“Personal Information” includes, your name, address information, personal e-mail address and URL, telephone number, account username and password, as well as other, similar information.
“Prospect Information” includes the same information as Personal Information except that Prospect Information is information that is submitted by an individual who is not the subject of the data submitted.
“Non-Identifying Personal Information” includes information about you, including, without limitation, your Internet service provider, browser type, domain name, the Web Site that referred you to us, the web pages you request, the date and time of those requests, and entry and exit points.
“Business Contact Information” includes the name, title, business address, or telephone number of an employee in an organization. It also includes departmental e-mail addresses that contain no individually identifiable information. Business Contact Information is not Personal Information.
“Aggregated Information” is any information about more than one individual where the individual identities are unknown and cannot be inferred from the information. Aggregated Information is not Personal Information.
VTEM may collect Personal Information from you, but only if you provide it to us voluntarily. We also collect Personal Information that you provide to our suppliers, which they pass on to us so that we can fulfill your order. You must provide Personal Information in the form of a unique identifier (username, password) to enter certain parts of our web site. In addition, in certain situations, such as when a purchaser buys a product as a gift and supplies the recipients’ name and address, we collect Prospect Information.
VTEM does not sell products for purchase by children. We do not knowingly collect, maintain, or use Personal Information or Prospect Information from children under age 13. If you are under age 13, do not share personal information with us.
VTEM may use and disclose Personal Information or Prospect Information as described in this document. In addition to the uses described in this document, we may use Personal Information or Prospect Information for purposes that include maintaining the Web Site, order fulfillment and administration, and product surveys, administrative and analytical purposes like accounting, billing and audits, and information system management, and other, similar uses. We may also use Personal Information or Prospect Information to provide current and potential customers and suppliers with information about our services.
We only collect, use, and disclose Personal Information or Prospect Information for purposes that are reasonable in the circumstances. We use only fair and lawful means to collect Personal Information or Prospect Information.
We reserve the right to use or disclose Aggregated Information and Business Contact Information in ways that we think are appropriate.
We disclose Personal Information or Prospect Information to other companies and individuals to perform functions for us under confidentiality agreements. These types of agents include mailing and delivery companies, marketing service providers, database managers, customer service representatives, and other agents who perform functions for or on our behalf. These agents may perform functions such as analyzing data, supplying marketing assistance, providing search results and links (including paid listings and links), fulfilling orders, delivering packages, sending postal mail and e-mail, removing repetitive information from customer lists, processing credit card payments, and providing customer service. Where we disclose Personal Information or Prospect Information to organizations that perform services on our behalf, we will require those organizations to use such information solely for the purposes of providing services to us and to protect the Personal Information or Prospect Information with appropriate safeguards.
We may use or disclose Personal Information or Prospect Information without your consent in certain circumstances:
When we are required or permitted to disclose information without consent, we will not disclose more information than is necessary to fulfill the disclosure purpose.
You may withdraw your consent at any time, subject to reasonable notice and legal or contractual obligations. To withdraw your consent, simply tell us of the Personal Information that you no longer wish us to collect, use, or disclose through the Contact Information listed below. However, we are unable to offer some services, like processing purchases, without Personal Information.
We will take reasonable steps to keep Personal Information or Prospect Information accurate, complete, current, and relevant to its intended use. We keep Personal Information or Prospect Information only as long as we need it for the reasons it was collected. When Personal Information or Prospect Information is no longer required for our purposes, we have procedures to destroy, delete, or erase it or to convert it to an anonymous form.
At your request, we will provide you with reasonable access to your Personal Information, so that you can review what we have stored and, if you choose, request corrections to it.
VTEM combines technical and physical safeguards with employee policies and procedures to protect your information. We work to protect your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts the information that you provide online at our Web Site. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to protect your information, continue to assess new technology for protecting information, and when appropriate, upgrade our information security systems.
Further, we permit only authorized VTEM employees and third parties to access any Personal Information or Prospect Information that you supply to us. If an employee misuses Personal Information or Prospect Information, we will take disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment. If any third party individual or organization misuses Personal Information or Prospect Information, we will take action, up to and including termination of any agreement between VTEM and that individual or organization.
When you click on a link on this Web Site that takes you to a web site operated by another company, you will be subject to that company’s web site privacy policies.