Privacy Policy

Collecting Information About You

Virginia Institute Press is the sole owner of the information collected on this site.  Virginia Institute Press does not sell, share, or rent this information to any third parties, except as outlined in this policy for legitimate business purposes.  Virginia Institute Press collects information from its customers to process transactions, and to provide services such as order confirmation, notices, and status updates.

The information Virginia Institute Press collects includes clients and institutions names, mailing addresses, billing addresses, a contact telephone number (which is only used if there is a problem processing an order), e-mail address (required for any and all online transactions), and payment information such as credit card and purchase order numbers.  To protect the confidentiality of our customers’ user names and other confidential data, we ask customers not to share this information with anyone.

Virginia Institute Press also uses the contact information of those customers who choose to receive notices for those purposes.

Virginia Institute Press reserves the right to disclose personally identifiable information as required by law or if Virginia Institute Press deems the disclosure to be necessary to protect its rights or to comply with judicial, court, or legal processes involving the company or its web site.

Your information will be stored for record-keeping purposes only.  Should you choose to receive notices provided by Virginia Institute Press, your information will remain in the database unless you request for your record to be deleted.  Except where you opt to receive our notices, the information collected during any transaction will be used solely to complete said transaction.  To be able to place a bulk product order from Virginia Institute Press, you will have to provide financial information such as your credit card number, expiration date, and security code.  This information is used only for billing purposes and to process your order.

If there are problems completing an order transaction, Virginia Institute Press will use your contact information to get in touch with you.  To be able to process your credit card and complete your order, your personal and financial information must be shared with our partners (Lightning Source; MindEdge, inc.) and the merchant bank for authorization and approval.  This transaction is protected by several layers of security.

Storing Cookies

Because you may be browsing before you make a final decision to order a product, we use cookies to enhance your customer experience.  Cookies allow the Virginia Institute Press web site to preserve your Virginia Institute Press web site browsing history so that you do not have to repeat searches or re-enter data on a form.  They are also necessary to process your bulk order and order inquiries.

If you choose to reject the cookie, you can still browse the Virginia Institute Press site, but will have to re-enter any information previously provided on a form.  Cookies must be enabled for the Virginia Institute Press to receive your form submissions.  Virginia Institute Press does not share any personally identifiable information stored in this cookie with anyone.  Please also keep in mind that Virginia Institute Press is not responsible for the cookie policy of any sites linked to or from the Virginia Institute Press web site.  You are advised to refer to the third party’s Privacy Policy.

Web Analytics

IP addresses, clicks and views are collected automatically as statistical data and used exclusively for internal reports.  This data is not linked to any customer personal/identifying information and is meant to help the Virginia Institute Press web master and marketing strategists understand the effectiveness of the Virginia Institute Press site.

Third Party Information and Links

Virginia Institute Press employs third party companies to fulfill certain business needs.  Such companies include but are not limited to, a printing company, marketing agencies, e-mail broadcasting, customer service, data analysis, a learning management company, and credit processing.  These third party companies have access to your personal information that is limited to the functions they perform on behalf of Virginia Institute Press and will not use it for other purposes whatsoever.

Business Changes

Virginia Institute Press or its parent company, Villa Magna, LLC, may acquire or sell, in whole or in part, business units or other companies, including subsidiaries.  Customer data is a business asset and as such, it would be transferred in these types of transactions.  Should this occur, your personally identifiable information will only be used in a manner consistent with Virginia Institute Press’s posted Privacy Notice.

Use of site by children

Virginia Institute Press expects customers under the age of 18 to only use the Virginia Institute Press and make purchases in the presence of a consenting parent or guardian.  Virginia Institute Press does not knowingly or intentionally collect personal information via the Internet from children, and is committed to protecting children’s privacy.

Security

Virginia Institute Press is committed to protecting your personal information.  Your information is protected both online and offline, and it has SSL encryption.  Access to customer information is restricted and only those employees who required access to perform their job duties.  The facility where the information is housed is secured and Virginia Institute Press protects and monitors its assets.  Internet access is restricted and protected by multiple firewalls and password protection.  The servers on which Virginia Institute Press maintains personally identifiable information are kept in a secured environment.

Changing Personal Data

Virginia Institute Press customers may change their stored information, including contact data, by notifying us via email.  To change contact preferences for Virginia Institute Press notices, please email admin at virginiainstitutepress dot com.  For general inquiries, please see the information posted later in the contact section of this document.

Notification of Changes

Virginia Institute Press reserves the right to change this privacy policy at any time.  Customers will be notified of any and all updates to the policy via email, and a notice will also be posted on the home page.  All changes will be disclosed.

Effective Dates

This Privacy Policy is effective as of June 21, 2013.

Virginia Institute Press Contact

Phone: +1 757.455.9209

E-mail: info at virginiainstitutepress dot com

Mail: PO Box 68425

Virginia Beach, VA 23471