Virtual Options Online Privacy Statement
Your privacy is important to the Virtual Options. Our goal is to provide you with a personalized online experience that provides you with the information, resources, and services that are most relevant and helpful to you. This Privacy Statement has been written to describe the conditions under which this Web site is being made available to you. The Privacy Statement discusses, among other things, how data obtained during your visit to this Web site may be collected and used. We strongly recommend that you read the Privacy Statement carefully. By using this Web site, you agree to be bound by the terms of this Privacy Statement. If you do not accept the terms of the Privacy Statement, you are directed to discontinue accessing or otherwise using the Web site or any materials obtained from it. If you are dissatisfied with the Web site, by all means contact us at email@example.com otherwise, your only recourse is to disconnect from this site and refrain from visiting the site in the future.
The process of maintaining a Web site is an evolving one, and the Virtual Options LLC may decide at some point in the future, without advance notice, to modify the terms of this Privacy Statement. Your use of the Web site, or materials obtained from the Web site, indicates your assent to the Privacy Statement at the time of such use. The effective Privacy Statement will be posted on the Web site, and you should check upon every visit for any changes.
Sites Covered by this Privacy Statement
This Privacy Statement applies to all Virtual Options-maintained Web sites, domains, information portals, and registries.
The Virtual Options is committed to protecting the privacy needs of children, and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests. The Virtual Options does not intentionally collect information from children under the age of 13, and the Virtual Options does not target its Web site to children.
Links to Non-Virtual Options Web Sites
Types of Information We Collect
We collect information about you when you register with us to receive information from us including our email newsletter. We also collect information when you voluntarily complete customer surveys, provide feedback and use our website contact form. Website usage information is collected using cookies.
Non-personal information is data about usage and service operation that is not directly associated with a specific personal identity. Virtual Options may collect and analyze non-personal information to evaluate how visitors use the Virtual Options Web site.
The Virtual Options may gather aggregate information, which refers to information your computer automatically provides to us and which cannot be tied back to you as a specific individual. Examples include referral data (the Web sites you visited just before and just after our site), the pages viewed, time spent at our Web site, and Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet. For example, when you request a page from one of our sites, our servers log your IP address to create aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns and for purposes of system administration.
Every time you request or download a file from the Web site, Virtual Options may store data about these events and your IP address in a log file. Virtual Options may use this information to analyze trends, administer the Web site, track users’ movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use or for other business purposes.
What Are Web Beacons, Clear Gifs, and Pixels? — These are three names for the same technology: a small or invisible image or other loadable element that can work independently or in connection with cookies to record certain technical or behavioral information regarding whether certain content has been delivered and accessed or viewed.
Cross-Device Engagement — If you use various devices to access relevant websites or services, our cookies and other technologies may use automated analysis to try and match your anonymous profile across your various devices. This enables us to better serve advertisements that may be of interest to you, and may also help us prevent you from seeing the same advertisements on various devices.
Personal information is information that is associated with your name or personal identity. Virtual Options uses personal information to better understand your needs and interests and to provide you with better service. On some Virtual Options Web pages, you may be able to request information, subscribe to mailing lists, participate in online discussions, collaborate on documents, provide feedback, submit information into registries, register for events, apply for membership, or join technical committees or working groups. The types of personal information you provide to us on these pages may include name, address, phone number, email address, user IDs, passwords, billing information, social media, or other information.
How We Use Your Information
Virtual Options may use non-personal data that is aggregated for reporting about Virtual Options Web site usability, performance, and effectiveness. It may be used to improve the experience, usability, and content of the site.
Virtual Options may use personal information to provide services that support the activities of Virtual Options clients and members and their collaboration on Virtual Options Coaching and Training sites When accessing Virtual Options members-only Web pages, your personal user information may be tracked by the Virtual Options in order to support collaboration, ensure authorized access, and enable communication between members.
From time to time the Virtual Options may email you electronic newsletters, announcements, surveys or other information. If you have consented to receive marketing, you may opt-out at a later date. To update your preferences, please email at firstname.lastname@example.org . You have a right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes or giving your information to others. If you prefer not to receive any or all of these communications, you can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the Unsubscribe link, found at the bottom of every email communication.
In keeping with our open process, Virtual Options may maintain publicly accessible archives for the vast majority of our activities.
