Last modified: 01/22/2020
VEI Solutions, Inc. (“Company”, “we” or “us”) respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy. The Company is respectful of data privacy and strives to adopt best practices in compliance with applicable privacy laws and regulations, including, without limitation, the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).
This Policy applies to visitors of the Website and social media accounts, pages, and other applications (“Social Media Accounts”), any subscribers of Company’s publications, newsletters, or notifications, any users, viewers, subscribers, or purchasers of Company’s products or services, and any of Company’s other customers, clients, members, and partners (all of whom may be referred to as “you” in in this Policy).
If you are a European Union (“EU”) resident, please note that there are a number of provisions in this Policy that apply uniquely to you (which have been italicized for your convenience).
This Policy applies to information we collect:
- On the Website.
- In email, text, and other electronic messages between you and the Website.
- When you interact with our advertising and applications on third party websites and services, if those applications or advertising include links to this Policy or the Website where this Policy is available.
It does not apply to information collected by:
- Use offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by Company or any third party; or
- Any third party, including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from or on the Website.
Children Under the Age of 13
The Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any information to the Website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on the Website or on or through any of its features, register on the Website, use any of the interactive or public comment features of the Website or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, email address, or any screen name or user name you may use. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It
We collect several types of information from and about users of the Website, including information:
- By which you may be personally identified, such as name, postal address, email address, telephone number, or any other information the Website collects that is defined as personal or personally identifiable information under applicable law (“personal information”);
- That is about you but individually does not identify you, such as your company and/or job title; and/or
- About your internet connection, the equipment you use to access the Website and usage details.
We collect this information:
- Directly from you when you provide it to us.
- Automatically as you navigate through the Website. Information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses, and information collected through cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies.
- From third parties, for example, our business partners.
Information You Provide to Us
The information we collect on or through the Website may include:
- Information that you provide by filling in forms on the Website. This includes information provided at the time of registering to use the Website, subscribing to our service or newsletters, or requesting further information or services. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with the Website.
- Records and copies of your correspondence (including email addresses), if you contact us.
- Your responses to surveys that we might ask you to complete for research purposes.
- Your search queries on the Website.
You also may provide information to be published or displayed (hereinafter, “posted”) on public areas of the Website, or transmitted to other users of the Website or third parties (collectively, “User Contributions”). Your User Contributions are posted on and transmitted to others at your own risk. Although we limit access to certain pages, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. Additionally, we cannot control the actions of other users of the Website with whom you may choose to share your User Contributions. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your User Contributions will not be viewed by unauthorized persons.
If you are an EU resident, under the GDPR, you may, among other things, send us a request to (a) confirm that the Company is processing your personal data, or to access, update or correct the personal data ASP holds about you, or to obtain a copy to reuse for your own purposes, (b) erase your personal data, (c) opt-out of marketing communications from the Company or (d) restrict the Company’s processing of your personal data. We kindly ask you to send such concerns (or objection) in written form stating your name, address and phone number, so that we can confirm your identity. If you inform us that you want your personal data erased (if you are an EU resident), or that you no longer wish for us to communicate with you for marketing purposes, or to otherwise restrict the Company’s processing of your personal data, we may retain some basic information in order to avoid sending you unwanted materials in the future, and to keep a record of your request and our response.
Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies
As you navigate through and interact with the Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including:
- Details of your visits to the Website, including traffic data, location data, logs, and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Website.
- Information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system, and browser type.
We also may use these technologies to collect information about your online activities over time and across third party websites or other online services (behavioral tracking). For information on how you can opt out of behavioral tracking on the Website and how we respond to web browser signals and other mechanisms that enable consumers to exercise choice about behavioral tracking, see Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information.
The information we collect automatically is statistical data and may include personal information, and we may maintain it or associate it with personal information we collect in other ways or receive from third parties. It helps us to improve the Website and to deliver a better and more personalized service, including by enabling us to:
- Estimate our audience size and usage patterns.
- Store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize the Website according to your individual interests.
- Speed up your searches.
- Recognize you when you return to the Website.
The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:
- Flash CookiesCertain features of the Website may use local stored objects (or Flash cookies) to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from, and on the Website. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies. For information about managing your privacy and security settings for Flash cookies, see Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information.
- Web BeaconsPages of the Website and our emails, through us or third parties, may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit the Company, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).
We may collect personal information automatically, and we may tie this information to personal information about you that we collect from other sources or you provide to us.
If you are an EU resident, to the extent that any cookie can uniquely identify a computer, mobile device, or tablet, or the person using such device, under the GDPR, this is personal data to which, if collected by us, this Policy applies.
