Privacy Policy

Updated December 26, 2017

 

At Vansburg, we take online privacy seriously and we respect the concerns of our community of users. This Privacy Policy is meant to help you understand what data Vansburg.com and affiliated sites and email properties (collectively, the "Site") collect, why we collect it, and what we do with it. We describe our privacy practices with regard to information we collect to help you make informed decisions about how you share information when you visit or use the Site.

 

Information We Collect

We collect information in the following ways:

  • Information you give us. We may collect personally identifiable information, directly from you if you choose to provide that information when you sign up for our newsletter or fill out a contact form. You also may choose to provide personally identifiable information about yourself when you participate in discussions or other Interactive Services on the Site. Please be aware that information you post may be viewed or captured by anyone who visits the Site, therefore you should avoid posting sensitive or personal information that you would not want to be available to the public.
  • Information that is automatically collected when you visit Vansburg. When you access the Site, we and our third-party partners and vendors may automatically collect certain information about your visit using tools such as cookies, web beacons, and other data collecting and tracking technologies. The information collected automatically when you visit the Site may include your IP address, characteristics of your operating system, information about your browser and system settings, data about the computer or mobile device you use to access the Site, unique device identifiers, clickstream data (which shows the page-by-page path you take as you browse the Site), and other details that generally are not considered personally identifiable.
    • Cookies are small files that websites and other online services use to store information about users on the users’ own computers. For instance, we use cookies to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activities, which enables us to provide you with improved services. This Site may use cookies (such as HTTP and HTML5 cookies and Flash cookies), as well as other types of local storage. You may limit or disable cookies on your computer. If you choose to disable cookies, that could affect certain features of the Site that use cookies to enhance their functionality.
    • Web beacons are small files that link web pages to particular web servers and their cookies, and they may be used for a variety of purposes, such as counting the number of visitors to the Site, analyzing how users navigate around the Site, assessing how many emails that we send are actually opened and which articles or links are viewed by visitors.
    • We also use third-party web analytics services, such as Google Analytics, on the Site, to provide us with statistics and other information about visitors to the Site. Click here to learn more about Google Analytics and how you may opt out.
  • Finally, companies that provide certain third-party apps, tools, widgets, and plug-ins that may appear on the Site (for example, Facebook “Like” buttons) also may use automated means to collect information regarding your interactions with these features. This information collection is subject to the privacy policies or notices of those providers.

 

How We Use Information We Collect

We may use the information gathered on Vansburg for various purposes, including the purposes listed below. For example, if you were to contact us with a question and provide your email address, we would use the email address you provided to respond to your inquiry. In addition, we use information we collect from you and through the Site to:

  • Provide products and services you request (such as when you sign up to receive our email newsletters) or that we otherwise believe would interest you;
  • Respond to requests, questions, and comments, and provide other types of user support;
  • Offer you products and services, or direct you to portions of this Site or other websites, that we believe may interest you;
  • Customize content, features, advertisements or other marketing messages we and third parties show you, both on the Site and elsewhere online; 
  • Carry out, evaluate, and improve our business (which may include without limitation developing new features for the Site; analyzing and enhancing the user experience on the Site; assessing the effectiveness of our marketing and advertising; and managing our communications);
  • Perform data analytics regarding usage of the Site (including market and customer research, trend analysis, financial analysis, and anonymization of personal information);
  • Guard against identity theft, and prevent fraud and other criminal activity, claims, and other liabilities;
  • Comply with applicable legal requirements, law enforcement requests, and our company policies; and
  • For other purposes that are disclosed at the time you provide your information, with your consent.

 

Transparency and Choice

  • Unsubscribe from emails. To unsubscribe from a particular newsletter, click the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of that email newsletter. When we send newsletters to subscribers we may allow advertisers or partners to include messages in those newsletters, or we may send dedicated newsletters on behalf of those advertisers or partners. We may disclose your opt-out choices to third parties so that they can honor your preferences in accordance with applicable laws.
  • Blocking cookies. Certain browsers may be configured to notify you when you receive cookies, or allow you to restrict or disable certain cookies. If you choose to disable cookies, however, that could affect certain features of the Site that use cookies to enhance their functionality.
  • Disabling local shared objects (“Flash cookies”). We may use other kinds of local storage that function similarly, but are stored in different parts of your computer from ordinary browser cookies. Your browser may allow you to disable its HTML5 local storage or delete information contained in its HTML5 local storage. Click here for details about deleting information contained in "local shared objects" or adjusting related preferences. 

 

Information We Share

We do not share personal information with companies, organizations, and individuals outside of Vansburg unless one of the following circumstances applies:

  • With your consent. We will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of Vansburg when we have your consent to do so. We require opt-in consent for the sharing of any sensitive personal information.
  • For external processing. We provide personal information to our affiliates or other trusted businesses or persons to process it for us, based on our instructions and in compliance with our Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.
  • With third parties for marketing purposes. We may also match your email address with third parties with whom you have also consented to share your email address and use such match to deliver custom offers or emails to you on the Site and elsewhere online.
  • For legal reasons. We will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of Vansburg if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:
    • Meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request;
    • Enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations;
    • Detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; or
    • Protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of Vansburg, our users or the public as required or permitted by law.
  • With our partners – like publishers, advertisers or connected sites. We may share information publicly to show trends about the general use of our services.
  • If Vansburg is involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, we will continue to ensure the confidentiality of any personal information and give affected users notice before personal information is transferred or becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

 

How We Protect Personal Information

We work hard to protect our users from unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of information we hold. In particular:

  • We review our information collection, storage, and processing practices, including physical security measures, to guard against unauthorized access to systems.
  • We restrict access to personal information to Vansburg employees, contractors, and agents who need to know that information in order to process it for us, and who are subject to strict contractual confidentiality obligations and may be disciplined or terminated if they fail to meet these obligations.

 

Links From Vansburg to Other Websites

On this Site, we may provide links to other websites that are controlled by third parties. Linked websites may have their own privacy notices or policies, which we strongly suggest you review. We are not responsible for the content, usage terms, privacy policies, or any other aspects of websites that we do not own or control.

 

Changes to This Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without your explicit consent. We will post any privacy policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain services, email notification of privacy policy changes).We will we indicate at the top of this privacy policy the date when it was most recently updated.

 

How to Contact Us

If you have questions about this policy or about our privacy practices, you may contact us by filling out the Contact Us form on this site.

You may also write to:

Vansburg Legal 
#13130 15833 Mill Creek Blvd 
Mill Creek, WA 98082