Privacy Policy

This privacy policy describes Verve® Living Systems’ current policies and practices with regard to personal data collected by Verve® Living Systems when consumers visit our Verve® Living Systems website or contact us by mail, phone, or email (hereinafter referred to collectively as “Verve® Living Systems website”). This privacy policy is independent from Verve® Living Systems’ offline personal data collection practices. The term “personal data” refers to personally identifiable information about you, such as your name, birth date, email address or mailing address, and any other information that is identified with you personally.

Notification of Changes to This Policy
Verve® Living Systems is continually improving and adding new functionality and features to its websites and improving and adding to our existing products, services, and programs. Because of these ongoing changes, changes in the law, and the changing nature of technology, Verve® Living Systems’ data practices will change from time to time. If and when our data practices change, Verve® Living Systems will post the changes on our websites to notify you of the changes. We encourage you to check this page frequently. This policy was last updated on June 25, 2008.

Personal Data Collected Through This Website
Other than cookies, as described below, the only personal data Verve® Living Systems currently collects through its websites is the information you voluntarily give us when you use our sites. For example, you may use this site to contact Verve® Living Systems with questions and comments. When you fill out a form on our websites, you may provide your name and other contact information, including your company’s name, your email address, and your mailing address or the mailing address of your company or other personal information. If you do not wish to fill out all of the information on the form, you are not required to do so. Most of our registration forms require only your name and email address. When you submit information to us through the Verve® Living Systems websites, you will receive a confirmation email if you enter a valid email address. When you use our websites to search for information on products or services, you are not providing us with any personal information. We offer any search features as a service to you. Verve® Living Systems does not collect or retain any identifying information about you when you use the search features.

Use of Personal Data Collected Through This Website
Verve® Living Systems uses the personal data information you provide to answer your question or resolve your problem. Verve® Living Systems and our affiliates also use this information to help us improve the content and functionality of our websites, to better understand our customers and markets, and to improve our products and services. If you so choose, Verve® Living Systems and our affiliates may use this information to contact you in the future to tell you about products or services we believe will be of interest to you. If we do so, each communication we send you will contain instructions permitting you to “opt out” of receiving future communications. Similarly, we may provide “subscription” email services, either directly or through affiliates, which enable you to receive current news about Verve® Living Systems’ products or services. For all such services, we will provide an opportunity to “opt out” of, or cancel, the subscription.

Anonymous Data Collected Through This Website
In addition to the information you provide when you use our websites, Verve® Living Systems uses technology to collect anonymous information about the use of our websites. For example, we use technology to track how many visitors access our websites, the date and time of their visit, the length of their stay, and which pages they view. We also use technology to determine which web browsers our visitors use and the address from which they accessed our sites (for example, if they connected to a Verve® Living Systems website by clicking on one of our banner ads). This technology does not identify you personally. It simply enables us to compile statistics about our visitors and their use of our sites. Verve® Living Systems and our affiliates use this anonymous data and share it with third parties to improve the content and functionality of our websites, to better understand our customers and markets, and to improve our products and services.

Cookies
A cookie is a small piece of information that is sent to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies do not damage your computer and they cannot be used to discover the identity of a user. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. This enables you to decide if you want to accept it or not and whether you are required to accept the cookie to view certain content. Verve® Living Systems may use cookies to “persist” a user session ‚ that is, to maintain connection with a user as he or she moves through an application or series of web pages. The purpose of cookies in this context is to remember user inputs. For example, a “shopping cart” application records purchases up until the user reaches checkout. Personalization features also use cookies to identify groups of users and deliver appropriate content and services.

Disclosure of Your Personal Data
Verve® Living Systems may share some or all of the personal data collected through this website with our affiliates, who use this data in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Both Verve® Living Systems and our affiliates may share personal data collected through its websites with third-party vendors who act for or on behalf of Verve® Living Systems or our affiliates (for example, companies that provide support services to us, including data processing services, or that help us market our products and services). These companies may need information about you in order to perform their functions. These companies are not authorized to use the information we share with them for any other purpose. In addition, there may be some other, limited circumstances in which Verve® Living Systems or our affiliates may share or transfer the personal data in our databases, for example, to comply with a legal requirement, for the administration of justice, to protect your vital interests, or in the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution, or similar event. While no method of data transmission is guaranteed against unlawful third-party interception or other misuse, Verve® Living Systems uses commercially reasonable efforts to ensure protection of your data including industry-standard encryption and offline security methods in our physical facilities.

Children
Verve® Living Systems does not knowingly collect personal data from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under thirteen, please do not give us any personal data. If you have reason to believe that a child has provided personal data to Verve® Living Systems, please contact us, and we will try to delete that information from our databases.

Link to Other Sites
This privacy policy applies only to Verve® Living Systems’ websites. Verve® Living Systems and our affiliates operate other websites for different purposes and in different countries where different laws may apply. If you visit a Verve® Living Systems website, please take a moment to review the privacy policy posted on that site to learn what personal data may be collected through that site and how it is processed. Verve® Living Systems’ websites contain hyperlinks to websites that are not operated by Verve® Living Systems or one of our affiliates. These hyperlinks are provided for your reference and convenience only and do not imply any endorsement of the activities of these third-party websites or any association with their operators. Verve® Living Systems does not control these websites and is not responsible for their data practices. We urge you to review the privacy policy posted on any site you visit before using the site or providing any personal data about yourself.

Governing Law
This privacy policy forms part of our website terms and conditions and as such shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of North Carolina.

Questions About Our Privacy Policy
If you have any questions about this privacy policy or concerns about the way Verve® Living Systems processes your personal data, please contact us.

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