VIP NET SERVICES PRIVACY POLICY

Privacy Policy
Learn about our commitment to privacy protection
Vip Net Services (“Vip Net Services” or the “Company”) is committed to protecting the privacy of individuals who visit the Company’s Web sites (“Visitors”), individuals who register to use the Services as defined below (“Customers”), and individuals who register to attend the Company’s corporate events (“Attendees”). This Privacy Statement describes Vip Net Services’s privacy practices in relation to the use of the Company’s Web sites and the related applications and services offered by Vip Net Services (the “Services”).
Information collected
When expressing an interest in obtaining additional information about the Services or registering to use the Services, Vip Net Services requires you to provide the Company with personal contact information, such as name, company name, address, phone number, and email address (“Required Contact Information”). When purchasing the Services, Vip Net Services may require you to provide the Company with financial qualification and billing information, such as billing name and address, credit card number, and the number of employees within the organization that will be using the Services (“Billing Information”). Vip Net Services may also ask you to provide additional information, such as company annual revenues, number of employees, or industry (“Optional Information”). Required Contact Information, Billing Information, and Optional Information about Customers are referred to collectively as “Data About Vip Net Services Customers”, or in the case of Attendees, “Data About Vip Net Services Attendees”. As you navigate the Company’s Web sites, Vip Net Services may also collect information through the use of commonly-used information-gathering tools, such as cookies and Web beacons (“Web Site Navigational Information”). Web Site Navigational Information includes standard information from your Web browser (such as browser type and browser language), your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, and the actions you take on the Company’s Web sites (such as the Web pages viewed and the links clicked). For additional information about the collection of Web Site Navigational Information by Vip Net Services and others, please click here.
Use of information collected
The Company uses Data About Vip Net Services Customers to perform the services requested. For example, if you fill out a “Contact me” Web form, the Company will use the information provided to contact you about your interest in the Services. The Company also uses Data about Vip Net Services Attendees to plan and host corporate events, host online forums and social networks in which event attendees may participate, and to populate online profiles for Attendees on the Company’s Web sites. Additional information on the Company’s privacy practices with respect to Data about Vip Net Services Attendees may be found in additional privacy statements on the event Web sites, as the case may be. Please see here for more information on bulletin boards, blogs, or chat rooms provided by Vip Net Services in connection with its corporate events. The Company may also use Data About Vip Net Services Customers and Data About Vip Net Services Attendees for marketing purposes. For example, the Company may use information you provide to contact you to further discuss your interest in the Services and to send you information regarding the Company, its affiliates, and its partners, such as information about promotions or events. Vip Net Services uses credit card information solely to check the financial qualifications and collect payment from prospective Customers and Attendees. Vip Net Services uses Web Site Navigational Information to operate and improve the Company’s Web sites. The Company may also use Web Site Navigational Information alone or in combination with Data About Vip Net Services Customers and Data About Vip Net Services Attendees to provide personalized information about the Company. For additional information about the use of Web Site Navigational Information, please click here.
Cookies, Web Beacons and IP Addresses
Vip Net Services uses commonly-used information-gathering tools, such as cookies and Web beacons, to collect information as you navigate the Company’s Web sites (“Web Site Navigational Information”). This section describes the types of Web Site Navigational Information used on the Company’s Web sites and how this information may be used.
Cookies
Vip Net Services uses cookies to make interactions with the Company’s Web sites easy and meaningful. When you visit one of the Company’s Web sites, Vip Net Services’s servers send a cookie to your computer. Standing alone, cookies do not personally identify you; they merely recognize your Web browser. Unless you choose to identify yourself to Vip Net Services, either by responding to a promotional offer, opening an account, or filling out a Web form (such as a “Contact Me” or a “30 Day Free Trial” Web form), you remain anonymous to the Company. Vip Net Services uses cookies that are session-based and persistent-based. Session cookies exist only during one session. They disappear from your computer when you close your browser software or turn off your computer. Persistent cookies remain on your computer after you close your browser or turn off your computer. Please note that if you disable your Web browser’s ability to accept cookies, you will be able to navigate the Company’s Web sites, but you will not be able to successfully use the Services.
