Last Updated: May 12, 2017
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What Information Do We Collect?
We may collect various types of information from or about you. Here are the following ways in which we collect information from you and what type of information is collected at those intervals:
Registration and Account Formation
To utilize the services offered by VCG, you must register for a paid account. During the registration process, you supply us with personal information such as your full name, your business name, an e-mail address, and a password that you select. Additionally, you supply us with billing information such as your credit card information and billing address. The billing information provided by you during the account registration process may be used to track details about your initial account formation and/or subsequent account charges.
Input of Your Information to Third Parties Utilized by VCG
We may also retain the content of and metadata regarding any correspondence you may have with us or its customer service representatives, regardless of the mode of communication by which such correspondence was made. This information helps us to improve the Site and the materials, products and services that we offer on the Site, and to more effectively and efficiently respond to both current and future inquiries.
As with many other websites, the servers used to operate this Site collect certain data pertaining to you and the equipment and communications method that you use to access the Internet and the Site. Without combining these data with other sources of information, they do not readily identify you. They do reveal such things as the Internet Protocol (“IP”) address assigned to your computer, pages you accessed on the Site, or immediately prior to visiting the Site, and the length of time you spent at the Site.
This information is collected to, among other things, facilitate Site operation and system administration, to generate aggregate, non-identifiable statistical information, and to improve content and content delivery regarding the Site and the materials, products and services that we make available on the Site.
VCG uses “cookies” (small text files stored on your computer) to help track and customize your access and use of the Site. Cookies store and retain information that helps us recognize you when you return to the Site following a previous visit. Cookies may also store any login or ID assigned to you by us and the associated password, though this information is stored in encrypted form. Most popular Internet browser packages allow you to configure the browser so as not to accept cookies. However, setting your browser to reject cookies may prevent you from taking full advantage of the Site and the materials, products and services that VCG makes available on the Site.
Information You Input on Your Hosted Website
From time to time, we may place testimonials from our customers on the Site. These testimonials will contain personal information such as your name and site name. No personal information will be published on the Site without your prior consent. If you choose to have this information removed, please contact us in the manner provided for below.
How Do We Use The Information That We Collect?
In addition to the uses mentioned or described above, VCG uses the information that it collects from or about you to improve the materials, products and services that we make available on the Site, to notify you of changes made to the Site or new products made available on or through the Site, to evaluate your needs and customize Site content delivered to you according to those needs, to facilitate the processing of any purchases you make through the Site, to send you promotional material from VCG and some of our affiliates, and for other legitimate and lawful business purposes of VCG.
We do not share information collected about you with third parties, except with regard to certain special programs that we offer in connection with some of our business associates, which may involve special promotions and/or pricing, and in which you are participating. Should you register as a participant in one of those programs, VCG will acknowledge your registration and notify our applicable business associate of your registration, thereby enabling you to receive the corresponding program benefits. It is our policy not to sell lists containing personal information about Site users, registrants or subscribers.
How Do We Protect Information Collected About You?
VCG places a high value on protecting information transmitted via this Site. For this reason, we use industry standard security solutions, including Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology to process payments and to provide secure communication methods. In addition, the Site is protected by a firewall that provides a high level of security. We take commercially reasonable measures to secure and protect customer-specific information transmitted via or stored on our Site. However, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee that information users supply will be totally secure, and you ultimately carry the risk of sharing your personal information.
Disclosure of Information to Outside Parties
We will not share your information to anyone outside of VCG, its affiliates, or any third parties used in offering the services to you. We may use third parties (such as payment processors) to carry out functions for us. These third parties have access to your personally identifiable information only to the extent required to carry out their services. We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
We reserve the right to disclose any personally identifiable information or other information we collect through the Site or otherwise if we are required to do so by law or if we reasonably believe that the disclosure is necessary in order to (a) fulfill a government request; (b) conform with the requirements of law or to comply with legal process served on us; (c) protect or defend our legal rights or property or third party licensors of any material on VCG products or services; or (d) in an emergency to protect the health or safety of the users of the VCG products or services or the general public.
As VCG continues to grow and develop its business, it is possible that its corporate structure might change or that it might merge or otherwise combine with, or that substantially all of its assets might be acquired by, another company. In any such transactions, customer information generally is, will most probably be, and should be expected to be one of the transferred business assets.
What Choices Do You Have?
You may update at any time the information about you and your personal preferences that is stored on the Site, either through your personal interface or through communication to us. You may also ask us at any time to remove your name from our list of Site users who wish to receive electronic communications and e-mail advertisements from us and/or our affiliates by simply sending such a request to us at the contact information provided for below. Once you opt-out, we will honor your choice until you inform us otherwise. If you deactivate your account, your personal information will be removed immediately and entirely. Please remember, however, that if we have already shared information about you pursuant to your registration and participation in the Site to our affiliates, we have no control over how such affiliates may further use that information and you will need to contact them directly in that regard.
