Introduction

Visual Systems Corporation (VSC) is committed to respecting your online privacy and recognizes your need for appropriate protection and management of any personally identifiable information ("Personal Information") you share with us.

VSC has established this Privacy Policy so that you can understand the care with which we intend to treat your Personal Information.

Personal Information means any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, a home or other physical address and an email address or other contact information, whether at work or at home. In general, you can visit VSC's Web pages and use The Real Estate Resource Kit CD ("the CD") without telling us who you are or revealing any Personal Information about yourself.

If you choose to provide us with your Personal Information on the Web, we may transfer that Information within VSC or to VSC's third-party service providers, across borders, and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world.

VSC strives to comply with all applicable laws around the globe that are designed to protect your privacy. Although legal requirements may vary from country to country, VSC intends to adhere to the principles set forth in this Privacy Policy even if, in connection with the above, we transfer your Personal Information from your country to countries that may not require an "adequate" level of protection for your Personal Information. In other words, our goal is to provide protection for your Personal Information no matter where that Personal Information is collected, transferred, or retained.

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

Some of our Web pages and links on the CD utilize "cookies" and other tracking technologies. A "cookie" is a small text file that may be used, for example, to collect information about Web site activity. Some cookies and other technologies may serve to recall Personal Information previously indicated by a Web user. Most browsers allow you to control cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them.

You may set most browsers to notify you if you receive a cookie, or you may choose to block cookies with your browser, but please note that if you choose to erase or block your cookies, you will need to re-enter your original user ID and password to gain access to certain parts of the Web site.

Tracking technologies may record information such as Internet domain and host names; Internet protocol (IP) addresses; browser software and operating system types; clickstream patterns; and dates and times that our site is accessed. Our use of cookies and other tracking technologies allows us to improve our Web site, the CD, and your Web experience. We may also analyze information that does not contain Personal Information for trends and statistics.

To protect your privacy, we have adopted the following principles:

  • Notice
  • Choice
  • Access/Accuracy
  • Security

Notice

Where VSC collects Personal Information on the web, we intend to post a purpose statement that explains why Personal Information will be collected and whether we plan to share such Personal Information outside of VSC or those working on VSC's behalf. VSC does not intend to transfer Personal Information without your consent to third parties, other than with the party for whom the CD was created, who are not bound to act on VSC's behalf unless such transfer is legally required.

Choice

You may choose whether or not to provide Personal Information to VSC. The notice we intend to provide where VSC collects Personal Information on the Web or on the CD should help you to make this choice. If you choose not to provide the Personal Information we request, you can still visit most of VSC's Web sites and areas of the CD, but you may be unable to access certain options, offers, and services that involve our interaction with you.

If you chose to have a relationship with VSC, such as a contractual or other business relationship or partnership, we will naturally continue to contact you in connection with that business relationship.

Security

Wherever your Personal Information may be held within VSC or on its behalf, we intend to take reasonable and appropriate steps to protect the Personal Information that you share with us from unauthorized access or disclosure.

Access/Accuracy

To the extent that you do provide us with Personal Information, VSC wishes to maintain accurate Personal Information. Where we collect Personal Information from you on the Web, our goal is to provide a means of contacting VSC should you need to update or correct that Information. If for any reason those means are unavailable or inaccessible, you may send updates and corrections about your Personal Information to privacy@vscorp.com and we will make reasonable efforts to incorporate the changes in your Personal Information that we hold as soon as practicable.

Third Party Services

Third parties provide certain services available on the Web site and on the CD on VSC's behalf. VSC may provide information, including Personal Information, that VSC collects on the Web to third-party service providers to help us deliver programs, products, information, and services. Service providers are also an important means by which VSC maintains its Web site and mailing lists. VSC will take reasonable steps to ensure that these third-party service providers are obligated to protect Personal Information on VSC's behalf.

VSC does not intend to transfer Personal Information without your consent to third parties, other than with the party for whom this CD was created, who are not bound to act on VSC's behalf unless such transfer is legally required. Similarly, it is against VSC's policy to sell Personal Information collected online without consent.

Children's Privacy

VSC's Web site and CDs are not structured to attract children. Accordingly, we do not intend to collect Personal Information from anyone we know to be under 13 years of age.

Commitment

We are committed to privacy and are actively involved in and support current industry initiatives to preserve individual privacy rights on the Internet. Protecting your privacy online is an evolving area, and VSC's Web sites are constantly evolving to meet these demands.

If you have any comments or questions regarding our Privacy Policy, please contact us at privacy@vscorp.com.While we cannot guarantee privacy perfection, we will address any issue to the best of our abilities as soon as possible.

Your Consent

By using the VSC Web site and/or the CD, you consent to the terms of our Privacy Policy and to VSC's processing of Personal Information for the purposes given above as well as those explained where VSC collects Personal Information on the Web. Should the Privacy Policy change, we intend to take every reasonable step to ensure that these changes are brought to your attention by posting all changes prominently on our web site for a reasonable period of time.