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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, 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 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 email address, username/pseudonym, real name, country, state, postal code, gender, year of birth, favorite dog breed, and hobbies.
  • 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 Examples of some of the information we collect include browser version, operating system type and version, and language preferences.

Cookies and Web Beacons

We do use cookies to store information, such as your personal preferences when you visit our site.

We also use third party advertisements on to support our site. These advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers information including your IP address, your ISP and the browser you used to visit our site. This generally is used for geotargeting purposes (showing local ads) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited.

The DoubleClick cookie is used by Google in the ads served on PawVillage. When you visit PawVillage, and either view or click on an ad, a cookie may be downloaded by your browser.

Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to PawVillage.

Google’s use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to you based on your visit to PawVillage and/or other sites on the internet.

Users may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting Ads Settings.


We use Cookies to analyze user activity in order to improve the Website. For example, using Cookies we can look at aggregate patterns like the average number of pages that users view. We can use such analysis to gain insights about how to improve the functionality and experience of the website.

Users who do not want their data collected with Google Analytics can install the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. This add-on instructs the Google Analytics JavaScript running on the websites to prohibit sending information to Google Analytics. To opt-out of Analytics for the web, visit the Google Analytics opt-out page.

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 may be shared on the website when you contribute information. 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.

  • 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.


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

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If you have questions about this policy or want to contact us for any reason you may do so by emailing us at

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