Privacy Policy

WK&T Privacy Statement
West Kentucky Rural Telephone Website is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you a powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the West Kentucky Rural Telephone Website and governs data collection and usage. By using the West Kentucky Rural Telephone Website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information
West Kentucky Rural Telephone Website collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. West Kentucky Rural Telephone Website also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by West Kentucky Rural Telephone Website. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by West Kentucky Rural Telephone Website for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the West Kentucky Rural Telephone Website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through West Kentucky Rural Telephone Website public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: West Kentucky Rural Telephone Website does not read any of your private online communications. However, West Kentucky Rural Telephone Website reserves the right to review materials posted to bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group, and to remove any materials in its sole discretion.

The West Kentucky Rural Telephone Website may contain links to other Web sites (Linked Sites). West Kentucky Rural Telephone Website is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the Linked Sites are not under the control of West Kentucky Rural Telephone Website. West Kentucky Rural Telephone Website is not responsible for the privacy policy of any Linked Site, or the absence of such a policy. West Kentucky Rural Telephone Website encourages you to review the privacy statements of Linked Sites so that you can understand how those Linked Sites collect, use and share your information. West Kentucky Rural Telephone Website is not responsible for the privacy policies or other content on Web sites outside of the West Kentucky Rural Telephone Website and West Kentucky Rural Telephone Website family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information
West Kentucky Rural Telephone Website collects and uses your personal information to operate the West Kentucky Rural Telephone Website and deliver the services you have requested. West Kentucky Rural Telephone Website also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from West Kentucky Rural Telephone Website and its affiliates. West Kentucky Rural Telephone Website may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

West Kentucky Rural Telephone Website does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. West Kentucky Rural Telephone Website may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, West Kentucky Rural Telephone Website may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to West Kentucky Rural Telephone Website, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

West Kentucky Rural Telephone Website does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

West Kentucky Rural Telephone Website keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within West Kentucky Rural Telephone Website, in order to determine what West Kentucky Rural Telephone Website services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within West Kentucky Rural Telephone Website to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

West Kentucky Rural Telephone Website will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on West Kentucky Rural Telephone Website; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of West Kentucky Rural Telephone Website; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of West Kentucky Rural Telephone Website, or the public.

Use of Cookies
The West Kentucky Rural Telephone Website uses “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a Web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize West Kentucky Rural Telephone Website’s pages, or register with West Kentucky Rural Telephone Website or its services, a cookie helps West Kentucky Rural Telephone Website to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same West Kentucky Rural Telephone Website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the West Kentucky Rural Telephone Website features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the West Kentucky Rural Telephone Website services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information
West Kentucky Rural Telephone Website maintains the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, which is protected by means reasonably designed to prevent unauthorized access, loss, alteration, use or disclosure of such information. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. However, the nature of the Internet is such that information may be transmitted over networks without appropriate security measures and may be accessed, deleted, altered, used or disclosed by unauthorized persons.

Changes to this Statement
West Kentucky Rural Telephone Website will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. West Kentucky Rural Telephone Website encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how West Kentucky Rural Telephone Website is protecting your information.

Contact Information
West Kentucky Rural Telephone Website welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that West Kentucky Rural Telephone Website has not adhered to this Statement, please contact West Kentucky Rural Telephone Website at sstaley@wk.net. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

If you do not wish to receive information about other products or services available from West Kentucky Rural Telephone Website and its affiliates and external business partners, or to receive opinion research surveys, please notify us by e-mail at sstaley@wk.net, or by writing to us at WK&T, 237 North 8th Street, Mayfield, KY, 42066

 

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