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Privacy and Spam

VI Direct is committed to protecting your privacy and your preferences. Our intention is to only send messages to subscribers that welcome them and we promise not to take advantage of this permission. This Privacy Policy covers VI Direct, LLC´s ("VI Direct") guidelines concerning the personally identifiable information that you volunteer at one of our partner´s websites. VI Direct may collect Personal Information when an individual responds to a partner survey, online or offline registration form or in any responses to specific information requests. It is important that visitors are well informed about the use of their Personal Information, as VI Direct is committed to 100% permission based marketing.


VI Direct realizes that spam can be a problem and wants to assist its subscribers, customers and visitors to its site and those who take advantage of the products and services it offers. We understand that many people don´t understand how to address it. Therefore, if you are receiving mail from VI Direct, it may be because you:

 

  1. Registered at our site to receive information, product offerings and services or directly purchased something at our
    website or one of our web pages.
  2. Registered at another website where during your visit there you likewise agreed to receive mail from us, specifically.
  3. OR
  4. Registered with another company that specifically stated their intentions to allow third parties to present you with information, product offerings and services.

However, if you are on our subscriber list and do not believe that you have taken any of the above actions, please let us know via email to info@vidirect.net. We will then investigate where your address came from and prevent such occurrences in the future.


Additionally, this policy does not apply to the practices of companies that VI Direct does not own or control or to people that VI Direct does not employ or manage. Consumers may be directed to third party websites through direct or electronic mail from VI Direct. These third party entities are contracted to perform certain functions on our behalf. They may have access to user´s Personal Information as needed to perform their functions for VI Direct, but we do not permit them to use your Personal Information for any other purpose. The advertisers, publishers and third parties accessible through the VI Direct website that advertise and/or place banner ads on the VI Direct network properties are independent third parties and are not affiliated with VI Direct. Therefore, VI Direct does not endorse the privacy policies of any of these third party agents.


Furthermore, VI Direct may purchase and manage email lists generated by affiliate websites and organizations. Users may remove themselves from a specific mailing by utilizing the unsubscribe options that are present and available at the end of each email that VI Direct sends on behalf of the list owner. However, please note that unsubscribing from one list WILL NOT automatically unsubscribe a user from all lists.

 

You may unsubscribe from any of our email marketing programs at any time. In every email communication we send, there is an unsubscribe hyperlink that allows the recipient to unsubscribe from that specific marketing program by simply clicking the hyperlink provided and following the instructions. We will attempt to process all unsubscribe requests in a prompt and reasonable time. However, after unsubscribing, we CANNOT guarantee that you will never receive another mailing from us, because we may obtain your email address in the future through a different email marketing program that you have voluntarily opted into. We can guarantee that if you should ever receive another e-mail communication from VI Direct, you will be able to remove your e-mail address via the unsubscribe hyperlink. Although, by allowing VI Direct to make the information you supply available to our marketing partners, you will receive free product and service information that may be of interest to you. If you are a resident of the State of California and would like to opt-out from the disclosure of your Personal Information to any third party for direct marketing purposes, please click here or email us at: info@vidirect.net
Collection of Information
VI Direct collects information from individuals when an individual voluntarily opts into an email marketing program. VI Direct may collect this Personal Information from users when a user provides information to the company or a third party, and VI Direct acquires the information from the third party. VI Direct does not have control over a third party's information handling practices and is not responsible for any failure of such party to adhere to this Policy.
Personal Information
Personal Information is information about you that is knowingly provided by you through on-line forms, surveys, order forms, registration forms, etc., which includes but is not limited to: your name, email address, postal address, telephone number, personal finances, birth date, gender, education, activity, interests, and/or demographic information. This information enables us to better tailor our content to VI Direct subscribers' needs and helps our clients and customers promote and sell their products and services. We may also collect your IP address and information through the use of electronic cookies ("Cookies"). However, we limit the use and collection of information about our customers to that extent which is necessary to administer our business.

Cookies VI Direct may use cookie technology to associate certain Internet-related information with a user´s identity in our database. Cookies are a small text file of information that can be attached to a user´s hard drive and utilized by VI Direct to associate the user with his or her corresponding data. This data resides in VI Direct´s database. VI Direct uses cookies to track, monitor and target the interests of our users and to improve the overall user experience. A user can choose to block or reject cookies from vidirect.net without disruption to our services. To learn more about cookies and how they may affect your Internet experience, visit www.cookiecentral.com.

 

Furthermore, VI Direct may utilize tracking and impression pixels (also referred to as "webbugs" and "clear gifs") to monitor the frequency of opened targeted email advertising. These pixel tags can also monitor the website pages that users visit on our partner websites. We reserve the right to utilize and share this information for the marketing of targeted email messages on behalf of our partners.

 

The information gathered from cookie and pixel technology helps VI Direct to more effectively understand the online habits of our users so that VI Direct can better target advertising and promotions to them.

