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We, Viba Fima Inc. and its affiliates, are committed to the privacy of our Vibary members. We developed the Vibary web sites to serve you, the Vibary member. The following Privacy Policy discloses our information collection practices. This means that the following policy will tell you what personally identifiable information is collected, where the information comes from, who we share this information with, and how your information is used, protected and stored. Unless stated otherwise, Viba Fima and its affiliates are the sole owners and licensees of the information collected on this site or through the use of this site; and we will sell, share, or rent this information only as described within the Vibary Privacy Policy, as described below. 

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DEFINITIONS OF INFORMATION COLLECTED

Viba Fima Inc. and its affiliates (also referred to as "We", "Us" or "Our") define PUBLIC INFORMATION as any information you provide for general publication. Examples of PUBLIC INFORMATION are your opinions, referrals, web pages and links, and any information about yourself you specifically submit to us for publication within our website. 

We define PRIVATE INFORMATION as that information which is not normally available to the public and includes personal data such as your name, your postal mailing address and your email address. 

We define CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION as that information you provide to us for the use of the personalized services on theVibary.  An example of CONFIDENTIAL information is your Vibary password.

INFORMATION SOURCES

We might collect public, private and confidential information about you or from you from the following sources:

  • Information we receive from you online or in correspondence
  • Information about your usage of the web site (see "Log Files and Cookies" below)
  • Third party or public sources like telephone directories, census bureau for demographic information, credit reporting agencies

More specific information sources:

Registration Information

Anyone who wants to learn what's going on in their community may use the Vibary as a Guest of the Vibary. We do not collect any personal information about Vibary guests. They are anonymous to us because no registration is required and no personal information is entered. Guests receive many benefits of the Vibary but Vibary Members receive all the benefits of Vibary membership. 

Members may enroll in great programs such as "Loot-the-Week" (for a chance to win free stuff) and receive notices from us about upcoming community events. In order to take advantage of the Vibary web sites' programs, you must first complete the registration process. During registration you are required to give your email address, your name, and postal mailing address. This information is deemed PRIVATE information. Your Vibary membership is associated with a username and password (both created by you). The username is PUBLIC information because it can be published alongside anything you submit for publication on the Vibary. Your password is CONFIDENTIAL information.

Log files and Cookies

We do track your usage of the Vibary. The purpose is to enhance your experience with the site. The software that serves the Web pages automatically logs all Web page requests into log files. We analyze the log files to administer the Vibary site, identifying bottlenecks and trends, among other things. We consider this information PRIVATE information. As such we use the tracking information in an aggregate manner, not linked to personally identifiable information. One exception is when our system is hacked into. In this case, we will use all the tracking information we have collected to identify the transgressor.

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the Vibary?s hard drive containing information about the Vibary member. Currently the Vibary uses cookies to serve the appropriate banner advertisements to the Vibary member's location within the site. Cookies do not contain personal information about the Vibary member and are not used with the member's other personal information. Our limited use of cookies could change in the future. If we ever change our use of cookies, we will consider any cookies under our control to be PRIVATE information which can be revealed to our business partners only in a personally non-identifiable manner. Through our site, our business partners may use their own cookies which are outside of our control. We will require them to disclose their use of cookies to you.

HOW THE INFORMATION IS USED

Public Information

Viba Fima does not claim ownership of the PUBLIC INFORMATION that you submit to the Vibary. By submitting this information to Viba Fima, you have granted Viba Fima a world-wide, nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right (including moral rights) to reproduce, modify, aggregate and publish the information  for the purposes of marketing, product development, displaying, distributing and promoting on and throughout Viba Fima's Internet properties and alliances.

Private Information

We reserve the right to use PRIVATE information for marketing and product development purposes, after ensuring that aggregation and filtering procedures have been set up to protect Vibary members' anonymity.

Confidential Information

CONFIDENTIAL information is used to conduct business on the Vibary.  We never use such information for marketing nor product development purposes, in house or in partnership with a third party.

SHARING INFORMATION OUTSIDE VIBA FIMA

We maintain relationships with multiple outside organizations or third-parties. These third parties assist us in increasing the value of your Vibary membership. How we use your information is dependent upon the type of relationship we have with these third parties. Outlined below are specific explanations of our policies toward third-party information sharing.

Third Party -- Information Provider

We may purchase or procure information about you from third-party information providers. Such information will supplement the PUBLIC and PRIVATE information that you provide or that we collect from your use of the Vibary.

Examples of third-party information providers we might use:
o The Census Bureau for demographic or geographical information
o A local telephone company for Yellow Pages directory information
o A credit report company

We reserve the right to combine the information contributed by these third party information providers with PUBLIC and PRIVATE information collected through the use of the Vibary.

Third Party -- Agents

We employ third party companies and individuals as agents to perform certain functions on our behalf. Examples include direct mail marketing, credit card settlements and outsourced customer services. The agents may have access to your PRIVATE and CONFIDENTIAL information but solely to perform their functions. They are bound by contract not to use it for any other purposes.

Third Party -- Business Partner 

We reserve the right to combine and aggregate PUBLIC information with your PRIVATE information to determine what products and services may be beneficial to Vibary members. Our goal is to deliver the right offers to the right Vibary members, who we believe will find the offers of value. The development of an offer is managed under strict conditions designed to safeguard the security and privacy of our Vibary members. We will not provide your PRIVATE information directly to third parties. When we partner with third-party business partners to provide specific products and services to Vibary members, we may use both PUBLIC and PRIVATE information. However, our business partners cannot contact Vibary members directly.  Instead we will contact Vibary members on their behalf. (As an example we could partner with a Travel Agent to offer you an outstanding vacation package with huge savings, exclusively available to our Vibary members.)  In this way we do not share this information with our third-party business partners and we control how you are contacted to ensure your privacy. 

