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Small Dog Place Privacy Policy

Janice here, from Small Dog Place  

Your privacy and any information you share with me is so important.  The new European regulation GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) which went into effect on May 25, 2018 is intended to protect European citizen. 

However, I am implementing these exact high standards and policies to everyone who visits my site.  You have my assurances that I will protect your personal information.  Smalldogplace.com strives to maintain the highest standards of decency, fairness and integrity in all our operations. Likewise, we are dedicated to protecting our customers' and online visitors' privacy on our website.

In a moment, I will spell out exactly what information is collected, why it is collected, who will see it and what happens to it.  Your privacy is important to me so please continue to read what types of personal information is collected when you browse the Small Dog Place website.  Hopefully this will help you make an informed decision about sharing personal information with me. 

If you think your personal information is not being used properly and you want to make a complaint, you should first contact me to alert me to what is wrong.  I will need you to explain what the problem is so I can correct the issue as quickly as possible.  If you are not satisfied, you have the right to submit a formal complaint.  The best way to do this is by hiring an attorney.

Any information that you freely give to me in contact forms such as when you are asking a question or when you need help with a dog related concern will be held in confidence.

Use of Cookies and Web Beacons

A cookie is a string of information that smalldogplace.com stores on your computer, which your browser provides to smalldogplace.com each time you return to the site. We use cookies to help us identify and track visitors, their use of our website, and their website access preferences.

Smalldogplace.com uses Google Analytics to analyze the use of this website. Google Analytics collects demographic and interest data, and generates statistical and other information about website use, by means of cookies. These cookies are kept on your computer. We share this information with Google, which will store and use this information on its servers. Google's privacy policy is available here.

Smalldogplace.com uses information from Google Analytics to track the number of visits to the website, browsers and operating systems. No personally identifiable information is obtained from these cookies. We use the information that Google Analytics generates relating to our website to create reports about the use of the site. These reports allow us to update the site and improve your usage of it.

I have set our Data Retention settings at Google Analytics to 26 months so that I can do a year to year comparison.  After that time, Google will automatically delete the data. 

If you do not wish your data to be collected via Google Analytics, you can install its opt-out browser extension or add on here. 

Advertising Cookies

We use third-party advertising companies (AdSense, Mediavine) to serve ads on our website. These companies use cookies and web beacons in their ads to ascertain how many times you've seen an advertisement.

We share this information with these companies, but do not provide them with any personally identifiable information for cookie or web beacon use, so they cannot personally identify you with that information from our website.

You may opt out of personalized ads for over 125 different ad networks.  http://www.aboutads.info/

Some third-party advertisements are served by Google. Google's cookie enables it to serve ads to our visitors based on their visits to other sites on the Web.

You may opt out of personalized ads by visiting the Google advertising privacy policy. 

This link from Google provides more information about how Google manages data in its ad products.

We use Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use cookies. Mediavine may collect IP addresses and location to serve personalized ads.  If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp

Affiliate Products and Services

We receive an affiliate commission for some of the products/services sold on smalldogplace.com.

The affiliate services platforms we use are Shareasale, Amazon, NuVet Plus and SBI (SiteSell).

By clicking on a product or service link, you consent to that platform's use of cookies, as outlined in the link below. The Privacy Policies for each of our Affiliates are listed below.

Amazon Privacy Policy

Shareasale Privacy Policy

SBI (SiteSell) Privacy Policy  

NuVet Plus Privacy Policy  

Social Media

On this website there are links to Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. When you click on them or leave a comment, your browser connects directly with that site and sends information such as your IP address, the date and time of your visit and information about how you use the social site.

We use AddThis to facilitate social sharing.  This service collects information such as how often our material is shared to various social platforms.  You can read their privacy policy here

Should you wish to prevent those platforms from collecting data, please view their individual policies by using the following links:

YouTube (Google) Privacy 

Pinterest Privacy Policy 

Instagram Privacy Policy 

Facebook Privacy Policy  

Twitter Privacy Policy  

If you use these platforms, you may also want to view and adjust your privacy settings if needed.

