(Effective October 19, 2015)
When you visit this site we may collect two types of information from you: (1) personal information you voluntarily choose to disclose to us, and (2) site usage information that we automatically collect as you interact with the site.
(a) Information You Voluntarily Provide to Us. Vance may ask you to voluntarily provide information about yourself, including, but not limited to your name, mailing address, e-mail address, phone number, birthday, gender, credit or debit card number, hobbies, preferences, interests, and photos. ("personal information") when you interact with our site. For example, we may ask you to give us personal information so that we can register you with this site, provide you with a subscription to a newsletter, process an order you submit, provide a service to you, or so that we may correspond with you. In addition, there are certain other situations where we may collect and use personal information that you voluntarily provide while using this site even though it is not necessary for the function you are using. This includes, for example, personal information you provide when you use community features such as blogs, chat, message boards and other types of public forums; when you provide submissions to us or the site; or when you use the “contact us” mechanisms. You are under no obligation to provide such personal information, but if you choose not to, you may be unable to use certain features or services provided by the site. In some cases, we may also ask you for information about your company and companies with whom you transact business.
(b) Information We Automatically Collect. When you visit our site, we automatically collect certain information related to your activities on the site (“website usage information”). This information may include your browser type and operating system, the domain from which you came, the page you are viewing, the time, and what you clicked on, among other information. In addition, your IP address or some other unique identifier for the particular device you use to access the Internet, as applicable (collectively referred to as a "Device Identifier") may be collected. A Device Identifier is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer, your cell phone, or other device you use to access the Internet, and our computers identify your device by its Device Identifier.
Many Internet browsers and mobile devices allow you to block the transmission of information, such as your IP address or location information, or to block the installation of cookies. You may choose to enable these options. However, enabling these options may prevent you from using many of the core features and functions available on our site.
Affiliated or Subsidiary Companies. We may share personal information with our affiliated or subsidiary companies.
Third-Party Marketing. We may share personal information with unaffiliated third parties for those third parties' marketing purposes unless you tell us not to by opting out of such sharing. You may tell us not to share personal information by using the process available on the site at the time you provide your personal information or thereafter by following the procedures available on the site, or contacting us at the address listed below.
Sweepstakes, Contests and Promotions. We may offer sweepstakes, contests, and other promotions (collectively, "Promotions") through the site. If you choose to enter a promotion, personal information about you may be disclosed to third parties or the public in connection with the administration of such promotion, including, without limitation, in connection with winner selection, prize fulfillment, and as required by law or permitted by the promotion's official rules, such as on a winners list. Also, by entering a promotion, you are agreeing to the official rules that govern that promotion, which may contain specific requirements of you, including, except where prohibited by law, allowing the sponsor(s) of the promotion to use your name, voice and/or likeness in advertising or marketing associated with the promotion.
Third parties providing services on our behalf. We may share your personal information with third parties who perform services on our behalf. This includes, without limitation, third parties that host all or part Â of the site or operate certain functions or features on site, send communications (including marketing e-mails), process credit card and other payment transactions, fulfill orders, analyze data, provide marketing assistance, or create, host and/or provide customer service on our behalf. These third parties may have access to personal information in order to provide these services to us or on our behalf but have no independent rights in the personal information.
Business Transfers and Corporate Changes. Vance reserves the right to disclose and transfer all information related to the site, including personal information: (i) to a subsequent owner, co-owner or operator of one or more of the site; or (ii) in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, or restructuring, the sale of substantially all of Vance's stock and/or assets, or other corporate change, including, without limitation, during the course of any due diligence process.
Sharing of Non-Personal Information. We may share non-personally identifiable information, such as site usage information or other aggregated user statistics, as well as anonymous information derived from personal information, such as de-identified user information, with third parties for any purpose.
