At Virtrue, Inc (“VIRTRUE”), we value your privacy and understand your need to keep personal information private. We believe that you should maintain control over what others see. In fact, that’s why we built Virtrue. We understand the value of a person’s network is both personal and professional. When you use the Virtrue system, we collect certain personally identifiable information. Supplying personal information to us is entirely voluntary.
Information we receive. On Virtrue, you give us information and we also pull public and private data to provide you with our services, including as a way to verify that you are you. This information includes: (1) data provided directly by you (such as your Billing Information, credit card number, and address), (2) data provided and authorized by you via APIs or other data collection means (Facebook, LinkedIn, and other sites), (3) information Virtrue receives when you access our site and services, such as information about your computer, browser, or device, potentially including your IP Address and other unique information and identifiers, and, (4) public information Virtrue may pull from other sources.
How we use your information. We may use all of the information we receive, including your personal information, to provide you with our services, including to verify your identity, respond to your customer service requests, and administer your account. We also may use this information to maintain, protect and improve our products and services, to protect us, you and others, and also to develop new products and services for you and others. We require a large amount of data to complete the verification process. However, the underlying data points including personal characteristics, photos, likes, comments and more are not shown to your potential transacting parties, employer or any other users of Virtrue without your permission. Furthermore, you maintain control over your communications with any company or person requesting your data.
Service Providers. If you request something from Virtrue, for example, a product or service such as a driving license record or criminal check, we will use the information you provide to fulfill your request. To help us do this, we may share information with service providers to help us bring you the products and services we offer, either directly as the provider of such product or service, or indirectly. These third parties are prohibited from using your personally identifiable information for any other purpose. We also require these third parties to maintain your personal information in the strictest confidence.
Virtrue may also share your information with 3rd party service providers that sent you to Virtrue.
We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. Session cookies are used to help identify you as you use our service. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. Persistent cookies track analytics to help us improve the site or to track referrals from partners. Often, you can remove cookies by using controls on your device, browser, or computer.
If you reject cookies, your ability to use some areas of our site, products, or services may be limited.
You can log in to our site using sign-in services such as Facebook Connect or an Open ID provider. These services will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personal information with us such as your name and email address to pre-populate our sign up form. Services like Facebook Connect give you the option to post information about your activities on this Web site to your profile page to share with others within your network.
Simply put, without your consent, we do not and will not share your personal information with anyone, for any reason, at any time. We only share information with your approval, as described in our policies, or when we combine it with other information so it no longer identifies you, or when we remove your personal information, like your name, from it.
Law enforcement and other requests. We may disclose your personal or other information as required or permitted by law, as part of governmental request, or during an investigation. Examples include compliance with a subpoena, or similar legal process, a situation where we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect you or your rights or the rights of others, or protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request.
Merger or sale. If Virtrue is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, such transaction may involve the transfer, use, or disclosure of your personal information. In those situations, we will notify you, such as via email or in this policy. In that notice we’ll tell you about any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information.
Updates or Deactivation. Users who wish to deactivate their profiles are able to do so. If your personal information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may update the information you provided or delete your account by making the change on our member information page. Where we can provide information access and correction, we will do so for free, except where it would require a disproportionate effort. After you delete information from our services, we may not immediately delete residual copies from our active servers and may not remove information from our backup systems.
Retention. We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
Messages. We will send you service-related announcements and other messages related to our services when it is necessary to do so. Generally, you may not opt-out of these communications, but for some messages, we may offer you a choice option in the email.
If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about our site, we will ask you for your friend’s name, email address, or enable the referral via 3rd party tools (such as Facebook Connect). We will automatically send your friend an invitation to visit the site. Virtrue stores this information for the purpose of sending the invite and for providing you and others with services and features.
Security. The security of your personal information is important to us. We try to keep our site safe to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. When you enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number) on our order forms, we deploy security measures that are designed to protect your information.
855 Folsom St., #542
San Francisco, CA 94107
Updated: February 11, 2013
Acceptance of Terms
The Service is available only to individuals who are at least 13 years old. Depending on the type of service requested, permission by a consenting adult may be required. You represent and warrant that all registration information you submit is accurate and truthful and if you are an individual, you are of legal age to form a binding contract. Virtrue may, in its sole discretion, refuse to offer the Service to any person or entity and change its eligibility criteria at any time. This provision is void where prohibited by law and the right to access the Service is revoked in such jurisdictions.
