Privacy Policy

Policy on Information Collection

We have taken steps designed to protect your privacy on this website. We generally do not collect personal information such as names and email addresses unless provided to us. The information you provide in these forms may be used to improve our website.

The website collects personal information for, among other things, membership purchases and renewals, program registrations, electronic newsletters and mailings, and general inquiries. For some of these services, the site may request information about background, occupation, demographics, and interests.

The website automatically collects information about computer hardware and software. This can include IP addresses, browser types, domain names, access times, and the referring websites that visitors use to access this website. The site uses this information to maintain the quality of the service while you are on the website, as well as to collect general statistics about the site.

Policy on Information Disclosure

This site collects personal information to operate the site and to deliver the services you request. This information helps us understand our audience, and that allows us to better meet the needs of website users. We will not sell, trade, or rent personal information without your permission. We may compile aggregate statistics and provide them to third parties, but these statistics will not include information that identifies individual website users.

Protecting Children’s Privacy

OSV takes all reasonable precautions to protect children's privacy. Children should always ask their parents for permission before providing personal information to any website or purchasing any products or services online. Visitors under the age of 18 are not allowed to make credit card purchases on our website.

Copyrights, Trademarks and Intellectual Property

Text, images, illustrations, graphics, audio clips, video clips, and other content on this website are protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property rights. You may download, print or store selected portions of the website content for personal, educational or noncommercial purposes. Users must include copyright information and the URL for the OSV website with the content. Any use of the website content for commercial purpose other than fair use as defined by law, must request and receive written permission from the author or creator as well as OSV. Modifying or altering the content in any way is prohibited.


This website and all contents of this website are provided on an "as is" basis without representations, warranties, guarantees or assurances of any kind. You acknowledge, by your use of this website, that OSV assumes no responsibilities, and shall not be liable, for any damage to your computer equipment or other property on account of your use of our website or your downloading of any text, images or content from the website. Use of this website is at your own risk.

We are not responsible for the practices employed by or the content of websites linked to or from our website. Often links to other websites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of our website. Please remember that when you use a link to go from our website to another website, our Privacy Statement is no longer in effect.

Revisions to the Privacy Policy

The privacy policy may be revised at any time. We may revise the policy in response to changes in the law or other factors. We encourage website users to periodically visit this page to review the most current policy.