[Effective Date: February 8, 2012]
This Privacy Guideline ("Privacy Guideline") applies to all personally identifiable information (collectively, "Personal Data") and other information that is collected through the Site of VETiONX® (herinafter, "the Site"). Please read this Privacy Guideline carefully before using the Site. By using the Site, you (hereinafter, "you" or "user") consent to our practices described herein.
By voluntarily providing us with Personal Data, you are consenting to our use of it in accordance with this Privacy Guideline. If you provide Personal Data to us via this Site, you acknowledge and agree that such Personal Data may be transferred from your current location to the offices and servers of VETiONX® and the authorized third parties referred to herein for the purposes described in this Privacy Guideline.
Revisions and Updates
Our commitment to being a healthy lifestyle for pets Site means that our business will continue to evolve as we introduce new products and features to the Site. Because of this, our policies will be reviewed and may be revised on occasion. As such, VETiONX® reserves the right to change this Privacy Guideline at any time. Should we modify this Privacy Guideline, we will notify you by posting an updated version of the Privacy Guideline on the Site. It is your responsibility to periodically check this page so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we might disclose it. The amended Privacy Guideline will apply whether or not we give specific notice of any change.
Collection of Personal Data
We collect Personal Data from you when you voluntarily choose to provide such information, such as when you enter your Personal Data on our Site. Wherever we collect Personal Data we make an effort to provide a link to this Privacy Guideline. So that we can provide you with optimal service and Content, VETiONX® may request information about you. Information we collect includes Personal Data such as names, postal addresses, email addresses and demographic information such as age, gender and zip code. We also may collect technical data such as your IP address, browser type, domain name, access times and referring Web site address.
This information is collected both during member registration on the Site, when opting in to receive a newsletter, when opting in to receive special offers from VETiONX® and/or VETiONX® partners, when entering a VETiONX® sweepstakes or contest, or when completing a VETiONX® survey. Personal Data collected via the Site will be available within the network of web sites operated by VETiONX® for use in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Guideline.
On occasion we may give you the opportunity to opt in to offers from unaffiliated third parties that we deem to be of potential value to you. You may also choose to opt in to these offers on an ongoing basis when you sign up for VETiONX® membership, and you may opt out of receiving them at any time. If you decide to opt in to participate in these offers, we will provide your Personal Data to the third party. However, you should note that the third parties will not be bound by this Privacy Guideline. Any Personal Data that you give and/or authorize us to give to another party will be governed by the rules of that party's privacy Guideline, which may differ from this Privacy Guideline. VETiONX® is not responsible for Personal Data given to other parties. Please review their privacy policies prior to providing any Personal Data to third parties and/or opting-in to permit us to disclose your Personal Data to third parties.
What We Do With Your Personal Data
We may use Personal Data in order to display custom, personalized content to our visitors. We may also use Personal Data to send newsletters, emails, features, promotional material, surveys and other updates to users who opt in to receive information from VETiONX®. A user may opt-out of receiving such information at any time.
We also use this collected information to evaluate and administer our service, respond to any problems that may arise, and to determine user trends to analyze what part of our services are most popular with users. We may use your Personal Data to extend you offers about third party products and/or services that may be of interest to you. However, except as otherwise disclosed in this Privacy Guideline, we will not disclose your Personal Data to such parties without your prior consent.
We may occasionally generate reports for advertisers containing aggregate information about our users such as demographics and online usage trends. This allows us to provide content and advertiser offers that are most relevant and beneficial to our users. Except as otherwise disclosed herein, we will not include any Personal Data in these reports. VETiONX® allows users of our Site to send information by email to other parties who may be interested. We do not retain any email addresses (unless you are a member who already has voluntarily provided your email address) of either the sender or recipient of such articles after they are sent.
Sharing Your Personal Data
In addition to the disclosures of Personal Data described above, there are certain circumstances in which we may share your Personal Data with certain third parties without further notice to you, as set forth below:
Business Transfers: As we develop our business, we might sell or buy businesses or assets. In the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar event, Personal Data may be part of the transferred assets.
Other Services Offered by VETiONX®: We may also share your Personal Data within VETiONX®, including any other services and web sites offered by VETiONX® for purposes consistent with this Privacy Guideline.
Agents, Consultants and Related Third Parties: VETiONX® sometimes hires other companies to perform certain business-related functions. Examples include mailing information, maintaining databases and processing payments. When we employ another company to perform a function of this nature, we endeavor to provide them only with the information that they need to perform their specific function.
Legal Requirements: VETiONX® reserves the right to use or disclose your Personal Data without notice or consent as needed to comply with federal and state law; to conduct investigations of consumer complaints; to protect the integrity of our site; to protect the safety of our visitors or others; and to cooperate in any legal investigation.
Controlling Your Personal Data
A user may change, correct, modify, or delete any Personal Data they may have provided to VETiONX® by contacting us via the "contact us" page on our website(s). Users can also unsubscribe from any newsletters or opt out of various promotional emails by following the directions provided in each mailing.
Website Traffic Analysis
We may automatically gather general statistical information about our website and visitors, such as, browsers, pages viewed, number of visitors, goods and services purchased, transactions completed, etc. To do this, we use action tags and cookies provided by our site analytics software and marketing partners. Although these partners log the information coming from our site on our behalf, we authorize how that data may and may not be used.
As is true of most web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes date/time stamps, browser types, operating systems, internet protocol (IP) addresses, internet service providers (ISPs), referring/exit pages, and clickstream data. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, and to track user's movements around the site. We do not link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information.
Visitors Outside Of The United States
The Site and the servers upon which this Site is hosted are located in the United States. All matters and material related to the Site is governed by the laws of the State of Michigan in the United States. Any information users outside of the U.S. provide will be transferred to the United States, and by visiting this Site and submitting Personal Data and other information, you authorize this transfer.
Children And Privacy
VETiONX® complies with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). COPPA is a federal law that protects the privacy of children using the Internet. The Site is directed at an adult market and is intended for use by adults only. We do not collect Personal Data from anyone under 13, nor do we allow children under 13 to participate in forums or chat rooms without prior verified parental consent. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children's Internet usage and to help enforce our Privacy Guideline by instructing their children to never provide Personal Data on this Site without their permission. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 13 has provided Personal Data to VETiONX® through this Site, please contact us, and we will endeavor to delete that information from our databases.
Storage And Security Of Your Personal Data
We take reasonable steps to protect the security of your Personal Data. Since no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be totally secure, we do not promise that the Personal Data you provide to us will always be totally secure. Therefore, you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via the Internet.
Links To Third Party Web Sites
VETiONX® provides links to web sites outside of the Site. These linked sites are not under our control, and we are not responsible for the content of those web sites or for the conduct of the companies operating those web sites. Before disclosing your Personal Data on any other web site, we advise you to examine the terms and conditions and privacy Guideline of those web sites.
This Privacy Guideline shall not apply to any unsolicited information (such as comments and feedback) you provide to VETiONX® through this Site and/or that you post to any public areas of the Site, such as bulletin boards (collectively, "Unsolicited Information"). All such Unsolicited Information shall be deemed to be non-confidential and VETiONX® shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose, and distribute such Unsolicited Information to others without limitation or attribution. You should be aware that if you voluntarily disclose Unsolicited Information online, that Unsolicited Information can be collected and used by others. For example, if you post your email address in chat rooms or online forums, you may receive unsolicited messages from others. VETiONX® has no control over the use of Personal Data that you voluntarily post in public forums.
If you have any questions about our Privacy Guideline, please Call our Customer Service at 1-866-977-0888 in the U.S. or 1-616-977-8500 outside of the U.S.