OVS Privacy Policy 

Last Updated June 29, 2001
 
OVS believes that strong electronic privacy is crucial for the ongoing success of the Internet as a service, commercial and entertainment medium, and is committed to protecting your privacy as much as possible. To that end, we have developed a set of policies and practices, which are designed to illustrate the type of information we collect from you, how and where we store the information, with whom we share the information, and how you can choose to opt-out and modify your personal information. 
 

Privacy, Security and Cookies 

As a matter of policy, OVS does not sell, transfer, or provide information of a personal nature to any other company. However, we do collect information in the aggregate, and use it internally to better serve our customers by analyzing traffic patterns, types of information accessed, length of time spent in certain areas of the site, etc. 
 

We use a secure server for your online transactions. 

When you place an order or access your order or account information, we offer the use of secure servers. The secure server software (SSL) encrypts all information before it is sent to us. Furthermore, all of the customer information we collect is protected against unauthorized access. This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Credit card information is stored only in highly secured databases. 
 
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be 100% secure. As a result, although we use every effort to protect your personal information using the latest encryption and security technologies, OVS cannot ensure or guarantee the security of any information that you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. 
 

We use third-party intermediaries. 

The financial information we collect is used ONLY to bill you for products you purchase, and then to deliver those products to you. When you purchase from us, we send your credit card information, name, and billing address to credit card companies for verification and to authorize your purchase. We give your name and shipping information to third-party shippers who use this information to deliver your purchase. 
 
Other personal information is maintained within a secure Windows NT Server environment on our database. Only authorized individuals within our company are allowed to access this information. 
 

No visitor information is sold or traded to other companies. 

Your Internet Protocol (IP) address and email address are used to help identify you and to gather broad demographic information. We also use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Website. We may also collect referral data (e.g. the address of the last URL a user visited prior to clicking through to our site) and browser and platform type (e.g. a Netscape browser on a Windows platform) in order to track our relationships with other companies and our aggregate clientele's interests and needs, but none of it is associated with you as an individual. We may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our website and special offers that might be of interest to you. Users have the option to not receive future communications (see Opt-Out below). We may also collect aggregate search terms for internal reporting and targeted advertising, product monitoring, product improvement and targeted advertising. 
 
Our site uses forms for customers to request information regarding our products and services including pricing and ordering. We collect user-specific contact information (such as email addresses and mailing addresses) and financial information (such as account or credit card numbers) for purposes of ordering and billing for these products and services. Contact information is used by OVS to contact the visitor regarding their price quote and/or purchase. We do not sell, rent, trade or transfer this customer-specific information to any third parties. We may provide aggregate statistics about the use of our website, and customer sales, traffic patterns and other e-commerce related information to reputable third party vendors, but these statistics will have no information, which personally identifies our customers or visitors. 
 

Sweepstakes and Contests 

From time to time, we may sponsor sweepstakes, contests or other events, which require the collection, processing and storage of individual contact and demographic information necessary to conduct the event. We will not share that information with any third parties except to the extent necessary to fulfill prize awards and state and federal regulatory requirements. 
 

Other Marketing Communications 

You may elect to receive a variety of special mailings, including content newsletters and or e-mail marketing communications announcing new products and features and other e-mail broadcast programs. If you wish to end your subscription, simply follow the instructions or e-mail us at webmaster@ovs.com. If you wish to opt out of other communications, please see Opt-Out below. 
 

Links to Other Sites 

This site contains links to other sites. OVS is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Websites. 
 

Cookies 

A cookie is a small bit of text used by a browser to store information. When you visit a site that uses cookies, the Web server will request permission to pass a cookie to your browser. If accepted, it will occupy only a few bytes on your hard drive and can improve your Web surfing experience. OVS uses cookies to track customer visits through our site. We use cookies to remember your name and the contents of your shopping cart. This allows you to leave our site, come back later, and still have the contents of your shopping cart intact. It also lets us personalize your experience with us, tailoring the content to your interests. Our website requires the use of cookies. Turning off cookies or rejecting the cookie will prevent you from accessing certain features on our website. 
 
This information enables us to save you time when returning to the site by saving your access information so you don't have to re-enter it each time you visit. Cookies cannot profile your system or collect information from your hard drive. And although you may receive cookies from many different sites, the Web server that originally issued it can only read each cookie. We do not use cookies to store credit card numbers or other personal identification. You are not identified by name or e-mail address, just by a unique string of numbers that we assign the first time you come to our site. 
 

Your Consent 

By using our online information and ordering services you consent to the collection of this information within the parameters allowed by our privacy policy. Please note that the information you enter may be transferred outside the European Economic Area for the purposes of processing by OVS and its affiliates and in order to maintain accounts for you at other OVS websites. By submitting your order, you consent to this transfer. Your personal information may also be used by us and our affiliates to occasionally notify you about important functionality changes to our website, new OVS services and special offers that we think may be helpful to you. If you would rather not receive this information, please see the Opt-Out information below. 
 

Online Surveys 

We may occasionally run our own online surveys and ask visitors for contact information (such as email address) and demographic information (such as zip code, age, or income level). We use contact data from our surveys to send users information about our company. This information is also used to contact the visitor when necessary. The demographic information is used to learn more about the types of people who visit our site. Users may opt-out of receiving future mailings; see opt-out section below. 
 

Change/Modify Your Information 

You can change your personal information with us in the following three ways: 
1. Send mail to the following postal address:
Webmaster
OVS
2700 St. Joseph Road
McMinnville, Oregon 97128 
 
2. You can call us at:
1-800-653-2216
 
3. Email us at:
 

Opt-Out 

Should you care to not receive promotional materials, notification of changes on our Website or other materials, please feel free to opt-out by contacting us at the address and phone number above, or by emailing webmaster@ovs.com or by clicking on the "Unsubscribe" button on the home page and stating your request. 
 

Changes in this Policy 

OVS will post any changes to our policy on this page of our website. It is your responsibility to periodically check this privacy policy for changes. We will not individually notify you of any changes, but any changes will apply to you as long as you use our site. 
 

Contact OVS 

If you have any questions about our privacy policy or your visit to this website, please contact us at: 
 
Webmaster
OVS
2700 St Joseph Road
McMinnville, Oregon 97128 
 
Phone: 1-800-653-2216
Local: 503-435-2700
Fax: 503-474-0476
 
Please send email to webmaster@ovs.com to have your email address removed from our database or to correct or update any of your information.