Privacy Policy


The Virtual Collaboration Academy™, a division of The Valued Workforce® (“Company,” “we,” or “us”) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it through this Privacy Policy.


This Privacy Policy governs your access to and use of  virtualcollaborationindex.com, including any content, functionality and  services offered on or through virtualcollaborationindex.com (the “Website“), whether as a guest or a registered user.


When accessing the Website, the Company will learn certain information about you, both automatically and through voluntary actions you may take,  during your visit. This policy applies to information we collect on the  Website and in email, text, or other electronic messages between you and the Website.


Please read the Privacy Policy carefully before you start to use the Website. By using the Website or by clicking to accept or agree to the Terms of Use when this option is made available to you, you accept and agree to be  bound and abide by the Privacy Policy. If you do not want to agree to the Privacy Policy, you must not access or use the Website.


Children Under The Age Of 13

Our Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one  under age 13 may provide any information to or on the Website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you  are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this Website or  on or through any of its features/register on the Website, make any  purchases through the Website, use any of the interactive or public  comment features of this Website or provide any information about  yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, email  address, or any screen name or user name you may use.


If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a  child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete  that information. If you believe we might have any information from or  about a child under 13, please contact us at  hello@virtualcollaborationacademy.com.


Information We Collect About You

When you access the Website, the Company will learn certain information about you during your visit.


Information You Provide To Us. The Website provides various places for users to provide information.  We collect information that users provide by filling out forms on the  Website, communicating with us via contact forms, responding to surveys, search queries on our search feature, providing comments or other  feedback, and providing information when ordering a product or service  via the Website.


We use information  you provide to us to deliver the requested product and/or service, to  improve our overall performance, and to provide you with offers,  promotions, and information.


Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technology. As you navigate through our Website, we may use automatic data  collection technologies including Google Analytics to collect certain  information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns. This  will generally include information about your location, your traffic  pattern through our website, and any communications between your  computer and our Website. Among other things, we will collect data about the type of computer you use, your Internet connection, your IP  address, your operating system, and your browser type.


The information we collect automatically is used for statistical data and  will not include personal information. We use this data to improve our  Website and our service offerings. To the extent that you voluntarily  provide personal information to us, our systems will associate the  automatically collected information with your personal information.


Use of Cookies And Pixels

Similar to other commercial websites, our website utilizes a standard  technology called “cookies” and server logs to collect information about how our site is used. Information gathered through cookies and server  logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time  spent at our site, and the websites visited just before and just after  our own, as well as your IP address.


A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website, that site’s computer asks  your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard  drive specifically designated for cookies. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to  protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the  cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.


The Company reserves the  right to use technological equivalents of cookies, including social  media pixels. These pixels allow social media sites to track visitors to outside websites so as to tailor advertising messages users see while  visiting that social media website. The Company reserves the right to  use these pixels in compliance with the policies of the various social  media sites.


Third Party Use Of Cookies

Some content or applications, including advertisements, on the Website are  served by third-parties, including advertisers, ad networks and servers, content providers, and application providers. These third parties may  use cookies alone or in conjunction with web beacons or other tracking  technologies to collect information about you when you use our website.  The information they collect may be associated with your personal  information or they may collect information, including personal  information, about your online activities over time and across different websites and other online services. They may use this information to  provide you with interest-based (behavioral) advertising or other  targeted content.

We do not control  these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If  you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly.


Email Information

If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the  content of your email messages together with your email address and our  responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic  communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received online, mail, and telephone. This also applies when you register for  our website, sign up through any of our forms using your email address  or make a purchase on this site. For further information see the email  policies below.


Email Policies

We are committed to keeping your e-mail address confidential. We do not  sell, rent, or lease our subscription lists to third parties, and will  not disclose your email address to any third parties except as allowed  in the section titled Disclosure of Your Information.


We will maintain the information you send via e-mail in accordance with applicable federal law.


In compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act, all e-mails sent from our  organization will clearly state who the e-mail is from and provide clear information on how to contact the sender. In addition, all e-mail  messages will also contain concise information on how to remove yourself from our mailing list so that you receive no further e-mail  communication from us.


Our emails  provide users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications  from us and our partners by reading the unsubscribe instructions located at the bottom of any e-mail they receive from us at anytime.


Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter or promotional materials  may opt-out of receiving these communications by clicking on the  unsubscribe link in the e-mail.


How And Why We Collect Information

The Company collects your information in order to record and support your  participation in the activities you select. If you register to download a book or resources, sign up for our newsletter, and/or purchase a  product from us, we collect your information. We use this information to track your preferences and to keep you informed about the products and  services you have selected to receive and any related products and/or  services. As a visitor to this Website, you can engage in most  activities without providing any personal information. It is only when  you seek to download resources and/or register for services that you are required to provide information.


