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Shelby Virtual Systems Privacy Policy

Shelby Virtual is committed to protecting the privacy of its subscribers.

The intent of this privacy policy is to detail the information Shelby Virtual gathers about individuals who visit its Web sites, how that information is used, and Shelby Virtual's disclosure practices. Please note that this policy applies only to Shelby Virtual Web sites and not to the Web sites of other companies or organizations to which we provide links.

Site Usage Information

Shelby Virtual gathers "site usage" information from all visitors to the Shelby Virtual Web sites. Such data is used in the aggregate, to help determine general usage patterns and fine tune layout in order to assure that our sites are as useful and enjoyable as possible. This "site usage" and statistical information may be made public information at Shelby Virtual's discretion.
Please note that Shelby Virtual does not control all HTML served in conjunction with its sites. Shelby Virtual sites may include content from other parties that may perform user activity tracking other than that described herein. In particular, some of our partners may use "cookies" in ways that we do not.

Individual Information

Individually identifiable information will not be released without that individual's prior consent. Visitors are specifically asked for individually identifiable information when signing up to use certain Shelby Virtual services, such as the Looksmart content and Internet access service. In some instances, subscribers may be asked for personal interest and demographic information in order to create a more customized user experience, however these fields will generally be optional.
From time to time, Shelby Virtual and/or its partners may wish to contact individual subscribers regarding community news or to make promotional offers. However, such communications will only be delivered to subscribers that have previously approved them.


Shelby Virtual reserves the right to access and disclose individually identifiable information to comply with applicable laws and lawful government requests, to operate its systems properly or to protect itself or its subscribers. Where practical, Shelby Virtual will attempt to obtain the prior consent of the individual prior to disclosing individually identifiable information. As mentioned above, we reserve the right to share aggregated "site usage" information with third parties. This policy is subject to change with out notice. Subscribers and/or users accept the responsibility of checking this site to see what if any changes have been made.