At Virtual Mechanics we understand that privacy is one of the biggest concerns for Internet users. Virtual Mechanics respects the privacy of every person who visits our Web site. We've created this statement to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy and to show the value we place on the information you provide to us.
About Information You Volunteer
In various places on the Virtual Mechanics Web site, we may request personal information from you. This might include your name, e-mail address, or other contact info.
We use this information for a variety of purposes:
If you have applied to take part in a beta program we may request a variety of personal and technical information. We use this to improve our products and to contact you if necessary when you report a problem or offer a suggestion.
- To send you our electronic newsletter, if you've requested it.
- To alert you about new products or product updates.
- To provide you with information you have requested about the company or about our products.
- To classify our users and correspondents so that we can better track the issues, concerns and preferences of those groups and, ultimately, deliver products and services that more accurately meet their needs.
Virtual Mechanics does not sell information it collects to other companies or partners. All information collected is for Virtual Mechanics' use only.
For visitors to our site who are under 18 years of age we strongly recommend that you obtain the permission of a parent or guardian before providing us with any information.
When you buy and install a new product we may ask you to register your purchase electronically. We use this information to expedite technical support if you request it and to provide you with information about new products and upgrades.
About Information We Collect Automatically
Virtual Mechanics may collect technical and demographic information about you that does not personally identify you. Examples of this type of information include the type of computer operating system you use, your Internet browser, and your domain name and IP address. We use this information to diagnose problems with our Web site and to better tailor its content to your needs.
How We Protect the Information You Provide
Virtual Mechanics takes strong precautions to protect the information you provide from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, alteration, or destruction. No one outside of Virtual Mechanics has access to this information.
Deleting Information You Have Provided
If you have provided information to Virtual Mechanics and would like it deleted from our records please contact us.
Subscribing to IMS WebTips
IMS WebTips initial registration form requires an e-mail address - this is used only for the distribution of IMS WebTips. The personal data is never shared with an outside party, and the subscriber database is never used for purposes other than for distributing the newsletter. We do not purchase outside lists to build the subscriber databases. You must step through a confirmed procedure (double opt-in) in order to subscribe. That means you have to submit a subscription request and then confirm your desire to subscribe by responding to a confirmation e-mail.
Unsubscribing to IMS WebTips
Users may unsubscribe at any time. To be removed from our database, simply reply to a mailed issue. Alternatively subscriptions information and unsubscribe requests can be made from the Subscriptions page -- if someone wishes to be removed from IMS WebTips, we will take every step necessary to get them removed.