You, as a Vibary member, will control whether you want to respond to the offers. Remember, if you decide to take advantage of an offer from our business partner and become their customer, the business partner may wish to independently send future offers to you. In this case, you will need to inform them separately if you wish to decline their invitation to receive future offers.

We never provide CONFIDENTIAL information to our business partners, neither directly nor indirectly.

Third Party -- Law Enforcement 

We will cooperate fully with all Federal, State and Local law enforcement agencies as required by the law or legal process to provide information about a Vibary member. If properly subpoenaed, we will provide PUBLIC, PRIVATE and CONFIDENTIAL information to the requesting law enforcement agency.

CORRESPONDENCE

We expect to employ the following types of correspondence:

  • Business correspondence
    We will contact our Vibary members on a regular basis using either email or postal mail. Our goal is to aggregate information about important site updates and feature announcements from us, community events from local organizations, and valuable offers from our business partners into a single correspondence. We respect your time and resources and believe we should control the frequency of our correspondence - your Vibary membership is not an invitation for us to begin "spamming" you.  By controlling the frequency of our correspondence, we believe each and every correspondence with you will be valuable to you. Because our correspondence will contain important information related to your Vibary membership, you may not unsubscribe or "opt-out" of this correspondence. However, all Vibary members have the right to not pursue an offer or promotion from our business partners. Vibary members may exercise this right by simply not contacting the party extending the offer or promotion.

  • Surveys or contests
    Participation in surveys or contests is completely voluntary. You have the choice to not disclose information requested which may include contact information (such as name and shipping address) and demographic information (such as zip code or age level). Contact information is necessary to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site as well as collecting information of value to our business partners.

  • "Opt-In" correspondence
    You may be asked to indicate whether you are interested in receiving information about offers or promotions.  You will be provided with the opportunity to opt-in (subscribe) to receive the information.  You may, of course, choose to not receive this information. If you opt-in, you will be able to opt-out (unsubscribe) at anytime.


EXTERNAL LINKS

The Vibary web sites contain links to other sites that are external to the Vibary. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of those sites. We encourage you to be aware of when you leave our sites and to read the privacy statements of each and every external web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by us at the Vibary web sites.  

SECURITY

We take every precaution to protect your PRIVATE and CONFIDENTIAL information, both online and off-line. 

  • Online, we use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software to encrypt CONFIDENTIAL information from your browser and our Vibary web sites.
  • Online we request you to enter your Vibary username and password to access your PUBLIC, PRIVATE and CONFIDENTIAL information. It is important that you protect your password. Be sure to always sign off when using a shared computer.
  • Off-line, only authorized personnel have physical access to the machines that contain your data.
  • Off-line, we have trained our staff on our security and privacy practices.

Note: By implementing a strong security policy we are reducing the risk of someone misusing or altering your data. However, we do not provide a 100% guarantee that this can never happen.

BUSINESS TRANSFER

Customer information is considered a business asset that is customarily transferred during a business transaction, such as an acquisition of Viba Fima or the Vibary web sites by another party. Our policy for the transferance of this confidential information is commonly known as an "opt-out" policy. After giving you notice, we may transfer your PUBLIC and PRIVATE information, as a part of this business transaction without your permission. You can have your information removed from the transfer, "opt-out", by canceling your Vibary membership before a deadline to be determined and communicated to you in the event of this business transaction.

Our policy of transfering confidential information is commonly known as an "opt-in" policy. We will not transfer your CONFIDENTIAL information unless you give us your permission, after receiving notice of the transfer, to transfer your CONFIDENTIAL information. Without your explicit request (opting-in), your CONFIDENTIAL information will be removed from our records before we transfer this asset to the acquiring party. Note: If you have your CONFIDENTIAL data deleted and continue to use the Vibary services after the asset transfer, the new owner may require you to re-enter your CONFIDENTIAL information. 

CORRECTING AND UPDATING INFORMATION

Most, if not all, PUBLIC, PRIVATE and CONFIDENTIAL information that you provide to us can be edited by you. You may sign into the Vibary and  modify your PRIVATE and CONFIDENTIAL information at any time. 

You can cancel your free Vibary membership at any time.  If you ever do so, we will delete your PRIVATE and CONFIDENTIAL information from any online access. We may keep that information in off-line backups, until it is purged through our normal business processes. However, your Vibary membership cancellation will not automatically remove your PUBLIC information (including your username) from our business systems. We retain a license to use this information and will remove it only at our discretion. See our Terms of Usage.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

Our Privacy Policy is intended to provide you with a safe and secure environment to learn more about your community. However, since offerings and technologies change, we reserve the right to change, modify, add or remove portions of our Privacy Policy at any time without prior notice. If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on the Vibary web sites so you can be aware of these changes. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify you. You will have a choice as to whether or not we use your information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the Privacy Policy under which the information was collected. Please periodically review our Privacy Policy for changes.

QUESTIONS

If you have any questions regarding this privacy policy please contact us either via email or at the following address:

Viba Fima, Inc.
P.O. Box 5303
Buffalo Grove, IL   60089-5303

 

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