Effective Date: June 2019
Information We Collect
Data Storage and Transfer of Data
An invitation to opt-out is provided to enable members of the Veterinarian Connect network to opt out at any time from receiving third party email communications from the Veterinarian Connect network partner(s) selected or from all Veterinarian Connect network partners.
How Does Veterinarian Connect Use the Information It Collects?
The goal of Veterinarian Connect is to provide you with information related to areas of interest that you have selected or that we, and/or our licensees or marketing partners reasonably believe you would be interested in based on the information you have provided to us. Veterinarian Connect may rent, license or sell the information it collects, including, personal information such as: email address, postal address, telephone number, fax number, IP Address, in aggregate or individually identifiable form to third parties for marketing purposes, as well as other uses described below.
Disclosure to Third Parties
Veterinarian Connect may share personal information with third parties as described below.
Companies and People Who Work for Us:
Like other companies, Veterinarian Connect contracts with service providers—other companies and individuals who help us provide our services. For example, we may host some of our professional websites on another company’s computers, hire technical consultants to maintain any web-based health tools, or work with companies to remove repetitive information from customer lists, analyze data or provide marketing assistance (including assisting us in targeting our advertisements as described herein), customer service or fulfillment services.
Sometimes Veterinarian Connect sends offers to selected users or clients of affiliated companies on behalf of other businesses. When we do so, we do not give such businesses your name and address. If you do not wish to receive such third party offers, you may contact Veterinarian Connect at the email or postal address below to opt out of these promotional offers from selected businesses or from all such offers.
Veterinarian Connect reserves the right to transfer or assign a business unit (such as a subsidiary) or an asset (such as a website or database) in whole or in part to another company.
Veterinarian Connect does not release any personal information to an external third party for License, Rental or Sale unless we reasonably believe that such third party will comply with applicable law and proper privacy practices.
We may disclose personal information when we believe such disclosure: (1) is required to comply with valid legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order; or (2) is reasonable in response to a physical threat to you or others, to protect property or defend or assert legal rights. In the event that we are legally compelled to disclose your personal information to a third party, we will attempt to notify you unless doing so would violate the law or court order.
In addition, and without limiting our foregoing obligations, Veterinarian Connect may be required under law to report breaches by Veterinarian Connect or its affiliates, partners, vendors or clients, to the applicable privacy or data protection authorities. Such authorities are empowered to bring civil and criminal action, including imposing financial penalties, against any party misusing or failing to adequately protect or secure personal information.
Does Veterinarian Connect Use “Cookies” and other technologies?
When Veterinarian Connect sends a third party an informational email message on behalf of one of its clients/licensees/partners, we may insert a “cookie” for tracking purposes. The “cookie” will only be used to determine which recipient has opened or clicked on an informational email message.
Web Beacons:Veterinarian Connect may use web beacons, which are strings of code that deliver a tiny graphic image on a web page or in an email. Web beacons can recognize certain types of information on your computer such as cookies, the time and date a page is viewed, and a description of the page on which the web beacon is placed. Veterinarian Connect uses web beacons for various tracking purposes, like determining whether or not you are logged into the site and whether or not you are connected to a third-party service. Third parties also may use web beacons on our site to receive audit, research, and reporting information, or to understand your interests and select and deliver to you content or offers that are relevant to your interests.
How Does Veterinarian Connect Protect Your Information?
Veterinarian Connect safeguards the security and accuracy of the data you send us with physical, electronic, and managerial procedures.
These procedures include limiting access to the information in various ways depending on the nature of the information as well as training our employees on the proper handling of subscriber and client information. While we believe we have taken appropriate measures to protect the information that we have received, we urge you to take every precaution to protect your personal data when you are on the Internet. You are responsible for all uses of your passwords. We recommend that you change your passwords often, use a unique, complex password that would not be easy for someone to guess, make sure you use a secure browser and never share your password with anyone else.
When you place orders or access your account information, we offer the use of a secure server. The secure server software (SSL) encrypts all information you enter before it is sent to us. Furthermore, we take extra steps to protect this data from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction.
What access does Veterinarian Connect give you to your personal information?
You may access, delete, or update your personal information and email preferences, at any time.
You have the option of correcting, updating and/or changing contact and demographic information and other information previously provided and stored in our database. If you wish to review, correct, update, or change your information, simply email: [email protected]Alternatively, you may contact us at the following postal address:
Veterinarian Connect, a CMS Company
913 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE 19801
Your California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits users of a Veterinarian Connect website or services who are California residents to request certain information regarding the disclosure of personal information to third parties for such third parties’ direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact Veterinarian Connect at the email or postal address above.
Do Not Track Protocols
The major browsers have attempted to implement the draft “Do Not Track” (“DNT”) standard of the World Wide Web Consortium (“W3C”) in their latest releases. As this standard has not been finalized, Veterinarian Connect websites are not compatible with DNT and so we do not recognize DNT settings.
Cookies and other Technologies