1.1 Purpose of Policy
1.2 About the Service
The LEWISPRISES website [www.VetTv.net] is a web-based interactive multimedia communications service that allows members to interact and communicate with the VETTV community over the Internet by sharing their own media content and personal information. The VetTv website [www.VetTv.net] is a venue provided by LEWISPRISES. Some of the VETTV services require registration. To utilize VETTV registration based services, each VETTV user must become a registered Member by creating his or her own profile, which contains Personal Information (defined further in Section 2.1(b) below) that the member chooses to include. Such Personal Information includes, but is not limited to, the member’s name, age, location, and other similar personal information; it may also include shared content uploaded by the member to VETTV, such as photographs, video and audio files, which may contain the member’s Personal Information and likeness.
1.3 Notice Concerning Children
PLEASE NOTE: VETTV and any products or services provided therein are limited to audiences fourteen (14) years old or older. VETTV does not direct any content specifically at children. If we learn or have reason to suspect that a user is underage, we will promptly delete any Personal Information in that user’s account.
2. Information Collection Practices
2.1 Types of Information Collected
VETTV collects the following types of information about users:
(b) Personal Information. In order for you to access certain services that we offer via VETTV (including Membership registration, and the use of chat rooms and message boards), we require you to provide us with certain information that personally identifies you ("Personal Information"). Personal Information includes the following categories of information: 1. Contact Data (such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address); 2. Demographic Data (such as your gender, age, occupation, location, and marital status); and 3. And Profile Data (such as your Member name, interests, and Content uploaded by you to VETTV, such as photographs, video and audio files, which may also contain your personal information and likeness). Additionally, if you communicate with us by e-mail, use any of the VETTV communication tools such as instant messaging, and video chat, or post messages to any of our chat groups, bulletin boards, or forums, or otherwise complete online forms, surveys, or contest entries, any information provided in such communication may be collected as Personal Information.
2.2 Use and Sharing of Information
(a) LEWISPRISES Use of Personal Information. LEWISPRISES uses your Personal Information internally in order to promote and operate VETTV, and to introduce users to new features, areas or content of VETTV. For example, we use your Demographic and Profile Data to customize and tailor your experience on VETTV and/or services, displaying content that we think you might be interested in and according to your preferences. In addition, we use Contact Data to send you information about our Company or our products or services, or family-friendly promotional material from some of our partners, affiliates, or to contact you when necessary.
(b) Sharing of Non-Personal Information with Third Parties. We may share aggregate Traffic Data with third parties who assist us in understanding the needs of our Members and users, and to continually improve VETTV for them. We share Demographic Data with advertisers and other third parties only on an aggregate (i.e., non-personally-identifiable) basis.
(d) Display of Personal Information. Any Personal Information (including video content) that you Post or otherwise disclose on VETTV (for example, on message boards or chat rooms, or within your personal profile page) becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by others. Your account name and other profile information (but not your email address) is displayed to other internet users when you upload videos or send messages through VETTV, and you can be contacted by other users who send you comments. Any videos or other content that you submit to VETTV (including any Personal Information contained therein) may be distributed through the internet and other media.
(e) E-mail Invitations. Members can invite friends to join VETTV by sending invitations via our automated invitation system. LEWISPRISES stores the email addresses that members provide so that the respondents may be added to the friend’s list of the member sending the invitations. Recipients of invitations from VETTV may contact LEWISPRISES to request the removal of their information from our database.
Other Uses of Traffic Data and Personal Information. We may provide Traffic Data and Personal Information in response to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims, and we reserve the right to cooperate with law enforcement investigations by providing Traffic Data and Personal Information to law enforcement officials without requiring a subpoena or court order in certain situations (for example, in case of threats to our Members).
When you visit VETTV, we may send one or more cookies - a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters - to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. We use both session cookies and persistent cookies. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser help file directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of VETTV may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.
2.4 User Choice Regarding Collection, Use, and Distribution of Personal Information.
You may choose not to provide us with any Personal Information. In such an event, you will not be able to complete our Membership registration, or access and use those portions of VETTV that require your Personal Information. If you do not wish to receive information and promotional material from us or from our affiliate companies, you may select the appropriate "opt-out" option.
3. Confidentiality and Security of Personal Information
3.1 User Ability to Access, Update, and Correct Personal Information.
You are solely responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the Personal Information or other account information you submit to LEWISPRISES. Inaccurate information will affect the services you receive when using VETTV and our ability to contact you.
We maintain a procedure in order to help you confirm that your Personal Information remains correct and up-to-date. At any time, you may visit your personal profile in order to: (a) review and update your Personal Information; (b) choose whether or not you wish to receive promotional material from us or some of our partners.
3.2 Lost or Stolen Information
You must promptly notify us if your user account ID, or password is or you have cause to believe has been lost, stolen, or used without permission. In such an event, we will remove that user account ID, or password from your account and update our records accordingly.
3.3 Links and Public Information
Please understand that any information that is disclosed in chat rooms, forums, message boards and news group areas on VETTV becomes public information. We have no control over the use of such information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your Personal Information on these areas of VETTV. Further, it is up to you to take precautions to ensure that whatever links you select or software you download is free of such items as viruses, worms, Trojan horses, date or time bombs and other items of a destructive nature.
4. International Users