Privacy Policy

Updated: January 30, 2013

The VisionLink Advisory Group, Inc. ("VisionLink") respects the privacy of our site visitors. On this page, we address what information we collect from you and how we use that information. If you have additional questions that are not answered here, click here to contact us. By accessing or using the VisionLink site, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and accept this privacy policy and its terms.

Information we collect

To better serve site visitors, VisionLink collects two basic types of information:

  • Personally identifiable information:

This is information that personally identifies one individual from another (for example, names, e-mail addresses and other contact information). This information is voluntarily provided to us by our site visitors and is used by us for the purpose of fulfilling requests or inquiries or processing event registrations.

  • Aggregate user and tracking information:

This information gives us insights on how our site visitors use our site. This data is anonymous and does not contain any personally identifiable information. We use this information to ensure that our website, e-mails and marketing efforts continue to appeal to our site visitors.

Information you voluntarily provide to VisionLink

VisionLink only collects personally identifiable information that you voluntarily provide when you sign up to attend a seminar or receive communications from us or when you send us an e-mail. Examples of such personally identifiable information that you provide to us may include, among other information, your name, physical address, email address, phone number, credit card number, credit card security number, and website user name.

VisionLink only requires personally identifiable information from you when it is needed to complete your request for information, complete an online transaction (e.g., online registration for an event), or when you voluntarily decide to register to receive communications from us.

Other information VisionLink collects

When you visit the VisionLink website, we may automatically collect some information about your visit using cookies, log analysis software or other aggregate tracking technologies.

If you wish, you may set your browser to refuse cookies. However, by refusing to accept a cookie, you may not be able to access some pages or use some of the functions of our site. Some VisionLink cookie files remain on your computer's hard drive unless and until you manually delete the file. VisionLink cookie files do not contain personally identifiable information or track an individual users' movement through our site.

How VisionLink uses the information we collect

VisionLink will not sell, exchange or otherwise distribute your personally identifiable information without your consent, except to the extent required by law, in accordance with your instructions, or as identified in this privacy policy.

Personally identifiable information

VisionLink may use your information, including personally identifiable information, for business purposes including, without limitation, the following:

  • To improve the quality of your VisionLink site visit.
  • To complete your event registration.
  • To bill your credit card when you register for an event.
  • To credit your credit card in the event that we issue you a refund.
  • To send registration confirmations.
  • To send marketing communications and informational newsletters that you have requested, opted-in to or otherwise agreed to receive.
  • To send surveys to you.
  • To update your user account with any information we receive from you or from third-party sources about you.

Also, VisionLink may use your information, including personally identifiable information, as follows:

  • We sometimes contract with other companies and individuals to perform functions or services on our behalf, such as hosting the VisionLink site, sending email messages and informational newsletters and administering surveys. They may have access to personal information, such as email addresses, needed to perform their functions, but are restricted from using it for purposes other than providing services for VisionLink.
  • In the event VisionLink, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that VisionLink goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, website user information, including personally identifiable information, would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquiror of VisionLink or any of its assets may continue to use your personally identifiable information as set forth in this policy.
  • VisionLink may preserve and has the right to disclose any information about you or your use of our site without your prior permission if VisionLink has a good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) protect and defend the rights, property or safety of VisionLink or its partners, employees, affiliates, other users of the site, or the public; (b) enforce the Terms of Use for the site; or (c) respond to claims that any content violates the rights of third parties or is otherwise unlawful. We may also disclose information as we deem necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request.
  • We may share any information you submit to us when we have your consent to do so, or when we need to share it in order to provide the information or service you requested.

Non-personally identifiable information

VisionLink may use any non-personally identifiable information it collects during your site visit or during your interaction with our e-mails for other purposes including without limitation, the following:

  • To better monitor in aggregate the effectiveness of our online and offline advertising and marketing campaigns.
  • To better monitor in aggregate how visitors are using our site.
  • To ensure that our website and e-mails continue to provide relevant content that is interesting and useful to our visitors.
  • To uncover and diagnose problems with our site and servers.
  • For day-to-day system administration needs.

What you will receive from VisionLink

We only want to send you communications and information that you expect to receive or that you have requested. All of our e-mail contains clear information on how to unsubscribe, and we honor all requests as quickly as possible. Below are examples of communications you may receive from us:

Registration confirmation e-mail messages

When you register for an event via the VisionLink site, you will receive an e-mail confirming your registration.

Marketing or promotional e-mails

If you sign up for one of our marketing or newsletter e-mails, we will send you the marketing e-mail and/or newsletters that you have requested. We only send these e-mails to site visitors who sign up for one of our mailing lists or who agree to future contact regarding communications from VisionLink. These mailings contain clear information on how to unsubscribe.

If you are receiving communications from us and wish to unsubscribe, either follow the unsubscribe instructions in the communication or follow the opt-out instructions below to inform us that you do not want to receive e-mail from VisionLink.

Postal mail

VisionLink may also send you communications via postal mail. If you are receiving postal mail communications from us and wish to unsubscribe, either follow the unsubscribe instructions in the communication or follow the opt-out instructions below to inform us that you do not want to receive e-mail from VisionLink.

Answering your inquiries

If you send or phone in a question or offer a suggestion, we may use your e-mail address, telephone number or postal address to respond to you.

How VisionLink protects your information

VisionLink understands that the safety of your personal information is extremely important to you. Accordingly, VisionLink uses both electronic and other measures to keep your information protected from unauthorized access. Due to the nature of the Internet and related technology, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information and VisionLink expressly disclaims any such obligation.

About this policy

The VisionLink privacy policy was posted on the date set forth above. VisionLink reserves the right to change, alter or modify this policy for any reason at any time without notice to you. When we do so, changes in our privacy policy will be posted on our site and will be effective immediately. If you are a regular visitor to this site, we recommend that you check this privacy policy on a regular basis.

Policies for Users of the Site Under Age 18

The site is not intended for use by individuals under 18 years of age. Users under the age of 18 should get the permission of a parent or guardian to use the VisionLink site. VisionLink does not knowingly collect or maintain personal information from children under the age of 18 at our site, except for the limited circumstances described below. In the event a child under the age of 18 submits a question to us at our site and identifies his or her age, we may use the child's email address for the sole purpose of responding to the child's question on a one-time-only basis. However, we will not use the child's email address for further contact and we will remove the address from our records after we have initially responded.

External links

The VisionLink site may include links to other websites whose privacy policies we do not control. Once you leave our site, use of any information you provide is governed by the privacy policy of the operator of the site you are visiting.

Accessing and updating your information; Opting out

Visitors who would like to correct, update or delete any personally identifiable information may contact us with a request to do so at info@vladvisors.com. Similarly, VisionLink site users or members who wish to subscribe or unsubscribe to our marketing and informational communications can do so by using the subscribe/unsubscribe options or sending an email to info@vladvisors.com.

We may take a reasonable period of time to respond to any request to update or modify any information, or to opt out of or unsubscribe from any communications. If you request the deletion or modification of your personal information maintained by us, such information may be retained for a period of time in our backup systems as a precaution against system failures. Some information may be retained for longer periods as required by law, contract or auditing requirements.

If you have questions

If you ever have any questions about this privacy policy, please contact us. We respect your rights and privacy, and will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you might have.

The VisionLink Advisory Group, Inc. 7700 Irvine Center Drive, Suite 930 Irvine, CA 92618 Attention: Marketing and Business Development (949) 852-2288 info@vladvisors.com