy Statement
• Security of Information
• Information Collected
• Advertising and Tracking
• How we Handle Email
• Use and Disclosure of Information
• Acceptance and Changes to Security and Privacy Statement
About This Security and
This Security and Privacy Statement applies to all websites
which are operated by Imedia West under their respective domain
names. The MyMerced website is operated on behalf of Imedia
West and its related bodies. The information described in this
Security and Privacy Statement may be shared between members
of Imedia West, MyMerced, MyTurlock, HOCS and Agrower.
This Security and Privacy Statement may also apply to services
offered by Imedia West on websites hosted by third parties.
If so, express reference to this Security and Privacy Statement
may be made on those websites.
Imedia West understands and appreciates that you, as an HIS
website visitor, are concerned about your privacy and about
the confidentiality and security of information we may gain
about you online. Imedia West is committed to protecting your
privacy. This Imedia West Security and Privacy Statement explains
how your personal information will be treated as you access
and interact with an HIS website.
As Imedia West websites develop and as technology evolves, Imedia
West will continue to strive to provide you with better and
more customized services and with a more effective website.
Imedia West encourages you to review the Security and Privacy
Statement periodically because the Security and Privacy Statement
may change from time to time.
your privacy and confidentiality. The principles set out in
In addition to the provisions of this Security and Privacy Statement,
there may also be specific and additional privacy provisions
which apply to certain sections of Imedia West websites. Because
those specific and additional provisions also relate to your
privacy protection, you should review them wherever they are
accessible by you on Imedia West websites. In the event of any
inconsistency between the provisions of this Security and Privacy
Statement and those other specific and additional provisions,
the specific and additional provisions will prevail.
Security of Information
Imedia West takes reasonable steps to preserve the security
of cookie and personal information in accordance with the Imedia
If your browser is suitably configured, it will advise you whether
the information you are sending us will be secure (encrypted)
or not secure (unencrypted).
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be
guaranteed as totally secure. Accordingly, although Imedia West
strives to protect such information, Imedia West cannot ensure
or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us
or from our online products or services and you do so at your
own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we take reasonable
steps to preserve the security of the information in our own
The information that Imedia West collects about you is dependent
on how you use the facilities offered by Imedia West websites.
If you visit an unsecured area any of the Imedia West websites
(that is, an area where you are not required to log on) to read,
browse or download information, our system will record the date
and time of your visit to our site, the pages viewed and any
information downloaded. However, our systems will not record
any personally identifiable information.
If you decide to complete an online form, the information that
you enter into the online form will only be collected by Imedia
West if you submit your online application. If at any stage
you cancel your application or log out prior to submitting your
application, the information you have entered up to that point
will be automatically deleted.
Imedia West websites also contains links to the websites of
third party providers of goods and services ("Third Party
websites"). If you have accessed Third Party websites through
any Imedia West website and if those third parties collect information
about you, Imedia West may also collect or have access to that
information as part of our arrangements with those third parties.
Where you access a Third Party website from any Imedia West
website, cookie information, information about your preferences
or other information you have provided about yourself may be
shared between us and the third party. You cannot usually be
identified from the information that is shared; if you can be
identified from this information, we may seek your consent before
sharing such information.
Third Party websites should contain their own privacy statements
and those third parties are responsible for their own privacy
Advertising and Tracking
Imedia West uses direct access to deliver its online advertising
where Imedia West banner advertisements are placed on Third
Party websites ('Advertising Company').
When you view an Imedia West advertisement on a Third Party
website, the advertising company uses 'cookies' and in some
cases 'web beacons' to collect information such as:
• The server your computer is logged onto.
• Your browser type.
• The date and time of your visit.
• The performance of their marketing efforts.
The advertising company and tracking companies ('companies')
use that information to perform statistical analyses of aggregate
user behavior, but those analyses are not based on personal
information. Imedia West uses those analyses to measure advertising
effectiveness and relative consumer interest in the various
areas of Imedia West websites. As a general rule, no personal
information is collected by Imedia West in this process. If,
however, any personal information is automatically collected,
it is Imedia West policy to maintain the privacy and confidentiality
of that personal information.
We may disclose the information collected by a Company, in an
aggregate form only, to third parties including advertisers
or potential advertisers.
We use "cookies" as a fundamental part of our interaction
with your Internet browser. The purpose is to provide you with
better and more customized service and with a more effective
A "cookie" is a small text file placed on your computer
by our web page server. A cookie can later be retrieved by our
webpage servers. Cookies are frequently used on websites and
you can choose if and how a cookie will be accepted by configuring
your preferences and options in your browser.
a cookie to each Internet browser that visits an Imedia West
website. This cookie does not allow us to collect personally
identifiable information about you. We use this cookie:
• to allocate an Imedia West identification number to
your Internet browser (but we cannot identify you from this
• to determine if you have previously visited an Imedia
• to identify pages you have accessed and Third Party
websites you have accessed; and
• for security purposes.
Most of the Imedia West websites operate by using this type
Accordingly, if you wish to make full use of an Imedia West
website, it is required that you accept cookies.
is, an area where you are required to log on) on an Imedia West
website. These cookies are used for a variety of purposes, including
for security and personalization reasons. If your browser is
configured to reject all cookies you may be unable to use secure
services on an Imedia West website that requires cookies in
order to participate.
You may still be able to use some information-only pages even
if you do not accept cookies.
How we Handle Email
We will preserve the content of any e-mail that you send us,
if we believe that we have a legal requirement to do so. Your
e-mail message content may be monitored by our Imedia West employees
for security issues including where e-mail abuse is suspected;
our response to you may be monitored for quality assurance issues.
Use and Disclosure of
We will only use or disclose personal information or information
generated by cookies in accordance with the Imedia West Privacy
Policy, specific and additional provisions relating to privacy
which apply to certain areas of the Imedia West website and
as otherwise set out in this Security and Privacy Statement.
Acceptance and Changes
to Security and Privacy Statement
You acknowledge and accept that your use of an Imedia West website
and Privacy Statement.
This is the current Security and Privacy Statement. It replaces
any other Security and Privacy Statement for all Imedia West
websites published on any Imedia West website to date. Imedia
West may at any time vary the Security and Privacy Statement
by publishing the varied Security and Privacy Statement on an
Imedia West website. You accept that by doing this, Imedia West
has provided you with sufficient notice of the variation.
Date of Publication - 2 February 2007 - Version 2
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