Last Updated: August 20, 2016
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE USE IT
Log information: When you visit the Site, We may collect certain non-personally identifiable information to administer the Site and analyze its usage. Examples of information we may collect include: your Internet protocol address; the kind of browser or computer you use; state or country from which you accessed the Site; date and time of your visit; name of your Internet service provider; and Web page you linked to the Site from.
Information you provide: GermanShepherdWorld collects personally identifiable information you knowingly and voluntarily provide Us for Member profiles, including but not limited to a Member’s location, home country, first name, gender, biography, education, occupation, personal interests, and age. This information, as well as a Member’s profile photo, are displayed and shared with other Users to facilitate interaction on the Site. Members are given the ability to edit their profile information at any time in their user control panel.
We may sponsor a promotion, sweepstake, survey or contest on the Site and you may be asked to provide personally identifiable information, including but not limited to your name, e-mail address, phone number, and/or home address, in order to participate. By entering such promotion, sweepstake, survey or contest, you provide GermanShepherdWorld with express permission to share your personally identifiable information with the co-sponsor(s) of the promotion/sweepstake/contest. Personally identifiable information will be used to notify the finalists and/or winners and to award prizes. GermanShepherdWorld and/or the co-sponsor(s) reserve the right to publish names of contest/promotion/sweepstake winners and their cities or towns of residence to ensure transparency in the contest/promotion/sweepstake process and for promotional purposes.
We may from time to time aggregate statistical information regarding our Users, traffic patterns and Site usage. In addition, we may report aggregate information to our advertisers. Such aggregate information will not individually identify any User.
THIRD PARTY ADVERTISING AND LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
From time to time, you will receive newsletters and email communications from Us about Site-related matters. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, simply un-check the box “Receive Email from Administrators” under the “Edit Options” section of your profile settings. By becoming a Site Member you are consenting to the receipt of these communications.
In compliance with the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), Users under the age of thirteen (13) are not eligible to use the Site. We will never knowingly request or collect personal information from any person under the age of thirteen (13). You represent and warrant that you have reached the age of majority and are otherwise competent to enter into contracts in your jurisdiction, and in any event are at least eighteen (18) years of age to agree to and enter into this Agreement on your own behalf and to use the Site. The Site is not intended for use by individuals under eighteen (18) years of age.
Every precaution is taken to ensure that all identifiable information is properly protected and is kept secure against misuse, improper modification, or loss. All collected personal information that is stored on GermanShepherdWorld’s servers is regarded as confidential and is not made available to the outside public. Our agents may have access to personally identifiable information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes.