Information we collect and potential uses
Every computer connected to the Internet is provided with a domain name (e.g. aol.com) and an IP address (e.g. 188.8.131.52). When a visitor requests a page from the Valley Guard Online website, the web server automatically identifies and logs the request that is made to the server. This information reveals nothing personal about you. Some of the information that may be gathered and logged includes:
- Your IP address
- The IP address of a referring website, if any
- The web page that you may have linked to us from, if any
- The make and version of your browser (e.g. Internet Explorer 10.0)
- The operating system your computer may be running (e.g. Windows or Macintosh)
- Search terms you may have used to find our website
There is nothing special about this information, and the collection of this data is the standardized practice of nearly all web servers on the internet.
We use this information to ensure that your computer is properly equipped to experience the Valley Guard Online website. We also analyze this information for visitation patterns, referring URLs, and search terms to find ways we can improve the experience of our website and to attract more visitors.
Cookies and web beacons
Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you choose not to accept cookies, your experience at our website and other websites may be diminished and some features may not work as intended.
When you send email or other communication to Valley Guard Online, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests, and improve our services.
Generally, the information supplied to Valley Guard Online will only be used in the context for which it was provided. However, Valley Guard Online may share personal information with other companies or individuals outside of Valley Guard Online in the following limited circumstances:
We have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to:
- Satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request,
- Detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or
- Protect against imminent harm to the rights, property or safety of Valley Guard Online, its users or the public as required or permitted by law.
Valley Guard Online uses reasonable precautions to keep the information disclosed to us secure, however, we are not responsible for any breach of security or for any actions of any third parties that receive the information.
Accessing and updating personal information
When you use the Valley Guard Online website and/or Valley Guard Online services, we make good faith efforts to provide you with access to your personal information and either to correct this data if it is inaccurate or to delete such data at your request if it is not otherwise required to be retained by law or for legitimate business purposes. We ask individual users to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed, corrected or removed before processing such requests, and we may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup disks), or for which access is not otherwise required. In any case where we provide information access and correction, we perform this service free of charge, except if doing so would require a disproportionate effort.
Any requests should be sent by email using the Contact link.
Affiliated links and advertisements
In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), Valley Guard Online is not structured to attract children. Accordingly, we do not intend to collect personally identifiable information from anyone we know to be under 13 years of age.
Changes to this policy