Privacy Statement

Updated: 29 June 2011

Thank you for visiting our website. This statement provides information about our online information practices and the choices you can make regarding the collection and use of information we collect from you through our web site and other electronic services.

Information Collection

To fulfill your requests for information, services and products, we may collect certain personally identifiable information, including but not limited to name, address, telephone number, and email address. We may also collect your credit card information and billing address when you provide such information voluntarily to us. We do not collect personally identifying information unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary.

We may collect non-personally identifiable information when you access our site such as the name of the domain from which you access the Internet; your IP address; browser; screen resolution; Internet connection speed; operating system; the date, time and duration of your visit to our site; web pages requested, and the Internet address of the web site from which you linked to our site.

How We Use the Information

The information we collect through our web site may be used to send you further information about us, respond to your inquiries, process your donations, provide you with targeted content, and satisfy your requests for services and products. We may use the information we collect for analytical and statistical purposes, as well as to improve content, navigation, and functionality of our site so it is more useful to visitors.

We may combine the information we collect with information available from other sources, including information received from promotional partners or other third parties.

From time to time, individuals or companies under contract with us may have access to information in the course of the service they provide to us, but those entities are not permitted to use or re-disclose that information for unauthorized purposes. No other entities are authorized to collect information through our website.

We may disclose personally identifiable information in response to legal process (e.g., a court order or a subpoena). We also may disclose such information in response to a law enforcement agency's request or where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our terms of use, or as otherwise required or permitted by law.

How to Access or Update Your Information

To access the information collected about you through this web site, or to correct inaccuracies in your contact or other information, please call 434-385-3600.

Your Choices

As noted above, we may use the information we collect from you through our web site to deliver targeted content that may be of interest to you, process your donations, respond to your inquiries, and for other purposes such as to offer you services or products. If you would prefer not to receive certain communications from us or you would like to make specific parts of your information private, you may indicate your preferences by updating your profile or by contacting us at 434-385-3600.

Security

Although every effort is made to protect any personally identifiable information collected through our web site, we cannot ensure the privacy, safety, or security of online communications. Individuals using online services should also take steps to protect personal information.

Use of Text and Images

If you would like to publish any information you find on our web site, please send your request to webmaster@ves.org.

Links to Other Sites

Our site may contain links to other sites, which may contain information that is of interest to our viewers. We do not have control over the information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties; nor do we endorse or take responsibility for their privacy practices and policies. You should consult the privacy policies of these other sites to learn how your privacy is protected.

Alternatives to Electronic Communication

We provide online access to information and services to students, parents, alumni, employees, and members of the public. If you prefer not to provide any information to the school online, you may contact our administrative offices to learn about options for conducting business in person, by mail or by telephone. For a directory of our administrative offices, please call 434-385-3600.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our privacy statement, or the practices of this site, please contact us at webmaster@ves.org.