Effective date : October 24, 2013.
NOTE: Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on the PetAdoptables.com Website ("PetAdoptables") are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.
PetAdoptables.com is committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of its members, gamers and visitors to its web site, and is dedicated to treating its members’ and web visitors’ information in a manner that is consistently fair, ethical, and responsible. PetAdoptables is also committed to the security of the data it collects when you use the website. PetAdoptables wants you to understand when it collects and uses information about you, the actions it takes to protect your privacy, and its commitment to data security.
1. California Residents: Your California Privacy Rights. 2
2. Introduction.. 2
3. PetAdoptables’ Forum Disclaimer.. 3
4. Registration and Account Information.. 4
5. PetAdoptables Partners and Sponsors.. 5
6. Online Shopping.. 5
7. Online Advertisements.. 5
8. What Information does PetAdoptables’ Website collect?. 6
9. Cookies, Web Beacons, and Similar Technologies.. 7
10. Your E-Mail.. 8
11. Using Your Personal Data.. 8
12. Disclosures.. 9
13. FTC Endorsement Compliance and Requisite Disclosure. 10
14. Voluntary Customer Surveys.. 10
15. Service Providers.. 11
16. Sale of Business.. 11
17. Exceptions.. 11
18. Special Cases.. 11
19. International Data Transfers. 12
20. PetAdoptables Website Statistics.. 12
21. Safe Harbor Privacy Principles.. 12
22. Sites Other Than PetAdoptables.. 13
23. CHILDREN'S PRIVACY: NOTICE TO CHILDREN AND PARENTS.. 13
24. The PetAdoptables Commitment to Data Security.. 14
25. Modification of Your Personal Information.. 15
26. Lawsuits and Law Enforcement Requests.. 15
28. Choice/Opt-Out.. 17
29. Policy Amendments.. 17
30. Analytics.. 17
31. Miscellaneous Provisions.. 18
32. ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS. 19
Residents of the State of California, under certain provisions of the California Civil Code, have the right to request from companies conducting business
in California a list of all third parties to which the company has disclosed personally identifiable information during the preceding year for direct
personally identifiable information by third parties (such as advertisers) for marketing purposes, the company may instead provide you with information on
how to exercise your disclosure choice options.
PetAdoptables is committed to safeguarding the privacy of its website visitors; this policy sets out how PetAdoptables will treat your personal information. Providing PetAdoptables with any personal information is not a requirement to access the PetAdoptables.com Website. PetAdoptables does not collect any personal information about you when you visit the PetAdoptables Website unless you choose to provide this information to us. PetAdoptables does, however, collect and store certain information automatically. PetAdoptables handles information about your visit to its website as detailed herein.
PetAdoptables.com collects information for Website management and statistical purposes. PetAdoptables uses the collected information for statistical and demographic purposes, i.e.: to count the number of visitors to each unique PetAdoptables Website or page, to establish the type of visitors, to list the most visited content, etc., all of these to improve and make the PetAdoptables Websites more useful to visitors like you.
This PetAdoptables.com Website receives and stores any information you enter on the PetAdoptables Website or give PetAdoptables.com in any other way, such as via telephone, electronic mail, online or otherwise. For example, this information may be collected when you send a request using the “Contact Us” page or form, when registering to comment on one or more of the Forum entries, or when you contact PetAdoptables for customer support. PetAdoptables collects information in different ways from Visitors and Members who access the various parts of its Website and the network of websites accessible through its Website. PetAdoptables.com uses this information primarily to provide a customized experience as you use the PetAdoptables Website and, generally, does not share this information with third parties. However, PetAdoptables may disclose personal information collected if PetAdoptables received your permission beforehand or in very special circumstances, such as when PetAdoptables believes that such disclosure is required or permitted by law or other special cases described below.
This policy statement discloses PetAdoptables.com’s privacy practices including the notification of:
a. Personally identifiable information collected through the Website;
b. Intended usage of this information;
c. Choices available regarding opt-in/opt-out, data collection, use and distribution of the information;
d. Security measures designed to protect the loss or misuse of information under the control of PetAdoptables.com; and
e. How to maintain the accuracy of your information.
