Western Gold Exploration

Privacy Policy

Western Gold Exploration (UK) Limited (“Western Gold Exploration”, “our”, “us” or “we”) operates westerngoldexploration.com, all other sites owned and operated by Western Gold Exploration that redirect to westerngoldexploration.com and all subdomains of westerngoldexploration.com (collectively, the “Website”). This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information when you use our Website, or otherwise provide your Personal Information to us. We value our relationship with you and have adopted this policy to reflect our privacy commitment to you.

By using the Website, or by choosing to submit Personal Information to Western Gold Exploration, you agree to the collection, use, and disclosure of information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with any terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use this Website or submit any Personal Information to Western Gold Exploration.

HOW WE COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION

While using our Website, we may ask you to provide us with certain personal information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personal information may include, but is not limited to, your name, email and phone number and other information about you as an identifiable individual (“Personal Information”). We collect Personal Information when you voluntarily provide it through our Website, or when you provide it to us through other means. For example, we may collect Personal Information when you:

  • Contact us through e-mail, telephone, mail, or other correspondence; or
  • Otherwise provide us with Personal Information.

You may not provide us with the Personal Information of another person unless you have the consent of that person as well as that of their parent or legal guardian if they are below the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence. If you choose to provide us with the Personal Information of another person, you represent and warrant that you have their permission and consent to so, and their agreement to the terms of this Privacy Policy, as well as that of their parent or legal guardian if they are below the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence.

AUTOMATIC COLLECTION OF INFORMATION

We collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Website (“Log Data”). This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Website that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics. The amount of information that is sent by your web browser depends on the browser and settings you use. Please refer to the instructions provided by your browser if you want to learn more about what information it sends to websites you visit, or how you may change or restrict this.

COOKIES

Like most other commercial websites, our Website may monitor traffic patterns, website usage, and related website information. We may automatically collect or compile certain information when you access our Website, such as the aggregate and the unique number of visitors to our Website, the dates and times of visits to our Website, the domains/countries of visitors, the pages visited and the content accessed, the browsers, operating systems, search engines and search terms used to visit our Website and HTTP errors generated. We use this information, and Log Data as described above, in order to better optimise our Website and to assess usage and better understand how users access and use our Website. We may provide this information to our website contractors for these purposes.

In addition to any information that you choose to submit to us, we or selected third parties may use a variety of technologies that store or access information already stored on your personal computer, laptop, tablet or mobile phone (each a “Device”) whenever you visit or interact with our Website. The methods that may be used to store or access information already stored on your Device include the following:

  • Cookies – a cookie is a text file placed on a Device when a user visits a website. Cookies can be temporary (e.g. session) or permanent (e.g. persistent). They can also be first party (e.g. placed by Western Gold Exploration) or third party (e.g. placed by a third party advertiser or advertisements server). We use cookies to store information about you in order to tell us that you have visited our Website before and simplify and enhance your experience on our Website. A cookie is a small amount of text that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. If you configure your browser to accept cookies, then your browser adds the text in a small file.
  • Flash Cookies – a Flash cookie (or locally shared object) is a data file placed on your device via the Adobe Flash plug-in that may be built-in to or downloaded by you to your Device. This can operate across all browsers.
  • HTML5 – HTML5 cookies can be programmed through HTML5 local storage and do not require a plug-in.
  • ETag or entity tag – an opaque identifier assigned by a web server to a specific version of a resource found at a URL that acts as a form of device identifier.

We may use the above noted technologies to collect general information about your use of the Website (such as the type of browser you use and which pages you view). Regular cookies may generally be disabled or removed by tools that are available as part of most commercial browsers, and in some but not all instances can be blocked in the future by selecting certain settings. Each browser and device you will use will need to be set separately and different browsers offer different functionality and options in this regard. Also, these tools may not be effective with regard to Flash cookies of HTML5 cookies. For more information on Flash cookies go to Adobe’s website (www.adobe.com). Please be aware that if you disable or remove these technologies some parts of our Website will not work and that when you revisit our Website your ability to limit cookies is subject to your browser settings and limitations.

