Privacy Policy

Visual Engineering's Privacy Policy

Visual Engineering is committed to safeguarding your privacy online and we want you to be aware of how your information will be treated as you use our site.

Effective Date: December 1, 2004

By accessing or otherwise using this site, you agree to be bound contractually by this Privacy Policy.

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1.    Modification of Privacy Policy.  We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time, and without prior notice, by posting an amended Privacy Policy that is always accessible by clicking on the "Legal" link on this site's home page. Your continued use of this site indicates your acceptance of the amended Privacy Policy.  You should check the Privacy Policy through this link periodically for modifications by clicking on the link provided near the top of the Privacy Policy for a listing of material changes and their effective dates.

2.    Privacy Statement.  Visual Engineering, Inc.  ("VE"), operates this web site.  All references to "we", "us", "this web site" or "this site" shall be construed to mean VE.   VE understands that visitors to this web site are concerned about the privacy of information. The following describes our privacy policy, including our policy regarding personally identifiable information that we collect through this web site about individuals who use or visit this website.  It also identifies the categories of third party persons or entities with which we share the collected personally identifiable information.

3.    Collection of Personally Identifiable Information ("PII").  When an individual visits this web site and registers to receive certain benefits,  we may collect certain categories of personally identifiable information.  The information we collect may vary depending on the benefits selected by the registrant and the information provided by the registrant.  For example, we may collect the following categories of personally identifiable information: name, physical address, an email address, phone number, occupation, and account information.

4.    Sharing of PII: General Policy.  We do not rent, sell or share PII with you or nonaffiliated companies, except with your consent or as described below.

5.    Sharing of PII: Affiliates.  Unless prohibited by law, we may use and share PII within any companies that may legally affiliated with us (such as, for example, any parent, subsidiary, or brother or sister entity) for purposes of providing service and account maintenance, to help us design and improve products and services, and to offer products and services that may be of interest to you.  

6.    Sharing of PII: Third-Party Service Providers.  When you submit your PII on this site, we reserve the right to share it with a reputable third party that provides outsourced services for us ("Third Party Service Providers").  These Third Party Service Providers may include, for example, companies that (i) host, manage, and service our web servers, software and systems, (ii) provide business, data processing, or marketing services, and (iii) provide payment processing, fulfillment, and/or shipping services.  Further, all such Third Party Processors are contractually bound by us to keep the information confidential, and all information provided to or accessible by Third Party Service Providers is required to be used by them only for purposes of the service they are providing for this site.

7.    Sharing of PII: Purchase or Sale of Businesses.  We continually looks for ways to improve our business.  One such way of improving our business might be to buy or sell a company.  If we buy or sell a business, databases containing PII will likely be transferred as part of the sale.  If we buy a business, we will honor the requests of that business' former customers regarding their personally identifiable information.  If in connection with a sale there will be material changes to the way personally identifiable information is being used, affected consumers will be notified via e-mail and will be given the opportunity to opt-out.

8.    Sharing of PII: Legal Process.  We reserve the right to share PII with third parties in response to a subpoena, to prevent fraud, to comply with an inquiry by a government agency or other regulator, or as necessary for other legal purposes.    

9.    Cookies.  This web site, like many web sites, uses "cookies" (information stored on your computer by your browser at our request).  Cookies enable the site to "remember" who you are so that you can get around it easier and more efficiently.  Cookies may allow you to access secured information, conduct secured transactions, and take advantage of promotional opportunities.  Cookies in and of themselves do not personally identify users, although they do identify a user's computer.  Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies.  If you  prefer, you can set your browser to refuse cookies.  However, you may not be able to take full advantage of a web site if you do so.  We reserve the right to use cookies to collect demographic and profile data for purposes of improving the content of this web site.  We do not record personal or sensitive information in our cookies.  Advertisers that display ads on our site may also use cookies; however we do not have access to the information obtained from cookies issued from other sites.

10.    Traffic Data.  We reserve the right to collect three (3) types of "traffic data":  IP Addresses, Referrers, and System Information.  IP addresses are used by your computer every time you are connected to the Internet. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer.  A Referrer is the information passed along by a web browser that references the Web URL you linked from.  System information includes time of access, the type of web browser being used, the operating system/platform, and CPU speed of your computer.  We reserve the right to use this "traffic data" purposes of identifying broad demographic trends and for improving the content of this web site.  We will not use "traffic data" to attempt to identify your personal information; you will not be personally identified with "traffic data".

11.    ECPA Notice.  This web site treats email messages and other communications through this site as private.  Exceptions are those permitted by law, included under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986, 18 U.S.C. Sections 2701-2711 (the "ECPA").  The ECPA permits our limited ability to intercept and/or disclose electronic messages, including, for example (i) as necessary to operate our system or to protect our rights or property, (ii) upon legal demand (court orders, warrants, subpoenas), or (iii) where we receive information inadvertently which appears to pertain to the commission of a crime.  This site is not considered a "secure communications medium" under the ECPA.

12.    USA Patriot Act Notice.  The federal USA Patriot Act ("USA Patriot Act") provides generally for the operator of a communication host and law enforcement to be able to monitor any content, upon request of the operator.  We anticipate fully complying with all our obligations, and availing ourselves of all our rights, under the USA Patriot Act.

13.    Other Web Sites, Links, And Advertisers.  This web site contains links to other web sites.  We reserve this right to have advertisers or other third parties on this site who may also have links on this web site and may link to this site.  The privacy practices of advertisers or web sites linked to this site are not covered by this privacy statement, and we is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.   Additionally, if you make a purchase from a store or merchant listed on or linked to this site, any information that you give, such as your credit card number and contact information, is provided to those merchants.  These merchants have separate privacy and data collection practices, and we have no responsibility or liability for these independent policies.  You should be careful to review any privacy policies posted on any of these sites before signing up with and using them.

14.    Security.  Information collected by this site is stored in secure operating environments that are not available to the public.  We are dedicated to maintaining and upholding your privacy and security and are aware of our privacy and security policies.  Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed 100% secure.  As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or store at this site, and you do so at your own risk.

15.    Making Changes To Personally Identifiable Information.  Registered users may make changes to their Personally Identifiable Information by following these instructions: log in to Your MyKavaChart account to view and modify your contact information.

16.    Email.  If you supply us with your e-mail address on-line you may receive periodic messages from us with information specific to the site and required for the normal functioning of the site as well as for new products or services or upcoming events. If you prefer not to receive periodic email messages, please submit your request to .

17.    Contact Us.  If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy or your dealings with this web site, please contact us at:
Visual Engineering, Inc.
164 Main St., Second Floor
Los Altos, CA, 94022
Contact: Robert Glazebrook