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Thank you for visiting Vermont.com and reviewing our privacy policy. The essence of our privacy policy is simple and clear: we will collect no personal information about you when you visit our Web site unless you voluntarily choose to provide that information to us, for example, by entering information in a voluntary online form, sending us an email, or registering for an advertising account. The information we receive depends on what you do when you visit our site.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. By visiting and using the Site, you agree that your use of our Site, and any dispute over privacy, is governed by this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service. Because the Web is an evolving medium, we may need to change our Privacy Policy at some point in the future, in which case we'll post the changes to this Privacy Policy on this website and update the Effective Date of the policy to reflect the date of the changes. By continuing to use the Site after we post any such changes, you accept the Privacy Policy as modified.


How We Collect and Use Information

We use the information we collect from you while you are using the Site in a variety of ways, including using the information to customize features and advertising that appear on the Site. We also may provide your information to third parties, such as service providers, contractors, and advertisers, for a variety of purposes. Unless you inform us in accordance with the process described below, we reserve the right to use, and to disclose to third parties, all of the information collected from and about you while you are using the Site in any way and for any purpose, such as to enable us or a third-party to provide you with information about products and services.

If you visit our Web sites to browse, read, or download information:

  • We automatically collect and store: the name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet; the Internet protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using; the browser software you use and your operating system; the date and time you access our sites; and the Internet address of the site from which you linked directly to our sites.

  • We use this information only as anonymous aggregate data to determine the number of visitors to different sections of our sites, to ensure the sites are working properly, and to help us make our sites more useful. We do not use it to track or record information about individuals.

  • We also may use a standard feature found in browser software called a "cookie" to enhance your experience with the Site. Cookies are small files that your web browser places on your hard drive for record-keeping purposes. By showing how and when visitors use the Site, cookies help us deliver advertisements, identify how many unique users visit us, and track user trends and patterns. They also prevent you from having to re-enter your preferences on certain areas of the Site where you may have entered preference information before.

  • Some of our third-party advertisers and ad servers that place and present advertising on the Site also may collect information from you via cookies or similar technologies. These third-party advertisers and ad servers may use the information they collect to help present their advertisements, to help measure and research the advertisements' effectiveness, or for other purposes. The use and collection of your information by these third-party advertisers and ad servers is governed by the relevant third-party's privacy policy and is not covered by our Privacy Policy. Indeed, the privacy policies of these third-party advertisers and ad servers may be different from ours. If you have any concerns about a third-party's use of cookies or web beacons or use of your information, you should visit that party's website and review its privacy policy.

If you choose to identify yourself when you call, write, or use online forms:

If you choose to provide personally identifying information to us by sending an email or by using our online forms, we use that information to respond to your message and to help us get you the information you have requested. We treat e-mails the same way we treat physical letters sent to Vermont.com. We will only use and disclose your information as described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not provide your name or other identifying information, it may be impossible for us to refer, respond to, or investigate your complaint or request.

  • We only share the information you give us with third-party if your inquiry relates to that third-party, or as otherwise required by law.

  • If you choose to subscribe to a feature such as online reminders, newsletter or new services and updates on the site. You may unsubscribe at any time.

  • Registered users and advertisers can delete or edit their account information by e-mailing or calling Vermont.com. Please understand that, although we can delete your account online, we maintain information about your account for a period of years.

  • Vermont.com does not collect information for commercial marketing. We will not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to anyone.

Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily make your personal information available for viewing by third parties online, that information may be seen, collected and used by others besides us. We cannot be responsible for any unauthorized third-party use of such information. Email that you send us is not necessarily secure against interception. If your email communication includes sensitive information like your bank account number, or your credit or charge card numbers, you may want to contact us by telephone or send the information via regular mail.

In addition to email, Vermont.com and the various third-party affiliates it serves may ask for your personal information in order to process various applications available through Vermont.com. You will always have the option of whether to perform the transaction and provide this information. Please understand, however, that in order to open an advertising account or to perform a service transaction, you will be required to provide some personal information. Whether to perform the transaction is up to you.

