Why we collect personal information
Why do we collect your personal information? Because it helps us deliver a superior level of customer service. It enables us to give you convenient access to our products and services and focus on categories of greatest interest to you. In addition, your personal information helps us keep you posted on the latest product announcements, product updates, special offers, and events that you might like to hear about.
If you do not want CentralVac International to keep you up to date with CentralVac International news, product updates and the latest information on products and services send us an e-mail to remove yourself from our list.
What information we collect
There are a number of situations in which your personal information may help us give you better service. For example, we may ask for your personal information when you’re discussing a service issue on the phone with an associate, downloading a software update, registering for a seminar, participating in an online survey, registering your products, or purchasing a product. At such times, we may collect personal information relevant to the situation, such as your name, mailing address, phone number, e-mail address, and contact preferences; your credit card information and information about the CentralVac International products you own, such as their serial numbers, and date of purchase; and information relating to a support or service issue. We collect information for market research purposes — such as your occupation and where you use your computer — to gain a better understanding of our customers and thus provide more valuable service. We also collect information regarding customer activities on our website, the CentralVac Store, and on related websites. This helps us to determine how best to provide useful information to customers and to understand which parts of our websites and Internet services are of most interest to them.
The CentralVac International website, as well as CentralVac International services such as CentralVac Store, allows you to create an “CentralVac International ID” based on your personal information. This convenient service saves you time and allows for easier use of our web services. Here’s how it works: You create a personal profile — providing your name, phone number, e-mail address, and in some cases your mailing address or a credit card number — and choose a password and password hint (such as the month and day of your birth) for security. The system saves your information and assigns you a personal CentralVac International ID — in many cases simply your e-mail address, because it’s unique and easy to remember. The next time you order from the CentralVac International Store or register a new product, all you need to do is enter your CentralVac International ID and password; the system looks up the information it needs to assist you. In addition, if you update the information associated with your CentralVac International ID it will be available for all your transactions with CentralVac International globally.
CentralVac International also enables you to send ‘gift certificates’ and products, to family members, friends or colleagues. To fulfill your request, CentralVac International may require personal information about the person to whom you are sending the product or service such as their name, physical address, e-mail address, etc. The personal information you provide about that person is used only for the purpose for which it is collected. CentralVac International will not use the information collected to market directly to that person.
If you use a bulletin board or chat room on an CentralVac International website you should be aware that any information you share is visible to other users. Personally identifiable information you submit to one of these forums can be read, collected, or used by other individuals to send you unsolicited messages. CentralVac International is not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these forums.
When we disclose your information
At times we may be required by law or litigation to disclose your personal information. We may also disclose information about you if we determine that for national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance, disclosure is necessary.
How we protect your personal information
CentralVac International takes precautions — including administrative, technical, and physical measures — to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.
The CentralVac International Online Store use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption on all web pages where personal information is required. To make purchases from the CentralVac International Online Store, you must use an SSL-enabled browser such as Safari, Netscape Navigator 3.0 or later, or Internet Explorer. Doing so protects the confidentiality of your personal and credit card information while it’s transmitted over the Internet.
You can help us by also taking precautions to protect your personal data when you are on the Internet. Change your passwords often using a combination of letters and numbers, and make sure you use a secure web browser like Internet Explorer.
Integrity of your personal information
CentralVac International has safeguards in place to keep your personal information accurate, complete, and up to date for the purposes for which it is used. Naturally, you always have the right to access and correct the personal information you have provided. You can help us ensure that your contact information and preferences are accurate, complete, and up to date by checking at CentralVac.com store. And you can request a copy of your personal information, your product registration history, and your interactions with our sales and support agents by contacting us at the e-mail address below.
Cookies and other technologies
If, however, you prefer not to enable cookies, please consult your bowser software help to disable them. Please note that certain features of the CentralVac International website will not be available once cookies are disabled.
As is true of most Web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.
We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. CentralVac International will not use the information collected to market directly to that person.
In some of our e-mail messages we use a “click-through URL” linked to content on the CentralVac International website. When a customer clicks one of these URLs, they pass through our web server before arriving at the destination web page. We track this click-through data to help us determine interest in particular topics and measure the effectiveness of our customer communications. If you prefer not to be tracked simply avoid clicking text or graphic links in the e-mail.
In addition we use pixel tags — tiny graphic images — to tell us what parts of our website customers have visited or to measure the effectiveness of searches customers perform on our site.
Pixel tags also enable us to send e-mail messages in a format customers can read. And they tell us whether e-mails have been opened to assure that we’re only sending messages that are of interest to our customers. We store all of this information in a secure database located in Kimball, Nebraska, in the United States.
Our companywide commitment to your privacy
As we said, CentralVac International takes protecting your privacy very seriously. To make sure your personal information is secure, we communicate these guidelines to CentralVac International employees and strictly enforce privacy safeguards within the company. In addition, CentralVac International supports industry initiatives — such as the Online Privacy Alliance and TRUSTe — to preserve privacy rights on the Internet and in all aspects of electronic commerce. And we do not knowingly solicit personal information from minors or send them requests for personal information.
CentralVac International abides by the safe harbor framework set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information collected from the European Union. You’ll find more information about the U.S. Department of Commerce Safe Harbor Program.
CentralVac International’s website has links to the sites of other companies. CentralVac International is not responsible for their privacy practices. We encourage you to learn about the privacy policies of those companies.
Country or Region : Contact Information
United States : privacy @ CentralVac.com
If you do not want CentralVac International to keep you up to date with CentralVac International news, products updates and the latest information on products and services send us an e-mail asking us to remove you from our list. Naturally, if you notify us that you do not want us to use your information for a particular purpose, we will not do so.
CentralVac International P.O. Box 259, 23455 Hellman Ave., Dollar Bay, MI 49922
Last updated November 28, 2012