Privacy Statement

WESST takes your right to online privacy very seriously and, as such, undertakes to collect your data by means that are:

  • fair;
  • legal; and
  • transparent

We do not share names, addresses, or other information about registered visitors with any other company or organization for any reason. If you visit WESST’s website, your web browser automatically discloses, and WESST’s web server automatically logs, the following information: the date and time, the IP address from which you issued the request, the type of browser and operating system you are using, the URL of any page that referred you to the page, the URL you requested, and whether your request was successful. This data may or may not be sufficient to identify you. offers the option to communicate with us via the “Contact” link and several submittable forms. All WESST clients who provide an email address and select “Yes! send me email updates from WESST” on the intake form will be subscribed to the email mailing list.

If you subscribe to the e-newsletter or other mailing list, you can also unsubscribe at any time. holds our mailing list in confidence, and we do not share our mailing list with anyone for any reason. For online transactions, we require an email address for communicating with you.

Any additional data that you provide, e.g. in a web form, may also be logged. This data may or may not be sufficient to identify you.

Any additional data that your web-browser automatically provides may also be logged. This will be the case, for example, if your browser has previously been requested to store data on your computer in ‘cookies’ and submits them each time you request a web-page within a particular domain (such as This data may or may not be sufficient to identify you.

If you disclose personal data to WESST in conjunction with an identifier such as your name or your credit-card details, WESST will collect your data. Moreover, any data that becomes available to WESST through any of the means described in the preceding paragraphs may be able to be associated with that identifier, and hence become your data.

Subject to the qualifications immediately below, WESST undertakes to collect your data from you and not from other parties. This undertaking is qualified as follows:

  • where WESST reasonably considers that the protection of its financial interests requires that it gather your data from other sources, or from additional sources. This applies in particular where WESST has a lending exposure to you, and seeks information about your creditworthiness;
  • where WESST reasonably considers that its capability to deliver quality services to you will be materially enhanced by gathering your data from other sources. This applies in particular to company profile data.

Where WESST collects your data from sources other than you, it undertakes:

  • to do so only by legal means;
  • to do so only with your Consent, when required; and
  • to declare to you, when required, what sources it uses, and under what circumstances.

WESST is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and we respect all applicable local, state, and federal laws. Please feel free to call us, toll-free, at: 1-800-Go-WESST (1-800-469-3778) if you have any questions about our policies. We want you to feel comfortable while using our site, and we are happy to address any concerns on an individual basis.