In effect since April 15, 2002
your privacy is important to Vets With a Mission (referred to as "VWAM").
This Policy explains how VWAM collects, uses, and discloses the personal
information you may provide while using the VWAM Web site (the "Web
Site"). It is always your choice whether or not to provide personal
information through the Web site. Any personal information you provide
will be treated with care, and subject to this Policy will not be used
or disclosed in ways to which you have not consented. Also, you may
opt-out certain uses and disclosures of your personal information, as
explained in this Policy.
By using the Web Site, you signify your consent to VWAM's collection,
use, and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with
2. Non-Identifiable Information - Like many other Web sites, the Web
Site automatically collects certain non-identifiable information regarding
Web Site users, such as the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer,
the IP address of your Internet Service Provider, the date and time
you access the Web Site, the Internet address of the Web site from which
you linked directly to the Web Site, the operating system you are using,
the sections of the Web Site you visit, the Web Site pages read and
images viewed, and the content you download from the Web Site. This
non-identifiable information is used for Web Site and system administration
purposes and to improve the Web Site. VWAM may also use non-identifiable
information to initiate interactive, real-time discussions with users.
Your non-identifiable information may be disclosed to others and permanently
archived for future use.
Cookies - The Web Site uses "cookies", a technology that installs
a small amount of information on a Web Site user's computer to permit
the Web Site to recognize future visits using that computer. Cookies
enhance the convenience and use of the Web Site. For example, the information
provided through cookies is used to recognize you as a previous user
of the Web Site (so you do not have to enter your personal information
every time), offer personalized Web page content and information for
your use, track your activity at the Web Site to respond to your needs,
and otherwise facilitate your Web Site experience. Advertisements displayed
on the Web Site may also contain cookies or other technologies. Those
advertisements may be provided by third party advertising companies,
and VWAM does not have any control over, or any responsibility or liability
for, the use and disclosure of information collected through advertisement
cookies. You may choose to decline cookies if your browser permits,
but doing so may affect your use of the Web Site and your ability to
access certain features of the Web Site or engage in transactions through
the Web Site.
Tracking Information - VWAM may use non-personal information to create
aggregate tracking information reports regarding Web Site user demographics,
Web Site traffic patterns, and Web Site purchases, and then provide
those reports to advertisers and others. None of the tracking information
in the reports can be connected to the identities or other personal
information of individual users. VWAM also may link tracking information
with personal information voluntarily provided by Web Site users. Once
such a link is made, all of the linked information is treated as personal
information and will be used and disclosed only in accordance with this
INFORMATION YOU SPECIFICALLY PROVIDE
Your Personal Information - During your use of the Web Site, you may
be asked to voluntarily provide certain personal information (such as
your name, email address, postal address, telephone number, or credit
card information) for purposes such as facilitating communications with
you, applying for access to certain special features of the Web Site,
or carrying out transactions. It is always your choice whether or not
to provide personal information. If you choose not to provide requested
personal information, you will not be able to use certain features of
the Web Site and you will not be able to engage in transactions through
the Web Site.
6. Use of Your Personal Information - VWAM may use your personal information to contact and correspond with you, to respond to your inquiries, to process transactions and payments, and to facilitate and enhance your use of the Web Site. VWAM may develop a confidential customer profile for you, which will be used to provide the very best service to you.
Member and Public Forums: Guestbook/Bulletin Boards/Chat Rooms/Blogs
VWAM may elect to provide guestbook, bulletin board, chat room or blog functionality on our Web site from time to time. If you use any of these forums, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. While we take care to obfuscate your email address from automated spam bots, we are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums.
Email from VWAM - VWAM may send to you, from time to time, email or
other communications containing information about VWAM, and other matters
VWAM believes will interest you. At any time you may ask VWAM to stop
sending you email and other information by contacting vetswithamission at1024 backroads dot net.
Also, each unsolicited email VWAM sends to you will tell you how to
decline further unsolicited email. From time to time VWAM may also send
to you email containing important information regarding the Web Site,
which you may not opt out of receiving.