Certain features of the PetAdoptables Website may allow you to contribute content. By their very nature, this information may reveal your identity or be linked to you personally. The PetAdoptables Website may make blogs, message boards and other public forums available to its users. If you post personal information online, it will be publicly available and this information may reveal your identity or be linked to you personally. You may, therefore, receive unsolicited messages from other parties. PetAdoptables cannot ensure the security of any information you choose to make public, nor can PetAdoptables ensure that parties who have access to such publicly available information will respect your privacy. Please exercise caution when deciding to disclose personal information in these areas.
Any information you may disclose in any Community, Member Directory, Shop, Collect, Earn, Customs, testimonials, Forums, or other public areas of the PetAdoptables Web sites, or anywhere on the Internet, becomes public information. You must exercise caution when deciding to disclose personal information in any public area. Please know that if you submit comments, forum entries or other user-generated content to the PetAdoptables Website, it may be published online or offline in any media or format, whether currently existing or hereafter developed. Others may have access to this content and may have the ability to share it with third parties across the Internet. PetAdoptables may also publish your name and/or member name, email or other personal information with the content or a portion thereof. PetAdoptables may also use the content or a portion thereof for advertising, marketing, publicity and promotional activities.
Visitors to the PetAdoptables Website are not required to register in any manner. Members are asked to provide certain personal information when they submit a request through a “Contact Us” and/or “Register Today” form or attempt to post a comment to any of the forum entries. This information may include, but may not be limited to, name, address, telephone number, email address, and other information, perhaps such as the type of personal computer being used to access the Website. Members may be asked to complete an online form that collects information about demographics, birth date, product or website usage and preferences, along with other information that will help PetAdoptables improve its Website. PetAdoptables through its Website may collect and store anonymous demographic information (such as your zip code, gender and age), and use this data to tailor your experience at our Site, provide content that PetAdoptables may determine you might be interested in, perform general improvements to the Site, and display the content according to your preferences. The personal information collected from Members through any PetAdoptables Registration, Member or Account form is used to manage each Member’s account (such as replying to inquiries) and provide Members additional information about services that may be of interest to them. PetAdoptables does not share this information with third parties, unless specifically stated otherwise or in special circumstances. However, in instances where PetAdoptables and a partner jointly promote the Services, PetAdoptables may provide the partner certain personal information, such as the name, address, and username of persons who subscribed to the Services as a result of the joint promotion for the sole purpose of allowing PetAdoptables and the partner to assess the results of the promotion. In this instance, personal information may not be used by the partner for any other purpose. PetAdoptables may also generate non-identifying and aggregate profiles from personal information Members provide during registration (such as the total number, though not necessarily the names, of Members). As explained in more detail below, PetAdoptables may in certain instances use this aggregated and non-identifying information to sell advertisements that may appear on the website.
PetAdoptables.com may, though does not at this current time, collect and may retain certain financial information from you during an account registration process, or in connection with other PetAdoptables’ products and services offered on the PetAdoptables Website. PetAdoptables will never sell, share or rent any financial information collected from you except as disclosed in this policy or as necessary to fulfill your order
Some products and services are offered to Visitors and Members in conjunction with a partner (e.g., for joint promotions, as described in paragraph 3 above). To provide Visitors and Members with some of these products and services, the partner may need to collect and maintain personal information. In these instances, PetAdoptables will provide such data collected or transferred to our Partners and Sponsors. Additionally, there may be an opportunity for PetAdoptables Members to have co-branded pages that are co-sponsored by non-affiliated partners [though this is not in use at the time this Policy was enacted]. If or when partners or sponsors exist, PetAdoptables will share non-identifying and aggregate information (except as described above), but not personally identifiable information of individual Members, with such partners in order to administer the co-branded products or services offered.
PetAdoptables does not share personally identifiable information about its individual Visitors or Members with advertisers. PetAdoptables may display online advertisements and may share aggregated and non-identifying information about its Visitors and Members collected through the ‘Contact Us,’ ‘Register Today,’ or Forum-comment registration process, as well as through online surveys and promotions with these advertisers. Additionally, in some instances, PetAdoptables uses this aggregated and non-identifying information to deliver tailored advertisements. For example, an advertiser informs PetAdoptables the audience the advertiser wants to reach (for example, females between 25 and 55 years of age) and provides PetAdoptables an advertisement tailored to that audience. Based upon the aggregated and non-identifying information PetAdoptables collected, PetAdoptables may then display the advertisement to the intended audience.
