WaterStreet Company Cookie Policy

Last Updated: September 9, 2022

Unless otherwise expressly stated, capitalized terms in this Notice have the same meaning as defined in the Privacy Notice.

Scope of Notice

This Cookie Notice supplements the information contained in the Privacy Notice by explaining how we and our business partners and service providers use cookies and related technologies in the course of managing and providing our online services and our communications to you. It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them.

In some cases, we may use cookies and related technologies described in this Cookie Notice to collect Personal Information, or to collect information that becomes Personal Information if we combine it with other information. For more details about how we process your Personal Information, please review the Privacy Notice.

What Are Cookies and Related Technologies

Cookies are small data files that are stored on your computer that allow us and our third-party partners and providers to collect certain information about your interactions with our email communications, websites and other online services, and that improve your experience.  We and our third-party partners and providers may also use other, related technologies to collect this information, such as web beacons, pixels, embedded scripts, location-identifying technologies and logging technologies (collectively, “cookies”).

What We Collect When Using Cookies

We and our third-party partners and providers may use cookies to automatically collect certain types of usage information when you visit or interact with our email communications, websites and other online services. For example, we may collect log data about your device and its software, such as your IP address, operating system, browser type, date/time of your visit, and other similar information. We may collect analytics data or use third-party analytics tools such as Google Analytics to help us measure usage and activity trends for our online services and better understand our customer base. We may also collect location data, including general geographic location based on IP address or more precise location data when a user accesses our online services through a mobile device.

We use the following types of cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the websites and online services function. The legal basis for our use of strictly necessary cookies is our legitimate interests, namely being able to provide and maintain our websites and online services. Please see the Annex below for more information.
  • Functionality cookies. These enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in. The legal basis for our use of functionality cookies is our legitimate interests, namely being able to provide and maintain our websites and online services. Please see the Annex below for more information.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. These cookies allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors to our websites and online services, and to see how visitors move around our websites and online services when they are using them. This helps us to improve the way our websites and online services work, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.  If you are accessing our websites with a European IP address, you have been asked to consent to the use of these cookies. You are free to deny your consent. Please see the Annex below for more information.
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our websites and online services, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. They are used to track visitors across our websites. We will use this information to make our websites and the advertising displayed on it, and the marketing messages we send to you more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties who provide a service to us for this purpose. If you are accessing our websites with a European IP address, you have been asked to consent to the use of these cookies. You are free to deny your consent. Please see the Annex below for more information.
  • Third party cookies. Please be aware that advertisers and other third parties may use their own cookies tags when you click on an advertisement or link on our websites or online services. These third parties are responsible for setting out their own cookie and privacy policies. Please see the section How We Use Information Collected via Cookies below for more information.

How We Use Information Collected via Cookies

We use or may use the data collected through cookies to: (a) remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit our websites and online services; (b) provide and monitor the effectiveness of our websites and online services; (c) monitor online usage and activities of our websites and online services; (d) diagnose errors and problems with our websites and online services; (e) otherwise plan for and enhance our online services; and (f) facilitate the purposes identified in the Our Use of Personal Information section of our Privacy Notice.  We and our advertising partners also use the information we collect through cookies to understand your browsing activities, including across unaffiliated third-party sites, so that we can deliver ads and information about products and services that may be of interest to you.

Please note that we link some of the Personal Information we collect through cookies with the other Personal Information that we collect about you and for the purposes described in our Privacy Notice.

Your Choices About Cookies

If you would prefer not to accept cookies, most browsers will allow you to: (i) change your browser settings to notify you when you receive a cookie, which lets you choose whether or not to accept it; (ii) disable existing cookies; or (iii) set your browser to automatically reject cookies. Please note that doing so may negatively impact your experience using our online services, as some features and services on our online services may not work properly. Depending on your device and operating system, you may not be able to delete or block all cookies. In addition, if you want to reject cookies across all your browsers and devices, you will need to do so on each browser on each device you actively use. You may also set your email options to prevent the automatic downloading of images that may contain technologies that would allow us to know whether you have accessed our email and performed certain functions with it.

