We gather various types of Personal Information from our users, as explained in more detail below, and we use this Personal Information internally in connection with the Website and our Services, including to provide, and improve our services, to contact you, to fulfill your requests for certain products and services, and to analyze how you use the Website and the Services. In certain cases, we may also share some Personal Information with third parties, but only as described below.
We do not knowingly collect or solicit Personal Information from anyone under the age of 13. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to send any Personal Information about yourself to us. If we learn that we have collected Personal Information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that a child under 13 may have provided us Personal Information, please contact us at [email protected]
What Personal Information does Vnode collect?
Information you provide to us: We receive and store any information you knowingly provide to us. For example, you share information directly with us when you fill out a form, submit or post content through our Services, make a purchase, communicate with us via third-party platforms, participate in a contest or promotion, request customer support, or otherwise communicate with us. The types of personal information we may collect include your name, email address, postal address, phone number, social media handle, and payment information, and any other information you choose to provide. We may communicate with you if you’ve provided us the means to do so. For example, if you’ve given us your email address, we may email you about your use of the Services. Also, we may receive a confirmation when you open an email from us. This confirmation helps us make our communications with you more interesting and improve our Services. If you do not want to receive communications from us, please indicate your preference by unsubscribing.
Information collected automatically:Whenever you interact with our Website, we automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser or device, which may include your IP address, geolocation data, device identification, “cookie” information, the type of browser and/or device you’re using to access the Website, and the page or feature you requested. “Cookies” are identifiers we transfer to your browser or device that allow us to recognize your browser or device and tell us how and when pages and features in our Services are visited and by how many people. You may be able to change the preferences on your browser or device to prevent or limit your device’s acceptance of cookies, but this may prevent you from taking advantage of some of our features. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, see the Your Choices section below.
We may use this data to improve the Services – for example, this data can tell us how often users use a particular feature of the Services or Website, and we can use that knowledge to make the Services interesting to as many users as possible.
WILL VNODE SHARE ANY OF THE PERSONAL INFORMATION IT RECEIVES?
We use the Personal Information we collect to maintain, and improve our Services and Website. We also use the Personal Information we collect to:
How does Vnode use my information?
We may share your Personal Information with third parties as described in this section:
Information that’s been de-identified:We may de-identify your Personal Information so that you are not identified as an individual, and provide that information to our partners. We may also provide aggregate usage information to our partners (or allow partners to collect that information from you), who may use such information to understand how often and in what ways people use our Services, so that they, too, can provide you with an optimal online experience. However, we never disclose aggregate usage or de-identified information to a partner (or allow a partner to collect such information) in a manner that would identify you as an individual person.
Affiliated businesses:In certain situations, businesses or third party websites we’re affiliated with may sell or provide products or services to you through the Website or in connection with the Services (either alone or jointly with us). You can recognize when an affiliated business is associated with such a transaction or service, and we will share your Personal Information with that affiliated business only to the extent that it is related to such transaction or service. We have no control over the policies and practices of third party websites or businesses as to privacy or anything else, so if you choose to take part in any transaction or service relating to an affiliated website or business, please review all such business’ or websites’ policies.
Agents:We employ other companies and people to perform tasks on our behalf and need to share your information with them to provide products or services to you; for example, we may use a payment processing company to receive and process your transactions for us. Unless we tell you differently, our agents do not have any right to use the Personal Information we share with them beyond what is necessary to assist us.
Community groups:If you are a member of a Vnode community group, members known as Community Advocates may have access to the content within their groups. Network administrators find it helpful to have access to the email addresses of organizers and other members of groups within their networks, to easily communicate with and administer the groups. Therefore, we may ask if you want to share your email address with your group’s Community Advocate.
Business transfers:We may choose to buy or sell assets, and may share and/or transfer customer information in connection with the evaluation of and entry into such transactions. Also, if we (or our assets) are acquired, or if we go out of business, enter bankruptcy, or go through some other change of control, Personal Information could be one of the assets transferred to or acquired by a third party.
TRANSFERS OF INFORMATION TO OTHER COUNTRIESWe have operations and service providers in other countries, including countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA). Therefore, we and our service providers may transfer your Personal Information to, or store or access it in, jurisdictions that may not provide levels of data protection that are equivalent to those of your home jurisdiction. We will take steps to ensure that your Personal Information receives an adequate level of protection in the jurisdictions in which we process it.
Your ChoicesCookies. Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually adjust your browser settings to remove or reject browser cookies. Please note that removing or rejecting cookies could affect the availability and functionality of our Services.
Communication Preferences: You may opt out of receiving promotional emails from Vnode by following the instructions in those communications or by emailing us at [email protected] If you opt out, we may still send you non-promotional emails, such as those about our ongoing business relations.