Collection of Your Personal Information
When you visit the VEI site, certain kinds of information, such as the website that referred you to us, your IP address, browser type and access time may be collected automatically as part of the site’s operation. VEI may also collect navigational information, including information about the pages you view, the links you click, and other actions taken in connection with VEI’s site.
VEI may combine your visit and navigational information with personal information that you provide us. You may always choose not to provide personal information - but if you so choose, certain products and services may not be available to you. Personal information (including, your username and password, your name, your mailing address, email address and phone number) may be collected when you register on the site. In addition, other personal information (such as your credit card and billing address) may be collected in order to process transactions or to provide you with products and services.
Use of Your Personal Information
VEI collects and uses your personal information to operate and improve the customer experience on our site, to process your transactions and to display content that is customized to your interests and preferences.
VEI also uses your personal information to communicate directly with you. For example, VEI may send transaction-related communications such as welcome emails and purchase confirmations.
Sharing of Your Personal Information
VEI may share your personal information with service providers who provide services on our behalf. For example, VEI may hire photographers who are not VEI employees to provide VEI’s photography services. However, the service providers will be permitted to obtain only the personal information they need to provide the photography services.
VEI may disclose customer information, including personal information, as part of a merger, acquisition, or sale of the company or its assets, as well as in the event of insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership, in which personal information would be transferred as one of the business assets of the company. VEI will notify you of such an occurrence by either posting a notice on our home page or by sending you an email.
VEI reserves the right to disclose your personal information if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process, respond to claims, or protect the rights, property or safety of our company, employees, customers, or the public.
Accessing Your Personal Information
If you would like to review or revise information that you previously provided to VEI, you may access your information in the “My Accounts” section of the website. If you need additional assistance, please contact VEI at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can expect a response from VEI within three (3) business days.
VEI uses “cookies” which allow you to sign in to VEI’s services and to help personalize your online experience on VEI’s site. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard drive. Cookies contain information, including personal information that can be later read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. The information that cookies collect includes the date and time of your visit, your registration information, and your navigational and purchase history.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to sign in or use other features of VEI’s site and services that depend on cookies.
Security of Your Personal Information
The security of your personal information is important to VEI. As a result, VEI follows generally accepted industry standards to protect and safeguard your personal information. For instance, when you enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number) on our registration or order forms, VEI encrypts that information using secure socket layer (SSL) technology. However, no method of transmission over the internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. As a result, while VEI strives to protect your personal information, VEI cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Last, if a password and username is used to protect your account and personal information, it is your responsibility to keep your password confidential.
We do not intend to solicit or collect personal information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are under 18, you should not use or enter information on this site.
VEI may link to third-party websites that have different privacy policies and practices. VEI assumes no responsibility for the policies and practices of such linked sites, and VEI encourages you to become acquainted with the policies and practices of the third-party websites prior to use.
You can contact VEI by emailing email@example.com or by postal mail at VEI, 612 NW 53rd Street, Seattle, WA 98107.