If  you are outside the European Union and opt to receive any free  resources, participate in any free training programs, register for a  webinar, register for a live event, register for a seminar, or purchase  any products sold by the Company on this Website, we will automatically  enroll you to receive our free email newsletter. If you do not wish to  receive this newsletter, you can unsubscribe anytime. We include an  “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of every email we send. If you ever  have trouble unsubscribing, you can send an email to  hello@virtualcollaborationacademy.com requesting to unsubscribe from  future emails.


If you are in the  European Union and opt to receive any free resources, participate in any free training programs, register for a webinar, register for a live  event, register for a seminar, or purchase any products sold by the  Company on this Website, we will only enroll you to receive our free  email newsletter if you affirmatively consent to it. If you do not wish  to receive this newsletter, you can unsubscribe anytime. We include an  “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of every email we send. If you ever  have trouble unsubscribing, you can send an email to  hello@virtualcollaborationacademy.com requesting to unsubscribe from  future emails.


How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?

We use personal information for purposes of presenting our Website and its contents to you, providing you with information, providing you with  offers for products and services, providing you with information about  your subscriptions and products, carrying out any contract between you  and the Company, administering our business activities, providing  customer service, and making available other items and services to our  customers and prospective customers.


From time-to-time, we may use the information you provide to us to make you  offers to purchase products and services provided by third parties in  exchange for a commission to be paid to us by such third parties. Should you opt to take part in such promotions, the third parties will receive your information.


From time-to-time, we may use the information you provide to us to display advertisements  to you that are tailored to your personal characteristics, interests,  and activities.


Disclosure Of Your Information

As a general rule, we do not sell, rent, lease or otherwise transfer any  information collected whether automatically or through your voluntary  action.


We may disclose your personal information to our subsidiaries, affiliates, and service providers for  the purpose of providing our services to you.

We may disclose your personal information to a third party, including a  lawyer or collection agency, when necessary to enforce our terms of  service or any other agreement between you and the Company.


We may provide your information to any successor in interest in the event  of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of the Company’s assets and/or  business.


We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in other words, when we, in good  faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our  legal rights or when compelled by a court or other governmental entity  to do so.


How Do We Protect Your Information and Secure Information Transmissions?

We employ commercially reasonable methods to ensure the security of the  information you provide to us and the information we collect  automatically. This includes using standard security protocols and  working only with reputable third-party vendors.


Email is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. For this reason, we request that you do not send private information to us by email.  However, doing so is allowed, but at your own risk. Some of the  information you may enter on our website may be transmitted securely via a secure medium known as Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL. Credit Card  information and other sensitive information is never transmitted via  email.


The Company may use software  programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes  as assessing the number of visitors to the different sections of our  site, what information is of most and least interest, determining  technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or  problem areas.


For site security  purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, the Company uses software programs to monitor network traffic to  identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or  otherwise cause damage.


Your data is stored using a combination of 3rd party cloud-based systems and files stored on a password protected  computer. Where we use third party solutions and processors we will take reasonable measures to ensure that they are either GDPR or covered by  the EU-US Privacy Shield.

Third Party solutions we use are;

Your data will only be stored as long as we need in order to fulfill the  purpose for which it was collected and to meet our legal, reporting and  accounting requirements.


Policy Changes

It is our policy to post any changes we make to our privacy policy on this page. If we make material changes to how we treat our users’ personal  information, we will notify you by email to the email address specified  in your account and/or through a notice on the Website home page. The  date the privacy policy was last revised is identified at the bottom of  the page. You are responsible for ensuring we have an up-to-date active  and deliverable email address for you, and for periodically visiting our Website and this privacy policy to check for any changes.


Visitors’ GDPR Rights

If you are within the European Union, you are entitled to certain  information and have certain rights under the General Data Protection  Regulation. Those rights include:


We  will retain the any information you choose to provide to us until the  earlier of: (a) you asking us to delete the information, (b) our  decision to cease using our existing data providers, or (c) the Company  decides that the value in retaining the data is outweighed by the costs  of retaining it.


You have the right  to request access to your data that the Company stores and the rights to either rectify or erase your personal data.


You have the right to seek restrictions on the processing of your data.


You have the right to object to the processing of your data and the right to the portability of your data.


To the extent that you provided consent to the Company’s processing of  your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any  time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based upon consent  that occurred prior to your withdrawal of consent.


You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority that  has jurisdiction over issues related to the General Data Protection  Regulation.


We require only the  information that is reasonably required to enter into a contract with  you. We will not require you to provide consent for any unnecessary  processing as a condition of entering into a contract with us.


Contact Us

The Company welcomes your questions or comments regarding the Privacy Policy:


Virtual Collaboration Academy | a division of The Valued Workforce
Connellsville, PA, USA | Bedfordshire, United Kingdom


Email Address: hello@virtualcollaborationacademy.com


Effective as of May 20, 2018.