Verizon Participates in the TRUSTe Privacy Program

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Verizon has been awarded TRUSTe's Privacy Seal signifying that this privacy policy and our practices have been reviewed by TRUSTe for compliance with TRUSTe's program requirements including transparency, accountability and choice regarding the collection and use of your personal information. Verizon wants you to feel confident about your privacy when you use our Web sites (verizon.com, verizonwireless.com, mci.com, verizonbusiness.com, vzw.com, vzwshop.com, and verizon.net) so we ask TRUSTe to review these sites to ensure compliance with its guidelines. The TRUSTe program does not cover information that may be collected through downloadable software. TRUSTe's mission, as an independent third party, is to accelerate online trust among consumers and organizations globally through its leading privacy trustmark and innovative trust solutions. If you have questions or complaints regarding our privacy policy or practices, please contact us at contact us. If you are not satisfied with our response you can contact TRUSTe here.

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Verizon is accredited by the Better Business Bureau Online (BBBOnLine)

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The BBBOnLine seal confirms that Verizon is an accredited business that abides by the BBB's Code of Business Practices. This Code represents sound advertising and selling practices that enhance customer trust and confidence in a business. With regard to safeguarding privacy, the BBB Code requires accredited businesses to protect any data they collect against mishandling and fraud, collect personal information only as needed, and respect the preferences of customers regarding the use of their information.

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Verizon Advertising Using Information Collected on Our Websites

Verizon uses vendors that place and read cookies on our sites to help us deliver Verizon marketing messages on other non-Verizon sites. In accordance with industry self-regulatory principles, you should see this icon VZADin or around Verizon advertisements that are delivered on other sites using information collected on our sites. Clicking on this icon will provide information about the companies and data practices that were used to deliver the ad and will also describe how you may opt-out of these advertising programs.

Information Used by Third-Party Advertising Entities

You may see third-party advertisements on Verizon websites, services, or devices. Some advertisements are chosen by companies that place advertisements on behalf of other third-party advertisers – such as ad servers, ad networks, or technology platforms – by placing and accessing cookies on your device to collect information about your visit to our websites. The information they collect from our sites is in a form that does not identify you personally. This information may be combined with similar data obtained from other websites to help advertisers better reach their targeted audiences. Targeting may be accomplished by tailoring advertising to interests that they infer from your browsing of our sites and your interaction with other websites where these ad servers, ad networks and technology platforms also are present.

Advertising that is customized based on predictions generated from your visits over time and across different websites is sometimes called "online behavioral" or "interest-based" advertising. In accordance with industry self-regulatory principles, we require that companies disclose when they are using online behavioral advertising programs to deliver third-party ads on our sites or collecting information about your visit to our sites for these purposes. They must also give consumers the ability to opt-out of this use of their information. You should see an icon VZAD in or around third-party advertisements that are delivered on our sites using behavioral advertising programs. Clicking on this icon will provide additional information about the companies and data practices that were used to deliver the ad as well as information on how you may opt-out of these advertising programs.

Additional Information

Verizon’s privacy policy, provides more information about these and other Verizon advertising programs and the choices you have about participating.

To learn more or to limit the collection of information for online interest based advertising, you may also visit the Aboutads.info website.