WHO WE ARE

The Prince William County Department of Economic Development (“PWCDED”, “us”, “we”, or “our”) operates pwcded.org (the “Site”). This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Site.

We use your Personal Information only for providing and improving the Site. By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. 

WHAT PERSONAL DATA WE COLLECT AND WHY WE COLLECT IT

While using our Site, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to, your name, email address, postal address and phone number (“Personal Information”).

PWCDED also collects general information about your use of the Website, including Log Data, Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting. For example, your IP (Internet Protocol) address is used to gather broad demographic information such as the geographic regions most interested in our site and what type of browser most of our visitors prefer. This information helps us to better maintain and update our site to be the most user-friendly and relevant. IP addresses do not provide us with any identifiable Personal Information, thus keeping visitors anonymous.

PWCDED has a strict policy against buying, selling, or sharing mailing lists and donor information. Under this policy, Personal Information provided to PWCDED is NEVER shared or sold to any other organization – public, private, or nonprofit. PWCDED may permit certain trusted partners to access your information in connection with their performance of services to maintain and operate the Website and certain features on the Website. We do not otherwise disclose any Personal Information or any information about your individual visits to our site except when we believe in good faith (i) that the law requires such disclosure or (ii) that such disclosure is necessary to protect the rights and property of PWCDED or others.

COOKIES

Like many sites, we use “cookies” to collect information. You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookie settings. If you turn cookies off, you may not have access to many features that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services may not function properly. For more information about cookies, please see www.allaboutcookies.org/.

EMBEDDED CONTENT FROM OTHER WEBSITES

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

This website contains hypertext links to external websites and pages containing information created and maintained by public and private organizations. The inclusion of a hypertext link to an external website is not intended as an endorsement of any product or service offered or referenced on the linked website, the organizations sponsoring said website, or any views that might be expressed or referenced in the website.

Hypertext links to external websites and pages may be removed or replaced at any time without notice.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

We do not solicit any Personal Information from children under the age of 13. We encourage families to obtain additional information about safe use of the Internet at http://www.ftc.gov/kidzprivacy/

PWCDED may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Your continued use of our website after the date that such notices are posted will be deemed your agreement to the changed terms.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us.