The American College of Veterinary Pharmacists (ACVP) and its subsidiaries respects the privacy of its members and other visitors to its offices, including its website. ACVP strongly believes that if electronic commerce and online activities are to flourish, consumers must be assured that information provided online, or in any other manner to the College, is used responsibly and appropriately. To protect this privacy, ACVP has implemented the following policy.
What Information Does ACVP Collect?
Most data ACVP collects are used only to help us to better serve our members, visitors and partners. It is our general policy to collect and store only personal information that our members, visitors and partners knowingly provide. If our privacy policies change, we will notify all users by e-mail or a special announcement placed into our various communication tools (e.g. website, newsletters, etc.).
From General Users: ACVP does not collect any personal information from users browsing the website or looking at our various communication tools. Only aggregate data – such as the number of hits per page – are collected. Aggregate data are only used for internal and marketing purposes and does not provide any personally identifying information.
From Members, Conference Registrants, Exhibitors, Training Partners, etc.: To gain access to members-only resources and personalization features on the website, members and other users are asked to register and provide some limited information. This information is submitted voluntarily. ACVP asks users to provide their name, address, business phone and e-mail. Similar information may be submitted to ACVP through membership applications, conference or training registration, publication orders, subscriptions and the like. Additionally, for some e-mails sent in HTML format by ACVP to its members through its message boards and electronic newsletters, we will collect specific information regarding what the recipient does with the email. For those emails, ACVP will monitor whether a recipient subsequently clicks through the links provided in the message. Other information collected through this tracking feature includes: e-mail address of a user, the date and time of the user’s “click,” a message number, name of the list from which the message was sent, tracking URL number and destination page. ACVP only uses this information to enhance its products and services and distribution of those products and services to its members. This information is not sold or distributed in any other manner.
How Does ACVP Use Data Collected?
ACVP uses information voluntarily submitted by its members and other customers in the following ways:
ACVP Member Services and Products: Generally, ACVP uses data collected to improve its own web content, to respond to visitors’ interests, needs and preferences; and to develop new products and services.
Disclosures to Third Parties: ACVP also makes member contact information available through the ACVP Membership Directory to other members using its website and to those who register for its conferences and training programs. In addition, ACVP incorporates information users provide into the Membership Directory that it provides to members. ACVP does not sell this information under any circumstances. On occasion, ACVP may provide limited data to third parties that offer products and services that are felt to have a direct benefit to its members. These limited data include names, job titles, companies and business addresses, and email addresses, but do not include business phone numbers or business fax numbers unless the release of this information has been preapproved by the members impacted. Members may request that ACVP refrain from disclosing the data it collects to third parties on the membership application form, conference registration form or any other form on which they are providing information; an opt-out box will appear on each form on which a user provides information. Alternatively, users may contact ACVP directly to express their preferences if they determine later that they do not wish to have the information shared.
Credit Card Account Information: ACVP does not disclose credit card account information provided by its members and customers. When members and customers choose to pay using their credit cards, ACVP submits the information needed to obtain payment to the appropriate clearinghouse.
What Privacy Issues Arise With Links To Other Sites?
The ACVP websites contain links to other websites. ACVP has no control over and is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of such sites.