The policy specifically addresses the following areas:
We hope you read it carefully before using our Services.
INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT
The following information about you may be collected, stored and used when you interact with us through our Services, in order to operate effectively and provide you the best experience with our Service, each as defined and as further described below.
“Personal Information” means the information you provide to us which personally identifies you and/or can be used to contact you, including but not limited to, your name, email address, business address, telephone number, fax number, and other contact information, occupation, company name, name of position within company. When you interact with us, we may ask you to supply us with Personal Information. For example, when you:
When you submit personal information to Vianet , you understand and agree that the information may be transferred across international boundaries and may be stored and processed in any of the countries in which Vianet and its affiliates and subsidiaries maintain offices or web hosting servers. You also acknowledge that in certain countries or with respect to certain activities, the collection, transferring, storage, and processing of your information may be undertaken by trusted Partners of Vianet . Such Partners are bound by contract not to use your personal information for their own purposes or provide it to any third parties.
Automatic Data Collection:
Each time you access our Services, information about your computer hardware and software may also be automatically collected by Vianet and kept for a reasonable period of time. The information includes, but is not restricted to, your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. The information is used solely for performance, usability, site administration, and security.
USE OF YOUR INFORMATION
We are committed to keeping Personal Information no longer than necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was collected, unless allowed or required by law.
INFORMATION SHARING AND DISCLOSURE
Because information about our existing and prospective customers is one of our most important business assets, we seek to protect it and keep it confidential. Vianet shares your personal information with your consent or as necessary to complete any transaction or provide any product you have requested or authorized. Vianet does not rent, sell or share personal information about you with other people or with non-affiliated companies, except to provide products or services you’ve requested, or when we have your permission or under the following circumstances:
RETENTION OF YOUR INFORMATION
We retain your information for no longer than is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which the information was originally collected unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law, for legal, tax or regulatory reasons, or other legitimate and lawful business purposes.
CHOICES AVAILABLE TO YOU
You can always choose whether or not to disclose Personal Information and that choice will not prevent you from using our websites. Please note, however, if you should choose to withhold requested information, we may not be able to provide you with some of the Services dependent upon the collection of the information and you will be given an opportunity to “opt-in” and make your preference choices for any items that are optional and which are not prerequisites for our rendering such services.
Vianet takes a range of measures to help protect personal information of customers and others.
In addition, Vianet has implemented strict operations guidelines to ensure subscriber privacy is safeguarded. Vianet will continue to revise policies and implement additional security features as new technologies become available.
However, no security measure is perfect. This means Vianet cannot guarantee the security of personal information 100%. Ultimately, you are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your identity, passwords and/or any other Personal Information in your possession. We are not responsible for the use and cannot control the use by others of any information which you provide to them, and you should exercise caution in selecting the Personal Information you submit to third parties. Similarly, we are not responsible for the content of Personal Information or other information you receive from other users through the Services. We cannot guarantee and we assume no responsibility for verifying the accuracy of the personal information or other information provided by third parties.
We do not knowingly collect, maintain, or use Personal Information from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not submit any Personal Information through our Services. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 13 has provided Personal Information to Vianet through our Services, please contact us, and we will endeavor to delete that information from our databases.
RISKS AND DISCLAIMERS