If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the PetAdoptables website, read pages, or download information, the PetAdoptables.com Website will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. PetAdoptables automatically collects and stores only the following information about your visit:
• The Internet domain of your Internet Service Provider (ISP) or institution you use to connect and access the PetAdoptables Website (company.com, institution.org, school.edu, etc.);
• Your IP address, which is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are connected to the Internet;
• The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
• The date and time you access the PetAdoptables Website;
• The pages you visit;
• If you linked to the PetAdoptables website from another website, the URL address of that website.
For other uses, the PetAdoptables.com Website may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:
a. Information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views);
b. Information relating to any transactions carried out between you and PetAdoptables.com on or in relation to these websites, including information relating to any purchases you make of PetAdoptables goods or services;
c. Information that you provide to PetAdoptables.com for the purpose of registering with the PetAdoptables Website, primarily including your user registration necessary for posting comments on the PetAdoptables.com Community/Forum or as entered in any “Contact Us” and/or “Register Today” page or form;
d. Information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to PetAdoptables website services, email notifications and/or newsletters, if applicable; and
e. Any other information that you choose to send to PetAdoptables.
The PetAdoptables.com Website uses embedded scripts. Scripts and other programming code used within the PetAdoptables Website may collect non-personally identifiable information regarding use of the PetAdoptables Website, such as web pages visited, for how long they are visited and which links are clicked. PetAdoptables may use this information for a number of purposes including, for example, to enhance or customize content served to users of the PetAdoptables Website.
Author Information: Some articles may be published on the PetAdoptables.com Website from time to time and these may include personally identifying information about its author(s). This information is used solely to provide website users with a means to contact the author and also provide link-backs to the author(s) preferred web page. Authors who seek to have their articles published here are required to provide contact information.
A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser. Cookies help create a speedy web experience by remembering your address and email information, so you don't have to re-type it when making multiple purchases. They also enable you to recall previous purchases.
Cookies do not store credit card information.
You can control cookies through your browser's settings. Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, while some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking "Tools", "Internet Options," "Privacy," and selecting "Block all cookies" using the sliding selector. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including some portions of this PetAdoptables Website. If you reject all cookies, you may not be able to take advantage of certain PetAdoptables.com offerings.
PetAdoptables.com advertisers and/or its payment services providers may also send you cookies.
PetAdoptables.com may also use clear GIFs, or pixel tags, provided by third-party ad-serving companies to help manage its online advertising. These clear GIFs allow those ad-serving companies used by PetAdoptables to recognize a browser’s cookie when a browser visits the PetAdoptables Website. This allows PetAdoptables to learn which banner or other promotional ads bring users from the PetAdoptables Website to a particular advertiser. The information PetAdoptables collects and shares through this technology is not personally identifiable (it does not include your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address).
Google Adsense and the DoubleClick DART Cookie .
If You Send PetAdoptables E-Mail : You may choose to provide PetAdoptables with personal information, as in e-Mail with a comment or question. PetAdoptables uses the information to improve its services to you or to respond to your request.
Responses to E-Mail Inquiries : When Visitors or Members send e-mail inquiries to PetAdoptables, the return e-mail address (and other personal information provided in the inquiry) is used to answer the e-mail inquiry received. PetAdoptables does not use the return e-mail address for any other purpose and does not share the return e-mail address with any third party.
Unless you consent, PetAdoptables will not use your personal information for any purpose other than that for which it is submitted. PetAdoptables uses personal information to reply to inquiries, handle complaints, provide operational notices and in program record-keeping.
Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, PetAdoptables will never share e-mail information with any other outside organizations.
PetAdoptables.com may use your personal information to:
a. Administer the website;
b. Improve your browsing experience by personalizing the website;
c. Enable your use of the services available on the website;
d. Send to you goods purchased via the website, and supply to you services purchased via the website;
e. Send statements and invoices to you, and collect payments from you;
f. Send you general (non-marketing) commercial communications;
g. Send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;
h. Send to you a PetAdoptables’ newsletter, if or when such publication is made available, and other marketing communications relating to PetAdoptables business or the businesses of carefully-selected third parties which PetAdoptables believes may be of interest to you by post or, where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications);
i. Provide third parties with statistical information about PetAdoptables users – but this information will not be used to identify any individual user; and
j. Deal with inquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website.
