. Due to the sensitive nature of the information we collect from our customers, which may include your address and phone numbers, we believe it is important to satisfy strict privacy requirements. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website: www.valeroenergypartners.com
(the “Site”) and how we handle information we learn about you from your visit to our Site.
The information that we receive and use depends on what you do when you visit our Site.
When your Web browser or email application requests a Web page or email from another computer on the Internet, it automatically gives that computer the address where it should send the information. This is called your computer's "IP address." (IP stands for "Internet protocol.") For most users accessing the Internet from a dial-up Internet service provider (ISP), the IP address will be different every time you log on. We use your IP address to help diagnose service or technology problems with our server, and to administer our Site. We use your IP address to send you the most appropriate advertising based on geographic area or information derived from your IP address. Many IP addresses are commonly associated with Internet service providers, universities, or major corporations in specific regions or localities. Aggregate information derived from IP addresses may also be reported to advertisers. Your IP address is used to help identify you, to track activity within our Site and to gather broad demographic information which is used to further develop advertisements, products and services.
Consumer Information/Information Collection
When you browse the Site and have not registered for any online service from VEP, you browse anonymously. Personal information -- such as your name, address, phone number or email address -- is not collected as you browse. VEP does, however, use "cookies" to collect non-personal information about how our Site is used. Non-personal information, such as the server your computer is logged onto, your browser type (for example, Netscape or Internet Explorer), and whether you responded to a VEP banner ad or email is collected and tracked. This non-personal information is used for the purpose of measuring response rates to banner ads and email offers.
Registration for Online Products and Services
In order to provide you with a particular product or service online, we may request that you voluntarily supply us with personal information, including your email address, for purposes such as correspondence, site registration, checking your bill online, making a purchase, or participating in online surveys and enabling us to provide an online product or service to you in an efficient manner.
Disclosure of Personal Information
From time to time, we enter into contractual agreements with nonaffiliated, third-party providers, such as marketers, Web hosting facilities, transaction processors and decisioning systems. In the course of providing services, these parties may receive your personally identifiable information. These parties, however, are obligated by contract to maintain the confidentiality of the information.
We use the demographic information in your profile to tailor your experience at our Site, showing the users content that we think they might be interested in, and displaying the content according to their preferences.
Advertising and Promotions
While at our Site, we may use information you provide to inform you of products and services offered by VEP and third parties, as well as advertisements and promotions for products and services offered at other websites or retail establishments. If you click on an ad or promotion which appears on our site without accepting an offer for a product or service, we will not provide individually identifiable data to the third party offering the ad or promotion. Overall demographic information may be shared with these advertisers on an aggregate basis, without individually identifiable information.
Acceptance of Offers
If you accept products or services offered by third parties while remaining on our Site, individually identifiable information required for such acceptance, such as name, address and Social Security number, provided to us will be transmitted to the third party only upon final acceptance of that product or service. Customers will be informed that they are accepting a product or service of a third party, and may or may not be subsequently linked to the third party's website. Third-party suppliers might include providers of financial services, credit information, or other consumer products, and may have privacy policies related to their website, the Internet and e-commerce which are different than ours. If you do not want your individually identifiable information shared with any third parties, do not accept any offers for services from third-party organizations. Prior to any such acceptance you will be informed that some or all of your individually identifiable and nonpublic information may likely be shared with that organization.
VEP may make other disclosures as permitted or required by law to nonaffiliated third parties in addition to those described in the notice.
This Site contains links to other sites. VEP is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. Please refer to those sites for specific information about their privacy or security practices or policies.
Changes to the Privacy and Security Policy
The protection of consumer information is one the guiding principles behind VEP. Because of that stance, registered users will be notified via e-mail (if you have provided us with your e-mail address) of any changes to the Privacy and Security Policy. We will also post a change notification marker on www.valeroenergypartners.com home page for review.
This Site has security measures in place to protect against the negligent or inadvertent loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. VEP’s networking systems include an industry standard firewall and systems that are both physically and logically protected (via secured locations and passwords). Consumer information will be regularly backed-up and stored in a secure location.
If you have specific additional questions about VEP’s systems or the storage of data, please contact us online at email@example.com
Our Commitment to Children's Privacy: Protecting the privacy of children is especially important. For this reason, we never collect or maintain information at our Site from those we actually know are under 18, and no part of our Site is structured to attract anyone under 18.
Contacting the Website
If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about this privacy statement, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this Site, you can contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.