Privacy Policy



Western Electric (WE) recognizes the importance of protecting your personal information. This privacy statement shows our commitment to compliance with all data protection laws in all countries in which we operate.

What does Western Electric do with your personal information?

Briefly, Western Electric uses the personal information it collects from you for the purpose of email marketing, online invitations and promotions, and online store transactions. We obtain this information only with your expressed consent, either in the process of completing a sales transaction or by asking for it directly. Western Electric makes it easy to say “no” and to remove consent at any time. We never sell your information to a third-party.

In most cases we will ask for:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Anonymized IP address (for basic geolocation tagging)
  • Mailing/shipping address (required for sales transactions)
  • Credit card or relevant payment information (only in the event of a sales transaction)

If at any point you change your mind and wish to have this information altered or completely removed from our databases or associated data processors, we are happy to do so. You can contact our data protection officer at communications@westernelectric.com, or by mail at:

Western Electric
410 Chickamauga Avenue, Suite 300
Rossville, GA 30741

There are several secure and equally compliant third-party data processors over which Western Electric serves as controller. At any given time, your information may be used and/or collected in partnership with:

  • MailChimp
  • Shopify
  • PayPal
  • Google Analytics

We exercise every level of control allowed over each of these services, whose varying descriptions and privacy policies can be found below.


Privacy Policy

At W.E., we believe that, as our online visitor, you have a right to know our practices regarding the information we collect when you visit our websites and what type of information is collected. The guidelines contained here only apply to your visits to www.westernelectric.com, which is operated by Western Electric. This includes web pages on www.westernelectric.com that contain "westernelectric.com" in their URLs, but does not include any redirect URLs that link the user to another internet domain. Other websites which are linked to/from www.westernelectric.com (including other W.E. affiliates, third parties, and associated websites) may have different policies. Please review the privacy policy notices on those websites for details.

While W.E. does not generally require that you provide us with personally identifiable information in order to visit and use the W.E. websites, please note that in order to participate in some activities, it will be necessary for you to provide this information. If you choose not to provide it for those activities, you may not be able to participate in them.

Collection of Information: Cookies; Personal

This is an expanded answer to What does Western Electric do with your personal information?

For each visitor to an W.E. website, W.E.'s web server automatically recognizes and stores information, such as the visitor's IP address/domain name combination and any referring websites. We use this information to understand visitor traffic patterns through our websites for purposes such as enhancing their usability. Your computer provides this information automatically each time you log on, unless you've activated blocking technology available in some browsers.

When you visit W.E.'s websites or advertisements appearing thereon, or use one or more of the W.E. website services, we may use an industry-wide technology called "cookies" which stores certain information on your computer and which will allow us to customize your experience to better match your interests and preferences, or to simply facilitate your signing in to use the services. Most browsers will allow you to erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block acceptance of cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. However, if you block or erase cookies, we may not be able to restore any preferences or customization settings you previously specified, and our ability to personalize your online experience would be limited. Please refer to your browser instructions or "help" screen to learn more about these functions.

Additionally, W.E. may ask you to provide "personal information," meaning individually identifiable information such as your e-mail address, name, mailing address, telephone number, credit card number, or persistent identifier (such as a customer number held in a cookie) which is associated with individually identifiable information, to fill out a registration or to order products and services using these websites. W.E. may combine the information you provide on our websites with other information we may collect from you offline or from third parties so that we can more effectively tailor our website, services, and offerings to you. If you provide W.E. with personal information, you shall have the right, on reasonable prior notice, to inspect, change, amend, or delete such information. Instructions on how to update personal information will be given at the point of data collection.

Unless you instruct us otherwise, W.E. may contact you to provide information about products, services, promotions, or other activities or offerings that may be of interest to you. You have the ability to easily access, review, correct, and opt-out of these contact opportunities at any time by request or, in the case of email marketing, by following the instructions at the bottom of each email we send.

Unless it is for the purposes you have requested or originally agreed, W.E. will not share the personal information you provide on the W.E. websites with any other parties, except (a) with your consent; (b) as may be required by law or court order; (c) to third parties with whom W.E. contracts to carry out the internal operations of the website or our business; or (d) under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety or property of our users, the public, or ourselves.

Third-party Services

In general, the third-party services we use will only collect and utilize your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us. That being said, each of our third-party service providers, such as e-commerce platforms, paywalls, email marketing platforms, and audience measurement services have their own privacy policies which affect the data we exchange with them and allow them to collect. We recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers. Remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.

Below is a current list of the major third-party services we use.

MailChimp - Email marketing platform

We use MailChimp to communicate directly with our audience about new opportunities and nurture relationships with potential customers. MailChimp acts as our primary subscriber data processor, where your basic email, name, geolocation, and campaign-specific preferences are stored. For more information on their practices and the abilities we have as data controller, you can read their Privacy Policy here.

Shopify, Inc - E-commerce platform

We use Shopify as our secure, online storefront. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall. If you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, then Shopify temporarily stores your credit card data. It is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) and is stored only as long as is necessary for the payment to complete. When the transaction finishes, your payment information is deleted. For more insights, you may wish to read their Terms of Service or Privacy Policy.

PayPal Holdings, Inc. - Online payment system

We use PayPal from time to time to process individual sales orders on a one-on-one, pre-discussed basis. These transactions take place outside of westernelectric.com and both parties are responsible for adhering to PayPal’s User Agreement and Privacy Policy.

Google Analytics - Web analytics service

We use Google Analytics to track website visitor behavior, acquisition, and to monitor our website’s performance over time. By visiting our website, you allow this service to collect basic information about your location, age, and patterns of behavior while your browsing device(s) is actively visiting westernelectric.com, which may be repurposed for ad targeting. The overall effort in our using this service is to improve the experience of westernelectric.com visitors. For more information on the function and purpose of Google Analytics, you can visit their website here.

Security

While W.E. cannot guarantee that unauthorized access will never occur, rest assured that W.E. takes great care in maintaining the security of your personal information and in preventing unauthorized access to it through the use of appropriate technology and internal procedures. In the event of a hack or data breach, W.E. is responsible for reporting all relevant information within 72 hours.

Age of Consent

By using westernelectric.com and affiliated services you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or country/province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or country/province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site. Should W.E. learn that you are a minor acting without permission, we will not maintain or use any personally identifiable information about you until verifiable consent is given by a parent or guardian.

Policy Governs Use; Changes to Privacy Policy

The terms of this policy will govern the use and any information collected while it is in place. W.E. reserves the right to change this policy at any time, so please re-visit this page as often as you wish. In case of any material change, we will make a notation near the "Privacy Policy" link on the home page of our Site. Changes to this privacy policy are effective at the time they are posted to this Site, and your continued use of this Site after posting will constitute acceptance of, and agreement to be bound by, those changes.

Questions?

If you have any questions or comments about our personal information practices or about this privacy statement, please feel free to contact us at communications@westernelectric.com. We can be reached by mail at:

Western Electric
410 Chickamauga Avenue, Suite 300
Rossville, GA 30741