Where you submit personal information for publication on the PetAdoptables.com Website, PetAdoptables will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the license you grant to PetAdoptables.
PetAdoptables will not, without your express written consent, provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.
All PetAdoptables.com Website financial transactions will be handled either through PetAdoptables directly [this function does not currently exist but may in the future] or through a payment services provider, such as PayPal [which is currently the only payment processing/mechanism in use on or through the PetAdoptables.com website at the time this Policy was published]. Except as PetAdoptables explicitly states at the time PetAdoptables requests information, PetAdoptables does not disclose to third parties the information provided. All financial and billing information that PetAdoptables collects through the PetAdoptables Website is used solely to check the qualifications of prospective Members and to ensure payment for the Service. This billing information is not used by PetAdoptables for marketing or promotional purposes. PetAdoptables currently uses PayPal as its credit card or other form of billing authorization service provider to manage the credit card processing. This service provider uses the information for the sole purpose of credit card processing.
In addition, PetAdoptables may disclose information about you:
a. To the extent that PetAdoptables is required to do so to comply with any valid legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute or court order;
b. In connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;
c. In order to establish, exercise or defend the legal rights of PetAdoptables (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk); and
d. To the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset which PetAdoptables is (or may be contemplating) selling.
Further, personally identifying and entity identifying information may be disclosed to third parties in an effort to protect the rights of authorship or other proprietary rights, including rights arising under the Copyright Act. This may include, but is not limited to, any of the following:
a. Filing a complaint and other pleadings in a U.S. District Court or other court of proper jurisdiction in a suit alleging copyright infringement and other claims;
b. Filing a petition with the Copyright Office for revocation of a registration of a copyright, in the case of a registration of a work that constitutes or contains a work of authorship; and/or
c. Information concerning persons known to infringe on the intellectual property rights of others or make false claims of authorship may be shared with other electronic publishers.
PetAdoptables.com does not currently do this, nor are their plans to do so in the future. This may, however, be done at some time in the future, for the purpose of limiting loses due to infringement and other misuse of electronic products.
PetAdoptables intends to treat its customers fairly and to comply fully with all Federal Trade Commissions (FTC) regulations related to advertising. This includes, but is not limited to, Federal Trade Commission 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising, which requires, among other criteria, the disclosure of material connections between advertisers and endorsers. This includes directories, review/rating sites, blogs and other websites, email or collateral that purport to provide an endorsement or assessment of an advertiser, which PetAdoptables must prominently disclose the fact that financial or in-kind compensation is provided from the advertiser. In addition to any per-page disclosures, please note that PetAdoptables participants in the advertising and/or affiliate programs designed to provide a means for this Website to earn advertising or referral fees by advertising and linking to PetAdoptables.com visitors and users.
PetAdoptables.com may periodically conduct both business and individual customer surveys. PetAdoptables encourages all Members to participate in these surveys because the surveys provide PetAdoptables with important information that helps PetAdoptables improve the types of services offered and how PetAdoptables provides those services to you. Your personal information and responses remain strictly confidential, even if the survey is conducted by a third party. Participation in any PetAdoptables customer survey is voluntary. PetAdoptables takes the information received from individuals responding to any PetAdoptables Customer Surveys and combines (or aggregates) it with the responses of other PetAdoptables Members to create broader, generic responses to the survey questions (such as gender, age, residence, hobbies, education, employment, industry sector, or other demographic information). PetAdoptables intends to use the aggregated information to improve the quality of its services to you, and to develop new services and products. This aggregated, non-personally identifying information may be shared with third parties. Unless otherwise noted in the survey invitation or the survey itself, Members have the option of completing surveys anonymously or providing PetAdoptables with contact information. If provided, PetAdoptables may use the contact information to follow up with Members based on the answers they provide. PetAdoptables may also contact you to highlight any changes made in response to feedback.
