Viral Creek is committed to protecting the privacy and personal information received by visitors and users of our website. Your privacy is extremely important to us. What follows is a description of how we gather and disseminate information on this site.
Protecting YOUR privacy is important to us. The purpose of this policy is to help you understand our methods of collecting information, using it, and what steps we take to safeguard any information of a personal nature you entrust to us. It is our belief this will help you make good choices while using this site. Furthermore, we will periodically reassess and update this policy, as the needs of the business and the site user evolve due to the evolution of technology.
What sort of information do we collect from you? There are a couple different types of information. There’s personal information, which you volunteer to disclose to us, that we collect on an individual basis. There’s also aggregate website data that we collect during your visit, as well as anybody else’s visit to our website.
1. Information you voluntarily give us
Information from Registrations We collect personal info from you when you sign up for newsletters, or purchase products or services.
Information from credit card transactions Using services and buying products from this site may require us to collect your personal info and authorization to send your info to the appropriate credit agency for approval and payment. Examples of information we’d need includes: Name, credit card number, mailing address and email address, the name on the credit card, and the billing address for it. We also may ask for home and work phone numbers.
Information from emails If you email us, we might keep all correspondence, as well as your name and email address. We will protect this information with the same vigilance we protect information we receive from phone or postal mail.
2. Website usage data
What do we do with this data we collect?
In general, we use the aforementioned information to conduct business, like serving you products or services you may have purchased, to administer the payment, to keep watch over our services. Also, we use the data to assess our efforts in promotional marketing, to continually improve the content and layout of the site, and other purposes allowed under law. This sort of use allows us to provide the best possible user experience.
We also may share this data in aggregate with other parties; however, anything that personally identifies you, or your business, is not shared, unless required by law.
Sometimes we also use this collected data to send notifications of changes to this site, our services, and any offers we think may intrigue you. If you wish to stop receiving this sort of correspondence, you may email us at the link we supply within the newsletter.
What are cookies? If you’re thinking baked circular sweets, in this case, you’re way off. A cookie is a tiny text document that usually has a random, anonymous identifier it uniquely assigns to the site user. Upon visiting a website, the server will ask your computer if it may store a cookie in a section of your hard drive reserved for cookies (no, it’s not called the cookie jar). If allowed by your browser, a site will access this area for the cookies it sent to you, but not cookies you received from another site. In general, browser settings default to allow cookies, but if you don’t want these files saved to your cookies, you can change the configuration or preferences of your browser to block them. One thing to note if you block cookies is that some parts if this site may stop functioning the way they ought to.
Cookies cannot take data from your hard drive, nor can they transmit a virus to your computer.
Your IP Address Every time a connection is made to the Web, your computer uses and IP address. It’s a number computers use for network identity. Our Web server collects your IP address automatically for demographic and profiling purposes. This data, called ‘traffic data’ is used for purposes such as sending Web pages you request from the server to you.
Selling and Disseminating Your Info Unless we need to share it to complete a transaction, or to deliver services at your request, we absolutely will not sell, share, give, or loan your information to anyone.
What to do if you need to check and update your information If you email us at our normal address, we will attempt to provide you with everything associated with you personally in our database.
What if the law requires you to disclose information? If legally compelled, i.e. we believe in good faith that it’s required by law, or to protect our own legal rights, we will share information. Also, we may use collected information in the event we must contact someone as a matter of legal action for Terms of Service violations, or to protect our users and the public at large.
How about other sites that link to this one? We hold no responsibility for any websites that link to this site, or that we link to. We also bear no responsibility for the practices of these sites. Typically, a link is used to provide additional information about topics we deem useful to our website users.
We’re committed to keeping data secure
Be advised that all your information is stored on computers located in the United States. U.S. laws regarding personal data may not encompass everything in the laws of the country in which you live. We’ put in place a number of electronic, physical and managerial safeguards to keep every bit of data we collect secure.
Opting in or out is your choice Our website makes it so visitors can unsubscribe from messages they no longer wish to receive. Once a user unsubscribes for a correspondence, its sending will be stopped as soon as technology allows it to be possible.
Contests or Surveys
Periodically, this site engages in surveys and contests that require us to request user information. Anyone participating in a contest or survey is doing so voluntarily, of their own volition. Therefore, it’s up to the user whether they provide the data or not. Such data we may request for contests and surveys includes shipping address, name, ZIP code or age. Moreover, this information will be used to contact and notify winners to award contest prizes. We use the survey data to monitor and improve user experience and satisfaction with our website services.
The use of this site by children
None of our services may be used by children without supervision. We also ask that children less than 14 years old do not submit any of their personal data to our site. Minors may only use this site and its services with the permission and supervision of parents or guardians.
In case of ownership change or acquisition
If this site, or some of its assets, gets acquired, any of your data will be included as part of the transaction, and may be included in the transfer to the new owners.
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this 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, click here.