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Last Updated: May 22, 2018
Who We Are: For the purpose of applicable data protection legislation, the data controller of your personal information is The American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology 2424 American Lane, Madison, WI 53704 USA.
1. Personal Information
Personal information is that information you give us, such as your name, postal address, telephone number, or email address. The American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology collects and stores the personal information in a secured database.
Personal information includes name, institution, address, telephone number, fax number, and email address collected when you join the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology as a member, register for an event, or purchase a product.
Email address may be collected if you contact us with a question.
Other information that may be collected can be technical information such as the IP address, session activity, and web browser used.
How The American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology Uses This Information
We use the information we collect in the following ways:
How We Share This Information
The American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology membership directories are available only to members in a members-only section of the website. Participation in our member directory is optional, and you must give us consent to include your information in our member directory. Personal information will not be released to third parties except to further member benefits and to comply with the law, for example:
When we use the term “anonymous data,” we are referring to data and information that doesn’t permit you to be individually identified, either alone or when combined with any other information available to a third party.
We may create anonymous data from the personal data we receive about you and other individuals whose personal data we collect. Anonymous data might include analytics information and information collected by us using cookies. We make personal data into anonymous data by excluding information, such as your name, that makes the data personally identifiable to you. We use this anonymous data to analyze usage patterns to make improvements to our website and service offerings.
Forums and Public Posting Areas
Please note that any information you include in a message posted in a forum or other public posting area is available to anyone who visits the website. Please be very careful when deciding to post publically identifiable information, such as email address in any public forums.
The American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology uses website security measures consistent with current best practices to protect its website, email, and mailing lists. These measures include technical, procedural, monitoring, and tracking intended to safeguard data from unauthorized access, loss, or misuse.
Credit card information is transmitted using secure socket layer (SSL) encryption. No credit card information is stored with the membership record or on the association website.
Should any indication of misuse occur, the association will move quickly to isolate the problem and restore functionality. The association will notify the relevant authorities of any incident of misuse. In the event of a data breach, we will notify affected subjects in accordance with law and best practices.
The American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology uses Google Analytics, a service that collects information anonymously and reports website trends without identifying individual visitors. Google Analytics uses its own cookie to track visitor interactions. To learn more about the information collected by Google Analytics, please visit https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.
The American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology uses Google reCAPTCHA, which identifies bots by collecting hardware and software information and sending that data to Google for analysis. To learn more about Google reCAPTCHA, please visit https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/invisible.html and https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.
Information Choices and Changes
Opt-out: We communicate with our members regularly through email. We confirm payments via email and send information about membership dues or conference registration payments. We limit the use of these types of email to ensure clear lines of communications.
However, we also will update members and recent members about new products and services, upcoming events, abstract submission deadlines, newsletters, and other general information about the association and its annual business. Each of these emails will include an “unsubscribe” link that will allow you to opt-out of any promotional email. We caution that once you have unsubscribed, you no longer will receive promotional email from the association. You can’t opt-out of receiving administrative communications.
Access: You can access the information we hold about you at any time by viewing your membership record on the website www.asvcp.org or by contacting us directly.
Amend: You are able to correct any inaccuracies in your membership record through the member-only section of the website. Or you can contact us to update or correct any inaccuracies in your personal information.
Move: Your personal information is portable. You have the flexibility to move your data to other service providers as you wish.
Erase and forget: In certain situations, for example when the information we hold about you no longer is relevant or is incorrect, you can request that we erase your data.
If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at [association email address and phone number. In your request, please make clear what personal information you would like removed, or whether you would like to exercise your right to have your record completely deleted. For your protection, we may need to verify your identity before implementing your request. We will try to comply with your request as soon as possible.
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes and/or to complete any transactions you began prior to requesting the change or deletion unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law (for example, for regulatory purposes).