Site Visitors from California
Residents of California that have shared with us “personal information” (as it is defined in the California code section) are permitted, under California Civil Code Section 1798.93, to request information as to the disclosure of their personal information to third parties for the purpose of direct marketing. If you are a resident of California and have questions regarding this, please contact us in the manner stated below.
Site Visitors from Outside of the United States
Our Site is not intended for children under 18 years of age. No one under age 18 may provide any information to the Site. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 18. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 18, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 18, please contact us in the manner stated below.
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Attn: Daniel Rouleau
Last Updated: May 12, 2017
Update Log: 1. May 12, 2017
. This website is not intended for people under 18 years of age. This Website is offered and available to users who are 18 years of age or older, and reside in the United States or any of its territories or possessions. By using this Website, you represent and warrant that you are 18 years of age or older and have legal capacity to form a binding contract with the Company. If you do not meet all of these requirements, you must not access or use the Website
Accessing the Company Service and Account Security
Account Security: You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality, security, and correctness of your registration information. You are solely and fully responsible for all activities, liabilities, and damage that occurs under your account or password or from your failure to maintain password confidentiality. You agree that Company shall not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to keep your password or registration information secure. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized access to or use of your username or password or any other breach of security. You agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding online conduct and acceptable content.
Access: We reserve the right to withdraw or amend this Website or any Company Service, and any product, service or material we provide on the Website or the Application, in our sole discretion without notice. We will not be liable to you if, for any reason, any part of or the entire Website or Company Service is unavailable for your access or use at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the Website, or the entire Website, to users, including registered users.
Registering for an account with Company does not currently require any combination of fees for use of Company Services. Company reserves the right to introduce various additional or increased fees in the future. You shall pay the fee rates and methods of charges we require to use the Website and Company Services, which are charged to you and can be accessed and viewed through the Website. These may be modified or updated by Company from time to time in its sole discretion, timing and quantity. It is your responsibility to remain informed about the current fee rates and charges for the Company Services.
Cancellation and Termination: You may cancel your account with the Company for no charge at any time. In the event you or Company terminates your access and account with us for any or no reason (1) Company shall own all Intellectual Property and User Contributions as provided for herein below; and (2) your access to and use of the Website and Company Services shall automatically be cancelled and cease.
- In any way that violates any applicable federal, state, local or international law or regulation (including, without limitation, any laws regarding the export of data or software to and from the US or other countries).
- For the purpose of exploiting, harming or attempting to exploit or harm minors in any way by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable information or otherwise.
- To transmit, or procure the sending of, any advertising or promotional material [without our prior written consent], including any “junk mail”, “chain letter” or “spam” or any other similar solicitation.
- To impersonate or attempt to impersonate the Company, a Company employee, another user or any other person or entity (including, without limitation, by using e-mail addresses [or screen names] associated with any of the foregoing).
- To engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone’s use or enjoyment of the Website, or which, as determined by us, may harm the Company or users of the Website or expose them to liability.
Additionally, you agree not to:
- Use the Company Service in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the site or interfere with any other party’s use of the Company Service, including their ability to engage in real time activities through the Company Service.
- Use any robot, spider or other automatic device, process or means to access the Company Service for any purpose, including monitoring or copying any of the material on the Website.
- Use any manual process to monitor or copy any of the material on the Company Service or for any other unauthorized purpose without our prior written consent.
- Use any device, software or routine that interferes with the proper working of the Website.
- Introduce any viruses, trojan horses, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful.
- Attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage or disrupt any parts of the Website, the server on which the Website is stored, or any server, computer or database connected to the Website.
- Attack the Company Service via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack.
- Otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website.
Intellectual Property Rights
The Website, Company Services, and Application, and its entire contents, features and functionality (including but not limited to all information, content (whether provided by you or the Company), software, text, displays, images, video and audio, and the design, selection and arrangement thereof), are owned by Company, its licensors or other providers of such material and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.
These Terms of Service do not constitute a sale or convey to you any rights, title, or interest of ownership in or related to the Company Service or any intellectual property rights owned by Company. Company, Company’s logo and all related names, logos, content (whether provided by you or us), product and service names, designs and slogans are trademarks of Company or its affiliates or licensors. You must not use such marks without the prior written permission of us. All other names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans on this Website are the trademarks of their respective owners.
You must not reproduce, distribute, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, republish, download, store or transmit any of the material on our Website, except as follows:
- Your computer may temporarily store copies of such materials in RAM incidental to your accessing and viewing those materials.
- You may store files that are automatically cached by your Web browser for display enhancement purposes.
- You may print [or download] one copy of a reasonable number of pages of the Website for your own personal, non-commercial use and not for further reproduction, publication or distribution.
You must not:
- Modify copies of any materials from a Company Service or the Website.
- Use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from the accompanying text.
- Delete or alter any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices from copies of materials from a Company Service or the Website.
