Privacy Policy .

VanGuard Data is strongly committed to protecting your privacy while interacting with our content, products and services. We want to provide a safe and secure environment for you to work.

The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to tell you what kind of information we may gather about you when you visit our site, how we may use that information, whether we disclose it to anyone, and the choices you have regarding our use of, and your ability to correct this information. Our policy allows you to choose what kind and how much information you provide to us and to control how we use whatever information you give us. Our goal is to provide you with a satisfying experience while allowing you to control your privacy and to give you a means to voice any questions or concerns you may have.

This policy applies only to VanGuard Data and not to other companies' or organisations' websites to which VanGuard Data is linked.

Collection of information

Information is collected from you primarily when you are requesting support and to identify the individuals that are downloading our software. In the latter example, we use this information to improve our security and to provide statistical information that is used to direct the development we undertake on our software services. Depending on the service you are accessing, you could be asked to provide information such as your name or email address. It is entirely your choice whether to respond to these questions or not however, if you do not provide a valid e-mail address we will not be able to offer support or software download services.

VanGuard Data collects three types of information. The first type is anonymous information. For instance, we may collect information to tell us that five hundreds people visit this Privacy Policy today, but we do not know their names, where they live or their date of birth - they are 'anonymous' to us.

The second type of information collected is Technical Logs that will identify your IP address. An IP address is the address that your computer uses to identify itself on the Internet and allows communications between sites.

The third type of information that VanGuard Data collects is personal information. VanGuard Data will collect personal information that lets us know the specifics of who you are such as your name, email address, or postal address, when you provide it to us. With this information, VanGuard Data can provide a variety of support and download services that are not available to anonymous users. We hope that you will find it beneficial to provide individually identifiable information about yourself to us because it will make our services more valuable to you.

How much of your personal information that you choose to disclose to VanGuard Data is completely up to you. The only way we know something about you personally is if you provide it to us.

Use of anonymous information

VanGuard Data automatically gathers anonymous information to monitor the use of the VanGuard Data web site like the numbers and frequency of visitors and the most popular pages. We only use such data in the aggregate. This collective data helps us determine how many of our customers use parts of the site so we can improve VanGuard Data web site for its users. VanGuard Data will not publish or provide this aggregate data to other people in any form.

Use of Technical Logs

In this case VanGuard Data only monitors the connecting IP address on software downloads and only to ensure that a single IP address is not acting maliciously and trying to attack our servers by repetitive downloading of software. It is possible to gain additional information such as general location of an IP address with an accuracy limited to about the nearest large town. VanGuard Data may from time to time analyse this data to identify where the greatest load is coming from in order to plan our I.T network for future upgrade. VanGuard Data will not publish or provide this data to other people in any form.

Use of personal information

VanGuard Data will only use the personal information you have chosen to provide us for the purpose for which you provided it. VanGuard Data will not use it for any other purpose without your consent or publish or provide this data to other people in any form.


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There will be occasions where it will be necessary for the VanGuard Data to disclose your personal information to third parties such as when VanGuard Data may be required by law to disclose the information. Otherwise than stated above, we do not disclose personal information that you may give us, such as your name, address, email address or telephone number, to any organisation or person outside VanGuard Data unless you have authorised us to do so. For example, when you contribute to an online forum you may want to publish your name and email address.

No sale of personal information

Under no circumstances will VanGuard Data sell or receive payment for licensing or disclosing your personal information.

Interacting with VanGuard Data

There are many interactive features on VanGuard Data that you can contribute to. These include: Guest books, Forums, Event Diaries, Reviews, Recipes, Online Voting, Community, Mailing Lists and Email.

When interacting with VanGuard Data, we suggest that you use your discretion and exercise caution when providing your personal information.

Note that whenever you post personal information in publicly accessible places, such as chat rooms or message boards, this information becomes available to anyone with access to the internet. This information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. Therefore, we recommend that you refrain from posting any information that you do not want seen in these public areas. For example, when participating in an VanGuard Data forum, guest book or chat area, your name will appear on the message board. VanGuard Data recommends that applicants registering online do not use their real names, but a pen name or pseudonym. You must not intentionally use the name of another living person.

Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any personal information. Be responsible whenever you are online.

Access and Correction: personal data

If VanGuard Data holds your personal information VanGuard Data will where possible provide you with access to the information. VanGuard Data will take reasonable steps to correct the information so that it is accurate, complete and up to date.


VanGuard Data operates secure data networks that are designed to protect your privacy and security.

Complaints about privacy

If you have any complaints relating to online privacy issues on our web sites, please notify VanGuard Data. While the VanGuard Data accepts no liability for any material or links posted to the service, we will investigate all complaints.

Changes to VanGuard Data privacy policy

If we decide to change the VanGuard Data Privacy Policy, we will post those changes here.