Information you share with us is used for Vietnam Website Directory's
internal business purposes. Vietnam Website Directory is not in the business
of selling information about you. This notice tells you what information we
collect, steps we take to protect and secure it, how we use and share the
information, and finally, how you can access that information or contact us
with questions or concerns.
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Information We Gather
- Vietnam Website Directory collects personal information that you
provide when you register with us, use Vietnam Website Directory
products or services available on the Vietnam Website Directory Site
(the "Service") or post content on a Vietnam Website Directory Blog site
as a guest with authoring rights.
- Vietnam Website Directory may also collect personal information you
provide to us when you enter any promotions or sweepstakes offered on
the Vietnam Website Directory site.
- Vietnam Website Directory may aggregate your information with
information from other users (without personally identifying you) and
share it with our business partners or others.
- Vietnam Website Directory may also collect information about your
transactions with us and with some of our business partners. This
information might include information necessary to process payments due
to us from you such as your credit card number.
- Vietnam Website Directory automatically receives and records
information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP
address, cookies, and the pages you request.
How we use IP Address Information
- Vietnam Website Directory may occasionally obtain IP addresses from
users depending upon how you access our web site. IP addresses, browser
and session information may be used for various purposes, including to:
- Diagnose and prevent service or technology problems reported by
our users or engineers that are associated with the IP addresses
controlled by a specific web company or ISP.
- Estimate the total number of users visiting Vietnam Website
Directory from specific geographical regions.
- Help determine which users have access privileges to certain
content, services or resources that we offer.
- Monitor and prevent fraud and abuse.
- Deliver more relevant advertisements to you.
- Vietnam Website Directory may display your IP address to the owners
or maintainers of certain Vietnam Website Directory journals when you
post to those journals and the owner or maintainer has enabled
functionality on the site for this purpose.
- A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an
anonymous unique identifier that is sent to your browser from a web
site's computers and stored on your computer's hard drive.
- You can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all
cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set, however, if you configure
your browser to reject cookies, you may not be able to use Vietnam
Website Directory products or services that require you to "sign in" and
you may not be able to take full advantage of all offerings on the
Vietnam Website Directory site.
- Vietnam Website Directory uses its own cookies for a number of
purposes, including to:
- Require you to re-enter your Vietnam Website Directory password
after a certain period of time has elapsed to protect you against
others accidentally accessing your account contents.
- Keep track of preferences you specify while you are using
Vietnam Website Directory's services.
- Estimate and report our total audience size and traffic.
- Conduct research to improve Vietnam Website Directory's content
- Vietnam Website Directory lets other entities that show
advertisements on some of our web pages set and access their cookies on
your computer. Other entities' use of their cookies is subject to their
own privacy policies, and not this policy. Advertisers or other entities
do not have access to Vietnam Website Directory's cookies.
Special Rules Information Relating to Children
- The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA") requires that
we inform parents and legal guardians about how we collect, use, and
disclose personal information from children under 13 years of age.
Vietnam Website Directory is not directed at children under 13 years of
age but, we recognize that with proper adult supervision some parents
might permit their children to visit Vietnam Website Directory and use
our Service. COPPA requires that we obtain the consent of parents and
guardians in order for children under 13 years of age to use certain
features of Vietnam Website Directory.
- When your child attempts to register and/or provide personal
information to Vietnam Website Directory, we require a parent or legal
- complete the registration;
number to verify that the child's parent or guardian knows about and
authorizes our information practices related to children protected
by COPPA; and
- verify through the use of an email confirmation and second
authorization that the parent or guardian consents to the Terms of
- Once parental notice and consent has been verified, the information
we collect will be treated the same as information collected from any
other user of Vietnam Website Directory. Without verified parental
notice and consent, we will not knowingly collect personal information
relating to children under 13 years of age, and if we learn that we have
inadvertently collected such information, we will promptly delete it.
How Parents can Access their Children's Personal Information
In compliance with COPPA, a parent or legal guardian may request from us
to review, delete or stop the collection of personally identifiable
information relating to their child or any child in their legal custody who
is under 13 years of age. You may do so in one of two ways.
If you know the user name and password, follow the instructions below
regarding Changing your Preferences and Personal Information, or
you may contact us by letter, phone or email using the address information
provided at the bottom of this page.
If you request that no further information about your child be collected
or used, we will be required to terminate your child's ability to use any
part of the Service that requires a user to "sign in."
How we Use, Share and Disclose Information We Collect
- Vietnam Website Directory does not share personal information we
learn about you from your use of the Service or this web site with
others except as described in this policy. We do not share your
information with unrelated third parties for their direct marketing
- When you provide personal information through using the Service you
are however sharing your personal information with Vietnam Website
Directory, organizations that may hold a majority interest in Vietnam
Website Directory, their divisions or subsidiaries and, Vietnam Website
Directory and any of its divisions or subsidiaries. The use of your
personal information by these organizations is subject to this policy.
- We do not share your information with unrelated third parties for
their direct marketing purposes. However, Vietnam Website Directory may
display targeted advertisements based on personally non-identifiable
information (such as browser type and IP address) and/or personal
selection (See the Section entitled "Third Party Advertising" below for
more information on how your information is shared with advertisers).
- Vietnam Website Directory may use your personal information where it
is necessary for us to complete a transaction, to operate or improve
Vietnam Website Directory and related products and services, to do
something that you have asked us to do, or tell you of products and
services that we think may be of interest.
