Vianda takes your privacy seriously. Earning and keeping your trust is important. That is why we handle any personal information, such as your name, address, email address or phone number ("Personal Information") that you provide to us is important to us. This Privacy Statement describes the Personal Information we gather about you, what we do with it, the safeguards we have in place to protect it, and how you can control our use of it. By using our Web Sites, the user agrees, without limitation or qualification, to be bound by this Privacy Statement..
When you provide Personal Information in our Call Center and at our Web Site, you are consenting to the manner in which Vianda will collect, use, disclose and otherwise manage your Personal Information, as set out below.
Who May Use this Web Site The Sites are not intended or designed to attract users under the age of 18. We do not collect Personal Information from any person we know to be under the age of 18. If you are under 18, we ask that you not send us any Personal Information.
The Web Sites are intended for users from the United States and those not governed by privacy policies of other countries. Users from the European Union are advised not to disclose Personal Information to Vianda. Information sent to us will be housed on servers located in the State of Ohio, in the United States. Do not send us information unless you consent to the application of U.S law and to the use and disclosure of your information consistent with this Privacy Statement.
Collection and Use of Personal Information We may collect Personal Information that you provide us when you:
We may also collect Personal Information about you from our Service Providers who provide us with e-commerce related services related to the Web Sites.
Shopping at Vianda If you use a credit or debit card for any of your purchases, we will collect your credit or debit card information and keep a history of your purchases. We use this information to process your orders and to better assist you when you visit or call us. We may also ask for your zip code as well, to help us improve our product and service offerings to your area. When you return previously purchased merchandise or request a refund or exchange, you may be asked to give your name, address, and phone number. We collect this information to help prevent fraud.
Call Center When you call our Call Center about a product, delivery, billing question or for Customer Care, you may be asked for Personal Information that identifies you along with additional information we need to help us promptly answer your question, such as your name and address and a phone number where we might contact you. We may retain this information to assist you in the future.
Contests, Questions or Surveys When you ask a question, participate in a survey or enter a contest or sweepstakes through our Web Site, we may collect your name, address, phone number and e-mail address. We use this information to administer your participation in a contest or sweepstakes. At the time you are entering a contest or sweepstakes, we may ask your permission to send you future marketing information from Vianda.
Other Uses of Personal Information Vianda also uses Personal Information, including information provided to us from our Service Providers, to continually assess and improve the products and services we offer. To serve you better, we may combine the Personal Information that you give us with publicly available information and information we receive from or cross-reference with our marketing partners and others. We use that combined information to enhance and personalize your shopping experience with us, to communicate with you about our products and events that may be of interest to you, and for other promotional purposes.
Promotional Information and Marketing Materials We would like to inform you of products and services, sales and special offers that might benefit you. When you shop online or participate in a survey, you will have the opportunity to sign up for e-mails about our products, services, sales and special offers. We may also send you mail, email or call you with information about our product and service offerings if you have provided us with your name and address, email address or phone numbers at our Call Center or Web Site. If you would like to stop receiving such promotional information from Vianda, please see the "Privacy Preferences/Opt-Out" section of this Privacy Statement.
Disclosure of Personal Information We enter into marketing relationships with advertisers or other companies that provide products or services that we believe may be of interest to Vianda customers. We will share your Personal Information with those marketing partners in order to help them send you information that we believe will be of interest to you. We may share non-identifiable aggregated information with these companies. We will never disclose your telephone number, credit card account information or e-mail address without your express consent. We may also provide Personal Information to any of our affiliated businesses.
Access to Personal Information by Companies that Work with or on Behalf of Vianda Some of our operations, such as our electronic commerce, may be managed by Service Providers who are unaffiliated companies. These companies may share Personal Information with their affiliates and with service providers whom they engage to perform services related to our Web Sites or the operation of our business. Examples of these services include payment processing and authorization, fraud protection and credit risk reduction, product customization, order fulfillment and shipping, marketing and promotional material distribution, Web Site evaluation, data analysis and, where applicable, data cleansing. These companies may have access to your Personal Information on a confidential basis only to the extent necessary to perform their functions. In no event will we authorize these companies to use your Personal Information for any reason other than to provide you with those specific services. If your purchases are being shipped to you, your shipping information will be shared with our delivery service providers (U.S. Postal Service, UPS, or other delivery companies we or you select). Our delivery service providers are asked not to use your Personal Information for any purpose other than making the delivery.
