Revised November 2016
What information does the Site capture about Users?
What identifiable information does the Site collect from me?
The Site collects information in several ways. Business and personal information is gathered when you register for our various Services. During registration, VendorLink asks for information such as your name, company, business profile, business address, personal mailing address, mobile phone, business phone, manager’s name, email addresses, title and credit card information. In addition to registration we may ask you for business information at other times, including (but not limited to) when you edit information on your profile, change your profile or Service options, or sign up for a Service; when you make a purchase using the Site; and when you report a problem with our services. If you contact the Company we may keep a record of that correspondence. The Company also occasionally asks users to complete surveys that we use for research purposes.
We review our data collection, storage and processing practices to ensure that we only collect, store and process the business information needed to provide or improve our Services. We take reasonable steps to ensure that the business information we process is accurate, complete and current, but we depend on you to update or correct your business information whenever necessary.
How does the Company use the information?
Please be aware that our Services involve collecting your business and personal information that we provide to our members in many different ways. We also use the information collected through the website to improve the website and our Services. This information is also used to send you email notifications about updates to the website, account notices, system updates, and system notifications. Proprietary and confidential information provided by you will not be shared with any third party. For additional information, see “With whom does the Company share my information?” below.
What are cookies and how does VendorLink use them?
With whom does the Company share my information?
What is the Company's policy on allowing me to update or correct my business or personal information?
You may edit your profile at any time by logging into the Service using your Site Login. After successful login, you are able to update or correct your business or personal information with exception of email address which the Service uses to uniquely identify you and your company.
How does the Company protect my personal and financial-related information?
Keeping your personal and financial information private is extraordinarily important to us. We comply with all applicable financial and information privacy and security laws. Information is encrypted utilizing 256-bit SSL security. Additionally, the Service utilizes strong authentication and authorization controls.
What security provision are in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of my information?
Your personal and business account is password protected. You may edit your profile by logging into the Service using your Site Login. We recommend that you do not divulge your Site Login to anyone. The Company will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited email. Also remember to sign out of your account and close your browser window when you have finished your work. This is to ensure that others cannot access your personal or business information and correspondence if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place like a library, hotel lobby, coffee shop or internet cafe. The Company and Site has users all over the world. When you give the Company your personal and/or business information, that information may be sent electronically to servers outside of the country where you originally entered the information, such as the United States or other countries. In addition, that information may be used, stored and processed outside of the country where you entered that information. Whenever the Company handles personal and/or business information as described above, regardless of where this occurs, the Company takes steps to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with the relevant Terms and Conditions and this Policy. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your information, the Company cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our registration forms, and online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. We will disclose any breach of security of the system to the party with whom VendorLink has a contract following discovery or notification of the breach in the security of the data. Any disclosures will be made in the most expedient time possible and without unreasonable delay, consistent with the legitimate needs of law enforcement. Notification may be delayed if a law enforcement agency determines that the notification will impede a criminal investigation. The notification will be made after the law enforcement agency determines that it will not compromise the investigation. Notice will be provided by written notice.
What happens to my information after the Service(s) is no longer used?
We will take all reasonable steps to destroy or arrange for the destruction of a User’s record within its custody or control containing personal information which is no longer to be retained by the business by (1) shredding, (2) erasing, or (3) otherwise modifying the personal information in those records to make it unreadable or undecipherable through any means. If the destruction of information may conflict with existing records retention or contractual inspection and audit obligations, we shall inactivate your profile rendering your information inaccessible to users of the Service; provided that the information will be retained solely for the purpose of complying with such obligations.
How do you enforce your Policy?
How will I know if this policy changes or is updated?
Please note that this Policy may change from time to time to comply with applicable changes in state law, as necessary. The Company reserves the right, in its sole discretion and with reasonable notice posted on the Site and/or sent to your email address provided in the Service, to revise, update, or otherwise modify this Policy. Your continued use of the Service will constitute your acceptance of, and agreement to, such changes. Each version of this Policy will be identified at the top of the page by its effective date (month and year).