This is the ValuEngine web site (the "Site").
The policies below are applicable to ValuEngine.
Your privacy on the Internet is important to us. As part of the operation
of ValuEngine, we gather certain types of information about ValuEngine
users, and we would like to explain the types of information we gather,
what we do with it and how to correct or change the information.
Information Collected By ValuEngine
ValuEngine collects two types of personally identifying information from
users: personal information (such as names and e-mail addresses); and
aggregated information (such as information about traffic patterns on
ValuEngine, for example how many users log into ValuEngine on a daily
Personal information is collected when users provide personal information
to ValuEngine, for example in registering for electronic newsletters or
other membership services, creating a personal portfolio, answering surveys,
purchasing items from ValuEngine, and registering for contests and other
promotional opportunities provided by ValuEngine.
Aggregated information, such as which pages users access or visit and
information volunteered by users, such as survey information and/or site
registrations, is collected through various methods. For example, ValuEngine
collects IP addresses. An IP address is a number that is automatically
assigned to your computer whenever you're surfing the Web. Web servers,
the computers that "serve up" Web pages, automatically identify your computer
by its IP address, and when you request a page from ValuEngine, our servers
log your IP address. ValuEngine collects IP addresses for the purposes
of system administration and to provide aggregated data to advertisers
about the volume of use on ValuEngine.
ValuEngine uses "cookies" to collect information. A cookie is a small
data file that most major web sites write to your hard drive for record
keeping purposes when you visit them. Cookies allow ValuEngine to measure
activity on the Site and to improve your user experience, for example
by remembering your passwords and viewing preferences, thus allowing you
to visit various member-only parts of the Site without re-registering.
Cookies are used by ValuEngine to measure activity on the Site and make
improvements and updates based on which areas are popular and which are
computer that was not originally sent in a cookie. Except for personal
information voluntarily provided by you (i.e., during membership registration
or a contest), ValuEngine does not use information transferred through
cookies for any promotional or marketing purposes, nor is that information
shared with any third parties whatsoever. You may occasionally get cookies
from our advertisers, which is standard in the Internet industry. ValuEngine
does not control these cookies, and these cookies are not subject to ValuEngine's
privacy policies. ValuEngine uses a third party, to sell advertising and
marketing on ValuEngine. A third party collects internet information about
your internet browser (for example Netscape or Internet Explorer), browser
language, numerical IP address, domain type from which the user originates
(for example, .com or .org), your service provider and other clickstream
Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you'd prefer, you can
However, it is possible that some parts of the Site, such as the member-only
areas and shopping, contest and game areas, will not function properly
if you do so.
Use of Information Collected by ValuEngine
ValuEngine uses both the personal and aggregated information that we collect
for multiple purposes. The information is used to improve the content
of the Site, to customize the content and/or layout of the Site for each
individual user and to notify users about updates to the Site or promotional
offers or opportunities that we believe will be of interest to you. ValuEngine
shares aggregated information with third parties for both advertising
and promotional purposes. ValuEngine may also share personal information
with prescreened third parties for marketing or promotional purposes.
ValuEngine may also disclose personal information, when we believe in
good faith that disclosure is legally required, to protect our rights
or the safety of others. ValuEngine will undertake to provide users with
an opportunity to decline this service when such information is requested
from you online. If you object to ValuEngine's use of personal information
provided by you for any reason, you may stop that use by submitting an
email to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting removal from all marketing
Links to Other Sites
It is important to note that ValuEngine contains links to sites other
than ValuEngine, and that those sites may not follow the same privacy
policies as ValuEngine. For instance, if you click on an advertisement
on ValuEngine, this will take you away from ValuEngine to an entirely
different site. This can include links from advertisers, content providers
and partners who may use ValuEngine's logo and or style as a result of
a co-branding agreement. These sites may send their own cookies to you,
and may collect information and make uses of it that ValuEngine would
not. USE OF THIS SITE SIGNIFIES YOUR AGREEMENT TO THE USAGE AGREEMENT.
ValuEngine reserves the right to change this policy at any time by posting
questions at support@ValuEngine.com.
For our customer's security and privacy, we use a 128 bit encryption key assigned by
DigiCert® Security Services. This state of the art encryption method is applied any time personal information is transferred across the Internet. A secured socket connection can be verified by viewing the certificate which is accessible by double clicking the lock symbol on the lower portion of your screen during a secured process. Secured processes include entry of your contact information, credit card information and order confirmation screens. By using this encryption logic, your personal and credit card information is kept confidential and secure at all times.
If you uncomfortable providing your credit card information on the web site, you may call our toll free number
(800) 381-5576 to provide your information to one of our Customer Service Representatives.