Privacy Statement

West Folk is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the West Folk Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the West Folk website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

West Folk collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. West Folk also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by West Folk. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by West Folk for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the West Folk Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through West Folk public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: West Folk does not read any of your private online communications.

West Folk encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from West Folk so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. West Folk is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the West Folk and West Folk family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

West Folk collects and uses your personal information to operate the West Folk Web site and deliver the services you have requested. West Folk also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from West Folk and its affiliates. West Folk may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

West Folk does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. West Folk may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, West Folk may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to West Folk, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

West Folk does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

West Folk keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within West Folk, in order to determine what West Folk services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within West Folk to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

West Folk Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on West Folk or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of West Folk; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of West Folk, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The West Folk Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize West Folk pages, or register with West Folk site or services, a cookie helps West Folk to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same West Folk Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the West Folk features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the West Folk services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

West Folk secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. West Folk secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

West Folk will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. West Folk encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how West Folk is protecting your information.

Contact Information

West Folk welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that West Folk has not adhered to this Statement, please contact West Folk at We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.