Privacy Policy

Please note that this Privacy Policy is incorporated by reference into the Terms of Use and includes all definitions provided in therein.

Thank You for Your interest in joining The VA Connection. The VA Connection respects Your privacy and is committed to protecting it through compliance with this policy.

This policy describes the types of information We may collect from You or that You may provide when You visit, access, and/or use the Website, related Websites and related applications (our “Website”) and Our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.  This policy applies to information We collect:

  • On this Website; and
  • in Your correspondence, text and other electronic messages between You and this Website.

It does not apply to information collected by any third party, including through any application or content that may link to or be accessible from or on the Website.

No Confidentiality

You may not use the Website to provide confidential information to The VA Connection. Any information You post to the Website as a Submission will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary.

Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It

We collect several types of information from and about Users of Our Website, including information:

by which You may be personally identified, such as name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, or ANY OTHER INFORMATION THE WEBSITE COLLECTS THAT IS DEFINED AS PERSONAL OR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION UNDER AN APPLICABLE LAW (“Personal Information”);

that is about You but individually does not identify You, such as information relating to the company You work for or represent;

about Your internet connection, the equipment You use to access Our Website and usage details.

We collect this information:

Directly from You when You provide it to Us;

automatically as You navigate through the Website, which may include usage details, IP addresses, and information collected through cookies; and

from third parties, like Our business partners, for example.

Information You Provide to Us

The information We collect on or through Our Website may include:

Information that You provide by filling in forms on Our Website. This includes information provided at the time of subscribing to Our service or requesting further services. We may also ask You for information when You report a problem with Our Website.

Records and copies of Your correspondence, including email addresses, if You contact Us.

Documents You may upload to the Website and what You post, upload, input, provide or submit to the Website or its associated services or any other User-generated contribution (“Submissions”).

Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies

As You navigate through and interact with Our Website, We may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about Your equipment, browsing actions and patterns, including:

Details of Your visits to Our Website, including traffic data, logs, and other communication data and the resources that You access and use on the Website.

Information about Your computer and internet connection, including Your IP address, operating system, and browser type.

The information We collect automatically (“Aggregate Information”) is statistical data and does not include personal information, but We may maintain it or associate it with personal information We collect in other ways or receive from third parties. It helps Us to improve Our Website and to deliver a better and more personalized service, including by enabling Us to:

Estimate Our audience size and usage patterns.

Store information about Your preferences, allowing Us to customize Our Website according to Your individual needs.

Speed up Your searches.

Recognize You when You return to Our Website.

The technologies We use for this automatic data collection may include:

Cookies (or browser cookies). A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of Your computer. You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on Your browser. However, if You select this setting You may be unable to access certain parts of Our Website. Unless You have adjusted Your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, Our system may issue cookies when You direct Your browser to Our Website.

Flash Cookies. Certain features of Our Website may use local stored objects (or Flash cookies) to collect and store information about Your preferences and navigation to, from and on Our Website. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies. For information about managing Your privacy and security settings for Flash cookies, see Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information.

Web Beacons. Pages of Our Website (and Our e-mails) may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit Us, for example, to count Users who have visited those pages (or opened an email) and for other related Website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain Website content and verifying system and server integrity).

How We Use Your Information

We use information that We collect about You or that You provide to Us, including any personal information:

To present Our Website and its contents to You.

To provide You with information, products or services that You request from Us.

To fulfill any other purpose for which You provide it.

To provide You with notices about Your account.

To carry out Our obligations and enforce Our rights arising from any contracts entered into between You and Us, including for billing and collection.

To notify You about changes to Our Website or any products or services We offer or provide though it.

In any other way We may describe when You provide the information.

For any other purpose with Your consent.

We may also use Your information to contact You about Our services that may be of interest to You. If You do not want Us to use Your information in this way, please inform Us at the time of Your registration. For more information, see Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information.

Disclosure of Your Information

We may disclose Aggregate Information about Our Users, and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction.

We may disclose personal information that We collect or You provide as described in this privacy policy:

To contractors, service providers, and other third parties We use to support Our business and who are bound by contractual obligations to keep personal information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which We disclose it to them.

To brand partners, regarding not personally identifiable information in aggregate.

To fulfill the purpose for which You provide it.

For any other purpose disclosed by Us when You provide the information.

With Your consent.

We may also disclose Your personal information:

To comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request.

To enforce or apply Our Terms of Use.

If We believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of The VA Connection, Our customers, or others.

Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information

We strive to provide You with choices regarding the personal information You provide to Us. We provide You with the following control over Your information:

Tracking Technologies and Advertising. You can set Your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert You when cookies are being sent. To learn how You can manage Your Flash cookie settings, visit the Flash player settings page on Adobe’s website. If You disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this Website may then be inaccessible or not function properly.

Data Security

The safety and security of Your information also depends on You. Where We have given You (or where You have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of Our Website, You are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask You not to share Your password with anyone.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although We do Our best to protect Your personal information, We cannot guarantee the security of Your personal information transmitted to Our Website. Any transmission of personal information is at Your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website.

Your Access to and Control Over Your Personally Identifiable Information:

At any time, but only once per calendar year, or as otherwise required under applicable law, Users may contact the Company to review the personally identifiable information that Company has collected about You. If You discover any errors, please notify Company and the information will be corrected. To review the personally identifiable information that company has collected about You, please send an email to [email protected] with the subject line: “Personal Information Review Request.” Users may also request that Company delete a User account(s) or, if You have not established a User account, Your email address, and any related data at any time. If You wish to delete Your User account(s), please email Us at [email protected] with the words “Delete Account” in the subject line. If You do not have a User account and wish to delete Your email address or other personally identifiable information that You might have provided through Your use of the Website, any Games, and/or any Services, please email Us at [email protected] with the words “Delete My Information” in the subject line.

You may also choose to confirm that the Company does not use Your personal information in certain ways and/or to otherwise “opt out” of certain uses of that personal information, including without limitation (i) when Your personal information may be disclosed to a third party unrelated to the Company and/or parties directly related to providing Your Services and/or (ii) when Your personal information may be used for a purpose that is materially different from the purpose(s) for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by You. If You wish to limit Your personal data in either such way, or have other questions about how the Company may use Your personal data, please contact Us at [email protected] with the words “Privacy Request” in the subject line.

Choice/Opt-Out: The Website may provide You the opportunity to opt-in to receive communications from Us at the point where We request information about You. You always have the option of removing Your name from any e-mail list in order to discontinue any such future communications. In order to ensure immediate removal from any list, please follow the specific instructions set forth within the communications You receive from the Company which You no longer wish to receive. If You are unsuccessful in completing the instructions specified in any such communication, please e-mail Us at [email protected], including a copy of the undesired email attached to the request, and state You wish to be removed from the mailing list.

Transfer of Information Across National Borders: Our Website and various information We collect are operated on servers located in various jurisdictions, including the United States. When You access or use the Website and/or Our services, personal information about You may be transferred outside the country in which You are situated to these other locations. The Company’s policies ensure that such personal information is protected to the same standard when processed by any Company entity or office around the world. We also ensure that appropriate contracts containing standard data protection clauses approved by the European Commission to protect that information and the rights of individuals are in place with any and all third-party service providers We may use.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

It is Our policy to post any changes We make to Our privacy policy. You are expected to check this privacy policy periodically so that You are aware of any changes.

Contact Information

To ask questions or comment about this privacy policy and Our privacy practices, contact Us at:

The VA Connection

Belinda Sandor
Welsh IP Law LLC
PO Box 1267
Darien, CT 06820
[email protected]

Last modified: April 27, 2021