HOW WE USE AND DISCLOSE PERSONAL INFORMATION

The Personal Information we collect may be used and disclosed by Western Gold Exploration for the purposes for which it was collected, as provided in this Privacy Policy, or for other purposes that are disclosed to you and to which you consent.  For example, we may use or disclose your Personal Information to:

  • Operate our Website;
  • Identify and understand your needs regarding current and new services;
  • Respond to your questions or inquiries;
  • Improve our products, services, and Website;
  • Supply you with requested information on our products and services;
  • Provide you with promotional or informational material you have agreed to receive;
  • Collect, analyse and monitor Website traffic;
  • Carry out other purposes that are disclosed to you and to which you consent; and
  • Carry out any other purpose permitted or required by law.

We may also anonymise, aggregate, or otherwise strip any personal information or other information we collect of all personally identifying characteristics and may use or share that aggregated, anonymised data with third parties for any purpose we deem appropriate.

We reserve the right to transfer any Personal Information we have about you in the event that we merge with or are acquired by a third party or should any such transaction be proposed. We may also use, or disclose your Personal Information to third parties, if we have reason to believe that using or disclosing such information is necessary to: (i) conduct investigations of possible breaches of law; (ii) identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be violating an agreement they have with us; (iii) investigate security breaches or cooperate with government authorities pursuant to a legal matter; or (iv) to protect our rights, safety or property. Lastly, we may disclose your Personal Information for any other purpose to which you consent.

Personal Information collected online may also be combined with information you have provided to Western Gold Exploration through other sources such as over the telephone.

SERVICE PROVIDERS

We may employ third party companies and individuals to assist us with carrying out the proposal we describe in this Privacy Policy. For example, we may use service providers to facilitate our Website, to host the Website on our behalf, to perform Website-related services, or to assist us in analysing how our Website and services are used. These third parties may have access to your Personal Information to perform these tasks on our behalf.

Third parties we may work with include:

  • Google Analytics (Google Inc.)

Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Western Gold Exploration uses Google Analytics to monitor and analyse web traffic. Google utilises the data collected to track and examine the use of this Website, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.

Google may use the data collected to contextualise and personalise the ads of its own advertising network. Personal Information collected by Google is stored in the U.S. Google’s privacy policy can be found here: Google privacy policy. You can learn about Google’s practices by going to https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites and opt-out of certain of them by downloading the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on, available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.    

  • Google Maps widget (Google Inc.)

Google Maps is a maps visualisation service provided by Google that allows this Website to incorporate content of this kind on its Website. Personal Information collected by Google is stored in the U.S. Google’s privacy policy can be found here: Google privacy policy.

SECURITY

The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to help protect personal information, including maintaining physical, organisational, and technological safeguards intended to help protect against unauthorised use, disclosure, or access, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Personal Information may be accessed by persons within our organisation, or our third party service providers, who require such access to carry out the purposes indicated above, or such other purposes as may be permitted or required by the applicable law. Personal Information we collect is managed from our office in Scotland.

INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

Some or all of the Personal Information we collect may be stored or processed on servers located outside your jurisdiction of residence, whose data protection laws may differ from the jurisdiction in which you live. As a result, this information may be subject to access requests from governments, courts, or law enforcement in those jurisdictions according to laws in those jurisdictions.  By providing us with Personal Information, you understand and expressly agree that we may transfer it outside of your jurisdiction of residence. If you do not agree to the transfer of your Personal Information outside of your jurisdiction of residence, do not provide us with Personal Information.

ACCESSING AND CORRECTING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

You have a right to request access to your Personal Information and to request a correction to it if you believe it is inaccurate. If you have submitted Personal Information to Western Gold Exploration and would like to have access to it, or if you would like to have it removed or corrected, please contact us using the contact information provided below. We will use reasonable efforts to comply with your request; however, in some cases, we may not be able to allow you to access certain Personal Information in certain circumstances, for example, if it contains Personal Information of other persons, or for legal reasons.  To help protect against fraudulent requests for access to your Personal Information, we may ask you for information to allow us to confirm that the person making the request is you or is authorised to access your information before granting access. For example, we may require you to verify your identity before you access your Personal Information.

LINKS TO OTHER SITES

Our Website may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party sites or services.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page. Your continued access to and/or use of the Website after any such changes constitutes your acceptance of, and agreement to, this Privacy Policy, as revised.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at: info@westerngoldexploration.com

Western Gold Exploration (UK) Limited.
Attn: Privacy and Data Protection
c/o The Lighthouse, St Abbs Suite, Heugh Road, North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland EH39 5PX
Attention: Ross McLellan, CEO