West Websites Security and Privacy Statement
About This Security and Privacy Statement
• Security of Information
• Information Collected
• Advertising and Tracking
• How we Handle Email
• Use and Disclosure of Information
• Acceptance and Changes to Security and Privacy Statement
About This Security and Privacy
This Security and Privacy Statement applies to all websites which
are operated by Imedia West under their respective domain names.
The MyMerced website is operated on behalf of Imedia West and
its related bodies. The information described in this Security
and Privacy Statement may be shared between members of Imedia
West and MyMerced.
This Security and Privacy Statement may also apply to services
offered by Imedia West on websites hosted by third parties. If
so, express reference to this Security and Privacy Statement may
be made on those websites.
Imedia West understands and appreciates that you, as a visitor,
are concerned about your privacy and about the confidentiality
and security of information we may gain about you online. Imedia
West is committed to protecting your privacy. This Imedia West
Security and Privacy Statement explains how your personal information
will be treated as you access and interact with this website.
As Imedia West websites develop and as technology evolves, Imedia
West will continue to strive to provide you with better and more
customized services and with a more effective website. Imedia
West encourages you to review the Security and Privacy Statement
periodically because the Security and Privacy Statement may change
from time to time.
your privacy and confidentiality. The principles set out in the
In addition to the provisions of this Security and Privacy Statement,
there may also be specific and additional privacy provisions which
apply to certain sections of Imedia West websites. Because those
specific and additional provisions also relate to your privacy
protection, you should review them wherever they are accessible
by you on Imedia West websites. In the event of any inconsistency
between the provisions of this Security and Privacy Statement
and those other specific and additional provisions, the specific
and additional provisions will prevail.
Security of Information
Imedia West takes reasonable steps to preserve the security of
cookie and personal information in accordance with the Imedia
If your browser is suitably configured, it will advise you whether
the information you are sending us will be secure (encrypted)
or not secure (unencrypted).
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed
as totally secure. Accordingly, although Imedia West strives to
protect such information, Imedia West cannot ensure or warrant
the security of any information you transmit to us or from our
online products or services and you do so at your own risk. Once
we receive your transmission, we take reasonable steps to preserve
the security of the information in our own systems.
The information that Imedia West collects about you is dependent
on how you use the facilities offered by Imedia West websites.
If you visit an unsecured area any of the Imedia West websites
(that is, an area where you are not required to log on) to read,
browse or download information, our system will record the date
and time of your visit to our site, the pages viewed and any information
downloaded. However, our systems will not record any personally
If you decide to complete an online form, the information that
you enter into the online form will only be collected by Imedia
West if you submit your online application. If at any stage you
cancel your application or log out prior to submitting your application,
the information you have entered up to that point will be automatically
Imedia West websites also contains links to the websites of third
party providers of goods and services ("Third Party websites").
If you have accessed Third Party websites through any Imedia West
website and if those third parties collect information about you,
Imedia West may also collect or have access to that information
as part of our arrangements with those third parties.
Where you access a Third Party website from any Imedia West website,
cookie information, information about your preferences or other
information you have provided about yourself may be shared between
us and the third party. You cannot usually be identified from
the information that is shared; if you can be identified from
this information, we may seek your consent before sharing such
Third Party websites should contain their own privacy statements
and those third parties are responsible for their own privacy
Advertising and Tracking
Imedia West uses direct access to deliver its online advertising
where Imedia West banner advertisements are placed on Third Party
websites ('Advertising Company').
When you view an Imedia West advertisement on a Third Party website,
the advertising company uses 'cookies' and in some cases 'web
beacons' to collect information such as:
• The server your computer is logged onto.
• Your browser type.
• The date and time of your visit.
• The performance of their marketing efforts.
The advertising company and tracking companies ('companies') use
that information to perform statistical analyses of aggregate
user behavior, but those analyses are not based on personal information.
Imedia West uses those analyses to measure advertising effectiveness
and relative consumer interest in the various areas of Imedia
West websites. As a general rule, no personal information is collected
by Imedia West in this process. If, however, any personal information
is automatically collected, it is Imedia West policy to maintain
the privacy and confidentiality of that personal information.
We may disclose the information collected by a Company, in an
aggregate form only, to third parties including advertisers or
We use "cookies" as a fundamental part of our interaction
with your Internet browser. The purpose is to provide you with
better and more customized service and with a more effective website.
A "cookie" is a small text file placed on your computer
by our web page server. A cookie can later be retrieved by our
webpage servers. Cookies are frequently used on websites and you
can choose if and how a cookie will be accepted by configuring
your preferences and options in your browser.
a cookie to each Internet browser that visits an Imedia West website.
This cookie does not allow us to collect personally identifiable
information about you. We use this cookie:
• to allocate an Imedia West identification number to your
Internet browser (but we cannot identify you from this number);
• to determine if you have previously visited an Imedia
• to identify pages you have accessed and Third Party websites
you have accessed; and
• for security purposes.
Most of the Imedia West websites operate by using this type of
Accordingly, if you wish to make full use of an Imedia West website,
it is required that you accept cookies.
is, an area where you are required to log on) on an Imedia West
website. These cookies are used for a variety of purposes, including
for security and personalization reasons. If your browser is configured
to reject all cookies you may be unable to use secure services
on an Imedia West website that requires cookies in order to participate.
You may still be able to use some information-only pages even
if you do not accept cookies.
How we Handle Email
We will preserve the content of any email that you send us, if
we believe that we have a legal requirement to do so. Your email
message content may be monitored by our Imedia West employees
for security issues including where email abuse is suspected;
our response to you may be monitored for quality assurance issues.
Use and Disclosure of Information
We will only use or disclose personal information or information
generated by cookies in accordance with the Imedia West Privacy
Policy, specific and additional provisions relating to privacy
which apply to certain areas of the Imedia West website and as
otherwise set out in this Security and Privacy Statement.
Acceptance and Changes to Security
and Privacy Statement
You acknowledge and accept that your use of an Imedia West website
and Privacy Statement.
This is the current Security and Privacy Statement. It replaces
any other Security and Privacy Statement for all Imedia West websites
published on any Imedia West website to date. Imedia West may
at any time vary the Security and Privacy Statement by publishing
the varied Security and Privacy Statement on an Imedia West website.
You accept that by doing this, Imedia West has provided you with
sufficient notice of the variation.