Information About You
We collect several types of information on our Site. We collect “Personal Information”, which generally speaking is information that can be used to identify you individually, such as your name, company affiliation, social security number, and e-mail address. We also collect “Non-Personal Information”, which is information about you that does not itself identify you individually. Examples of Non-Personal Information include the type of browser you are using (e.g., Internet Explorer) and the type of operating system you are using (e.g., Windows XP or Mac OS). We also collect “Aggregate Information”, which is information about the use of our Site, such as pages visited on our Site. The information we collect depends on what services you use on our Site. The following is a more detailed explanation of these types of information as well as when and how we collect and use it.
When you register on our Site, we may collect various kinds of Personal Information including your name, company affiliation, e-mail address, business address, social security number, and phone number. We also collect and store access information related to your account including username and password.
From time-to-time, we may post surveys on our Site. The surveys may request demographic information (such as geographic location, areas of interest, and familiarity with Viking Financial, LLC products and services) and customer feedback. Participation in these requests is completely voluntary and with each request, you will have the choice of whether or not to disclose information. Such survey information will be used to improve the overall experience on vikingequipmentfinancing.com.
Customer Service Correspondence
We may keep a record of your correspondence or comments, including information that identifies you personally, when you submit comments, questions or suggestions to our Customer Service department. We use this information to help us provide better service in the event you contact us again.
If you are interested in applying for a job with Viking Financial, LLC, we may collect your resume. Resumes you submit for job applications will not be used for marketing purposes.
Use of Your Personal and Non-Personal Information
Except as disclosed in this policy, we do not sell or disclose information that identifies our users personally or makes it possible for other parties to contact them directly without our users’ consent. However, we may use, sell, disclose, or otherwise dispose of Personal Information we collect in the following circumstances:
Protecting Children Online
We do not knowingly solicit information from or market information to children. Our Site is aimed at businesses users and is not designed nor intended to collect Personal Information from children under the age of 18.
We collect Aggregate Information about you and your use of our Site whenever you visit us online. For instance, we may collect various forms of “click stream” information such as entry and exit points for our Site (i.e., referring URLs or domains), site traffic statistics, page views, impressions, and operating system and browser type. In addition, when users request pages on our Site, our servers automatically log their IP addresses. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web.
This Aggregate Information generally will not personally identify you or be correlated to you individually for external purposes. We may collect, compile, store, publish, promote, report, sell, or otherwise disclose or use any and all Aggregate Information, provided that such information does not personally identify you. When we share such information with other companies, it is not traceable to any particular user, and will not be used to contact you. If we do correlate any Aggregate Information to you, such information will be treated like any other Personal Information under this policy.
We may make use of “cookies” on our Site. Cookies are small text files that are stored on a user’s computer by a Web server based on the permissions set in a user’s browser software. A cookie itself is not designed or intended to read any information from a user’s computer (other than the contents of the cookie); rather, it is an identifier used by the Web site that originally placed it on your hard drive. The actual contents of the cookie information can be retrieved by the same server to identify the computer and subsequently to customize, monitor, or regulate the use of a site based on information stored on the host server. Therefore, cookies only identify the user’s computer to the Web site which may correlate other information, including personally identifying information, with the cookie.
Links to Other Sites
Please be aware that we provide links to third-party websites as a service to our users, and that we are not responsible for the content or information collection practices of those pages. Please note that these Web sites’ privacy policies may differ from those of Viking Financial, LLC. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, or solicit personal information. We encourage you to review and understand their privacy practices before providing them with information.
We use commercially reasonable efforts to store and maintain Personal Information to protect it from loss, misuse, alternation or destruction by any unauthorized party. Despite our efforts to protect your Personal Information, there is always some risk that an unauthorized third party may find a way around our security systems or that transmissions of your information over the Internet may be intercepted.
Opting-Out of Viking Financial, LLC Materials
If you do not want us to use your email address for our own marketing or promotional purposes, you can remove yourself from our e-mail list at any time by e-mailing your preference to us at email@example.com.
Third Party Materials
As described above, we may arrange to have other companies’ marketing materials sent to you. If you do not want to receive these materials you may e-mail your preference to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.