Privacy Policy and Acceptable Use Policy

These are our Terms and Conditions and Policy Policy for use of our services. VIPmimi.com respects your right to privacy. Your name, email address, postal code and any other identifying information that you give us will not be revealed to any of the clients who rent our lists. Should we ever change our policy, you will be given the chance to remove yourself from our lists.

We hate spamming, and we know that you do, too. When you sign up for our partner's (VIPmimi.com) mailing lists, you will receive commercial email messages only about those topical categories that you have selected. Before any mailing goes out, our staff members personally screen each marketer's message to make sure that it's relevant to the list's topic.

We respect and are committed to protecting your privacy. That is why we have adopted this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy lets you know how your personal information is processed and used. We promise that we will take steps to use your personal information only in ways that are compatible with this Privacy Policy. The following policies are only in effect for the Web pages, newsletters, discussion lists and opt-in announcement lists owned and operated by VIPmimi.com. The following discloses our Privacy Policy.

What information are you collecting and how are you collecting it?

Every computer connected to the Internet is given a domain name and a set of numbers, that serve as that computer's "Internet Protocol" IP address. When a visitor requests a page from any Web site within the VIPmimi.com, our Web servers automatically recognize that visitor's domain name and IP address. The domain name and IP address reveal nothing personal about you other than the IP address from which you have accessed our site. We use this information to examine our traffic in aggregate, but do not collect and evaluate this information for individuals. Our Web servers do not record e-mail addresses of the visitors.

What about online payments?

VIPmimi.com actually does not do any processing of payments. Instead, we utilize TravelNow.com to make these using SSL, or secure connections. TravelNow.com can be contacted by visiting www.travelnow.com.

What are cookies?

From time to time, VIPmimi.com or its advertisers may send a "cookie" to your computer. A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. A cookie can't read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Cookies do not damage your system.

We use cookies to identify which areas of VIPmimi.com's sites you have visited or customized, so the next time you visit, those pages may be readily accessible. Our advertisers may also use cookies to ascertain how many times you've seen an advertisement. We and our advertisers may use this information to better personalize the content, banners, and promotions that you see on our Sites.

You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings of your browser. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies, or allow your browser to show you when a cookie is being sent. If you choose not to accept these cookies, your experience at our site and other Web sites may be diminished and some features may not work as intended.

What other information do you request?

We may also request your e-mail address or mailing address for the purposes of conducting a survey or to provide additional services (for example, subscriptions to e-mail newsletters, announcement lists or information about seminars) Whenever we request the identity of a visitor, we will clearly indicate the purpose of the inquiry before the information is requested.

If you choose to purchase something online, we need to know your name, e-mail address, mailing address, credit card number, and expiration date. This allows us to process and fulfill your order and to notify you of your order status. This information may also be used by us to notify you of related product and services.

Will you disclose the information you collect to outside third parties?

VIPmimi will disclose personal information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to:

1) Conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process served on VIPmimi.com's sites,

2) Protect and defend the rights or property of the VIPmimi.com's network of sites, or visitors to VIPmimi.com,

3) Identify persons who may be violating the law, the legal notice, or the rights of third parties,

4) Cooperate with the investigations of purported unlawful activities.

5) In the case of information related to your cellular or mobile phone number, we will provide this information to third-parties in order for them to provide you with information you specifically request from our site. VIPmimi is not liable now or in the future for any claims arising out of the distribution of your number(s) after we provide these to a third-party. VIPmimi does its best to screen all third-parties, but is not liable for any misuse of your data once we give it to a third-party.

Your Consent To This Agreement

By using our Web site, you consent to the collection and use of information by VIPmimi.com as specified above. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

If you think you have received VIPmimi.com newsletters in error, or you believe your email account is being fraudulently handled, please contact us immediately.

Description of VIPmimi Mailing List Management Service
Every VIPmimi client must adhere to our Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) that sets the terms for use of the VIPmimi systems. Violation of the Acceptable Use Policy is cause for termination. VIPmimi may change the terms of this agreement with or without notification to clients.

Every mailing must adhere to the following best practices:

* Only be sent to lists of closed-loop recipients

* Immediately honor any removal or unsubscribe requests

* Provide source information on every recipient to be able to prove opt-in status

* State how the e-mail addresses opted in and whether the message is a recurring mailing or a one-time notification

To prevent abuse of the system, this AUP also stipulates that all mail sent through the VIPmimi system must:

* Never confuse or mangle the Internet email headers.

* Never harass, threaten or cause distress, unwanted attention or discomfort to a person or entity.

* Not contain or transmit sexually explicit images or other content that is offensive.

* Not contain or transmit any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, or hateful content or content which is racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable, or which infringes upon the rights of any third party.

* Not impersonate any person, including but not limited to, an official of VIPmimi or an information provider, or communicate under a false name or a name not entitled or authorized to use.

* Not violate (intentionally or unintentionally) any applicable local, state, national or international law, including but not limited to any regulations having the force of law.

* Not send one-time mailings to a list of members after which the membership is deleted and recreated later. The membership must be a permanent list to which new members subscribe or unsubscribe themselves. This list may be maintained in an external system.

Removal Instructions
Every message is required to have clear and working unsubscribe instructions at the top or bottom of the message. VIPmimi may add its own small logo, enhanced/enlarged unsubscribe features, and abuse department information at the bottom of all outgoing emails from time to time to allow for better management. In addition, if you are using your own company's "From" address, you should make sure you have all your RFC-compliant addresses such as "[email protected]", "[email protected]", and "[email protected]" operational. List owners must respond to member requests for manual removal from the list with courtesy and timeliness. Even if the user request for removal is aggressive, unfriendly or otherwise rude, you should nonetheless make every attempt to help the user get off the list.

