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1. APPLICATION OF POLICY
2. INFORMATION COLLECTED BY VENDORSMART
We may analyze information from the Website to provide a better experience and to provide better Services for current and future Users. Examples of information VendorSmart may collect, evaluate, compile, and analyze include information entered by users in the course of using the features of the Website, including names, addresses, and other identifying information; e-mail communications and addresses; operating systems; internet protocol (IP) addresses; browser types, versions, and plug-ins; and viewing history, including the date, time and duration of visits to the Website.
VendorSmart expressly reserves the right to receive and gather other information about Users in the course of utilizing the Website.
3. HANDLING OF INFORMATION
VendorSmart uses User and Website information to help it customize and improve its services. VendorSmart stores a variety of information entered into the Website as well as any other information provided. USER’s CAN ALWAYS CHOSE NOT TO PROVIDE INFORMATION. However, if you choose to withhold information you may not have access to all of the Services provided through the Website.
VendorSmart may send e-mails to those that access the Website and may receive a confirmation showing that the recipients have opened such e-mails. If you do not want to receive emails from VendorSmart, you should not use the Services, as much of the functionality and convenience is based upon e-mail communication.
VendorSmart uses "cookies" and VendorSmart obtains information when your web browser accesses the Website. Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that enable VendorSmart to recognize specific browsers and provide customized features. Most browsers will allow you to adjust security settings or have other features or devices that will allow the user to limit, prevent, or disable the browser from accepting new cookies. However, blocking or disabling cookies may prevent you from taking advantage of some of the features of the Website or the Services. Once you provide personal or identifying information through the Website, you are not anonymous on VendorSmart. Once you make a service request, you are not anonymous to Vendors who may seek to provide such services. Once you provide a proposal to the Website, you are not anonymous to the Property Manager that you are responding to. VendorSmart enables you to share information to solicit and receive service request responses and to complete transactions. Users and Vendors agree and acknowledge that a primary purpose of the Website is to provide a platform for sharing and distributing information.
4. VENDORSMART PROTECTIONS
5. SHARING OF INFORMATION
The primary function of VendorSmart’s business consists of:
(a) matching the service or construction needs of Property Mangers to Vendors;
(b) providing Property Manger information to Vendors; and
(c) providing Vendor information to Property Managers and other Vendors.
VendorSmart’s Terms of Service and User Agreement prohibits Vendors from using Property Manager information for purposes other than responding to service requests, and prohibits Vendors from sharing or distributing such information to third parties. However, VendorSmart does not investigate and cannot guaranty that a User is in compliance with these requirements.
VendorSmart may employ, retain, or contract with other companies to perform services such as updating customer lists, providing marketing assistance, processing information requests, and other services. VendorSmart may share your information with such companies and with business affiliates, sister companies, and employee leasing companies that have an on-going business relationship with VendorSmart. VendorSmart prohibits these other companies from using Property Manager or Vendor information for purposes other than to facilitate services, for other purposes generic to the business relationship with these other companies, and for facilitating communications and sharing of information between these other companies and Vendors. Under no circumstances may VendorSmart be held liable for misuse of your information by third parties, irrespective of the circumstances alleged, and even if it is alleged that VendorSmart was negligent or grossly negligent in handling or sharing such information.
VendorSmart may also release your information to respond to a subpoena, court order, or request from law enforcement or regulatory agencies; to comply with the law; to enforce the Terms of Service and User Agreement; and to protect the rights of VendorSmart and others who use the Website.
6. YOUR OBLIGATIONS
It is your responsibility to protect yourself against unauthorized use of your computer or other methods of access to VendorSmart resources and tools, and to keep confidential passwords, account information, and other personal information. If you do share this information with others, you may be held responsible for actions taken by those who gain control over your account. Third party websites and advertisers may ascertain your Internet protocol (IP) address by sending advertisements and communications directly to your browser. They may also use beacons, cookies, tags, and other technologies and devices to monitor your response. VendorSmart has no control over such activities. You should contact such third parties for information regarding their privacy policies and should take adequate measures to protect any private information or to opt- out of such data collection practices by third parties. VendorSmart encourages those making service requests, and those sharing additional private and personal information, to carefully evaluate the privacy policies of Vendors and others with whom they choose to do business. VendorSmart does not control the actions or privacy policies of third parties. In addition, despite proper security protocols and precautions, third parties may unlawfully intercept your communications and data.