Your Privacy Rights
DATA COLLECTION AND USE
When you use one of our Sites, you may voluntarily provide us with personal information, including your name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number. We may also collect and store payment information, including your credit card number and purchase and transaction-related data when you purchase from us. We may also collect and store demographic information such as your ZIP code, age, gender, and interests. Sometimes we may collect a combination of the two types of information, or we may aggregate information.
We may use personal information for purposes including:
- To respond to your requests for products, services, or information;
- Business operations;
- To market, educate, or otherwise provide you offers or content we believe may be of interest to you; and/or
- As otherwise disclosed at the time of collection.
We also may gather certain information about your use of the Site, such as what areas you visit and what services you use. Moreover, we may collect non-personally identifying information about your computer hardware and software. This information can include, without limitation, your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This data is used to manage the Site, track usage and improve the Site services and provide relevant content and advertising. Some of this data is linked to your personal information in order to combat fraud.
SHARING AND DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES
ValusDirect may share your information with the following entities:
- Carefully selected third parties for their marketing purposes;
- Third-party vendors who provide services or functions on our behalf, including credit card processing, business analytics, customer service, marketing, distribution of surveys or sweepstakes programs, and fraud prevention;
- Nonaffiliated third parties who may aggregate your information with other information;
- Business partners with whom we may jointly offer products or services;
- Other companies within the ValusDirect network.
You always will be given the opportunity to unsubscribe from commercial messages in any such messages we send you. Please note we reserve the right to send you other communications, including service announcements, administrative messages, and surveys relating either to your account on one of our Sites or to your transactions on any of the Sites, without offering you the opportunity to opt out of receiving them.
We also may share your information:
- In response to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process; to establish or exercise our legal rights; to defend against legal claims; or as otherwise required by law. In such cases we reserve the right to raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us.
- When we believe it is appropriate to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal or suspected illegal activities; to protect and defend the rights, property, or safety of ValusDirect, our customers, or others; and in connection with our Terms of Service and other agreements.
- In connection with a corporate transaction, such as a divestiture, merger, consolidation, or asset sale, or in bankruptcy.
From time to time, ValusDirect or a partner may sponsor a promotion, sweepstakes or contest on one or more of the Sites. You may be asked to provide personal information, including name, e-mail address or home address, or to answer questions in order to participate. We may transfer personal information to certain ad partners that you have requested to receive information from.
We also may share aggregate or anonymous information with third parties, including advertisers and investors. For example, we may tell our advertisers the number of visitors a particular Site receives or what are the most popular discount offers. This information does not contain any personal information and is used to develop content, advertising, and services we hope you will find of interest.
You may opt out of ValusDirect sharing personal information related to you with third parties, by contacting us at email@example.com
If you do not want to receive e-mail or other mail from us, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13
ValusDirect does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register. In the event we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at email@example.com
INTEREST BASED ADVERTISING
We may partner with third-party service providers to serve ads on our behalf on non-affiliated third-party sites. Some of those ads may be personalized, meaning that they are intended to be relevant to you based on information we—or the online advertising network serving the ad—collect about your online activities here and elsewhere over time. For example, information collected across multiple sites, including our Sites, that you visit over time may enable the ad network to predict your preferences and show you ads that are most likely to be of interest to you. Please note that we do not share any personal information with the third-party service providers who serve ads on our behalf.
For information about how to opt-out of interest-based advertising by members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”), see www.networkadvertising.org
for general information about the NAI and www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp
for the opt-out page. You may also visit www.aboutads.info/consumers/
to learn about online behavioral advertising and how to opt-out from online behavioral ads served by some or all participating companies.
Site user accounts are secured by passwords. Although no communications over the Internet are 100% secure, we work to help protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (“SSL”) software, which encrypts information you input. Please note, however, that we cannot guarantee the security of user account information. For any additional information about the security measures we use on the Sites, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
CONTROL OF YOUR PASSWORD
YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits customers of ValusDirect who are California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, information about the personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes in the preceding twelve calendar months. If applicable, this information would include a list of the categories of personal information that was shared and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared information in the immediately preceding twelve calendar months. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to email@example.com
855 Village Center Drive, Suite 116
North Oaks, MN 55127
Attn: California Privacy Rights