Virtrue is a Venue
The service is a platform for enabling the connection between individuals or Enterprises seeking to match people with events (“events”) such as, but not limited to, hiring, purchasing or renting a good, dating, and user identification. Virtrue is not a party to the interaction between Enterprises, individuals and groups. You represent, understand and expressly agree that Virtrue does not have control over the quality, timing, legality or any other aspect whatsoever of the events represented. Virtrue makes no representations about the suitability, timeliness, and accuracy of the services provided by the Service whether in public, private or offline interactions. Virtrue is not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any user of the Service or Member of the Service. Use of the Virtrue service is completely voluntary by one or more parties in an event. All users, applicants, hosts, and invitees, do hereby expressly agree not to hold Virtrue (or Virtrue’s officers, directors, managers, members, subsidiaries, agents, assignees, representatives, advertisers or employees) liable for any activities originated through the Service and Virtrue expressly disclaims any liability whatsoever for any damage, lawsuits, and/or claims, including any that result from information derived from the Service.
Rules and Conduct
By way of example and not limitation: 1. you shall not use Virtrue for hiring purposes without a) the approval of the job applicant or sharing of the Service results expressly by the job applicant, or b) the approval of the Service which results from the express or implied authorization by the applicant; and 2, you shall not (and shall not permit any third party to) either (a) take any action or (b) upload, download, post, submit or otherwise distribute or facilitate distribution of any Content on or through the Service, including without limitation any User Submission, that: infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity or other right of any other person or entity or violates any law or contractual duty; you know is false, misleading, untruthful or inaccurate; is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another’s privacy, tortious, obscene, offensive, or profane; constitutes unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, junk or bulk e-mail (“spamming”); involves commercial activities and/or sales without Virtrue’s prior written consent such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, or pyramid schemes; contains software viruses or any other computer codes, files, or programs that are designed or intended to disrupt, damage, limit or interfere with the proper function of any software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment or to damage or obtain unauthorized access to any system, data, password or other information of Virtrue or any third party; or impersonates any person or entity, including any employee or representative of Virtrue. Additionally, you shall not: (i) take any action that imposes or may impose (as determined by Virtrue in its sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on Virtrue’s (or its third party providers’) infrastructure; (ii) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Service or any activities conducted on the Service; (iii) bypass any measures Virtrue may use to prevent or restrict access to the Service (or other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the Service); (iv) run any form of auto-responder or “spam” on the Service; or (v) use manual or automated software, devices, or other processes to “download” or “scrape” or “crawl” or “spider” any page of the Site.
You shall not (directly or indirectly): (i) decipher, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to derive any source code or underlying ideas or algorithms of any part of the Service, except to the limited extent applicable laws specifically prohibit such restriction, (ii) modify, translate, or otherwise create derivative works of any part of the Service, or (iii) copy, rent, lease, distribute, or otherwise transfer any of the rights that you receive hereunder. You shall abide by all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations.
Third Party Sites
The Service may permit you to link to other websites or resources on the Internet or you may sign-up to use Virtrue via a third party site, and other websites or resources may contain links to the Site. When you access third party websites, you do so at your own risk. These other websites are not under Virtrue’s control, and you acknowledge that Virtrue is not responsible or liable for the content, functions, accuracy, legality, appropriateness or any other aspect of such websites or resources. The inclusion of any such link does not imply endorsement by Virtrue or any association with its operators. You further acknowledge and agree that Virtrue shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such Content, goods or services available on or through any such website or resource. When you access third party websites, the information contained and provided by those websites is solely under the control of those sites. Virtrue may look at or review the data to provide services and share your data with third party sites if you signed-up for Virtrue via the third party site or granted the third party site access to your data on Virtrue.
Content and License
You agree that the Service contains Content specifically provided by Virtrue or its partners and that such Content is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets or other proprietary rights and laws. You shall abide by and maintain all copyright notices, information, and restrictions contained in any Content accessed through the Service. Use, reproduction, modification, distribution or storage of any Content for other than personal, non-commercial use is expressly prohibited without prior written permission from Virtrue, or from the copyright holder identified in such Content’s copyright notice. You shall not sell, license, rent, or otherwise use or exploit any Content for commercial use or in any way that violates any third party right.
