What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog or website?
We collect information from you when you subscribe to a newsletter, fill out a form or enter information on our site.
When filling out a form or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, phone number or other details to help you with your experience. We use this information in the following ways:
- To send periodic emails regarding your interest in events, products, or services.
- To respond to your inquiry
- To follow up with you after correspondence (live chat, email, or phone inquiries)
We use Google Analytics to automatically collect and store information about your visit. This information includes:
- The name of the Internet domain (for example, “xcompany.com” if you use a private Internet access account, or “yourorg.org” if you are connecting from a public facility’s domain) and the IP address (a number that is either automatically assigned to your computer when you are using the Internet or manually assigned one-time) from which you access our site;
- The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
- The date and time you access our site;
- The search terms used to access our site, if applicable;
- The Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site;
- The pages you visit and the information you request.
This information is primarily collected for statistical analysis and technical improvements to our website. For the Vets' computer system uses software programs to create summary statistics, which may be used for such purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.
You do not have to provide any personal information to visit this website. If you choose to provide For the Vets with personal information, such as by sending a message to an email address on this website or by filling out a form and submitting it through our website, we will use that information to respond to your message or to fulfill the stated purpose of the communication.
We may share information you give us with contractors acting on our behalf if your inquiry relates to that contractor. In cases where state or any other laws may have been violated, we may be required by law to disclose information you submit. If you provide comments in response to a request for public comments, we may make those comments as well as your identity available to the public in a publication or by posting them on our website. Where possible, we may give you more specific guidance at the point of collection regarding how your personal information may be used or disclosed.
Remember that email is not necessarily secure against interception. If your communication is sensitive or includes personal information you may prefer to send it by postal mail or telephone instead.
How do we protect your information?
We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards. We only provide articles and information. We never ask for credit card numbers. We do not use Malware Scanning.
Do we use 'Cookies'?
Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.
You can set up your web browser to inform you when cookies are set or to prevent cookies from being set. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser's Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If users disable cookies in their browser, you can still use our website if you do not accept the cookies, but you may be unable to use certain cookie-dependent features.
For website security purposes and to ensure that this website remains available to all users, For the Vets employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring and is advised that if such monitoring reveals evidence of possible abuse or criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to appropriate law enforcement officials. Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on this server are strictly prohibited and may be punishable by law, including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996.
Reference herein to any specific commercial products, processes, or services by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by For the Vets. The information and statements contained on this server shall not be used for the purposes of advertising, nor to imply the endorsement or recommendation of For the Vets. With respect to documents available from this server, neither For the Vets nor any of its volunteers make any warranty, express or implied, including but not limited to the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Further, neither For the Vets nor any of its volunteers assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product or process disclosed; nor do they represent that its use would not infringe privately owned rights.
We do not sell or trade outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information.
We do not include or offer third-party products or services on our website.
Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. We have implemented the following:
Demographics and Interests Reporting
We, along with third-party vendors such as Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt-out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
Users can visit our site anonymously.
- Can change your personal information:
- By emailing us
- By calling us
How does our site handle do not track signals?
We honor Do Not Track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
It's important to note that we do not allow third-party behavioral tracking.
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
- We will notify you via email within 7 business days
- We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations. We collect your email address in order to:
- Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
- Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails after the original transaction has occurred.
To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:
- Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
- Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
- Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
- Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
- Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
- Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, contact us and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence. Our contact information is below.
For the Vets retains a non-exclusive, irrevocable, and royalty-free license to publish or reproduce documents on this website for purposes specific to For the Vets, or to allow others to do so. Individual documents on this server may have different copyright conditions, and that fact will be noted with those documents.
Thank you for visiting For the Vets' website. Please keep in mind that if you link to a site outside of For the Vets, you are subject to the policies of that new website.
5575 Kraft Avenue SE, Suite 100
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Last Updated 11-18-2020