Privacy Policy

Effective Date: January 4, 2017

THE FOLLOWING PRIVACY POLICY (THE OR THIS “PRIVACY POLICY”) DISCLOSES THE PRIVACY PRACTICES OF VALOREM, L.L.C., A MISSOURI LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (“VALOREM,” “US,” “WE,” OR “OUR”), FOR THE WEBSITE LOCATED AT WWW. VALOREM.COM AND ALL OF THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OFFERED FROM TIME TO TIME BY, ON, OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE (COLLECTIVELY, THE OR THIS “WEBSITE”). VALOREM CREATED THIS PRIVACY POLICY IN ORDER TO COMMUNICATE ITS PRIVACY PRACTICES TO EACH USER OF THE WEBSITE (“USER,” “YOU,” “YOUR”). BY VISITING AND USING THIS WEBSITE AND ANY PRODUCT, SERVICE OR COMPONENT THEREOF, YOU AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY AS THEY MAY BE AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME. IN ADDITION TO COMPLYING WITH THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND ANY OF OUR OTHER POLICIES, GUIDELINES, AND OTHER AGREEMENTS YOU HAVE WITH VALOREM, YOU AGREE TO COMPLY WITH ANY AND ALL APPLICABLE LAWS WITH RESPECT TO YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE.

 

By using the Website, each User is deemed to consent to Our privacy practices set forth in this Privacy Policy as amended from time to time. If You do not consent to these privacy practices, do not use the Website or view, access, or download any content from the Website. Valorem may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time and will inform You and other Users by posting the changed Privacy Policy to the Website. The amendments will be effective immediately upon posting the changes to this Website or at the date specified in such amendment. By using the Website after any amendment is posted to the Website, You agree to be bound by the amendments. You should review the Privacy Policy from time to time to ensure that Your use is in compliance with, and that You agree to the terms of, this Privacy Policy. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ANY AMENDMENT TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY, YOU SHOULD IMMEDIATELY CEASE USE OF THE WEBSITE.

 

1. Types of Information Collected and Manner of UsePersonal Information

We do not generally collect information that personally identifies You (“Personal Information”) unless You choose to provide it to Us through the Website (for example, by completing the online information request form to start a new project or sending an e-mail message). The Personal Information You submit is used to respond to Your question or request, as permitted by this Privacy Policy or by law, and as necessary to comply with law.

 

Traffic Data

We may track and collect certain general and non-personal information when You visit the Website, including, without limitation, Your: (a) IP address, mobile device ID or other persistent identifier; (b) referrer information about how You visited the Website (e.g., how You got to the Website – was it by a Google search, by direct navigation, etc.) and how You used the Website (e.g., time of visit, areas of the Website that You visited); (c) Your connection speed and type; (d) type and version of Your web browser or mobile device; and (e) Your operating system and other system parameters and machine configuration (collectively, “Traffic Data”). Traffic Data is information that does not, standing alone, personally identify You but is helpful for marketing purposes or for improving Your experience on the Website. We use Traffic Data to collect information at an aggregate level about the visiting and use of the Website and to make the use of the Website more enjoyable to Our Users. We may combine Traffic Data with Personal Information We obtain from You directly through the Website or otherwise, including from third parties.

 

Cookies and Web Beacons

Valorem requires the use of cookies. Cookies are small text files a website can use to recognize a repeat visitor to the website. We use cookies for various reasons. Cookies enable Us to provide You with a better experience by allowing Us to understand what areas of this Website are of interest to Our Users. These cookies do not track personal information. If You do not want Valorem to deploy cookies in Your browser, You can set Your browser to reject cookies or to notify You when a website tries to deploy a cookie. If You choose to disable cookies in Your browser, You can still access most of this Website; however, Your ability to use some of this Website may be affected. In addition to cookies, Valorem may use web beacons on this Website from time to time to monitor the number of Users who visit the Website, to deliver a cookie to the web browser of a visitor or User, and for other purposes. “Web beacons” or clear .gifs are small pieces of code placed on a web page to monitor the behavior and collect data about the visitors and users viewing a website. For information regarding how third-party websites or advertisers may use cookies and other similar technologies, please see Section 4 below.

 

2. Confidentiality and Security of User Personal Information

Except as otherwise provided in this Privacy Policy (including Sections 3 and 4 below), We will keep all of Your Personal Information as private and will not share it with third parties, unless such disclosure: (a) is necessary to comply with a law (or based upon the good-faith belief that disclosure is necessary to comply with a law); (b) is necessary to protect Our rights or property; (c) is necessary to enforce this Privacy Policy, any of Our other policies and guidelines, or any other agreement that Valorem has with You; (d) is specifically authorized by You; or (e) is in connection with the sale of a portion or all of Our business or assets. Valorem will use a variety of commercially reasonable security technologies to help protect Your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. However, the use of such security technologies by Valorem is not, and shall not be considered to be, any type of guarantee or warranty by Valorem that the Personal Information of Users of this Website will not be accessed by third parties, or that Valorem will use all available security technologies to prevent unauthorized access to, use, or disclosure of Your Personal Information.

 

3. Limited Sharing of Information

We share Your Personal Information and Traffic Data with Our affiliates, subsidiaries, suppliers, vendors, and/or our or their employees, contractors, and agents as necessary or convenient in connection with the provision of the Website to You. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, We share Your Personal Information and/or Traffic Data (a) with those people, including Our and Our affiliates’ and subsidiaries’ employees, agents, and contractors, who need this information to respond to Your online information request form to start a new project, Your e-mail message, or any other inquiry or question You submit; (b) with third parties that provide support, marketing advertising, or other services to or on behalf of Valorem; and (c) as otherwise permitted by law from time to time. In the event that all or substantially all of Our business or assets are sold or transferred to another party, all Personal Information that has been collected and saved may be one of the business assets We transfer. While Valorem uses commercially reasonable efforts to safeguard Your Personal Information transmitted to third parties, Valorem does not warrant that Your Personal Information will be transported without unauthorized interception or modification or that Your Personal Information will not be accessed or compromised by unauthorized third parties. We may share aggregate or de-identified information, such as demographics and usage statistics, with advertisers, sponsors or other organizations or parties that We partner with from time to time. When this type of information is shared, the other parties do not have access to Your Personal information.

 

4. Collection of Your Information by Third-Party Websites or Advertisers

The Website may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. We also have third-party advertisers that may appear on the Website. These third-party advertisers may use cookies or similar technologies to help present the advertisements to You or to help measure the effectiveness of their advertisements. The use of such technologies is subject to the privacy policies of the third-party advertisers and is not covered by this Privacy Policy. As a result, if You respond to any such third-party advertisers by clicking on the advertisements and/or visiting their websites or the websites of any other third party, be sure You evaluate their privacy policies before providing them any of Your information.

 

5. Updates and Changes to Privacy Policy

We reserve the right, at any time and without notice, to add to, change, update, or modify this Privacy Policy by posting such change, update, or modification on the Website. Any such change, update, or modification will be effective immediately upon posting on the Website or upon the date specified in such amendment.

 

6. Child Privacy Issues

The Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under 13. If You are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this Website or on or through any of its features. If We learn We have collected or received Personal Information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, We will delete that information. If You believe We might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact Us as set forth below in Section 7.

 

7. Your California Privacy Rights; How to Contact Us

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits Our Users who are California residents to request certain information regarding Our disclosure of Personal Information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an e-mail to info@valorem.com or contact Us at the mailing address set forth on the Website. Should You have any other questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact Us as provided in the preceding sentence.