Privacy Policy

Website Visitors
Like most website operators, World Wide Sign Systems  (“WWSS”) collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. WWSS’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use our website.  From time to time, WWSS may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

We use a tool called “Google Analytics” to collect information about use of this site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site.  We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve our website. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to your browser on the date of your visit, instead of your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with any personally identifiable information. Although Google Analytics plants a “cookie” on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing your return visits to this site by disabling cookies on your browser. Please refer to your browser settings for additional information on disabling cookies or visit Google Analytics’ currently available opt-outs for the web.

WWSS also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments. WWSS only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to the WWSS website choose to interact with WWSS in ways that require WWSS to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that WWSS gathers depend on the nature of the interaction. Those who engage in transactions with WWSS are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, WWSS collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with WWSS.  WWSS does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics
WWSS may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. For instance, WWSS may monitor the most popular posts and may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, WWSS does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
WWSS discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on WWSS’s behalf or to provide related services or products, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. WWSS will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, WWSS discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when WWSS believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of WWSS, third parties or the public at large. WWSS takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Third Party Sites
Links within our site may connect to external sites outside of our domain as a convenience to you. If you use these links, you will leave WWSS / website. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites, and do not make any representations about them. Before visiting or providing personally identifying information to any third-party website, you should review their privacy policy and practices, and should take those steps necessary to, in your discretion, protect your privacy.

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. WWSS uses cookies to help WWSS identify and track visitors, their usage of WWSS’s website, and their website access preferences. WWSS visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using WWSS’s website, with the drawback that certain features of WWSS website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Privacy Policy Changes
Although most changes are likely to be minor, WWSS may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in WWSS sole discretion. WWSS encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

WWSS Contact Info
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this web site, you can contact us.

Last Updated:  April 21, 2023