Your privacy is critically important to us. At Vanguard International Ltd. we have a few fundamental principles:
We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products/services, or protect our rights. We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
Like most website operators, Vanguard International Ltd. collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Vanguard International Ltd.’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use our website. From time to time, Vanguard International Ltd. may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Vanguard International Ltd. also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on VanguardInternational.com. Vanguard International Ltd. only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Vanguard International Ltd.’s website choose to interact with Vanguard International Ltd. in ways that require Vanguard International Ltd. to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Vanguard International Ltd. gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a newsletter at Vanguard International Ltd. to provide a name and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Vanguard International Ltd. are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Vanguard International Ltd. collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with VanguardInternational.com. Vanguard International Ltd. does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Vanguard International Ltd. may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Vanguard International Ltd. may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Vanguard International Ltd. does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Vanguard International Ltd. discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Vanguard International Ltd.’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Vanguard International Ltd. will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Vanguard International Ltd. discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Vanguard International Ltd. believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of VanguardInternational.com, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Vanguard International Ltd. website and have supplied your email address, Vanguard International Ltd. may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Vanguard International Ltd. and our products/services. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Vanguard International Ltd. takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Vanguard International Ltd., or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Vanguard International Ltd. goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Vanguard International Ltd. may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.