TexVetPets.org Privacy Policy

TexVetPets.org respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it through the following policy.

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which TexVetPets.org collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a “User”) of the TexVetPets.org website (“Site”). This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by TexVetPets.org.

The TexVetPets.org website (“Site”) is a service provided by the Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) and the Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation (TVMF). All references to the TexVetPets site in the foregoing privacy policy include TVMA and TVMF.

This policy applies to information we collect:

  • On this Site.
  • In e-mail, text and other electronic messages between you and this site.
  • Through mobile and desktop applications you download from this site, which provide dedicated non-browser-based interaction between you and this site.
  • When you interact with our advertising and applications on third-party websites and services, if those applications or advertising include links to this policy.

It does not apply to information collected by:

  • us offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by Company or any third party (including our affiliates and subsidiaries); or
  • any third party (including our affiliates and subsidiaries), including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from TexVetPets.org

Please read this policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our Website. By accessing or using this Website, you agree to this privacy policy. This policy may change from time to time (see date above for last revision). Your continued use of this Website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates.

Personal identification information

We may collect personal identification to make our site more enjoyable and easier to navigate for the user. We collect information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, fill out a form respond to a survey subscribe to the newsletter and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name and email address. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously.

We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

Web browser cookies

Our Site may use “cookies” to enhance User experience. User’s web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

How we use collected information

TexVetPets.org collects and uses Users personal information for the following purposes:

  • To improve customer service

Your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs and to provide you with access to particular tools and services.

  • To personalize user experience

We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.

  • To improve our Site

We continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you. We may also use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Site, analyze trends, track visitor movements, and gather broad demographic information that assists us in identifying visitor preferences.

  • To administer a content, promotion, survey or other Site feature

To send Users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them.

  • To send periodic emails

The email address Users provide for order processing, will only be used to send information and updates pertaining to their order. It may also be used to send administrative communications, respond to their inquiries, and/or other requests or questions. If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email or User may contact us via our Site.

How we protect your information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.

Sensitive and private data exchange between the Site and its Users happens over a SSL secured communication channel and is encrypted and protected with digital signatures.

Disclosure of Information to Outside Parties or Third party websites

Except as described herein, we do not sell, rent, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your private personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies or an agreement we have with you, protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. Non-personally identifiable visitor information including demographics may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

Advertising

Ads appearing on our site may be delivered to Users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile non-personal identification information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This privacy policy does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Compliance with children’s online privacy protection act

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our Site from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13. Individuals under 13 must have the permission of a parent or guardian before accessing our site and should not provide any information, make any purchases, participate in any of the interactive features or provide any identifying information about themselves. If we learn that we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us info@tvma.org Attention General Counsel.

Changes to this privacy policy

TexVetPets.org reserves the right to amend this privacy policy at any time, without notice. When we amend this policy the date of revision will be updated at the top of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this privacy policy and terms of service. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

By using this site you agree that any dispute over privacy or the terms contained in this privacy policy and terms of service, or any other agreement we have with you, will be governed by the laws of the State of Texas. You also agree to arbitrate such disputes in Texas, and to abide by any limitation on damages contained in any agreement we may have with you.

General Legal Notice and Disclaimer

References on this site to any product, process, service, medical procedure or treatment do not constitute or imply endorsement or recommendation of such by TexVetPets, TVMA or TVMF. While TexVetPets makes every effort to present accurate, medically reliable scientific information on this Site, TexVetPets, TVMA and TVMF do not approve or certify such information nor guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, timeliness or correct sequencing of such information. Use of such information is voluntary and is not a substitute for the medical advice of a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine who has actually examined an individual’s animal or possesses firsthand knowledge of an animal’s condition.

TexVetPets, TVMA and TVMF (including its employees, agents, officers and directors) are not responsible for, and expressly disclaim all liability for, damages of any kind arising out of use, reference to or reliance on the information available through this Site. No approvals, recommendations, endorsements, guarantees or warranties, including, but not limited to, any express or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for any particular use or purpose of products or services named on this Site are made by the TexVetPets, TVMA and TVMF.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at:

TexVetPets.org
TVMA, Austin, TX 78754
contact@texvetpets.org
512-452-4224