Privacy Policy

The Vision Force Academy ("VFA") has created this policy to demonstrate our commitment to privacy.  The following statement explains our information-gathering and dissemination practices for our web Site at (the "Site"). This policy may change from time to time, so please check back periodically.  Throughout this policy, "we," "us," and "our" will mean VFA.   This policy does not apply to the practices of persons or entities that VFA does not control, manage or employ.

VFA knows that you care how information about you is used.  Please read the following to learn more about our privacy policy.

What information does VFA collect from me as an end user?

You can browse our Site without telling us who you are or giving us any personally identifiable information about yourself.  When you interact with us through your computer, our website does record certain non-identifying site usage data, such as the number of hits and visits to our Site.

VFA provides information that may be relevant to individuals interested in success or self-development.  The goal of this information is to educate and entertain individuals about topics related to being a visionary in order to help them more effectively guide themselves and be true to their own vision.  The information in the Site is not intended to substitute for information provided by legal or business professionals.  In order to tailor the information to your specific needs, you may, at your sole discretion, elect to complete a profile or register with VFA in order to purchase products, make donations or participate in events on-line.

If you elect to complete a profile or register with VFA, you will be asked to provide personal information that may include among other things your name, address, age, gender, e-mail address, phone-number, fax number, date of birth, etc. (collectively referred to as "Profile Information").  Once you provide us with this information you are no longer anonymous to us.  We also collect personally identifiable information, such as your user name and password, whenever you login to your account and may in limited circumstances ask you to provide credit card information and other personal information when purchasing items that are offered for sale or when making a donation.  We reserve the right to request any additional information necessary to establish and maintain your account. 

Some of the programs and activities on our Site could require the provision of personally identifiable information about you beyond what it is in your Profile Information and/or the sharing of materials such as your stories, drawings or photographs.  Participation in these programs may require the public release and dissemination of the information and materials you provide.  Participation in these programs is voluntary and may require your consent to certain terms before participation is allowed. 

Additionally, our Site employs "cookies," which are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer's hard drive through your web browser.  We employ "cookies" to perform three functions: to let us know how long you are logged on to our Site and to automatically log you out if you are inactive for over thirty minutes; to store your user ID and password so that when you return to our website you won't have to re-enter some or all of that information; and to provide us with statistics regarding what pages of our Site you visited, and how long you spent there.  You may configure your browser to accept all "cookies," reject all "cookies," or notify you when a "cookie" is sent. However, when accessing an area that requires a password for entry, "cookies" are not optional and continued paths through the password area will not continue if cookies are not enabled.

Does VFA track my IP address?

When you visit the Site, our web servers automatically collect limited information about your computer's connection to the Internet, including your IP address (which is a number that lets computers attached to the Internet know where to send you data). Your IP address does not identify you personally.  We log your IP address to (i) deliver our web pages to you upon request; (ii) tailor our Site to the interests of our users; (iii) help diagnose problems with our server; (iv) administer our Site in order to constantly improve the quality of the Site; (v) measure traffic within our Site; and (vi) prevent fraudulent use of the Site by others.  VFA may also track what we call a Customer Identification Number ("CID"), located within our URL, to determine the web site from which you navigated to get to this Site.  This CID number does not contain personal information, and the CID number may not be apparent to you.  We may also track and analyze non-identifying, aggregate usage and volume statistical information from our visitors and users and may provide such information to third parties. 

How does VFA use my information?

VFA does not share your name and address with outside organizations. VFA employs persons and entities to perform functions on our behalf, such as fulfilling merchandise orders, sending mail and email, processing credit card payments or helping with the maintenance or set up of our servers or computers.  Such persons or entities have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use such information for any other purposes. 

VFA does not otherwise sell, share or disclose personal information with persons or entities not affiliated with or employed by VFA except with your consent or when we reasonably determine it is necessary to do so in order to comply with the law or protect the safety, property or legal rights of VFA or others. 

VFA has contractual arrangements with certain partners to provide information and services through the Site.  Each of these partners may set and access "cookies" on your computer through the Site.  The use of such "cookies" by each of these partners is subject to their own privacy policy, not the privacy policy of VFA.  We believe these partners share a similar commitment to privacy and urge you to review their privacy policies when visiting their Site.  However, we cannot be responsible for their privacy policies.

Participation in certain programs available on the Site means that information you provide may be distributed or released publicly.  Your participation in these programs is voluntary. 

