Privacy Statement

The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) is committed to protecting your privacy and utilizing technology that gives you a powerful and safe online experience while using the NVIC Advocacy Portal website This Statement of Privacy applies to the NVIC Advocacy Portal Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the NVIC Advocacy Portal website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

NVIC requires you to submit personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number to enable our communication in our advocacy efforts.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by NVIC. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by NVIC for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the NVIC Advocacy Portal Web site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through NVIC Advocacy Portal public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.

NVIC encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from and so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. NVIC is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the and the NVIC family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

NVIC collects and uses your personal information to operate the NVIC Advocacy Portal Web site and deliver the services we provide. NVIC also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of NVIC Advocacy Portal efforts of NVIC staff and of other NVIC affiliated state advocacy directors and members. NVIC may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

NVIC does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. NVIC may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of other advocacy groups about advocacy efforts that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, NVIC may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to NVIC and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

NVIC does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

NVIC keeps track of the Web sites and pages our members visit in order to determine what NVIC services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content within the NVIC Advocacy Portal experience to members whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

NVIC will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on NVIC Advocacy Portal web site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of NVIC ; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the NVIC Advocacy Portal website, or the public.

Use of Cookies

he NVIC Advocacy Portal Web site uses "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize NVIC Advocacy Portal pages, or register with the NVIC Advocacy Portal site or services, a cookie helps the NVIC Advocacy Portal to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information. When you return to the same NVIC Advocacy Portal Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the NVIC Advocacy Portal features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the NVIC Advocacy Portal services or Web sites you visit.
Security of your Personal Information

NVIC secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. NVIC secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

NVIC will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect organizational and member feedback. NVIC encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how NVIC is protecting your information.

Contact Information

NVIC welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that NVIC has not adhered to this Statement, please contact us at:

The National Vaccine Information Center
407 Church Street, Suite H, Vienna, VA 22180
Phone: 703-938-0342
Fax: 703-938-5768
Email: [email protected]
The NVIC office is open Monday-Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

We will use reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.