Privacy Policy

(last updated 9/23/14)

Wisteria Enterprises Ltd. (“we,” “us,” or “our”) is concerned about privacy issues, and we want you to be familiar with how we collect, use, and disclose information. This Privacy Policy describes our practices in connection with information that we collect through the Advance@Work blog located at (the “Blog”), as well as HTML-formatted or other e-mail messages that we send to you that link to the Blog. Please note that this Privacy Policy applies only to our online information-gathering and dissemination practices in connection with the Blog, and does not apply to any of our practices conducted offline, or connection with our other websites. If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices, please contact us at

Your accessing and/or using the Blog signifies that you agree with all the terms of this Privacy Policy. Please do not access or use the Blog if you disagree with any part of this Privacy Policy.

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. Please take a look at the “last updated” legend at the top of this page to see when this Privacy Policy was last revised. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will become effective when we post the revised Privacy Policy on the Blog. Your accessing and/or using the Blog following these changes means that you accept the revised Privacy Policy.

Personal Information We May Collect. “Personal Information” is information that identifies you or relates to you as an individual, including name, postal address (including billing and shipping address), telephone number, and e-mail address. 

How We May Collect Personal Information. We and our third-party service providers may collect Personal Information in a variety of ways, including:

• Through the Blog. We may collect Personal Information through the Site (e.g., when you sign up for a newsletter or register for a seminar).

• From Other Sources. We may receive your Personal Information from other sources, including public databases, joint marketing partners, social media platforms, and people with whom you are friends or otherwise connected on social media platforms, as well as from other third parties.

How We May Use Personal Information. We and our third-party service providers may use your Personal Information:

• To respond to your inquiries and fulfill your requests, such as to send to you publications that you request or to register you for events. 

• To send mailings to you relating to seminars, events, or legal updates that we think may be of interest to you.

• To keep a record of your contact information and correspondence, and use it to respond to you, if you contact us by e-mail through the Blog.

• To send to you administrative information (e.g., information regarding the Blog and changes to our terms, conditions, and policies).

• To provide services, including seminars and other events.

• To allow you to send Blog-related content to a friend or colleague through the Blog. By using this functionality, you are telling us that you are entitled to use and provide us with your friend’s or colleague’s name and e-mail address.

• For our business purposes, such as data analysis, audits, fraud monitoring and prevention, enhancing, improving or modifying the Blog, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns, and operating and expanding our business activities.

• As we believe to be necessary or appropriate: (a) under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to respond to requests from public or government authorities, including public or government authorities outside your country of residence; (d) to enforce our terms and conditions; (e) to protect our operations; (f) to protect our rights, privacy, safety, or property, or that of you or others; or (g) to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.

How Personal Information May Be Disclosed. Your Personal Information may be disclosed:

• To our third-party service providers that provide services such as web hosting, services-related consulting and monitoring, data analysis, information technology and related infrastructure, customer service,
e-mail delivery, auditing, and other similar services. 

• To identify you to anyone to whom you send messages through the Blog.

• By you on the Blog if you are able to post information and materials. Please note that any information that you post or disclose through the Blog will become public information, and may be available to us, users of the Blog, and the general public. We urge you to be very careful when deciding to disclose your Personal Information, or any other information, on the Blog.

• As we believe to be necessary or appropriate: (a) under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to respond to requests from public or government authorities, including public or government authorities outside your country of residence; (d) to enforce our terms and conditions; (e) to protect our operations; (f) to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, or that you or others; or (g) to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.

Other Information We May Collect. “Other Information” is any information that does not reveal your specific identity or does not directly relate to an individual, such as browser and device information, location information and demographic information, and other information provided by you. We and our third party service providers may collect Other Information through the use of Google Analytics or by other means.

How We May Use and Disclose Other Information. Please note that we may use and disclose Other Information for any purpose, except where we are required to do otherwise under applicable law. If we are required to treat Other Information as Personal Information under applicable law, then we may use it as we use Personal Information.

In some instances, we may combine Other Information with Personal Information (such as combining your name with your geographical location). If we combine any Other Information with Personal Information, the combined information will be treated by us as Personal Information as long as it is so combined.

Third Party Sites. This Privacy Policy does not address, and we are not responsible for, the privacy, information, or other practices of any third parties, including any third party operating any blog or other website or services to which this Blog contains a link. The inclusion of a link on the Blog does not imply our endorsement of the linked website.

Security. We seek to use reasonable organizational, technical, and administrative measures to protect Personal Information under our control. Unfortunately, no data transmission or storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure (e.g., if you feel that the security of any account you might have with us has been compromised), please immediately notify us of the problem by contacting us in accordance with the “Contacting Us” section below.

Your Choices and Access Regarding Our Use of Your Personal Information for Marketing Purposes. If you no longer want to receive marketing-related e-mails from us on a going-forward basis, you may opt-out of receiving these marketing-related e-mails by contacting us by e-mail at We aim to comply with your request(s) as soon as reasonably practicable. Please note that if you do opt-out of receiving marketing-related e-mails from us, we may still send you important administrative messages; you cannot opt-out from receiving administrative messages.

How You Can Access, Change, or Suppress Your Personal Information. You may request to review, correct, update, suppress, or otherwise modify any Personal Information that you have previously provided through the Blog, or object to the use or processing of such Personal Information by us. You may exercise these rights by contacting us by e-mail at In your request, please make clear what information you would like to have changed and whether you would like to have your Personal Information suppressed from our database, or otherwise let us know what limitations you would like to put on our use of your Personal Information that you have provided to us. For your protection, we will only implement requests with respect to the Personal Information associated with the particular e-mail address that you use to send us your request, and we may need to verify your identity before implementing your request. We aim to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable.

