This Policy explains the privacy practices of Vakast Inc. and its family of related companies
(collectively, " Vakast ") and applies to your use of Vakast 's online products and services
including various e-mail newsletters published by Vakast, the Websites that link to this
policy, and any related information services (collectively, the "Online Services").
This Policy covers how Vakast treats personal information and non-personal information we or third-parties may collect and receive related to your use of our Online Services.
When we refer to "personal information," what we mean is any information about you that is personally identifiable like your name, address, e-mail address, or phone number, and any other information that is not otherwise publicly available. When we refer to "non-personal information," what we mean is any information that is not personal information.
Please understand that this Policy does not apply to the practices of people or companies that Vakast does not own, control, employ, or manage.
Minors - You must be at least 18 years old to register or subscribe for Vakast 's Online Services because Vakast is available only to individuals who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. If you are under the age of 18, you can use Vakast only in conjunction with, and under the supervision of, your parents or guardians.
Vakast may collect personal information about you when you visit and use our Websites, when
you register or subscribe for and sign in to our Online Services, when you visit the Websites
of some Vakast partners, and when you enter promotions or sweepstakes sponsored by or in
connection with Vakast.
Vakast may combine the information that we collect about you with information that we obtain from business partners or other sources.
When you register or subscribe to our Online Services, we may ask you to provide information such as your name, mailing address (including country of residence), e-mail address, telephone number, Instant Messaging address, birth year, gender, preferred airport, occupation, and other personal interests. In addition, when you register or subscribe to our Online Services, we collect and store your IP address. Note that you are not anonymous to us when you sign in to our Online Services.
Vakast may collect information about your transactions with us and our business partners through our Online Services.
Furthermore, when you use our Online Services, we receive and record information from your computer and browser, including your IP address, Vakast cookie information, the type of software and hardware you are using and the Web page(s) you visit.
Vakast does not rent or sell personal information about you to third parties. We reserve the
right for third parties to collect non-personal information. We also reserve the right to
share the personal information we collect about you through our Online Services with third
parties when we have your permission or under the circumstances described below.Vakast may
use the data we collect about you for the following purposes:
To provide you with the products or services you have requested from us or through our Online Services;
To provide personal information, when required by law, in connection with security-related or
law enforcement investigations, to comply with legal requirements, orders, or proceedings, to
perform credit checks, report or collect debts owed, or to protect the rights or property of
Vakast, our employees, our subscribers, and our Online Services;
To investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of Vakast 's Terms of Service, or as otherwise required by law;
To customize the content and provide targeted advertising for our Online Services and to improve our Online Services;
To contact you with offers by Vakast and/or third parties that we think may be of interest to you;
To conduct research and provide anonymous reporting for internal and external clients;
We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our servers and to administer our Websites and to estimate the total number of Internet users who visit our Websites from certain countries or regions of the world;
We may provide data to trusted partners who work on our behalf to communicate with you about offers from Vakast and our marketing partners. Note, these companies do not have any right to use or share the data for any other purposes;
When you enter a promotion sponsored or offered in connection with Vakast, we may contact you and share your personal information with third parties so that we may administer the promotion, for prize fulfillment, and as otherwise specified in the official rules for the promotion.
In order to provide our users a seamless experience, some pages on our Websites may be hosted by unrelated third parties. For example, much of our Investor Relations section is powered by Shareholder.com. When you sign up for investor-related e-mail alerts, you are actually entering your information directly with Shareholder.com so that they can provide the requested service for you on our behalf. Service Providers are prohibited from using your personal information for any other purpose other than for fulfilling the service(s) you request.
personalize our Online Services to your preferences and to provide an automatic log-in
Vakast may use Web beacons to access Vakast cookies in connection with our Online Services. A Web beacon is an electronic file stored in a Web page that allows us to count visitors to our Websites and to recognize users by accessing Vakast cookies which help us personalize your experience when you use our Online Services.
Vakast also uses Web beacons to conduct research on behalf of our partners and for auditing purposes. No personally identifiable information about you is shared with partners from this research.
Vakast takes reasonable security measures to protect your user information under our company's control against loss, misuse, or alteration.
Please note that the information Vakast collects about you may be stored on servers outside your home country - currently on servers in the United States of America. If you are visiting our Websites from a country other than the United States or your home country, please note that the United States or other countries where we may be hosting servers may not have the same data protection laws as your country or jurisdiction. By providing your personal information to Vakast, you are consenting to: (i) the use of your personal information for the uses described in this policy; and (ii) the transfer of your personal information to a country outside your home country - currently the United States.
Vakast may update this Policy from time to time. We will post any update(s) to this Policy on
our Websites. All update(s) will be effective immediately on posting.
If we make any material changes in the way we treat personal information, we will notify you by sending a notice to the primary e-mail address in your Vakast account or by placing a prominent notice on our site.