Effective Date: August 23, 2018
HOW WE COLLECT INFORMATION
Information You Provide
We may collect personal information directly from you. For example, your personal information may be collected when you fill out a “Contact Us” form available at https://www.vanguardium.legal/contact , schedule an appointment, post comments on our blog articles available at https://www.vanguardium.legal/blog (our “Blog”), or sign up for our mailing lists. Generally, the information we collect includes your:
Name, company name and title;
Contact details such as email address, address, and phone number; and
Other information you voluntarily provide to us or submit through the Site.
You are not required to provide us any personal information. The information that you provide to us allows us to respond to your inquiry. When you communicate with us using our Contact Us form, you are only required to provide us with your name and email address. When you schedule an appointment with us, you are required to provide us with your name, email address, and phone number. Please do not submit any confidential, proprietary or sensitive personally identifiable information, such as your Social Security Number; date of birth; drivers license number; or credit card, bank account or other financial information (collectively, "Sensitive Information"). If you submit any Sensitive Information, you do so at your own risk and we will not be liable to you or responsible for consequences of your submission.
Information Collected by Automated Means
When you visit or use the Site, we log usage information, such as when you view or click on content. We also collect information such as your IP address, a unique user ID, device ID, referring and exit page addresses, software and system type, and how you use the Site. This information is automatically collected and stored in log files and helps us administer the Site, analyze its usage, protect the Site and its content from inappropriate use and improve your experience.
HOW WE USE YOUR COLLECTED INFORMATION
We are committed to providing you a customized and engaging experience. Our use of your information will depend on how you use the Site and the choices you make in allowing us to use your personal information.
Your information allows us to provide, support, personalize, and develop the Site, including to:
personalize and improve the Site, including using your data to develop new and existing products and services, and to improve your experience by providing you content you find most relevant and interesting;
investigate, respond to, and resolve complaints and issues about the Site;
understand the usage trend of our users (e.g., by using aggregated data); and
create content on our blog or social media accounts.
We may communicate with you by posting notices on the Site. We may also respond to any comments you leave on our Blog. When you communicate with us through our Contact Us page or schedule an appointment with us, we may use the personal information you provide, such as your email address or phone number, to respond to your inquiry. We may also use the information you provide to communicate with you in the future, including to send you promotional messages such as newsletters, client alerts, and information we think may interest you. You can stop receiving marketing or other promotional emails anytime by clicking “Unsubscribe” or “Unsubscribe Preferences” at the bottom of such emails or by contacting us through our Contact Us page at https://www.vanguardium.legal/contact . Please note that you cannot opt-out of receiving service messages from us, including transactional, security, legal notice or other important information relating to the availability of the Site, or any aspect thereof.
We use aggregate data from you and users of the Site to generate aggregate insights. This data does not identify you, but helps us to understand how the Site is being used, including the most popular pages and how much time is spent on each page of the Site.
Security and Investigations
HOW INFORMATION IS SHARED
If you submit a comment, your comment along with your Facebook username and profile picture may be viewed by any user of the Site. In addition, any user of the Site may be able to access your public Facebook profile, which may include your username, profile picture, age range, country and/or language, list of friends, and any other information available in your public Facebook profile.
We may share your personal information with service providers who provide website hosting, software and technology services to the extent necessary to provide services or to comply with the law. These service providers can only use or disclose personal information as necessary to provide services or to the extent required by law.
We may share your personal information if we believe it is required by law or that it will protect the rights, safety, and property of the Site, our users or others. We may have to disclose data about you:
as required by law or pursuant to a legal process, or in response to a court order, judicial or other governmental request, subpoena, or warrant in the manner and to the extent legally required;
in response to a request by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements; or
when we believe, in good faith, such disclosure is necessary to prevent harm or financial loss in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity, including fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses; to investigate and defend ourselves against third-party claims or allegations; to enforce our agreements with you; to protect the security or integrity of the Site (such as by sharing data with company facing similar threats); or protect the rights, property, or safety of the Site, our users, or others.
You may decline to share certain information with us. However, by doing so, you may not be able to access some features and functionality in the Site.
Access and Correction of Your Personal Information
If you would like to review the personal information we have collected about you through this Site or request that we update or delete it, you may submit your request by writing to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will consider your requests and respond in accordance with applicable laws.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Retention of Information
We retain your personal information as long as it is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected or as required to comply with applicable laws or regulations. This includes information that you or third parties provide to us, information automatically collected, and information we collect in an aggregated, anonymized or pseudonymous form. Even if you stop using this Site, we may retain all such information about you.
Third Party Links
Do Not Track
Do Not Track (“DNT”) is the proposed functionality that requests that a website disable either its tracking of an individual user. Regulatory agencies have encouraged the Internet industry to develop and implement a mechanism for allowing Internet users to control the tracking of their online activities across websites by using browser settings. To date, no industry standard has been adopted for DNT, therefore, we do not respond to "do not track" signals.
We take appropriate security measures to protect your personal information against loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no system of security is ever completely secure or error-free. As such, we cannot guarantee the security of any personal information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk.
This Site is not directed at children under thirteen (13) years of age. We understand and are committed to respecting the sensitive nature of children’s privacy online. If we learn or have reason to suspect that as have collected any personal information from any user under 13 years of age, we will promptly delete any personal information in that user’s account.