Information You Provide About Someone Else. If you give us personal information about somebody else, such as a spouse, friend, or work colleague, we will assume that you have their permission to do so. If you ask us to send someone a communication from the site, such as sending an article to a friend, we use the information you provide (e.g., name, email address, etc.) on a one-time basis to facilitate the communication and do not use it for any other marketing purpose unless we obtain consent from that person.
The site is a general audience site not directed at children under the age of 13. If we obtain actual knowledge that any information we collect has been provided by a child under the age of 13, we will promptly delete that information.
The Vance site may allow you sign into and associate your social network accounts including, but not limited to, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest with Vance.
Vance does not retain your username or password for social networking platforms for any longer than is necessary to complete an interaction. If you would like to disconnect a social media account from Vance, refer to the settings of that social media account and its provider.
The site may provide functionality to allow you to correct or update personal information you have provided through certain portions of a registration form or otherwise. In such case, you are responsible for maintaining the accuracy of the information you submit to us. We will make a good faith effort to make requested changes in our then-active databases as soon as reasonably practicable. You may cancel or modify your subscriptions to emails you have elected to receive from the site by following the instructions contained within the email you receive from the site.
The site may link to, or contain links, to third-party websites that Vance does not own or control. Vance is not responsible for the privacy practices employed by any third-party website. For example, if you click on a link from a Vance partner or advertisement on the site, that action may take you from the site to a different website. These other websites may send their own cookies to you, independently collect data or solicit personal information and may or may not have their own published privacy policies. Vance encourages you to note when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of all third-party websites before submitting any personal information to those sites.
These third-party cookies may be used, among other things, to: (a) help deliver advertisements to you that you might be interested in; (b) prevent you from seeing the same advertisements too many times; and (c) understand the usefulness to you of the advertisements that have been delivered to you.
11. THIRD-PARTY APPLICATIONS
Third-party applications may be available via the site. The owners of these applications ("Third-Party Owners") may collect personal information from you and may have their own policies and practices. Vance has no control over how Third-Party Owners or their applications use your personal information. These Third-Party Owners may have their own terms of service, privacy policies or other policies and ask you to agree to the same. Vance is not responsible for the policies or practices of Third-Party Owners. Be sure to review any available policies before submitting any personal information to a third-party application or otherwise interacting with it.
The site is operated in the United States. If you are located in the European Union, Canada or elsewhere outside of the United States, please be aware that information we collect will be transferred to and processed in the United States. By using the site or providing us with any information, you consent to this transfer and processing of your information in the United States.
Vance takes commercially reasonable steps to help protect and secure personal information. However, no data transmission over the Internet, wireless transmission or electronic storage of information can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Please note that we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information we collect, and you use our site and provide us with your information at your own risk.
If you are a California resident, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits you to request information regarding the disclosure of your personal information by Vance to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes within the immediately preceding calendar year. Vance will provide you with a list of the categories of personal information disclosed and a list of the names and addresses of the third parties. To make such a request, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or write us at:
Vance Publishing Corporation
400 Knightsbridge Parkway
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
If you are a California resident under the age of 18, and a registered user of any site where this policy is posted, California Business and Professions Code Section 22581 permits you to request and obtain removal of content or information you have publicly posted. To make such a request, please send an email with a detailed description of the specific content or information to email@example.com. Please be aware that such a request does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content or information you have posted and that there may be circumstances in which the law does not require or allow removal even if requested.
If you choose to apply for a job through the site or take advantage of any job search services available on the site, in conjunction with laws and regulations enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"), the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs ("OFCCP") and similar state and local regulatory agencies, we may ask you to provide us with additional self-identifying personal information (such as veteran status, gender and ethnicity). Providing such self-identifying information is voluntary, but if you do provide us with such information, we may submit that information to the EEOC, the OFCCP and similar state and local regulatory agencies for business-related purposes, including, but not limited to, responding to information requests, fulfilling regulatory reporting requirements, and defending against employment-related complaints.
Vance Publishing Corporation
400 Knightsbridge Parkway
Lincolnshire, IL 60069