Virtual Marvels, Inc. Privacy Policy

   Last Update: 1/12/2011

We, the entire staff of Virtual Marvels, Inc. (“Virtual Marvels”), along with our affiliates, agents, co-branders and other partners, want you, our most appreciated clients and visitors to feel secure when utilizing our web site, therefore, we have created and strictly adhere to the following policies pertaining to your privacy.

 

Privacy Policy Overview

When you visit our web site and make use of our products and services, personally and non-personally identifiable information about you may be collected. Personally idenitfiable information such as name, address, phone number, etc., may reveal the identity of the person that the information is about. Non-personally identifiable information such as web page views, advertising banners clicked and other statistical information does not reveal the identity of the person that the information is about.

Virtual Marvels will not collect any personally identifiable information including name, address or phone number from visitors that enter our web site unless it has been voluntarily disclosed by the visitor. For example personally identifiable information is collected from visitors when they register for a product or service, complete a survey, enter a contest or promotion, etc. Virtual Marvels collects non-personally identifiable information including browser type, web pages accessed, advertisements clicked on, etc. Virtual Marvels will never give a third party access to your personally identifiable information without your permission.

This privacy policy does not apply to the practices of businesses or organizations that Virtual Marvels does not own, control or manage.

 

This Privacy Policy explains:

1.0    Who Collects the Personally and Non-Personally Identifiable Information

2.0    Why the Information is Collected

3.0    How and When the information is collected

4.0    Who else is given access to the information and for what purposes

5.0    Where the information is stored and how it is secured

6.0    How to Update Your Information

7.0    Special Privacy Notice About Children

8.0    Unsolicited Solicitations

9.0    Amendments to this Privacy Policy

10.0  Your Concerns, Questions and Suggestions

 

Ultimately, our goal and the reason why we collect information, is to make Virtual Marvels a more valuable resource to you by continually improving our 

  • web site performance, utility and appeal;
  • products and services; and
  • special offers and promotions.

1.0 Who Collects the Personally and Non-Personally Identifiable  Information

Virtual Marvels directly or by way of our business partners and internet hosting provider collects personally and non-personally identifiable information about visitors and clients that access our web site, use, order and subscribe to our products and services.  Our web site address is: www.virtualmarvels.com. We store the information that we collect in the United States . Our mailing address is: PO Box 142337 , Gainesville , FL 32614 . Our email address for general inquiries is info@virtualmarvels.com. Please direct inquiries regarding this Privacy Policy to: info@virtualmarvels.com.

 

2.0 Why the Information is Collected

Virtual Marvels uses the information to:

 

2.1 Aid in Our Marketing Research Efforts by Using the Information to:

·     Evaluate the effectiveness of a marketing campaign;

·     Measure the appeal of, and improve aesthetic design(s);

·     Better determine product & service preferences; and

·     Administer surveys and questionnaires.

 

2.2 Improve our Products & Services by using the information to:

·     Create, customize and implement our products and services;

·     Distribute customized promotions, contests, product and service offers based

 on the, age, interests, occupation etc. of our clients and visitors;

·     Customize the advertising and content you see when you visit our web site; and

·     To fulfill your requests for certain products and services.

 

2.3 Perform statistical analysis and research to improve our web site construction and performance

Ultimately, our goal and the reason why we collect information, is to make Virtual Marvels a more valuable resource to you by continually improving our

  • web site performance, utility and appeal; 
  • products and services; and
  • special offers and promotions.

 

3.0 How and When the Information is Collected

Most web sites including Virtual Marvels utilize one or more of the following methods to collect personally and non-personally identifiable information.

3.1 Registration Forms

  • Definition: Registration forms are web site pages in which you enter information. For example, when you sign-up to receive a newsletter you may be asked to enter your name, email address, etc. into our registration form.
  • Data Collection and Method(s) of Use: When you complete and submit the registration form the information you entered is electronically transmitted to us.

3.2 Cookies

  • Definition: Cookies are web-based programs that anonymously gather information by assigning a different identifier to each visitor that accesses a specific web site.
  • Data Collection and Method(s) of Use: Cookies collect non-personally identifiable information such as, page views and traffic patterns. By using cookies we are able to determine which web site pages are more popular than others and measure traffic patterns. We may also allow companies to present advertisements that include cookies on some of our web pages which allow the advertisers to measure the effectiveness of their ad and collect information based on the number of views and click-throughs.
  • While we may allow companies to utilize cookies in their advertisements on our web site, they do not have access to our cookies nor the information that we collect. Also, the use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, ours (this pirvacy policy) does not apply.  Cookies do not reveal your identity therefore your identity will not be known unless you voluntarily elect to provide it.  Cookies are saved to your computer via your web browser. It is possible for you to set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie in turn, giving you the opportunity to decide whether to accept it or not (see the help menu on your internet browser software for instructions).

 

3.3 WEB Beacons

  • Definition: A "web beacon" also known as "single-pixel GIF" is a counter that helps measure page views and traffic patterns.
  • Data Collection and Method(s) of Use: Virtual Marvels utilizes web beacons to count the number of visitors accessing our web site.  We also use web beacons in combination with cookies and personalized information to present personalized introductions to repeat visitors that access the same or different web pages. Web beacons may also be incorporated into html-formatted email messages that we send in order to determine if the email messages were opened and whether they were acted upon.