Be aware that we may occasionally release information about our visitors when release is appropriate to comply with law, to enforce our Terms of Service agreement, or to protect the rights, property or safety of users of the Site or the public.

Please also note that as our business grows, we may buy or sell various assets. In the unlikely event that we sell some or all of our assets, or one or more of our websites is acquired by another company, information about our users may be among the transferred assets.

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Links to Other Sites

Vermont.com includes links to other websites and provides access to products and services offered by third parties, whose privacy policies we do not control. When you access another website or purchase third-party products or services through Vermont.com, use of any information you provide is governed by the privacy policy of the operator of the site you are visiting or the provider of such products or services.

We also make some content, products and services available through our Site through cooperative relationships with third-party providers, where the brands of our provider partner appear on the Site in connection with such content, products and/or services. We may share with our provider partner any information you provide, or that is collected, in the course of visiting any pages that are made available in cooperation with our provider partner. In some cases, the provider partner may collect information from you directly, in which cases the privacy policy of our provider partner may apply to the provider partner's use of your information. The privacy policy of our provider partners may differ from ours. If you have any questions regarding the privacy policy of one of our provider partners, you should contact the provider partner directly for more information.

In addition to advertisements, Vermont.com may contain hypertext links to external Web sites and pages containing information created and maintained by public and private organizations other than Vermont.com. These hypertext links may be created by Vermont.com if it is determined that establishing the external link will be consistent with assisting or furthering the purpose of this Web portal, which is to provide information about everything in the State of Vermont.

Hypertext links may be created by Vermont.com for informational purposes where the linked external Web site will provide useful and valuable information to visitors to this Web portal, or where the linked external Web site is required or authorized by law.

Vermont.com, in its sole discretion, will determine whether the external Web site meets the purpose of this Web portal or for the specified informational purposes. The inclusion of a hypertext link to an external Web site is not intended as an endorsement of any product or service offered or referenced on the linked Web site, the organizations sponsoring said Web site, or any views that might be expressed or referenced in the Web site.

Hypertext links to external Web sites and pages may be removed or replaced at the sole discretion of Vermont.com, at any time without notice.

In the event you discover problems with or have concerns regarding the format, accuracy, timeliness or completeness of a linked external Web site, please contact the organization responsible for the linked external Web site.

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Children's Privacy Statement

This children's privacy statement explains our practices with respect to the online collection and use of personal information from children under the age of thirteen, and provides important information regarding their rights under federal law with respect to such information.

Vermont.com is not directed to children under 13 and does not knowingly collect personal information from children. For more information about children's privacy in general, please see the Federal Trade Commission's Web page on Children's Privacy.

  • If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personally identifiable information from a user under the age of thirteen as part of the Site, we will delete such information from our records.

  • Because we do not collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen as part of the Site, we also do NOT knowingly distribute such information to third parties.

  • We do NOT knowingly allow children under the age of thirteen to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable contact information through the Site.

We hope parents and teachers are involved in children's Internet explorations. It is particularly important for parents to guide their children when children are asked to provide personal information online.

Vermont.com does not sell products or services for purchase by children. Most importantly, in the event children do provide information through the Vermont.com Portal, it is only used to enable us to respond to the writer, and not to create profiles.

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More information about Safe Surfing

The Federal Trade Commission offers important information about safe surfing.


How to Make Changes to Your Information

If you have subscribed to one or more of our email newsletters, you may change your subscriber information, modify your subscriptions, and/or unsubscribe from these newsletters at any time by sending an email to Info@Vermont.com.


Changes to this Privacy Policy

Vermont.com has approved this policy and may revise this policy from time to time. If we make any substantial changes we will notify you by posting a prominent announcement on our pages. This is a statement of policy and should not be interpreted as a contract of any kind.


Questions Regarding Privacy:

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, our privacy practices, or your dealings with us, you can contact us at:

Vermont.com
5376 Main Street
Manchester Center, VT 05255
802-362-2000
Info@Vermont.com

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Effective Date: August 29, 2013

Last Updated: March 18, 2016

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