The American Animal Hospital Association respects the privacy of all HealthyPet.com website visitors. HealthyPet.com does not collect any information from visitors without their prior approval. The following details AAHA's commitment to website privacy.
AAHA regularly distributes a newsletter via email to users of HealthyPet.com for users who subscribe to the newsletter. AAHA may also occasionally send email announcements to users of HealthyPet.com regarding new AAHA products, services and information. These email messages may be sent to website visitors that have provided an email address and have indicated a desire to receive such announcements.
All broadcast e-newsletters give individuals the ability to "opt out" of receiving similar future AAHA e-newsletters. Email addresses collected through HealthyPet.com are not sold to third parties.
AAHA uses cookie technology for certain features of this website. The site includes session cookies for blog sections, as well as for sections where AAHA products and services are offered for sale. These session cookies are temporary files that self-terminate either when the user closes the web browser, or at an expiration date.
In order to improve the functionality of the HealthyPet.com website, AAHA collects personally non-identifiable log files from visitors and analyzes this aggregate data. AAHA may share basic website traffic information, such as the number of page views, hits, and unique visitors with sponsors and/or advertisers.
HealthyPet.com includes links to other websites. AAHA is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of other sites. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by HealthyPet.com.
HealthyPet.com makes forums available to its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and the user should exercise caution when disclosing personal information. HealthyPet.com cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information the user transmits and the user does so at the user's own risk. AAHA is not responsible for maintaining the secrecy of any passwords the user creates and/or any account information disclosed by the user.
AAHA reserves the right to change this Privacy Statement from time to time. Such changes will be posted on HealthyPet.com.
It may be necessary for AAHA to send users a service-related announcement for situations such as a temporary suspension of service. Generally, users may not opt-out of these communications.
We collect and log the IP address of all visitors to HealthyPet.com. An IP address is a number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet. IP addresses allow computers and servers to recognize and communicate with one another. We collect IP address information so that we can properly administer our system and gather aggregate information about how our site is being used, including the pages visitors are viewing. This aggregate information may be shared with advertisers, sponsors and other businesses. To maintain your anonymity, we do not associate IP addresses with records containing personal information. We will use IP address information, however, to personally identify you in order to enforce our legal rights or when required to do so by law enforcement authorities.
You may be asked to complete surveys when you visit HealthyPet.com. We use information from surveys to better understand the needs of our users and to gather information about health care trends and issues. We may share information from surveys with third parties who perform data management services for our site. Those third parties have agreed to keep all data from surveys confidential. Also, we may share information from surveys in an aggregated, de-identified form with third parties with whom we have a business relationship.
How We Protect Your Personal Information
All data that you enter on this site are encrypted with secure server software (SSL). The encryption means that your data are protected while they are being transferred over the Internet to our servers.
Once your data reach our servers, the same state-of-the art security software that guards our company's essential business data protects your data as well.
In addition to using the most secure technology available, we de-identify all data before they are used in any aggregate reporting that may be done.
This site is intended for adults age 18 and older. It is not intended for or designed to attract people under the age of 18. We do not collect personally identifiable information from any person we actually know to be under the age of 18.