- Vietnam Website Directory may use your email address to contact you
with required email messages about the Service.
- Where you are contacted with an offer or service based on
information you have shared with Vietnam Website Directory, we will do
our best to provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of receiving such
further communications at the time you are contacted.
- When you post a message, your Vietnam Website Directory ID or alias
that you are posting under may be visible to other users.
- When you post a message on Vietnam Website Directory Blog Sites, you
have the ability to post a message which may include personally
identifiable information about yourself; consequently, you should
understand that if you post personal information online that is
accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from
other parties in return, and we cannot be responsible for the use of any
information you post publicly.
- Vietnam Website Directory does or may share personally identifiable
information about you under the following circumstances:
- In the course of operating our business it may be necessary or
appropriate for us to provide access to your personal information to
others such as our service providers, contractors and select vendors
so that we can operate the Service and our business. Where
practical, we seek to obtain confidentiality agreements that are
consistent with this policy and that limit others' use or disclosure
of the information you have shared.
- We may transfer personal information to certain advertising
partners that you have explicitly requested to receive information
from. It will be clear at the point of collection who is collecting
the personal information and whose privacy statement will apply.
- We may share your personal information to respond to subpoenas,
court orders, or legal process, to establish or exercise our legal
rights or defend against legal claims, if in our judgment,
disclosure is required or appropriate in such circumstances.
- We may share your personal information if we believe it is
necessary in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding
illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential
threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of Vietnam
- As we continue to develop our business, we might also sell all
or part of our business. In such transactions, personally
identifiable information you have shared with us is generally one of
the business assets that may be transferred. The transferred
personally identifiable information will remain subject to the
you have consented.
If there is ever a change to how Vietnam Website Directory uses or
intends to use personal information, we will post that change to this policy
and, if the new policy is materially less restrictive than this policy, we
will seek your consent.
Third Party Advertising
Advertisements appearing on Vietnam Website Directory may be delivered to
users by Vietnam Website Directory or one of our advertising partners. Our
advertising partners may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to
recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement. In
this way, advertising partners (or "ad networks") may compile information
about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw their
advertisements and determine which ads are clicked on. This information
allows an ad network to deliver targeted advertisements that they believe
by any advertisers.
Vietnam Website Directory does not share any personally identifiable
information with advertisers. Vietnam Website Directory may share general
demographic information (such as information about members' aggregate
interests and occupations) and non-personally identifiable information (such
as browser type and IP addresses) with advertisers and partners. If you have
a Plus account or are a Basic or Early Adopter account viewing a Plus
account's journal or other content, Vietnam Website Directory shares your
voluntarily-provided public profile information (such as sex, age, location
and interests) and your voluntarily-provided advertising preferences
information with advertisers. Vietnam Website Directory does not give
advertisers access to your private personal account information (such as
email address, or, if you have elected to make these private or friends-only
in your profile, sex and location). However, by selecting, interacting with
or viewing an ad you are consenting to the possibility that the advertiser
will make the assumption that you meet the targeting criteria used to
display the ad.
Confidentiality and Security
No data transmissions over the Internet or via wireless networks can be
guaranteed to be 100% secure. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the
security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own
risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make efforts to ensure security
on our systems.
- We use physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect
personal information about you.
- Your Vietnam Website Directory Account Information is
- In certain areas, Vietnam Website Directory uses industry-standard
SSL-encryption to protect data transmissions. However, please note that
this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed,
disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of such firewalls and secure
If Vietnam Website Directory learns of a security systems breach we may
attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate
protective steps, however, we will never ask you to submit additional
personal information or to verify the status of or information related to
your account in any electronic communication email. By using this web site
or providing personal information to us you agree that we can communicate
with you electronically regarding security, privacy and administrative
issues relating to your use of this site. Vietnam Website Directory may post
a notice on our web site if a security breach occurs. If this happens, you
will need a web browser enabling you to view the Vietnam Website
Directory.com web site. Vietnam Website Directory may also send an email to
you at the email address you have provided to us in these circumstances,
however, we will never ask you to submit additional personal information or
to verify the status of or information related to your account in any such
email. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive
notice of a security breach in writing. To receive free written notice of a
security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic
notice) you should notify us at
Changing your Preferences and Personal Information
- You can edit your Vietnam Website Directory Account Information at
any time. Most personal information you may provide is entirely
optional. For example, to the extent that parents are considering
whether to permit their children to use the Service, we do not condition
a child's participation based upon their provision of any more personal
information than is necessary to operate the Service.
- You can delete your Vietnam Website Directory account by visiting
our Account Deletion page; however, please note that some personal
information, primarily your contact information, may remain in Vietnam
Website Directory's records to the extent necessary to protect Vietnam
Website Directory's legal interests or document compliance with
Contacting Vietnam Website Directory
If you have a privacy concern regarding Vietnam Website Directory, or
this policy, and if you cannot satisfactorily resolve it through the use of
this web site, you should then write to us by email to
If you object to any sharing of your personal information that may be
permitted under this policy, you may do so by writing us at the above
address. We will take reasonable steps to accommodate your requests as they
relate to our advertising practices. In some instances, honoring your
requests may interfere with or preclude your ability to use the Service or
may require us to terminate our relationship with you.
Effective Date: April 17, 2006