We understand your concerns about how information about you is used and shared. We appreciate your trust
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
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.
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
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.
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
- Protection of PawVillage and Others: We release account and other personal information when we believe
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
- 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
- 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.
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.
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.