Privacy Policy

Western Region Drugs Task Force (WRDTF) is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the WRDTF Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the WRDTF website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

WRDTF collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. WRDTF 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 WRDTF. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by WRDTF for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the WRDTF Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through WRDTF public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: WRDTF does not read any of your private online communications.

WRDTF encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from WRDTF so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. WRDTF is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the WRDTF and WRDTF family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

WRDTF collects and uses your personal information to operate the WRDTF Web site and deliver the services you have requested. WRDTF also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from WRDTF and its affiliates. WRDTF may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

WRDTF does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. WRDTF 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, WRDTF 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 WRDTF, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

WRDTF does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

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

WRDTF Web sites 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 WRDTF or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of WRDTF; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of WRDTF, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The WRDTF Web site use "cookies" to help you personalise 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 WRDTF pages, or register with WRDTF site or services, a cookie helps WRDTF 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 WRDTF Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the WRDTF 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 WRDTF services or Web sites you visit.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Name Purpose Activated Expires
Initiated by this website
PHPSESSID The PHPSESSID cookie is native to PHP and enables websites to store serialised state data. It is used to establish a user session and to pass state data via a temporary cookie, which is commonly referred to as a session cookie. (expires when you close your browser) On visit When you close your browser
Initiated by Google Analytics | Read More
__utma Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. On visit After 2 Years
__utmb Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. On visit After 30 Minutes
__utmc Not used in ga.js. Set for interoperability with urchin.js. Historically, this cookie operated in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit On visit When you close your browser
__utmt Used to throttle request rate. On visit 10 Minutes
__utmz Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. On visit After 6 Months

Security of your Personal Information

WRDTF secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. WRDTF secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. 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.

Changes to this Statement

WRDTF will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. WRDTF encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how WRDTF is protecting your information.

Contact Information

WRDTF welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that WRDTF has not adhered to this Statement, please contact WRDTF at info(@) We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.