Effective: January 1, 2023
- WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
We collect a variety of personal information from and about you through the Services, including both directly from you and automatically as a result of your use of and access to the Services.
You have choices about the information we collect. When you are asked to provide information, you may decline; but if you choose not to provide information that is necessary to provide a service or feature, you may not be able to use that service or feature. For example, if you create an account on the Website, you will have limited use of your account unless and until you provide certain information (e.g., billing information, contact information). In addition, as noted below in the section captioned “Cookies and Web Tracking,” it is possible to change your browser settings to block the automatic collection of certain information.
Finally, we may collect data that is not considered “personal information.” To the extent such data is stored or associated with personal information, it will be treated as personal information; otherwise, such data may be used or distributed at our discretion.
Information Collected from You: When you contact us by phone or email, or request, order, or pay for services through the Services, whether by telephone, online through an App, or via mail, we collect your name, email address, telephone number, and address as well as other information necessary to complete your request. Further, when you order or pay for goods, and/or services through the Services, we may collect information including, but not limited to, billing and shipping addresses, financial information as applicable, your name, business name, email address, social media accounts, username, website, address and phone number.
We also collect information from you that, depending on applicable law, may not constitute personal information. This may include your business role.
We also collect information about your vendor relationships and ordering information as well as detailed information about your clinics.
Location Information: If you permit the Website or App to access information about your location (including global positioning system or “GPS” or general location information derived from the network you use to access the Services), we may collect the precise or general location information provided by your device to optimize your use of the Services. If you want to deactivate this feature, you can deny or remove the permission for the Website or Apps to access location information or deactivate location services on your device. Please refer to your device manufacturer or operating system instructions for instructions on how to do this.
Information Collected Automatically: When you browse the Website and/or download and use the App, we use commonly-used logging and analytics tools to collect information about your device, the network you use to access the Services, and information about your use of the Services. This includes software and hardware attributes of the device, unique device ID information, regional and language settings, performance data about the Services, network provider, and IP address (a number assigned to your computer when you use the Internet). In addition, information may also be collected passively in the form of log files and third-party analytics that record website activity. For example, log file entries and analytics data are generated every time a user visits a particular page on our Website and track the dates and times that you use the Services, the pages you visit, the amount of time spent on specific pages, how specific pages are used, and other similar usage information, and general data (including the name of the web page from which you entered our Website).
Cookies, Web Tracking, and Advertising: We use certain technologies on the Services, including cookies and pixel tags, to personalize and enhance your experience on the Services, to collect data about your visit to our Services and sites upon which we advertise, to help diagnose problems with our servers, to administer the Services, and to gather broad demographic information. Cookies are small strings of text that are stored locally on your device that allow us to track certain information about your use of the Services. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but it is possible to change your browser settings so that it does not accept cookies (consult your browser’s “help” for more information about how to do this). However, rejecting cookies may prevent you from taking advantage of certain portions or functionality of the Services, such as our online membership application or sign-in function.
We allow some advertisers and other third-party companies (including Google Analytics) to collect certain non-personal information when you visit the Services. While we do not track your movements across the Internet (See the section captioned “Do Not Track” below), these advertisers and other third parties, use tracking technologies to combine this non-personal information with other non-personal information gathered during your visits to other websites or when you use other mobile applications in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or a third-party pixel tag to collect this information.
We may use third-party advertisers to serve advertisements across the internet. These networks and exchanges may also collect identifiers designed to enable advertising on your device. These services may collect information and data about your activities online, both on our Services and on third-party platforms that participate in the ad network. This process helps us track the effectiveness of our marketing efforts. These third-party tracking technologies may be set to, among other things: (i) help deliver advertisements to you that are tailored to your individual interests, either by us, our affiliates, or third parties (sometimes referred to as “behavioral advertising”); (ii) prevent you from seeing the same advertisements too many times; and (iii) understand the effectiveness of the advertisements that have been delivered to you. Certain devices allow you to reset your advertising identifier at any time by accessing the privacy settings on your device in order to restrict the delivery of tailored in-application advertisements (consult your device’s documentation for more information about how to do this).
Information Collected from Third Parties: We may supplement the personal information we collect with personal information our partners collect or provide to us. Additionally, if you choose to interact with VGP or our partners on social media, such as by posting to our pages, tagging us in posts, or participating in activities, we may collect certain information from the social media account you use to interact with us, including the name associated with the account, the account handle, and other information that may be contained on your social media profile.
