Protecting your personal information
The Varysian Network
We work with the Aluminati Network Group Ltd ('Aluminati') to provide an online community platform, The Varysian Network. The Varysian Network is managed by Varysian Ltd while Aluminati acts in the role of Date Processor with regards to any personal data held and only uses such data for the purposes of running this site.
1. How you can use the password protected area of the site (The Varysian Network)
Your 'Profile' is where you can enter, manage and update your data and email preferences. You may also choose to provide optional details, such as name, occupation, company, photos, personal webpage, personal comments, etc.
You may wish to share some or all of the information held in your Profile with other site members. You are able to do this via your 'Profile' page.
Other users of the platform are able to send private messages to you but you can choose whether or not to be notified when an email is sent. The site does not monitor messages sent between users.
Sharing information within the network website
The general online directory is designed so you can find other users easily. For this reason, you will appear in the directory with the information described in the Personal Information section (above). If you do not want to appear in the directory you can opt out upon registration or by accessing your Profile and removing data. You can also choose to share or hide certain personal and contact information.
The site provides you with the following options which can be changed at any time:
- to opt out of receiving emails from other site users by means of a checkbox in your Profile (the default is that other users can use the website to send you emails, though your address will never be revealed to the sender unless you choose to make it visible in your Profile)
- to unsubscribe from the site completely by requesting the deletion of your account
If you wish to opt out of all Varysian communications and services, please contact us at email@example.com.
Personally identifiable information
To help confirm your identity, this site's registration process may require you to provide authentication (such as your full name, address, email address, password, date of birth, city, province/state, country and/or postal/zip code)
The Aluminati cookie statement describes the cookies used.
2. How we may use your information
We use the information we collect to provide services and features to you, to measure and improve those services and features, and to provide you with customer support. We may use the information to prevent activities which might breach the conditions of use of our site. We also use a variety of technological systems to detect and address anomalous activity and screen content to prevent abuse such as spam. This may on occasion result in a temporary or permanent suspension or termination of some functions for some users.
Unless you have told us otherwise, we may use your information to make suggestions that may be of interest to you.
When you access the network site from a computer, mobile phone, or other device, we may collect information from that device about your browser type, location, and IP address, as well as the pages you visit.
3. How we protect your information
We use technical and organisational security measures to keep your information secure. This site utilises industry standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) servers to encrypt your information to any online financial transactions, if you choose to use our site for this purpose. These transactions are managed by specialist contractors. Shortly after a purchase or refund is processed, you will receive a confirmation via email. You are advised to print out and save a copy of the order confirmation for verification necessary to request refunds or resolve any disputes.
But bear in mind that there are risks inherent in sharing information. Although we allow you to set privacy options that limit access to your information, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot control the actions of other users with whom you share your information. We cannot guarantee that only authorised persons will view your information. We cannot ensure that information you share will not become publicly available. You can reduce third party circumvention of privacy settings and security measures by using common sense security practices such as choosing a strong password, using different passwords for different services, and using up to date antivirus software.
4. How we share information
The password protected area of the site is partly about sharing information with others while providing you with settings that you can use to restrict other users from accessing your information. We share your information with third parties in accordance with the Aluminati Data Protection Statement.
For those of you with a LinkedIn account, your network log in and LinkedIn identity can be easily connected with a single login option. If you choose to set this up, you must manually authorise the site to receive your LinkedIn credentials and allow access. The only piece of data shared between the site and LinkedIn is the LinkedIn ID, used for matching the two accounts. You can revoke this permission at any time.
If you choose to enable this feature, future logins to the site can be done via your LinkedIn login.