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Privacy Policy

Welcome to Virtual Star Media’s Privacy Policy –

Virtual Star Media, LLC, located at 32 South Etna Avenue, Montauk NY 11954, operates the website This privacy policy outlines how we handle your personal information as a user or visitor of our site.

1. When we use ‘we,’ ‘us,’ or ‘Site,’ we are referring to

2. The most common types of information we collect include: user names, user-supplied passwords, email addresses, IP addresses, other contact details (demographics, phone numbers), editorial post comments, and web analytics data.

The type of personal information we collect:

3. We collect certain personal information about visitors at

4. The most common types of information we collect include: user names, user supplied passwords, email addresses, IP addresses, other contact details (demographics, phone number), editorial post comments, and web analytics data.

Method of collection of personal information:

5. Method of collecting personal information is when you directly provide it to us by filling out our online forms, automatically as you navigate through the Site, or through other people when you use services associated with the content on

6. We collect your personal information when you provide it to us when you complete membership registration subscribe to a newsletter, email list, submit feedback, or send us a communication.

Personal information we collect about you from others:

7.  Although we generally collect personal information directly from you, we occasionally we collect certain information about you from other sources. In particular:

a. third party service providers (like Google, Linkedin) who are located in the US, EMEA or APAC countries , which may provide online information about you The information varies and is controlled by that service provider.

How we use personal information:

The GDPR requires data collectors, to have a legal basis to use the personal data of EU residents. Therefore, this section shall apply to any such personal data collected by

8. We will use your personal information:

Where this is necessary for purposes which are in our, or third parties, legitimate interests. We may contact you to offer you additional ITBriefcase or third-party products, content or services that may be of interest to you.

These interests include:

i. Providing you with content and services from our Site, affiliated companies and third parties services that might interest you
ii. verifying your identity when you sign in to our Site;
iii. responding to support tickets, and helping facilitate the resolution of any disputes;
iv. updating you with operational news and information about our Site and services e.g. to notify you about changes to our Site, website disruptions or security updates;
v. carrying out technical analysis to determine how to improve the Site and services we provide;
vi. monitoring activity on the Site, e.g. to identify potential fraudulent activity and to ensure compliance with the user terms that apply to the Site;
vii. managing our relationship with you, e.g. by responding to your comments or queries submitted to us on the Site or asking for your feedback
viii. managing our legal and operational affairs (including, managing risks relating to content and fraud matters);
ix. training our staff about how to best serve our user community;
x. improving online content’
xi. providing general administrative and performance functions and activities.

Where you give us consent:

i. providing you with marketing information about products and services which we feel may interest you; and
ii. downloading content that require a login or registration.
iii. For purposes which are required by law.
iv. For the purpose of responding to requests by government, a court of law, or law enforcement authorities conducting an investigation.

Third party sponsored content:

9. ITBriefcase works with third party vendors to supply you with a large collection of content (white papers and webcasts). In return for permission to such content, we may ask you to provide us with personal data as part of the registration and download. Your personal data may be shared with the sponsored vendor of particular content to communicate with you regarding a related offer, as well as additional products, content or services that may be of interest to you. The legal basis for processing your personal data is your consent. The link to this policy is present before each user registration and download for review, prior to consenting. However, please note that will not use your personal data in any circumstances where your rights and freedoms override our legitimate interests, unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted to by law.

10. If you are an EU resident, will only share your personal data with third parties outside of the website, with your consent.

11. Note that once your personal data is shared with the sponsor, the sponsor’s privacy policy, including information on how to opt-out in the future, will apply to your personal data.

As required by law:
12. Your personal data may be shared when authorized by law or necessary to comply with a valid legal process.

International Data Transfers
This section shall apply to any personal data collected by from EU residents.

13. If we share your personal data within the with any other third party as described in this privacy policy and your personal data will be transferred to a State which is not a Member State of either the European Union or the EEA, or deemed adequate by the European Commission, (as a data controller/data exporter) will only conduct such transfer (to a data processor/data importer) if there are suitable safeguards in place, such as binding corporate rules, standard contractual clauses, approved Codes of Conduct, or approved certification mechanism.

