Privacy Policy

Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to www.vccis.org, and Veterinary & Comparative Clinical Immunology Society and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of the Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to Veterinary & Comparative Clinical Immunology Society include www.vccis.org and VCCIS. The VCCIS website is a news and information, membership and ecommerce site. By using the VCCIS website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

In order to better provide you with products and services offered, VCCIS may collect personally identifiable information, such as your:

  • First and Last Name
  • Mailing Address
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • Employer
  • Job Title
  • Education / Schools, Awards, and Professional Associations

If you purchase VCCIS’s products and services, we collect billing and credit card information. This information is used to complete the purchase transaction.

We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain products or services. These may include: (a) registering for an account; (b) entertain a sweepstakes or contest sponsored by us or one of our partners; (c) signing up for special offers from selected third parties; (d) sending us an email message; € submitting your credit card for other payment information when ordering and purchasing products and services. To wit, we will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services and/or products you have requested from us. We may also gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.

Use of your Personal Information

VCCIS collects and uses your personal information to operate and deliver the services you have requested.

VCCIS may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from VCCIS and its affiliates.

Sharing Information with Third Parties

VCCIS does not sell, rent, or lease its customer lists to third parties.

VCCIS may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to VCCIS, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

VCCIS may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) confirm to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on VCCIS or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of VCCIS; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of VCCIS, or the public.

Automatically Collected Information

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by VCCIS. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the VCCIS website.

Links

This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to b aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Security of Your Personal Information

VCCIS secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. VCCIS uses the following methods for this purpose:

  • SSL Protocol
  • I4A.com
  • Authorize.net

When personal information (such as credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.

We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to our alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and use through this Site cannot be guaranteed.

Right to Deletion

Subject to certain exceptions set out below on receipt of a verifiable request from you, we will:

  • Delete your personal information from our records; and
  • Direct any service providers to delete your personal information from their records.

Please note that we may not be able to comply with requests to delete your personal information if it is necessary to:

  • Complete the transaction for which the personal information was collected, fulfill the terms of a written warranty or product recall conducted in accordance with federal law, provide a good or service requested by you, or reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform a contract between you and us;
  • Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity; or prosecute those responsible for that activity;
  • Debug to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality;
  • Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise his or her right of free speech, or exercise another right provided for by law;
  • Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act;
  • Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when our deletion of the information is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of such research, provided we have obtained your informed consent;
  • Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with your expectations based on your relationship with us;
  • Comply with an existing legal obligation; or
  • Otherwise use your personal information, internally, in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which you provide the information.

Children Under Thirteen

VCCIS does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.

Email Communications

From time to time, VCCIS may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication.

If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from VCCIS, you may opt out of such communications by clicking on the UNSUBSCRIB button.

External Data Storage Sites

We may store your data on servers provided by third party hosting vendors with whom we have contracted.

Changes to this Statement

VCCIS reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account, by placing a prominent notice on our website, and/or by updating any privacy information. Your continued use of the website and/or Services available after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgment of the modified Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by that Policy.

Contact Information

VCCIS welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that VCCIS has not adhered to this Statement, please contact VCCIS at:

Veterinary & Comparative Clinical Immunology Society
PO Box 2558
Philadelphia PA 19147-0558 USA

Email: admin@vccis.org

Telephone number:

Notice to California Residents

If you are a California resident, in accordance with California Civil Code §1789.3, you may report complaints to the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs by contact them in writing at 1625 N Market Blvd, Ste N-112, Sacramento CA 95834, or by telephone at (800) 952-5210.

Effective March 01, 2021

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1741 Hempstead Rd 2nd Fl
Lancaster PA 17601-5845 USA
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