- HOW DO WE USE AND DISCLOSE INFORMATION?
- Processing your membership, responding to inquiries, and delivering services and products;
- Operating, maintaining, and improving the quality of the Services and the content, products and services available through the Services;
- Displaying content, products and services according to your interests and preferences, past orders, and activities;
- Providing faster methods for you to submit information to us and receive back the content, or services you request and desire;
- Processing and running contests, sweepstakes, programs and surveys
- Communicating with you by mail, e-mail, text (SMS, MMS), phone and other methods of communication;
- To comply with applicable laws, regulations and rules, and requests of relevant law enforcement and/or other governmental agencies;
- To protect the rights, property, or safety of VGP, our users, and others; and
- For other purposes, as permitted or required by law.
Marketing Uses: We and our partners may use your personal information to send messages to you about us, our partners, and the content, products and services offered by us and our partners, including contests, rewards, events, and special offers for content, products and services, through direct messages and through ad networks. See the “Communications Opt-Out” section below for information about how you can opt out of marketing communications.
Sharing of Information: Some of the above uses involve sharing collected personal information with third parties, including service providers, affiliates, and partners. Examples who we share with and why include:
- Third-party service providers, including payment providers, software and Web developers, order processing and fulfillment services, and other vendors we engage to provide services to us;
- Our third-party partners providing products and services we believe are of interest to our customers; and
- Third-party analytics service providers, in order to provide us and/or third parties who work for or are affiliated with us with information about the use of the Services and third-party websites or applications, and to better understand how the Services are used. Such information will Not include your name, address, or similar information.
In addition, we may disclose information we maintain, including personal information: when permitted or required to do so by law, or in response to a request from a law enforcement agency or authority or any regulatory authority; and/or to protect the integrity of the Services or the interests, rights, property, or safety of VGP, our partners, our users, and others.
- PROTECTING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We employ reasonable safeguards designed to promote the security of our systems and protect your personal information from unauthorized destruction, use, modification, or disclosure. Personal information is protected using various physical, administrative and/or technical safeguards. However, it is important to note that no method of safeguarding information is completely secure. While we try to ensure the protection of your personal information, we cannot guarantee that our safeguards will be effective or sufficient. In addition, you should be aware that Internet data transmission is not always secure and we cannot warrant that information you transmit utilizing the Services is secure.
- MODIFICATIONS AND CORRECTIONS TO COLLECTED INFORMATION
We strive to maintain the accuracy of any personal information that may be collected from you and will use our commercially reasonable efforts to respond promptly to update our database when you tell us the information in our database is not accurate. It is your responsibility to ensure that such information is accurate, complete and up to date. Updates or corrections may be submitted to email@example.com
- COMMUNICATIONS OPT OUT
- USE BY MINORS IS PROHIBITED
Our services are not directed to children, and we do not knowingly permit children under 18 years of age to use the Services or collect information from children. By using the Services, you represent that you are 18 years of age or older. If you learn that a child has provided us with personal information, then you may contact us using the methods provided in the Contact Us section below.
- THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
- BUSINESS TRANSFER; SALE
We may, in the future, sell or otherwise transfer some or all of our assets to a third party. Personal information we obtain from or about you via the Services may be disclosed to any potential or actual third party purchasers of such assets and/or may be among those assets transferred.
In the preceding twelve months we have not sold personal information. We do not sell personal information, but we recognize that the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) defines “personal information” in such a way that making available identifiers linked to you for a benefit may be considered a “sale.” Californians can exercise their privacy rights by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- CERTAIN CONSUMER RIGHTS AND CHOICES
You may designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf pursuant to applicable law. We accept documentation of your designation in the form of a valid power of attorney and/or a written authorization signed by you and the authorized agent. You may submit evidence of your designation of an authorized agent in writing to the address provided in the Contact Us section below.
- STATE-SPECIFIC PRIVACY RIGHTS
- DO NOT TRACK
We do not currently process or comply with any web browser’s “do not track” signal or other mechanisms that provide consumers with the ability to exercise choice regarding the collection of personal information about your online activities over time and across third party websites.
- INTERNATIONAL USE
Your personal information may be stored and processed in any country where we have facilities or where we have engaged a service provider, and by your use of the Services you acknowledge that we may transfer information to countries outside of your country of residence, which may have different data protection rules than in your country.
We hope this policy answers your questions about our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information. If it does not, or if you have any questions, please contact us at:
Attn: Privacy Statement
211 Walter Seaholm, Suite 200
Austin, TX 78701