Collection of your Personal Information
In order to better provide you with products and services offered on our Site, VGI may collect personally identifiable information, such as your:
- First and Last Name
- Mailing Address
- Email Address
- Phone Number
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through VGIs public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.
We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain products or services available on the Site. These may include: (a) registering for an account on our Site; (b) entering a sweepstakes or contest sponsored by us or one of our partners; (c) signing up for special offers from selected third parties; (d) sending us an email message; (e) submitting your credit card or other payment information when ordering and purchasing products and services on our Site. To wit, we will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services and/or products you have requested from us. We also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.
Use of your Personal Information
VGI collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested. VGI may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from VGI and its affiliates.
Sharing Information with Third Parties
VGI does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. VGI may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to VGI, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information. VGI may disclose your personal information, without notice, 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 VGI or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of VGI; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of VGI, or the public.
Automatically Collected Information
Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by VGI. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the vgi.green website.
The vgi.green website may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize vgi.green’s pages, or register with vgi.green site or services, a cookie helps vgi.green to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same vgi.green website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the VGI features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the vgi.green’s services or websites you visit.
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.
Security of your Personal Information
VGI secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. vgi.green uses the following methods for this purpose:
- SSL Protocol
When personal information is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.
We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed.
Children Under Thirteen
vgi.green does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.
From time to time, VGI may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication.
If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from VGI, you may opt out of such communications by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Changes to this Statement
VGI welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that VGI has not adhered to this Statement, please contact VGI at:
Virginia Green Initiative, Inc.
19349 Youngs Cliff Rd.
Sterling, VA 20165