Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

The vi Web Site ("Site") owned and operated by vi Inc. ("vi"), consisting of company information, services and proprietary content, links, search capabilities and other Internet resources provided by vi, affiliates of vi and third parties. The terms, conditions and notices below ("Terms of Use") govern your use of this Site. Your use of this Site constitutes your agreement to these Terms of Use. If you do not agree with these Terms of Use, please do not use this site. vi reserves the right to change, modify, add, or remove portions of these Terms of Use at any time. These Terms of Use were last updated March 9, 2011. Please check this page periodically for any modifications.

Copyright, Patent, and Trademark Notice

All contents in this Site, including, without limitation, Site layout, functionalities, design, text, images, graphics, documents, data files, video and audio content ("Contents") are the property of vi, its affiliated companies or licensors and are protected by international copyright, patent, and trademark laws. You may not publish, copy, display, distribute, transmit, perform, modify, create derivative works from, or sell any Contents, information, products, or services obtained from this Site, except as otherwise expressly permitted under applicable law and as described in these Terms of Use. vi retains all right, title, and interest to the Contents. Except as permitted by applicable laws, you are prohibited from using any of the marks appearing on this Site without express written consent from the respective trademark owners.

Use of and Downloading Contents

vi grants you permission to print or download Contents on the Site so long as the Contents (i) is solely for informational use or for permitted commercial uses in support of the vi's products, services, or business interests and is not modified or revised in any manner; (ii) plainly displays all copyright, trademark, trade name, service mark, or any other proprietary notices or legends, in the same form and manner as on the original; and (iii) displays a statement that the Contents are used solely with permission of the vi. You may not engage in systematic retrieval of data or other Contents from this site to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database, or directory without written permission from vi. Nor may you mirror on your own site the home page or results pages of this Site. Use of the Contents on this Site for any purpose not expressly permitted in these Terms of Use is prohibited.

If you (or a legal entity you control) own and operate a Web site or engage in other Internet activity, such as electronic commerce, communication, publishing and transmission, and want to download, post, publish, or use Contents for any such Web site or Internet activity, you will need permission from vi, even though your Web site or Internet activity is free of charge.

Privacy Policy

Commitment to Privacy Protection: Protecting the security and privacy of your personal data is important to vi; therefore, we conduct our business in compliance with applicable laws on data privacy protection and data security. We hope the policy outlined below will help you understand what data vi may collect, how vi uses and safeguards that data and with whom we may share it.

Personal data: Through our Web Site, vi will not collect any personal data about you (e.g., your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address), unless you voluntarily choose to provide us with it (e.g., by registration, survey, feedback, quote requests), respectively, provide your consent, or unless otherwise permitted by applicable laws and regulations for the protection of your personal data.

Purpose of Use: When you do provide us with personal data, we usually use it to respond to your inquiry, process your order or provide you access to specific information or offers. Also, to support our customer relationship with you, we may store and process personal data and share it with our affiliates to better understand your needs and how we can improve our products and services.

If you choose not to have your personal data used to support our customer, we will respect your choice. We do not sell or otherwise market your personal data to third parties, except to vi affiliates.

Purpose Limitation: vi will collect, use or disclose personal data supplied by you online only for the purposes disclosed to you, unless the disclosure (i) is a use of the personal data for any additional purpose that is directly related to the original purpose for which the personal data was collected; (ii) is necessary to prepare, negotiate and perform a contract with you; (iii) is required by law or the competent governmental or judicial authorities; (iv) is necessary to establish or preserve a legal claim or defense; or (v) is necessary to prevent fraud or other illegal activities, such as willful attacks on vi information technology systems.

Communications and Utilization Data: Through your use of telecommunications services to access our Web Site, your communications data (e.g., Internet protocol address) or utilization data (e.g., information on the beginning, end and extent of each access, and information on the telecommunications services you accessed) are technically generated and could conceivably relate to personal data. To the extent that there is a compelling necessity, the collection, processing and use of your communications or utilization data will occur and will be performed in accordance with the applicable data privacy protection legal framework.

Non-Personal Data: When you access our Web Site, we may automatically (i.e., not by registration) collect non-personal data (e.g., type of Internet browser and operating system used, domain name of the Web site from which you came, number of visits, average time spent on the site, pages viewed). We may use this data and share it with our worldwide affiliates to monitor the attractiveness of our Web Sites and improve their performance or content.

Cookies: When you view our Web Site, we may store some data on your computer in the form of a "cookie" to automatically recognize your PC next time you visit. Cookies can help us in many ways, for example, by allowing us to tailor a Web Site to better match your interests or to store your password to save you having to re-enter it each time. If you do not wish to receive cookies, please configure your Internet browser to erase all cookies from your computer's hard drive, block all cookies or to receive a warning before a cookie is stored.