 

3.4 IP Addresses

  • Definition: When you are on the internet using your web browser or email application, you would be unable to open a web page or send an email without an IP (internet protocol) address to define the location of the computer that your internet browser software is requesting the web page from or sending the email to. Likewise, without your IP (internet protocol) address you would be unable to receive the web page or email from another computer. In other words, computers are able to communicate on the internet through the use of IP (internet protocol) addresses or identifiers which define their locations.
  • Data Collection and Method(s) of Use: every time one of our visitors accesses one of our web pages we receive the IP address of the visitor automatically from their web browser. IP addresses are logged into our servers with every request from a browser, and stored along with other personal information when a registration page, survey, contest entry form, etc. is filled out and submitted. The logging and storing of IP addresses allows us to accurately track the number of unique visitors that we receive; collect, analyze and deliver products and services based upon geographic trends; diagnose and repair network problems based upon IP addresses housed and/or controlled by a specific internet related company.

 

3.5 Non-Internet Sources

Virtual Marvels also uses non-internet methods to collect information including:

  • Mail Campaigns, through which information is acquired through the mail;
  • Business Partners, through which information is acquired;
  • Incoming and Outgoing Telephone Conversations, through which information is
    acquired by telephone; and
  • Incoming and Outgoing Fax Transmissions, through which information is
    acquired by fax machine.

 

4.0 Who Else is Given Access to the Information and For What Purposes

Virtual Marvels will never give a third party access to your personally identifiable information without your permission. The information may be shared with one or more of the following:

4.1 With Your Permission, Business Partners that Utilize the Information to:

  • Create new products & services, track the progress of current products and services and forecast the potential of new products and services;
  • Deliver tailor-made offers that would be of interest to you based upon the information that you have shared with us; 
  • Present advertisements on some of our web pages that are believed to be of interest to you because you have previously viewed and/or clicked on them; and 
  • Provide a product or service you have requested from a company that works on behalf of Virtual Marvels.

4.2 The General Public

Non-personally identifiable information such as survey and questionnaire results may be published on our web site or other media which is accessible by all.

 

4.3 Internet Technology Company or Personnel

Information may be shared with network administrators or other technology personnel for the purposes of server maintenance, debugging, testing, repairing, etc.

 

4.4 Legal Authorities

Virtual Marvels may disclose personally and/or non-personally identifiable information to legal authorities if:

  • such disclosure is required by law;
  • we determine that your actions on our web site or while using our products or services, violate any of our usage guidelines; or
  • we determine that your actions jeopardize any of Virtual Marvel’s legal rights, property, web site(s), or the safety or welfare of our employees, clients, visitors, or the general public.

5.0 Where the Information is Stored and How it is Secured 

When you submit information to us, a copy of the information will be made to prevent accidental loss. Submissions may be recorded as permanent entries in one of our active user databases depending upon the type of, and purpose for the submission. For example, a user registration for a password protected bulletin board would be saved as a record in a database of registered users; in turn, providing the user with immediate access to both the bulletin board and the personal profile for updating.  Whether a submission is for an active user database or other database, all submissions transmitted to Virtual Marvels will be saved in back-up storage files. 

 

5.1 What Type of Security is in place to protect my information?

Virtual Marvels protects personally identifiable information that is in our possession by storing it on secure servers. We have established safeguards to protect against unauthorized access to personally identifiable information. Some of these safeguards include:

  • password-protected account information for your privacy and security;
  • industry-standard SSL-encryption to protect data transmissions from being
    compromised; and
  • security software (i.e. firewall program)

 

6.0 How to Update Your Information

If you filled out a registration form when you made a purchase, you can update the information that you provided by signing into your account and updating your information. Otherwise, you may send us your updated information via our contact form or directly to our email address (info@virtualmarvels.com).

 

6.1 How To Remove Yourself From Our Mailing List(s)

If you would like to be removed from our mailing list(s) please forward a request to us via our contact form or send an email to us at: info@virtualmarvels.com.

 

6.2 How To Remove Yourself From Our Database(s)

If you would like to be removed from our database(s) please forward a request to us via our contact form or send an email to us at: info@virtualmarvels.com.

We will do our best to remove as much of your personally and non-personally identifiable information as possible however it may be impossible to remove all information because of backups, archived records, records of deletion, colocated files etc. Additionally, it is possible that business partners with whom we have shared your information will continue forwarding you special offers and promotions; should this occur you should review their privacy policies and attempt to remove yourself from their database(s) by contacting them directly.

To discourage users from initiating fraudulent requests, we have an extended deletion period of 90 days. In most cases your information will be removed from our active user databases within 48 hours but kept on record during the extended deletion period.

 

7.0 Special Privacy Notice About Minors

Virtual Marvels does not knowingly collect information from persons under the age of eighteen (minors) nor does Virtual Marvels distribute to third parties, any personally identifiable information that is collected from persons under the age of eighteen. Virtual Marvels considers such information to be especially sensitive and will treats it as such.

 

8.0 Unsolicited Solicitations

Virtual Marvels does not intentionally send unsolicited email messages that could legitimately be construed as spam. Additionally, our business partners are held to the same standards. However this privacy policy does not apply to, nor is Virtual Marvels responsible for the business practices of individuals, businesses or organizations that Virtual Marvels does not own, control or manage.

 

9.0 Amendments to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is subject to change at any time. We suggest that you periodically review this policy. The “Last Update” date at the top of this web page indicates the last time this Privacy Policy was amended.

 

10.0 Your Concerns, Questions & Suggestions

We are very interested in any issues that you may have with our Privacy Policy. Should you have any questions please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions page and our Terms of Use Policy (outlines service policies such as acceptance of services, rules of conduct, etc.) for an answer. If you do not find an answer please contact us via our contact form or email us directly at: info@virtualmarvels.com.

 

 

 

 
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