Sale of Business In the event that Vianda or some of our assets are sold or transferred or used as security, your Personal Information may be transferred to third parties as part of that transaction.
Disclosures of Personal Information in Legal Proceedings If Vianda or any of our Service Providers is requested by law enforcement officials or judicial authorities to provide Personal Information on individual users, Vianda or the applicable Service Provider may, without your consent, provide such information. In matters involving claims of personal or public safety, Vianda or the applicable Service Provider may provide your Personal Information to appropriate authorities without your consent or court process. Vianda or our Service Providers also will provide your Personal Information in response to a search warrant or other legally valid inquiry or order, or to an investigative body in the case of a breach of an agreement or contravention of law, or in litigation involving Vianda, the applicable Service Provider, or otherwise as required by law. We may also disclose Personal Information to assist in debt collection where you owe a debt to us.
Privacy Preferences / Opt-Out You may change your marketing preferences or remove yourself from our mailing list by clicking on an "unsubscribe" hyperlink contained in promotional emails we send you or by contacting us at: Vianda, Regulatory Affairs – 1661 Waycross Road, Cincinnati, OH 45240 or by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Information Sharing Disclosure Requests If you are a California resident, you have the right to request one Notice of Information-Sharing Disclosure per year which will identify the third parties with whom Vianda or any of our affiliates has shared the Personal Information we have collected from you. You may request the Notice of Information-Sharing Disclosure by writing to Vianda, Regulatory Affairs – 1661 Waycross Road, Cincinnati, OH 45240 or by e-mailing us at email@example.com. We will respond to your request for a Notice of Information-Sharing Disclosure within 30 days.
Additional Information about Our Web Sites
Visiting Our Web Sites In general, you can visit our Web Sites without telling us who you are or providing us with any information. The kinds of information we collect from you will vary, depending on how you use our Web Sites.
In addition to the information you choose to submit, our systems are set up to gather certain anonymous data to help us better understand how our Web Sites is being used and how we can improve it. We collect the IP (Internet protocol) addresses of all visitors to our Web Sites and other related information such as page requests, browser type, operating system and average time spent on our Web Sites.
Cookies and Tracer Tags Our Web Sites uses a technology called "cookies". A cookie is a tiny element of data that our Web Sites can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your hard drive so we can recognize you when you return. All pages on our Web Sites where you are prompted to log in or that are customizable require that you accept cookies. If you have registered with our Web Sites, these cookies (1) may let us know who you are, (2) are necessary to access your account information (stored on our computers) in order to deliver products and personalized services, and (3) will provide us and our Service Providers with information that we will use to personalize our Web Sites in accordance with your preferences. Cookies are also required to optimize your shopping experience in that they allow you to add multiple items to your shopping basket before checking out. You may set your Web browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. However, should you decide not to accept cookies from our Web Site, you will limit the functionality we can provide when you visit our Web Sites. Tracer Tags: Our Web Sites may also use a technology called "tracer tags". These may also be referred to as "Clear GIFs" or "Web Beacons". This technology allows us to understand which pages you visit on our Web Sites. These tracer tags are used to help us optimize and tailor our Web Sites for you and other future website visitors.
Security of Personal Information We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect against unauthorized access, use, modification and disclosure of Personal Information in our custody and control. We also are committed to employing reasonable technology in order to protect the security of our Web Sites. However, even with the best technology, no website is 100% secure. We will take reasonable measures which we believe are appropriate to protect your Personal Information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction, and where possible, will ask that any third parties to whom we may transfer such information to take comparable steps to protect that security.
Secure Shopping When you place orders on our Web Sites, all of your order information, including your card number and delivery address, is transmitted through the Internet using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology. SSL technology causes your browser to encrypt your order information before transmitting it to our secure server. SSL technology, an industry standard, is designed to prevent someone other than operators of our Web Site from capturing and viewing your Personal Information. Since any order information you provide to us on our Web Sites will be transmitted using a secure connection, if your Web browser cannot support this level of security, you will not be able to order products through our Web Sites.
Privacy Statement Modifications From time to time we may modify or amend this Privacy Statement in order to comply with new laws or regulations or to reflect future changes in our business practices. Any changes in our policies will be communicated in this page so please check back on occasion. We also may post a notice on our Web Site or send an email describing the changes.
Contacting Us If you have any questions about our handling of Personal Information, please contact us at Vianda, Regulatory Affairs – 1661 Waycross Road, Cincinnati, OH 45240 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you may call us toll-free at 1-866-834-1715.
Last Updated: February 10, 2011