 

VI Direct stores our user´s Personal Information in a safe and secure environment. We take very seriously the issue of data theft and strive to collect and store information in the safest possible manner. We have implemented security measures that protect against the loss, misuse and theft of Personal Information, for offline or online data. VI Direct uses Secure Socket Layer ("SSL") technology to safeguard data and secure every transaction we perform. SSL works by using a private key to encrypt data, such as credit card numbers and addresses, which are transferred over the Internet through a SSL connection. Please be advised that despite these security processes that VI Direct has in place to protect your Personal Information, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Therefore VI Direct cannot absolutely guarantee the safety of this information. Any transmission of data at or through our Websites is at your own risk. VI Direct endeavors to maintain the highest levels of security over its network and the Personal Information it stores.

We Do Not Collect Information From Children
The information and services provided by us or our affiliates, sponsors, advertisers, etc. is not intended to be viewed by children (under the age of 13 years old), and VI Direct does not intentionally collect Personal Information from children who are younger than age 13. Our services are also not intended for children under the age of 13 years. If VI Direct learns of a person who registers on the site who is under the age of 13, we will immediately delete that person´s information.

 

Furthermore, VI Direct may promote sweepstakes and game offers that require a minimum age of eighteen (18) years for entry. Therefore, users under the age of 18 years old do not qualify to participate in these sweepstakes offered by VI Direct. In the case of a game promotion or sweepstakes with this minimum age requirement, no information should be submitted to any VI Direct website property by users under the age of 18 without prior consent of their parent or guardian.

Opt-Out Rights

Users can unsubscribe from any of our direct email marketing programs at any time. We require every email communication sent internally or from a partner organization to be CAN-SPAM compliant and include an unsubscribe hyperlink that allows the recipient to unsubscribe from that specific marketing program.

 

VI Direct is fully CAN-SPAM compliant and offers users multiple options to opt-out of a campaign. Two opt-out options are contained within every email communication: users may click on the hyperlink and follow the unsubscribe instructions or send an email to VI Direct [4104 24th St. Suite 943, San Francisco, CA 94114]. Users can also visit our opt-out page [http://www.vidirect.net/remove.html].

 

Finally, VI Direct also allows you to remove your information from our database by responding to any of our email communications with "remove" in the subject line. If you remove your information from our database, it will no longer be used by us for secondary purposes or disclosed to third parties. However, after unsubscribing from a specific campaign, we cannot guarantee that you will never receive another email communication from us, because we may obtain your email address in the future through a different email marketing campaign that you have opted into.

 

VI Direct takes your privacy seriously and we do not tolerate spam.

Use of Information

VI Direct may employ a user´s Personal Information for any legally permissible purpose at its sole discretion. We reserve the right to share, rent, sell or otherwise disclose data we collect to third parties. We may transfer Personal Information to third parties for the specific purpose for which such information was provided. This may occur when necessary to provide a product or service that a person orders from such third party when responding to offers provided by VI Direct. VI Direct may change or broaden its use of a user´s Personal Information at anytime. Furthermore, VI Direct may update this policy from time to time. We reserve the right to provide promotional offers to individuals by means of email advertising, telephone marketing, direct mail marketing and online banner advertising, among other possible uses.

 

As it pertains to direct email marketing, VI Direct may maintain multiple email lists for distinctive purposes. Email recipients can unsubscribe from a particular list ("Opt-Out Rights"). To unsubscribe from all VI Direct email lists, an individual should email clicking here stating their intent to be removed from all VI Direct email lists. Furthermore, users have the ability to request deletion of their Personal Information by sending an email to info@vidirect.net in which they clearly request to have their Personal Information deleted from the VI Direct database.

 

Additionally, VI Direct reserves the right to disclose your information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary: (a) to comply with the applicable laws; (b) to protect and defend the rights and/or property of VI Direct and its family of websites; (c) to comply with the valid legal process; (d) as a result of the sale or acquisition of VI Direct; or (e) to cooperate with other publishers or third-party entities for email list suppression purposes in compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003.

 

By using this site, including, without limitation, signing up for offers and/or continuing to receive information from VI Direct, you agree to the VI Direct Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to change this policy at any time with or without notice. Depending on the nature of the change, we may notify you of the existence and location of the new or revised policy through email or by posting the changes online at our site. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please unsubscribe by clicking here. If you have any questions regarding the use of your information or about this policy, please feel free to contact us at info@vidirect.net.

Acceptance of Policy/Notifications of Changes

By using this site, without limitation, signing up for offers and/or continuing to receive information from VI Direct, you agree to VI Direct´s Privacy Policy. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, and/or remove portions of this Privacy Policy at any time and without notice. All Privacy Policy changes will take effect immediately upon their posting on the VI Direct´s website. Please check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of the VI Direct website or acceptance of our emails following the posting of changes to these terms will mean that you accept these changes and agree to continue receiving emails from us. As stated above, if you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please unsubscribe by clicking here. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at info@vidirect.net or in writing at: 4104 24th St. Suite 943, San Francisco, CA 94114.