What Information do we Collect?
In general, Validus does not collect personally identifiable information about visitors (the “User Information”) to its Site. We do maintain a log with information regarding traffic to this Site, including without limitation IP addresses (a computer’s numerical Internet address), visitors’ domain names, the type of web browsers used, the pages viewed, and other information customarily gathered about visitors to a website. However, any such logged information is in aggregate form, and we cannot and will not associate this information with a specific visitor. In other words, you will remain anonymous.
How do we use the Information Collected?
We use such logged information to, among other things, measure use of the Site, administer and improve the Site, and gather other web analytics information relating to visitors’ use and navigation of the Site. On occasion we may aggregate log information to track overall visitor traffic patterns and provide this aggregate information to vendors, business partners, affiliates, or other parties.
Validus welcomes questions and comments from visitors to this Site. If you contact us through the Site, we will use the User Information you provide to respond to your request. If you contact us for any other reason, we may use the User Information you provide in the regular course of our business. Under no circumstances should you send us confidential, proprietary, and/or nonpublic information through this Site. Any information sent to us through this Site will not be considered confidential or privileged.
Validus does not share User Information with other companies, except for its affiliates and businesses that have been engaged by Validus in connection with the performance of services for you. User Information may also be used for Validus’s own internal business purposes, including without limitation, to help diagnose problems with Validus’s servers or for system administration.
Validus may disclose User Information in any of the following circumstances: (1) in response to a subpoena, search warrant, court order, or other legal process, or as may otherwise be required by applicable law or regulation; (2) to protect and defend Validus’s rights or property or those of its affiliates or others; or (3) as Validus, in its sole discretion, believe is appropriate under exigent circumstances in response to a perceived significant threat to the personal safety or property of any other person or organization.
In addition, since Validus’s database is a business asset, in the event Validus is reorganized or is sold to or merged with another company, you consent to the sale, assignment, or transfer of its User Information to a purchaser of all or substantially all of Validus’s business assets, or to an affiliate, as appropriate.
Except as described above, Validus will not disclose, sell, rent, or otherwise provide User Information to any other person or organization without your consent.
How do we Protect the Security of the User Information?
Validus takes what it believes to be reasonable precautions and has implemented managerial and technical procedures to try to protect the security of User Information. Validus strives to maintain the reliability, accuracy, completeness, and currency of User Information and to protect the privacy and security of such. Although Validus cannot guarantee against any loss, misuse, unauthorized disclosure, alteration or destruction of data, Validus tries to prevent such unfortunate occurrences. You acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations in computer systems and on the Internet which are beyond our control; (b) the security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through the Site, including personal information, cannot be guaranteed; and (c) any such information and data may be viewed or tampered with by a third party while such information or data is being used, transmitted, processed, or stored.
“Cookies” are small pieces of information that are stored by your web browser on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies can be used to remember certain information about you in order to customize the information you see during visits to a particular website and/or to collect information about your visit. Validus may utilize cookies as part of its Site. Should you decide not to accept cookies from the Site, you may limit the functionality we can provide when you visit and use the Site. We may use standard Internet technologies such as tags, web beacons and other technologies to track your use of the Site. Web beacons are small objects placed on a web site or in an email that is used to monitor the behavior of the user visiting the web site or sending the email.
What is our relationship to other Websites that can be Accessed through this Site?
Trans-Border Hosting and Transfer of Information
User Information collected on the Site may be transferred from time to time to Validus offices or personnel, or to third parties, located throughout the world. By using the Site and submitting such information on it, you hereby consent to such trans-border transfer and hosting of such information as Validus may deem reasonably necessary.
Children’s On-line Privacy Protection