We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly. For information about how you can opt out of receiving targeted advertising from many providers, see Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information.
We may use Google Analytics. An explanation of how Google uses data when you use the Website may be found at https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites.
How We Use Your Information
We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information:
- To present the Website and its contents to you.
- To provide you with information, products, or services that you request from us.
- To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it.
- To carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including for billing and collection.
- To notify you about changes to the Website or any products or services we offer or provide though it.
- In any other way we may describe when you provide the information.
- For any other purpose with your consent.
We may also use your information to contact you about our own and third-parties’ goods and services that may be of interest to you. If you do not want us to use your information in this way, please contact us at email@example.com or use the link in any email you receive from us to “unsubscribe.” For more information, see Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information.
We may use the information we have collected from you to enable us to display advertisements to our advertisers’ target audiences. Even though we do not disclose your personal information for these purposes without your consent, if you click on or otherwise interact with an advertisement, the advertiser may assume that you meet its target criteria.
The GDPR requires data collectors, such as the Company to have a legal basis to use the personal data of EU residents. Therefore, this section shall apply to any such personal data collected by the Company. The Company uses the personal data that you provide to supply you with high-quality products, content and services as you request, to send important notices, and for internal purposes such as auditing, data analysis, and research to provide you with the information you need to make the most informed decisions. We may also use your personal data to offer you products, content or services that may be of interest to you, based upon your interests or the preferences you shared with us, and may share your personal data with third party sponsors of content, events, and other services or offers. The legal basis for processing your personal data is your consent. In certain circumstances we may otherwise process your personal data if the Company has a legitimate interest in doing so and the Company is not infringing any of your rights and freedoms. When the Company processes your personal data for the Company’s legitimate interests, the Company will consider and balance any potential impact on you and your rights under data protection and any other relevant law. Our legitimate business interests do not override your interests. The Company will not use your personal data in circumstances where your rights and freedoms override our legitimate interests, unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted to by law.
Disclosure of Your Information
We may disclose aggregated information about our users, and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction.
We may disclose personal information that we collect, or you provide as described in this Policy:
- To our subsidiaries and affiliates.
- To contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our business and who are bound by contractual obligations to keep personal information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them.
- To a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all VEI Solutions, Inc.’s assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by VEI Solutions, Inc. about the Website users is among the assets transferred.
- To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it. For example, if you give us an email address to use the “email a friend” feature of the Website, we will transmit the contents of that email and your email address to the recipients.
- For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.
- With your consent.
We may also disclose your personal information:
- To comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request.
- If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of VEI Solutions, Inc., our customers, or others.
If you are an EU resident, the Company will only share your personal data with unaffiliated third parties, with your consent. If the Company shares your personal data to the Company’s affiliates or with any other third party as described in this Policy and your personal data will be transferred to a state which is not a member state of either the EU or the EEA, or deemed adequate by the European Commission, the Company (as a data controller/data exporter) will only conduct such transfer (to a data processor/data importer) if there are suitable safeguards in place, such as binding corporate rules, standard contractual clauses, approved Codes of Conduct, or approved certification mechanism. For more information, please contact the Company’s Data Protection Officer (see information at the bottom of this Policy).
Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information
We strive to provide you with choices regarding the personal information you provide to us. We have created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information:
- Disclosure of Your Information for Third party AdvertisingIf you do not want us to share your personal information with unaffiliated or non-agent third parties for promotional purposes, you can opt-out by emailing us at the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Promotional Offers from the CompanyIf you do not wish to have your email address or contact information used by the Company to promote our own or third parties’ products or services, you can opt-out by sending us an email stating your request to email@example.com. If we have sent you a promotional email, you may send us a return email asking to be omitted from future email distributions. This opt out does not apply to information provided to the Company as a result of a product purchase, warranty registration, product service experience or other transactions.
- Targeted AdvertisingIf you do not want us to use information that we collect or that you provide to us to deliver advertisements according to our advertisers’ target audience preferences, you can opt out by following any opt out instructions provided in such advertisement or by sending us an email stating your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We do not control third parties’ collection or use of your information to serve interest-based advertising. However, these third parties may provide you with ways to choose not to have your information collected or used in this way. You can opt out of receiving targeted ads from members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) on the NAI’s website.
Accessing and Correcting Your Information
You may also send us an email at email@example.com to request access to, correct or delete any personal information that you have provided to us. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.
