Revised: August 17, 2020
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
Information you disclose to us
In Short: We collect information that you provide to us such as username, contact information, and account credentials.
We collect information that you voluntarily provide to us when registering for the Sites, expressing an interest in obtaining information about us or our products and services, accessing our content or participating in activities on the Sites (such as customizing your profile or entering competitions, contests, or giveaways), or otherwise contacting us.
The information that we collect depends on the context of your interactions with us and the Sites, the choices you make, and the products and features you use. The categories of information we collect, and have collected in the past 12 months, include the following:
- Contact Data. We collect your name, email address and other similar contact data.
- Account Credentials. We collect your username, password, and similar security information used for authentication and account access.
- Demographic Data. We collect your preferred language and similar information.
- Profile Data. We collect information relating to your interest.
- Content. We collect content within any messages you send to us (such as feedback and questions to support) or publicly post on the Sites. We also collect any content within any messages you exchange with other users through the Sites to facilitate those conversations (such as if you use our comments functionality).
You may choose to voluntarily provide other information to us that we do not request, and, in such instances, you are solely responsible for such information.
Information automatically collected
In Short: Some information – such as IP address and/or browser and device characteristics – is collected automatically when you visit our Sites.
We automatically collect certain information when you visit our websites or view our emails or ads.
The categories of information we automatically collect, and have collected in the past 12 months, include:
- Service Use Data, including data about features you use, pages you visit, emails and advertisements you view, products and services you view and purchase, the time of day you browse, and your referring and exiting pages.
- Device Data, including, your IP address, browser and device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, and device name.
- Location Data, including imprecise location data (such as location derived from an IP address or data that indicates a city or postal code level).
Information collected from other sources
In Short: We also collect information from business partners, public databases, and other sources.
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- Social networks with which you interact.
- Publicly-available sources, including data in the public domain.
HOW DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION?
In Short: We process your information to provide you with services, offer databases, protect rights, improve and advertise our services, and for other purposes described below.
- To operate and manage our Sites.
- To facilitate account creation and access.
- To request feedback, respond to your comments, questions and requests, and provide you with customer service.
- To send you technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative information.
- To enforce our terms, conditions and policies.
- To protect our Sites (for example, for fraud monitoring and prevention).
- To respond to legal requests and prevent harm. For example, if we receive a subpoena or other legal request, we may need to inspect the data we hold to determine how to respond.
- To enable user-to-user communications with your consent.
- To conduct data analysis, identify usage trends, determine the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns, and evaluate and improve our Sites, products, services, marketing, and your experience.
- To develop and send you marketing, advertising, and communications about our and other parties’ products, services and features.
- To administer prize draws and competitions when you voluntarily elect to participate in competitions.
Notwithstanding the above, we may use information that does not identify you (including information that has been aggregated or de-identified) for any purpose except as prohibited by applicable law. For information on your rights and choices regarding how we use information about you, please see the “What Are Your Privacy Rights?” section below.
WILL YOUR INFORMATION BE SHARED WITH ANYONE?
In Short: We collect and share information with your consent or at your direction, to comply with laws, to protect your rights, to provide you with services, for analytics and marketing, or to fulfill business obligations.
- Service Providers. We share your information with service providers who process information on our behalf and require access to such information to do that work. Examples include payment processing, data analysis, email delivery, hosting services, customer service, and marketing efforts. We contractually prohibit our service providers from retaining, using, or disclosing information about you for any purpose other than performing the service for us, although we may permit them to use information that does not identify you (including information that has been aggregated or de-identified) for any purpose except as prohibited by applicable law.
- Vendors and Ad Partners. We share information with vendors and ad partners for analytics and advertising related purposes. These parties may act as our service providers, or in certain contexts, independently decide how to process your information. For more information on advertising and analytics, see the “What is Our Stance on Analytics and Advertising?” section below.
- Affiliates. We may share information with our affiliates and related entities, including where they act as our service providers or for their own internal purposes.
- Business Partners. We share information with our business partners including to facilitate purchases and for event planning, joint marketing, and advertising purposes.
- Compliance with Laws. We share information where we are legally required to do so in order to comply with applicable law, governmental requests, a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process, such as in response to a court order or a subpoena (including in response to public authorities to meet national security or law enforcement requirements).
