Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as defined by US privacy laws, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) {see EU 2016-679}, and information security best practices is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, locate a person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read this privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how VPP Inc. will collect, use, protect, or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our websites and related online services.

Who are we and how to contact us?

VPP Inc.
1993 Dewar Drive #1
Box 300
Rock Springs, WY 82901, USA
[email protected]
+1 307-463-0037

Our website addresses are:

VPP Inc. provides professional consulting and educational services pertaining to occupational health and safety.

VPP Inc. is a corporation registered with the Wyoming Secretary of State and domiciled in Sheridan County, Wyoming, USA.

MARKUS WESAW® is a service mark registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and VPP Inc. is an authorized licensee of this trademark.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website, or app?

When using our websites, you may be asked:

  • your legal name
  • email address
  • physical and/or mailing address
  • phone number
  • credit card information
  • HIPAA protected health information
  • work environment
  • social security number or other tax identification number
  • financial information
  • educational information including training, professional credentials, and/or licensures
  • employment details such as position, length of employment, work experience, and other employment information
  • other information as needed or required to provide a service to you or your organization

Generally, VPP Inc. does not request or require unnecessary personally identifiable information. That is, VPP Inc. will always have a reason and purpose for collecting and gathering your information.

What non-personal data do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website, or app?

VPP Inc. may collect non-personal data from you for tracking, analytics, insights, and other business-related reasons including security. Non-personal data to be collected for these purposes includes, but is not limited, to the following:

  • The device and/or computer you accessed our website from
  • The browser you used
  • Your IP address and DNS records
  • Your geographical location
  • Demographical information
  • Webpages visited with timestamp and duration
  • Other similar information and analytics

Who We Share Your Data With

VPP Inc. does not sell private personal information.

We use third-party services across our websites and list the specific third-parties in use with links to their privacy policies below:

VPP Inc. will disclose personally identifying information only to employees and contractors that:

  • Have a need to know and use that information
  • Have agreed in writing not to disclose the information to others

Some of these employees and contractors may be located outside of your country and you hereby grant consent to the transfer of such information.

VPP Inc. may be required to disclose personally identifying information in response to a lawful request by legal authorities having jurisdiction.

When do we collect information?

VPP Inc. collects personally identifiable and non-personal information from you when you visit its domains, websites, applications, blogs, or other electronic or online resources.

VPP Inc. also collects personally identifiable and non-personal information in order to provide its professional services.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information that we collect from you for the following reasons:

  • To improve our website, online content, or to improve marketing of our services
  • To process payment transactions
  • To respond to your request for information
  • To perform our services that have been contracted by you or your employer

How do we protect visitor information?

Our servers are scanned on a regular basis for security vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible as well as to protect your personally identifiable information. VPP Inc. ensures its servers are maintained and serviced by professionals with the necessary training, background, and education.

We use malware and virus scanning.

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and in accordance with industry best practices.

We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.

All payment transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.

Do we use ‘cookies’?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We use cookies to:

Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If you disable cookies off, some features will be disabled. It won’t affect the user’s experience that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services will not function properly.

How long we retain your data

For users that are registered on a VPP Inc. owned website, we store personal information provided in the user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time. Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

For users that are registered on a VPP Inc. owned website, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase your personal data from our servers. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require a person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting personally identifiable information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals with whom it is being shared and to comply with this policy.

Users can visit our site anonymously.

Users will be notified of any privacy policy changes:

Users are able to change their personal information by contacting VPP Inc. and making this request via email or telephone.

We honor “Do Not Track” signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Do VPP Inc. websites allow third-party behavioral tracking?

Yes. VPP Inc. does track, monitor, and analyze website traffic for insights and analytical purposes.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under 13.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

We will notify the users via email

  • Within 1 business day

We will notify users via phone call

  • Within 1 business day

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

CAN-SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:

  • Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
  • Process task orders and to send information and updates pertaining to task orders.
  • We may also send you additional information related to service.

To be in accordance with CAN-SPAM we agree to the following:

  • To NOT use false or misleading subjects or email addresses
  • Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way
  • Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters
  • Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used
  • Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly
  • Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at [email protected] and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

Revised October 18th, 2018