The Vital Options International Internet Information Privacy Policy

Vital Options International (VOI) respects the privacy of every individual who visits www.vitaloptions.org. As such, Vital Options International is committed to safeguarding your privacy. This statement explains our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way the information you provide us is collected and used. For easy and direct access, we provide a link to this statement from our home page and all other pages of the site.

Vital Options International is the sole owner of and the only organization that uses the personal information collected on this site. We will not sell, trade, rent or share this information to others under any circumstances. 

We may however use the personal information you give us to send you information about health grants, health products and other Services, as well as material on behalf of third parties with whom we have a business relationship. Additionally, Vital Options International will review grant applications and in many cases forward qualified applicants to partner organizations who will review, process and award grants to qualifies patients and caregivers.  By third parties and partner organizations, we mean, for example, entities such as health foundations / associations and advertisers that link to our Site or that make use of our Service or content. The information we send you may, on occasion, contain advertising or requests either from us or from a third party on whose behalf we would send the information. For example, we may contact you to see whether you are interested in being considered for an upcoming clinical trial that is being sponsored by a pharmaceutical company.

This Privacy Policy applies only to our online practices and does not encompass other areas of the organization or its business operations.

We have updated our Privacy Policy to take into account the new requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) which means if you are a resident of the EU and your records reflect that address, you may be entitled to certain additional protections in accordance with GDPR.

“Cookies”
This site uses cookies. By using this site, you agree that Vital Options International may place cookies on your device and access them when you visit our site. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we put on your computer. The cookies we use aid us in improving our site and your experience by tracking which areas and features of our site are popular, making the site easier to navigate, count visits, and allow a registered user to remain signed in to his/her user profile throughout a visit. We may also use cookies placed on our site by third parties acting on our behalf. If you want to opt out of our cookies, you can delete them and any other cookies that are already on your computer. Please refer to the help and support areas on your Internet browser for instructions on how to locate the file or directory that stores cookies. Some functionalities on our site may be affected if you delete our cookies.

Online Donations
Vital Options International collects the following information through our secure online financial-transaction pages: name, address, e-mail address, phone number and credit card information. This personally identifiable information is used to acknowledge receipt of your donation for tax purposes and to include you on the Vital Options International’s mailing list if you choose to join it.

When you send a donation in honor or in memory of someone and request that an acknowledgement be sent to another individual or a family, we will use the name and address of that individual or family for acknowledgement purposes only.

Security
We care about the security of your transactions and apply industry-standard practices and technologies to safeguard your credit card information. We use high-grade encryption and the secure https protocol to communicate with your browser software, which guards against interception of the credit card information you give us. We also employ several different security techniques to protect your personally identifiable information from unauthorized access by users inside and outside the organization. The web servers for Vital Options International are located in a locked, secure environment, and computer systems are maintained in accordance with industry standards to secure information. You should be aware, however, that “perfect security” does not exist on the Internet, and third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications.

Standard Web Server Traffic Pattern Information
General traffic, site usage, and length of stay information is collected and stored in log files. This type of information is rarely shared outside of Vital Options International, and then only in summary such that your personal information will remain anonymous and unidentifiable.

Mailing List
Vital Options International provides separate online forms to join our mailing lists. The information we collect includes: name, address, email address, phone number, zip code, audience type and interest areas. This information is securely stored internally and accessed only when we correspond with our mailing list periodically during the year, either via e-mail or regular mail.

If you would like to access the data that we received from you, or make corrections to it, you may contact us at the email or mailing addresses provided at the end of this policy. To protect your privacy and security, we will take certain steps to verify your identity before granting access to your information or making corrections. Callers will be asked specific questions, including full name, address, phone number, and, if applicable, credit card numbers and/or expiration date, in order to verify their identity and protect the privacy of Vital Options International’s donors and members of its mailing list.

Email Marketing
You will be added to the Vital Options International’s email list only if you register to receive emails via a form or checkbox on Vital Options International website or on our social media channels (Facebook). You may opt out or modify your subscription to these communications by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link included in the footer of every email we send.

Links to Other Websites
Vital Options International’s site includes links, some temporary and some permanent, to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy and security practices of any other website or the nature of the content contained therein.

Children’s Privacy
None of the content and information in Vital Options International’s website is targeted toward children under 13 years of age. We make every effort possible to ensure that we do not collect or maintain information on our website from those we know to be younger than 16 unless parental consent has been obtained in writing.

Changes to This Policy
In the event that Vital Options International decides to alter its privacy policy, the changes will be added directly to this statement. We will, however, always use information in accordance with the version of the privacy policy under which it was originally collected.

Contacting Us
If we need, or are required to, contact you about the privacy or security of your information we may do so by telephone, email, or mail. If you have any questions, concerns, requests, or comments about privacy, you can contact us by email, telephone, or mail at:

Vital Options International
123 Main St.
Lumberton NJ, 12345 USA
info@vitaloptionsinternational.org
800-123-4567

Updated: August 22, 2018