Please remember that any information (including personal information) that you disclose in public areas of our Web site, such as forums, message boards, and blogs, becomes public information that others may collect, circulate, and use. Because we cannot and do not control the acts of others, you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose information about yourself or others in forums such as these.
Given the international nature and scope of Virtual Options, personal information may be visible to persons outside your country of residence, including to persons in countries that your own country’s privacy laws and regulations deem deficient in ensuring an adequate level of protection for such information. If you are unsure whether this privacy statement is in conflict with applicable local rules, you should not submit your information. If you are located within the European Union, you should note that your information will be transferred to the United States, which is deemed by the European Union to have inadequate data protection. Nevertheless, in accordance with local laws implementing European Union Directive 95/46/EC of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (“EU Privacy Directive”), individuals located in countries outside of the United States of America who submit personal information do thereby consent to the general use of such information as provided in this Privacy Statement and to its transfer to and/or storage in the United States of America.
If you do not want your personal information collected and used by the Virtual Options, please do not visit the Virtual Options Web site or apply for coaching, training, or membership status.
With Whom We Share the Personal Information Collected Through This Site
- Authorized Information Sharing: When specifically authorized by you through opt-in consent, Virtual Options may share your personal information as authorized by you.
- Our Service Providers: We may share your personal information with companies (including our affiliates) that perform services on our behalf, for example, companies that help process credit card payments. Our service providers are required by contract to protect the confidentiality of the personal information we share with them and to use it only to provide specific services on our behalf.
- Our Online Marketing Service Provider: Virtual Options contracts with properly vetted marketing and internet service providers to track the effectiveness of Virtual Options online advertising and to deliver online ads to previous visitors to VirtualOptions.net. Only the following information is shared with these service providers, which has each been determined to uphold privacy standards. Here’s the data collected and how it is used when you give Virtual Options consent:
Purpose: store data in an aggregated form about visitors and their experiences on our website and online properties. We use this data to fix bugs and improve the experience for all visitors.
Personal data used: browser cookie, browsing behavior on virtuaoptions.net, coachforsocialmedia.com, dawnjensenspeaks.com, device information, IP address
First-party involved: Virtual Options
Third-parties involved: Google Analytics, Mailchimp, Kartra
Purpose: store data about when you complete certain actions on our website to understand better how you use it. We use this data to improve your experience with our site.
Personal data used: browser cookie, device information
Third-parties involved: Google
Purpose: to store data to create marketing campaigns for certain groups of visitors.
Personal data used: browser cookie, browsing behavior, IP address, other data you give us will be added to your visitor profile
Third-parties involved: Google Analytics, Mailchimp, Kartra
Purpose: store data to show you our advertisements (only ours) on other websites relevant to your interests.
Personal data used: browser cookie, browsing behavior, IP address
Third-parties involved: Facebook Ads, Google Ads 360, LinkedIn Ads, Twitter Ads, YouTube, HubSpot
We process personal data based on consent according to Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR, which you are free to give or refuse. You’ll see consent options when you visit our website for the first time. You can change your decisions at any time by emailing email@example.com. If you change your decision it will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
Access to and Accuracy of Member Information
Virtual Options is committed to keeping the personal information of our participating organizations accurate. You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please write to us at 40 Canterbury Bell Dr., Oviedo, FL 32765 or email us your request at firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate.
We may provide participators with online access to their own personal profiles, enabling them to update or delete information at any time. To protect our members’ privacy and security, we also may take reasonable steps to verify identity, such as a user ID and password, before granting access to modify personal profile data. Certain areas of the Virtual Options’s Web sites may limit access to specific individuals through the use of passwords or other personal identifiers; a password prompt is your indication that a participators-only resource is being accessed.
Virtual Options makes every effort to protect personal information by users of the Web site, including using firewalls and other security measures on its servers. No server, however, is 100% secure, and you should take this into account when submitting personal or confidential information about yourself on any Web site, including this one. Much of the personal information is used in conjunction with participation-level services such as collaboration and discussion, so some types of personal information such as your name, company affiliation, and email address will be visible to other the Virtual Options participators and to the public. Virtual Options assumes no liability for the interception, alteration, or misuse of the information you provide. You alone are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your personal information. Please use care when you access this Web site and provide personal information.
How to Contact Us
- by email at email@example.com
- write to us at: 40 Canterbury Bell Dr, Oviedo, Florida, 32765 US
- call us at: +1 (407) 588-7246