Information Collection and Use
As used in this policy, the terms "using" and "processing" information include using cookies on a computer, subjecting the information to statistical or other analysis, and using or handling information in any way, including, but not limited to, collecting, storing, evaluating, modifying, deleting, using, combining, disclosing and transferring information within our organization or among our affiliates within the United States or internationally.
Information Collection and Use
In the course of using the Digital Properties, you may voluntarily submit personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you and administer your account ("Personal Information"). Personal information may include but is not limited to, your name, phone number, and e-mail address. The Digital Properties may also collect Personal Information from you if you choose to opt-in to participate in surveys, contests, or competitions.
Personal Information is used for the following purposes: (i) to provide and improve our services, features, and content; (ii) to administer your use of the Services; (iii) to better understand your needs and interests; (iv) to fulfill requests you may make; (v) to provide service announcements; and (vi) to provide you with further information and offers from us or third parties that we believe you may find useful or interesting, including newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information on related services.
As you use the Digital Property, our servers may record information that the browser sends whenever it points to a Digital Property or online service ("Log Data"). Log Data may include, but is not limited to, your computer's Internet Protocol address, browser type, the web page you were visiting before you came to one of the Digital Properties, and information you search for on a Digital Property. We use this information to monitor and analyze the use of Digital Property and Services for technical administration, to increase functionality and user-friendliness, and to better tailor it to our visitors' needs. For example, some of this information is collected so that when you visit the Digital Property again, it will recognize you and serve information appropriate to your interests.
We may use "cookies" to collect information. A cookie is a small data file that we transfer to your computer's hard disk for record-keeping purposes. We may use "persistent cookies" to save your username and login password for future logins to the Digital Property. We may use "session ID cookies" to enable certain features of our service, to better understand how you interact with the Digital Property, and to monitor web traffic routing on the Digital Property and aggregate usage of the Digital Property. You can instruct your browser, by changing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. If you do not accept cookies, however, you may not be able to use all portions of the Digital Properties or all functionality of the services.
We do not direct the Digital Property to persons under 13 years of age and require Users to be 13 years or older. Accordingly, we do not knowingly collect or maintain on the Digital Property personally identifying or other information from persons under 13 years of age. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with Personal Information without their consent, he or she should contact us. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with Personal Information, we will delete such information from our files.
We recommend that minors over the age of 13 ask a parent or guardian for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
We will not disclose to any unauthorized third party a User's name or contact information. We will also not monitor, edit or disclose the contents of any user's information unless required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (1) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on us; (2) protect and defend our rights or property; (3) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of our users or the public; (4) to prevent or stop any activity we may consider to be or to pose a risk of being, illegal, unethical, inappropriate or legally actionable; or (5) fix or debug problems with our servers/software/service.
Even with all the appropriate precautions we take to protect your information, we recommend you refrain from sending private information or Personal Information by e-mail, chat, or other messaging services.
Aggregate Information and Non-Identifying Information. We may share aggregated information that includes non-identifying information and Log Data with third parties for industry analysis, demographic profiling, and to deliver targeted advertising about other products and services.
Service Providers. We may employ third-party companies and individuals to facilitate the Service, to provide services on our behalf, and to perform services related to the administration of the Digital Property (including, without limitation, maintenance, hosting and database management services, web analytics, and administration). These third parties may have access to your Personal Information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
Business Transfers. We may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of its assets, including your Personal Information, in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization, or sale of assets or in the event of bankruptcy.
We will make any legally required disclosures of any breach of the security, confidentiality, or integrity of your unencrypted electronically stored "personal data" (as defined in applicable state statutes on security breach notification) to you via email or conspicuous posting on these Services in the most expedient time possible and without unreasonable delay, insofar as consistent with (i) the legitimate needs of law enforcement or (ii) any measures necessary to determine the scope of the breach and restore the reasonable integrity of the data system.
Links to Other Sites
Vnomic Digital Property and Services may contain links to other websites. If you choose to visit an advertiser by "clicking on" a banner ad or other type of advertisement or clicking on another third-party link, you will be directed to that third party's website. The fact that we link to a website or present a banner ad or other type of advertisement is not an endorsement, authorization, or representation that we are affiliated with that third party, nor is it an endorsement of their privacy or information security policies or practices. We do not exercise control over third-party websites. These other websites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you. Other websites and services follow different rules regarding the use or disclosure of the personal information you submit to them. We encourage you to read the privacy policies or statements of the other websites you visit.