Terms of Use - Veterinary Council of Nigeria Digital Platforms

The Veterinary Council of Nigeria (VCN) is the regulatory body responsible for the practice of veterinary medicine and surgery in Nigeria. The council oversees the training, practice, and professional conduct of veterinarians in the country.

Privacy Policy

Effective Date: 18th September 2023

This Privacy Policy outlines the manner in which the Veterinary Council of Nigeria ("VCN," "we," "our," or "us") collects, uses, maintains, and discloses information collected from users ("User," "you," or "your") of the website https://www.vcn.gov.ng ("Website"). This policy applies to the Website and all products and services offered by VCN including any websites, mobile applications, and other services under the control of VCN, whether partial or otherwise, related to providing an online, mobile, or other digital platform for VCN’s services.

  • Information We Collect

    We may collect personal identification information from Users in various ways, including but not limited to when Users visit our Website, register on the Website, subscribe to our newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form, and make payment. Personal identification information may include but is not limited to, names, email addresses, phone numbers, and addresses. Users may visit our Website anonymously, and we will collect personal identification information only if voluntarily provided by the User

    Information You Give Us. When you sign up for and use the VCN Services as an artist or listener, we may collect and store the Personal Information you provide, including:

    • Personal Identifiers. We receive the personal identifiers you provide (including, your name, email address, login and password, phone number, or similar identifiers) and use them to respond to and complete your requests, provide notifications, and communicate with you for registration, customer service, and informational purposes (including sending you confirmation emails, notices, updates, invoices, and security alerts), and for marketing purposes (including sending you news, promotions, and other information that we and our affiliates and partners believe may be of interest to you). We may also create internal identification and reference codes to identify you in our electronic systems.

    • Communications and Submissions. We collect the information and content you submit when you fill out a form, use the VCN Service, or otherwise voluntarily interact with us. We also collect the information you submit through contact, sign-up, and profile forms, email communications, and other submissions (including reviews, feedback, and surveys), and when you communicate with VCN service and support. We use this information to respond to and fulfill your requests, communicate with you about the VCN Service, and provide and improve our websites, products, and services.

    • Financial Information. We receive financial information such as payment cards, banking information, and other related information to process payments.

    • Privacy Choices. We receive and retain any opt-outs or other choices related to how we collect, use, and disclose Personal Information.

    Other Information We Collect. We also may collect other information about you, your device, or your use of the services in ways that we describe to you at the point of collection or otherwise with your consent. You may choose not to provide us with certain types of information but doing so may affect your ability to use some of the VCN Services.

  • Web Browser Cookies

    Our Website may use "cookies" to enhance User experience. Users' web browsers place cookies on their hard drives for record-keeping purposes and to track information about them. Users may choose to set their web browsers to refuse cookies or to alert them when cookies are being sent. If cookies are disabled, some parts of the Website may not function properly.

  • How We Use Collected Information

    The Veterinary Council of Nigeria may collect and use Users' personal information for the following purposes

    • To improve customer service: Information provided helps us respond to User requests and support needs more efficiently.

    • To personalize User experience: We may use information collectively to understand how our Users as a group utilize the services and resources provided on our Website

    • To improve our Website: User feedback helps us improve our products and services.

    • To process payments: We may use the information Users provide when placing an order only to provide service related to that order.

    • To send periodic emails: We may use Users' email addresses to send them information and updates regarding their order, as well as occasional news and updates. Users may choose to unsubscribe from receiving future emails at any time

    Service Providers. We share any of the personal information described above with service providers (including but not limited to payment processors, fraud detection vendors, and service-related technology providers) that provide services to you and us, including to help us maintain our databases and websites, administer emails, display content, and analyze website user activity. For example, we may provide your personal identifiers and commercial information to vendors so they can send you communications on our behalf. We require that service providers use Personal Information only for the purposes specified in our agreements.

    Legal and Similar Disclosures. We may disclose Personal Information about you to law enforcement, the courts, our advisors, attorneys, and others who participate in the legal process, if necessary to do so by law or based on our good faith belief that it is necessary to enforce or apply our contracts, conform or comply with the law or is necessary to protect us, the users of the websites, or others.

  • How We Protect Your Information

    We adopt appropriate data collection, storage, and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information, and data stored on our Website.

  • Sharing Your Personal Information

    We do not sell, trade, or rent Users' personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information that is not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and Users with our business partners, trusted affiliates, and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.

  • Changes to This Privacy Policy

    The Veterinary Council of Nigeria has the discretion to update this Privacy Policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this Privacy Policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

  • Your Acceptance of These Terms

    By using this Website, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Website. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

  • Contacting Us

    If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this Website, or your dealings with this Website, please contact us at: Veterinary Council of Nigeria No. 8, Zambezi Crescent, Maitama District, Abuja Email: support@vcn.gov.ng This document was last updated on 14 September 2023