- Vital Interests and Legal Rights. We may disclose your information where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding potential violations of our policies, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person and illegal activities, or as evidence in litigation in which we are involved.
- Business Transfers. We share information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, purchase, or sale of any or all of our assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company.
- Promotions. Our promotions may be jointly sponsored or offered by other parties. When you voluntarily enter a promotion, we share information as set out in the official rules that govern the promotion as well as for administrative purposes and as required by law (e.g., on a winners list). By entering a promotion, you agree to the official rules that govern that promotion, and may, except where prohibited by applicable law, allow the sponsor and/or other entities to use your name, voice and/or likeness in advertising or marketing materials.
- Public Information and Chat. We share information you make public through the Sites, such as information in your profile. Please think carefully before making information public as you are solely responsible for any information you make public. Once you have posted information, you may not be able to edit or delete such information, subject to additional rights set out in the “What Are Your Privacy Rights?” section below. We also share information with other users when you engage with them through our chat functionality.
- Facilitating Requests. We share information at your request or direction.
- With your Consent. We may disclose your information for any other purpose with your consent.
Notwithstanding the above, we may share information that does not identify you (including information that has been aggregated or de-identified) except as prohibited by applicable law. For information on your rights and choices regarding how we share information about you, please see the “What Are Your Privacy Rights?” section below.
The types of tracking technologies we use to automatically collect information include:
- Log Files, which are files that record events that occur in connection with your use of the Service.
- Cookies, which are small data files stored on your device that act as a unique tag to identify your browser. We use two types of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies make it easier for you to navigate our website and expire when you close your browser. Persistent cookies help with personalizing your experience, remembering your preferences, and supporting security features. Additionally, persistent cookies allow us to bring you advertising both on and off the Sites. Persistent cookies may remain on your device for extended periods of time, and generally may be controlled through your browser settings.
For further information on how we use tracking technologies for analytics and advertising, and your rights and choices regarding them, see the “What is Our Stance on Analytics and Advertising?” and “What Are Your Privacy Rights?” sections below.
WHAT IS OUR STANCE ON THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES?
WHAT IS OUR STANCE ON ANALYTICS AND ADVERTISING?
In Short: We use analytics and advertising on our Sites, and we and other parties may collect information through tracking technologies.
We use analytics services, such as Google Analytics, to help us understand how users access and use the Sites. In addition, we work with agencies, advertisers, ad networks, and other ad partners to place ads on our Sites and on other websites and services. As part of this process, we may incorporate tracking technologies into our own Sites (including emails and ads) as well as into our ads displayed on other websites and services. Some of these tracking technologies may track your activities across time and services for purposes of associating the different devices you use, and delivering relevant ads and/or other content to you (“Interest-based Advertising”).
HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION?
HOW DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION SAFE?
In Short: We aim to protect your information through a system of organizational and technical security measures.
We have implemented appropriate technical and organizational security measures designed to protect the security of information about you that we process. However, please also remember that we cannot guarantee that the Internet itself is 100% secure. Although we will do our best to protect your information, transmission of information to and from our Sites is at your own risk. You should only access the services within a secure environment.
DO WE COLLECT INFORMATION FROM CHILDREN?
In Short: We do not knowingly collect information from children under 13 years of age.
The Sites are intended for general audiences. We do not knowingly collect personal information (as defined by the U.S. Children’s Privacy Protection Act, or “COPPA”) from children under 13 years of age. If you are a parent or guardian and believe we have collected personal information in violation of COPPA, contact us at email@example.com. We will remove the personal information in accordance with COPPA. We do not knowingly “sell,” as that term is defined under the CCPA, the personal information of minors under 16 years old who are California residents.
By using the Sites, you represent that you are at least 18. If we learn that information from users less than 18 years of age has been collected, we will deactivate the account and take reasonable measures to promptly delete such data from our records. If you become aware of any data we have collected from individuals under age 18, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT ARE YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS?
In Short: You may review, change, or terminate your account at any time, or exercise choice about certain analytics or advertising activities on the Sites.
If you have an account with us and would like to review or change the information you have submitted to us through your account or terminate your account, you can:
- Log into your account and update your user settings; or
- Contact us at email@example.com.
