2. THE INFORMATION VITUSVET COLLECTS
VitusVet gathers several types of information about the Site's users:
This site is designed to allow you to submit and VitusVet to receive certain types of personally identifiable information such as your:
(i) pets' veterinary medical information ("Pets' VMI") as defined in the Terms and Conditions of Use included on this Site,
(iii) e-mail address,
(iv) postal mailing address,
(v) home/mobile telephone number,
(viii) billing information; and
(ix) Other user generated content.
You are not required to supply the aforementioned information, except if you wish to use the
(i) Tracking Information
The Site automatically tracks and collects categories of information when you visit our Site such as the: (1) IP addresses; (2) domain servers; (3) types of computers accessing the Site; and (4) types of web browsers used to access the Site (collectively “Traffic Data”). Traffic Data is anonymous information that does not personally identify you but is helpful for marketing purposes or for improving your experience on the Site. We also use “cookies” to customize content specific to your interests, to ensure that you do not see the same advertisement repeatedly, and to store your password so you do not have to re-enter it each time you visit the Site.
(ii) "Cookies" Information
You do not need to have cookies turned on to use the Site. As stated above, "cookies" or text files may be placed on your computer when you use the Site. A cookie cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Cookies may be of limited duration, which will disappear after you exit the Site or they may be there for unlimited periods of time, even after you leave the site. The cookie will enable us to understand and relate your use of this Site to information we provided or may provide in the future. Some cookies may contain personal information that you voluntarily provided. In addition, the cookie may be encrypted so as to authenticate you on other pertinent parts of the Site.
You do not need to have cookies turned on to use the Site. You should also note that you will be able to remove any of the cookies we place on your hard drive. If you feel you cannot do so, please contact VitusVet at 844-VITUS-VET
Generally, VitusVet uses any information obtained from or for the Site to operate and enhance the various features and services found on the Site. We use the personal information about you and your pets stored in our member database.
(i) To provide your Pets' VMI to veterinarians and other parties specifically authorized by you to receive this information;
(ii) To facilitate and track your use of this Site;
(iii) To acknowledge receipt of your payments for tax purposes and to help prevent fraudulent transactions;
(iv) To register you online for VitusVet alerts and general information regarding care of your pets;
(v) To provide you updated Site information, publications or notices about/from VitusVet to improve Site flow and usability, tailor content to your needs, and make it more responsive to our users' preferences.
The Site is not primarily or directed to children or minors. Consistent with the federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information on the Site from anyone under the age of 13 without parental consent. IF YOU ARE UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE, PLEASE DO NOT USE OR ACCESS THE SITE AT ANY TIME OR IN ANY MANNER. Any person who provides their personal information to VitusVet through this Site represents that they are 18 years of age or older. If VitusVet learns that personally identifiable information of persons under the age of 13 has been collected on the Site without verifiable parental consent, then VitusVet will take the appropriate steps to delete this information. If you are a parent or guardian and discover that your children under the age of 13 have obtained a Site account without your supervision or knowledge, then please contact VitusVet at 844-VITUS-VET and you may request that VitusVet delete that child's personal information from its systems.
At your direction VitusVet shares your Pets’ VMI with third parties identified and authorized by you. VitusVet does not share your Pets’ VMI with third parties without your authorization. VitusVet does not share your personal information or your Pets’ VMI collected on this Site with third parties for their marketing purposes.
The Site may include interactive forums such as message boards and chat rooms. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. Please be aware, however, that any personally identifiable information that you voluntarily choose to display on any publicly available portion of the Site becomes publicly available and may be collected and used by others without restriction. To the extent such use has occurred, VitusVet is not responsible for any actions taken by those third parties. However, we may take down any information posted by any party by users.
VitusVet may disclose automatically collected and other aggregate non-personally-identifiable information with certain third parties to assist us with understanding the usage, viewing, and demographic patterns for certain programs, content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on the Site.
VitusVet provides your personal information but not your Pets’ VMI to trusted businesses or persons for the purpose of processing your personal information on our behalf. Thus, we may disclose user information to businesses or persons to: provide website hosting, maintenance, and security services; fulfill orders; conduct data analysis and create reports; offer certain functionality; and assist VitusVet in improving the Site and creating new services and features. VitusVet does not provide your Pets’ VMI to any of the third parties described above or to any third parties not specifically authorized by you.
Your personal information is stored on secure servers that are not accessible by third parties without your authorization.
You may, of course, decline to share your personally identifiable information with VitusVet, in which case VitusVet will not be able to provide to you some of the features and functionality found on the Site. . Your information and preferences may be deleted by you at any time, so long as you are in good standing with VitusVet. We will gladly remove your name and contact information from any mailing lists that VitusVet sponsors by contacting VitusVet at 844-VITUS-VET.
Periodically, we may ask you to verify your identity before further access to the Site is permitted.
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING THE SECRECY OF YOUR UNIQUE PASSWORD AND ACCOUNT INFORMATION AT ALL TIMES.
You must promptly notify us if your user name, or password is lost, stolen, or used without permission. In such an event, we will remove that user name, or password from your account and update our records accordingly
VitusVet may allow third-party ad servers or ad networks, to serve advertisements on the Site. These advertisers may provide icons or hyperlinks to their products or services and effectively take you out of the Site and its control.
The Site is hosted in the United States. If you are visiting from the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, please note that you are transferring your personal data to the United States, which does not have the same data protection laws as the EU and other areas of the world, and by providing your personal data you consent to:
(ii) the transfer of your personal data to the United States as indicated above.
If VitusVet learns of a security systems breach we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. By using this Site or providing personal information to us you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of this Site. VitusVet may post a notice on our Site if a security breach occurs. If this happens, you will need a web browser enabling you to view VitusVet Site. VitusVet may also send an email to you at the email address you have provided to us in these circumstances. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive free written notice of a security breach, you should contact VitusVet at 844-VITUS-VET
The Site is controlled and operated by VitusVet from its offices in the State of Maryland.
Postal Mail Address:
Vitus Animal Health Inc.
9150 Belvedere Dr.
Urbana, MD 21704