These concerns focus on protecting "individually identifiable" information that an individual or customer reasonably expects to be kept private. As the term suggests, individually identifiable information is information that can be associated with a specific individual or entity, such as name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and/or information about online activities directly linked to them.
It is common practice and often a necessity for companies, governments or other organizations to collect individually identifiable information in order to conduct business and offer services. For example, a telecommunications provider may collect individually identifiable information in the course of billing and providing telephone service to a customer.
Some activities on the Internet follow very familiar patterns. Consumers signing up for an Internet access service are usually asked to provide information that is typical when the consumer orders a product or service. Similarly, business Web sites may ask visitors to supply information about themselves, particularly when information, services or merchandise are requested, but often simply to be able to better target the company's services to the customer's interests and requirements.
Vendevor protects online individually identifiable information as follows:
Vendevor will not sell, trade or disclose to third parties any individually identifiable information derived from the registration for or use of a Vendevor online service without the consent of the customer (except as required by subpoena, search warrant or other legal process or in the case of imminent physical harm to the customer or others). When Vendevor uses other agents, contractors or companies to perform services on its behalf, Vendevor will ensure that the company protects your individually identifiable information consistent with this policy. If Vendevor includes your name and any other individually identifiable information in a directory that Vendevor creates from information we receive as an online service provider, the company will give you the opportunity to have your information excluded from that directory. Business directories that Vendevor creates may, however, contain similar information obtained from other sources.
Vendevor will collect and use individually identifiable information for billing purposes, to anticipate and resolve problems with your service, or to create and inform you of products and services that better meet your needs. This means that Vendevor may use your individually identifiable information to market new services to you that we think will be of interest to you, but we will not disclose your individually identifiable information to third parties who want to market products to you.
A customer may choose not to receive direct marketing communications from Vendevor in connection with Vendevor online services. Upon such choice, Vendevor (a) will not contact that customer directly with marketing messages about Vendevor online services, and (b) will not use individually identifiable information obtained from that customer's registration for use of an online service to contact that customer with marketing messages about any Vendevor products or services. A customer may choose not to receive such messages by e-mail, by mail or by telephone.
Individually identifiable information that a visitor volunteers at one of the Vendevor Web sites to order Vendevor services other than online services will be protected just as if the information had been provided under more traditional ways of ordering that service.
Vendevor servers automatically gather information about which sites customers visit on the Internet and which pages are visited within a Vendevor Web site. The company does not use that information except in the aggregate.
Vendevor has implemented technology and security features and strict policy guidelines to safeguard the privacy of your individually identifiable information from unauthorized access or improper use, and we will continue to enhance our security procedures as new technology becomes available.
The company will not read or disclose to third parties private e-mail communications that are transmitted using Vendevor services except as required to operate the service or as otherwise authorized by law.
Vendevor may use individually identifiable information to investigate and help prevent potentially unlawful activity or activity that threatens the network or otherwise violates the customer agreement for that service.
Vendevor honors requests from customers for account information, such as name, address, or billing information, and will correct any such information that is inaccurate. Customers may verify that appropriate corrections have been made.
Vendevor will keep this policy current and will inform you of any changes that we make.
Vendevor joins the industry in recognizing that children, including young teens, may not be in a position to make informed choices about personal information requested online.
Finally, Vendevor encourages parents to take an active role to protect the privacy and security of their children and to prevent the inappropriate use of information about their children. Vendevor supports the development of technologies that help parents control the collection and use of personal information from children who use online services in their households.
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