Web Policy

Disclaimer

Neither the Virginia Resources Authority (VRA), nor any employee of VRA warrants the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of any information published by this system, nor endorses any content, viewpoints, products, or services linked from this system, and shall not be held liable for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of such information. Portions of such information may be incorrect or outdated. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this system does so at his or her own risk.

Reference herein to any specific commercial products, processes, or services by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by Virginia Resources Authority (VRA) or the Commonwealth of Virginia. The information and statements contained on this server shall not be used for the purposes of advertising, nor to imply the endorsement or recommendation of Virginia Resources Authority (VRA) or the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The Virginia Resources Authority (VRA) Web site has links to other Web sites. These include links to Web sites operated by other government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private businesses. When you link to another site, you are no longer on the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) Web site and this Policy will not apply. When you link to another Web site, you are subject to the privacy policy of that new site. Reference on those Web sites to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by Virginia Resources Authority (VRA).

Unauthorized attempts to modify any information stored on this system, to defeat or circumvent security features, or to utilize this system for other than its intended purposes are prohibited and may result in criminal prosecution.

Linking Policy

This Web site contains hypertext links to external Web sites and pages containing information created and maintained by public and private organizations other than Virginia Resources Authority (VRA), which alone determines which external Web sites are linked to. The inclusion of a hypertext link to an external Web site is not intended as an endorsement of any product or service offered or referenced on the linked Web site, the organizations sponsoring said Web site, or any views that might be expressed or referenced in the Web site.

Hypertext links to external Web sites and pages may be removed or replaced at the sole discretion of Virginia Resources Authority (VRA) at any time without notice.

If a hypertext link on the Virginia Resources Authority (VRA) Web site is not working, please contact our webmaster by emailing  information@VirginiaResources.org or by using the contact information provided on our Contact Us page.

See also this Policy's Disclaimer section above regarding off-site links.

Plug-ins

The Virginia Resources Authority (VRA) site provides content in several formats that require plug-ins, or separate browser components, to properly view. All required plug-ins (except the non-trial version of WinZip) are free to use.

The plug-ins used are:

  • Adobe Portable Document Format files (.pdf) - Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Microsoft Word documents (.doc) - Word Viewer
  • Microsoft Excel spreadsheets (.xls) - Excel Viewer
  • Microsoft PowerPoint presentations (.ppt) - PowerPoint Viewer
  • WinZip files (.zip) - WinZip

Privacy

Your personal privacy is important to us, and our privacy policy is clear:  We do not collect any personal information when you visit our Web site unless you choose to provide that information to us.
During your visit to this site, we do gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally and is limited to:

  • The IP address (a number automatically assigned to your computer in order to browse the Web) and Internet domain (for example, "company.com" if you connect from work, "school.edu" if you connect from school) of your computer;
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our Web site;
  • The date and time you access our Web site;
  • The pages you visit; and
  • If you linked to this Web site from another Web site, the address of that Web site.

This information is used to track site usage and user technology; this information in turn helps us to make our site more useful to visitors.

Use and Collection of Personal Information

Other than the information listed above, personal information is only collected if you fill out a form with your personal information and submit it through our Web site. These communications are automatically logged for tracking purposes, and will be used to follow-up on your comments, questions, or requests. 

We do not collect personal information for any other purposes. The information that you provide is not given to any private organizations or private persons. 

Cookies

"Cookies" are small files either stored on a server or sent back to a visiting computer. In certain applications user information is stored as "cookies", which are then sent back to and stored on the user's computer.

Some sections of this Web site may use cookies to customize the information presented to you.

See also this Policy's Privacy section regarding information gathered by this site and the use of that information.

Copyright

The copyright to this Web site is owned by Virginia Resources Authority and its developers. Permission is granted to every person visiting this site to make fair use of its contents. All site pages are marked with the notice "©2010-2016 Virginia Resources Authority." If you are in doubt about whether your use constitutes fair use, please send a request for explicit permission to copy the contents to   information@VirginiaResources.org.

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