B. Information collected through the Site
Types of Information
VASCO may collect Information about you when you:
- use or visit the Site or other VASCO websites
- purchase or obtain a VASCO product or service online
- inquire, apply, or register for any training or other certification program with VASCO
- subscribe to the VASCO newsletter or agree to receive marketing information
- communicate electronically with any VASCO representative.
VASCO offers through the Site online resources that provide information on VASCO’s product portfolio and related services, support and training, VASCO offices and dealer locations, corporate news and events for customers and investors, and career opportunities.
When you visit the Site and access its pages, VASCO collects the following Information:
Active information that you disclose to VASCO when you visit certain VASCO websites may include your name, company name, job title, home and business address, email address, telephone number, mobile number or other contact information, and demographic information such as your gender, postal code, country, preferences, as well as username and password, or delivery and fulfillment information as may be necessary, and such other personal information that you elect to disclose and as VASCO may request from time to time.
VASCO automatically receives passive information when you use or access the Site, or through your use of certain browsers. Automated passive information includes your IP address, browser information and version, location, date, time and time zone, network routing information, equipment versions and similar information. VASCO also passively receives site activity data capturing how you enter and leave the Site, how you navigate to and leave the pages and links you visit on the Site, your length of stay on any part of the Site, your product or service preference indicated by the number of times and the length of time you view a product, how often you visit the Site and any of its pages, or third party websites or applications accessible through the Site.
Passive information does not identify you to VASCO by name, and VASCO does not link your IP address to you or to any personally identifiable information. VASCO may store passive information for the purpose of determining effective click-path flow, to test and improve user experience of the Site and related usage for internal purposes.
VASCO receives “passive” information using the following data collection techniques:
Cookies: “Cookies” are small text files sent from the Site to your web browser or your hard drive to store bits of information related to you. Cookies may last while you are active on the Site and are deleted when you close your browser. Cookies can also be stored in your computer browser or memory until you delete them manually or until they expire. Cookies may collect a unique identifier and store user information such as IP addresses, navigational data, server information, data transfer times, user preferences, and passwords, allowing you to sign in to your account in a VASCO website or to access certain areas on the Site.
On certain VASCO websites such as blog.vasco.com, VASCO uses Facebook features and tools such as tag APIs and Custom Audiences Pixel for data about actions of Site visitors (“Event Data”) to be sent to Facebook to track conversions (“Conversion Tracking”) and to allow VASCO to create custom audiences for the products or service VASCO may advertise on Facebook. Use of such data is governed by this Privacy Statement as to VASCO’s use, and by Facebook’s Data Use Policy (https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/) as to Facebook’s use. You can adjust Facebook ad settings at https://www.facebook.com/about/ads/.
The Google AdWords and Facebook remarketing tags such as a pixel tag or a clear GIF, are snippets of code that VASCO adds on certain pages of the Site or other VASCO websites. A tag is a “web beacon” that appears as a clear graphic image of a 1x1 pixel delivered through a web browser or an HTML compliant e-mail client application to a user’s device. VASCO uses these remarketing tags together with cookies to reach previous visitors of the Site or other VASCO websites in relation to marketing a product or service.
Locally shared objects, also called “flash cookies,” are pieces of data that websites using Adobe Flash may store on your computer. VASCO will use the information collected to find out how you navigate the Site. You may disable this function by referring to www.adobe.com website for information. If you disable or disallow locally shared objects, you might not be able to access certain pages or important functions on the Site.
To manage your privacy preferences, you may configure your Internet browser using the “help” function in order to alert you when a cookie is sent or used and allow you the option to accept, reject or remove cookies. You can, in general, manage interest-based advertising or completely opt-out by indicating your choice in www.aboutads.info/choices. If you reject, disable or remove cookies, you might not be able to access certain pages or important functions on the Site.
Use and Processing of Information
VASCO will collect, use, and process your Information as legally permitted, and as requested or consented by you.
VASCO stores Information that you provide online for as long as you maintain a user profile, and as necessary for the effective operation of the Site or to comply with legal requirements. When you communicate with VASCO, your Information is collected only as may be necessary to reply, and stored for as long as necessary to fulfill the purpose of collecting and processing of Information as stated in this Privacy Statement. When you submit your Information in a resume or similar document to express your interest in career opportunities at VASCO, your Information will form part of the VASCO pool of candidates allowing VASCO to consider you for available positions that match your qualifications.
User Profile, Preferences and Opt-Out
To gain full access to certain areas of the Site in order to obtain a service, request for information, download materials, or subscribe to or participate in certain VASCO programs, VASCO may require you to create a user account and maintain a user profile. You may control your preferences for using the Site, or for receiving electronic and marketing information, including opting into or out of certain programs and interests. You can access your user profile at any time to change your preferences or make other modifications.
Several VASCO websites may require separate user registrations for you to be able to obtain the services and the information in these websites. Certain VASCO websites will permit automatic access to other VASCO websites so that by logging into one user account, you may automatically be signed in to other VASCO websites. Other VASCO websites may have different purposes, uses, and collection techniques than those indicated in this Privacy Statement. Please always review the Privacy Statement of the VASCO website that you access before providing your Information.
Purpose of collecting the Information
Information in Community Forums
VASCO may offer Community Forums in the Site and other VASCO websites, where you may elect to participate. You are solely responsible for Information and content that you publish, and you acknowledge that any Information you volunteer will be accessible to, and may be collected and used by, the community of users. You acknowledge and agree that VASCO has no control over Information and content that users share, and VASCO does not generally monitor user Information and any content published in Community Forums. VASCO reserves the right to review content published in the Community Forums, and the right to strike out or remove content, in whole or in part, that VASCO deems offensive or inappropriate, and to disallow continued participation of the user responsible for such content.
When you publish in a Community Forum any Information or content, you warrant and represent that you have the right to cause its publication, and you grant VASCO a perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide license to use, transmit, display, copy, distribute, and exploit such content.
Users who consent to receive additional communication will be added to VASCO’s internal mailing list and furnished with product information via email, telemarketing, fax, SMS, and postal mail, where legally permitted. With user consent, VASCO may also disclose and transfer personal information to VASCO partners or resellers for the marketing of VASCO products and services.
If you decide not to receive such further information, you may unsubscribe as described in the individual communication, or notify VASCO at the postal address indicated in this Privacy Statement. You will be removed from the subscriber list within ten (10) business days.
Links to Other Internet Websites
The privacy practices set forth in this Privacy Statement apply only to this Site and the specified activities. Other websites, whether operated by VASCO or by third parties, may have different privacy practices. Please review the privacy policies of such other websites that you access through the Site. VASCO is not responsible or liable for the content of third party websites or for third party compliance with applicable laws and regulations.