Information We Collect
When you register and at other times, we collect "Personal Information," such as your name, phone number, credit card or other billing information, email address, and home address. Personal Information can be used to contact or identify you. Secure Personal Information, once collected, is never shown on the web site. It may be emailed only to the address provided along with the Personal Information, but never to a different address even if that different address is believed to be a new address for the same person. We also collect "General Information," such as your zip code, pet name, breed and age, and individual preferences, when you register and when to administer and personalize your account. General Information, unless combined with other identifiers (for example, combining your zip code with your street address) is non-identifying.
How We Collect Information
In addition to registration, we collect information in the following ways:
Profiles and postings: We offer features that allow you to share your opinions and information with our readers, including both text and other media such as photographs. We will not share this information with other organizations. However, it will be visible to all users of our site. We may reuse and modify this information in other places on this site and other sites we own.
Surveys: We may conduct occasional online surveys.For example, when you're within our web site, you may see a pop-up window offering you the opportunity of participating in a survey. These surveys are entirely voluntary, and you may easily decline to participate.
Web site usage information: We automatically collect IP addresses and web site usage information from you when you visit our web site.This information helps us evaluate how our visitors and subscribers use and navigate our web site on an aggregate basis, including the number and frequency of visitors and subscribers to each Web page, and the length of their visits.
How We Use Information Collected
We may use Personal Information in the following ways:
- To provide you the services offered on our Sites, complete your transactions and answer your questions.
- To send you email notifications about our new or existing products and services, special offers, or to otherwise contact you.
- To contact you with our marketing partners' newsletters, marketing or promotional materials that may be of interest to you.
We may use General Information in the following ways:
- To enhance existing features or develop new features, products and services.
- To provide advertisers and other third parties with aggregate information about our user base and usage patterns.
- To evaluate how our visitors and subscribers use and navigate our web sites on an aggregate basis, including the number and frequency of visitors and subscribers to each Web page and the length of their visits.
We may use Personal Information together with General Information in the following ways:
- To allow us to personalize the content and advertising that you and others see based on individual characteristics or preferences.
- To attempt to provide you with a better experience
- To improve the quality and value of the services we provide.
- To analyze and understand how our Sites and services are used.
- To deliver aggregated information to third parties for industry analysis and demographic profiling and to deliver targeted advertising about other products and services.
Your Ability to Choose
When you subscribe to one of the Sites, you can let us know that you do not wish to receive information about new features and special offers by opting out at the time you give us your Personal Information.
You can add or update your Personal Information at any time by changing your Account Settings once you have logged in. You may review, update, correct or delete the Personal Information in your registration profile by changing the applicable information in your account settings or, for services we provide that are hosted on a social networking site, by changing the applicable information in your profile page. If you completely delete all such information, then your account may become deactivated. If you would like us to delete your record in our system, please contact us and we will attempt to accommodate your request if we do not have any legal obligation to retain the record. See below for privacy contact information.
If you do not want us to pass cookies to your computer, you may use your web browser to disable cookies.However, certain functions of the Sites may not work if you choose to disable cookies.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Registration:When you register through a Site and submit your Personal Information to create a profile webpage or join one of the Sites, Site users may see your username and the other information about you.We may display your Personal Information in your profile page and elsewhere on the Sites according to the preferences you set in your account. Any information you choose to provide should reflect how much you want other Site users to know about you. We recommend that you guard your anonymity and sensitive information and we encourage members to think carefully about what information about themselves they disclose in their profile pages. You can review and revise your profile information at any time.
Service Providers:We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate the services we provide on our Sites, to provide those services on our behalf, to perform tasks, (e.g., without limitation, maintenance services, database management, web analytics and improvement of the Sites) or to assist us in analyzing how our Sites are used. These third parties have access to your Personal Information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
Our Sites include third-party advertising and links to other web sites.We do not send any Personal Information to these advertisers or web sites.These third-party advertisers or web sites may send or serve the advertisements that appear on our web site directly to your browser, and they may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser.These companies may use information (excluding your name, zip code, or email address) about your visits to our Sites and other applications to provide advertisements on our Sites and other applications about goods and services that may be of interest to you.If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please click here.
Identity theft and the practice currently known as "phishing" are of great concern to the Sites. Safeguarding information to help protect you from identity theft is a top priority. We do not and will not, at any time, request your credit card information, your account ID, login password, or national identification numbers in a non-secure or unsolicited e-mail or telephone communication. For more information about phishing, visit the Federal Trade Commission's web site.
Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement
We will disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims and legal process (including but not limited to subpoenas), to protect the property and rights of the Sites or a third party, to protect the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop activity we may consider to be, or to pose a risk of being, any illegal, unethical or legally actionable activity.
Any of our Sites may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of its assets, including your Personal Information, in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets or in the event of bankruptcy.
Our Policy Toward Children
The Sites are not directed to children under 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with Personal Information, we will delete such information from our files.
Comments and Questions
Dogtime Media Inc.
27 Maiden Lane, Suite 700
San Francisco, CA 94108
Your California Privacy Rights beginning on January 1, 2005, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permit our visitors who are California residents to request certain information regarding its disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please write us at the above address.