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The website at www.vacle.org (“Website”) is the property of Virginia CLE® (“VACLE”). The following Terms and Conditions of Use and Privacy Policy (the "Terms of Use" and “Privacy Policy”) applies to the Website and other websites owned or operated by VACLE (“VACLE Services”). Visitors to the Website (“Users”) are governed by this Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, and by using this website, you accept these terms and conditions in full. If you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use this website. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of these terms at any time. Please check these terms periodically for changes.

The Website uses cookies.  By using this website and agreeing to these Terms of Use you consent to VACLE’s use of cookies in accordance with the terms of VACLE’s Privacy Policy (see below).

You must not use the Website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the Website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the Website; or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.

You must not use the Website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is connected to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software.

You must not conduct any data collection activities (including but not limited to scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to the Website without VACLE’s express written consent.

PRIVACY POLICY

VACLE recognizes that its Users value their privacy. This Privacy Policy details important information regarding the use and disclosure of User information collected on VACLE Services. VACLE provides this Privacy Policy to help you make an informed decision about whether to use or continue using VACLE Services.

Your use of VACLE Services and any personal information you provide on VACLE Services remains subject to the terms of this Privacy Notice.

Please note that any writing, image, or other content posted at the direction of Users onto the VACLE Sites becomes published content and is not considered personally identifiable information subject to this Privacy Policy.

External Links

This Privacy Policy only applies to webpages on the Website. The Website provides links to external websites that are not controlled, maintained, sponsored, or regulated by VACLE. The inclusion of a link to an external website is not intended as an endorsement of any product or service offered or referenced on the linked website, the organizations sponsoring said website, or any views that might be expressed or referenced in the website. VACLE is not responsible for the content of those websites. When you move via such links to another website, this policy will not apply.

VACLE Collects The Following Information:

  1. User Provided Information: You provide certain personally identifiable information (such as your name and email address) to VACLE when choosing to purchase Products, create an account, take advantage of promotions, respond to surveys, or subscribe to newsletters or other mailing lists.
  2. Cookies Information: When you visit VACLE Services, we may send one or more cookies (a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters) to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. VACLE may use both session cookies and persistent cookies (persistent cookie remains after you close your browser). Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser instructions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the VACLE Sites may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.
  3. Log File Information: When you use VACLE Services, our servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser language, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser. We may use your IP address to: 1) help diagnose issues encountered by our server, 2) administer our Website, and 3) help identify your shopping cart as it pertains to purchases made by you via our Website.
  4. Clear GIFs Information: When you use VACLE Services we may use clear GIFs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened by recipients.

VACLE Uses Information in the Following Way:

  1. If you submit personally identifiable information to us through VACLE Services, then we may use your personal information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of VACLE Services.
  2. We do not use your email address or other personally identifiable information to send commercial or marketing messages without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. We may, however, use your email address without further consent for non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of major VACLE Services changes or for customer service purposes).
  3. We use both your personally identifiable information and certain non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, cookies, IP addresses, browser type, clickstream data, etc.) to improve the quality and design of VACLE Services and to create new features, promotions, functionality, and services by storing, tracking, and analyzing User preferences and trends.
  4. We may use cookies, clear gifs, website analytics, purchase information, and log file information to: (a) remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit VACLE Services; (b) provide custom, personalized content and information; (c) monitor the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns; (d) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, pages viewed, etc.; and (e) track your entries, submissions, and status in promotions, sweepstakes, and/or contests.
  5. From time to time, we may contact Users to invite them to participate in usability surveys. Participation in these surveys is purely voluntary. Typically these surveys are anonymous and no personal information is requested. However, occasionally, we may request your email address for the purpose of sending you a reward for completing the survey. No personally identifiable information submitted will be shared with people who are not our authorized agents. Data collected through the survey is used to compile information about our members and to assist us in making improvements to the VACLE Services.

Disclosure of User Information:

  1. We provide personally identifiable information and non-personally-identifiable information to our affiliated companies or other businesses or persons for the purpose of processing such information on our behalf. We require that these parties agree to process such information in compliance with our Privacy Policy, and we use reasonable efforts to limit their use of such information and to use other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.
  2. We do not share your personally identifiable information (such as name, firm name, city, and states) with other third-party companies for their commercial or marketing use, except we may share that information with faculty and certain sponsors for seminars at which you are a registrant.
  3. We may share non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) with our third-party contractors to assist us in understanding the usage patterns for certain content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on VACLE Services.
  4. We may release personally identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws (such as U.S. Copyright Law) or respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant.
  5. VACLE also reserves the right to disclose personally identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information that VACLE believes, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to enforce terms of use of our products, take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend itself against any third-party claims or allegations, to assist government enforcement agencies, to protect the security or integrity of our web site, and to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of VACLE, our Users or others.

User Options:

You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information through VACLE Services, in which case VACLE may not be able to provide certain services to you. You may update or correct your personal profile information and preferences at any time by visiting your account profile page. To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you profile access or making corrections. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information at all times.

Please contact VACLE with any questions or comments about this Privacy Notice, your personal information, your consent, or your opt-in or opt-out choices by emailing us at vacle@vacle.org.

Linking Agreements with Other Sites Including Third-party Advertisers:

VACLE does not allows other companies, called third-party ad servers or ad networks, to serve HTML-based advertisements within VACLE Services.

VACLE’s Commitment to Security of Data:

VACLE uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to VACLE and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission of information, VACLE makes commercially reasonable efforts to secure our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.

If VACLE learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. VACLE may post a notice on VACLE Services if a security breach occurs. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive a free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice) you should notify us by emailing vacle@vacle.org.

International Users:

If you are a User accessing VACLE Services from the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure, that differ from United States laws, please be advised that through your continued use of VACLE Services, which are governed by U.S. law, this Privacy Notice, and the terms of use of our products, you are transferring your personal information to the United States and you consent to that transfer.

In the Event of Sale, Merger, Acquisition, or Bankruptcy:

In the event that VACLE is acquired by or merged with a third party entity, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information we have collected from our Users as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In the unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors’ rights generally, we may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used.

Alterations and Updates to this Privacy Notice:

This Privacy Notice may be revised periodically and this will be reflected by the “effective date” below. Please revisit this page to stay aware of any changes. In general, we only use your personal information in the manner described in the Privacy Notice in effect when we received the personal information you provided. Your continued use of VACLE Services constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Notice and any future revisions.

For revisions to this Privacy Notice that may be materially less restrictive on our use or disclosure of the personal information you have already provided to us, we will attempt to obtain your consent before implementing such revisions with respect to such information.

Date Last Modified:

This Privacy Notice was last modified June 11, 2018.

Contact Information:

Please contact VACLE with any questions or comments about this Privacy Notice by emailing us at vacle@vacle.org.