GlobalVetLink, L.C. (GVL®) Privacy Policy

This Site is administered and maintained by GLOBALVETLINK, L.C. (GLOBALVETLINK, L.C. ), located at 2604 Northridge Parkway, Ames, IA 50010, United States of America. Use of this Web site is governed by Customer Service Agreement and indicates acceptance of such terms.

GLOBALVETLINK, L.C., respects and protects the privacy of those visiting and those registering with our Web site. To demonstrate our dedication to fair information practices, we have adopted this Policy Statement.

Because our service deals with the regulation of the intrastate and interstate movement of animals and related animal health data, our Web site is not designed to appeal to children under the age of 13. Therefore, we do not knowingly attempt to solicit or receive any information from children.

Where We Can Be Reached

You may reach GLOBALVETLINK, L.C., in the following ways:

  • by telephone at 515-817-5701
  • by facsimile at 515-817-5702
  • by regular mail at: GLOBALVETLINK, L.C. 2604 Northridge Parkway, Ames, IA 50010
Information We Collect


Our Web site keeps track of usage data such as the source address from which a page request is coming, your IP address or domain name, the date and time of the page request, the referring Web site (if any) and other parameters in the URL. Our Web site does not track your personally identifiable e-mail address or any other personally identifiable information. We use the data we collect to better understand our Web site’s usage in the aggregate so that we can continue to improve our visitors’ ease of use.


In order to use certain services associated with our Web site, we require interested persons to register with us. In order to register, you must provide information such as your name, e-mail address, telephone number, veterinary accreditation number and other required information that our state and federal customers may require for user authentication.

What We Do With That Information

As noted, we use the information we collect from visitors to track, in the aggregate, the use of our Web site. We do not sell that information or provide it to any third party, except as expressly provided elsewhere in this Policy Statement. We use the information provided by registrants to assist them in navigating the regulations surrounding the intrastate and interstate movement of animals and related animal health data. We also use the information they provide to create a database from which to perform statistical studies and generate reports. Pursuant to the purpose of this Web site, this information will be forwarded to other registered users. Finally, we may use this information to assist us in our marketing, promotional and editorial efforts. These efforts may include mailings and phone calls to you concerning new products and services or upcoming events. If you wish not to receive these notices, you may stop them by contacting GlobalVetLINK through the means specified above.

Updating Incorrect Personally Identifiable Information

We provide you with the opportunity to update or correct the personally identifiable information you provide to us through the registration process. Contact us as specified above in order to request such a change.

Links to Other Sites

This site contains links to other sites whose privacy policies may differ from this Policy Statement. We encourage you to check the privacy policies of these sites before disclosing personally identifiable information to them.

Change in Policy

We may change this Privacy Statement from time to time. When we do so, we will post the change on this Web site, and the new policy will apply only to information collected after the change.

Site Security Measures

We employ industry recognized security safeguards to help protect the personally identifiable information you send to us from loss, misuse, or unauthorized alteration. Whenever you transmit personally identifiable information to us through the Web site, we support encryption of your data as it is transmitted to us.

We work to protect personally identifiable information stored on the site’s servers from unauthorized access using industry standard computer security products and procedures.

Sale of Data

We reserve the right to sell portions of data we collect, in aggregate or individually, to a third party, via a contractual arrangement that would limit the use of that data by the third party. This may occur to maintain the lowest fees on the GlobalVetLINK system, and to continue to maintain free subscription status by animal owners to receive their certificates and data via the website.

Change of Control

The information this Web site collects may be transferred in connection with a sale, merger, transfer, exchange or other disposition (whether of assets, stock or otherwise) of all or a portion of GLOBALVETLINK, L.C. You will have the opportunity to opt out of further secondary use of your information following any change of control.

If you have questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy, please send a message to GlobalVetLINK through the means specified above.