UPDATED February 2013
We control this site from offices in the United States of America. We do not represent that materials on the site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Persons who choose to access this site from other locations do so on their own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.
Information Collection and Use
We collect your information in order to record and support your participation in the activities you select. If you register for a seminar, for example, the information is used to reserve your seat, to track your preferences, and to keep you informed about the seminar and related events. As a visitor to our sites, you can engage in many activities without providing any personal information. In connection with other activities, such as utilizing registering for a seminar or participating in a sweepstakes, we may ask you to provide certain information about yourself by filling out and submitting an online form. It is completely optional for you to engage in these activities. If you elect to engage in these activities, however, we may ask that you provide us personal information, such as your first and last name, mailing address (including ZIP code), e-mail address, telephone, credit card, and other personal information. If you do not provide the mandatory data with respect to a particular activity, you will not be able to engage in that activity. In all cases, we will collect personal identification information from you only if you voluntarily submit such information to us.
When you visit this site, we may collect certain non-personal information such as your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, pages you visit, type of browser and operating system. As stated above, when you register with VIDA as a subscriber or customer, we may also collect the personal information that you submit, such as your name, address, email address, credit card numbers, location, etc. (“Registration Information”).
We may also collect non-Registration Information from our users, including the number of downloads on the site, metadata found in comments or captions from the user and profile changes. VIDA may use outside third party credit card processing companies to bill you for your purchases, which may in some instances include the storage of your personal information by the third party, such as your credit card number.
We may use “cookies” to better facilitate the use of our online and mobile environments. You may remove or block cookies using your browser settings, but this may also negatively impact your ability to use our platform.
VIDA may utilize Non-Personal Information for certain general purposes, such as to customize content and advertising, improve services, provide generic research and reporting to internal and external parties.
Please note that if you give out personal information online through a discussion board or posting site, that information can be collected and used by third parties. Although we strive to protect our users’ privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of information you post in these forums. You disclose such information at your own risk.
Purchases of products or services from us will require personally identifiable information such as name, address, email address and credit card information. This information is used for billing purposes only, and we may contact you to address any problems associated with fulfilling your order. VIDA does not store or maintain any credit card information. VIDA uses third party service providers, such as credit card processing companies to process purchases made on our site.
If you interact with other social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, your personal information shared and your information will be governed by the policies of those other service providers.
You will receive the opportunity to “opt-out.” If you do not want to receive promotional messages, you may opt-out of receiving future messages from us.
Children Under Age of 13
VIDA DOES NOT KNOWINGLY COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION FROM CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 13, YOU MUST NOT USE THIS WEBSITE OR ANY RELATED APPLICATIONS. PLEASE DO NOT SEND PERSONAL INFORMATION INCLUDING YOUR EMAIL, NAME AND/OR CONTACT INFORMATION. ANY CONTACT WITH VIDA MUST ONLY OCCUR THROUGH YOUR PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN. IF WE LEARN THAT INFORMATION HAS BEEN COLLECTED FROM SOMEONE UNDER THE AGE OF 13, WE WILL DELETE IT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO INFORM US OF ANYONE ON THE SITE THAT IS UNDER THE AGE OF 13.
We strongly recommend that anyone between the ages of 13 and 18, request permission from their parent or legal guardian prior to registering or providing any personal information with VIDA.
How Your Information is Used
VIDA does not sell, trade or share your personally identifiable information with third parties unless such use is under the following circumstances:
Verify a user’s identity for security purposes.
Create and manage your account.
Process your transactions.
Provide customer service.
Present services or offers that may be of interest to you.
Monitor our users’ downloads and changes in profiles.
To communicate with you about your transactions, new products
To research or avert an attempted breach of the security of our sites, or a physical or property threat to you or others.
To improve the quality and design of the website and any mobile
When required by law.
As part of a business transaction, such as a merger or acquisition
by another company.
We may also convert your information into anonymous data in order to help us monitor traffic on our site. We may also use the personal information disclosed to us to assist you with any technical issues you may experience while using our site. We may share your personal information and the demographic information we have collected with our third party service providers.
Protecting Your Personal Information
As a valued customer, we recognize that protecting your privacy is important to you. For this reason, VIDA is committed to protecting your personal information in several ways. Only a select number of authorized personnel are authorized to access our servers. If you have a customer password and user ID to access a portion of our site, our Registration Information is protected by a unique customer password and user ID, and your password is encrypted. You should not disclose your password information to anyone and you should always remember to log off if using a shared computer. We also use third-party processing services that use secure socket layer technology (SSL) for specific types of information, such as payment information. We may retain your personal information for as long as is required to fulfill our business objective and for as long as is required by legal requirements.
Additionally, the personal information collected by VIDA may be stored and processed in a country other than your home country, and such other country may have privacy laws that are less protective than those in effect in your home country. By providing us with your personal information and using the VIDA site, you are consenting to any such transfer of information outside of your home country.
On rare occasions, VIDA may be required to disclose your personal information due to legal or regulatory requirements. In such instances, we reserve the right to disclose your personal information as required in order to comply with VIDA’s legal obligations, including but not limited to, complying with court orders, warrants, subpoenas, service of process requirements, or discovery requests.
Notification of Changes
We reserve the right to change this Policy from time to time, and at our sole discretion. You should make note of the “last updated date” at the beginning of this Policy. With this information, you should be able to identify if the Policy has been updated recently.
We may also transfer user information, including personally identifiable information, in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, the sale of related assets or corporate division or other fundamental corporate change without your consent or notification.
VIDA Group, LLC
Attn: Privacy Officer
PO Box 6491
Charlottesville, VA 22906