Our Privacy Policy

About Us

Our website address is https://washingtoncudaily.com. The website reports on regulations, legislation and political developments affecting credit unions. Questions may be sent to dbaumann@washingtoncudaily.com.

Website Visitors

Washington Credit Union Daily 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. Our goal in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how our visitors use the website. From time to time, Washington Credit Union Daily may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by conveying the aggregate information to potential advertisers to convince them to buy advertising on the site.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Some visitors may wish to subscribe to the website. Subscriptions are free. Their advantage is that the headlines of the stories posted that day are sent directly to a user’s email address so that the user does not have to check the website daily or weekly. Those who wish to subscribe fill out a contact form to tell us that they want this service. In these situations we collect the user’s name and email address, and use them to send a daily or weekly email. We also request job titles and location to better understand our audience base. We do not share or sell our email subscriber lists. Users may opt out after signing up for this service by using the form on the Subscription Page to unsubscribe.

Cookies

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. Washington Credit Union Daily uses cookies to help identify and track visitors, their usage of the website, and their website access preferences. Visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies.

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Aggregated Statistics

Washington Credit Union Daily may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, we may monitor the most popular stories on our site or determine that certain subjects are not of interest to our readers. We may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, we do not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Washington Credit Union Daily currently uses two outside vendors to collect aggregate statistics: Jetpack and Google Analytics.

Jetpack

Jetpack provides aggregated statistics to Washington Credit Union Daily through WordPress.com Stats. According to Jetpack the data they use is: IP address, user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Washington Credit Union Daily does not have access to this information. We can see that a post has a certain number of views, but we cannot see which users/accounts viewed that post. Stat logs containing visitor IP addresses are retained by Automattic for 28 days and are used for the sole purpose of giving Washington Credit Union Daily the statistics. Jetpack states that the activity tracked on the website is: post and page views, video plays (if videos are hosted by WordPress.com), outbound link clicks, referring URLs and search engine terms, and country. Jetpack may also track performance on each page load that includes the JavaScript file used for tracking stats. This is exclusively for aggregate performance tracking across Jetpack sites in order to make sure that their plugin and code is not causing performance issues. This includes the tracking of page load times and resource loading duration (image files, JavaScript files, CSS files, etc.). Jetpack does use a Repeat Visitor cookie to count return visitors to Washington Credit Union Daily. The Repeat Visitor block records page views by setting a cookie named jp-visit-counter in the visitor’s browser, which is incremented on each visit. This cookie is stored only in the browser and not recorded in Jetpack’s/Automattic’s databases. Automattic’s Privacy Policy can be viewed here.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics provides statistics to Washington Credit Union Daily about the use of our website. When you visit our site, your web browser automatically sends certain information to Google. Google Analytics collects first-party cookies, data related to the device/browser, IP address and on-site/app activities to measure and report statistics about user interactions on the website. Google Analytics may also set cookies or read cookies that are already there. (See information about cookies above.) Google uses the information shared by sites and apps to deliver their services, maintain and improve them, develop new services, measure the effectiveness of advertising, protect against fraud and abuse, and personalize content and ads you see on Google and on partners’ sites and apps. If you do not wish to be tracked, Google suggests using Google Chrome’s Incognito mode. Google has also created a Google Analytics Opt-out Brower Add-on. For more information about Google Analytics data collection on partner websites, Google’s Policies and Terms of Service can be viewed here.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Washington Credit Union Daily discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that need to know that information in order to process it on our behalf, need to know it to protect our website from harm, or need to know it to provide services available on our website. Washington Credit Union Daily reserves the right to disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the persons associated with Washington Credit Union Daily, the property or rights of Washington Credit Union Daily or its employees, third parties or the public at large. Washington Credit Union Daily takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

When You Share Our Content on Social Media

When a sharing button is used on the site, the button loads content directly from its service in order to display the button as well as information and tools for the sharing party. As a result, each service can in turn collect information about the sharing party. Information such as the sharing party’s IP address as well as the page URL will be available for each service.

Business Transfers

If Washington Credit Union Daily, or substantially all of its assets, were purchased by another entity or person, or if Washington Credit Union Daily goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that might be transferred or acquired by a third party under a sales agreement. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Washington Credit Union Daily may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Washington Credit Union Daily and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Washington Credit Union Daily may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and at its sole discretion. We encourage 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.