To demonstrate our commitment to your privacy, we have prepared this statement disclosing our privacy practices. We do not collect 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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
If our information practices change in a significant way, we will post and highlight the policy changes.
Please send an e-mail message to email to email@example.com