Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Virtuoso Channel collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a "User") of the http://www.virtuosochannel.com/ website ("Site"). This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by Virtuoso Channel.

Personal identification information

We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, subscribe to a newsletter, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

Log Files
Like many other Web sites, this Site makes use of log files. These files merely logs visitors to the site - usually a standard procedure for hosting companies and a part of hosting services's analytics. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Web browser cookies

Our Site may use "cookies" to enhance User experience. User's web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

How we use collected information

Virtuoso Channel may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:

  • - To improve customer service
    Information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
  • - To personalize user experience
    We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.
  • - To improve our Site
    We may use feedback you provide to improve our products and services.
  • - To run a promotion, contest, survey or other Site feature
    To send Users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them.
  • - To send periodic emails
    We may use the email address to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests.

Email Subscription Services
To offer feed updates via email, this Site uses Google FeedBurner's Email Subscriptions service. 
If you would like more information, please visit http://www.google.com/privacy.html

How we protect your information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password and data stored on our Site.

Sharing your personal information

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.

Third party websites

Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website's own terms and policies.

Advertising

We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when Users visit our Site. These companies and other third parties may use information (not including your name, address email address or telephone number) about your visits to this Site and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, visit: http://networkadvertising.org/ or http://www.aboutads.info


Third Party Privacy Policies
The use of Tracking Technologies by third parties is subject to their own privacy policies, not this Privacy Policy, and we have no responsibility or liability in connection therewith. 

Our advertising partners include, but are not limited to, Google, Commission Junction, Linkshare, Amazon.
If you want to read more about their own privacy policies, you may visit:
http://www.google.com/privacy/
http://www.cj.com/privacy/
http://www.linkshare.com/privacy
http://www.amazon.com/privacy/

Google Adsense

Some of the ads may be served by Google. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to Users based on their visit to our Site and other sites on the Internet. DART uses "non personally identifiable information" and does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, etc. You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.htmlYou may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting the ads preference manager

Alternatively, you may opt out of a third-party vendor's use of cookies for interest based advertising by visiting aboutads.info.


Changes to this Privacy Policy

Virtuoso Channel has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This privacy policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to this Site and regarding information shared and/or collected there. This policy does not apply to any information collected offline or via channels other than this Site.


Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting us
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this Site, please feel free to contact us by visiting: http://virtuosochannel.uservoice.com/

This document was last updated on April 24, 2013

Should we update, amend or make any changes to our Privacy Policy, those changes will be posted here.


Frequently Asked Questions and Useful Links


What is a cookie?
A cookie is a piece of information in the form of a very small text file that is placed on an internet user's hard drive. It is generated by a web page server, which is basically the computer that operates a web site. The information the cookie contains is set by the server and it can be used by that server whenever the user visits the site. A cookie can be thought of as an internet user's identification card, which tell a web site when the user has returned. Read more

How to control cookies?
http://www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=1

Understanding Online Advertising

Useful Links:

What is online behavioral advertising?
http://www.aboutads.info/consumers#oba
http://www.networkadvertising.org/understanding-online-advertising/what-is-it

How Does It Work?

http://www.networkadvertising.org/understanding-online-advertising/how-does-it-work

How Does It Benefit Me?

http://www.networkadvertising.org/understanding-online-advertising/how-does-it-benefit-me

What are Your Choices?

http://www.aboutads.info/consumers#opt-out
http://www.networkadvertising.org/understanding-online-advertising/what-are-my-options

Understanding Cookies

http://www.aboutads.info/consumers#cookies

Browser Controls

http://www.aboutads.info/consumers#browsers

You can learn a great deal more about interest-based advertising, as well as review a variety of explanatory videos, by visiting the following sites:
The IAB's Privacy Matters website
The NAI's Learn More page



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