Required cookies             
Required cookies enable you to navigate the Company’s Web sites and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the Web sites and using Vip Net Services Services. If you have chosen to identify yourself to Vip Net Services, the Company uses cookies containing encrypted information to allow the Company to uniquely identify you. Each time you log into the Services, a cookie containing an encrypted, unique identifier that is tied to your account is placed on your browser. These cookies allow the Company to uniquely identify you when you are logged into the Services and to process your online transactions and requests. Because required cookies are essential to operate the Company’s Web sites and the Services, there is no option to opt out of these cookies.
Performance cookies     
These cookies collect information about how Visitors use our Web site, including which pages visitors go to most often and if they receive error messages from certain pages. These cookies do not collect information that individually identifies a Visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and anonymous. It is only used to improve how the Company’s Web site functions and performs. From time-to-time, Vip Net Services engages third parties to track and analyze usage and volume statistical information from individuals who visit the Company’s Web sites.
Functionality cookies    
Functionality cookies allow the Company’s Web sites to remember information you have entered or choices you make (such as your username, language, or your region) and provide enhanced, more personal features.  These cookies also enable you to optimize your use of Vip Net Services’s Services after logging in. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customize. Vip Net Services uses local shared objects, also known as Flash cookies, to store your preferences or display content based upon what you view on our Web sites to personalize your visit.
Targeting or Advertising cookies                
From time-to-time, Vip Net Services engages third parties to track and analyze usage and volume statistical information from individuals who visit the Company’s Web sites.  Vip Net Services sometimes uses cookies delivered by third parties to track the performance of Company advertisements.  For example, these cookies remember which browsers have visited the Company’s Web sites. The information provided to third parties does not include personal information, but this information may be re-associated with personal information after the Company receives it.
Vip Net Services also contracts with third-party advertising networks that collect IP addresses and other information from Web beacons (see below) on the Company’s Web sites, from emails, and on third-party Web sites. Ad networks follow your online activities over time by collecting Web Site Navigational Information through automated means, including through the use of cookies. They use this information to provide advertisements about products and services tailored to your interests. You may see these advertisements on other Web sites. This process also helps us manage and track the effectiveness of our marketing efforts.
Web Beacons
Vip Net Services uses Web beacons alone or in conjunction with cookies to compile information about Customers and Visitors’ usage of the Company’s Web sites and interaction with emails from the Company. Web beacons are clear electronic images that can recognize certain types of information on your computer, such as cookies, when you viewed a particular Web site tied to the Web beacon, and a description of a Web site tied to the Web beacon. For example, Vip Net Services may place Web beacons in marketing emails that notify the Company when you click on a link in the email that directs you to one of the Company’s Web sites. Vip Net Services uses Web beacons to operate and improve the Company’s Web sites and email communications.
IP Addresses
When you visit Vip Net Services’s Web sites, the Company collects your Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses to track and aggregate non-personal information. For example, Vip Net Services uses IP addresses to monitor the regions from which Customers and Visitors navigate the Company’s Web sites. Vip Net Services also collects IP addresses from Customers whey they log into the Services as part of the Company’s “Identity Confirmation” and “IP Range Restrictions” security features.
Social Media Features
The Company’s Web sites may use social media features, such as the Facebook ‘like’ button (“Social Media Features”). These features may collect your IP address and which page you are visiting on the Company’s Web site, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. You may be given the option by such Social Media Features to post information about your activities on the Company’s Web site to a profile page of yours that is provided by a third party Social Media network in order to share with others within your network. Social Media Features are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on the Company’s Web site. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing the relevant Social Media Features.
Do Not Track
Currently, various browsers – including Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari – offer a “do not track” or “DNT” option that relies on a technology known as a DNT header, which sends a signal to Web sites’ visited by the user about the user’s browser DNT preference setting. Vip Net Services does not currently commit to responding to browsers’ DNT signals with respect to the Company’s Web sites, in part, because no common industry standard for DNT has been adopted by industry groups, technology companies or regulators, including no consistent standard of interpreting user intent. Vip Net Services takes privacy and meaningful choice seriously and will make efforts to continue to monitor developments around DNT browser technology and the implementation of a standard.
