1. Acknowledgment and Acceptance
2. Collection of Personal Information
Velvetech collects both personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable information from its website users. Our website is not specifically directed at children under the age of 13, and we have no direct intention to collect their personal information.
‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is usually described in the privacy and information security laws and regulations as information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. We collect PII from our website users when they fill out a contact form, subscribe to our newsletter, or engage in live chats. In particular, you may be asked to enter your name, telephone, email address, and the name of the company you represent. Third parties do not have the right to collect users’ personally identifiable information on the Velvetech website.
If at any given point of time you would like Velvetech to change your PII or completely remove it from our system, please contact our company by calling us or sending us an email, and we will handle your request in the shortest possible period of time.
‘Non-personally Identifiable Information’ (non-PII), meaning information that is not unique to a single person, is collected automatically by Google Analytics when users browse our website. This Google program mainly collects the general information about your computer hardware and software such as your IP address, browser type, domain name, access time, frequency of visits, as well as the pages you have opened and the referring Web site address. It may also establish your country, age and gender, providing the collected information to our company in the form of aggregated data reports. This demographic information does not allow to identify an individual and is never analyzed by Velvetech in connection with the PII that has been made available to us by our website users. It means that you remain absolutely anonymous while using our website unless you specifically enter your PII. If you would like to learn more about how Google uses the data collected from you, please follow this link.
Users can also visit the Velvetech website anonymously by turning on the Do Not Track (DNT) signals on their computers. Our company honors the DNT signals, and we never track users or plant cookies on their devices when a DNT browser mechanism is in place.
3. Use of Personal Information
Velvetech collects the PII from the users of its website primarily to sustain contact and communication with them in the long term. We may also utilize the information you share with us to send you periodic emails regarding the products and services offered by Velvetech and its affiliates. Our messages are always identified as advertisements if they contain the promotion-related information and never have false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
If you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails from our company, please follow the instructions provided at the bottom of each email. Alternatively, you can contact us, and we will promptly remove you from all correspondence. For your convenience, the contact information of the Velvetech office, including the physical address of our headquarters, is always included in our emails.
The non-PII, which is automatically collected from our website, allows our company to promptly diagnose problems with servers and quickly investigate missuses of the website. It also helps us to better administer the website by improving its content and personalizing your experience with it. Relying on the knowledge about your interests and preferences, we are furthermore able to deliver you the right type of service offerings when you work across the Internet. Staying informed about our latest offers can help you to save your search time.
4. Protection of Personal Information
All personal information of the Velvetech website users is processed by our company in a controlled manner and stored in a secure environment. When you enter, submit, or access your PII, the data you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer technology and placed behind our company’s firewall. It is stored in a password protected database, which is accessible only by a limited number of personnel who have special access rights to such systems and are required to keep the information confidential. Our website undergoes regular malware and vulnerability scans. We do not permit the visitors of our website to edit its content. They are also prohibited from using the website for any illegal activities.
Should the private information breach occur despite the measures adopted by our company, we will send a notification to your email address within seven days after the incident.
5. Third-Party Disclosure
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your PII. This does not include website hosting partners and other trusted parties who assist Velvetech in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential.
We may also release your PII without prior notification when it is (a) required by law, applicable regulation or judicial process, (b) considered appropriate for the purpose of investigating unlawful activities performed on the website and enforcing its policies, (c) protect and defend the rights or property of Velvetech or its website users, or (d) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of Velvetech website users or the public.
The non-PII can be shared by Velvetech with third parties for a number of purposes. For instance, these third parties may help our company to perform statistical analysis, marketing and advertising operations.
6. Third-Party Links
Velvetech occasionally includes or offers third-party products or services on its website. To learn more about these products and services you will be offered to follow different links that will bring you to the third-party websites. Velvetech does not bear responsibility for the content and privacy policies of those websites, as they are considered by our company as separate and independent entities. Due to this fact, we highly recommend you to review the privacy statements of the websites in question before using them.
7. Cookies Use
Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser that enable the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. Cookies are not viruses, they are not meant to run any programs on your computer and do not give access to your computer to third parties. Similarly, cookies never collect your PII or transfer it to third-parties without your explicit permission.
Cookies are also used by Velvetech to display remarketing advertisements across the Internet, based upon the user’s previous visits to our website. Remarketing advertisements are displayed through Google’s display-advertisement network. The Google advertising features that our company has implemented include Remarketing with Google AdSense, Google Display Network Impression Reporting, Demographics and Interests Reporting and several other integrated services. You can set preferences for how Google advertises to you on the Google Ad Settings page.
Most browsers accept cookies by default. By adjusting your browser settings, you can choose to have your computer notify you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. To read more about the Google Analytics’ currently available opt-outs for the web, please follow this link. However, we would like to warn you that if you turn off our website cookies, some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly.
8. Privacy Rights Enforcement
Velvetech agrees that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law, and may recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
10. Contacting Us
601 Skokie Blvd, Suite 105
Northbrook, Illinois 60062
United States of America