Children: vi will not knowingly collect personal data from children without insisting that they seek prior parental consent if required by applicable law. We will only use or disclose personal data about a child to the extent permitted by law, to seek parental consent pursuant to local law and regulations or to protect a child. If we discover we have received any information from a child in violation of this policy, we will delete that information immediately. If you believe vi has any information from or about any child, please contact us in the manner provided for below.

Security: To protect your personal data against accidental or unlawful destruction, loss or alteration and against unauthorized disclosure or access, vi uses technical and organizational security measures.

Links to Other Web Sites: vi Web Sites contain links to other Web Sites. vi is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other Web Sites.

Opt-Out, Corrections, Updates, Removals of Personal Data: Users may opt out of certain services or correct, update, or remove Personal Data that vi has collected about them through any of the means listed below. Please be sure to include the following information in your correspondence: (i) first name and last name; and (ii) E-mail address.

  • E-mail: Send a message to us at info@viglobal.com with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject line or simply respond to the pertinent E-mail with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject line. (Please note: "Unsubscribe" is an automatic process. We will not respond to these messages.)
  • Phone: Call us at (416) 504-9965
  • Fax: Fax us at (416) 504-2295
  • Postal mail:
    vi Inc.
    4950 Yonge Street, Suite 310
    PO Box 134
    Toronto, ON M2N 6K1
    Canada

Please allow up to one (1) week for your opt-out and other requests to be processed.

Third-Party Sites

This Site provides links to other Web Sites or resources for your convenience. vi has selected these resources as having some value and pertinence, but their development and maintenance are not under the direction of vi. Thus, the content, accuracy, and suitability of information contained therein, opinions expressed therein, and other links provided by these resources are neither monitored nor reviewed by vi.

You acknowledge and agree that vi is not responsible for the availability of such external Web Sites or resources, and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources and shall not be liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused by the use of any such content, product, or materials. You access, use, and rely upon such content, products, or materials at your own risk.

Linking to the Site

Any party seeking to publish any link to this Site on another Web Site should notify vi in advance of any such link. Any linking to the Site shall be at your own risk and expense and shall not be construed as an endorsement by or implication of any affiliation with vi, unless vi authorizes such linking in advance. vi reserves the right to object to or have removed any link that is determined by vi in its sole judgment to be inappropriate, inconsistent with the Site's image and reputation, or otherwise creates an undue burden on the Site or on vi.

Co-branding and Framing

You may not, nor may you authorize any other person to, (i) co-brand the Site or portion thereof (whereby you display a name, logo, trademark, or other means of identification of any party in such a manner that gives a user the impression that such other party has the right to display, publish, or distribute the Site or Material accessible with the Site), or (ii) frame the Site or portion thereof (whereby the Site or portion thereof will appear on the same screen with a portion of another Site). vi's consent must be obtained in before framing, co-branding, or other activity impacting the access to or the use of this Site. Failure to obtain such consent may result in an infringement claim or other legal action being brought. You agree to cooperate with vi in causing any unauthorized framing, co-branding, or other activity impacting the access to or the use of our Site to immediately cease.

Disclaimer of Warranty

THE SITE AND ALL INFORMATION AND OTHER CONTENT (INCLUDING THIRD-PARTY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, AND CONTENT) INCLUDED IN OR ACCESSIBLE FROM THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND VI DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, AND STATUTORY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF TITLE AND NONINFRINGEMENT AND THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

Neither vi, its affiliates, nor any third-party content providers or licensors makes any warranty whatsoever, including without limitation (i) that defects will be corrected; (ii) that the Site and the server it resides in, is free of viruses, worms, Trojan Horses, or other harmful components and/or code that manifest contaminating or destructive properties; and (iii) to the accuracy, reliability, availability, suitability, quality, or operation of the Site and any information, or service provided on or accessible from the Site. In addition, vi does not assume any responsibility or risk for your use of the Internet.

Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL VI, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, AND LICENSORS, OR CONTENT PROVIDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOSS OR REVENUE OR INCOME, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, OR SIMILAR DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE USE, INABILITY TO USE, AUTHORIZED USE, PERFORMANCE, OR NONPERFORMANCE OF THIS SITE, EVEN IF VI WAS PREVIOUSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES ARISE IN CONTRACT, TORT, UNDER STATUTE, IN EQUITY, AT LAW, OR OTHERWISE.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold vi, its directors, officers, affiliates, agents, and licensors harmless from and against all losses, expenses, damages, and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from your violation of these Terms of Use, including without limitation, any use of Contents other than as expressly authorized by these Terms of Use.

Applicable Laws

These Terms of Use are governed by the laws of Canada and the Province of Ontario, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws.

Copyrights

All contents of this Site are ©2011 vi Inc. or its licensors. All rights reserved. Photographs and illustrations are copyrighted by their respective owners, as noted in the credits.