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Thank you for visiting the Swans Veterinary Services Website at www.swansvet.com ("the Website"). We know that You care about how information about You and Your pet is used and shared. This document sets out our Privacy Policy ("Policy"), and Your visit to the Website is subject to this Policy. Swans Veterinary Services  reserves the right to change and update this Policy at any time, with such changes effective immediately upon posting to the Website. If the Policy changes, a notice will be posted to the Website advising you of this. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are aware of recent changes to the Policy.

If you visit or shop at the Website, you accept this Policy and consent to any disclosures made in accordance with this Policy. Please take the time to read it carefully. Please also review our Conditions of Purchase and Terms of Use, both of which also govern Your visit and use of the Website.

Children may only use this Website with appropriate adult supervision from a parent, guardian or other adult. Swans Veterinary Services does not knowingly collect information from children under 14 years.

WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DOES Swans Veterinary Services COLLECT ABOUT YOU AND WHY?

You will see from the comments below that Your personal information which is collected by Swans Veterinary Services is necessary for its activities including the on-line shopping service provided at the Website and the provision of an interactive website whereby You may interact with and share information with others through Your Contribution and Your participation in any public forums etc. To make the Website a better place for You to visit, and to provide You with as many opportunities to benefit from the Website as possible, Swans Veterinary Services needs to identify Your needs and interests. In order to do this, Swans Veterinary Services may gather the following types of information about you:

A. Information About You From You

Swans Veterinary Services receives and stores any information You enter on the Website or provide any other way. The main ways You are able to enter information on the Website includes the details provided on Your Account and the Order Form and the content of Your Contribution posted to the Website.

Both the Order Form and Your Account contain certain contact and financial information about You, including Your name, address and e-mail address, and credit or debit card numbers.

B. Automatic Information

Swans Veterinary Services automatically receives and stores certain types of information about You whenever You visit the Website. This is mainly done through the use of cookies and Your IP address.

C. E-mail Communications

Depending on your computer's capabilities, Swans Veterinary Services may receive a confirmation notice when you open an e-mail from Swans Veterinary Services.

D. Information from other sources

At times, to ensure that our records are correct, Swans Veterinary Services may receive updated contact, delivery and address information about You from our carriers or other sources.

ACCESS TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

You do not have to give Swans Veterinary Services any personal information, although this will make it difficult for You to shop at the Website. By visiting your user account page You are able to gain access to the type of information that Swans Veterinary Services receives and stores about You. Alternatively, such information will be provided to You on Your request, except to the extent that such disclosure is not required by law.

If you have concerns about giving personal information, there are various devices available to prevent us from gaining access to information automatically collected when You access the Website. Please discuss these options with Your local software consultant or contact Swans Veterinary Services on 08 9071 5777 or at lab@swansvet.com.

LINKED SITES

The Website contains links to other websites. Swans Veterinary Services is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other Websites accessed by links from this Website.

SHARING INFORMATION

Swans Veterinary Services values your visit to the Website and any shopping that You may do at the Website. For this reason Swans Veterinary Services do not sell Your personal information, or that of Your pet, to others. Swans Veterinary Services only shares the information that it gathers about You, or Your pet, to its associated companies or advertising partners unless otherwise advised.

Your contact information may be used by Swans Veterinary Services for a variety of purposes including delivery of Your order, contacting You if necessary regarding a delivery or payment for an order or to send You information about Swans Veterinary Services, including promotional information. Your contact information may also be shared with any of our advertising partners (whose names will be clearly identified on the Website) and they may send You information about themselves, including promotional information. Any email notification receipts received by Swans Veterinary Services may also be used by Swans Veterinary Services; its associated companies or advertising partners for marketing or other promotional purposes.

Any financial information about You will be used for billing purposes, and may be used for credit enquiry purposes.

Cookies obtain certain information when Your web browser accesses the Website. The Website also uses cookies to save Your Password so that you do not have to re-enter it each time You shop at the Website. Your IP address may be used to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer the Website and to help identify You and Your shopping cart.

Swans Veterinary Services may also share information about You, gathered from your contact information, for the purposes of gathering certain demographic information about visitors to the Website. This also assists us with our marketing and promotional activities.

Swans Veterinary Services' advertising partners are committed to the same obligations as we impose on ourselves in relation to the collection of Your personal information. Swans Veterinary Services is not responsible for, nor does it make any warranties or representations, about the adequacy of the privacy practices of any of our advertising partners.

SECURITY

All information concerning you and your pets is stored in a secure database on a secure server, and can only be accessed by the Swans Veterinary Services system administrator and nominated staff.

We utilise the industry standard security protocol SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) to encrypt your private, ordering and credit card information for maximum security and integrity.

We do not store your credit card information anywhere on the website. Your credit card information is entered as part of the order form to enable payment verification. The details are then discarded and a secure verification number is stored with the order to enable the payment to be processed when goods have been shipped.

PUBLIC FORUMS

This Website may make chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to you ("Public Forums"). You should exercise caution when using these Public Forums, as any information that is disclosed in such areas becomes public information. You should therefore think carefully before disclosing Your personal information in Public Forums.

UPDATING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AND INDICATING PREFERENCES

Any information You provide to Swans Veterinary Services may be added to or updated by You. Swans Veterinary Services tries to ensure, to the extent that it is able, that Your personal information (especially Your contact and financial information) is as accurate and up-to-date as possible. This helps to reduce the possibility of errors occurring with deliveries or billings, and to ensure that any information or other documents are sent to the correct email address.

You may also choose not to receive any e-mail, promotional or other information from Swans Veterinary Services.


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