Georgia Veterinary Specialists (“GVS”) respects your privacy and personal information. Any information gathered by GVS will be kept strictly confidential and will only be used or shared in ways consistent with our business focus. Unless we have your express consent, GVS will not sell, rent, loan, trade or lease your personal information to any third party. We make every effort to protect the privacy and security of your information.
How does GVS collect and use my information?
GVS collects personal information when you
• Register for an account in order to receive GVS information, and site content. Name, address, phone, e-mail and password are collected and will only be used to provide you with the information you've requested.
• Participate in a promotion or online survey in which GVS requests contact information (like e-mail address). Contact GVS with a question or suggestion. GVS may also collect your name, e-mail address and any comments you have, utilizing this information to respond to and/or resolve your question or concern.
When you visit the Site, GVS may collect technical information that does not by itself identify a specific individual. This information (sometimes referred to as "non-personally identifiable information") may include the address (or "URL") of the Web site that you came from before visiting the GVS Site, which pages you visit on the GVS site, which browser you used to view the GVS Site and any search terms you have entered on the Site. This technical data is aggregated and used to measure and improve the effectiveness of the GVS site. No attempt is made to combine this technical data with the personal information we collect on our site.
Does GVS ever share my personal information?
While all personal information is confidential, from time to time, GVS may be required to provide personal information in response to a valid court order, subpoena, government investigation, or as otherwise required by law. Unless prevented by law, GVS will notify you prior to the release of such information. GVS also reserves the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we, in good faith, believe to be unlawful.
GVS may also release certain personal information when we believe that such release is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property, and safety of others and ourselves.
GVS uses a variety of safeguards to protect your information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. Your personal information is only accessible to GVS volunteers and other authorized parties on a "need to know" basis. As with other electronic communication, please use caution when sending personal information to GVS via e-mail. E-mail is not often a secure means of transferring information.