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Privacy Policy

 

Vanto Group has adopted the following Privacy Policy, which is applicable to all personally identifiable information that you provide to Vanto Group through vantogroup.com as well as other Vanto Group websites and microsites (collectively the “Site”) and the information that we collect through your use of the Site.

References to “Vanto Group”, “we”, “us” or “our” are references to: Vanto Group, Inc. of 353 Sacramento Street, Suite 200, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA.

Please also review the vantogroup.com Terms of Use (the “Terms of Use”), which incorporate this Privacy Policy and govern your use of the Site.

Vanto Group may change this Privacy Policy periodically. Review our Privacy Policy available at http://www.vantogroup.com/privacy-policy regularly to be sure you are fully current with our practices and procedures in this area. If we make a material change that will affect the way that we use personally identifiable information that we already have collected about you, we will endeavor to notify you by posting a notice on our Site and sending an email to our registered users. We will post the last date of any change to this Privacy Policy at the bottom of this page. Your continued use of the Site will be subject to the then-current Privacy Policy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the Site:


OVERVIEW

As part of the normal operation of the Site, we collect and, in some cases, may disclose personally identifiable information about you. This Privacy Policy describes the information, including personally identifiable information, that we collect about you and what may happen to that information.

EU-US PRIVACY SHIELD NOTICE FOR USERS IN THE EUROPEAN UNION

Vanto Group Inc. complies with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the US Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries. Vanto Group Inc. has certified that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles of Notice, Choice, Accountability for Onward Transfer, Security, Data Integrity and Purpose Limitation, Access, and Recourse, Enforcement and Liability. If there is any conflict between the policies in this privacy policy and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/.

In compliance with the EU-US Privacy Shield Principles, Vanto Group Inc. commits to resolve complaints about your privacy and our collection or use of your personal information. European Union individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding this privacy policy should first contact Vanto Group at: info@vantogroup.com. The Privacy Officer identified in the section titled “Questions and Updates” is also our point of contact for Privacy Shield inquiries and complaints.

Vanto Group Inc. has further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the EU-US Privacy Shield Principles to BBB EU PRIVACY SHIELD, a non-profit alternative dispute resolution provider located in the United States and operated by the Council of Better Business Bureaus. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint, or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed, please visit www.bbb.org/EU-privacy-shield/for-eu-consumers/ for more information and to file a complaint.

Note: If your dispute or complaint can’t be resolved by Vanto Group Inc., EU Data Protection Authorities or through the Council for Better Business Bureaus, there is the possibility under certain limited conditions, for you to invoke “last resort” binding arbitration before a Privacy Shield Panel.

Vanto Group Inc. is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

This privacy notice also applies to your communication with us by phone, fax, email, and mail.

Choice. You may opt-out of receiving promotional emails. Click here for further information.

We will not use your Personally Identifiable Information for a purpose that is materially different than that for which it was collected or you subsequently authorized.

We will not sell or disclose your Personally Identifiable Information to a third party other than our agent doing work under our instructions.

ACCOUNTABILITY FOR ONWARD TRANSFER

We will not transfer personally identifiable information originating in the EU to our agent unless the agent has entered into an agreement with us requiring the agent to protect your personally identifiable information in accordance with the Principles of the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework. If we ever were to engage in any onward transfers of your data with third parties other than our agents, we would provide you with an opt-out choice to limit the use and disclosure of your personal data. We will only transfer data for limited and specified purposes. In cases of onward transfer to third parties of data of EU individuals received pursuant to the EU-US Privacy Shield, we remain potentially liable.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT

We may collect your name, address, email address, telephone number, and other personally identifiable information you submit. Such personally identifiable information will not be posted in areas of the Site viewable by the public or Authorized Users of the Site. As discussed below, certain portions of our Site permit user generated content. If you post content to those portions of the Site, the information that you post will be available to other users.

We also collect information from you if you contact us for any purpose. The scope of the information that we collect will be based on your particular inquiry.

In addition, we automatically track certain information based upon your behavior on the Site using “cookies” and other devices (described below).

OUR USE OF YOUR INFORMATION

Our primary goal in collecting your information, including your personally identifiable information, is to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience. This allows us to provide services and features that are most likely to meet your needs, and to customize the Site and our services to make your experience easier. We use personally identifiable information in the files we maintain about you, and the other personally identifiable information we obtain from your current and past activities on the Site to provide you with services; resolve disputes; troubleshoot problems; enforce the Terms of Use; identify multiple usernames, ID numbers, or aliases; analyze usage of the Site; improve our content and product offerings; customize content, layout, and offerings on the Site; to respond to your inquiries, and for other customer services purposes. We also may use your information for legal purposes, to protect our rights and interests, our Site, and other users of our Site and services. As discussed below, we also may use your personally identifiable information for marketing purposes.

MARKETING

We will use your personally identifiable information for marketing purposes. Among other purposes, we may send you communications via email, including promotional communications about products and services that we believe would be of interest to you.

You may opt-out of the receipt of marketing promotional communications from us by following the link contained in the promotional email. Please note that it may take up to 10 days to process your request.

If you opt out of receiving marketing communications from us, we will continue to send administrative notices and communications relevant to your use of the Site to you via email.

OUR DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION

We do not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to third parties for their own marketing purposes. We may disclose the information that we collect about you, including your personally identifiable information, as follows:

Service Providers. We may share your personally identifiable information with third party service providers that provide services on our behalf. To the extent that these entities have access to your personally identifiable information, we will take reasonable steps to ensure that they treat it at least as protectively as they treat personally identifiable information they obtain from their own customers, users or members, and in accordance with applicable law.

Affiliates. We also may share your personally identifiable information with our affiliates to assist us in providing services to you, and, where applicable, to notify you about products and services that may be relevant to you.

