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 NVIC 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, Report a Reaction and Report Harassment, 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). Our web server automatically recognizes the Internet domain and IP address from which you accessed our web site, the date and time of your visit, and the pages you visited on our site, as well as information automatically forwarded by your browser. This information is used to help us understand aggregate uses of our site, track usage trends, and improve our services. Web logs may also be used for system problem monitoring and maintenance.