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes, and that there may also be residual information that will remain within our databases and other records, which will not be removed therefrom. We may, from time to time, re-contact former users of the Blog. Finally, we are not responsible for removing information from the databases of third parties (such as service providers) with whom we have shared your Personal Information.

Retention Period. We will retain your Personal Information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or allowed by law.

Use of Blog by Minors. The Blog is not directed to individuals under the age of 13, and we request that these individuals do not provide Personal Information through the Blog.

Cross-Border Transfer. This Blog is controlled and operated from the United States, and is not intended to subject us to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country, or territory other than those of the United States. Your Personal Information may be stored and processed in any country where we have facilities or in which we engage service providers, and by using the Blog you consent to the transfer of information to countries outside of your country of residence, including the United States, which may have different data protection rules than those of your country.

Sensitive Information. We ask that you not send us, and you not disclose, any sensitive Personal Information (e.g., Social Security numbers, credit card or other payment card information, information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, criminal background, or trade union membership) on or through the Blog or otherwise to us.

Contacting Us. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by e-mail at Please note that e-mail communications are not always secure, so please do not include credit card information or sensitive information in your e-mails to us.


(last updated 10/23/14)

This Cookies Policy describes how we use cookies to store information on your computer. 

By using our website located at (the "Website"), as well as HTML-formatted email messages that we may send to you via your subscription to this Website (collectively, the "Services)", you understand that we may place cookies on your computer, including analytical cookies, in accordance with the terms of this Cookies Policy. 

We may change this Cookies Policy from time to time. Please take a look at the "Last Updated" legend below "Cookies Policy" above to see when this Cookies Policy was last revised.  Any changes to this Cookies Policy will become effective when we post the revised Cookies Policy on the Services. Your use of the Services following these changes means that you accept the revised Cookies Policy.

1.  What are Cookies?

A cookie is a text-only string of information that the Services transfer to the "cookie" file of the browser you are using so that the Services can recognize your computer when you re-visit and remember certain information about you, such as which pages you visit, choices you make from menus, and the time and date of your visit.

2.  Types of Cookies

There are two main types of cookies:

(i) Session cookies: these are temporary cookies that expire when you close your browser. Session cookies allow the Services to recognize your computer as you navigate between pages during a single browser session, allowing you to use the Services most efficiently.

(ii) Persistent cookies: these are stored on your computer between browsing sessions until they expire or are deleted.  They allow the Services to remember your preferences and tailor services to you.

3.  Our use of Cookies

We may use both session and persistent cookies in connection with the Services.  These cookies are used for security purposes, to facilitate navigation, to display information more effectively, and to personalize your experience while visiting the Services, as well as for online tracking purposes.  Cookies permit us to recognize your computer to assist your use of the Services.  We may also use cookies to gather statistical information about the usage of the Services in order to continually improve the design and functionality, to understand how users use the Services and to assist us with resolving questions regarding the Services.

In addition to cookies which send information to us, we may also use cookies which collect information and send it to our service providers (AWeber, Google, and Squarespace).  Please check the relevant service provider’s website for more information about their use of cookies.  Further, where the Services allow you to access other websites from the Services using the links provided, the operators of those websites may use cookies in accordance with their own cookies policy, which may differ from ours.

Cookie name

Type of cookie, purpose and information stored

H1_NI_ID and H1_NI_Sess

These are persistent cookies.  They store information about which pages of the Services you click on and your IP address.

__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz, NID

These are persistent cookies.  They are used by Google for Google analytics. 


This is a persistent cookie that we use for keeping track of the local time zone.


This is a session cookie that we use to reference the default server port.


This is a session cookie that we use to identify the language of the Services.


This is a session cookie that we use to see whether the user is logged into the Services as an editor.

Siteld, Portletld, ZoneId and Navld

These are session cookies that we use to help manage users across multiple domains by identifying the home page and what page you are on.

BIGipServerH1-PHYSICAL-A0910-80 and sessionKey

These are session cookies that we use to keep the user connected to one server in a web farm environment.


This is a session cookie that we use to help manage dynamic content changes.


This is a session cookie that works with language cookies.

4.  Information Collected by our Analytics Software

Some of the cookies we use are ‘analytical’ cookies.  Our analytics software (Google analytics) allows us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the Services when they are using the Services.  This helps us to improve the way the Services work, e.g.., by making sure that users are finding what they need easily.  The following types of information are collected by our analytics software:

a.  User's demographic information, e.g., language preference and location (city, country/territory, continent, sub-continental region).

b.  User's behavior, e.g., whether the user is a new or returning visitor, the frequency of visits/date of last visit.

c.  User's technology, e.g., operating system, network/service provider (ISP and network host).

d.  Mobile information, e.g. whether the user accessed the Services via a mobile device and, if so, the type of device (brand, service provider, operating system and input selection method).

e.  Traffic source, e.g., direct (i.e., the user typed in the URL themselves) or referral (i.e., the user clicked on a link) and for referral traffic, the traffic source (search engine or link); also the Google search term (if applicable) that resulted in the link to the Website.

f.   Content viewed, e.g., pages, files, and directories clicked on, landing pages/exit pages and search words (if any) used on the Website.

5.  Refusing Cookies on the Services

If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows you to automatically decline cookies, or be given the choice of declining or accepting the transfer to your computer of a particular cookie (or cookies) from a particular website.  Information about the procedure you are required to follow in order to disable cookies can be found on your Internet browser provider's website via your help screen.  You may also wish to refer to

Please be aware that if cookies are disabled not all features of the Services may operate as intended.