We may offer other options relating to profile visibility. Please visit your account settings for more information.
Cookies and similar technologies
Most Web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove cookies and to reject cookies. If you choose to remove cookies or reject cookies, this could affect certain features or services of our Sites. For further information, please see our Cookies Policy section.
Do Not Track
Your browser settings may allow you to automatically transmit a “Do Not Track” signal to online services you visit. Note, however, there is no industry consensus as to what site and app operators should do with regard to these signals. Accordingly, unless and until the law is interpreted to require us to do so, we do not monitor or take action with respect to “Do Not Track” signals. For more information on “Do Not Track,” visit https://www.allaboutdnt.com.
Analytics and interest-based advertising
Google provides tools to allow you to opt out of the use of certain information collected by Google Analytics at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout and by Google Analytics for Display Advertising or the Google Display Network at https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/.
The companies we work with to provide you with targeted ads are required by us to give you the choice to opt out of receiving targeted ads. Most of these companies are participants of the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) and/or the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”). To learn more about the targeted ads provided by these companies, and how to opt out of receiving certain targeted ads from them, please visit: (i) for targeted ads from DAA participants, https://www.aboutads.info/choices; and (ii) for targeted ads from NAI participants, https://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/. Opting out only means that the selected participants should no longer deliver certain targeted ads to you, but does not mean you will no longer receive any targeted content and/or ads (e.g., in connection with the participants’ other customers or from other technology services).
Please note that if you opt out using any of these methods, the opt out will only apply to the specific browser or device from which you opt out. We are not responsible for the effectiveness of, or compliance with, any opt out options or programs, or the accuracy of any other entities’ statements regarding their opt out options or programs.
Opting out of email marketing
You can unsubscribe from our marketing email list at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the emails that we send or by contacting us as set out in the “How Can You Contact Us About This Policy?” section below. You will then be removed from the marketing email list – however, we may still send you service-related emails that are necessary for the administration and use of your account.
DO WE MAKE UPDATES TO THIS POLICY?
In Short: Yes, we will update this policy as necessary to comply with relevant laws or reflect changes to our practices.
HOW CAN YOU CONTACT US ABOUT THIS POLICY?
By email: at firstname.lastname@example.org
ADDITIONAL DISCLOSURES FOR NEVADA RESIDENTS
Nevada law (NRS 603A.340) requires each business to establish a designated request address where Nevada consumers may submit requests directing the business not to sell certain kinds of personal information that the business has collected or will collect about the consumer. A sale under Nevada law is the exchange of personal information for monetary consideration by the business to a third party for the third party to license or sell the personal information to other third parties. If you are a Nevada consumer and wish to submit a request relating to our compliance with Nevada law, please contact us as at email@example.com.
ADDITIONAL DISCLOSURES FOR CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS
These additional disclosures apply only to California residents. The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) provides additional rights to know, delete and opt-out, and requires businesses collecting or disclosing personal information to provide notices and means to exercise rights.
Notice of collection
In the past 12 months, we have collected the following categories of personal information enumerated in the CCPA:
- Identifiers, including email address and online identifiers (such as IP address).
- Commercial or transactions information, including records of products or services purchased, obtained, or considered.
- Internet activity, including browsing history, search history, and interactions with a website, email, application, or advertisement.
- Geolocation data inferred from an IP address or other device identifier.
- Inferences drawn from the above information about your predicted characteristics and preferences.
For further details on information we collect, including the sources from which we receive information, review the “What Information Do We Collect?” section above. We collect and use these categories of personal information for the business purposes described in the “How Do We Use Your Information?” section above, including how to manage our Sites.
Right to know and delete
You have the right to know certain details about our data practices in the past 12 months. In particular, you may request the following from us:
- The categories of personal information we have collected about you;
- The categories of sources from which the personal information was collected;
- The categories of personal information about you we disclosed for a business purpose or sold;
- The categories of third parties to whom the personal information was disclosed for a business purpose or sold;
- The business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling the personal information; and
- The specific pieces of personal information we have collected about you.
In addition, you have the right to delete the personal information we have collected from you.
You can designate an authorized agent to submit requests on your behalf. However, we will require written proof of the agent’s permission to do so and verify your identity directly.
