Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, Disclaimers & Disclosures

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us and we are committed to protecting it. The Privacy Policy and User Agreement (the “Policy”) explains what personal data we collect and how we use and disclose personal data collected from you. This Policy applies to the website for American Council of Animal Naturopathy LLC. (ACAN), at www.animalnaturopathy.org (the “Site”) and any other information collected from you. The Policy does not govern the collection of information through any website other than through the Site; nor does this Policy govern the collection of information by any of our affiliated businesses or by third parties. By visiting or using the ACAN website, you agree to follow its rules. By visiting the Site or submitting personal data to us, you accept the terms described in this Policy. If you do not agree to this Policy, please do not use the Site and do not submit personal data to us.

Personal Data We Collect

When you request information, enroll in our programs, courses or contact us to become a student, we collect personally identifying information such as your name, age, gender, postal address, telephone number, e-mail address, educational and employment background and interests, and credit card information (“personal data”). In addition, if you send us an e-mail or communicate with us offline, we may collect the personal data that you voluntarily provide us at that time.

Children

We collect personal data in the manner described in this privacy policy. However, if you are a minor (under 18 years of age) and want to submit an application to study with us or subscribe to this website, sign up for latest offers or newsletters, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to apply and permission to provide personal information to us necessary to process your application. We will ask your parent or guardian to confirm you have permission to apply and we may ask you to provide an email address, residential address and telephone number for your parent or guardian. We may also carry out checks to verify that the contact details you have provided are for your parent or guardian.

Use of Personal Data

We may use the personal data we collect from you in the following ways:

Fulfillment of Requests. ACAN may use personal data to fulfill the purpose for which such personal data was provided (for example to enroll you in our courses or to respond to a specific inquiry).

Administrative Communications. We may use personal data to notify you about your enrollment or academic progress, other matters related to your use of our services, important information regarding the Site or changes to our terms, conditions, and policies. Because this information may be important to your use of our services, you may not opt out of receiving such communications.

Other Communications. We may use personal data to inform you of special offers and new or existing services that we believe may be of interest to you or to send surveys or questionnaires so that we can learn more about your needs and interests. If you would prefer that we do not send marketing messages to you, please see the “Your Ability to Choose” section below.

Purchases. When you enroll in our services, we may collect your credit card number or other payment account number (for example, your wireless account number), billing address and other information related to such purchase (collectively, “Payment Information”) from you, and may use such Payment Information in order to fulfill your purchase.

Promotions. We may operate sweepstakes, contests and similar promotions (collectively, “Promotions”). We may ask you for certain personal data when you enter and, if applicable, win a Promotion. You should carefully review the rules, if any, of each Promotion, as they may contain additional information about American Council of Animal Naturopathy’s use of personal data. To the extent that the terms and conditions of such rules conflict with this Policy, the terms and conditions of such rules shall control.

Internal Business Purposes. We also may use personal data for our internal business purposes, such as to improve the Site, allow us to personalize the content that you and others see based on personal characteristics or preferences, and perform data analysis, audits and so forth.

Disclosure of Personal Data

We may disclose personal and other data we collect from you in the following ways:

– Service Providers. We may hire other companies to perform services on our behalf including, without limitation, facilitating some aspects of our Site and services, managing our database, contacting you, sending e-mail, and fulfilling your requests. These other companies may be supplied with or have access to your personal data solely for the purpose of providing these services to us or on our behalf. ACAN is the data controller and will remain accountable for the personal information.

 

Collection and Use of Non-Personal Data

Your visit to our Site may automatically provide us with non-personal data that is not linked to personal data about you, such as your browser type, operating system, domain name, access times, and referring website addresses. We collect non-personal data for statistical analysis regarding the use of the Site and its specific Web pages and how our visitors use and navigate our website on an aggregate basis. Because non-personal data does not personally identify you, we may use or disclose such information for any purpose. If we do combine any non-personal data with personal data, we will treat the combined data as personal data in accordance with this Policy.

Some parts of the Site use cookies and other technologies to collect this non-personal data, and for other purposes. You can learn more about these technologies in the section entitled Cookies and Other Technologies.

 

Your Ability to Choose

If you have given us your contact data, we may want to inform you about our services or invite you to events by email, telephone or postal mail.

You can let us know if you do not want us to send you information about our products and services by telling us at the time you enroll or by contacting us at info@animalnaturopathy.org.

Security

We are concerned with the security of the personal data we collect from you. ACAN will take appropriate measures to: (1) protect personal data collected against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction; and (2) keep personal data accurate and up-to-date, consistent with applicable law.

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or data storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, although we strive to protect your personal data, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us through or in connection with the Site or that is stored by us. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is not secure, please notify us of the problem immediately by contacting us at info@animalnaturopathy.org.

The Site may contain links to the websites of our Partners In Education and other third parties (the “Other Websites”). These Other Websites are not under ACAN’s control and we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the contents of any such linked site. If you provide any personal data to any Other Website, the personal data you provide will be collected by and controlled by the privacy policy of that Partner in Education or third party. We recommend that you familiarize yourself with the privacy policies and practices of any such Other Websites.

