For us, privacy is of paramount importance. Certainly we have excellent technology, and technically superior software. However, what really counts is the ability to provide our members with a safe, secure and private environment
When you register as a member and set up a profile certain information is required. This includes personally identifiable information such as your name and email address. This information is stored on our systems, but NO personally identifiable information is ever displayed in your public profile or included in any communication between members sent via the site.
2.Updating Your Information
You can freely update all of your personal information including username, email address, location, password and all profile details. We encourage you to keep your details up to date.
It is vital that your keep your password safe to prevent unauthorised access to your personal information. If you believe that your password has been compromised for any reason please CHANGE it immediately.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on your hard drive that allows us to recognise your computer from one page access to the next. We use only session cookies which are designed not to be permanent or persistent. The session cookie is designed so that, once you close your browser, the cookie will simply terminate. If you configure your browser to reject cookies, you may still use some, but not all, portions of our site. For example, the login process and all member functionality requires that your browser accept cookies. We recommend closing browsers on shared computers after use.
5. Deleting Your Information
You have the option to delete your profile. Please note that this permanently deletes all your information. No data will remain on our systems with the exception of personal correspondence or support enquiries sent to us, which may be stored on file.
6. Personal Correspondence
Correspondence sent to us including emails and letters will be stored on file with access limited to our authorised staff members.
7. Disclosure of Your Information
We will not disclose any of your information without your permission.
We will not supply any member's details to any other member - please don't even ask us.
We will not sell or rent or give your information to any third party.
We will only disclose your information if legally obligated to do so by a statutory authority with the appropriate jurisdiction.
8. No Spam Policy
No Spam, not now, not ever! You will receive emails from us and you may receive anonymous emails from other members. However, we will never supply, sell or rent your email address to any third party.
9. Internal Use of Information
We may internally use your information to improve our services, analyse site usage, optimise content, etc. This will only be conducted by authorised staff members. We may use personally identifiable information to troubleshoot problems and implement our terms and conditions.
Our technical team do their utmost to ensure the security of our systems. Internet Security is a complex topic and no system can be considered 100% secure. Should a security breach occur we would endeavour to react as fast as possible to remedy the problem. However we cannot assume responsibility for member details compromised in the unlikely event of a security breach.
At www.velida.net, we recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on what types of
personal information we receive and collect when you visit www.velida.net, and how we safeguard your information. We never sell your personal information to third parties.
10. Log Files
As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as
Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.
10. Cookies and Web Beacons
We also use third party advertisements on www.velida.net to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which
will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP ,the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting
purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).
You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security.
However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.