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Privacy Policy

We understand your concerns about how information about you is used and shared. We appreciate your trust and want to do what we can to insure your privacy. This notice describes our privacy policy. By visiting PawVillage.com, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

Personal Information
The information we learn from our members and customers helps us personalize and continually improve your experience at PawVillage.com. Here are the types of information we gather:

  • Personal Information You Give Us: We receive and store any information you enter on our Web site or give us in any other way. You can choose not to provide certain information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of many of our features. We use the information that you provide for such purposes as responding to your requests, customizing the Web site for you, improving our services, and communicating with you. Examples of some of the personal information we collect include your membership information, year of birth, gender, favorite breeds, etc.
  • Automatic Information: We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, like many Web sites, we use "cookies," and we obtain certain types of information when your Web browser accesses PawVillage.com. If you disable cookies or use a product designed to help you visit Web sites anonymously, we will not be able to provide you with some of our services that depend on this information, such as becoming a member, or personalizing your experience at PawVillage.com. Examples of some of the information we collect include IP address, browser version, page requests, logins, etc.

More About Cookies

  • Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and to provide features such as Membership sign-up, Log-in, purchasing, and Web site customization.
  • The "help" portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. However, cookies are required to allow you to take full advantage of PawVillage.com's features, and we recommend that you leave them turned on.

Online Pedigree Database Information
Information that is submitted to the Online Pedigree Database is not considered personal information as defined by this Privacy Policy. The facts that make up pedigree information are easily available from multiple sources (both online and in print) and are considered information that is in the public domain. By registering, breeding, showing, or competing, you are making the facts (name, date of birth, etc.) about your dog easily available to the public. As facts rather than original works or creations, they are not protected by copyright or trademark law.

Your username is not considered private or personal information as defined by this Privacy Policy. If you choose to display your username as the contributor of a record, your username is available to the public as it pertains to those records.

Communication with PawVillage regarding information in the Online Pedigree Database is not private or privileged information. We may share information from such communication with other members in discussing the information in the Online Pedigree Database in general, or regarding specific database records.

PawVillage is not responsible or liable for the actions of, or for any communication with or by any of our members who on a voluntary basis assist PawVillage with maintenance and management of the information in the Online Pedigree Database.

Sharing Information
Information about our members and customers is an important part of our business, and we are not in the business of selling it to others. We share customer information only as described below.

  • Affiliated Businesses: At times we may work closely with other businesses that we own or are affiliated with. We reserve the option to send offers to PawVillage members and/or customers on behalf of any company owned or closely affiliated with us.
  • Agents: If we employ or utilize another company or individual to perform functions on our behalf, such as fulfilling orders, delivering packages, sending postal mail and e-mail, removing repetitive information from customer lists, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, processing credit card payments, and providing customer service. They have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes.
  • Promotional Offers: We may send offers to selected groups of PawVillage members and/or customers on behalf of other businesses. When we do this, we do not give that business your name and address.
  • Business Transfers: As we continue to develop our business, we might sell or buy assets. In such transactions, customer information generally is one of the transferred business assets. Also, in the unlikely event that PawVillage is acquired, customer information will of course be one of the transferred assets.
  • Protection of PawVillage and Others: We release account and other personal information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with law; enforce or apply our Terms of Use and other agreements; protect the rights, property, reputation, or safety of PawVillage; or protect the rights, property, or safety of our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
  • With Your Consent: Other than as set out above, you will receive notice when personal information about you might go to third parties, and you will have an opportunity to choose not to share the information.

Security

  • When you are shopping at PawVillage.com, you are protected by a secure server, which encrypts all of your personal information including name, address, and credit card number. Encryption ensures that no one can see your information while it is transmitted to our server. The encryption we use is Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software and we are authenticated by Thawte Consulting-please click the logo above to verify our security.
  • We securely transmit the entire credit card number to the appropriate credit card company during processing, but we only store the last five digits of your credit card number on our server. We also only reveal only the last five digits of your credit card numbers when confirming an order.

Children

At PawVillage, we take the protection of children's privacy very seriously. PawVillage does not encourage participation or visitation by children without the involvement of a parent or guardian. Visitors who are known to be under the age of 13 are prohibited from becoming a member. No one under the age of 18 may become a breed manager or volunteer at PawVillage.com.

Contact Us.
If you have questions about this policy or want to contact us for any reason you may do so by emailing us at WebMaster@PawVillage.com.

 

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