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.
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.
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.
Collection of Personal Information
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 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.
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:
Questions Regarding Your Personal Information
All questions or concerns regarding our use of your Personal Information should be directed, in writing, to: