- Published: 26 April 2006
VLJ News is committed to protecting your privacy.
This VLJ News Privacy Statement applies to data collected by VLJ News through its VLJ News sites and services.
Collection of your Personal Information
In order to sign in to certain sections of VLJ News, you may be asked to enter an e-mail address and password, which we refer to as your VLJ News credentials, you may also be requested to provide an alternate e-mail address, and questions and secret answers, which we use to verify your identity and assist in resetting your password.
Information collected on VLJ News may be combined with information obtained from other VLJ News services and other companies.
Some VLJ News services, such as VLJ News FORUMS, request that you create a social nickname, which is the name you will be known by to others in those public places. You may select a different social nickname at any time. Please keep in mind that if you disclose personal information through VLJ News FORUMS, or other public online forums, this information may be collected and used by others. We caution you against providing personal information to strangers online, which they may use for illegal or harmful purposes.
We may collect information about your visit, including the pages you view, the links you click and other actions taken in connection with VLJ News sites and services. We also collect certain standard information that your browser sends to every website you visit, such as your IP address, browser type and language, access times and referring Web site addresses.
Some VLJ News services may be co-branded and offered in conjunction with another company. If you register for or use such services, both VLJ News and the other company may receive information collected in conjunction with the co-branded services.
Use of your Personal Information
VLJ News collects and uses your personal information to operate VLJ News and deliver the services you have requested. These services may include the display of customized content and advertising based upon the information we have collected. In order to provide services in conjunction with other VLJ News products or services, personal information collected on VLJ News may be accessed and used by other VLJ News services as necessary to provide such services. Any use of such information within VLJ News will remain subject to the limitations of this privacy statement.
VLJ News does not sell, rent or lease its VLJ News customer lists to third parties. We may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your personal information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. We do not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as handling the processing and delivery of mailings, providing customer support, processing transactions, or performing statistical analysis of our services. We will only provide those companies the personal information they need to deliver the service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information and are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.
VLJ News may access and/or disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on VLJ News or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of VLJ News; or (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of VLJ News services or members of the public.
Control of your Personal Information
We offer you choices for the collection, use and sharing of your personal information. You may go to the VLJ News Account Details page to make choices about the use of your personal information. You may choose not to receive marketing material from VLJ News or on behalf of external third party business partners. You may also stop the delivery of future promotional e-mail from VLJ News by following the specific instructions in the e-mail you receive.
Security of your Personal Information
VLJ News is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer systems with limited access, which are located in controlled facilities. When we transmit highly confidential information (such as a credit card number or password) over the Internet, we protect it through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Use of Third Party Ad Networks
The majority of the online banner advertisements you see on VLJ News Web pages are displayed by VLJ News. However, VLJ News allows other companies, called third-party ad servers or ad networks, to display advertisements on VLJ News Web pages. Some of these ad networks may place a persistent cookie on your computer in order to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement. In this way, ad networks may compile information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw their advertisements and determine which ads are clicked on. This information allows an ad network to deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. VLJ News does not have access to the cookies that may be placed by the third-party ad servers or ad networks.
Changes to this Statement
We will occasionally update this Privacy Statement to reflect changes in our services and customer feedback. When we posts changes to this Statement, you will see the word "updated" next to the VLJ News Privacy Statement link on the front page of VLJ News. If there are material changes to this Statement or in how VLJ News will use your personal information, we will prominently post such changes prior to implementing the change. We encourage you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how VLJ News is protecting your information.
VLJ News welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Statement. If you have questions about this Statement or believe that we have not adhered to it, please contact VLJ News Privacy by using our Web form