 

Updates to This Policy

From time to time we may modify this Policy. We will announce material changes to the Policy by posting the revised Policy on the Site, and where required by applicable law, notifying you through a notice on our home page, information collection forms or via e-mail. You can determine when this Policy was last revised by checking the “Last Modified” legend at the top of this Policy. Your continued use of the Site and our services after any modification indicates your agreement to the new terms.

Cookies and Other Technologies

We use cookies and other technologies to allow you to move quickly through our site, to allow you to take advantage of some of the Site’s password protected features, and to collect information about your use of the Site. Cookies also benefit you by creating a more streamlined login process and keeping track of your language of choice between sessions, among other things. As we enable further customization of the site, cookies will help in assuring that the information provided to you will be relevant to your needs.

A cookie is a string of information that is sent by a website and stored on your hard drive or temporarily in your computer’s memory. Cookies are small files and won’t pose any significant disk-space concerns. You can disable our cookies using the cookie-menu on your Web browser, but doing so may materially affect the functionality of this Site and the information you can access through it. To learn more about cookies and browser functionality, search for “cookies” in the help function of your browser.

We and our service providers also may use so-called “pixel tags”, “web beacons”, “clear GIFs” or similar means (collectively, “Pixel Tags”) in connection with some Site pages and HTML-formatted e-mail messages to, among other things, compile aggregate statistics about Site usage and response rates. A Pixel Tag is an electronic image, often a single pixel (1×1), that is ordinarily not visible to Site visitors and may be associated with cookies on the visitors’ hard drives. Pixel Tags allow us to count users who have visited certain pages of the Site, to deliver branded services, and to help determine the effectiveness of promotional or advertising campaigns.

Disclaimers & Disclosures

  • Effective Date: January 1, 2011
  • Last Revised: July 25, 2017

Who we are and what this Agreement does

Please read this Terms and Conditions Agreement (“Agreement”) carefully, which is a legal contract between you (“User”) and this website and all holdings (including social media) under “American Council of Animal Naturopathy” “ACAN”(“we”,  “I“or “us”).

This Agreement sets out the terms and conditions upon which we allow you to use our websites located at www.animalnaturopathy.org and any mobile applications associated therewith (collectively, the “Sites”). By accessing or using the Sites, accessing or using any content, information, services, features or resources available or enabled via the Sites (collectively with the Sites, the “Services”), clicking on a button or taking another action to signify your acceptance of this Agreement, you: (1) agree to be bound by this Agreement and any future amendments and additions to this Agreement as published through the Services; (2) represent you are of legal age in your jurisdiction of residence to form a binding contract; and (3) represent that you have the authority to enter into this Agreement personally and, if applicable, on behalf of any company, organization or other legal entity on whose behalf you use the Services. Except as otherwise provided herein, if you do not agree to be bound by this Agreement, you may not access or use the Services.

Disclaimer

This website found at www.animalnaturopathy.org is an educational website almost exclusively written and edited by Dr. Jeannie Thomason or Dr. Kim Bloomer. The views and opinions expressed in the blog and newsletter are ours and are not reflective of any compensation that we may have received.

We hold several certificates, degrees in holistic and/or natural animal health and doctorates in veterinary naturopathy.

We are NOT medical or veterinary doctors, licensed therapist, lawyer or a bevy of other things. We are Animal Naturopaths/ Natural Animal Wellness Coaches with an extreme passion for helping people to help their pets thrive.

NO information on this site should be used to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease or condition.

We encourage you to consult your animal health team before making any health changes, especially any changes related to a specific diagnosis or condition. Never change your pets (or your own) medication without consulting the prescribing physician or veterinarian. When choosing herbal remedies, essential oils, vitamins, etc consult with an animal naturopath or certified natural animal health coach for awareness surrounding around potential interactions, or other issues.

Any statements or claims about the possible health benefits conferred by any foods or supplements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and are not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease.

The information on this website is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified healthcare professional and is not intended as medical advice. By reading this website you acknowledge that you are the one ultimately responsible for the management of your animal’s health and relationships. 

All content and images on the blog are ours unless otherwise indicated. If you wish to share our content on your site, arrange for guest posting or ghostwritten articles send an email to info@animalnaturopathy.org.

 

 

Comment Policy

We make a sincere effort to be respectful, kind and transparent on www.animalnaturopathy.org and ask the same respect from you. For this reason, rude, offensive, or harmful comments will not be tolerated. You are welcome to disagree, just do it nicely. Any comments that include foul language or are demeaning in any nature will be deleted and the user may be blocked.

 

Copyright and Rights Reserved

All of the information on this website, including images, text, audio, video, and other forms of content (including the information on this disclosure page) is Copyright © www.animalnaturopathy.org  2013-2017 and may not be downloaded, reproduced, republished or otherwise copied without express written permission of the author and of www.animalnaturopathy.org

The Website and all of its Content and the selection and arrangement thereof, is protected as a compilation owned by American Council of Animal Naturopathy and www.animalnaturopathy.org under the copyright laws of the United States and other countries. American Council of Animal Naturopathy, and all holdings, may change the Website or delete any Content or features or services at any time, in any way, for any or no reason. We reserve all rights not expressly granted in and to the Website and the Content.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please email us directly at info@animalnaturopathy.org.