In Response to Legal Process/To Protect Ourselves and Others. We may be required to disclose your personally identifiable information to the government, public authorities, law enforcement agencies, or third parties to comply with the law, a judicial proceeding, court order, or other legal process, such as in response to a court order or a subpoena, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements. We also may disclose your personally identifiable information where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person, violations of our Terms of Use or this Policy, or as evidence in litigation in which we are involved.

Business Transfers. If Vanto Group, its subsidiaries, affiliates, joint ventures or any combination of such, is acquired by or merged with another company, if substantially all of our assets are transferred to another company, or as part of a bankruptcy proceeding, we may transfer the information that we have collected about you, including your personally identifiable information, to the other company.

Aggregate Data. We may aggregate (gather data across all Authorized Users) personally identifiable information and disclose such information in a non-personally identifiable manner to advertisers and other third parties for other marketing and promotional purposes.

Credit Card Information. We do not store credit card details nor do we share your credit card information with third parties for any purpose other than the provision of the requested service.

COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING

We use cookies, web beacons, analytics, and other tracking mechanisms to collect information automatically about visitors to our Site. Specifically, we track the total number of visitors to our Site, the number of visitors to each page of our Site, the URL from which you came to the Site, the URL to which you transfer after using this Site, the browser type and IP addresses. We may analyze this data for trends and statistics in the aggregate, but such information will be maintained, used, and disclosed in aggregate form only and it will not contain personally identifiable information. We may use such aggregate information to analyze trends, administer the Site, track users’ movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

Cookies. “Cookies” are small files placed on your hard drive that assist us in providing customized services through the Site. We also offer certain features that are only available through the use of a cookie. Cookies can also help us provide information that is targeted to your interests and to personalize your user experience. There are two primary types of cookies: Session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are automatically deleted from your hard drive at the end of a session. We use session cookies to allow our systems to uniquely identify you during a session or while you are logged into the Site. Persistent cookies remain on your computer after you have closed your browser or turned off your computer. We use persistent cookies to track aggregate and statistical information about user activity.

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. You may wish to visit www.allaboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information about how to do this on a variety of browsers and about cookies generally.

However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our Site.

Web Beacons, Pixel Tags and Other Technologies. We use web beacons, such as clear GIFs, web bugs or pixel tags, which are tiny graphics with a unique identifier similar in function to cookies. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on your computer’s hard drive, clear GIFs are embedded invisibly on web pages. We may use clear GIFs in connection with our Site to, among other things, track the activities of Site visitors, help us manage content, and compile statistics about Site usage. We and our third party service providers also use clear GIFs in HTML e-mails to our customers to help us track e-mail response rates, measure the success of our marketing campaigns, identify when our e-mails are viewed, and track whether our e-mails are forwarded.

Site Analytics. We work with third party service providers who use the technologies described in this section and other tracking means to conduct analytics to help us track and understand how visitors use our Site. For example, we use a variety of third party web analytics, including Google Analytics, to help us improve our Site’s performance and user experiences.

YOUR USE OF USER INFORMATION

Certain features of our Site enable you to have access to other users of our Site. For example, you may interact with other users through seminars and various forums. You are prohibited from disclosing personally identifiable information about another user, including Authorized Users, that you learn through these or other portions of our Site or otherwise, to any third party without our consent and the informed consent of such other user. Our users do not tolerate spam. Therefore, without limiting the foregoing, you are not licensed to add any user to your mail list (email or physical mail) without their express written informed consent.

ACCESSING AND CHANGING YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION

We acknowledge that EU individuals have the right to access the personal information that we maintain about them. If you are located in Canada or the EU and you require any information about your personal information under our custody and control, how such information is being used or disclosed by us, or if you require corrections, deletions or alterations to your personal information, you may submit your questions and requests in writing to our Privacy Officer:

The Office of the Privacy Officer
Vanto Group Inc.
353 Sacramento Street
Suite 200
San Francisco, CA
94111, USA
Email: info@vantogroup.com
Fax: 1-415-616-2420

RETENTION OF DATA

We will retain in our files and databases personally identifiable information for as long as necessary for our business purposes, such as to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, as required by law, or to enforce the Terms of Use or this Privacy Policy.

STORAGE OF DATA

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored, at a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”), including in the United States. It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us (e.g., to fulfill your order or provide support services). By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to any personally identifiable information that you may provide to third parties, such as through other sites linked to the Site. Please be aware that if you choose to visit such third party sites, you should contact such third parties directly to determine their respective privacy policies because that third party’s privacy policy, and not Vanto Group’s, will govern your activities and any personally identifiable information you disclose while visiting the third party site.

SECURITY

Vanto Group will use reasonable security measures to safeguard the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information, such as “firewalls,” Secure Socket Layers (SSL), and other physical and electronic security measures where appropriate. However, you agree and acknowledge that “perfect security” does not exist on the Internet. Although we will take reasonable steps to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our Site: any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information we will use reasonable procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorized access.

USER GENERATED CONTENT

Certain portions of our Site, such as our blogs and forums, permit user generated content. If you post content to our Site, all of the information that you post will be available to other persons visiting the Site. Your posting becomes public and we cannot prevent such information from being used in a manner that may violate this Policy, the law, or your personal privacy.

QUESTIONS AND UPDATES

If you have any questions or suggestions about our privacy practices, please feel free to contact our Privacy Officer in writing at the address set out above or by email to the Privacy Officer at: info@vantogroup.com.

If you are located in Canada and you are dissatisfied with our handling of your personal information, we invite you to contact our Privacy Officer in writing, setting out the reasons for your concern. If, after our Privacy Officer has reviewed and responded to your concern, you remain dissatisfied, you may wish to contact the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for your local province or state.

 


This Privacy Policy is effective as of: 5/15/2017

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