WESTLAKE FLOORING PRIVACY POLICY

PRIVACY STATEMENT

Westlake Flooring Company, LLC ("Westlake", "our" or "we") is committed to protecting your right to privacy. As such, we have adopted this Privacy Statement to make sure that your rights are secured. This website has been developed to limit the collection of your personal information to what is necessary to administer our business and to provide you the best possible website experience. By visiting www.westlakeflooringservices.com, submitting personal information to Westlake, conducting business with Westlake or using Westlake's services, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Statement and expressly agree to the collection, processing, use and disclosure of your personal information for the purposes set out in this Privacy Statement.


A. The Use of Electronic Cookies

Westlake uses electronic cookie technology to facilitate our website's user experience. Upon signing into our website, we submit a cookie to your computer. A cookie is a small piece of data that a server sends to the user’s computer and is stored temporarily on your hard drive or in your computer's memory. The use of cookies allows for more fluid navigation and ease of searching for information relevant to your needs. Cookies used by our website do not contain personal information about our users nor do they retrieve any personal information from our users' computers other than as provided for below and as consented to by you.


B. Collection, Use and Retention of Personal information

Westlake’s website collects information about your visit to our website, including but not limited to the date and time of your visit; the type of browser you use; domain name; and geographic data like your city and country. The data is collected to help us improve and enhance our website to better serve our users. Some information collected by Westlake may be personal information, including but not limited to your name, company name, street address, city, county, state, country, province, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, mobile location information (provided you have consented to your mobile device to transmit location data), and financial account information. This information is only collected when voluntarily submitted by a visitor via one of our on-line information and/or e-mail correspondence forms.


C. Why We Collect Personal Information

Westlake collects, uses and discloses personal information for the following purposes:

  • to facilitate the processing of your application and required documents to become a dealer with Westlake and to render a decision regarding acceptance, rejection or negotiation of terms.

  • to verify the information provided to Westlake;

  • to verify, evaluate and/or monitor your creditworthiness;

  • to assist with the collection of any amounts owed by you to Westlake;

  • to contact you in response to any transactions, requests, complaints or comments;

  • to contact you to provide you with information regarding Westlake’s business;

  • to help us to develop, evaluate and improve our sales and marketing strategies and techniques;

  • to operate and improve our web site;

  • to assist Westlake and third parties in evaluating the vehicle floor planning industry and provide users with various services and financing;

  • to respond to legal process and inquiries from government agencies.


D. Maintaining Customer Privacy in Business Relationship with Third-Parties

Westlake may share personal and/or aggregated information that you have provided during the course of your use of our website with its affiliates or third parties. Westlake shares credit information concerning dealers with banks, third party auctions and certain service providers. Personal information shall be retained only as long as necessary for the fulfillment of the purposes for which it was collected or as required by law.

If non-public personal information is presented to a third-party on Westlake’s behalf, that third-party is to adhere to strict practices that provide for keeping such information confidential and not accessible to others.

Please contact us if you wish to update, remove or withdraw consent for use of any personal info that you may have previously submitted to Westlake.


E. Storage and Access

Personal information provided to Westlake is secured on our server and access to that information is restricted. We reserve the right to use agents, who are bound by strict confidentiality guidelines, to perform storage and processing functions of our server. Moreover, only designated employees or agents who need to conduct legitimate business functions are permitted to view your personal information stored on our server. Employees or agents who violate this privacy statement are subject to disciplinary actions, including but not limited to, termination of employment with Westlake.


F. Ownership of Website and Personal Information

The information on our website is the property of Westlake, and is protected under applicable intellectual property and other laws. Except as expressly permitted by Westlake in writing, you may not use, distribute, display, reproduce, modify, create-derivative works from, or otherwise exploit any of the materials or information on our website


G. Links to Our Website; Third Party Websites

If you post a hypertext link to our website, the link should not state or imply any type of endorsement or sponsorship by Westlake or its affiliates of a dealer, its company or any other company, or any other website.

Our website may contain links to websites not owned or maintained by Westlake. We are not responsible for the content or privacy policies or practices of any third party website and any link to such is not an endorsement.


H. Electronic Security

Westlake takes effort to protect the security of your personal information by the implementation of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you submit to us. Although we attempt to secure your data to the furthest extent possible, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted through our website. Any transmission of personal information to our website is at your own risk.


I. Amendments to Statement

Westlake reserves the right to modify or amend this Privacy Statement at any time and for any reason. When any update is made, a notice will be posted on our website. However, we encourage you to review this page on occasion for the latest information about our privacy policies.


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