Public forums, refer a friend, and customer testimonials
Vip Net Services may provide bulletin boards, blogs, or chat rooms on the Company’s Web sites. Any personal information you choose to submit in such a forum may be read, collected, or used by others who visit these forums, and may be used to send you unsolicited messages. Vip Net Services is not responsible for the personal information you choose to submit in these forums. Customers and Visitors may elect to use the Company’s referral program to inform friends about the Company’s Web sites. When using the referral program, the Company requests the friend’s name and email address. Vip Net Services will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the Company’s Web sites. Vip Net Services does not store this information. Vip Net Services posts a list of Customers and testimonials on the Company’s Web sites that contain information such as Customer names and titles. Vip Net Services obtains the consent of each Customer prior to posting any information on such a list or posting testimonials.
Service Providers
Vip Net Services may share Data About Vip Net Services Customers and Data About Vip Net Services Attendees with the Company’s contracted service providers so that these service providers can provide services on our behalf. Without limiting the foregoing, Vip Net Services may also share Data About Vip Net Services Customers and Data About Vip Net Services Attendees with the Company’s service providers to ensure the quality of information provided, and with third-party social networking and media Web sites, such as Facebook, for marketing and advertising on those Web sites. Unless described in this Privacy Statement, Vip Net Services does not share, sell, rent, or trade any information with third parties for their promotional purposes.
Vip Net Services Affiliates
The Company may share Data About Vip Net Services Customers with other companies in order to work with them, including affiliates of the Vip Net Services corporate group.  For example, the Company may need to share Data About Vip Net Services Customers for customer relationship management purposes.
Business Partners
From time to time, Vip Net Services may partner with other companies to jointly offer products or services. If you purchase or specifically express interest in a jointly-offered product or service from Vip Net Services , the Company may share Data About Vip Net Services Customers collected in connection with your purchase or expression of interest with our joint promotion partner(s). Vip Net Services does not control our business partners’ use of the Data About Vip Net Services Customers we collect, and their use of the information will be in accordance with their own privacy policies. If you do not wish for your information to be shared in this manner, you may opt not to purchase or specifically express interest in a jointly offered product or service. Vip Net Services does not share Data About Vip Net Services Attendees with business partners unless: (1) you specifically opt in to such sharing via an event registration form; or (2) you attend a Company event and allow Vip Net Services or any of its designees to scan your attendee badge. If you do not wish for your information to be shared in this manner, you may choose not to opt in via event registration forms and elect not to have your badge scanned at Company events.  If you choose to share your information with business partners in the manners described above, your information will be subject to the business partners’ respective privacy statements.
Third Parties
This Privacy Statement sets forth the information Vip Net Services collects on the Company’s Web sites and the information we share with third parties. Vip Net Services does not authorize the collection of personal information by third parties through advertising technologies deployed on the Company’s Web sites, nor do we share personal information with any third parties collected from the Company’s Web sites, except as provided in this Privacy Statement. Section 4 of this Privacy Statement, Web Site Navigational Information, specifically addresses the information we collect through cookies and web beacons, and how you can control cookies through your Web browsers.
Billing
Vip Net Services uses a third-party service provider to manage credit card processing. This service provider is not permitted to store, retain, or use Billing Information except for the sole purpose of credit card processing on the Company’s behalf.
Compelled Disclosure
Vip Net Services reserves the right to use or disclose information provided if required by law or if the Company reasonably believes that use or disclosure is necessary to protect the Company’s rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process.
Customer Data
Vip Net Services Customers may electronically submit data or information to the Services for hosting and processing purposes (“Customer Data”). Vip Net Services will not review, share, distribute, or reference any such Customer Data except as provided in the Vip Net Services Master Agreement, or as may be required by law. In accordance with the Vip Net Services Master Agreement, Vip Net Services may access Customer Data only for the purpose of providing the Services or preventing or addressing service or technical problems or as may be required by law. Additional information about the Company’s privacy and security practices with respect to Customer Data is available here.
Security
Vip Net Services uses robust security measures to protect Data About Vip Net Services Customers and Data About Vip Net Services Attendees. Because the Company uses the Services to maintain Data About Vip Net Services Customers and Data About Vip Net Services Attendees, this information, which is stored in the Services, is secured in the same manner as described here.
Changes to this Privacy Statement
Vip Net Services reserves the right to change this Privacy Statement. Vip Net Services will provide notification of the material changes to this Privacy Statement through the Company’s Web sites at least thirty (30) business days prior to the change taking effect.
Contacting us
Questions regarding this Privacy Statement or the information practices of the Company’s Web sites should be directed to info@vipnetservices.com


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