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VSCPA Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions

The VSCPA maintains this website (the "website") for your personal information, education and communication. Please feel free to browse the website. You may download material displayed on the website for non-commercial, personal use, provided you also retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials. You may not, however, distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, repost or use the content of the website for public or commercial purposes, including the text and images, without the VSCPA's written permission.

Your access to and use of the website is also subject to the following terms and conditions ("Terms and Conditions") and all applicable laws. By accessing and browsing the website, you accept, without limitation or qualification, the Terms and Conditions.

Service Marks

The VSCPA, its website images and text, all page headers, custom graphics and button icons are service marks, trademarks and/or trade dress of the VSCPA and may not be used by others without prior written permission of the VSCPA. All use thereof inures to the benefit of the VSCPA. All other trademarks, product names and company names or logos cited in this website are the property of their respective owners.

Collection and Disclosing Information

The VSCPA website has many sections that are open to all users, with no registration required. For these sections, no software tracks email addresses of users. However, the Web server does track domain names for security purposes and for information regarding the nature and extent of the website's usage.

Users are not required to disclose any personal information in order to view the website. The VSCPA may gather some personal identifiable information when it is voluntarily submitted by the user. The types of information collected may include your name, email address, phone number and postal address. This information is used for its intended purpose, and to better serve the users. All personally identifiable information obtained from users is treated with great care to protect your privacy and security. The management of the VSCPA authorizes only trained and qualified employees to access the information you choose to provide. The information volunteered is used solely by the VSCPA and will not be shared with unrelated outside parties.

From time to time, we may use your address, phone number or email address to provide you with updates and other information we think may be of interest to you. Your ability to opt out of such information is discussed below.

We collect the email addresses of those who communicate with us via email. We do not currently sell email addresses to any third party.

We also collect information volunteered by users in relation to website registrations. This information is kept confidential by the VSCPA and is not used for purposes outside of the intent of the registration.

Advertisements and Links to Other websites

Any link (including a hyperlink, button or referral device of any kind) used on the website is provided for your use and convenience. The appearance of a link on the website does not constitute an endorsement, recommendation or certification by us. We do not endorse the content on any third-party websites. We are not responsible for the content of linked third-party websites or third-party advertisements, and do not make any representations regarding their content or accuracy. We do not knowingly link to websites that may infringe on valid and existing trademarks, service marks, copyrights or patents. Your use of third-party websites is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites. We do not endorse any product that may be advertised on the website.

Links to the website; Advertising

Links into the website must be by prior written approval of the VSCPA. No other links into the website are permitted. To obtain written permission, email us and reference the material you wish to use.

Unless they have prior written permission from us to do so, third parties (i) are not permitted to advertise in any way that suggests that we have any relationship or affiliation with a third-party website or that we endorse, sponsor or recommend the information, products or services on such website; (ii) cannot use any of our names, logos, designs, slogans, product trademarks or service marks in any advertising, publicity, promotion or in any other commercial matter; and (iii) cannot use any of our names, logos, designs, slogans, product trademarks or service marks, or any other words or codes identifying the website, in any "metatag" or other information used by search engines or other information location tools to identify and select websites.

Restricted Access

Some areas of the website are password-protected for specific users, such as members of the VSCPA. For those areas, the VSCPA disseminates the username and password to the appropriate individuals.

Cookies

We use cookies to monitor website usage and performance, and to personalize the content of various areas within the website.

Security

The VSCPA treats all personally identifiable information collected on the website as securely as possible. We use Secure Socket Layer encryption on all forms that require submission through electronic data transfer. Our staff is trained to treat member and customer information with the utmost confidentiality. Should you feel there has been a breach in the security of this website, please contact us at (800) 733-8272.

Opting Out

If you supply us with your postal address, phone number or email address, you may receive periodic communications from the VSCPA via the same medium. The communications will provide information on services available or upcoming events. If you do not want your information to be accessible to other members via our online membership directories, please click here (you will be asked for your last name and member number for verification) and follow the on-screen instructions.

Personal Information Protection

As a user of the website, you are responsible for keeping your password safe. To do so, the VSCPA highly recommends that you do not divulge your VSCPA password to anyone for your own protection. If you feel your account access or password has been compromised, please contact the VSCPA immediately.

As a user of the VSCPA website, you are solely responsible to make sure your personal information is up-to-date and correct. The VSCPA is not responsible for any incorrect information entered by a user.

Terms and Conditions

You should assume that everything you see or read on the website is copyrighted unless otherwise noted and may not be used except as provided in these Terms and Conditions or in the text on the website without the written permission of the VSCPA. The VSCPA neither warrants nor represents that your use of materials displayed on the website will not infringe rights of third parties not owned by or affiliated with the VSCPA.

While the VSCPA uses reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information on the website, the VSCPA makes no warranties or representations as to its accuracy. The VSCPA assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of the website.

Your use of and browsing in the website are at your risk. Neither the VSCPA nor any party involved in creating, producing or delivering the website is liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect or punitive damages arising out of your access to, or use of, the website. Without limiting the foregoing, everything on the website is provided to you "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. Please note that some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above exclusions may not apply to you. Check your local laws for any restrictions or limitations regarding the exclusion of implied warranties. The VSCPA also assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for, any damages to, or viruses that may infect, your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of or browsing in the website or your downloading of any materials, data text, images, video or audio from the website.

The trademarks, logos and service marks (collectively the "Trademarks") displayed on the website are registered and unregistered Trademarks of the VSCPA and others. Nothing contained on the website should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on the website without the written permission of the VSCPA or such third party that may own the Trademarks displayed on the website. Your misuse of the Trademarks displayed on the website, or any other content on the website, except as provided in these Terms and Conditions, is strictly prohibited.

The VSCPA has not reviewed all of the websites linked to the website and is not responsible for the content of any off-website pages or any other website linked to the website. Your linking to any other off-website pages or other websites is at your own risk.

The VSCPA may at any time revise these Terms and Conditions by updating this posting. You are bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to review the current Terms and Conditions to which you are bound.