When we disclose your personal information

14. We will disclose personal information to the following recipients:

a. companies that are in the ITBriefcase user database which are located in US, EMEA, APAC, Australia and New Zealand
b. our professional advisers (lawyers, accountants, financial advisers etc.)
c. regulators and government authorities in connection with our compliance procedures and obligations;
d. a purchaser or prospective purchaser of all or part of our assets or our business, and their professional advisers, in connection with the purchase;
e. a third party to respond to requests relating to a criminal investigation or alleged or suspected illegal activity;
f. a third party, in order to enforce or defend our rights, or to address financial or reputational risks;
g. a rights holder in relation to an allegation of intellectual property infringement or any other infringement; and
h. other recipients where we are authorised or required by law to do so.

Where we transfer and/or store your personal information:
15. We are based in the United States so your data will be processed in the US. Some of the recipients we have described in section 10 above, and to whom we disclose your personal information, are based outside of the US. We do this on the basis of your consent to this policy. In order to protect your information, we work with subcontractors and service providers who we believe maintain an acceptable standard of data security compliance.

How we keep your personal information secure:
16. We store personal information on secure servers that are managed by us and our service providers. Personal information that we store or transmit is protected by security and access controls, including username and password authentication, two-factor authentication, and data encryption where appropriate.

How long we keep your personal information:
17. We retain your personal information for as long as is necessary to provide the services to you and others, and to comply with our legal obligations. If you no longer want us to use your personal information, you can request that we erase your personal information and close your ITBriefcase account. Please note that if you request the erasure of your personal information we will retain information from deleted accounts as necessary for our legitimate business interests, to comply with the law, prevent fraud, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with investigations, enforce the terms of service and take other actions permitted by law. The information we retain will be handled in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Cookies and web analytics:

18. When you visit our Sites, there’s certain information that’s recorded which is generally anonymous information and does not reveal your identity. If you’re logged into your account some of this information could be associated with your account. We record the following:

1. your IP address or proxy server IP address’;
2. the domain name you requested;
3. the name of your internet service provider is sometimes captured depending on the configuration of your ISP connection;
4. the date and time of your visit to the website;
5. the length of your session;
6. the pages which you have accessed;
7. the number of times you access our site within any month;
8. the file URL you look at and information relating to it;
9. the website which referred you to our Sites; and
10. the operating system which your computer uses.

How you can access your personal information:
19. You can login to your account to view your personal data. If you do not remember your username and password, you can contact us and we will provide it to you. You also have the right to make corrections of any errors in that data. You can also close the account you have with us from our Site at any time. To make an access or correction request, contact us, information is provided at end of this policy.

If you’re a user or visitor in the European Economic Area these rights also apply to you:
20. For the purposes of applicable EU data protection law (including the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (the “GDPR”), we are a ‘data controller’ of your personal information.

How you can contact us:
21. If you have any questions about our privacy practices or the way in which we have been managing your personal information, please contact our privacy champion in writing at PO Box 138 Montauk NY 11954 or

22. We’re really glad you made it to the end of the privacy policy, because knowing this stuff is the best way to understand how your personal information is used and how to best manage it!

How you can access your personal information:
23. You are also entitled to ask us to port your personal information (i.e. to transfer in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, to you), to erase it, or restrict its processing. You also have rights to object to some processing that is based on our legitimate interests, such as profiling that we perform for the purposes of direct marketing, and, where we have asked for your consent to process your data, to withdraw this consent as more fully described below.

24. These rights are limited in some situations – for example, we can demonstrate that we have a legal requirement to process your personal information. In some instances, this means that we may retain some data even if you withdraw your consent.

25. Where we require your personal information to comply with legal or contractual obligations, then provision of such data is mandatory: if such data is not provided, then we will not be able to manage our contractual relationship with you, or to meet obligations placed on us. In all other cases, provision of requested personal information is optional.

26. If you have unresolved concerns you also have the right to complain to data protection authorities. The relevant data protection authority will be the data protection authority of the country: (i) of your habitual residence; (ii) of your place of work; or (iii) in which you consider the alleged infringement has occurred. Privacy Policy, effective date Jan 4 2021