The privacy of your personal information (in some countries referred to as “personal data” or “personally identifiable information”) is important to Vida Pharmacal.
- Personal information we collect
- How we use your information
- How Vida Pharmacal handles privacy internally
- Your privacy choices
- Updating your personal information and contacting Vida Pharmacal
- Children’s privacy
Personal information we collect
Information we collect from visitors
In addition, we might gather information about you that is automatically collected by our web server, such as your IP address and domain name. Vida Pharmacal may use web server and browser information to individually customize its offerings and presentations if you submit your personal data.
Information we collect when you register
Visitors registering for services on our web sites are asked to provide identifying information, such as name, gender, and contact information. On the registration screen, we clearly label which information is required for registration, and which information is optional and may be given at your discretion. In certain jurisdictions, Vida Pharmacal shall obtain visitors’ consent before collecting personally identifiable information.
Information from outside sources
We may also collect information about animal health care professionals who register on our web sites from other sources in order to verify their licensure status and identity. In some cases, we ask customers for information after they register, such as credit card information. Where necessary (for example, to process an order for a purchase), our web sites may contact financial or credit organizations to confirm customer credit card information.
From time to time we may augment our existing user databases with legally obtained information from third parties. Some of this information may be personally identifiable, such as national change of address information. We do this to better target our information offerings and promotional campaigns and to provide pertinent offers in which we think you would be interested. In certain jurisdictions, we collect your consent and provide you with the possibility to unsubscribe to any such communications at any time by sending an email to: email@example.com.
We also collect information that you voluntarily provide to us through responses to surveys, search functions, questionnaires, feedback, Tell Your Story forms and the like.
We may also ask you to provide additional information, such as your e-mail address, if you want to obtain additional services or information or to resolve complaints or concerns.
Your web browser can be set to allow you to control whether you will accept cookies, reject cookies, or to notify you each time a cookie is sent to you. If your browser is set to reject cookies, web sites that are cookie-enabled will not recognize you when you return to the web site, and some web site functionality may be lost. The Help section of your browser will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting cookies.
Although cookies do not normally contain personal data, if you have provided us information about you, we may associate your registration information with cookies or other tracking utilities our web site places on your computer’s hard drive. Associating a cookie with your registration data allows us to offer increased personalization and functionality. Without cookies, this functionality would not be possible.
In addition, we may use other tracking systems like pixel-tags. Pixel tags, sometimes called web beacons, are similar in function to a cookie. But because of their insignificant size, it is not visible; though, they are used to pass certain information to our servers to personalize our web sites and to track your usage across other Vida Pharmacal web sites. In addition, we may also use pixel tags in our HTML based e-mails.
How we use your information
We gather aggregate data about visitors to our web sites for product and service development and improvement activities. We also use it for market analysis. We may provide information from our web sites in aggregate form, with identifying information removed, to third parties. When aggregate health information is provided, we pool it from many individual records and strip it of any data that could be used to identify an individual before it is used. Any third party that receives aggregated health care data must agree not to attempt to re-identify the people it belongs to.
We may target our marketing and health care messaging depending on information we have about you. We may also personalize our web site based on your interests. For example, you may see different articles in different places on our web site based on information you have shared with us, or information we have gained by reviewing your previous visits, or information we may have gained from your interactions with a third party that shares information with us.
When we share information with third parties working on behalf of Vida Pharmacal, we use our best efforts to assure that they agree in writing to abide by Vida Pharmacal privacy policies.
If we discover that a third party working on behalf of Vida Pharmacal inappropriately disclosed personal information about any of our visitors, we will take immediate action to prevent further occurrences.
Other than as described above, Vida Pharmacal will not release personal information to a third party without your consent.
Protection of information
How Vida Pharmacal handles privacy internally
Our commitment to security
We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online. Please note that in general, using the internet is not safe and thus we are undertaking to provide a reasonable level of security based on general industry standards. We therefore recommend that you use every precaution to protect your information when using the internet and any other links.
We have implemented technology and security policies, rules, and other measures to protect the personal data that we have under our control from unauthorized access, improper use, alteration, unlawful or accidental destruction, and accidental loss. We also protect your information by requiring that all our employees and others who have access to or are associated with the processing of your data respect your confidentiality.
Vida Pharmacal uses security methods to determine the identity of each registered user, so that appropriate rights and restrictions can be enforced for that user. Reliable verification of user identity is called authentication. Vida Pharmacal uses both passwords and usernames to authenticate users. Users are responsible for maintaining their own passwords.
Storage of information
Information in our data centers is backed up routinely, in order to aid in the recovery of information in the event of accidental damage of information or due to a natural disaster. The backup media is stored in a physically secure storage facility.
- Companies and people who work for us: We contract with other companies and individuals to help us provide services. For example, we may host some of our web sites on another company’s computers, hire technical consultants to maintain our web sites, or work with companies to remove repetitive information from customer lists, analyze data, provide marketing assistance, and provide customer service. In addition, if you are an animal health care professional, we may validate your licensure status and other information against available databases that list licensed animal health care professionals. In order to perform their jobs, these other companies may have limited access to some of the personal data we maintain about our users. Other companies may collect information on our behalf through their sites. This occasionally incorporates the use of frames on the site that will not show the URL you are visiting in the browser address window. We require such companies to comply with the terms of our privacy policies, to limit their access to any personal data to the minimum necessary to perform their obligations, and not to use the information they may access for purposes other than fulfilling their responsibilities to us. We use our best efforts to limit other companies’ use of personal data.
- Vida Pharmacal companies: we may transfer the information to other Vida Pharmacal companies for the purpose of storing and processing the data. For the purpose of such processing of personal data, intercompany agreements are put in place to ensure the security of the information transferred.
- Promotional and informational offers: Sometimes we send offers to selected groups of customers. To accomplish this we may use third parties working on behalf of Vida Pharmacal. We provide a variety of mechanisms for you to tell us you do not want to receive such promotional — informational offers. For example, we may provide an opt-in box for customers to receive information that is sent by a third-party fulfillment house, and we make clear that, by opting in, you are submitting your data to a third-party. You can elect not to receive promotional or informational material from us by following the instructions to opt-out as mentioned or included in each of our programs we send to you.
- Legal requirements: We may release account and other personal data when we believe release is required to comply with law.
Your privacy choices
You may be given the option of receiving recurring informational/promotional e-mail from Vida Pharmacal and third parties working with Vida Pharmacal. You may opt-out from receiving this e-mail when you provide the information or follow the instructions as mentioned in the e-mail or included in each program we send to you. Vida Pharmacal will unsubscribe you from that newsletter or other programs within ten business days.
Updating your personal information and contacting Vida Pharmacal
You can always contact us in order to (i) request to access your personal data (ii) request to remove the personal data that you have provided to us from our systems, (iii) update the personal data that you have provided to us, and (iii) change your preferences with respect to marketing contacts, by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or if available, also logging into your account to update your information.
We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. We do not collect personal data from any person we actually know is a child under the age of 13.