PetAdoptables.com may transfer (or otherwise make available) your personal information to PetAdoptables affiliates and other third parties who provide services on its behalf. For example, as discussed above, PetAdoptables may use service providers to authorize and process payments, administer surveys, and run various promotions. Your personal information may be maintained and processed by these affiliates and other third party service providers in the U.S. or other jurisdictions. PetAdoptables service providers receive information they need to perform their designated functions, and PetAdoptables does not authorize its affiliates or third parties to use or disclose personal information for their own marketing or other purposes.
PetAdoptables may transfer your personal information as an asset in connection with a merger or sale (including transfers made as part of insolvency or bankruptcy proceedings) involving all or part of PetAdoptables as part of a corporate reorganization or stock sale or other change in corporate control.
In the event that ownership of PetAdoptables.com was to change as a result of a merger, acquisition or transfer to another company, your PetAdoptables Information may be transferred. If such a transfer results in a material change in the use of your PetAdoptables information, PetAdoptables will provide notice about the choices you have to decline to permit such a transfer of information.
PetAdoptables.com values its visitors and members, and therefore requires your permission before it provides your information to others. The only exceptions include: (a) when PetAdoptables is required by law; (b) in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the law; or (c) PetAdoptables must comply with a legal process served on its web site. PetAdoptables may also need to give out your information if one of its partners requires it, but these situations are rare and PetAdoptables will always ask for your explicit permission first.
PetAdoptables.com does not use or share the personal information about Visitors or Members in ways unrelated to the ones described herein without your consent. However, PetAdoptables, or its service providers, may disclose personal information about Visitors or Members, or information regarding your use of this Website or other websites accessible through this PetAdoptables Website, for any reason, in its sole discretion to comply with US, Canadian or other laws, such as the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, regulations, or governmental or legal requests or demands for such information; in response to a search warrant or other legally valid inquiry or order; to an investigative body in the case of a breach of an agreement or contravention of law; to disclose information that is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who, for example, may be violating these PetAdoptables Website Terms or other policies; to operate this Website properly; to protect the PetAdoptables Website and its Members; or as otherwise permitted or required by law.
Information that PetAdoptables.com collects may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which PetAdoptables operates in
intended for residents of the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, be aware that Information PetAdoptables collects will be
transferred to the United States. By using the PetAdoptables Website, accessing the PetAdoptables Website or providing your information to the
PetAdoptables Website, you consent to this data transfer.
Information which you provide may be transferred to other countries which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in California, Florida, or the United States in general.
In addition, personal information that you submit for publication on the PetAdoptables Website will be published on the Internet and may be available, via the Internet, around the world.
You expressly agree to such transfers of personal information.
PetAdoptables.com uses information gathered from its site statistics to help diagnose problems with PetAdoptables servers, and to administer the PetAdoptables Website. PetAdoptables may use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. PetAdoptables also gathers broad demographic information from this data to help it improve the PetAdoptables Website and make your browsing and purchasing experience more enjoyable.
PetAdoptables.com abides by the provisions of the Safe Harbor privacy principles under the Safe Harbor Program, administered by the U. S. Department of Commerce, which is located at: www.export.gov/safeharbor.
PetAdoptables commits to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the Safe Harbor Principles to an independent dispute resolution mechanism, the European Data Protection Authorities, operated by the United States Council for International Business. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint, or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed by PetAdoptables, you may contact:
US Council for International Business
1212 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10036
The PetAdoptables.com website contains links to other websites. PetAdoptables may regularly create links to the web sites of other parties; PetAdoptables makes every effort to link only to sites that carry the same standards of maintaining privacy of users. These pages may, however, link to other sites that do not meet the PetAdoptables requirements. PetAdoptables cannot be held responsible for any material on sites other than that on the PetAdoptables.com Website, whether PetAdoptables links to them or are linked from them, or any links they may provide. PetAdoptables is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.
The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by PetAdoptables of the hyperlinked Web site(s) or the information, products or services contained therein. PetAdoptables does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at those hyperlinked locations. Such links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of the PetAdoptables Website.
PetAdoptables has no control over and is not responsible for the privacy policies or information gathering practices of other websites, including those to which the PetAdoptables Website may link and those which may link to PetAdoptables. PetAdoptables strongly recommends that you review the privacy policies of every online service you use before submitting any personal information and direct any concerns to the site administrator of that site.
If you believe any of these existing external links are inappropriate, please let PetAdoptables know.