Right to non-discrimination
You have the right not to receive discriminatory treatment by us for the exercise of any your rights.
Shine the light
Customers who are residents of California may request (i) a list of the categories of personal information disclosed by us to third parties during the immediately preceding calendar year for those third parties’ own direct marketing purposes; and (ii) a list of the categories of third parties to whom we disclosed such information. To exercise a request, please write us at the email or postal address set out in “How Can You Contact Us About This Policy?” above and specify that you are making a “California Shine the Light Request.” We may require additional information from you to allow us to verify your identity and are only required to respond to requests once during any calendar year.
ADDITIONAL DISCLOSURES FOR DATA SUBJECTS IN EUROPE
Data protection laws in Europe distinguish between organizations that process personal data for their own purposes (known as “controllers”) and organizations that process personal data on behalf of other organizations (known as “processors”). vtesdecks.com acts as a controller with respect to personal data collected as you interact with our websites, emails, and advertisements.
Lawful basis for processing
Data protection laws in Europe require a “lawful basis” for processing personal data. Our lawful bases include where: (a) you have given consent to the processing for one or more specific purposes, either to us, to our service providers; (b) processing is necessary for the performance of a contract with you; (c) processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation; or (d) processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or a third party, and your interests and fundamental rights and freedoms do not override those interests. Where applicable, we will transfer your personal data to third countries subject to appropriate or suitable safeguards, such as standard contractual clauses.
Your data subject rights
You have the right to access, rectify, or erase any personal data we have collected about you. You also have the right to data portability and the right to restrict or object to our processing of personal data we have collected about you. In addition, you have the right to ask us not to process your personal data (or provide it to third parties to process) for marketing purposes or purposes materially different than for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by you. You may withdraw your consent at any time for any data processing we do based on consent you have provided to us.
To exercise any of these rights, please contact us as set out in the “How Can You Contact Us About This Policy?” section above and specify which right you are seeking to exercise. We will respond to your request within 30 days. We may require specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and process your request.
Please note that we retain personal data as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, and may continue to retain and use personal data even after a data subject request for purposes of our legitimate interests, including as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, prevent fraud, and enforce our agreements. When we have no ongoing legitimate interest to process your personal data, we will delete, de-identify, or anonymize it, or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal data has been stored in backup archives), then we will implement measures to securely store your personal data and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.
If you have any issues with our compliance, you may contact us as set out in the “How Can You Contract Us About This Policy” section above. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the data protection regulator in your jurisdiction.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.
Cookies set by the website owner are called "first party cookies". Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called "third party cookies". Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.
We use first and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Websites to operate, and we refer to these as "essential" or "strictly necessary" cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Online Properties. Third parties serve cookies through our Websites for advertising, analytics and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.
The specific types of first and third party cookies served through our Websites and the purposes they perform are described below (please note that the specific cookies served may vary depending on the specific Online Properties you visit):
Essential website cookies
These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our Websites and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas.
Who serves these cookies:
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How to refuse: Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the Websites to you, you cannot refuse them. You can block or delete them by changing your browser settings however, as described below under the heading "How can I control cookies?".
Analytics and customization cookies
These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our Website are being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our Websites for you.
Who serves these cookies:
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How to refuse: To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the heading " How can I control cookies? ".
These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you. They perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed for advertisers, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests.
Who serves these cookies:
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How to refuse: To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the heading "How can I control cookies?". Alternatively, please visit the relevant opt-out link below:
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What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons?
Cookies are not the only way to recognize or track visitors to a website. We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called "tracking pixels" or "clear gifs"). These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognize when someone has visited our Websites. This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within our Websites to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to our Websites from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of e-mail marketing campaigns. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.
Do you serve targeted advertising?
Third parties may serve cookies on your computer or mobile device to serve advertising through our Websites. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services that you may be interested in. They may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements. This can be accomplished by them using cookies or web beacons to collect information about your visits to this and other sites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services of potential interest to you. The information collected through this process does not enable us or them to identify your name, contact details or other details that directly identify you unless you choose to provide these.
How can I control cookies?
You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can exercise your cookie preferences by clicking on the appropriate opt-out links provided in the cookie table above.
How often will you update this Cookies Policy?
The date at the top of this Cookies Policy indicates when it was last updated.