Alternative Vet (“Alternative Vet“) operates AlternativeVet.org and may operate other websites. It is Alternative Vet's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
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Like most website operators, Alternative Vet collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Alternative Vet's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Alternative Vet's visitors use its website. From time to time, Alternative Vet may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Alternative Vet also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on AlternativeVet.org blogs/sites. Alternative Vet only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Alternative Vet's websites choose to interact with Alternative Vet in ways that require Alternative Vet to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Alternative Vet gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at AlternativeVet.org to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Alternative Vet are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Alternative Vet collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Alternative Vet. Alternative Vet does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Alternative Vet may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Alternative Vet may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Alternative Vet does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Alternative Vet discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Alternative Vet's behalf or to provide services available at Alternative Vet's websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Alternative Vet's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Alternative Vet will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Alternative Vet discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Alternative Vet believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Alternative Vet, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Alternative Vet website and have supplied your email address, Alternative Vet may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with Alternative Vet and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Alternative Vet takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Alternative Vet, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Alternative Vet goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Alternative Vet may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.