Privacy Statement

VISA is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the VISA site and governs data collection and usage. By using the VISA site, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

VISA collects personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, home or work address or telephone number. VISA also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by VISA. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by VISA for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the VISA site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through VISA public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: VISA does not read any of your private online communications.

VISA encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from VISA so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. VISA is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the VISA and VISA family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

VISA collects and uses your personal information to operate the VISA Web site and deliver the services you have requested. VISA also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from VISA and its affiliates. VISA may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

VISA does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. VISA may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, VISA may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to VISA, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

VISA does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

VISA keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within VISA, in order to determine what VISA services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within VISA to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

VISA Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on VISA or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of VISA; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of VISA, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The VISA Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize VISA pages, or register with VISA site or services, a cookie helps VISA to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same VISA Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the VISA features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the VISA services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

VISA secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. VISA secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

VISA will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. VISA encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how VISA is protecting your information.

Contact Information

VISA welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that VISA has not adhered to this Statement, please contact VISA at [email protected]. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.