Privacy and Terms of Use

Privacy and Security Statement

Thank you for visiting the VMC, Inc. website and reviewing our privacy and security statement. We are strongly committed to maintaining the privacy of your personal information and the security of computer systems. With respect to the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information, VMC, Inc. makes every effort to comply with applicable federal law, including the Privacy Act of 1974, the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Freedom of Information Act, and other legislation.

VMC, Inc. does not collect personally identifying information about you when you visit our site unless you choose to provide such information. The information we receive depends on what you do when visiting our site.

If you respond to an online request for personal information

Generally, the information requested by VMC, Inc. will be used to respond to your inquiry or to provide you with better service.

Information your web browser sends

  • IP address
  • browser type (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, etc.)
  • browser language
  • date and time of your visit

This information is used to create summary statistics that allow us to count the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, identify what information is of most and least interest, determine technical design specifications, monitor system performance, and help us make our site more useful.

Please note that you can be identified by IP address, since your ISP has information linking your account to your IP address.

Beyond the data gathering described above, we may use our website to ask you for data for specific purposes. When we ask you for data for a specific purpose, we will clearly tell you how we intend to use it. You will have the option of supplying it or refusing to supply it.

If you identify yourself by sending an email containing personal information

You may decide to send us personally identifying information, such as your mailing address, in an email message requesting information to be mailed to you. Information collected in this manner is used solely for responding to requests for information or records. We may forward your email to other VMC, Inc. employees who are better able to help you.

 

If you place an order on our shop site

If you place an order on our shop site http://shop.vmc-inc.com we will collect information required to fulfill your order:

·      The name of your practice

·      The address of the practice

·      The name of the contact person

·      The title/position of persons being registered for seminars

·      The degree/certification of persons being registered for seminars

·      The email addresses of persons being registered for seminars

·      Payment information that is NOT retained by VMC, Inc. after the order is processed

Information collected in this manner is used solely for fulfilling orders.

User Communications

Whenever you send us an email or other communication, we retain the information you send.

Account Information

When you create an account with our site, we ask you for your name, email address, and password. We use this information to verify your identity to access secure parts of the website. We also use this information to communicate with you. We will not use this data for any other purpose without your consent except if required otherwise by law.

Cookie Use Notice

VMC, Inc. employs "cookies" to provide better service to our customers. We do not use cookies to collect any personally identifying information from users or to track user activities beyond our website. This means that when you visit a page on vmc-inc.com, the web browser on your computer may download and save a small file from vmc-inc.com so that our website can recognize your specific browser when you use vmc-inc.com in the future.

Cookies fall into two categories, based on the length of time they remain active:

  • Session cookies last only as long as a web browser is open. Once the browser is     closed, the data files on your computer are deleted.
  • Persistent cookies last beyond a single session of browsing. These cookies allow a     website to recognize a computer or user for a defined amount of time.

How will we use your data?

We will use your data in connection with our activities, events, and services that relate to privacy and data security. We may use your data to engage in research to improve this website or to protect the website’s security.

When will we disclose your data?

We use Google Analytics.  Accordingly, Google may collect some data about your visit to our site. If you supply your data to us, we may share your data with a third party vendor to facilitate our communication with you (such as a bulk email service provider) or to perform services related to the event (such as preparation of conference materials). We will not disclose your data to third parties for purposes unrelated to the uses described in this privacy policy except pursuant to a subpoena or court order. In the event of a criminal investigation, the government may seek information about you. When we are obligated by law to provide the information, we will do so. If we are permitted to notify you before providing it, we will make a reasonable attempt to do so. If we have reason to believe there is a need to disclose your data to prevent harm, violence, or harassment to another person or generally to the public at large, we will do so. We will disclose your data only to the extent necessary to address the issue. Except when required otherwise by law or court order, we will seek your permission before disclosing any other information about you.

Links to other sites

This privacy policy applies to this site only. On our site, you may find hyperlinks to other websites. Whenever you click those links, you are leaving our website and visiting another website. When you do this, the privacy policies of those other sites will govern what information these sites can gather from you. Our privacy policy doesn’t apply to these other sites.

How you can control website measurement and customization technologies

You can choose not to accept cookies from any website, including vmc-inc.com, by changing the settings of your browser. You also can delete cookies stored in your browser at any time.

Security

The VMC, Inc. website is monitored to ensure it remains available to all users and to protect the integrity of the information contained in the system. By accessing this website, you consent to these monitoring activities.

Unauthorized attempts to defeat or circumvent security features, to use the system for purposes other than those for which it was intended, to deny service, to alter, damage, or destroy information, or otherwise to interfere with the system or its operation is prohibited. Evidence of such acts may be disclosed to law enforcement authorities and result in criminal prosecution under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986, the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996, and other applicable criminal laws.

Consent

By using this website, you consent to this privacy policy.

 

Changes to the Privacy Policy

Any changes to the privacy policy will be updated within the policy and will be available online as soon as the changes take effect.

Contact us

If you have any questions about this policy, you may contact us at vmc@vmc-inc.com.