Spot The Dog recognizes and respects your right for privacy while using spotthedogs.com (our site), subscribers to our mailing lists, participants in our surveys, polls, contests (users). The following privacy statement is based on our respect for our users privacy and describes any use of personal information we gather about you (e.g., users' name, address, email address, phone numbers, etc), that we gather about you, what we do with it, the safeguards we have in place to protect it, how we use and how you can control our use of personal information. When you provide personal information you are consenting to the manner in which we will collect, use, disclose and otherwise manage your personal information.
Who May Use our Site
Our site is not intended to attract users under the age of 13. We understand that there are portions of our site that may attract those younger than 13, we do not knowingly collect information from those under the age of 13. Any individuals wishing to participate in contests or promotions must obtain the consent of their parent(s) or legal guardian. If you are under the age of 13 we ask you to not send us personal information. We will not create a profile or use any information from those under 13.
Our site is only intended for users from the United States of America and not those governed by the privacy policies of other countries or protectorates. Users from other countries are advised not to disclose personal information to our site. All US laws will apply to any information provided.
Information Collected and Used by our Site
We will or may only collect personal information knowingly provided and voluntarily provided;
Register for the site as stated in our terms and conditions. You do not have to register to browse our site, but you may have to register to a subscription list or newsletter, purchase products from our site, participate in a survey, poll, sweepstakes or contest that we are promoting. When you register we will ask and require certain personal information, i.e., name, address, email address, a password of your selection, your interests. Your registration information may be used to help your on-line shopping experience, on our site, quicker and easier by pre-filling parts of an order form.
Participate in contests, sweepstakes, polls or surveys or any other Spot The Dog activity. When you pose a question to Spot The Dog we may collect your personal information to administer to and participate in a certain Spot The Dog activity. We may also ask your permission to send you future marketing information.
Collection and Use of Your Personal Information
Promotional information and marketing materials. Products and services we would like to inform you of, any sales and special offers that might be of benefit to you. When you register on-line, request a newsletter or mailing list or participate in a Spot The Dog activity or service you will have the opportunity to sign up for e-mails about our products and any social missions. If you would like to stop receiving promotional information you may unsubscribe.
Access to Personal Information by Companies that Work with or on behalf of Spot The Dog. Some of our operations, such as our electronic commerce, may be managed by service providers who are unaffiliated, third party companies. These companies may share Personal Information with their affiliates and with service providers whom they engage to perform services related to our Site or the operation of our business. Examples of these services include payment processing and authorization, fraud protection and credit risk reduction, product customization, order fulfillment and shipping, marketing and promotional material distribution, Web site evaluation, data analysis and, where applicable, data cleansing fulfillment houses. These companies may have access to your Personal Information on a confidential basis only to the extent necessary to perform these contracted for functions. We will not authorize these companies to use your Personal Information for any reason other than to provide you with specific contracted for services. For reasons of security, our Site does not store credit card information permanently on any Web server.
Other Uses of Personal Information
We may also use the personal information provided by you in addition to information provided by us from our service providers to asses and improve our products and services. We may combine the personal information provided by you in conjunction with other marketing sources to better the services and products provided by Spot The Dog. We may use this summarized information with the information on our website to personalize and enhance your experience on our site to communicate with you about our products, events and other promotional purposes.
Our e-commerce providers may also be asked to provide us with information about you related to our site and the services provided therein. Our website will automatically log non-specific information about users including IP address, user data (which will not contain Personal user information related to a single visitor), and browser type. This data will be used to manage our site, track usage, and improve site functionality. This non-specific information may be shared with third parties to provide better and more pertinent services and advertisements to our users.
Disclosures of Personal Information in Legal Proceedings
In the event that Spot The Dog, the Site or any of our service providers is requested by law enforcement officials or judicial authorities to provide Personal Information on individual users, we or the applicable service provider may, without your consent or any notice to you, provide such information.
In matters involving claims of personal or public safety, we or the applicable service provider may provide your Personal Information to appropriate authorities without your consent or court process or any notice to you. We or our service providers also may provide your Personal Information in response to a search warrant or other legally valid inquiry or order, or to an investigative body in the case of a breach of an agreement or contravention of law, or in litigation involving Spot The Dog, the applicable service provider. We may also disclose Personal Information to assist in debt collection where you owe a debt to us.
Our site will collect cookies. A cookie is an element of data that our site can send to your browser, which may be stored on your hard drive allowing our site to recognize you when you return. Cookies allow us to store user preferences and record information while you are on our site for purposes including controlling and reducing the marketing and advertising information sent to you. Information stored in cookies is not linked to personal information you submit on our site. You may be able to configure your hard drive and web browser to accept or reject some or all cookies. Tracer tags (clear GIF's, or web beacons may also be used by our site to help us understand which pages you visit on our site). These traces are used to us improve and tailor our site for other users to our website.
Posting on our Website
Our website is a public space so any and all information posted on blogs, social media platforms, contests etc can be accessed by the public. Do not post anything that could embarrass you, endanger you i.e. post personal information such as your phone number, address, screen names, specific whereabouts. Avoid posting personal information that would allow a stranger to know your whereabouts.
Any harassment, inappropriate sexual or other content is unacceptable on our website spotthedogs.com You agree that Spot The Dog, LLC is not responsible or liable for anything you post or the results of any of your postings. Spot The Dog will not be in anyway responsible for any postings that cause danger to you or others affected by your postings.
Links to Other Websites
Spot The Dog website provides links to other websites or resources. These links and information are provided for your convenience and not in any way controlled or policed by Spot The Dog website. You acknowledge and accept that Spot The Dog, LLC is in no way responsible for the availability, content, access to, advertising, marketing materials of external websites or resources. You further agree that Spot The Dog LLC and spotthedogs.com shall not be responsible or liable directly or indirectly for any viruses or loss caused or alleged in connection with your use of content, services, goods or other material from external website or resources. In the event that you do access external resources you agree to do so at your own risk.
Marketing & Contact Preferences/Opt Out/Updating or Removing Information
During any of our registration processes on the site you may be asked to indicate your willingness to allow us to communicate with you through various means on an on-going basis or receive updates on products and services provided by Spot The Dog, LLC or spotthedogs.com. At any time you may stop the receipt of a particular email promotional or notifications regarding other services by clicking on the unsubscribe hyperlink. You may also opt out of further disclosures of your personal information to third parties by contacting us at PO Box 433, South Hero, VT 05486, or by phone at 802.372.3160, or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org . It may take 6-8 weeks for this process to modify your preferences to be complete.
Security and Privacy Statement Changes
Information, including order information such as personal, credit card number information and delivery address, provided to the site is transmitted via the internet using SSL encryption. This industry standard coding system allows your browser to automatically encrypt or scramble data before being sent. If your information cannot be encrypted you will not be able to order through our site. You will need to check, administer and otherwise manage your browsers ability. We do not store your credit card information permanently. No data is completely secure and Spot The Dog cannot guarantee permanent security of your personal information from loss, misuse, destruction, changes or other alterations. Furthermore Spot The Dog will not monitor or otherwise check your personal credit card information.
This privacy statement will changed and modified periodically to comply with any applicable regulations and laws and other changes in industry business practices. Please refer to this statement for any changes.