Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI) is committed to respecting the privacy of its online visitors. This statement discloses this site’s Privacy Policy and practices involving the information we collect, how we use it, and the Terms of Use. Any use of the content included in this site constitutes the user’s agreement with the policies and practices stated below.

Information Gathering and Use
Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI) welcomes the public to visit its Web site, and browse without submitting any personal information. However, visitors may choose to sign up to receive electronic communication from the VPI Hambone Award Web site and/or Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI). Following registration on the site, VPI will provide periodic electronic updates and information regarding Veterinary Pet Insurance. The information entered on our site is confidential and will not be forwarded, traded or sold to outside organizations.

All electronic communications will provide the option to unsubscribe if the recipient desires.

The Hambone Award Web site does offer users the ability to submit their own stories. All users submitting content and photography hereby verify as having sole ownership and rights to post such content. In addition, the submitter hereby grants to Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI) and DVM Insurance Agency (collectively “VPI”), its successors and affiliates, and those acting under its permission or upon its authority, full and exclusive permission to copyright, use and publish the information and photo(s) submitted to VPI in any VPI-related marketing materials, including Web sites or other electronic forms or media, either in conjunction with or without your name, and to make alterations to such likenesses or reproductions, or additions thereto, and to use the same with testimonial copy, with fictitious names or otherwise, in such a manner VPI deems proper.

Technology and Tracking
Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI) uses Web software to track the number of visitors and other activity on vpihamboneaward.com. The data is then analyzed internally for trends, which helps us improve our content for the benefit of visitors to our Web site.  No personal information is collected during the tracking process.

Links to Other Sites

The VPI Hambone Award Web site provides links to other relevant Web sites and resources that may be useful to visitors. These links connect to sites operated by third parties with different privacy practices. By providing a link, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI) is not endorsing the content of the linked site or the entity that maintains it. When leaving vpihamboneaward.com, it is recommended that visitors check the privacy policy of the new site before submitting personal information to these third parties.

Copyrights
Copyright of the text materials contained on the Web site is owned by Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI). Materials on the site may be used, downloaded, reproduced, publicly displayed or reprinted for personal or non-commercial purposes provided the following attribution appears in all copies: “Reproduced with permission from Veterinary Pet Insurance Co.” Permission to reproduce materials for commercial use (e.g., book publishing) must be obtained in writing. Text materials included in this site may not be modified in any way. The site may also offer software, graphic images, data and other non-text-based materials. All rights to these materials are reserved to Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI) and/or the copyright owners who license such materials to us. Please contact Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI) if you have questions: www.petinsurance.com.

Photographer/Artist Credits
Credit lines for various images used on this Web site, if applicable, are specified here. If no specific credit line is noted for an image, it is to be considered covered by a site-wide copyright of vpihamboneaward.com. As with all other content, images from this Web site may not be reproduced in any form without express written consent from Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI).

Linking to the VPI Hambone Award Web site
Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI) encourages individuals and organizations to create hyperlinks to vpihamboneaward.com, its documents and pages within the site. Linking does not indicate sponsorship or endorsement by Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI).

Rules and Regulation for the Honorary Hambone Award contest will be developed by Public Relations and will be provided shortly.  In the meantime, please reference the material below:

For valuable consideration, I hereby grant to Veterinary Pet Insurance Company and DVM Insurance Agency (collectively “VPI”), its successors and affiliates, and those acting under its permission or upon its authority, full and exclusive permission to copyright, use and publish the photo(s) I submitted to VPI in any VPI-related marketing materials, including web sites or other electronic forms or media, either in conjunction with or without my name, and to make alterations to such likenesses or reproductions, or additions thereto, and to use the same with testimonial copy, with fictitious name or otherwise, in such manner VPI deems proper. I certify that I am 18 years of age or older and the original photographer of the submitted photo(s) or that I have authority to submit this/these photo(s).