The following terminology applies to these Terms and Conditions, Privacy Statement and Disclaimer Notice and any or all Agreements: “User”, “Member”, “You” and “Your” refers to you, the person accessing this website and accepting the terms and conditions of Woofd®. “The Organization”, “Ourselves”, “We”, “Editors” “Moderators”, and “Us”, refers to Woofd®. “Party”, “Parties”, or “Us”, refers to both the User and ourselves, or either the User or ourselves. “Authors” & “Contributors” refer to individuals submitting content such as, but not limited to, articles and photographs.
Woofd® is committed to protecting your privacy. Authorized team members within the Organization on a need to know basis only use any information collected from individual customers. We constantly review our systems and data to ensure the best possible service to our customers. We will investigate any unauthorized actions against our systems and data with a view to prosecuting and/or taking civil proceedings to recover damages against those responsible.
We recommend you be cautious in giving out personal information to others while using Woofd®. If you post any information to a public area of Woofd.com, Comments, or other messaging functionality or social or interactive features that may be provided on Woofd.com, please be aware that it is no longer “personal information” for the purposes of this Privacy Statement, and we or anyone else may use such information without restriction.
Users records are regarded as confidential and therefore will not be divulged to any third party, other than when legally required to do so to the appropriate authorities. Where appropriate, we shall issue Users with appropriate written information, handouts or copies of records as part of an agreed contract, for the benefit of both parties.
We will not sell, share, or rent your Personally Identifiable Information to any third party or use your e-mail address for unsolicited mail. Any emails sent by this Organization will only be in connection with the provision of agreed services and products.
What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?
When subscribing, registering or ordering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to provide your name, email address, mailing address, birthday or other details to help you with your experience.
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you subscribe to our newsletter, fill out a form or enter information on our site.
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, subscribe to our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
- To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
- To improve our website in order to better serve you.
- To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
- To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
- To quickly process your transactions.
- To ask for ratings and reviews of services or products
- To follow up with them after correspondence (live chat, email or phone inquiries)
How do we protect your information?
Your Personally Identifiable Information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology via a gateway websites and/or servers. We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order, enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information. All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.
Do we use ‘cookies’?
- Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.
- Keep track of advertisements.
- Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since every browser is different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If users disable cookies in their browser:
If you turn cookies off, Some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
We use the Disqus comment system to allow discussion on our articles. Disqus sets a number of cookies on any page that includes a Disqus comment box. While we have no control over the cookies set by Disqus, they include pieces of information for measuring the number of Disqus users and their activity, including information that links their visits to our website with their Google, Facebook, Twitter or Disqus account if they are signed in to one. Please review their Terms & Policies for more information.
We have implemented the following:
- Remarketing with Google AdSense
- Google Display Network Impression Reporting
- Demographics and Interests Reporting
- DoubleClick Platform Integration
We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.
Where users have chosen to enable Google to associate their web and app browsing history with their Google account through Ads Personalization, and to use PII from their Google account to personalize ads, Google will use data from its signed-in users and data from sites that partner with Google— to provide aggregated and anonymized insights into your users’ cross-device behaviors. Google will collect Google-authenticated identifiers associated with users’ Google Accounts (and therefore, personal information).
Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on. Google users can control their ads experience (or opt out of personalized ads altogether) here and here.
We use Facebook Pixel to customize content and advertising, to provide social media features and to analyze traffic to the site. We also share information about your use of our site with our trusted social media, advertising and analytics partners. We use automatic advanced matching to capture the hashed customer data we collect during processes like check-out, account sign-in or registration. Hashing is the process we use to transform data for security reasons. We can then use hashed identifiers to better match people visiting the website with people on Facebook. You can view their Facebook ads settings and update their preferences at any time.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?
We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
Yes, we allow third-party behavioral tracking
Use of Internet Protocol Address
We use your Internet protocol (IP) address for several reasons: targeting advertising, to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our web site, and to help identify you and your Woofd.com comments. This IP address is only available to Woofd® Administrators and Editors. In the event that you decide to abuse your posting rights, we reserve the right to use your IP address in any of the following ways: banning, use a lookup to determine your ISP, then inform them of your actions. We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to Personally Identifiable Information. Additionally, for systems administration, detecting usage patterns and troubleshooting purposes, our web servers automatically log standard access information including browser type, access times/open mail, URL requested, and referral URL. Any individually identifiable information related to this data will never be used in any way different to that stated above without your explicit permission.
Use of Email Opt Out/Opt In
Woofd® allows users to opt in to receiving email correspondence from us by subscribing from our newsletter. Woofd® allows users to opt out of receiving e-mail from us. To opt out of our mailing list, use the links provided in any email correspondence sent to you.
Correct/Update Personally Identifiable Information
Woofd® allows you to change or modify your PII by editing your profile with any of our third party services by using links at the bottom of our newsletters or in any comment section on our website. Legacy Members, please contact a staff member for help updating your account.
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old. When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.
Fair Information Practices
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect PII.
In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify you via email through our newsletter. We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
CAN SPAM Act
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address in order to:
- Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
- Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders.
- Send you additional information related to your product and/or service
- Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.
To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:
- Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
- Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
- Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
- Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
- Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can follow the instructions at the bottom of each email and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
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