Company provides a blog that focuses on marijuana business, drug policy reform, cannabis, and other general business topics only. You will provide and are legally responsible for all information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, or other materials uploaded, posted, or stored in connection with your use of the Company Services (“Content”). Company is not responsible for your Content.
You hereby grant us a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to host and use the Content in order to provide you with the Company Services and hereby represent and warrant that you have all the rights necessary to grant us such license. You are responsible for any Content that may be lost or unrecoverable through your use of the Company Services. You are encouraged to archive your Content regularly and frequently.
You understand and acknowledge that you are responsible for any User Contributions you submit or contribute, and you, not the Company, have fully responsibility for such content, including its legality, reliability, accuracy and appropriateness. We are not responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any User Contributions posted by you or any other user of the Website.
Monitoring and Enforcement: We reserve the right to (1) remove or refuse to post any User Contributions for any or no reason in our sole discretion; and (2) take any action with respect to any User Contribution that we deem necessary or appropriate in our sole discretion.
Without limiting the foregoing, we have the right to fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity or other information of anyone posting any materials on or through the Website. YOU WAIVE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE COMPANY AND ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSEES, AND SERVICE PROVIDERS FROM ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN BY ANY OF THE FOREGOING PARTIES DURING OR AS A RESULT OF ITS INVESTIGATIONS AND FROM ANY ACTIONS TAKEN AS A CONSEQUENCE OF INVESTIGATIONS BY EITHER SUCH PARTIES OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.
These content standards apply to any and all User Contributions and use of Interactive Services. User Contributions must in their entirety comply with all applicable federal, state, local and international laws and regulations. Without limiting the foregoing, User Contributions must not:
- Contain any material that is defamatory, obscene, indecent, abusive, offensive, harassing, violent, hateful, inflammatory or otherwise objectionable.
- Promote sexually explicit or pornographic material, violence, or discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
- Infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other intellectual property or other rights of any other person.
- Be likely to deceive any person.
- Promote any illegal activity, or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act. This blog focuses on the reform of marijuana law, but does not advocate the use of any substance that violates state drug laws.
- Cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety or be likely to upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
- Impersonate any person, or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person or organization.
- Give the impression that they emanate from or are endorsed by us or any other person or entity, if this is not the case.
Reliance on Information Posted and Provided
The information presented on or through the Company Service is made available solely for general business information purposes. The information we provide is NOT legal advice. Any reliance you place on such information as legal opinion is unreasonable and strictly at your own risk. We disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by you or any other visitor to the Website, Application, or platform, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.
The Company Service may include content provided by third parties, including materials provided by other users, bloggers and third-party licensors, syndicators, aggregators and/or reporting services. All statements and/or opinions expressed in these materials, and all articles and responses to questions and other content, other than the content provided by the Company, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the person or entity providing those materials. These materials do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Company. We are not responsible, or liable to you or any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials provided by any third parties.
Information About You and Your Visits to the Website
Online Purchases and Other Terms and Conditions
Linking to the Website and Social Media Features
You may link to our homepage or any VirginiaCannabisGroup.Com post, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part without our prior express written consent.
This Website may provide certain social media features that enable you to:
- Link from your own or certain third-party websites to certain content on this Website.
- Send e-mails or other communications with certain content, or links to certain content, on this Website.
- Cause limited portions of content on this Website to be displayed or appear to be displayed on your own or certain third-party websites.
You may use these features solely as they are provided by us solely with respect to the content which they are displayed. Subject to the foregoing, you must not:
- Establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.
- Cause the Website or portions of it to be displayed, or appear to be displayed by, for example, framing, deep linking or in-line linking, on any other site.
- Link to any part of the Website other than the homepage or a blog post.
Links from the Website
If the Website contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, we provide these links for your convenience only. This includes links contained in advertisements, including banner advertisements and sponsored links. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to this Website, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites.
Geographic Restriction: We provide this Website for use only by persons located in the United States. We make no claims that the Website or any of its content is accessible or appropriate outside of the United States. Access to the Website may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Website from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.
Disclaimer of Warranties: EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED, THE COMPANY SERVICES ARE MADE AVAILABLE ON AS “AS IS” AND “WITH ALL FAULTS” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY. COMPANY SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY.
Limitation of Liability: You acknowledge that all contributions provided by you or other users are separate and distinct from Company Services. ACCORDINGLY, EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED, COMPANY HAS NO AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR ANY SERVICES OR PARTY PROVIDED TO YOU BY SUCH SERVICES.
Equitable Relief: Without limiting any Company rights of recourse at law or equity to the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate Company’s intellectual property rights, we may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in any state or federal court in the Commonwealth of Virginia, without posting bond, and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue of such courts situated therein.
Notices. We may give notice to you by email or other reasonable means. All notices, questions,, and other communications to under this Agreement shall be in writing to the address provided below, or by electronic mail at the email address provided below. Communications shall be deemed to have been duly given on the third (3rd) day after mailing; electronic mail shall be deemed to have been duly given after sending, read receipt attached.
Attn: Daniel Rouleau