VBSR is committed to your right to privacy and to the ethical use of information online and otherwise. We adhere strictly to the following privacy practices.
No release of personally identifiable information to third parties
We do not rent, sell, give, exchange, or otherwise share personally identifiable information with other individuals or organizations EXCEPT other VBSR Members, via our Member Directory. This information is limited to business contact information (primary contact name, phone, fax, address, email, etc.) and will never include credit card or other sensitive information. You can remove your contact information from the database and/or opt out of receiving emails or mailings from VBSR or VBSR members at any time by contacting us or calling (802) 862-8347. For internal use, we also collect information such as which events you attend, which committees you serve on, etc.
If you registered with the VBSR website as a normal user, and you are not the primary contact for VBSR and VBSR Members, we will never rent, sell, give, exchange, or otherwise share personally identifiable information with other individuals or organizations, INCLUDING VBSR members.
Personally identifiable information is collected only on a voluntary basis
Personally identifiable information such as your name, postal address, telephone number, or credit card number are collected only if you choose to give us this information on a voluntary basis by registering as the primary contact for VBSR.
We do collect “aggregate data,” that is, group data with no personal identifiers
We use this aggregate data to help us understand how the site is being used and to improve its usability, and to enhance the quality and availability of services we offer. We may also, with your explicit permission, use aggregate data from online surveys you choose to fill out for research and publication purposes. Once again, this is aggregate data only; individuals or firms are not identified in any such research or publication.
How we use the information
Personally identifiable information you choose to give us will only be used to process membership, process billing, and process orders for membership or event registration you choose to purchase on our site.
The VBSR site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy policies of other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each site they visit. VBSR’s privacy statement applies only to information collected by our website.
We provide information security
We use a security certificate (SSL) through Thawte to protect secure financial transactions, including new membership, membership renewals, and event registrations.
For any questions about this privacy statement, or to understand which data we have on file, please contact us.