At VBrick, we respect and protect the privacy of our customers and those who use our website. The following Privacy Statement provides details about how your personal information is collected and used. This privacy statement applies to the network of VBrick websites, products, and services that are located in, but not limited to, the VBrick.com domain.
Information Collection and Use
VBrick is the sole owner of information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. VBrick may collect information from our users at several different points on our website.
Our website may offer several opportunities for visitors to register for promotional and informational mailings, online webinars and resources, and for assistance in evaluating our software, products, and services. These registration forms are often linked to VBrick mailing lists and require users to give contact information (such as name and email address). We use this contact information to send users information about our company and its products and services if requested or necessary. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings at any time (see the Choice/Opt-out section below).
Sharing and Usage
We will never share, sell, or rent your personal information to third parties for their promotional use. Occasionally, we enter into contracts with third parties so that they can assist us in servicing you (for example, providing customer service). The contracts prohibit them from using any of your personal information for their own purposes, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information we provide to them. We may disclose or report personal information in limited circumstances where we believe in good faith that disclosure is required under the law. For example, we may be required to disclose personal information to cooperate with regulators or law enforcement authorities to comply with a legal process such as court order, subpoena, search warrant, or law enforcement request.
Use of Web Technologies
We use a variety of technologies on our sites. Among these are cookies, pieces of information that our websites provide to your browser when you visit our sites. Cookies allow us to verify the login status of customers using products or services linked directly with our website, to track point of entry to point of registration for those users participating in our affiliate signup programs, and to track and measure the success of a particular marketing campaign. Cookies also allow us to track overall site usage and determine the areas that users prefer, enabling us to make your visit to our websites easier through recognizing you when you return and providing you with a customized experience. Usage of a cookie in no way links to your personally identifiable information. If you choose to disable cookies, you may still use our site; however, you may have limited access to some areas within our websites.
We may access and set cookies using web beacons, also known as single-pixel GIFs, which are invisible graphical images. These web beacons provide us useful information regarding our site, such as which pages users access. When we send you emails, we may include a single-pixel GIF to allow us to determine the number of people who open our emails. When you click on a link in an email, we record this individual response to allow us to customize our offerings to you.
We also keep track of activity on our website via log files stored on our web servers. We collect information such as IP address, browser type and version, and pages you view. We also keep track of how you got to our site and any links you click on to leave our site. Once you leave our site, we do not track you. We use your website activity to assist us in offering you a personalized Web experience, assist you with technical support, diagnose problems with our server, administer our websites, and tailor our product and service offerings to you.
Some of our sites provide links to third-party websites, such as those of our business partners and online advertisers. While you are on these sites, VBrick or its partners may collect information about you. Because VBrick does not control the information policies or practices of these third parties, you should review their privacy policies to learn more about how they collect and use personally identifiable information.
We take every precaution to protect the confidentiality and security of your personal information by using industry-recognized security safeguards, such as firewalls, coupled with carefully developed security procedures to protect your information from loss, misuse, or unauthorized alteration. When we ask for sensitive information, such as credit card numbers, we protect it through the use of encryption during transmission, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
VBrick takes care to reinforce the importance of our website visitors' security and privacy among our employees. Our employees are trained and required to safeguard your information; using physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards, we restrict access to personal information to those employees and agents for business purposes only. Additionally, we use internal and external resources to review the adequacy of our security procedures.
VBrick provides users the opportunity to opt-in, opt-out, or change preferences via a link in the footer of most email messages. These options are made available when you sign up for our email lists and in any email messages from our company to you.
Some communications (e.g., important account notifications and billing information) are necessary for all VBrick customers. To unsubscribe from these communications, you must cancel your VBrick account by emailing us at optout@VBrick.com
Notification of Changes
This document was last updated October 17, 2007.