Privacy policy

Privacy policy

AVMF Online Privacy Notice
The following information reflects the AVMF’s commitment to maintain our website visitors’ rights to privacy and the confidentiality of personal information. The AVMF takes extensive measures to ensure the safety and security of its website servers and the information contained on them and to guard against divulging private information.

General Information
Personal information submitted via the AVMF website will be sent over a secure connection.

If you send us an email, you should know that email is not necessarily secure against interception. The AVMF discourages sending of confidential information by email. If your communication includes sensitive information such as your credit card information, and you prefer not to use our secure online form, contact us by postal mail, fax, or telephone rather than email.

Credit card information will be used by the AVMF solely as authorized by the sender and will not be used in any other manner or shared with any third party except as needed to conduct the requested transaction.

Only authorized AVMF personnel can access credit card information and solely for the purpose of processing the user’s donation and performing adjustments or refunds at the user’s request.

We use secure socket layer (SSL) encryption to protect the transmission of information you submit to us when you use our secure online donation form. All the information you provide us through this form is stored securely offline. You will know that an online form is secure if “https://” appears at the beginning of the address line in your browser; if “http://” appears at the beginning, the page is not secure.

The AVMF has adequate procedures in place for protecting personal information, including but not limited to: use of firewalls; frequent updates to security and virus-protection software; and storing any personal information collected online on a secure offline server that is not accessible from the internet.

Information for all visitors to the AVMF website
We collect and store the name of the domain and host from which you access the internet (for example, or; the internet protocol (IP) address used to access our website; the browser software you use and your operating system; the date and time you access our site; and the internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site. We use this information to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, and to help us make our site more useful. This information does not allow us to individually identify any of our site visitors.

We do not place cookies on our site visitors’ computers. If you do not sign on to our website, our web server does not have access to personally identifiable information about you. It does not know your email address unless you volunteer it.

This website links to documents located on websites maintained by various other organizations. Once you select a link that takes you to another website, you are subject to the privacy policy of that website.

Information for parents of children who may visit the AVMF website
We would like you to know that the AVMF cares about the welfare of children and the privacy of our website visitors and has taken steps to ensure that submitting information on the AVMF website is a safe and secure experience. In order to safeguard children’s privacy, and in keeping with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), the AVMF does not collect any personally identifying information online from or about children.

Information for AVMF website visitors who make a donation online
When you donate to the AVMF via the AVMF website, we collect your name, company name if applicable, contact information, your credit card information, as well as information about your donation. This information is used to support your interaction with our site and to contact you as necessary. Your contact information may be used for future communications from the AVMF.

We collect the email addresses of those who communicate with the AVMF by email. The email addresses are used to fulfill your request or to contact you with information related to your request. Your contact information may be used for future communications from the AVMF.

Information for those who receive electronic communications from the AVMF
If you no longer wish to receive a specific AVMF electronic communication, please contact the AVMF staff and request removal from the mailing list.

Changes to the AVMF Online Privacy Notice
The AVMF reserves the right to modify its policy regarding the use of cookies in the future as it deems necessary to provide enhanced features for its site users, and to otherwise modify this Online Privacy Notice at any time. Any such modification will result in this Notice being modified to reflect this change on or before the date the change takes effect. Please refer to the online version of this Notice for the latest information regarding the AVMF’s online privacy policy.