You post any Content on the Website at your own risk. Although we may allow you to set privacy options that limit access to your pages, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot control the actions of other users with whom you may choose to share your pages and information. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that Content you post on the Website will not be viewed by unauthorized persons. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website. You understand and acknowledge that, even after removal, copies of Content may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if other users have copied or stored your Content.
Company does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register for the Website or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to Company or on the Website. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at [email protected].
WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DOES COMPANY DISPLAY OR COLLECT?
When you use the Website, you may set up your personal profile, form relationships, send messages, perform searches and queries, register for events, subscribe to newsletters or mailing lists, request to be contacted through the completion of a website form, download a whitepaper, correspond with us, or otherwise transmit information through various channels. The information we gather from users enables us to personalize and improve our services, and to allow our users to set up a user account and profile that can be used to interact with Company through the Website. In most cases, we retain such information so that, for instance, you can return to view prior messages you have sent. When you update information, we usually keep a backup copy of the prior version for a reasonable period of time to enable reversion to the prior version of that information. In addition to the foregoing, we collect the following types of information from our users.
Personal Information You Provide to Us:
We receive and store any information you enter on the Website, whether via computer, mobile phone, other wireless device, or that you provide to us in any other way. The types of Personal Information collected may include, without limitation, your name, email address, company, IP address, browser information, and password. You may choose not to provide us with certain information, but then you may not be able to take advantage of many of our special features. The Personal Information you provide is used for such purposes as responding to your requests for certain information, products and services, customizing the content you see, and communicating with you about new features. You may modify or remove your Personal Information identified below at any time by logging into your account and accessing features to edit your profile and account information, or by contacting us at [email protected].
Personal Information Collected Automatically:
We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with the Website or our services. Company automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, Company cookie information, the page you requested, and the account you are signed into while visiting the Website. We also record the details of your activity on the Website. We may share this type of data with our partners, which they may use to provide you with offers for products or services that may be of interest to you.
Generally, our service automatically collects usage information, such as the numbers and frequency of visitors to our site and its components, similar to TV ratings that indicate how many people watched a particular show. This type of aggregate data enables us to figure out how often users use parts of the Website or services so that we can make the Website appealing to as many users as possible, and improve those services. As part of this use of information, we may provide aggregate information to our partners about how our users, collectively, use our site. We share this type of statistical data so that our partners also understand how often people use their services and the Website, so that they, too, may provide you with an optimal online experience.
We often receive a confirmation when you open an email from Company if your computer supports this type of program. Company uses this confirmation to help us make emails more interesting and helpful. We also compare our user list to lists received from other companies, in an effort to avoid sending unnecessary messages to our users.
To stop the delivery of promotional email from site or service, follow the instructions in the email you receive or click here: http://go.virtualinstruments.com/UnsubscribePage.html.
What About Cookies?
Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and tell us how and when pages in our site are visited and by how many people.
Most browsers have an option for turning off the cookie feature, which will prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, as well as (depending on the sophistication of your browser software) allowing you to decide on acceptance of each new cookie in a variety of ways. We strongly recommend that you leave the cookies activated, however, because you will not be able to log in or use many of the Website’s most attractive features without cookies enabled.
WILL COMPANY SHARE ANY OF THE PERSONAL INFORMATION IT RECEIVES?
Personal Information about our users is an integral part of our business. We neither rent nor sell your Personal Information to anyone. However, we share your Personal Information as described below.
Affiliated Businesses We Do Not Control: We anticipate that we may become affiliated with a variety of businesses and work closely with them. In certain situations, these businesses may sell items to you through the Website. In other situations, Company may provide services, or sell products jointly with affiliated businesses. You can easily recognize when an affiliated business is associated with your transaction, and we will share user information that is related to such transactions and/or to offering you services with that affiliated business.
Agents: We employ other companies and people to perform tasks on our behalf and need to share your information with them to provide products or services to you. Examples include sending email, analyzing data, and providing user services. Unless we tell you differently, Company’s agents do not have any right to use Personal Information we share with them beyond what is necessary to assist us. You hereby consent to our sharing of Personal Information for the above purposes.
User Profiles: User profile information including, without limitation, users’ name, email address, company name, may be displayed to other users to facilitate user interaction within the website or provide your request for Company’s services. Any Personal Information or content that you voluntarily disclose online (on discussion boards, in messages and chat areas, within a public profile page, etc.) becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by others. Your display name may be displayed to other users when you send messages or other content through the Website and other users can contact you through messages and comments. Any images, captions, physical descriptions, personal interests or other content that you submit to the Websites may be redistributed through the Internet and other media channels, and may be viewed by the general public.
Communication About the Website or in Response to User Requests: As part of the Website and our services, you may receive from Company email and other communications relating to your use of the Website or your profile. You acknowledge and agree that by posting information on the Website or otherwise using the Website, Company and its agents may send you email, contact you or engage in other communication that they determine in their sole discretion relate to your profile or use of the Website. Company may use a user’s email address to send updates, a newsletter or other news regarding the Website or Company services.
Promotional Offers: We may use your Personal Information in order to provide you with greater customer service and to send you the latest information on products, solutions and services, either from us, or from our business affiliates, and we may share your personal information with our business affiliates in connection therewith. We will share this information unless you have specifically opted-out or requested to not be contacted. If you would like to opt-out, please send an email to [email protected]. Virtual Instruments may send your personal information to other companies or people when (1) we have your consent to share the information, (2) we want to provide you with information you have requested from us or our business affiliates or (3) we want to inform you on the latest product announcements, software updates, special offers or other information.
Business Transfers: In some cases, we may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, user information is typically one of the business assets that are transferred. Moreover, if Company, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Company goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquiror of Company may continue to use your Personal Information as set forth in this policy.
With Your Consent: Except as set forth above, you will be notified when your Personal Information may be shared with third parties, and will be given the option to prevent the sharing of this information.
IS PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT ME SECURE?
Your Company account Personal Information is protected by a password for your privacy and security. You need to assist in preventing unauthorized access to your account and Personal Information by selecting and protecting your password appropriately and limiting access to your computer and browser by signing off after you have finished accessing your account.
Company endeavors to protect user information to ensure that user account information is kept private; however, Company cannot guarantee the security of user account information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of user information at any time. For additional information about the security measures Company uses in connection with the Website, please contact us at [email protected].
Please be aware that whenever you voluntarily post information to public areas on the Website or any other public forums, such information can be accessed by the public.
WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION CAN I ACCESS?
Company allows you to access the following information about you for the purpose of viewing, and in certain situations, updating that information. This list may change as the Website changes. You may currently access the following information:
– account information,
– user profile, and
– user preferences.
WHAT OTHER CHOICES DO I HAVE?
As stated previously, you can always opt not to disclose information, even though it may be needed to take advantage of certain Company features.
You are able to add or update certain information on pages, such as those listed in the “What Personal Information Can I Access” section above. When you update information, however, we often maintain a copy of the unrevised information in our records.
You may request deletion of your Company account by sending an email to [email protected]. Please note that some information may remain in our records after deletion of your account.
QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS
If you have any questions or concerns regarding privacy at Virtual Instruments, please send us a detailed message to [email protected]. We will make every effort to resolve your concerns.