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VGIS Communications, LLC, ("VGIS") is committed to fair information practices, and respects the privacy and security of its users. Our goal is to provide you with an Internet experience that delivers the information, resources, and services that are most relevant and helpful to you. In order to achieve this goal, we sometimes collect information during your visits to understand what differentiates you from each of our other users. We will not disclose it to any person or organization outside our company and its affiliates. except as described in this Privacy Policy.

To demonstrate our commitment to your privacy, we have prepared this statement disclosing our privacy practices. We do not collect pesonal personal identifying information, except in our registration procedures, where applicable. At the time of this writing, we collect email addresses in our newsletter and bulletin board discussion registrations. Other personal information, such as address information and employment information, may be provided to us, but is not required. When you post messages to our bulletin boards, we also collect the IP address of the computer that you are posting from.

Information We Collect and How We Use It

VGIS collects certain information from and about its users three ways: directly from the user, from our Web server logs and with cookies.

Web server logs: When you visit our West Web sites, we may track information to administer the site and analyze its usage. This information is provided by all Internet browsers, and is used in aggregate fashion to learn more about our visitors as a whole. Virtually every Web site has the ability to collect and analyze this information. Examples of information we may track include:

  • your Internet protocol address
  • what kind of browser or computer you use
  • the number of links you click within the site
  • the state or country from which you accessed the site
  • the date and time of your visit
  • the name of your Internet service provider
  • the Web page you linked to our site from
  • the pages you viewed on the site

Cookies: Our Web sites use cookies (i.e., small bits of text that our servers place into a file on your computer's hard drive). This is used to save your preferences and login information, and provide personalized functionality. You can reject cookies by changing your browser settings, but be aware that this will disable some of the functionality on our Web sites.

Personal information users give us: On some portions of our Web site, visitors can register to purchase products or services, receive personalized content and participate in surveys or contests. When you register, we will ask you for some personal information.

If you're purchasing a product, we, or one of our third party vendors, such as Amazon or Barnes and Noble, will request financial information (E.g., What is your credit card number?). Any information that you provide to a third party vendor is not disclosed to us, and the use of such information is governed by that vendor's privacy policy. Any financial information we collect is used only to bill you for the products and services you purchased. If you purchase by credit card, this information may be forwarded to your credit card provider.

For other types of registrations, we will ask for your name, address, e-mail address or telephone number. We may then contact you with information about other products and services.

Finally, you may be asked to disclose personal information to us so that we can provide assistance and information to you. For example, we may collect personal information from you (such as an e-mail address, system information and problem descriptions) in order to provide online technical support and troubleshooting.

If you don't want to receive promotional materials from us or our marketing partners, you can opt out at any time. You simply need to update your preferences with each service to which you are registered. If you have a question about opting out, send an email to privacy@vgiscentral.com

Who Has Access to the Information?

VGIS will share your personal data in four ways:

  • as required by law, in a matter of public safety or policy, or as needed in connection with the transfer of other business assets. In compliance with U.S. law, VGIS does not share information with any unaffiliated third parties for marketing purposes unless you expressly ask us to.
  • with other VGIS sponsored, owned or created Web sites,
  • with agents and contractors who use it on our behalf or in connection with their relationship with us. For example, if you register for a contest, the company that manages the contest for us will have access to your personal data. Another example is that if you registered for our newsletter, our email service has access to your emal address, so that they can send our monthly newsletter to you.

Links to Other Companies' Sites

Our Web sites contain links to sites maintained by companies that are not affiliated with VGIS. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those sites, and we encourage you to use caution when visiting them. In particular, we recommend you view the privacy policy posted on each site.

How to Correct Inaccuracies


If you've registered with our Web sites, you can access and update your information by sending an email to privacy@vgiscentral.com

Privacy Policy Changes

If our information practices change in a significant way, we will post and highlight the policy changes.

Questions?

Please send an e-mail message to email to privacy@vgiscentral.com


 


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Copyright 2010. VGIS Communications LLC. All Rights Reserved. VGIS Communications, LLC - 41 Watchung Plaza, Suite 249, Montclair, New Jersey 07042 - 973-509-7333. Nothing herein is intended as legal or financial advice. The law is different in different jurisdictions, and the facts of a particular matter can change the application of the law. Please consult an attorney or your financial adviser before acting upon the information contained in this article. For additional information, contact Mark J. Astarita, Esq., a partner in the law firm of Beam & Astarita, LLC, who represents clients in a wide variety of finance related matters. Mr. Astarita can be contacted by email at astarita@beamlaw.com.

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