Golden West has created this privacy statement ("Statement") in order to demonstrate our commitment to our visitor's and customer's privacy. Privacy on the web site (the "Site") is of great importance to us. Because we gather important information from our visitors and customers, we have established this Statement as a means to communicate our information gathering and dissemination practices. We reserve the right to change this Statement.


Golden West does not acquire any more information about you than is required by law or is otherwise necessary to provide a high level of service efficiently and securely.

Protecting the privacy of your personal information is a top priority for us, and we take the protection of all your data and confidentiality to be one of our most significant responsibilities. We use commercially reasonable practices to ensure your data integrity by ensuring access is limited to you and that your data is not violated or accessed by unauthorized persons. 


Golden West visitors and users who register to provide contact information, such as their name, company name, address, phone number, and e-mail address, Golden West will use the information to set up Services for you or to keep you informed about Golden West via email.

All billing information that is collected is used solely to bill for Services. This billing information is not used by Golden West for marketing or promotional purposes. Golden West uses a third party intermediary to manage credit card processing. This intermediary is not permitted to store, retain, or use the information provided, except for the sole purpose of credit card processing. However, Golden West shall not be liable for the negligence or willful misconduct of such credit card processor. Golden West may also collect certain information from visitors to and customers of the Site, such as Internet addresses. Golden West tracks the Internet address of the domains from which users visit the Golden West Web Site and analyze this data for trends and statistics.

Golden West may also aggregate non-user specific information to track trends across student-based data. This information will not be attributable to you.


Golden West has access to some transaction information in order to provide professional service. We limit that access to the minimum information required in order to provide prompt, high quality service. Golden West team members DO NOT have access to your FULL credit card data UNLESS YOU GIVE IT TO THEM

We do not share your information with third parties.


We store transaction information on commercially reasonably secure computers located in a locked data center. Only authorized employees involved in the management of the data center have physical access to these computers. We use commercially acceptable practices in the acquisition and deployment of firewalls and other security technology to prevent our computers from being accessed by unauthorized persons.

COOKIES users session-based cookies for certain areas on the web site. For example, in the Forums and pilot store, you are given the opportunity to remove these "cookies". No other information is captured in the cookie file, nor is any information permanently transferred to the user's system.


If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us.

Last Updated: May 6, 2011