TheVetteNet.com"s web site (http://www.TheVetteNet.com.com) and all other related web sites owned or controlled by us (collectively or individually the "Site") are general audience web sites, and we do not knowingly collect PII from children under 13 years of age.
A. COLLECTION: COLLECTION OF PII BY TheVetteNet.com
1. General. When TheVetteNet.com collects PII, such as your contact name and email address from you it is because you are voluntarily submitting PII to us in order to register as a Member or a Subscriber, or inorder to participate in activities like creating a personal profile ("Your Profile"), sweepstakes, contests, games, surveys, forums, in connection with content or suggestions you submit to us, or because you want us to furnish you with products, services or information. We may also obtain PII from reputable third parties.
You may also choose to voluntarily provide or store non-PII information in Your Profile (as described in Section A.1(a) below) or provide or store non-PII information on other public forums provided on our Site, including but not limited to, text, files, images, photos, video, sounds, musical works, works of authorship, private messages, chats or any other materials (collectively "Content") that you choose to post to the Site (Content posted by any User is "User Content"). If you choose to make Your Profile or any information from Your Profile public or provide any User Content on other public forums provided on our Site, you do so at your sole discretion and risk.
Members can change their Registration Data (as defined below in Section A(1)a) and Your Profile information at any time and can control how Visitors, other Members and TheVetteNet.com communicate with them by controlling their account settings, available within the "Edit Profile" portion of Your Profile.
TheVetteNet.com collects information from you at several different points on the Site in the manner set forth below:
(a). Member Registration and Profile: In order to access certain information and services on the Site, you must first become a Member by completing our member registration form. During the registration process you will be required to provide registration data, which may include PII such as your name and e-mail address (such information is the "Registration Data"). The Registration Data will automatically become incorporated into "Your Profile; however, in the Your Profile section of the Site, you have the option to make such Registration Data (including, but not limited to, your PII) public or private. You also have the option of adding certain User Content to Your Profile.
Important Information about Changing and Updating Your Profile
If Your Profile information changes you may correct, update or remove it. You can edit Your Profile information by going to the Your Profile page and clicking on the "Edit Your Profile" button.
(b). Newsletters and Special Offers: TheVetteNet.com delivers interesting, stimulating and uplifting newsletters to its Subscribers on a variety of topics. If you would like to subscribe to any of the newsletters TheVetteNet.com offers, In order to subscribe to our newsletters, you will be required to give your e-mail address. If you would like to change the e-mail address to which your TheVetteNet.com newsletters are delivered, please use the options provided on the site to do so.
Unless a User has opted out of receiving such e-mails during the registration process, TheVetteNet.com may occasionally send Users who provide us with their e-mail addresses information about special offers, Site updates, contests and other offerings via e-mail. We may also send information about products and offerings of our partners that we think may be of interest to our Members and Subscribers. To opt out of receiving these e-mails from us please use instructions provided in the email or on the site.
B. SECURITY: TheVetteNet.com PROTECTS THE SECURITY OF PII
TheVetteNet.com uses reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard PII in its possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification. In addition, TheVetteNet.com uses reasonable methods to make sure that PII is accurate, up-to-date and appropriately complete. However, no security system is impenetrable. Beliefnet cannot warrant or guarantee the security of its servers, nor can it guarantee that information that you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to Beliefnet over the Internet.
Whenever possible, Members and Subscribers may review the PII we maintain about them in our records. We will take reasonable steps to correct any PII a Member or Subscriber informs us of in writing is incorrect. If you are a Member, you can view, change and remove your PII, Member preferences and Your Profile information by logging into your account and accessing "Edit Profile." Section A(1)(b) above describes how to change your subscriptions preferences.
If for any reason you want TheVetteNet.com to stop using your PII, TheVetteNet.com will honor that request; however, TheVetteNet.com will retain any record of your PII that is necessary to comply with applicable federal, state or local law. Keep in mind, moreover, that there will be residual information that will remain within Beliefnet's databases, access logs, and other records, which may or may not contain such PII. Even after removal of PII and User Content by you or Beliefnet, PII and User Content may still be viewable in cached and archived pages or if another User has stored your User Content.