The PetAdoptables.com Website is a general audience website. You must be at least thirteen (13) years old to register online or purchase goods or services made available through PetAdoptables’ Website. PetAdoptables does not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13.
Protecting children's privacy is especially important to PetAdoptables. PetAdoptables complies with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 and all other applicable laws. While PetAdoptables makes every effort to ensure that this Website is not used by those under age 13, PetAdoptables believes that there is no substitute for proper parental supervision. For children under age 18, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) provides that a parent's or legal guardian’s permission must be obtained before your personal information may be collected and used. Please have your parents or legal guardian contact us before we are able to create an account for you or provide you with any pet/adoptable or other information, including instruction, regarding membership and/or gaming available on or through this site.
Note to parents and legal guardians of children under the age of 13 : You are welcome to contact us to review any identifiable information we have collected about your child. If you desire, you may request that we delete this information and/or specify that we collect no more of your child's information. Please note that we will need to verify the identity of anyone requesting information about a child to ensure that the person is in fact the child's parent or legal guardian, and that a request for us to delete all personal information about a child requires us to cancel the child's tutoring account.
Note to Members between the ages of 13 and 18 : If your parents or legal guardian and/or your school pay for/subsidize the cost of your PetAdoptables membership, we may share your personal information with them at their request. This includes the content of your pet sessions and/or transactions and the written comments you leave in the PetAdoptables Community and/or Forums, and on customer surveys, if any. On the other hand, if you pay us from your own account, without the involvement of your parents, legal guardian or your school, we will not share your personal information with them. If we have reason to believe that disclosing your personal identification is required by law, or is otherwise reasonable to protect someone from possible injury, we may do so.
Though we at PetAdoptables make every effort to preserve your privacy we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on PetAdoptables.
PetAdoptables.com implements measures designed to protect personal information in its custody and control. PetAdoptables maintains reasonable administrative, technical and physical safeguards in an effort to protect against unauthorized access, use, modification and disclosure of personal information in its custody and control. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, as it is inherently insecure. Nonetheless, PetAdoptables will take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. As a result, while PetAdoptables strives to protect your personally identifiable information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations of the Internet which are beyond the control of PetAdoptables; (b) the security, integrity and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and PetAdoptables through this site cannot be guaranteed; and (c) any such information and data may be viewed or tampered with in transit by a third party, despite the best efforts of PetAdoptables. PetAdoptables strongly recommends you select, choose or create a password on this PetAdoptables.com website that is NOT the password you use for any social media, banking or payment processing website.
While PetAdoptables strives to protect your information and privacy, PetAdoptables cannot guarantee the security of any Information you disclose or transmit to it online. Therefore, PetAdoptables is not responsible for the theft, destruction, or inadvertent disclosure of your information. In the unfortunate event that your "personally identifiable Information" (as the term or similar terms are defined by any applicable law requiring notice upon a security breach) is compromised, PetAdoptables may notify you by e-mail (at its sole and absolute discretion) to the last e-mail address you have provided within the PetAdoptables Web pages in the most expedient time reasonable under the circumstances. Delays in notification may occur while PetAdoptables determines the scope of the breach and restores reasonable integrity to the system, as well as for the legitimate needs of law enforcement if notification would impede a criminal investigation. PetAdoptables may evaluate new technologies for protecting information, and if deemed appropriate, will upgrade its information security systems.
You are responsible for keeping your passwords and user details confidential. PetAdoptables personnel will not ask you for your password, whether by email or during a phone support call [except for purposes of logging onto the PetAdoptables.com website or when troubleshooting any bugs and/or site glitches you report through private message and/or the forums].
Your online access to certain personal information may be protected with a password you select. PetAdoptables strongly recommends that you do not disclose your password to anyone. PetAdoptables will never ask you for your password in any unsolicited communication (such as letters, phone calls or email messages).
Data related to the services will be maintained in the United States. PetAdoptables has personal information retention processes designed to retain personal information of its customers for no longer than necessary for the purposes stated above or to otherwise meet legal requirements.
