Through the Books in Homes USA program and Watson Land Company’s sponsorship this year, Catskill and Dominguez schools received 3,724 brand-new books. Elementary school-age children get to choose among hundreds of titles to own as part of their own personal library—at no cost to them. Watson Land Company team members love to engage children at Books in Homes USA events as they flip through the book’s crisp pages and delight in their colorful pictures. Their smiles warm our hearts—a gentle reminder that any small act can have a significant impact. We are so blessed to have the opportunity to not only financially support Books in Homes USA’s very worthwhile program and to shake hands with the quiet heroes behind this life-changing organization.Read More
Information We Collect About You
Our Media is largely informational. We do not collect any personally identifiable information unless you voluntarily provide it. For example, if you respond to one of our social media platform feeds your social media handle will be identifiable and you may choose to voluntarily provide other personally identifiable information in your response.
As is the case when you visit most websites, to administer our websites and for a better experience when using our websites, your visit triggers the automatic logging of certain anonymous information about your computer system called “Log Data”. Log Data may include information such as the type and version of browser you use, the pages of our websites you visit, the time spent on those pages, your server name, your “IP” (Internet Protocol) address and other statistics. When your web browser or email application requests a web page or email from another computer using the Internet, it automatically gives that computer the “address” where it should send the information – – your computer’s “IP” address. This IP address does not contain any personally identifiable information and we cannot reasonably link an IP address with a particular individual or household.
As explained below, we also use cookie technology and Google Analytics on our websites.
Cookie technology is employed on our websites. “Cookies” are files with a small amount of data that is commonly used as an anonymous unique identifier. These are sent to your browser from the website that you visit and are stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies help us keep track of the pages that you visit while on our websites. These files often contain personalization settings or unique identifiers to keep track of your information and to help us understand the movements of users within and between websites.
You have the option to either accept or refuse these cookies and know when a cookie is being sent to your computer by disabling cookies on your browser. If you choose to refuse our cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our websites.
In addition to Google Analytics, we may employ other third-party companies and individuals to facilitate our Media and assist us in analyzing how our Media is being used. These third-party service providers will have access to any personal information that we have access to. The reason is to perform the tasks assigned to them on our behalf. However, they are obligated not to disclose or use the information for any other purpose.
Links to Other Sites
Our Media may contain links to other sites. If you click on a third-party link, which may be identified by bolded text, you will be directed to that site. Note that these external sites are not operated by us. Therefore, we strongly advise you to read the privacy policies of these third-party websites. We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.
Our Media do not address anyone under the age of 16. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If we discover that a child under 16 has provided us with personal information, we will immediately delete it from our servers. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us so that we will be able to take necessary actions.
How We Protect Your Information
We strive to use commercially acceptable means of protecting any personal information we receive by following generally accepted security practices and procedures. However, due to the open communication nature of the Internet and other social media platforms, we cannot guarantee that communication between you and us, and between us and you, will be free from unauthorized access by third parties nor can we be responsible for information stolen from our servers or computer systems by information harvesting software which may have the ability to scrape data. Please do not send sensitive data (e.g., Social Security, bank account, and credit card numbers or user names or passwords) by email or web form to any of our Media.
How We Use Your Information
Should you provide us with personally identifying information it will be volunteered by you to communicate with us on our Media or provided by you so that we can fulfill a request from you or provide information or services to you.
Aside from our own use of your personal information that you knowingly provide us through our Media, we do not share any personal information we may have about you with unaffiliated third parties. We do not sell or rent your information.
We may, however, disclose information obtained through our Media, or otherwise in our possession, if we have a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to:
- Comply with applicable law, regulation, legal process or other legal obligation;
- Detect, investigate and help prevent security, fraud or technical issues; and/or
- Protect our rights, property or safety or those of our users, employees or others.
How Long We Retain Your Information
We retain information for as long as we believe the information to be useful for the business purposes it was collected.
Where Data is Stored and Processed
Our websites are hosted in the United States. For information on where social media platforms store and process their information, please review their individual privacy policies.
Your California Privacy Rights
If you are a California resident, you may have additional privacy rights over personal information that identifies, describes, or is reasonably capable of being associated with you or your household. These rights do not apply if you are a Watson employee, shareholder, director or contractor of one of our commercial property tenants or business contacts (“Business Consumers”).
Non-Business Consumers may have the right to request information about how we treated your personal information in the past 12 months, including:
- The specific pieces of personal information we collected about you;
- The categories of sources from which we collected the information;
- Our business or commercial purpose for collecting the information; and,
- The third parties with whom we shared your personal information.
The Right to Request Access
You may also have the right to request access to your personal information.
The Right to Request Deletion
Non-Business Consumers may have the right to request that we delete any personal information we collected about you.
Third Party Marketing and Selling
We do not provide your information to third parties unless you have requested or authorized us to do so and we do not intend to sell any personal information to third parties.
How Exercise These Rights
Before we can respond to your request, we will need to verify your identity using personal information. If we are not able to verify your identity, we will deny your request and provide you with a basis for the denial.
You may designate a third-party (“Authorized Agent”) to submit a request on your behalf. You will need to provide us with written permission to allow your Authorized Agent to act on your behalf.
Do Not Track Signals
Your web browser settings may allow you to automatically transmit a “Do Not Track” (“DNT”) signal to websites you visit to indicate you do not want certain information about your webpage visits collected across websites. California law requires us to let you know how we respond to web browser DNT signals. Our websites do not currently respond to or support DNT. For more information on DNT, visit donottrack.us or allaboutdnt.com.
European Union Users
If you have any questions about our privacy practices or procedures, please free to contact us as follows:
Email at: email@example.com
or write to us at:
Watson Land Company
22010 Wilmington Avenue
Carson, California 90745
Attention: General Counsel
Effective date: January 1, 2020