Revised: September 6, 2011
VCA reserves the right to disclose any personally identifying or non-personal identifying information if we are required to do so by law or if we reasonably believe that such action is necessary in order to: fulfill a government request, conform with the requirements of the law or to comply with legal process served on us; protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the Site; transfer to a successor entity in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, sale of assets or other corporate change respecting VCA or this Site; protect or defend the legal rights or property of VCA, this Site or its users; or, in an emergency, to protect the health and safety of this Site’s users or the general public.
We may also collect non-personal-identifying information through the use of “cookies”, which are small text files stored on your computer’s hard drive or web server and are used to aid in web page navigation. VCA does not store any personal identifying information in any cookies on your hard drive. Site users have the option whether or not to accept cookies by resetting their web browsers to give notice when a cookie is being sent to their hard drive. Cookies may also be deleted from a hard drive, however, some parts of this Site may not function properly or may be slowed considerably if cookies are not accepted or disabled.
The VCA website may use third party network advertisers to serve advertisements on other websites designated by the third party network and may use a traffic measurement service to analyze traffic on the website. Network advertisers are third parties that display advertisements based on your visits to the VCA website and other web sites you have visited. Third-party ad serving enables VCA to target advertisements to you for services offered by VCA in which you might be interested. Although advertisers and other companies do not have access to cookies set by the website, the websites third party ad network providers, the advertisers, the sponsors, and/or traffic measurement services may themselves set and access their own cookies on your device if you choose to have cookies enabled in your browser or they may otherwise have access to non-personal identifying information.
These third party cookies are set to, among other things, help deliver advertisements to you that you might be interested in, to conduct research regarding the usefulness of certain advertisements to you. Note that any images (or any other parts of a web page) served by third parties in association with third party cookies may serve as web beacons. Used in combination with cookies, a Web beacon is an often-transparent graphic image, usually no larger than 1 pixel x 1 pixel, that is placed on a Web site or in an e-mail that records an end-user’s visit to a particular web page.
VCA may share non-personal identifying information, such as aggregate user statistics, demographic information, and web site usage information with third parties. VCA employ third parties to perform functions on our behalf; examples include hosting or operating the website, sending e-mail and/or other communications, providing wireless services, removing repetitive information from customer lists, data analysis, marketing assistance, and customer service. These third parties may have access to your personal-identifying information for the purpose of performing such functions on VCA’s behalf. A Notice of Privacy Practices pursuant to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) is made available at the time any prospective or actual patient first receives services from VCA.
VCA takes reasonable steps to ensure the security of its website infrastructure and data, however we make no guarantees or warranties concerning the security of any information you disclose or transmit to us online and cannot be responsible for the theft, destruction or inadvertent disclosure of personal- identifiable information.
The Site may contain links to other web sites that VCA does not own or control. VCA does not endorse the content on any third-party websites and is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites, sites framed within the VCA Site, the privacy practices employed by third-party sites, or third-party advertisements, and does not make any representations regarding their content or accuracy. Your use of third-party websites is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such sites. VCA does not endorse any product advertised on the VCA Site.
In the course of developing VCA’s business, VCA may buy or sell assets. If another entity acquires VCA or all or substantially all of its assets, personally identifiable information and other information collected from users of the Site may be transferred to the entity as one of the transferred assets. If any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding is brought by or against VCA, all such information may be considered an asset of VCA and as such may be sold or transferred to third parties.
Vein Clinics of America
2001 Butterfield #300, Downers Grove, IL, 60515