2. Policy Revision
The Vermont Technology Alliance (vtTA) may at any time revise these terms by updating this posting. By using this web site, you agree to be bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to determine the then current terms to which you are bound.
3. Collection of Personally Identifiable Information
Some functions and services offered through www.VermontTechnologyAlliance.org require that you provide certain Personally Identifiable information (PII). PII that we collect includes, but is not limited to, email address, name, company name, postal address, telephone number, credit card number. We collect this PII for example, when you order a product, request a catalog, or register for a mailing list. We do maintain this information on www.VermontTechnologyAlliance.org any other vtTA site, or on any vtTA provided site. The PII is sent via email to customer service at the vtTA, except the credit card information which is sent only to our secure eCommerce provider.
4. Receiving Email and Postal Correspondence
Our online Registration form and other online submission forms contain clearly identified checkboxes indicating that by submitting the form you will be entitled to receive email correspondence from www.VermontTechnologyAlliance.org, associates and partners unless you opt out of receiving email correspondence by unchecking each box. Each time you submit your email address your privacy preferences will be updated. Web site visitors over the age of 18 who have submitted their names, mailing addresses, or email addresses but have not opted out may occasionally receive email correspondence from www.VermontTechnologyAlliance.org, associates and partners, containing information such as newsletters or special offers. If you do not wish to receive these messages, you can check the box that allows you to opt out. If you have already submitted an online Registration form and wish to change your preferences, see the section below on Opting Out.
Except as noted below, the vtTA will not share email addresses we collect through www.VermontTechnologyAlliance.org with any unaffiliated third parties unless we specify this at the point of the collection. Except as otherwise noted, unless you consent to the disclosure of your personally identifiable information, only we, our technical consultants, third-party auditors and other third parties who make techVERMONT.org available, enhance their functionality, or provide associated services and/or who deal with you in delivering content, samples, products, and gifts and prizes, have access to this information and we require them to agree that they are covered by this policy.
The vtTA may also provide aggregate statistics about our customers, traffic patterns and related site information to reputable third parties for statistical analysis, but these statistics will include no personal information.
5. Opting Out of Receiving Email and Postal Correspondence
Receiving email messages and postal mail from www.VermontTechnologyAlliance.org, our associates and partners is optional. You may choose not to receive certain email, even after granting prior permission, or you may wish to correct information you previously provided. If you do not wish to receive email or wish to correct information you provided to us, contact customer service. The vtTA will use commercially reasonable efforts to delete records from our database when we receive requests to do so; however, because of possible retention of a residual copy in a system backup file, we cannot guarantee deletion in every instance.
If you prefer not to receive postal mailings from www.VermontTechnologyAlliance.org, tell us by contacting customer service.
We also may share personal information we obtain from you through offline sources (such as when you respond to a survey, subscribe to our newsletter(s), or buy one of our products). You may opt out of receiving postal communications or telemarketing calls or emails, regardless of how we obtained the information, by contacting customer service. You may also contact customer service for general customer service questions.
You can unsubscribe from our newsletter(s) by unselecting the newsletter in your www.VermontTechnologyAlliance.org profile or in some cases by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any newsletter you receive from us. If you are an active member, you may also subscribe or unsubscribe via you user profile account.
7. Online Policy for Individuals 17 Years Old and Younger
This is a general audience web site. Regardless, we encourage parents to be aware of their children's online activities, and to learn about software that can filter objectionable materials.
8. Email Messages
If you send the vtTA an email message, we may retain that message and your email address, as well as any response we send you.
9. Hyperlinks to Other Web Sites
www.VermontTechnologyAlliance.org may include links to Web sites of other companies unaffiliated with the vtTA. Please note that we are unable to review all such sites and take no responsibility for the content or privacy practices of any unaffiliated Web site.
10. Cookies and Server Logs
Server logs capture certain non-personally identifying data, such as the time and date of a Web visit, the browser and operating system being used, and the Web URL a user linked from. This information is used in aggregate form to help us plan system enhancements when necessary and to provide content that is compatible with our visitors' Web-browsing systems and patterns.
11. Credit Cards
The vtTA uses credit card numbers submitted to us through the Your Membership eCommerce system for payment purposes only, and not for marketing purposes. We rely on Your Membership to utilize industry standard secure encryption technology to reasonably assure the privacy and security of the credit card numbers of anyone who places online orders with us.
12. Privacy Precaution Warning
Please note that no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. As a result, we cannot guarantee the security of the information that you transmit via our online services. We use secure sockets layer technology with an encrypted secure certificate issued by our eCommerce provider the top level of security available on the internet today.
13. Improper Conduct
The restrictions above will not apply in the event that you engage in certain improper conduct. Specifically, we shall have the right to use or release to third parties personally identifiable information regarding users who are suspected of having used www.VermontTechnologyAlliance.org for any fraudulent purposes or having otherwise violated any law, rule or regulation or the rights of third parties or having engaged in any conduct that we deem improper.
14. How the vtTA Handles Privacy Internally