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Privacy Policy - Vanilla Forums

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Vanilla Forums Inc. (“Vanilla” also referred to as “us” or “we”) respects the privacy of every individual who visits this website (the “Website”) and is committed to the protection of their Personal Information. “Personal Information”, as used in this privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”), means information about an identifiable individual, but does not include information that is not included in the definition of “personal information” in applicable privacy statutes.

The Privacy Policy is incorporated into and forms part of the terms of use made available on the Website (the “Terms of Use”), which outline the terms and conditions you agree to when accessing and using the Website. By accessing and using the Website, you agree and consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your Personal Information as outlined in the Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy does not apply to the use of our services by our customers or their end users.

IP Protocol (IP) Addresses

When you access the Internet using your computer or other device, your Internet service provider assigns you an IP Address. Generally, every time you connect to the Internet, your IP Address changes. In some circumstances, your IP Address may not change in which case it can be associated with your particular computer or device. Vanilla, or its authorized agents, may use your IP Address to collect and report aggregate information on how the Website is being used and ways in which the Website can be improved.

Web Log Information

Web log information is non-Personal Information that is collected by the computer or device that hosts the Website when you visit the Website, including, but not limited to, the date and time you visited the Website, the type of Internet Browser you are using and the type of operating system you are using. Web log information may be collected and used by Vanilla or its authorized agents in aggregate to assess how the Website is being used and how to improve the Website.

Cookies

The Website may use technology called “cookies”. A cookie is a token that a server gives to your browser when you access a website on the Internet. Cookies are capable of storing many types of data. Cookies help provide additional functionality to the Website or help us analyze the Website usage more accurately. With most Internet Browsers, you can erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Please refer to your Internet Browser’s instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions.

You should be aware that operators of third party websites linked to the Website may also collect your Personal Information through the use of cookies. Vanilla, its affiliates and any directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, subcontractors or agents of the foregoing shall not be responsible for how such operators collect, use or disclose your Personal Information. You need to contact such operators directly for information on their data collection and distribution policies. Your linking to a third party website or webpage is entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of such websites or webpages.

Contacting Vanilla By E-mail

Any communication, comments, ideas, concepts, know-how, techniques, material or other information (collectively, the “Communication”) that you voluntarily post or transmit to Vanilla by e-mail or any other functionality that may be offered on the Website from time to time, is, and will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary. However, we will not release your name in connection with such Communication unless: (a) you grant us permission to do so; (b) we first notify you that the Communication you submit to a particular part of the Website will be published or otherwise used with your name on it; or © we are required to do so by law.

Policy Change

Vanilla reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify the Privacy Policy at any time. Changes to the Privacy Policy will be posted on this page of the Website. Your continued access or use of the Website constitutes your acceptance of the Privacy Policy as revised. It is your responsibility to review the Privacy Policy frequently.

Collection of Personal Information

Vanilla only collects Personal Information from you when you voluntarily provide it to access or use the Website. If you refuse, are unwilling, or cannot accept the Terms of Use, which include the Privacy Policy, you are not authorized to use the Website and we will not provide you with information or services from the Website.

When accessing certain aspects of the Website you may be asked to voluntarily provide certain Personal Information. You will be informed what information is required and what information is optional in order to access such aspects of the Website.

Use of Personal Information

Vanilla reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify the Privacy Policy at any time. Changes to the Privacy Policy will be posted on this page of the Website. Your continued access or use of the Website constitutes your acceptance of the Privacy Policy as revised. It is your responsibility to review the Privacy Policy frequently.

Vanilla may use your Personal Information: (i) to respond to your questions or requests for additional information; (ii) to provide you with information that you have specifically requested, or that Vanilla may ask you if you would like to receive; (iii) to better facilitate your use of the Website; (iv) to develop future topics for the Website; (v) to improve the Website; and (vi) to understand how we can improve our products and/or services.

Vanilla may also use aggregate information that does not contain Personal Information for various purposes, including to track and monitor visitors’ use of the Website. Vanilla may also disclose aggregated information that does not include personally identifiable information to third parties.

Vanilla does not sell your Personal Information to third parties. Vanilla will not disclose your Personal Information to any third party, unless: (i) such disclosure is otherwise revealed to you when you submit your information; (ii) it is required by law or by an order of a competent court; (iii) if the rights or property of Vanilla, its affiliates, third party service providers, or users of the Website are in jeopardy; (iv) if the safety of users of the Website or the general public are in jeopardy; or (v) such third parties have the need to know such Personal Information in order to process it or to provide services to Vanilla.

Vanilla is careful to ensure that the information you voluntarily provide to the Website is as secure as possible; however, you must be aware that transmissions over the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be completely secure. Vanilla, its affiliates and any directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, subcontractors or agents of the foregoing do not represent, warrant or guarantee that Personal Information will be protected against misuse, loss or modification, nor do such parties accept liability for the security of a user’s Personal Information submitted on or in connection with the Website.

Disclosure of Personal Information to Third Party Service Providers

Vanilla may have third party service providers perform services relating to the development, operation and maintenance of the Website or relating to other services noted above. Such third party service providers may have access to your Personal Information, as is reasonably necessary, for the purpose of providing their services to Vanilla.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Vanilla and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Contacting Us

Access to Personal Information

If we hold Personal Information about you, you are able to access, change and update your Personal Information at any time. Requests for access to your Personal Information can be made in writing to:

[email protected]

Questions Regarding Your Personal Information

All questions or concerns regarding our use of your Personal Information should be directed, in writing, to:

[email protected]ms.com

You agree that this Privacy Policy any correspondence in connection therewith will be drawn up in English only. Vous convenez que ces Conditions d’utilisation et toute correspondance connexe seront rédigés en anglais seulement.