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 Privacy Statement

Virtual North Woods VNW is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Virtual North Woods VNW Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Virtual North Woods VNW website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Virtual North Woods VNW collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Virtual North Woods VNW also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Virtual North Woods VNW. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Virtual North Woods VNW for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Virtual North Woods VNW Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Virtual North Woods VNW public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Virtual North Woods VNW does not read any of your private online communications.

Virtual North Woods VNW encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Virtual North Woods VNW so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Virtual North Woods VNW is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Virtual North Woods VNW and Virtual North Woods VNW family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

Virtual North Woods VNW collects and uses your personal information to operate the Virtual North Woods VNW Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Virtual North Woods VNW also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Virtual North Woods VNW and its affiliates. Virtual North Woods VNW may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Virtual North Woods VNW does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Virtual North Woods VNW may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Virtual North Woods VNW may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Virtual North Woods VNW, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Virtual North Woods VNW does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Virtual North Woods VNW keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Virtual North Woods VNW, in order to determine what Virtual North Woods VNW services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Virtual North Woods VNW to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Virtual North Woods VNW Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Virtual North Woods VNW or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Virtual North Woods VNW; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Virtual North Woods VNW, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Virtual North Woods VNW Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Virtual North Woods VNW pages, or register with Virtual North Woods VNW site or services, a cookie helps Virtual North Woods VNW to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Virtual North Woods VNW Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Virtual North Woods VNW features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Virtual North Woods VNW services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Virtual North Woods VNW secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Virtual North Woods VNW secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

Virtual North Woods VNW will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Virtual North Woods VNW encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Virtual North Woods VNW is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Virtual North Woods VNW welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Virtual North Woods VNW has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Virtual North Woods VNW at jillymc.vnw@gmail.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

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