Your California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section § 1798.83 permits users of the Website that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or write us at:
105 W Adams St
Chicago, IL 60603
No Control Over Others
You should be aware that if you voluntarily disclose personal information online in a public area of the Website or Social Media Accounts, that information may be collected and used by others. We do not control the actions of our visitors and other users of the Website or Social Media Accounts. If you disclose personal information in a publicly accessible place in the Website or Social Media Accounts, you do so at your own risk and you understand that your submitted information may be collected and used by others to send you unsolicited messages, advertisements, or for other purposes. The foregoing does not waive the Company’s right to enforce any legal and contractual rights it may have against those who scrape, crawl, or extract data from the Website or Social Media Accounts, including any such restrictions that may be set forth in our other posted terms and policies.
Anonymous or De-identified Data
The Company may anonymize and/or de-identify information collected by the Company via the Website or Social Media Accounts or other means so that the information does not identify you. Notwithstanding any other provision in this Policy, the Company’s use and disclosure of aggregated and/or de-identified information is not subject to any restrictions under this Policy, and we may disclose it to others without limitation for any purpose.
The Website is operated in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to us may be transferred to the United States. Please also be aware that by using the Website and giving us your information, you consent to such transfer. You also understand that the United States may not provide the same level of protections as the laws of your country. You accept that the transmission of personal information and other data via. The internet is not completely secure, and we cannot guarantee the security of your information when it is in the process of being transmitted to and from the Website
We have implemented measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. All information you provide to us is stored on secure servers provided by third parties.
The safety and security of your information also depends on you. If we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of the Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. We urge you to be careful about giving out information in public areas of the Website like message boards (if any exist). The information you share in public areas may be viewed by any user of the Website.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to the Website. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.
Notice to Non-U.S. Users
Our computer systems are currently based in the United States, so your personal data will be processed by us in the United States where data protection and privacy regulations may not offer the same level of protection as in other parts of the world, such as the EU. If you create an account with the Website as a visitor from outside the United States, by using the Website or Social Media Accounts, you agree to this Policy and you consent to the transfer of all such information to the United States, which may not offer an equivalent level of protection of that required in the EU or certain other countries, and to the processing of that information as described in this Policy.
Social Media Accounts
THE REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES SET FORTH IN THIS POLICY, IF ANY, ARE THE COMPANY’S ONLY REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES AND NO OTHER REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WILL APPLY. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, NEITHER THE COMPANY NOR ANY PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH THE COMPANY MAKES ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION WITH RESPECT TO THE COMPLETENESS, SECURITY, RELIABILITY, QUALITY, ACCURACY OR AVAILABILITY OF THE WEBSITE OR SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER THE COMPANY NOR ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH THE COMPANY REPRESENTS OR WARRANTS THAT THE WEBSITE OR SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS OR THE CONTENTS THEREIN WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, THAT THE WEBSITE, SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS OR THE SERVER OR PLATFORM THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS OR THAT THE WEBSITE OR SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS WILL OTHERWISE MEET YOUR NEEDS OR EXPECTATIONS. THE COMPANY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ACTS OR OMISSIONS OF OTHER USERS OF THE WEBSITE OR SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE WEBSITE OR SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS, YOUR SOLE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE WEBSITE OR SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS. Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of warranties, so such disclaimer may not apply to you.
Limitation of Liability
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COMPANY BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, COVER, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, HOWEVER CAUSED, WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT OR UNDER ANY OTHER THEORY OF LIABILITY, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF REVENUE, ANTICIPATED PROFITS, BUSINESS OR SALES, ANY LOSS OF GOODWILL OR REPUTATION, OR THE COSTS OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, EVEN IF THE COMPANY OR AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE THEREOF HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING CONTAINED HEREIN TO THE CONTRARY, IN NO EVENT SHALL THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF THE COMPANY TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, PRODUCT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE) ARISING FROM THIS POLICY OR YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS EXCEED, IN THE AGGREGATE, $100.00.
Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of damages, so such exclusions may not apply to you. The limitation of liability set forth above shall only apply to the extent permitted by applicable law.
Limitation on Time to File Claims
ANY CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM YOU MAY HAVE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS POLICY OR YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS OR OUR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES MUST BE COMMENCED WITHIN SIX (6) MONTHS AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES, OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.
If you have a dispute with one (1) or more other users of the Website or Social Media Accounts, you release us (and our affiliates and subsidiaries, and our and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents) from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes. IN ENTERING INTO THIS POLICY YOU EXPRESSLY WAIVE ANY PROTECTIONS (WHETHER STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE) THAT WOULD OTHERWISE LIMIT THE COVERAGE OF THE RELEASE CONTAINED HEREIN TO INCLUDE ONLY THOSE CLAIMS WHICH YOU MAY KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN YOUR FAVOR AT THE TIME OF AGREEING TO THIS POLICY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE §1542, WHICH SAYS: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.”
