Privacy Policy

We are VE Websites. Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it




When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.


An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.




If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


Contact forms


By default, WordPress does not include a contact form. We have installed and utilize the plugin: Contact Form 7 – When someone submits a form on our site, the following personal data is captured: Name, Email, Phone, Business, and Open Message. The forms submitted are not store on the website, but sent to email addresses of company members.


We do not delete contact form submissions from our email accounts, but you do not use the information submitted through them for outside marketing purposes other than those specified by the users (such as wanting a quote or requesting a call back).


Cookies & Other Technologies


VE’s websites, online services, online forms, email messages, and advertisements may use cookies and other technologies such as pixel tags and web beacons. These technologies help us better understand user behavior, tell us which parts of our websites people have visited, and facilitate and measure the effectiveness of advertisements and web searches. We treat information collected by cookies and other technologies as non‑personal information.


Sometime in our email messages, we use a “click-through URL” that links to content on our website. When customers click one of these URLs, they pass through a another web server before arriving at the destination page on our website. We track this click-through data to help us determine interest in particular topics and measure the effectiveness of our communication with clients and potential client. If you prefer not to be tracked in this way, you should not click text or graphic links in the email messages.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.


If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.


When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.


If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.


What are cookies? Learn about cookies and how to disable them.


Embedded content from other websites


Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.


These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Third Party Services


Our website or services may contain links to third-party websites, products, and services.




We utilize Google Analytics (Analytics 360 Suite account) to collect data. Data we collect, process, and store using Google Analytics (“Google Analytics data”) is secure and kept confidential. This data is used to maintain and protect the Google Analytics service, to perform system critical operations, and in rare exceptions for legal reasons as described in our privacy policy.


Learn how Google Analytics safeguards your data .


Who we share your data with


Any data is stored within this WordPress website and our hosting provided WP Engine. WP Engine’s privacy policy.  We utilize Google Analytics to collect and store data.


How long we retain your data


If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.


For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.


What rights you have over your data


If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.


Where we send your data


Visitor comments and contact form submission are checked through an automated spam detection service.


Contact Information


For privacy-specific concerns, you may contact:


Virginia Cruse | VE Website
(217) 531-1191


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