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Create a Privacy Policy for your Website

privacy-policyIt is that time again to review our privacy policy, here are a few of our tips, and an example privacy policy. According to guest blogger Johnathan L. Ezor in a Bloomberg Business blog post stated that, “One of the biggest concerns among visitors to Web sites is how their personal information is going to be used.” As not only a webmaster and administrator, but as a web design and running a hosting company I recognize that my users need to know how we use their data, and we do that through publishing our terms of use and privacy policy. Over at Social Media Examiner blogger Sara Hawkins said it this way “businesses face a daunting task of protecting the data and telling visitors and/or consumers what will be done with the information.” So, if you are thinking about adding a privacy policy to your site, here is our latest one for you to compare with. Feel free to comment. This privacy policy discloses the privacy practices for (website address). This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by this web site. It will notify you of the following:

    • What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the web site, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.

What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.

  • The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
  • Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
  • We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order. Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

Your Access to and Control Over Information You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website: • See what data we have about you, if any. • Change/correct any data we have about you. • Have us delete any data we have about you. • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

Security We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline. Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page. While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

Illegal Use milVet servers may be used for lawful purposes only. Transmission, storage, or distribution of any information, data, or material in violation of any applicable law or regulation, or that may directly facilitate the violation of any particular law or regulation is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to: copyrighted material; trademarks; trade secrets or other intellectual property rights used without proper authorization; material that is obscene, defamatory, constitutes an illegal threat, or violates export control laws. Examples of unacceptable content or links include: pirated software, hacker programs or archives, Warez sites, MP3, and IRC bots.

User Level Security-3rd party scripts, passwords You, the customer are responsible for keeping your account secure at the user level, this includes but is not limited to any software you install, including those installed with an initial script installer we provide, such as Fantastico and/or the cPanel script manager, including 3rd party scripts and passwords you choose. You might have read the benefits of CRM and how accurate of a software it is, but eventually, it comes down to you for the safeguard of your credentials. If you install 3rd party scripts you are required to check for security issues with those on a regular basis and upgrade them as needed or as instructed to by Topsarge. Topsarge reserves the right to disable any script(s) that pose a potential security risk to your account or the server, or that were not upgraded upon request, and/or suspend your entire account. Topsarge is not responsible for any negative effects to other areas of your site as a result of disabling one or more particular scripts. It is your responsibility to choose secure passwords, change them regularly, and properly manage passwords associated with your account. Topsarge reserves the right to change insecure passwords.

Terms and Conditions Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website at http://www.tbsvet.com/terms.html

Your Consent By using our site, you consent to our privacy policy.

Changes to our Privacy Policy If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page.

Contacting Us If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below. milVet Host P.O. Box 1341 Temple, TX 76503 USA support/@/milvethost.com (last updated Aug 16, 2013)