Privacy Policy

Animal Ultrasound Association CIC is committed to maintaining your privacy so please read carefully in order to fully understand how we go about doing this. This policy covers Animal Ultrasound Association CIC’s use of personal information that is collected when you use this website.

The following policies are intended to protect your privacy and ensure that your personal information is handled in a safe and responsible manner. We recommend you refer to this policy and our cookies policy on an ongoing basis to stay up-to-date with our most current privacy policy practices.

  1. How do we collect information from you?

We obtain information about you when you use our website, for example, when you contact us about products and services, to make comment on a blog post, if you register for our webinars or to receive our regular newsletters. We also collect information when you apply to become a member, search our member’s database or upload information to your profile page in our member’s area. 

  1. Information that we collect from you

The personal information we collect might include your name, address, email address, IP address, and information regarding what pages are accessed and when. For example, you may be asked at the time of registering for our services or commenting on a blog post, to provide information about you, including your name, contact details (such as telephone and mobile numbers and e-mail address), demographic information (such as address and/or post code) and information about your business or organisation.

When you supply this information to Animal Ultrasound Association CIC we have a legal obligation towards you in the way we use that data. We must collect the information fairly, that is, we must explain to you how we will use it and tell you if we want or pass the information on to anyone else. 

We also use cookies on the site to collect information such as IP address, geographical data and pages visited – full details of our cookies can be found within our cookies policy.

  1. Use of Your Information

We use this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping; 
  • to improve our products and services; 
  • to facilitate the provision of our goods and services to you (including training; provision of goods from our online shop etc); 
  • to periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting; 
  • to administer the AUA ‘Find a Scanner’ database. 

We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

We will not sell or rent your information to third parties.

We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.

Third Party Product Providers we work in association with: We work closely with various third-party product providers to bring you a range of quality and reliable products and services designed to meet specific wider needs of organisations and businesses outside our areas of expertise. When you enquire about these services, the relevant third-party product provider will use your details to provide you with information and carry out their obligations arising from any contracts you have entered into with them. In some cases, they will be acting as a data controller of your information and therefore we advise you to read their Privacy Policy.  These third-party product providers will share your information with us which we will use in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

  1. Security and Storage of Your Data

Any personal information we request from you will be safeguarded under the Data Protection Act 1998. We store your data on our secure servers where it could be viewed by our staff or suppliers. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this. We will only hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with us.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via internet is not completely secure. We will always endeavour to do our best to protect your personal data however we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our website therefore any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information and in order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place strict physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

  1. Following a Link to Another Website

This privacy policy only applies to this website and doesn’t cover any third-party websites. If you go to another website from this one, read the privacy policy on that website to find out what it does with your information.

  1. Following a Link from Another Website

If you come to this website from another website, we may receive personal information about you from the other website. We encourage you to read the privacy policy of the website you came from to find out more about this.

  1. Access to Your Personal Information

You have the right to request a copy of the personal information that Animal Ultrasound Association CIC holds about you and have any inaccuracies corrected.

If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by emailing us or using the unsubscribe link in any of our newsletters.

Any such requests should be made to this email address: 

  1. Review of this Policy

We keep this Policy under regular review. This Policy was last updated in May 2019

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