You have the right to access, update, and correct inaccuracies in your personal information in the custody and control of PetAdoptables.com, subject to certain exceptions prescribed by law. You may request access, updating and corrections of inaccuracies in your personal information PetAdoptables.com has in its custody or control by accessing your personal profile in your account or by contacting support via email, phone or online chat (if or when available). PetAdoptables may request certain personal information for the purposes of verifying the identity of the individual seeking access to their personal information records.
To ensure you receive the information you need to manage your account and protect your privacy, please be sure to keep your contact and billing information up to date. You can contact PetAdoptables.com Customer Support by phone or through its online support form, if any.
PetAdoptables will respond to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process, and will utilize website visitor and/or user information as necessary to establish or exercise PetAdoptables’ legal rights or defend against legal claims. PetAdoptables will charge the person or entity for submitting a civil subpoena for costs associated with subpoena compliance. Payment must be made within thirty (30) days from the date of receipt of the PetAdoptables invoice. Checks should be made out to PetAdoptables. PetAdoptables’ subpoena compliance costs are as follows:
PetAdoptables will not produce the content of e-mail, as the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, 18 U.S.C. §2701 et seq., prohibits an electronic communications service provider from producing the contents of electronic communications, even pursuant to subpoena or court order, except in limited circumstances. PetAdoptables web servers do not retain deleted or sent e-mail. PetAdoptables reserves the right to request a copy of the complaint and any supporting documentation that demonstrates how the e-mail address is related to the pending investigation and the underlying subpoena.
PetAdoptables will share information to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations or suspected violations of these Terms, or as otherwise required by law.
When PetAdoptables is threatened with suit by a third party, or any other legal action brought to its attention involving PetAdoptables based on the anonymity of the a website Visitor or Member, a transaction or other matter, PetAdoptables may seek assurance from you, the Visitor or Member, concerning your promise to indemnify PetAdoptables and written notice that you have contacted the plaintiff or representative for the complainant and made your contact information available to them.
You may instruct PetAdoptables to provide you with any personal information PetAdoptables holds about you. Provision of such information may be subject to the payment of a fee, currently fixed at $135.00 U.S.
You may instruct PetAdoptables not to process your personal data for marketing purposes by email at any time. In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal data for marketing purposes, or PetAdoptables will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of your personal data for marketing purposes.
PetAdoptables.com may automatically subscribe you to receive notices about your account, e-mail newsletters and news of special promotions offered through PetAdoptables and/or in conjunction with partners, when you become a PetAdoptables.com Member. As example, your membership in PetAdoptables.com entitles you to receive the PetAdoptables email newsletters, which include information regarding website news and updates. Receipt of these email newsletters will end when you close or otherwise terminate your account. If you choose to not receive emails and/or newsletters during the time your account/membership is active, you may opt-out by changing your Account Preferences.
In the event PetAdoptables provides marketing and/or promotional communications from or through its partners [which PetAdoptables does not provide or otherwise facilitate at this time], you will be provided with the opportunity to opt out of receiving any third party/partner communication.
PetAdoptables reserves the right to send e-mail communications relating directly to PetAdoptables.com Website to Members that have posted any content to the PetAdoptables Website.
This PetAdoptables.com Website may use Google or other web analytics service to analyze the use of this website. These Analytics tools generate statistical and other information about PetAdoptables website use by means of cookies or similar technologies, which are or may be stored on Visitor’s or Member’s computers. The information generated relating to the PetAdoptables Websites is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google and/or other web analytic tools will store this information. Google and/or other web analytic tools may record mouse clicks, mouse movements, scrolling activity as well as any text you type in this website. Google and/or other web analytic tools that PetAdoptables may choose to use in the future do not collect personally identifiable information that you do not voluntarily enter in this PetAdoptables website. Google and/or other web analytic tools may track your browsing habits across websites which do not use Google services. PetAdoptables.com uses the information collected by Google services to increase the usability and accessibility of this PetAdoptables website.
PetAdoptables.com may publish Google Adsense interest-based advertisements on the PetAdoptables Websites. These are tailored by Google to reflect your interests. To determine your interests, Google will track your behavior across the web using cookies. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser using Google's Ads Preference Manager, available at:http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/. You can opt-out of the Adsense partner network cookie at: http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html . However, this opt-out mechanism uses a cookie, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained. To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you could use the Google browser plug-in available at: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/plugin.
Effective Date: October 24, 2013.