By accessing the Website or Social Media Accounts, you agree that this Policy and your use of the Website or Social Media Accounts shall be governed exclusively by the laws of the State of ILLINOIS without regard to conflict of laws principles, regardless of your location when accessing the Website or Social Media Accounts. This Policy is entered into and performed in CHICAGO (COOK COUNTY), ILLINOIS USA. This Policy does not give rise to personal jurisdiction over the Company either specific or general, in jurisdictions other than ILLINOIS and the Company makes no representation that the Website or Social Media Accounts are appropriate or will be available for use in other locations. If you use a site from outside the United States of America, you are entirely responsible for compliance with applicable local laws, including but not limited to the export and import regulations of other countries in relation to the Website or Social Media Accounts and third party content.
The parties shall attempt to resolve any disputes through good faith business negotiations or facilitative mediation in CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. Except as otherwise determined by the Company in its sole discretion, all disputes or claims arising out of or relating to this Policy shall be settled by arbitration, to be conducted by a single arbitrator in CHICAGO, ILLINOIS by and in accordance with the then effective commercial rules of the American Arbitration Association; provided that the arbitrator shall not have authority to issue injunctions. The proceedings shall be conducted only in the English language. Judgment upon the award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. Other legal proceedings, if any, shall be initiated and maintained in COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS. The parties expressly submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of these courts and waive any objection on the grounds of personal jurisdiction, venue, or forum non conveniens.
Attorneys’ Fees and Costs
If any litigation or other court action, arbitration, or similar adjudicatory proceeding is commenced by any party to enforce its rights under this Policy against the other party, all fees, costs and expenses, including, without limitation, cost of arbitration, reasonable attorneys’ fees and court costs, incurred by the Company, if it is the prevailing party in such litigation, action, arbitration or proceeding, shall be reimbursed by you; provided, that if the Company prevails in part, and loses in part, the court, arbitrator or other adjudicator presiding over such litigation, action, arbitration or proceeding shall award a reimbursement of the fees, costs and expenses incurred by the Company on an equitable basis.
Changes to this Policy
It is our policy to post any changes we make to this Policy on this page. If we make material changes to how we treat our users’ personal information, we will post a new Policy on this page. The date this Policy was last revised is identified at the top of this document. You are responsible for periodically visiting the Website and this Policy to check for any changes.
If any provision of this Policy is held by an arbitrator or court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, then such provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to affect the intent of this Policy, and the remainder of this Policy shall continue in full force and effect.
The failure by the Company to exercise or enforce any rights or provisions of this Policy shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
No partnership, joint venture, franchisor-franchisee, or agency relationship is intended or created by this Policy.
You may not assign or transfer this Policy or your obligations hereunder in whole or in part, whether by operation of law or otherwise, without the Company’s prior written consent. In the event of a permitted transfer, this Policy shall bind and inure to the benefit of the parties, their respective successors and permitted assigns. To the extent any novation is required for the Company to assign this Policy, you hereby appoint the officers of the Company as your attorney-in-fact to execute all documents necessary to consummate such novation. The Company may assign or transfer this Policy or its obligations hereunder in whole or in part, whether by operation of law or otherwise, without obtaining your consent.
All provisions in this Policy regarding representations and warranties, content, indemnification, disclaimers and limitations on liability shall survive any termination of this Policy.
Any delay in the performance of any duties or obligations of the Company will not be considered a breach of this Policy if such delay is caused by a labor dispute, market shortage of materials, fire, earthquake, flood or any other event beyond the control of the Company provided that the Company uses reasonable efforts, under the circumstances, to resume performance as soon as reasonably practicable.
If a translation of this Policy into any other language is required by law, the English version will prevail to the extent that there is any conflict or discrepancy in meaning between the English version and any translation thereof. If this Policy is provided to you in a language other than English, the Company does so solely for your convenience.
To ask questions or comment about this Policy and our privacy practices, contact us by sending an email to email@example.com or by sending a letter to:
VEI Solutions, Inc.
105 W Adams St
Chicago, IL 60603
If you are a California resident, in accordance with Cal. Civ. Code §1789.3, you may report complaints to the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs by contacting them in writing at 400 R Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, or by telephone at (800) 952-5210.
If you are an EU resident and believe you have suffered harm due to a breach of your rights by the Company under this Policy, and the Company has not handled your complaint in a reasonably sufficient manner, you may also file a complaint with the applicable supervisory authority. In addition, you may contact our Data Protection Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or by sending your privacy-related comments or questions to the address set forth above.