Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy outlines how your personal information will be treated as you make full use of VerticalDistinct.com and any services so offered by Vertical Distinct. VerticalDistinct.com is owned and operated by Vertical Distinct Sdn Bhd.

Our goal in collecting user information is to enhance your experience on our website. Vertical Distinct is committed to your privacy. Other than what is specified here, or on receiving your specific consent, Vertical Distinct will not share any personal information with any third party at any time, unless required by law.

1. What this Privacy Policy Covers

1.1 This privacy policy covers both the website and any activities of Vertical Distinct. Please note that Vertical Distinct’s sponsors, advertisers and partners or affiliates with co-branded modules, events or sections on VerticalDistinct.com may collect personally identifiable information about you while on our website. The information practices of those parties are not covered by this privacy statement. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy policy of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy policy applies only to information collected by us.

1.2 Please also take note that when you voluntarily disclose personal information in chat areas or forums, that information may be collected by others and may result in unsolicited messages from others. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums. To request removal of your personal information from our blog or community forum, contact us at editor@verticaldistinct.com. If we are unable to remove your personal information, for any reason, we will let you know.

2. Gathering of Information -Voluntary Submission

2.1 VerticalDistinct.com does not collect personally identifying information about any individual user except when knowingly provided by such individual. You have the choice not to provide information we request. If you choose not to provide the information we request, you can still visit some parts of the website, but you may be unable to access certain options and services.

2.2. When you register or become a member of VerticalDistinct.com or provide information to VerticalDistinct.com in any other manner, you agree to provide only true, accurate, current and complete information.

3. Cookies

3.1 VerticalDistinct.com uses cookies to track web and advertising analytics throughout VerticalDistinct.com to remember your custom preferences, ratings (if you have provided any), and membership status so that you don’t have to login each time you visit the website. The data read from these cookies may be linked to personally identifying (PII) and non-personally identifying (non-PII) information.

3.2 Business partners of VerticalDistinct.com, vendors providing hosting and other services for VerticalDistinct.com, third party analytics providers, as well as advertisers who contract directly with a third-party service to serve their advertisements on our website may set their own unique cookies through your browser. We do not have access to these cookies or any information that they may contain. If you choose to disable the receipt of cookies from our website, you may not be able to use certain features of the site.

4. Control of Your Information

Registered users may change the information stored in their member profile such as image, full name, e-mail address, password and location. You may also request to delete your personal account if you wish to do so. We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

5. Sharing of Information

5.1 When you are on an area of VerticalDistinct.com and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with VerticalDistinct.com as well as business partners and vendors providing hosting and other services for VerticalDistinct.com.

5.2 We use third parties to provide credit card processing, e-mail service providers and hosting services on our site. When you sign up for such services, we will share your personally identifiable information as necessary for the third party to provide that service. These third parties are prohibited from using your personally identifiable information for any other purpose. If you do not want your information to be shared, you can choose not to allow the transfer of your information by not using that particular service.

5.3 You can also log in to our site using your social media login information. These services will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personal information with us such as your name and email address to pre-populate our sign up form. These services give you the option to post information about your activities on this website to your profile page to share with others within your network.

5.4 Our website includes social media features, widgets and/or interactive mini-programs that run on our site. These features are small content modules that users can embed on sites and may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, or set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our website. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

6. Aggregate, Anonymous Information With Advertisers

6.1 VerticalDistinct.com derives a portion of its revenue from advertising and sharing information is essential to keeping our services affordable. In order to attract and retain advertisers we use the aggregated, anonymous information that we gather to describe our services to partners and to assist our advertisers and sponsors to better understand our audience. We do not disclose personally identifying information about our users to these parties.

6.2 We partner with a third party ad network to either display advertising on our Web site or to manage our advertising on other sites. Our ad network partner uses cookies to collect non-personally identifiable information about your activities on this and other Web sites to provide you targeted advertising based upon your interests.

7. As Required By Law

7.1 VerticalDistinct.com may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process served on VerticalDistinct.com or to protect and defend the rights or property of VerticalDistinct.com.

8. Security

8.1 Your information is stored on VerticalDistinct.com’s servers located in Canada. We use industry standard procedural and technical safeguards to protect your personal information against loss or theft as well as unauthorised access and disclosure to protect your privacy. We treat data as an asset that must be protected against loss and unauthorized access. We employ many different security techniques to protect such data from unauthorized access by users inside and outside the company.

9. Privacy of Children

9.1 We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13.

10. How to Contact Us

10. 1If you have any questions regarding our privacy statement, please feel free to contact us by e-mail at hello@verticaldistinct.com. Full contact details on our Company Information page.

11. How Will I Know if the Privacy Policy Is Changed?

11.1 If we make any material changes we will notify you by email, to the e-mail address specified in your account, or by a notice on this website. We encourage periodic review for the latest on our privacy practices.

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