All information publicly posted or privately transmitted through the Site is the sole’ responsibility of the person from which such content originated and that Virtrue will not be liable for any errors or omissions in any content; and that Virtrue cannot guarantee the identity of any other users with whom you may interact in the course of using the Service. Virtrue does not endorse and has no control over any User Submission. Virtrue cannot guarantee the authenticity of any data that users may provide about themselves. You acknowledge that all Content accessed by you using the Service is at your own risk and you will be solely responsible for any damage or loss to any party resulting therefrom.
For content that is covered by intellectual property rights, like photos and videos (IP content), you specifically give us the following permission: you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you provide or post on or in connection with Virtrue. However, we will not use this license without your permission except in aggregate form. This IP License ends when you delete your IP content or your account unless your content has been shared with others, and they have not deleted it.
Virtrue has no special relationship with or fiduciary duty to you. You acknowledge that Virtrue has no control over, and no duty to take any action regarding: which users gains access to the Site; what Content you access via the Site; what effects the Content may have on you; how you may interpret or use the Content; or what actions you may take as a result of having been exposed to the Content. You release Virtrue from all liability for you having acquired or not acquired Content through the Site. The Site may contain, or direct you to websites containing, information that some people may find offensive or inappropriate. Virtrue makes no representations concerning any Content contained in or accessed through the Site, and Virtrue will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality or decency of material contained in or accessed through the Site or the Service.
THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” AND IS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY WARRANTIES IMPLIED BY ANY COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR USAGE OF TRADE, ALL OF WHICH ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED. VIRTRUE, AND ITS DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS, PARTNERS AND CONTENT PROVIDERS DO NOT WARRANT THAT: (A) THE SERVICE WILL BE SECURE OR AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION; (B) ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED; (C) ANY CONTENT OR SOFTWARE AVAILABLE AT OR THROUGH THE SERVICE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; OR (D) THE RESULTS OF USING THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS. YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS PRIVACY ACT NOTICE (18USC 2701-2711): VIRTRUE MAKES NO GUARANTY OF CONFIDENTIALITY OR PRIVACY OF ANY COMMUNICATION OR INFORMATION TRANSMITTED ON THE SITE OR ANY WEBSITE LINKED TO THE SITE.
Virtrue will not be liable for the privacy of email addresses, registration and identification information, disk space, communications, confidential or trade-secret information, or any other Content stored on Virtrue’s equipment, transmitted over networks accessed by the Site, or otherwise connected with your use of the Service.
Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL VIRTRUE, NOR ITS DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS, SUPPLIERS OR CONTENT PROVIDERS, BE LIABLE UNDER CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, NEGLIGENCE OR ANY OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICE (I) FOR ANY LOST PROFITS, DATA LOSS, COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, OR SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES (HOWEVER ARISING), (II) FOR ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE (REGARDLESS OF THE SOURCE OF ORIGINATION), OR (III) FOR ANY DIRECT DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF (IN THE AGGREGATE) ONE-HUNDRED U.S. DOLLARS ($100.00). SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Dispute Resolution and Jurisdiction
ARBITRATION NOTICE: EXCEPT IF YOU OPT-OUT AND EXCEPT FOR CERTAIN TYPES OF DISPUTES DESCRIBED IN THE ARBITRATION SECTION BELOW, YOU AGREE THAT DISPUTES BETWEEN YOU AND VIRTRUE WILL BE RESOLVED BY BINDING, INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION AND YOU WAIVE YOUR RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT OR CLASS-WIDE ARBITRATION.
You consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. If you are located in a country embargoed by the United States, or are on the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals you will not engage in commercial activities on Facebook (such as advertising or payments) or operate a Platform application or website.
Integration and Severability
- This Statement makes up the entire agreement between the parties regarding Virtrue, and supersedes any prior agreements.
- If any portion of this Statement is found to be unenforceable, the remaining portion will remain in full force and effect.
- If we fail to enforce any of this Statement, it will not be considered a waiver.
- Any amendment to or waiver of this Statement must be made in writing and signed by us.
- You will not transfer any of your rights or obligations under this Statement to anyone else without our consent.
- All of our rights and obligations under this Statement are freely assignable by us in connection with a merger, acquisition, or sale of assets, or by operation of law or otherwise.
- Nothing in this Statement shall prevent us from complying with the law.
- This Statement does not confer any third party beneficiary rights.
- We reserve all rights not expressly granted to you.
- You will comply with all applicable laws when using or accessing Virtrue.
You may contact Virtrue, Inc. at the following address:855 Folsom St., #542
San Francisco, CA 94107