Who we are
Our website address is: https://vrt-u.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
Where we send your data
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.
Collection of Personal Information
When visiting vrt-u.com, the IP address used to access the site will be logged along with the dates and times of access. This information is purely used to analyze trends, administer the site, track users movement and gather broad demographic information for internal use. We may share this information with other people or businesses to whom we link. Most importantly, any recorded IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information unless you have provided it.
We collect User submitted personally identifiable information (“PII”) when you use the our web site. For example we may collect information you provide when you send us an email, request to be added to our news letter or otherwise communicate with us or communicate with other users through our web site. Such information may include your name, address, password, zip code, email address, and phone number for communication purposes. Information may be submitted to the Site or Apps or via telephone or email when communicating with a Vrt-u representative and is never shared with others.
Vrt-u.com uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption on all pages of the web site including pages where we ask you to submit personally identifiable information and encrypt all such information for safe storage in our system.
Information we collect automatically
Information we collect from other sources
We may also obtain information from other sources and combine that with information we collect. For example, we may collect information about you from other users, sign-in services, like Facebook Connect or Google Authenticator, when you provide Vrt-u with permission to access certain information about you such as your Facebook User ID, user profile, friends list, user graph and profile picture. User generated content posted through certain social networking preferences (e.g. pages you “Like” or “Follow”) may be viewed by the general public. Accordingly, Vrt-u cannot ensure the privacy of any PII included in such User generated content.
When you use the vrt-u.com website or application, a location feature exists whereby it will automatically collect your geolocation information. We may also use location information to provide information and advertising to users. IF YOU WANT TO STOP THE AUTOMATIC COLLECTION OF YOUR LOCATION INFORMATION, YOU MAY DO SO BY USING THE PRIVACY SETTINGS ON YOUR BROWSER AND/OR ON YOUR DEVICE.
Data transmission and storage
Vrt-u uses industry-standard 128-bit SSL encryption when collecting and transmitting your information through the web site and the Vrt-u network. Once information has been collected, we encrypt sensitive data in our database for added security. Vrt-u also uses firewalls and hardware monitoring across our system to protect against unauthorized access. Unfortunately, even with these measures, Vrt-u cannot guarantee the security of PII. By using our website or application, you acknowledge and agree that Vrt-u makes no such guarantee, and that you use the our service at your own risk.
If you elect to pay for services with a credit card, we will use a third party to process this information. We do not store credit card numbers or other payment details on the site.
Users Outside the United States
Links to third party Websites
We have included links on this site for your use and reference. We are not responsible for the privacy policies on these websites. You should be aware that the privacy policies of these sites may differ from our own.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Caldera Forms: Data Collection
Caldera Forms stores a record of all contact form submissions. Your data may be deleted by the site administrator. You may request a report of saved data related to your email address and request to have it deleted.
Some data may be shared with other services including MailChimp if you sign up for our newsletter.
Changes to this Privacy Statement
The contents of this statement may be altered at any time, at our discretion.