We collect information you give us and also from your use of our service. Examples of the information we collect that you give us include your name, address, email address, telephone number, company name, questionnaire data, and credit card information. We also collect information about the services you use and how you use them, which may include collecting information such as your ViS system preferences, server logs, network connections, and IP addresses. We may use various technologies to automatically collect and store information when you use a ViS service, and this may include sending one or more cookies or other anonymous identifiers to your device.
We use the information we collect to provide, maintain, protect, and improve all ViS Services, including fee and no-fee services. We may use the information to compile data to, for example, provide more tailored search results and to better connect you and other users. If you don't want to be in our mailing list, you can opt out anytime by updating your preferences. We may use your personal information to send important notices such as communications about purchases and changes to our terms and policies. Since this information is important to your interaction with ViS, you may not opt out of receiving such communications.
ViS takes precautions, including but not limited to administrative, technical, and physical measures to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. In particular, we use technical controls to verify access to your ViS account, to secure the information we collect online, and to secure purchases, and these controls include applying the secure socket layer (SSL) protocol, encryptions, firewalls and password protections. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorized access.
Your credit card information will be used for the purpose of assisting with identity verification when you access your ViS account. After identity verification, your credit card information is securely transferred and saved by a third party service provider for credit card processing services. We maintain a written agreement with the third party service provider to ensure appropriate security and confidentiality measures are in place to safeguard your personal and financial data. Your credit card information will only be temporarily retrieved again by ViS through encrypted channels when you decide to make a purchase with us. We will not authorize the release of your financial information to anyone not directly involved in processing the transaction. If you wish that ViS discards your credit card information after your identity verification, you should click on the "discard this information" box.
To make sure your personal information is secure, we communicate our privacy and security guidelines to our employees, contractors and agents and strictly enforce privacy safeguards within the company. In addition, we restrict access to personal information to ViS employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to do their jobs for us.
We provide links to other websites for your convenience and information. These websites are not within our control and may not follow the same privacy or security policies. Once you link to another website, you are subject to the policies of that website. We are not responsible for the content of linked websites or any use of the websites.
ViS may disclose your personal information if necessary by law, legal process, litigation, and/or requests from public and governmental authorities within or outside your country of residence. We may also disclose information about you if we determine that disclosure is reasonably necessary to enforce our terms and conditions or protect our operations or users. Additionally in the event of a reorganization, merger, or sale we may transfer any and all personal information we collect to the relevant third party.
For the purposes of the UK Data Protection Act 1998 (the "Act"), ViS Research Institute, LLC is the Data Controller.