Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting www.westlake.com and/or its associated web pages. We are proud of the products and services we provide our customers, the relationships we have built with our vendors, the quality of our employees and the value that we strive to provide our investors, so we invite you to browse the Website at length to learn more about us. Westlake is dedicated to protecting the privacy of the users of the Website and, accordingly, has developed this privacy policy. Westlake will endeavor to preserve the privacy of your information that is not publicly posted on the Website, and use it only as set forth herein. This Privacy Policy is intended to protect individuals, and does not apply to businesses or persons acting on behalf of businesses.

Collection and Use of Information - When you visit the Website, we automatically gather information that allows the Website to communicate with your computer during the visit, and we track information such as the date and time you visit, the number of visits to the site, which parts of the Website you visit, your Computer's IP address and web browser type. Such information can be used to help us design and administer the Website. You cannot be personally identified from this type of data.

The type of information by which you can be personally identified (e.g., e-mail address, mailing address, name, etc.) will only be collected if you affirmatively agree to supply it. Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, such information will be used for the purposes specified, implied by or which otherwise logically flow from the nature of the location(s) where such information is provided by you and/or the nature of the information provided. Examples might include submission of your e-mail address in order to receive notifications about Westlake’s press releases and public filings. We do not distribute or sell personal information to third parties for the purpose of allowing them to market their products and services. We will remove your personal information from our database at your request. Westlake does not seek any private information from you (e.g., health status, race or ethnicity, marital status, criminal record) unless legally required to do so, for example, in connection with recruiting. If you choose to provide such information, by doing so you provide Westlake your consent to use that data in the ways expressly described at the location(s) where such information is provided by you and as otherwise provided in this Agreement.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the preceding paragraphs, Westlake may disclose specific information (such as identity and contact information) if we believe that such disclosure is necessary or desirable to: (i) fulfill legal or regulatory requirements, (ii) protect our rights or those of others, (iii) prevent or mitigate harm or damage of any kind or nature, (iv) address abusive practices related to use of the Website or (v) address or seek redress for a violation of this Agreement.
If we provide you with the opportunity to give us feedback regarding the Website and/or our products and services, by providing that feedback you acknowledge that it will become the property of Westlake and that Westlake may use that feedback for marketing or other purposes, and, if your contact information is provided, that Westlake may, but is not obligated to, contact you for further feedback.

Cookies - To improve your interaction with the Website, Westlake may employ a feature commonly referred to as "cookies". "Cookies" are pieces of information sent from a website to your computer and stored on your computer's hard drive. This feature improves efficiency by permitting the website to retain information such as login information and the website pages you last visited, which it can then access on subsequent visits so, for example, you do not need to re-input your information. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but some are changed to or have a default setting that rejects them. It is ultimately your choice to accept or reject them. Non-acceptance typically results in decreased functionality.

Information From Children - The Website contains information that may be of interest to children, but Westlake does not seek through the Website to gather personal information from or about persons under the age of 17. We are committed to complying with applicable laws and requirements, such as the United States' Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).

Sensitive Information - Westlake does not seek any sensitive information from visitors to our Website, unless legally required to do so, for example, in connection with recruiting or hiring. Sensitive information includes a number of types of data relating to: race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or other similar beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health, sexual life or criminal record. We suggest that you do not provide sensitive information of this nature. However, if you do provide such information, Westlake accepts your explicit consent to use that data in the ways described in this Privacy Statement or in the ways described at the point where such information is disclosed.

Communications from Westlake - Opt-In / Opt-Out - The Website provides you the opportunity to register to receive communications from us and our Third Party Providers. Absent your affirmative opt-in, you should not receive any communications from Westlake as a result of your use of the Website. If after opting-in, you choose to no longer receive communications from Westlake, please follow the unsubscribe procedures to opt-out. We will endeavor to remove you from the distribution list for the subject communications as soon as reasonably possible.

Limitation of Liability - In no event will Westlake, its affiliates and divisions, and their respective employees, officers, directors, contractors, suppliers, vendors, insurers and agents, be liable to you or to any other person for any costs, damages (including any special, incidental, exemplary, indirect or consequential damages), or liability of any nature, arising from any cause, resulting from the collection, use, transfer, processing, handling, content, or storage of personal information obtained or submitted by you resulting from your access and use of this website.

Westlake reserves the right to change, modify, or update this Agreement at any time without notice. The Agreement was originally produced on June 22, 2016.

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