When you create a profile or register with the Site, you become a registered user with password access and we use your Profile Information to verify your identity, create your user account, and help us to offer you more personalized features, improve our Site, and provide you with information that is of the most interest to you.  Such Profile Information is also compiled and analyzed on an aggregated basis that does not reveal your personal identity ("Aggregated Data"). We may share this Aggregated Data with business partners, content providers or other third parties to advance goals of research, education, dissemination of information, and the provision of services and support for visionaries.  In addition, you may from time to time be provided with or given the opportunity to obtain additional information of interest, updates, surveys, bulletins or other communications from VFA or its partners ("Communications") via e-mail.  You may select to opt out of future Communications by following the opt-out provision below. 

How does VFA protect my Information?

VFA and/or its subcontractors institute various electronic and administrative safeguards to protect your information from unauthorized access, including firewall technologies to help protect your data from hackers and other unwanted visitors.  Also, access to the Profile Information contained in your account is protected by use of a password, so keep your password private and secure.  In the event that we collect your credit card information, we will additionally utilize Secure Sockets Layer Software to encrypt your credit card information you input.  Despite use of these safeguards, there are inherent risks in transmission of electronic information.  We cannot guarantee and do not represent that your information will always be secure from unauthorized access. 

We also may use a managed hosting provider and/or other subcontractors to assist us with the provision and maintenance of the Site.  If we do, we will impose on such provider confidentiality obligations for the treatment of information. 

Can I opt-out of receiving Communications?

To remove your information from our database so that you do not receive further Communications, you can click on the link provided inside our email communitations and change your preferences.  Please note that under exigent circumstances, we may be required to send you information about the Site or your account. 

How can I correct and/or update my data?

You may update and/or correct your Profile Information at any time by logging into your account and then adding and/or deleting any information, as desired or necessary. 

What about the privacy policies of sites linking to the Site or to which the Site link?

We provide links on our Site to other web Site provided by third parties.  In addition, some users access our Site via another site or a link on another site.  We have no control over the Site that link to our Site or to which our Site link.  We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any site other than our Site.  The existence of a link between our Site and other third party Site does not imply an endorsement of these other Site.  We are not responsible for the content of such other Site, nor for the treatment of personal information you might provide while visiting such other Site. 

What constitutes my acceptance of this privacy policy?

By using the Site, you expressly consent to the use and disclosure of information as described in this Privacy Policy.  Your continued use of the Site after the effective date of any modification to the Privacy Policy will be deemed to be your agreement to the changed terms.  You agree to review the Privacy Policy each time you use the Site so that you are aware of such modifications. 

Notice to Parents Regarding Participation of Children and Teens. 

We want to help you guard your children's privacy.  In order to comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, VFA will not knowingly accept "personal information" from children under the age of thirteen (13) through the Site profile and registration procedures.  Our refusal to accept this information does not preclude minors, however, from visiting and using certain features of the Site.  In instances where personal information about children is collected so they can participate in programs offered on the Site, the rules of this Privacy Policy will apply and VFA will obtain verifiable parental consent before knowingly collecting such information from a child under the age of thirteen.  Parents will have the option of agreeing to the collection and use of the information and also to the disclosure of such information to third parties.  VFA will not require a child under the age of thirteen to provide more information than is reasonably necessary to participate in an activity as a condition of participation. Parents can review their child's personal information, ask to have it deleted and refuse to allow any further collection of use of their child's information.  A parent wishing to do so should contact VFA through the contact information set forth below.

Notice Regarding Proper Use and Disclaimer. 

The goal of the Site is to provide information that may be relevant to individuals interested in success or self-development.  The goal of this information is to educate and entertain individuals about topics related to being a visionary in order to help them more effectively guide themselves and be true to their own vision.  It is not intended nor should it be construed as providing professional legal, business or psychological advice.  The Site and the information contained on the Site are not a replacement for obtaining professional advice.  You should consult a trained professional for consultation with any topic covered on the Site. 

The Site are intended for personal use by individuals seeking success or personal development.  You agree not to provide any personal information of any third party or to create profiles on behalf of any other person unless you are the parent or legal guardian of a child and you create a profile for your child. 

How do I contact VFA?

If you suspect that this privacy policy has been violated, or if you have any questions about this policy, the practices of the Site, or your dealings with the Site, you may contact us in the following ways:

By email: 
By conventional mail: Vision Force Academy
Attn: Vision Force Privacy Policy
P.O.  Box 546
Austin, TX 78767
By telephone: (800)882-2483