VGF may collect information that you provide to VGF in connection with your use of the Service when you: (A) register as a user of the Service; (B) make changes to your user profile information; (C) send email messages, forms, or other information to VGF or other users through the Service; or (D) interact with the Service. This information may include your first and last name, your address, email address, telephone number, and any additional information you provide to VGF when you register an account with VGF or otherwise interact with the Service.
VGF may also collect certain technical information about your use of the Service. This technical information may include technical information about your device(s), browser type and version, geo-location information, computer and connection information, statistics on page views, traffic to and from the Service, ad data, Wi-Fi connection information, IP address, and standard web log information.
From time to time, VGF may work with third-party service providers to help VGF better understand how you use the Service.
VGF and these service providers may place tracking technologies on your device, such as cookies, web beacons, locally shared objects (sometimes called “flash cookies”), pixel tags, clear gifs, and similar technologies to collect information about you and your use of the Service. Cookies are small data files that may have unique identifiers, and reside, among other places, on your mobile device, in emails we send to you, and on our applications. Locally shared objects, or “flash cookies,” are data files that can be created on your computer by the websites you visit and are a way for websites to store information for later use. Locally stored objects are different than cookies because they are stored in different parts of your computer than cookies. Web beacons are small strings of code that provide a method for delivering a graphic image on a web page or in an email message for the purpose of transferring data. Pixel tags and clear gifs are message-sensing technologies that allow VGF to know if your e-mail client is able to accept HTML messages, and, if it is, send you messages in such a format and determine if you have opened the message. The information that is collected will tell VGF things like, your browser type, preferences, data relating to content that has been displayed to you or that you have clicked on, how you navigated around our Service, the location from where you accessed the Service, the date and time of your use, and how quickly VGF helped you to enter registration personal information. This information will help VGF to better serve you and improve the Service and may also be used in order to further features and processes on the Service, provide authentication and security for your Service accounts, store your preferences, facilitate relevant advertising, and help us learn more about how VGF’s users engage with the Website.
VGF will not grant permission to any of these third-party service providers to collect your e-mail address or password information through this technology. Any third-party service provider will be restricted to use your personal information to perform services for VGF, securely and in confidence. Any such third-party service provider will be restricted from using your personal information for any other purpose, except on an aggregate, anonymous basis.
Google, one of VGF’s service providers, has provided a description of how it collects information from its customer websites here: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites, and it has made available an opt out browser extension for Google Analytics, available here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
VGF may use your information to: (A) provide access to the Service to communicate with you; (B) personalize, customize, measure, and improve the Service; (C) prevent, detect, and investigate potentially prohibited or illegal activities or a breach of the applicable agreement(s) between you and VGF; (D) analyze the accuracy, effectiveness, usability, or popularity of the Service; (E) generate and review reports and data about VGF’s user base and service usage patterns; (F) compile aggregate, anonymized data for internal business purposes; and (G) resolve disputes and troubleshoot problems.
VGF may disclose the information we collect from you to the following third parties:
Your information may also be disclosed to third parties in unforeseeable situations or situations that are not preventable even when commercially reasonably protections are employed, such as in the case that VGF or the Service is subject to a hacking or other attack.
You may be able to adjust your browser settings or other settings so that “do not track” requests are sent to the Service. VGF will not disable tracking technology that may be active on the Service in response to any “do not track” requests that are sent to the Service.
VGF takes reasonable measures to protect the information you provide to VGF or submit through the Service against loss, theft, unauthorized use, disclosure, or modification. However, VGF cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to VGF or submit through the Service and you do so at your own risk.
The Service is not designed to attract minors, in particular children under the age of 16. VGF does not market to or knowingly collect personal information from anyone under the age of 16. Children should always get permission from their parents before sending any personal information about themselves (such as their names, email addresses, and phone numbers) to anyone over the Internet.