For purposes of this Policy, “Personal Information” means (i) a first name or a first initial and last name, (ii) an email address, (iii) a physical or postal address, (iv) a telephone number, and (v) any other information that is unique to an individual, including information that can be used to uniquely identify, distinguish or trace an individual’s identity. Anything that is not Personal Information is “non-personally identifiable information.”
We recognize that when you choose to provide us with Personal Information, you trust us to act in a responsible manner. Accordingly, we have adopted this Policy regarding how we collect, use and protect your Personal Information.
What Information do we Collect? How do we Use it?
We do not collect any Personal Information about you at the Website unless you choose to provide it to us voluntarily; however, some parts of the Website and some services may be more difficult or impossible to use if you choose not to disclose Personal Information. Therefore, at times, you may be requested to voluntarily supply us with your Personal Information. Generally, this information is requested when you register for an online service, when you provide information in connection with an online transaction or when you contact us in relation to the Website or our services.
If you do provide us with Personal Information, we will only use it for the purposes described in this Policy or to aggregate data in a manner that does not identify you or your company, and we will not sell, license, transmit or disclose this information outside of VP Ventures or our affiliates unless (1) you expressly authorize us to do so, (2) it is necessary to allow our trusted service providers or agents to provide services for us, (3) in order to provide our products or services to you, (4) it is disclosed to entities that perform marketing or data aggregation services on our behalf, or with which we have joint marketing arrangements, as further described below, (5) as required to third party companies to support the Website’s technical operation or execute a specific promotion, program or features, or (6) it is necessary in connection with a sale of all or substantially all of the assets of VP Ventures or the merger of VP Ventures into another entity or any consolidation, share exchange, combination, reorganization, or like transaction in which VP Ventures is not the survivor.
We intend to continue improving the content and function of our Website. For this reason, we may monitor customer traffic patterns and Website usage to help us improve the design and layout of our Website and provide content of interest to you. As such, in addition to Personal Information provided to us as identified above, we also collect certain non-personally identifiable information. For example, our web servers automatically identify computers by their IP addresses, and we use certain tracking technologies (such as cookies), as further described below. VP Ventures and each of our service providers may use this non-personally identifiable information to analyze trends, administer the Website, track users’ movement and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. We will not link these IP addresses to Personal Information.
The Website may use cookie and tracking technology depending on the features offered. Cookie and tracking technologies are useful for gathering information such as browser type and operating system, tracking the number of visitors to the Website, and understanding how visitors use the Website. Cookies can also help customize the Website for visitors. Cookies are a common part of many commercial websites that allow small text files to be sent by a website, accepted by a web browser and then placed on your hard drive as recognition for repeat visits to the Website. Every time you visit our Website, our servers, through cookies, pixels and/or GIF files, collect basic technical information such as your domain name, the address of the last URL visited prior to clicking through to the Website, and your browser and operating system. You do not need to enable cookies to visit our Website; however, some parts of the Website and some services may be more difficult or impossible to use if cookies are disabled. Personal Information cannot be collected via cookies and other tracking technology; however, if you previously provided Personal Information, cookies may be tied to such information. Aggregate cookie and tracking information is not shared with third parties.
How do we Use Your Information for Marketing?
We may share your Personal Information within our international partnerships, group companies and affiliated organizations and with our business partners for marketing purposes and we may send you information about other organizations’ goods and services. By submitting Personal Information to us, you agree that we or any of our business partners may contact you, directly or via our agents, by mail, telephone, fax, email, SMS or other electronic messaging service with offers of goods and services or information that may be of interest to you. By providing us with your Personal Information, you consent to being contacted by these methods for these purposes. If you do not wish to receive marketing information either from us or our business partners, please indicate this where requested on the registration or contact form or contact us using the details below.
Your Consent and Other People’s Personal Information
By providing us with your Personal Information, you consent to our processing your Personal Information, including sensitive Personal Information, for the above purposes. You also consent to our transferring your Personal Information to us or our service providers to other countries or jurisdictions that may not provide the same level of data protection as the United States, if necessary for the purposes described in this Policy. If we do make such a transfer to our third party service providers, we or they will, if appropriate, put a contract in place to ensure that your Personal Information is protected in accordance with this Policy. If you provide us with Personal Information about another person, you represent and warrant that they have appointed you to act for them, to consent to the processing of their Personal Information, including sensitive Personal Information, and that you have informed them of our identity and the purposes (as set out above) for which their Personal Information will be processed. When we first contact them we may tell them where we got their Personal Information from.
How do we Protect Your Personal Information?
No transmission of data over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, given the electronic nature of the Internet, by using this Website, you accept the inherent risks in doing so, including, but not limited to, the security risks of interception, unauthorized access, the risks of corruption and the risks of viruses or other harmful devices.
We link to other Websites. We are not responsible for the content or privacy policies of these websites for the way in which information about their users is treated or otherwise. In particular, unless expressly stated, we are not agents for these websites or advertisers nor are we authorized to make representations on their behalf. We do not endorse any of such websites or pages, the services or products described or offered on such websites or pages, or any of the content contained on those websites and pages. In any event, you should explore the privacy practices of those third parties in order to understand how any Personal Information you may provide to such third parties will be collected, handled and protected.
In order to bring you more personalized services, we may ask you to establish one or more passwords to gain access to certain services or sections in either our Website or the website(s) of other suppliers whose products or services are available to you via a link from our Website. You are solely responsible for the control and use of each password you create. If your password is compromised, the security of your Personal Information may be compromised as well. Thus, if you believe that your password has been compromised, please change your password immediately.
Other Terms and Conditions
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By Phone: (214) 416-9020