You can learn more about Google’s practices with Google Analytics by visiting Google’s privacy policy here.  You can also view Google’s currently available opt-out options here.

We may also utilize certain forms of display advertising and other advanced features through Google Analytics, such as Remarketing with Google Analytics, Google Display Network Impression Reporting, the DoubleClick Campaign Manager Integration, and Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting. These features enable us to use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick advertising cookie) or other third-party cookies together to inform, optimize, and display ads based on your past visits to the services.  You may control your advertising preferences or opt-out of certain Google advertising products by visiting the Google Ads Preferences Manager, currently available at https://google.com/ads/preferences, or by visiting NAI’s online resources at http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices.

Your Choices About Online Ads

We support the self-regulatory principles for online behavioral advertising (Principles) published by the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA). This means that we allow you to exercise choice regarding the collection of information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites for online interest-based advertising purposes. More information about these Principles can be found at www.aboutads.info. If you want to opt out of receiving online interest-based advertisements on your internet browser from advertisers and third parties that participate in the DAA program and perform advertising-related services for us and our partners, please follow the instructions at www.aboutads.info/choices, or http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ to place an opt-out cookie on your device indicating that you do not want to receive interest-based advertisements.  Opt-out cookies only work on the internet browser and device they are downloaded onto. If you want to opt out of interest-based advertisements across all your browsers and devices, you will need to opt out on each browser on each device you actively use. If you delete cookies on your device generally, you will need to opt out again.

If you want to opt out of receiving online interest-based advertisements on mobile apps, please follow the instructions at http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices.

Please note that when you opt out of receiving interest-based advertisements, this does not mean you will no longer see advertisements from us or on our online services.  It means that the online ads that you do see from DAA program participants should not be based on your interests.  We are not responsible for the effectiveness of, or compliance with, any third-parties’ opt-out options or programs or the accuracy of their statements regarding their programs. In addition, third parties may still use cookies to collect information about your use of our online services, including for analytics and fraud prevention as well as any other purpose permitted under the DAA’s Principles.

Updates to This Cookie Notice

We will update this Cookie Notice from time to time. When we make changes to this Cookie Notice, we will change the “Last Updated” date at the beginning of this Cookie Notice. If we make material changes to this Cookie Notice, we will notify you by email to your registered email address, by prominent posting on this website or our online services, or through other appropriate communication channels. All changes shall be effective from the date of publication unless otherwise provided in the notification.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or requests in connection with this Cookie Notice or other privacy-related matters, please send an email to info@waterstreetcompany.com.   

Alternatively, inquiries may be addressed to:

WaterStreet Company

P.O Box 2700

Bigfork, MT 59911

Annex – Cookies

[Google Analytics]

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[Analytics cookie]

[https://www.waterstreetcompany.com]

[This is one of the four main Cookies set by the Google Analytics services which enables website owners to understand visitor behavior and measure the website performance. This Cookie distinguishes between users and sessions. It is used to calculate new and returning visitor statistics. The Cookie is updated every time data is sent to Cookie Analytics. The lifespan of the Cookie can be customized by website owners. Currently configured for [six months].

Please also see Google’s Policy: https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies?hl=en]

[You may review Google’s site “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps” located at   www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/ . You can learn about Google Analytics’ currently available opt-outs, including the Google Analytics Browser Ad-On here  https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/ ]

[Hubspot]

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[Pixel]

[https://www.waterstreetcompany.com]

Sends data to the marketing platform Hubspot about the visitor’s device and behavior. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels

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Schedule a demo today by calling us at 406.333.1989 or filling out the form via the following link.

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Faster, more efficient workflows mean cost savings for your company and greater customer satisfaction for the insured. Don’t wait to switch from a dated legacy system. The benefits of a cloud-based Policy Administration System allow for company-wide growth and an edge in your competitive landscape.