Vineyard USA respects your privacy. That's why we have this Privacy Statement to explain how and why we collect certain information online, and how we use that information. This statement also explains how you can prevent collection of certain information about yourself, if you choose. Please take a few moments to read our Privacy Statement. This statement applies to information we collect from visitors to the Vineyardusa.org Web site.
Right to Change Policy
As Vineyard USA is constantly innovating and enhancing the services it provides to its users, this Privacy Statement will also continue to change to match the services we make available. As such, we reserve the right to change this statement to match the services we provide. If we make any material change to this statement, we will change the date at the top of this statement to reflect the effective date of the change. When you visit our site or use our services, we encourage you to check the date of this Privacy Statement to ensure you are aware of any updates. However, regardless of how this Privacy Statement may change or evolve over time, Vineyard USA will not collect or maintain your private and personally identifiable information without your consent. Further, if you consent to give us your personal information, we will keep it confidential and will not sell, license or disclose your personal information to any third party without your consent, unless we are compelled to do so under the law or to comply with a court order.
Contact for Privacy Inquiries
If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement or other questions about privacy on the Vineyard USA site, please contact: Via Mail: Vineyard USA Privacy Contact: Vineyardusa.org Privacy Administrator P.O. Box 2089 Stafford, TX 77497-2089 Or Via E-mail: [email protected]
Types of Information We Collect
Generally, you are free to browse the Vineyardusa.org site without submitting any personal information. We do not collect any of your personal information (such as a name, address or e-mail address) when you visit the Vineyard USA site, unless you, register or have registered to use one of our services, complete one of our evaluations, or otherwise agree to submit to us such information. Types of information collected on specific services on the Vineyardusa.org site are described in more detail below.
Registration on Our Site
Vineyard USA requires users who want to participate in the Vineyard USA forum message boards to register. In order to register, you must provide us with a username, password and a valid e-mail address. This allows us to protect our community from abusive postings and provides a verifiable point of contact should legal questions arise. At any time, you have the ability to keep your e-mail address hidden from other users by selecting that option within your user profile. When you register, you have the option of providing some additional information such as occupation, interests, and homepage URL. This optional information is made available to other bulletin or message board users to foster a sense of community. If you have any concerns about providing this information, simply leave the fields blank and your registration will still be processed. IF YOU ARE UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE we will ask for parent or guardian permission for you to participate in the discussions.
Vineyard USA uses browser cookies to facilitate your experience with our services. These cookies are small sections of code that our server sends to your browser which it can then store on your hard drive. If you choose to accept these cookies, they enable us to recognize that your browser has previously visited and used our site services and, based on your browser's previous visits, assist us with tailoring the information and content, banners and promotions you view. An example of the customization allowed by the use of such cookies is to retain your username and password as part of the Scriptkeeper forums on our site so you don't have to re-enter them each time you visit. These cookies do not collect, store or maintain your private, personally identifiable information. You do not have to accept these cookies to visit or use the Vineyard USA site or any of our services, and you can choose to refuse our cookie, delete our cookie from your hard drive or turn off the Vineyard USA cookie at any time by updating your user profile preferences.
Use and Disclosure of Your Information
Vineyard USA uses the personal information it collects from forms you fill out on our site or in our product and service registrations to allow users to access and use our services. We use the anonymous information we collect from the other methods described above, such as cookie information, to collect broad demographic information about user trends, count the number of users of our services and to continue to enhance and improve our web sites. We do not and will not disclose your private, personally identifiable information to any third party for any purpose. However, Vineyard USA reserves the right to disclose your personal information if required to do so by law, or in the good faith belief that such action is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process, respond to claims, or to protect the rights, property or safety of Vineyard USA, its employees, members, or the public. All reasonable care is taken by our staff in handling your personal information to ensure its security both offline and online.
Changing or Updating Personal Information
If you would like to update or change your user profile on our message boards, just click here. If you have questions regarding your information, you can contact our Privacy Administrator at [email protected].
Postings on Message Boards
It is important for you to remain aware that when you provide personal information (e.g., last name, address, phone number) in a posting on any message board, that information is available to any other person or user having access and use of that message board, and may be used by someone in a manner unintended by you. For that reason, we discourage you from offering any personally identifying information within a posting to any message board.
Using Vineyard USA email addresses to send unsolicited marketing or other mass email we be frowned upon. You may be sent a warning letter and/or you may be banned from the Vineyard USA mail server. Please contact the Webmaster with any questions as to this policy at [email protected].