Legal - Copyright & Privacy Statement

Updated December 19, 2023


The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) is a national, charitable non-profit organization founded in 1982. As the oldest and largest consumer organization advocating the institution of vaccine safety and informed consent protections in the mass vaccination system, NVIC is responsible for launching the vaccine safety and informed consent movement in America in the early 1980's.  NVIC does not offer medical advice and encourages consumers to be educated and informed when making medical decisions. 

NVIC is dedicated to the prevention of vaccine injuries and deaths through public education and to defending the informed consent ethic. As an independent clearinghouse for information on diseases and vaccines, NVIC does not promote the use of vaccines and does not advise against the use of vaccines. We support the availability of all preventive health care options, including vaccination, and the right of consumers to make educated, voluntary health care choices. 


All of the content featured or displayed on these sites, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, photographs, images, moving images, sound, illustrations and software ("Content"), is owned by the NVIC, its licensors and/or its content providers. All elements of the sites, including, but not limited to, the general design and the Content, are protected by copyright, moral rights, and other laws relating to intellectual property rights. Except as explicitly permitted by NVIC, no portion or element of the sites or its Content may be copied or retransmitted via any means and the sites, their Content and all related rights shall remain the exclusive property of NVIC, unless otherwise expressly agreed.  

Content downloaded for personal non-commercial use and not for further dissemination in any medium is permitted. Copying and use of the content of any linked site is subject to the control of the owner of that site. Links to third party sites are provided only as a convenience, and do not imply endorsement by NVIC or any affiliation with or endorsement by the owner of the linked site. NVIC is not responsible for the content of any linked site or any consequences of making the link.


The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) is committed to providing access to services and information online in a manner that respects and protects your privacy.  Information given to NVIC assists in our ability to better represent the right of every individual to exercise informed consent over the vaccines administered to themselves or their children.  By granting NVIC permission to follow-up on inquiries and reaction reports, etc., contact information given to NVIC will be used to for informational and educational outreaches such as our free e-newsletter and other educational outreach information.  We will not share your information with third parties except

  • as required by law,
  • with service providers acting on our behalf who have agreed in writing to protect the confidentiality of the data, or
  • in instances that you permit OR in accordance with your consent

NVIC treats all contact information as confidential and does not share contact information with third party entities. This statement describes our information collection practices and explains how we use and protect your personal information. This website is intended for use by adults. If you are not an adult, please do not send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a minor without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. This statement applies only to information collected by this website and we reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time and will post the changes on our website.

Your email subscriptions: NVIC uses a secure third party - Constant Contact - to maintain its email subscription contact list. Constant Contact complies with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Canada's Anti Spam Legislation (CASL) and U.S. privacy laws by utilizing a permission based system with safe unsubscription which require your express permission for inclusion into NVIC’s contact list. Constant Contact acknowledges NVIC’s right of ownership of our contact list and provides a written agreement to protect your privacy here in accordance with our privacy requirements noted above for service providers.

Your login information: Login information is used to determine whether or not you are authorized to use specific services, such as the International Vaccine Victim Memorial and NVIC's Advocacy Portal.

Personally identifiable information that you provide voluntarily. This includes contact information provided for to NVIC that allows us to respond to your requests. Some examples include inquiries made via Contact Us, NVIC Advocacy Portal; The Vaccine Reaction, and NVIC's Vaccine Reporting Options, preferred email or shipping address; the information you provide in online web forms (e.g., application forms, registration forms, survey forms, etc. This information may also be used to process your application, your registration, your purchase, your gift; respond to your requests, communicate with you, provide you with better service; as agreed upon in the survey or research study. We may combine this information with information from previous visits to provide you with added convenience in using our products and services.

E-COMMERCE: NVIC uses secure e-commerce applications. The information entered for purchases and donation via our website, including for example your name, contact information and credit card information, are collected to process the transaction you are authorizing. We utilize third parties to process this transaction, using only the necessary information needed to securely perform their functions, and they are prohibited from using it for other purposes.

Auto-collected information (web logs). We may automatically gather general statistical information about our website and visitors, such as IP addresses, browsers, pages viewed, number of visitors, transactions completed, etc. To do this we use cookies provided by our site analytics partners – See Cookie Policy.

Cookie Policy: NVIC uses cookies that allow us to process your online transactions and donations, and to verify your identity where applicable. Cookies are also used to ensure the following:

  • Essential operations, like site navigation;
  • Remembering your preferences;
  • Analyzing visitor numbers and behaviors, such as what pages are frequently visited so that we may improve your experience on our website and assess the effectiveness of our communications efforts;

NVIC may use third-party companies to support the use of cookies listed above, such as gather website analytics. We do not use third-party cookies for targeted ads. Information you provide to NVIC remains confidential, as outlined in our privacy policy above.

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