Updated as of June 16th, 2023
At WEquip LLC (“WEquip”, “we”, “our”, or “us”), we are committed to respecting your privacy. For this reason, we want to be upfront with you in terms of letting you know what information we may collect and how we might use it.
This policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the Site https://www.wequipusa.com (the “Site”), and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.
The “WEquip Service” is an online platform that enables Users to loan out their items (such Users, the “Owners”) to other Users who desire to borrow the Owners' items (such Users, the “Renters”) in exchange for payment of fees to the Owner and WEquip. Each such lending transaction between Owners and Renters is referred to as a “Transaction”, and each item that is the subject of a Transaction is referred to as an “Item”.
This policy applies to information we collect:
On the Site;
As part of facilitating all Transactions;
In email, text, and other electronic messages between you and WEquip; and
Through WEquip mobile applications, which provide dedicated non-browser-based interaction between you and the Site.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU AND HOW WE COLLECT IT
When you offer Items for rent through the WEquip Site we will ask you for certain personal information, including your name, contact information, and information about your Item. We may also require additional financial information from you to facilitate payment to you and to process any filings required by applicable tax authorities. When you rent Items through the WEquip Site, we will ask you for your name, contact information, payment information, and other personal information. We may also require additional financial information from you to facilitate payments and to process any filings required by applicable tax authorities. We will maintain records for a reasonable period concerning your registration with and use of the WEquip Site, including any correspondence you have with us.
You also may provide information to be published or displayed (“posted”) on public areas of the Site, or transmitted to other Users of the Site (collectively, “User Contributions”). Your User Contributions are posted on and transmitted to others at your own risk. Although you may set certain privacy settings for such information by logging into your account profile, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. Additionally, we cannot control the actions of other Users with whom you may choose to share your User Contributions. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your User Contributions will not be viewed by unauthorized persons.
We reserve the right to review and store User Contributions, including your postings on Site pages and your communications to other Users using the Site’s messaging capabilities. We may use those communications for internal purposes, including to better understand how Users use the Site, as well as for security purposes. We are not obligated or required to review any communications and make no commitment to do so or to take any specific action concerning those communications.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT THROUGH AUTOMATIC DATA COLLECTION TECHNOLOGIES
As you navigate through and interact with the Site, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including:
Details of your visits to the Site, including traffic data, , and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Site; and
Information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system, and browser type.
The information we collect automatically may include personal information. It helps us to improve our Site and to deliver a better and more personalized service, including by enabling us to:
Estimate our audience size and usage patterns.
Store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize our Site according to your individual interests.
Speed up your searches.
Recognize you when you return to our Site.
The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:
Web Beacons: Pages of our Site may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit us, for example, to count Users who have visited those pages and for other related Site statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).
Site Analytics: We have enabled Google Analytics to assist us in collecting various pieces of demographic information. Specifically, we have enabled geographic and general Site movement pattern features. You can opt-out of any Google Analytics features that we use by utilizing Google’s currently available opt-outs. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics through your Google Ad Settings and Ad Settings for mobile applications.
USE OF INFORMATION AND INFORMATION VERIFICATION
WEquip will use your personal information solely for its internal business purposes in connection with the provision of the WEquip Service. That includes use of your information: to facilitate our administration and operation of the Site; to understand better how our Users engage with the Site; to present our Site and its contents to you; to verify your account information; to provide you with notices about your account; in any other way we may describe when you provide the information; to process your requests and Transactions; to provide you with information or services you request; and to inform you about other promotions or products or services we think will be of interest to you. We may use the information we have collected from you to enable us to display advertisements to our advertisers’ target audiences. Even though we do not disclose your personal information for these purposes without your consent, if you click on or otherwise interact with an advertisement, the advertiser may assume that you meet its target criteria.
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
To contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our business and who are bound by contractual obligations to keep personal information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them.
To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it.
For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.
With your consent.
In addition to information verification providers described above, we may share personal information with other vendors and service providers who are engaged by or working with us in connection with the operation of our Site and WEquip Service and who need access to such information to carry out their work for us. WEquip will endeavor to choose service providers who have agreed to protect the confidentiality of any personal information the service provider receives. WEquip is not responsible for the act or omissions of its service providers.
WEquip may disclose personal information in the good faith belief that we are lawfully authorized or required to do so, or that doing so is reasonably necessary or appropriate to comply with the law or with legal process or authorities, respond to any claims, or to protect the rights, property or safety of WEquip, our Users, our employees or the public. That includes actions we may take to protect WEquip or our Users from fraudulent, abusive, inappropriate, or unlawful use of our site or marketplace.
Information about our Users, including personal information, may also be disclosed or transferred as part of, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing or acquisition or in any other situation where personal information may be transferred as one of the business assets of WEquip, or as part of a bankruptcy, liquidation or similar proceeding.
You understand that when you use the site, the information you post in your profile or any other area of the Site will be available to other Users and in some cases may be publicly accessible.
We have implemented measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. [All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers behind firewalls. Our payment transaction processor is a certified PCI Service Provider Level 1 (this is the most stringent level of certification available in the payments industry) using best-in-class security tools and practices to maintain a high level of security.
The safety and security of your personal information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our Site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. We urge you to be careful about giving out information in public areas of the Site like message boards. The information you share in public areas may be viewed by any user of the Site.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our Site. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Site.
OUR POLICIES CONCERNING CHILDREN AND MINORS
Our Site and the WEquip Service is not intended for children under 18 years of age. No one under age 18 may provide any personal information to or on the Site. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 18. If you are under 18, do not use or provide any information on this Site or through any of its features, register on the Site, conduct any Transactions through the Site, use any of the interactive or public comment features of this Site, or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or user name you may use. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 18 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 18, please contact us at email@example.com.
YOUR STATE PRIVACY RIGHTS
State consumer privacy laws may provide their residents with additional rights regarding our use of their personal information. To learn more about California residents' privacy rights, see below. Colorado, Connecticut, Virginia, and Utah each provide their state residents with rights to: Confirm whether we process their personal information. Access and delete certain personal information. Data portability. Opt-out of personal data processing for targeted advertising and sales.
Colorado, Connecticut, and Virginia also provide their state residents with rights to: Correct inaccuracies in their personal information, taking into account the information's nature or processing purpose. Opt-out of profiling in furtherance of decisions that produce legal or similarly significant effects.
To exercise any of these rights please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and include “Privacy Officer” in the subject line.
CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
If you are a User that resides in the State of California, please see our supplemental policy.
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INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We collect information that identifies, relates to, describes, references, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer, household, or device ("personal information"). Personal information does not include:
Publicly available information from government records.
Deidentified or aggregated consumer information.
Information excluded from the CCPA's scope, like:
health or medical information covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA), clinical trial data, or other qualifying research data;
personal information covered by certain sector-specific privacy laws, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) or California Financial Information Privacy Act (FIPA), and the Driver's Privacy Protection Act of 1994.
In particular, we have collected the following categories of personal information from consumers within the last twelve (12) months: