We Protect Your Privacy

It is the Vaccination Risk Awareness Network’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, the Vaccination Risk Awareness Network (VRAN, VRAN.org) collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. VRAN.org’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how VRAN.org’s visitors use its website. From time to time, VRAN.org may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

VRAN.org also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. VRAN.org does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to the Vaccination Risk Awareness Network’s websites choose to interact with VRAN.org in ways that require VRAN.org to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that VRAN.org gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who want to receive periodic email messages from the Vaccination Risk Awareness Network to provide their name and email address. Those who engage in transactions with VRAN.org – by registering as a member for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, VRAN.org collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with VRAN.org. VRAN.org does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

VRAN.org may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, VRAN.org may monitor the most popular parts of the VRAN.org site. VRAN.org may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, VRAN.org does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

VRAN.org discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on the Vaccination Risk Awareness Network’s behalf or to provide services available at VRAN.org’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using the Vaccination Risk Awareness Network’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. VRAN.org will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, VRAN.org discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when VRAN.org believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of VRAN.org, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a VRAN.org website and have supplied your email address, VRAN.org may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with VRAN.org and our products. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. VRAN.org takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. VRAN.org uses cookies to help VRAN.org identify and track visitors, their usage of VRAN.org website, and their website access preferences. VRAN.org visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using the Vaccination Risk Awareness Network’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of the Vaccination Risk Awareness Network’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, VRAN.org may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and at the Vaccination Risk Awareness Network’s sole discretion. VRAN.org encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.