Policy of W5YI-VEC
Commerce Code section 35.581. W5YI-VEC maintains under this
security number disclosed to W5YI-VEC. The phrases
"personal information" and "personal identifying
information" have the same meaning as they do under Chapter
35 of the Texas Business and Commerce Code or any successor
Personal Information Is Collected
information is collected directly from the individual to whom it
pertains, or indirectly through a volunteer examiner who sends
the personal information to W5YI-VEC, by means of one or more of
the following (all relating to amateur radio licenses granted by
the Federal Communications Commission): license applications,
modifications, renewals etc. (collectively, Applications)
2. How And
When The Personal Information Is Used
personal information is required by the Federal Communications
Commission (the FCC) to be sent to it in connection with the
processing of Applications. It is not otherwise used by W5YI-VEC,
except W5YI-VEC may be legally required to provide the personal
information to governmental authorities or in connection with
legal proceedings. Furthermore, W5YI-VEC will cooperate with law
enforcement agencies in identifying those who act unlawfully in
connection with the amateur radio licensing process.
personal information is used from the time it is obtained until
at least the expiration of the period during which the FCC
requires W5YI-VEC to retain the personal information. Thereafter,
personal information in paper form is disposed and personal
information in electronic format is retained indefinitely.
However, retained personal information is generally not used in
any manner other than to respond to inquiries of the FCC.
Personal Information Is Protected
personal information is protected by certain procedures of
W5YI-VEC, including but not limited to the following: (a) storing
the personal information in areas in which only trusted persons
or others monitored by trusted persons are allowed access and (b)
instructing trusted persons to take care that when the personal
information is communicated by telephone, facsimile, email or
other means, it is directed to the proper person or entity.
Additionally, W5YI-VEC maintains electronic safeguards to protect
personal information stored on computers.
4.Who Has Access
To The Personal Information
directors and certain contractors (and their employees) of
W5YI-VEC, as well as the FCC, are allowed access to the personal
Personal Information Is Disposed.
disposes of a business record that contains personal identifying
information of a person supplying same in connection with
Applications, W5YI-VEC will modify, by shredding, erasing or
other means, the personal identifying information to make it
unreadable or undecipherable or will contract with a person
engaged in the business of disposing of records for the
modification of personal identifying information on its behalf in
the same manner.
W5YI Group respects the privacy concerns of the visitors to its Web Sites. As a general policy, no personal information is automatically collected from visitors to its sites. E-mail addresses and other personally identifiable data about visitors to this site are known to W5YI Group only when voluntarily submitted.
However, certain non-personal information of visitors (e.g., the type of browser being used by the visitor, the type of operating system in use by the visitor and the domain name of the visitor's Internet service provider) is recorded by the standard operation of W5YI Group's internet servers. This information is primarily used for internal review of the number of visitors to the sites but only in an aggregate and non-personally-identifiable form. This information will be kept private and will not extend to any entity outside of W5YI Group employees and associates. Personally identifiable information may be collected by W5YI Group when Web Site visitors voluntarily buy items from the online store, apply for a license renewal, or other form areas of the website. All such personal information is retained by W5YI Group and is not sold or otherwise transferred outside the company unless we obtain your express consent to do so or if we are required by law or by court/governmental order to disclose such information in a particular circumstance. This information is used by W5YI Group for internal marketing and promotional purposes, in order to better understand the use of our sites and to support promotions included on these sites, as well as to enhance user enjoyment during the on-line experience. However, this data, in non-personally-identifying form, may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising or other uses. We sometimes also use e-mail addresses and other personally identifiable information to contact visitors who communicate with us. For example, we direct e-mail to visitors who provide us with their e-mail addresses for specific purposes such as receiving our e-mail newsletters/bulletins or being notified if there are questions with an online purchase. Each e-mail newsletter or bulletin always contains instructions on how to discontinue receipt of the newsletter or bulletin.
For Parents Concerning Privacy
W5YI Group encourages parents and guardians to spend time online with their children and to participate in the interactive activities offered on the site. With respect to the disclosure of personal information, it is our policy that no information should be submitted to or posted at any W5YI Group site by users under 18 years of age without the prior consent of their parent or guardian.
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