Vulcan Value Partners, LLC (“Vulcan”) understands the importance of protecting your personal and financial information when you visit our website located at www.vulcanvaluepartners.com (the “Website”).
The Website is capable of collecting certain information about persons who access the Website or attempt to use its account functions. Types of information that are or may be collected by the Website, and uses of that information are set forth below. Vulcan is the sole owner of the information collected on the Website. Vulcan collects information from our users at several different points on our Website.
Transmission of email sent to us through our Website using our customer service web forms is “secure” by conventional industry standards; email otherwise sent by the Internet may not be secure. Please be aware that when you receive a receipt acknowledging your email, it means that the message has been routed into the Internet, and not that the message has been received by us. Vulcan may retain the content of any customer service web form or email that Vulcan receives, the email address from which it is sent, and our response. Content and other information related to e-mails sent by user to Vulcan may be used as testimonials or for other marketing purposes, except that no marketing communications unrelated to the subject matter of the submission will be sent to the e-mail address from which such e-mail or form is sent unless the user specifically elects to receive additional marketing materials or we obtain the e-mail address through another avenue that permits such use. In all cases, e-mail addresses may be compared to subscription or customer lists of Vulcan and its business partners.
When a user performs a search on a search engine within the Website, Vulcan may collect information regarding the search query and topic to assess areas of interest to users of the Website in general. Such information is not tied to individual identities in any way except that the query (or a record of location of results for the query) may be maintained on the user’s computer by means of a cookie for the conveniences of the user. As necessary to provide service, Vulcan also may record information for every search request (disassociated from personally identifiable information) and use that information to solve technical problems with the service and to calculate overall usage statistics.
We may use IP addresses and web server log files to analyze trends, administer the Website, track user’s movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. Additionally, in areas of the Website requiring registration, we may use this information from time to time to police the Website for unregistered users (but Vulcan undertakes no obligation to do so). Information of this type may be combined with cookies or other sources of information for these purposes. Specifically, through the use of web server log files, any or all of the following information may be accessed, collected, analyzed, and stored during or after your visits to our Website: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example, “aol.com” if you are connecting from an America Online account); the date and time you access our Website; the pages that you visit on our Website and the sequence in which you visit them; the amount of time that you spend on any given page of our Website; the Internet address of the Website that you visited immediately before visiting our Website; the Internet address of the Website from which you linked directly to our Website, if any; the Internet address of the Website that you visit immediately after leaving our Website; the type of operating system on your computer; the type of browser that you are using to view the Website. These and similar types of information may also be collected by “web-bugs,” or single-pixel gifs and other means.
Information Use and Sharing
Vulcan maintains safeguards to guard each client’s nonpublic personal information. Vulcan will use information collected on this Website for its own internal purposes, but Vulcan does not share any nonpublic personal information with any nonaffiliated third parties, except in the following circumstances:
- As necessary to provide a service that the client has requested or authorized, or to maintain and service the client’s account (information may be provided to the firm’s outside accounting firm, custodians and broker-dealers under this exception);
- As required by regulatory authorities or law enforcement officials who have jurisdiction over Vulcan, or as otherwise required by any applicable law; and
- To the extent reasonably necessary to prevent fraud and unauthorized transactions.
We take precautions to protect our users’ information. When a user submits sensitive information via the Website, the information is protected both online and off-line as set forth in this section. All requests for financial and business sensitive information (to the extent such sensitivity is known), and all responses in the normal course thereto are encrypted and protected with the SSL encryption software. You can confirm that pages are encrypted by viewing the lock icon on the bottom of most browsers. We also take the measures off-line to protect your financial and known business sensitive information as we use to protect our own such information. Vulcan is not liable or responsible for the security of any information transmitted to the Website by you or for the disclosure of information due to errors in transmission.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
Other Privacy Policies or Statements