Last Modified: January 1, 2016
2. Collected Information and Use of Collected Information
Please be aware that our Services involve collecting your business information and delivering it to our customers. We also use the information collected through the Site to improve the Site, our Services, and our ability to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs. This information also is used to send you email notifications about updates to the Site, system updates, and system notifications. Proprietary and confidential information provided by you will not be shared with any third party (other than our mutual customers) without your consent or per your request.
We review our data collection, storage, and processing practices to ensure that we only collect, store, and process the information needed to provide or improve our Site and Services. We take all steps to ensure that the information we process is accurate, complete, and current. But, we depend on you to update or correct your information whenever necessary. If you fail to provide or update certain information, you may lose some functionality with the Site or our Services.
2.1 User Provided Information
2.2 Collected Information
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. For example, if you personalize a web page, or navigate within the Site, a cookie helps the Site to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. Therefore, this simplifies the process of delivering relevant content and eases Site navigation by providing and saving your preferences and login information.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser preferences to decline cookies. If you reject cookies, you may disable some of the functionality of the Site. Cookies can be removed from your hard drive. Please check with your browser provider for more information on removing cookies.
2.2.2 Log File Format Information
2.3 User ID and Passwords
Use of this Site requires a user ID and password. You agree to maintain the confidentiality of your password and are solely responsible for all activities associated with its use, whether authorized or unauthorized. You shall not share or otherwise make available your account password with other persons. We will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited correspondence or phone call. You should always sign out of your account and close all browser windows when you have finished using the Site. This is to ensure that others cannot access your account on the Site.
2.4 Payment Transactions
At times we must transmit or request credit card and other financial information to complete a purchase transaction or verify your identity. Your credit card information is not stored in our database. To comply with all applicable financial and information privacy and security laws, we utilize the industry standard 256-bit secure socket layer (SSL) encryption. We use this encryption whenever user financial information is involved. Utilizing NSA and military-approved encryption techniques, this system utilizes strong authentication and authorization controls. We also require all customers and partners to comply with our encryption procedures.
2.5 Customer Service
2.6 Promotional Offers
We may send you promotional information on occasion. When we do this, we do not provide any information to the offering party. If you wish to take advantage of such a promotion, you may be asked to provide information to the offering party. You provide that information at your own risk. You may opt out from receiving these promotional offers by following the instructions included in any promotional offer we send.
2.7 Statistical Reports
We may use the collected information to generate statistical and aggregate reports for internal use. These reports may be shown to affiliates, subsidiaries, licensees, successors, partners, and advertisers. These reports will not contain any personally identifiable information.
2.8 Site Purpose
2.9 Data Storage
We may have users all over the world. We may also have servers all over the world. Your information may be used, stored, processed, or destroyed outside of the country where you entered, or we collected, that information.
3. Third-Party Access
Information provided by the User will not be shared with any third-party, other than our mutual customers (such as purchasing agents), except in special cases or where enumerated below. We may disclose, or give access to, your information to an appropriate third-party when we believe in good faith that the laws, administrative needs, or other situations not described herein, require third-party access to ensure that we adhere to the law, and that we otherwise properly maintain, service, and improve our products and services. If a mutual customer has access to your personal information, that mutual customer will be required to maintain adequate security procedures to protect the information from unauthorized access, use, destruction, disclosure, or modification.
We may employ other companies to perform functions on our behalf, including sending mail, removing redundant information, analyzing data, and providing market consultations. These other companies would have limited access to personal information needed to perform their specific function. We make sure that these companies use this information only for their specific function.
This Site contains links to other sites. Merchants and other third parties linked to the Site may have separate privacy and data collection practices. We accept no responsibility and have no liability for the independent policies of such third-party sites, including any privacy policies. References on this Site to any names, marks, products, or services of third parties or links to third-party websites are provided solely as a convenience to you, or as a source of revenue to us, and do not in any way constitute or imply that we endorse, sponsor, or recommend the third-party and its information, product, or service. We are not responsible for the content or accuracy of material on third-party websites, and therefore we disclaim all responsibility for the content of such third-party websites. If you decide to link to any such third-party website, you do so entirely at your own risk. It is your responsibility to determine when you have left our Site.
4. Warranties and Liabilities
We will disclose any breach of the security of the system to those who require such disclosure under consumer protection laws. Any disclosure shall be made in the most expedient time possible and without unreasonable delay, consistent with the legitimate needs of law enforcement. We may delay a notice if a law enforcement agency determines that the notice would impede a criminal investigation.
5. Compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act
5.1 Limitation to Use
5.2 Verifiable Parental Consent
This means any reasonable effort (taking into consideration available technology), including a request for authorization for future collection, use, and disclosure described in the notice, to ensure that a parent of a child receives notice of the operator’s personal information collection, use, and disclosure practices, and authorizes the collection, use, and disclosure, as applicable, of personal information and the subsequent use of that information before that information is collected from that child.
5.3 Verification Methods
Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, if required, we reserve the right to request the following non-exclusive list of verifying information for parental consent to protect against inadvertent disclosures to a child: a signed and written approval sent through the postal mail to our mailing address, a credit card number, a telephone call to a toll-free number with a trained professional, an email with a digital signature, or an email with a password or personal identification number.
5.4 Compliance with Provisions Not Otherwise Stated
Vendor Registry, Inc.
P.O. Box 31156
Knoxville, TN 37930