Smalldogplace.com uses Facebook pixels to determine the effectiveness of some Facebook ad campaigns. You can change your Facebook ad settings here.

Refusing Cookies

You can set your browser to accept or refuse all cookies automatically or notify you when a cookie is being requested. Taking this action should not cause a problem with the continued use of our site. Consult the Help section of your browser for guidance on how to refuse all cookies or to notify you when a cookie is requested.

If you choose to refuse Smalldogplace.com's cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the site.

Personally, Identifiable Information

Smalldogplace.com may collect and use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • To run and operate our site.
  • To display content on the site correctly.
  • To improve customer service.
  • To help us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
  • To personalize your user experience.
  • To understand how our users as a group use the services and resources provided on our site.
  • To improve our site.
  • To improve our products and services.
  • To run a promotion, contest, survey or other site feature.
  • To send information to you that you agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to you.
  • To send periodic emails, which may include electronic newsletters and/or autoresponder series of emails.
  • To respond to your enquiries, questions, and/or other requests.

SmallDogPlace.com may collect personally identifiable information from you in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when you visit our site, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our site from time to time.

Specifically, if you subscribe to our newsletter, we will ask for your first name and will require your email address.

If you complete a form, we will require your name and your email address, and will ask for information relevant to the purpose of the form.

If you submit content to us, we will ask for your name and location. Photos you include with your submission, or details in your submission, may personally identify you.

If you request to be notified about comments on any content you submit to us, or request to be notified when others submit content, we will require your first name and your email address.

This site also uses Facebook commenting. Facebook stores all your comments and may show them on your timeline, depending on your Facebook settings.

You can always refuse to supply personally identifiable information and visit our site anonymously. However, it may prevent you from engaging in certain site-related activities.

If we make material changes in the collection of personally identifiable information, we will inform you by placing a notice on our site. We will use personal information received from you for internal purposes only and will not sell it or provide it to third parties.

We also collect each visitor's IP address, which helps us combat spam and fraud. We do not use IP addresses for any other purpose.

Non-personally Identifiable Information

We may collect non-personally identifiable information about you whenever you interact with our site. Non-personally identifiable information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about your method of connecting to our site, such as the operating system and the Internet service provider you used, and other similar information.

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act

This website is directed to adults. It is not directed to children under the age of 16. We operate our site in compliance with current regulations. Anyone under the age of 16 must have parental consent to use this site.

We do not knowingly collect or use personally identifiable information from anyone under 16 years of age.

Release of Information

If we sell SmallDogPlace.com, the information we have obtained from you through your voluntary participation in our site may transfer to the new owner as a part of the sale so that the service provided to you may continue.

In that event, you will receive notice through our website of that change in control and practices, and we will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the purchaser honors any opt-out requests you might make.

Data Storage

Personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information collected by this site is stored on our host's servers. That host is SiteSell Inc., located at 1000 Saint-Jean Boulevard, Suite 702, Pointe-Claire, QC H9R 5P1 Canada.

How You Can Review, Correct or Remove Information

We provide this privacy policy as a statement to you of our commitment to protect your personally identifiable information. If you have submitted personally identifiable information through our website and would like to download and review that information, smalldogplace.com/gdpr-review.html

You can also request to edit or delete any of your information from the servers by clicking on this link smalldogplace.com/gdpr-request.html

California Consumer Privacy Act

This website has not sold any consumers' private information in the past 12 months.

Updates and Effective Date

Smalldogplace.com reserves the right to make changes in this policy. If there is a material change in our cookie and privacy practices, we will indicate on our site that those practices have changed and provide a link to the updated privacy policy.

We encourage you to periodically review this policy so that you will know what information we collect and how we use it.

Agreeing to Terms

If you do not agree to smalldogplace.com's privacy policy as posted here on this website, please do not consent to the setting of cookies and the collection and storage of your personally identifiable information.

Your explicit consent indicates acceptance of this privacy policy in its entirety.

Last updated: January 1, 2020

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