First things first: We will never sell your personal information.
What Is Personal Information?
As used herein, the term "personal information" means any and all information that specifically identifies an individual (including but not limited to a name, address, telephone number, mobile telephone number, e-mail address, or other account number), and information about that individual's location or activities, including but not limited to information about his or her use of the Site, when directly linked to personally identifiable information. A username may be considered personal information if it includes personally identifying information including but not limited to a first and last name. Personal information also includes demographic information including but not limited to date of birth, gender, geographic area, and preferences when this information is linked to other personal information that identifies you. Personal information does not include "aggregate" information, which is data we collect about the use of the Site or about a group or category of products, services or users, from which individual identities or other personal information has been removed. In other words, aggregate information is information about how you use a service that may be collected and combined with information about how others use the same service. Aggregate information helps us understand trends and our users' needs so that we can better consider new features or otherwise tailor our Site. This policy in no way restricts or limits our collection and use of aggregate information.
What Personal Information Does SidewalkDog.com Collect?
Personal information may be collected in a number of ways when you visit our Site. We may collect certain information you voluntarily provide to us, which may contain personal information. For example, we may collect your name, address, email address, user name and other contact and/or demographic information when you register/set up an account or when you contact us by e-mail or other means for any reason. Personal and demographic information may also be collected if you provide such information in connection with creating a profile or group, including but not limited to leaving comments, posting content, sending an email or message to another user or participating in any interactive forums or features on the Site. In addition, from time to time, we may collect demographic, contact or other personal information you provide in connection with your participation in surveys, sweepstakes, contests, games, promotional offers, and other activities on the Site.
When you use the Site, some information is also automatically collected, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, your operating system, the browser type, the address of a referring web site, and your activity on the Site. We treat this information as personal information if we combine it with or link it to any of the identifying information mentioned above. Otherwise, it is used in the aggregate only.
How Might Personal Information Be Used?
In general, we use personal information we collect to process your requests or transactions, to provide you with information or services you request, to inform you about other information, events, promotions, products or services we think will be of interest to you, to facilitate your use of, and our administration and operation of the Site and for the purpose for which the information was provided. For example, we may use the information we collect:
- to send you a welcome email, to contact you about your use of the Site,
- to provide other services, products or information you request, and to complete any transactions in connection therewith;
- to respond to your emails, submissions, comments, requests or complaints;
- to request feedback and to enable us to develop, customize and improve the Site and our publications, products and services;
- to contact you about our or a third party's services, products, activities, special events or offers and for other marketing, informational, product development and promotional purposes;
- to notify contest winners; and for the specific purpose for which the information was provided.
Personal information provided online may be linked together or merged with other personal information so that we may better understand your needs and inform you about our products or services and those of our partners. In addition, if we receive information from third parties with whom we have business relationships, we may combine this information with the other personal information we maintain about you. In either case, this Policy governs this information.
Sharing of Personal Information
We may disclose personal information in the good faith belief that we are lawfully authorized or required to do so, or that doing so is reasonably necessary or appropriate to comply with the law or with legal process or authorities, respond to any claims, or to protect the rights, property or safety of Sidewalk Dog, our users, our employees or the public, including without limitation to protect Sidewalk Dog or our users from fraudulent, abusive, inappropriate or unlawful use of our Site. Information about our users, including personal information, may also be disclosed or transferred as part of, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing or acquisition or in any other situation where personal information may be transferred as one of the business assets of Sidewalk Dog.
You understand that when you use the Site, information you post in your profile and in groups, forums and other interactive areas of the Site will be available to other users and in some cases may be publicly available. We recommend you be cautious in giving out personal information to others or sharing such information in public online forums.
What Steps Does SidewalkDog.com Take To Protect Personal Information Online?
We have endeavored to put into place reasonable security measures in an effort to protect personal information while it is under our control. Your account information is accessible online only through the use of a password. To protect the confidentiality of personal information, you must keep your password confidential and not disclose it to any other person. You are responsible for all uses of this Site by any person using your password. Please advise us immediately if you believe your password has been misused.
What Choices Are Available to Site Users Regarding The Use Of Information?
You may "opt out" of our receiving promotional and marketing purposes by emailing us at email@example.com. However, opting out will not affect our ability to send you service and account related emails or to use your personal information as otherwise described in this Policy.
Links to Other Websites
If you have any questions or comments about this Policy or the practices relating to the Site, or you wish to verify, correct or delete any personal information we have collected, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to respond to your inquiry or to correct, update or remove the personal information you have provided us as you indicate to the extent possible. In lieu of email, you may also contact us by mail at the following address: Sidewalk Dog, Inc., P.O. Box 63, Spring Park, MN 55384-0063