Personally identifiable information
VS shall not publish nor disclose to third parties the User's actual name, email address, organization name, or any other personally identifiable information. All such personally identifiable information submitted by the User will be used solely for the purpose of operating and improving the Services for the benefit of the User.
Responses and interaction data
The User hereby accepts that anonymous responses and interaction data created by the User through the use of any aspect of the Services shall not be considered personally identifiable data. The User hereby accepts that anonymous responses and interaction data created by the User shall be recorded for the purposes of research conducted by VS and third parties.
Use of data for research
The User hereby accepts that all anonymous responses and interaction data created by the User may be analyzed by VS or third parties, and that such analysis may result in the publication and dissemination of research and findings based on such data. Such analysis and research might be expected to look at aspects of lexical ability according to age, gender, native language, educational experience, and culture. Under no circumstances will any such published research disclose any User's personally identifiable information such as actual names and email addresses. Under no circumstances will any school or company names be disclosed when reporting statistical results unless the school or company has specifically requested or permitted such disclosure in writing.
VS's Services have been designed to operate with Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher, Mozilla's Firefox, Google's Chrome and other browsers, however VS can offer no assurance that the Services will operate as described on each User's system. The User hereby accepts this fact and understands that specific browser upgrades or settings may be required in order to fully utilise all features of the Services. Any User that encounters trouble with the Services should report such problems to VS so that we may consider the appropriate remedial action.
The User agrees that all information and content published by the Services has been prepared with the utmost care. The User agrees that under no circumstance shall the User publish or make any direct or indirect claims against VS based on any perceived form of damage alleged to have been caused by representations, or lack of representations, by the Services or VS. The User assumes full responsibility for all risks that may exist through use of the Services. The User accepts that VS may need to change aspects of the Services from time to time and that changes may occur without prior notice to the User and that such changes may inadvertently result in the deletion or loss of existing User files and data. The User accepts that the Services may experience interruptions and or discontinuance of account access. Additionally, the User accepts that in providing the Services via the Internet, data exchanges are exposed to various security risks. VS shall make efforts consistent with industry standards to protect the security and privacy of User account records and, in particular, to protect actual names, email addresses and organisation names against misappropriation and misuse. The User hereby agrees to hold VS harmless from any and all claims of material damage related to the integrity and security of the Services and web sites.
VS maintains that all copyrights, trade names, registered trademarks, patents, and content including but not limited to: text, documents, graphic images, audio recordings, video programs, etc. that are published or displayed by VS through the Services are protected by all relevant international Copyright, Trademark and Patent Laws and by the relevant laws of New Zealand. Any User that desires to reproduce or reuse the intellectual property of VS must seek prior written approval of VS, or risk prosecution under applicable law. The User hereby acknowledges and agrees to respect the copyrights, trade names, registered trademarks, and patents and methods of the Services as the exclusive and proprietary property of VS.
Acceptance of terms
If you do not agree to any of these terms and conditions, then you should stop using the Services.
Updated: 26 September 2012.