Who we are
the information we collect when you visit our website,
- how we collect it,
- how we use it, and
- how we protect it.
This Policy does not apply to offline activities.
WestVets may collect anonymous information about users who visit our site and aggregate this anonymous information for statistical analysis. For instance, we may use it to determine usage patterns so we know which parts of our site are most popular. Examples of the type of anonymous information we collect and how we collect it are:
Internet Tags: provide information about your browser (e.g., Microsoft Internet Explorer®, Firefox®, Google Chrome®), operating system (e.g., Windows, OSX), Internet service provider, geolocation and similar information.
IP Addresses a number assigned to your computer by a Web server when you are on the Internet; we might use IP address information to determine the number of users who have visited a specific area of our site. Please note we could use this information to identify you if necessary to comply with legal requirements or for security issues.
Personally Identifiable Information
What is Personally Identifiable Information? Personally Identifiable Information (“Your Information”) includes information such as your name, email address, WestVets, telephone number and copies of communications shared through our contact forms or post comments (not currently an active feature of our website).
How We Collect Your Information. WestVets collects Your Information only when you voluntarily provide it to us on our site when you complete a contact form.
You may need to provide Your Information to participate in certain WestVets programs and activities or receive certain services or offers.
We will ultimately use MailChimp for our email distribution. When an individual subscribes to email or newsletters on our website, that data is transferred to the mailing list for that instrument and stored with our MailChimp account.
How We Use Your Information. WestVets will use Your Information for the purpose for which you give it to us (e.g., to complete an online request or contact form or subscribe as a user in order to comment on a blog post and receive updates,).
We may use Your Information to send you occasional postal and/or electronic mailings about WestVets and our services and programs that we think will interest you. While presently not within the scope of our activity, in the future WestVets may also use Your Information to send you occasional postal and/or electronic mailings about third parties whose information or services we think may be of interest to you.
How We Share Your Information. WestVets may share Your Information with third parties that perform services for WestVets such as soliciting event attendance. WestVets also reserves the right to disclose Your Information in circumstances that the WestVets deems necessary or appropriate, such as to respond to legal process or request from a governmental agency, security reasons or similar situations.
Security. WestVets follows best practices to keep Your Information secure and safeguard it from unauthorized access by using special software tools and firewalls to protect our servers and virus/intrusion/malware detection software. However, no transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, so you provide Your Information at your own risk.
Links to Other Websites. Our Site may include links to other Websites that may be of interest to you or are referenced within the body of a post. Any links are provided only as a convenience and do not imply any endorsement of another site. Be sure to read the privacy policies on other sites other Websites.
We monitor our website for broken links, but especially with third-parties, we cannot guarantee that a link will remain valid. External links are more difficult to monitor than those linking internally on our site. If you encounter a broken link (a 404 Error – file not found or other server error), we would appreciate an email via our contact form or directly to email@example.com with the information so we can secure some type of correction. Sometimes we can re-establish a connection with a new third-party link (sometimes other sites change without notice), and other times, we are forced to remove the link altogether if the data is no longer available. We have no control over third-party information or websites.
Transfer to the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please note that the information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States and that by providing Your Information, you consent to this transfer and storage of the data in the United States. As our practice only targets local clientele, WestVets is not governed by the GDPR or other global entities concerned with cookies and data privacy, but we do adhere to secure best practices and never sell your information.
Review and Correction. If you would like to review or correct the information that you provided to WestVets or if you have comments or questions about our Site, please email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (614) 882-2332.
Last updated 09 June 2018