Customer & List Owner Guidelines
In addition to the terms in the signed contracts, the following guidelines apply to all customers and list owners. List owners may not use the VIPmimi System to send unsolicited bulk email ("spam"), whether it be commercial or non-commercial. Your email will be considered unsolicited if your membership addresses are not 100% opt-in by your members through a closed-loop system. If your email addresses came from harvesting, a purchased email list, another mailing list (even with the approval of the other list owner), or were compiled by any method other than by direct subscription from your members, for the purposes of this Agreement and these Rules they will be considered unsolicited (non-opt-in) email (that is, “spam”).

If VIPmimi receives complaints that you are sending unsolicited commercial or non-commercial e-mail ("spamming"), in addition to any other rights that VIPmimi may have under this Agreement or under applicable law, VIPmimi may at its sole option suspend your service pending a reconfirmation of your entire membership list. This reconfirmation may be required by VIPmimi in any reasonable manner it determines in its sole judgment including, without limit, sending a single e-mail to all of your list members requesting confirmation of their wish to maintain their subscription to such list. Members who do not reconfirm within a reasonable time established by VIPmimi may be deleted from the list in question. VIPmimi agrees to use reasonable commercial efforts to contact your designated list administrator by email or phone before suspending service. Your consent will be requested before VIPmimi contacts your list members for the purposes of reconfirmation, however, if you do not consent to VIPmimi contacting your list members for the purposes of reconfirmation, VIPmimi may terminate this and all other Agreements with no compensation to you. VIPmimi may occasionally make upgrades to the system, during which your accounts will be inaccessible. VIPmimi is not liable for lost communications and email  resulting from changes to system. VIPmimi can not be held accountable for late or undeliverable email for any reason or under any circumstance.

If VIPmimi determines in good faith that you have been spamming, in addition to any other rights under this Agreement and applicable national law, (i) VIPmimi will issue a one-time warning to your primary contact’s email address to cease such activity, after which if your spamming continues (ii) VIPmimi may bring an action in any court of competent jurisdiction to enjoin such activity, it being understood that such activity may cause irreparable harm to VIPmimi which may not be fully compensable by monetary damages and (iii) VIPmimi may recover from customer monetary losses caused to VIPmimi by such activity in an amount equal to (a) $500 for each such item of unsolicited email which the customer has sent to each separate and identifiable e-mail address in violation of this Rule, which amount the parties agree is a fair and reasonable estimate of VIPmimi’s losses which would be occasioned by such violation; or (b) if VIPmimi can establish a greater amount of monetary loss, the amount of such actual monetary loss suffered by VIPmimi as a result of such violation including, but not limited to, any damage or loss (including attorney’s fees) resulting from any claim made against VIPmimi as a result of Customer’s conduct in violation of this Rule. In addition to the foregoing, Customer shall be responsible for reasonable costs incurred by VIPmimi in bringing such actions, including reasonable attorney’s fees.

Membership Confirmation
You will use a "closed-loop" (signup plus confirmation) subscription method for all new list members. The confirmation email you send to new members may not include advertising or calls-to-action other than an appeal to confirm the member’s subscription. If you import unconfirmed (single opt-in) members directly into your list, or include advertising or other unsolicited calls-to-action in the confirmation message, be advised that you do so at your own risk, and that, in case of complaints of spamming, VIPmimi reserves the right to terminate service.

Unsubscribing
All list messages must include the VIPmimi unsubscribe instructions in the body or footer of the message, so that members can unsubscribe themselves from the list. List owners should respond to member requests for manual removal from the list with courtesy and timeliness. Please do not discard personal email messages you receive asking to be removed from your list. Even if the user request for removal is aggressive, unfriendly or otherwise rude, you should nonetheless make every attempt to help the user get off your list and to resolve the situation.

Email and File Sizes
If not otherwise stated in your VIPmimi contract, total monthly email loads are based on an email message size of ten (10) kilobytes. Maximum sizes of emails are fifty (50) kilobytes and embedded images in HTML and attachments should be no larger than ten (10) kilobytes each.

Removal of Addresses
VIPmimi employs a state-of-the-art bounce-handling system. For all our lists we automatically remove addresses after they have bounced three (3) soft times or one (1) hard time, and they will be permanently deleted from your list. This ensures that dead addresses do not clog the system and that list owners do not abuse recipients' mail servers. List owners are encouraged to always backup their lists offline so that they may have records of these deleted addresses.

Good User Policies
Some features such as "Send To A Friend" and "Membership Account Changes" may appear visible to you when you send messages. However, if your contract does not permit you to use those functions, please do not incorporate those features into your mailings. VIPmimi does monitor use of those features and will begin charging you for their use after a one-time warning. If your service level does not include those features, please contact your VIPmimi representative for more details.

Membership List
You may not use the VIPmimi System for one-time mailings to a list of members after which you delete substantially all of the membership and create a new list. Your membership must be a static, permanent list to which you add or delete new members and/or members subscribe or unsubscribe themselves in the ordinary course. Violation In the event you violate these Rules, VIPmimi may, in its sole discretion, remove your list from its server and terminate your right to use the VIPmimi System. List owners should be aware that they are responsible for the behavior of their list members.
Emailing Role Accounts
VIPmimi prohibits email sent to Role Accounts, unless for specific reasons that have been cleared in writing from VIPmimi. Role Accounts are specific email aliases, such as [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], that are reserved by convention to be used by departments, job roles, or distribution lists for groups of people. If you know of any of your subscribers using a role account, please let them know that they should use a personal email address or another email account to subscribe to your list.