This website takes every precaution to protect users’ information. This Website has security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information under our control. Despite these measures, the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to or from us via this site by Internet or e-mail cannot be guaranteed.
SSL encryption is used to protect sensitive information. Only employees, contractors, and agents who need the information to perform specific job functions are granted access to personally identifiable information.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. Cookies in our online store to retain shopping cart information, and in our member areas to verify access privileges. Once the user closes their browser, or logs out of the session, the cookie simply terminates. If a user rejects the cookie, they may still use our site.
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. IP addresses are also used to link a particular user to their shopping cart.
This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we, the Santa Clara Vanguard, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
The information you provide is stored on servers located in the United States. Santa Clara Vanguard contracts with third party vendors to help store and manage your data and email. A variety of security tools and procedures (including but not limited to encryption, web page and database design, passwords, and physical security) are utilized. We restrict access to personal information to Santa Clara Vanguard employees, contractors and agents who need to access or handle the information in order to operate, develop or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations. To the extent not prohibited by law, in no event shall the Santa Clara Vanguard be liable for personal injury, or any incidental, special, indirect or consequential damages whatsoever, including, without limitation, damages for loss of profits, loss of data, business interruption or any other damages or losses, arising out of or related to your use or inability to use this application, however caused, regardless of the theory of liability (contract, tort or otherwise) and even if the Santa Clara Vanguard has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation of liability for personal injury, or of incidental or consequential damages, so this limitation my not apply to you.
INFORMATION COLLECTION AND DATA USE
The Santa Clara Vanguard is the sole owner of the information collected on this website. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. The Santa Clara Vanguard collects information from our users at several different points on our website.
While every effort is made to protect your personal information against unauthorized access and disclosure, it is still possible that malicious third parties may unlawfully intercept or access your data. Therefore, there is no guarantee, that your personal information or private communications will remain private in all circumstances.
In the event that your personal information is acquired, or is reasonably believed to have been acquired, by an unauthorized person and applicable law requires notification, the Santa Clara Vanguard will make an attempt to notify you of the breach by email or, if the Santa Clara Vanguard is unable to contact you by email, then by U.S. mail. Santa Clara Vanguard will give you notice promptly, consistent with the reasonable needs of law enforcement to determine the scope of the breach and to investigate and restore the integrity of the data system.
ACCESSING AND UPDATING PERSONAL INFORMATION
Santa Clara Vanguard will make a good faith effort to provide you with access to your personal information and either to correct this data if it is inaccurate, or to delete such data at your request, if it is not otherwise required to be retained by law or for legitimate business purposes. Santa Clara Vanguard asks individual users to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed, corrected or removed before processing such requests. Santa Clara Vanguard reserves the right to decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup media), or for which access is not otherwise required.
When using the Santa Clara Vanguard Merchandise Online Store we collect information from our users. Each user has the option to create a specific user account in the store. Creation of this account will allow the user to store commonly used information in our site. This information consists solely of the users name, address, email, and phone numbers. Each time the user logs in; this information is automatically entered into the order form upon check out. Creating an account in our store is not required to use the site. In addition to collecting contact information, at the time of checkout our online merchant account company, Authorize.net collects the user’s credit card number and expiration date. This information is solely used to bill the customer for the merchandise purchased. The user’s account information is not stored on any of our servers. Only certain authorized individuals have access to this information and it is only used for billing purposes. For more information on Authorize.net, visit their website at http://www.authorize.net.
We may send out emails, newsletters, or advertisements to our website users to inform them of upcoming events, sales, or other important information. If the information collected is to be displayed on our website or distributed, the user will have the opportunity to choose to not have their information made available before they submit it. In most cases, the reason users will submit their information, is to have it displayed on our website. If, for any reason, a user would like to no longer receive information from us, they can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
and request to be removed from our mailing lists.
Users of our site will be notified when their information is being collected by any outside parties. We do this so our users can make an informed choice as to whether they should proceed with services that require an outside party, or not.
NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES
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