Disclosure of Your Personal Information - VWAM may disclose your personal
information in the following circumstances:
Disclosure to Service Providers - In order to process transactions,
VWAM must disclose some of your personal information to certain service
providers, such as your credit card issuer, a third party credit verification
company, the product handler, the delivery service, and VWAM. Before
personal information is disclosed, the service provider will agree with
VWAM to protect the privacy of your personal information in a manner
that is consistent with this Policy. A list of VWAM's service providers
to whom personal information may be disclosed, as amended from time
to time, may be found here. If you do not wish VWAM to provide your
personal information to those service providers, you may not use the
Web Site for transactions.
Law Enforcement and Legal Disclosure - VWAM may disclose your personal
information to a government institution that has asserted its lawful
authority to obtain the information or where VWAM has reasonable grounds
to believe the information could be useful in the investigation of unlawful
activity, or to comply with a subpoena or warrant or an order made by
a court, person or body with jurisdiction to compel the production of
information, or to comply with court rules regarding the production
of records and information, or to VWAM's legal counsel.
Location of Information - VWAM will store and process your personal information in Newberry, SC, USA.
Securing Your Information - To help protect the confidentiality of your
personal information, VWAM employs security safeguards appropriate to
the sensitivity of the information. Nevertheless, due to the nature
of the Internet and Internet technologies, security and privacy risks
cannot be eliminated and VWAM cannot guarantee that your personal information
will not be disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this Policy.
Accessing Your Personal Information - You may request access to your
personal information and information about VWAM's collection, use and
disclosure of that information by contacting VWAM at vetswithamission at1024 backroads dot net.
Subject to certain exceptions prescribed by law, you will be given reasonable
access to your personal information, and will be entitled to challenge
the accuracy and completeness of the information and to have it amended
as appropriate. You can help VWAM maintain the accuracy of your information
by notifying VWAM of any changes to your personal information.
Interactive Web Pages - Certain pages of the Web Site may facilitate
real-time interactive discussions between users and VWAM staff regarding
products available for purchase through the Web Site. Those discussions
are initiated by VWAM employees based upon non-identifiable information
automatically collected about Web Site users. You are not obliged to
engage in interactive discussions with VWAM employees or provide any
personal information during those discussions. Personal information
you provide during interactive discussions through the Web Site will
be used and disclosed in accordance with this Policy.
Contests and Promotions - If contests or promotions are made available
through the Web Site, the applicable contest or promotion rules may
include rules regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal
information. To the extent that those specific rules conflict with this
Policy, the particular contest or promotion rules will govern regarding
personal information collected in connection with the contest or promotion.
Other Web Sites - The Web Site may contain links to other Web sites
or Internet resources. When you click on one of those links you are
contacting another Web site or Internet resource. VWAM has no responsibility
or liability for or control over those other Web sites or Internet resources
or their collection, use and disclosure of your personal information.
Web Site Use Agreement and Web Site Transaction Agreement - The Web
Site Use Agreement governing your use of the Web Site (which may be
viewed by clicking here) contains important provisions, including provisions
disclaiming, limiting or excluding VWAM's liability for your use of
the Web Site and provisions determining the applicable law and exclusive
jurisdiction for the resolution of any disputes regarding your use of
the Web Site. Each of those provisions applies to any disputes that
may arise in relation to this Policy and VWAM's collection, use and
disclosure of your personal information, and are of the same force and
effect as if they had been reproduced directly in this Policy.
Former Users - If you stop using the Web Site or your permission to
use the Web Site is terminated, VWAM may continue to use and disclose
your personal information in accordance with this Policy as amended
from time to time. However, if you want VWAM to stop sending you unsolicited
email and other information, please notify VWAM at vetswithamission at1024 backroads dot net.
Policy Changes - To accommodate changes in the Web Site, changing technology,
and legal developments, this Policy may be changed from time to time
in VWAM's sole discretion and without any prior notice or liability
to you or any other person. New versions of this Policy will be posted
here. VWAM's collection, use and disclosure of your personal information
will be governed by the version of this Policy in effect at that time.
Accordingly, when you use the Web Site you should check the date of
this Policy and review any changes since the last version.
Your Comments - If you have any comments or questions about this Policy
or your personal information, please contact VWAM at vetswithamission at1024 backroads dot net.