JVL Labs is committed to protecting user privacy online. We believe that strong electronic privacy is crucial for the ongoing success of the Internet. At JVL, we pledge to give you as much control as possible over your personal information. We will not disclose individually identifiable information about you to any third party without your consent.
Information We Collect
The JVL Web site logs IP addresses for system administration purposes. Your IP address can help us diagnose problems with our server and track a user's session to give us an idea of which parts of our site users are visiting. In addition, we track system information, such as the type of browser you are using, your operating system, and the referring IP address. We use this information in aggregate only; we do not link IP addresses to any personal identifiers.
A significant amount of the site is available without registration, but in order to take advantage of some features of JVL web site, you must register and create an account. The JVL online registration form requires you to provide your full name, email address, ZIP code, a User Name, and password. All other registration information, such as your age, address, phone number, and employer, is optional and is marked as such. We hope that, like many JVL web users, you will want to provide information about yourself so that we can continue to make our Web site more valuable to you. For certain contests, surveys, or chat forums, we may ask you to provide additional information about yourself. Participation in these enhanced services is completely optional.
This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that JVL is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.
As you interact with JVL, your usage patterns are logged anonymously. This tells us if you searched to find information and what searches you used. We also log whether or not your searches were successful and what subject areas you visited. The logs use your session ID only, they do not connect with your specific member ID. Usage data is viewed and analyzed in aggregated form only.
Our Use of Your Information
The majority of the information we collect is analyzed anonymously so that we can improve your visiting experience. One of JVL's goals is to create better customer service. To that end, we use our usage data to study how users seek information. Eventually, we hope to have enough data to help educators discover more about human learning and information analysis. Any personally-identifiable information about you is used to improve your individual JVL experience. This information is held in strictest confidence and is not shared outside of JVL except as specifically described in this statement. We will, with your permission, use your data to deliver information that is targeted to your interests, such as email about promotions or targeted banners. If necessary, we will use your information to contact you. JVL is the only company that uses the financial information that you provided, such as credit card numbers. This information is used for billing when you order specific JVL products or services online.
JVL will never wilfully disclose personally-identifiable information to a third party without your permission. Any personally-identifiable information is used within JVL only, except as described above. All other information is disclosed as statistical information in aggregate form and cannot be linked to a specific individual.
It is important to JVL that you control how we use the information you provide.
- - To tell us you don't want to receive communication from JVL, such as email newsletters announcing new features, contests, or new content, opt out at registration or send an email to
- - To tell us you don't want to receive communications from a third-party company that offers a product or service that we think would be of value to you, opt out at registration or send an email to
- - You can decline to provide personal information to us. Please note that in some cases this will limit your interaction with JVL.
JVL uses industry-standard efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of all information, regardless of whether it identifies you or not. Our security includes use of firewalls, secure socket layers, and encryption. Your password is a component of our security system. As such, it is your responsibility to protect it. Do not share your password with any third parties. If your password has been compromised for any reason, you should change it immediately.
Third Party Collectors of Information
JVL's Privacy Statement only addresses the use and disclosure of information we collect from you. Any information you disclose to a third party, such as other users or advertisers, is subject to that party's Privacy Statement. We encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your personal information to others.
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