Privacy Policy

Last Updated: August 20, 2016


Please read this Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy” or “Agreement”) carefully before accessing or using (“GermanShepherdWorld”, “We”, “Us” or “Our”). This Agreement sets forth the legally binding terms for your use of the GermanShepherdWorld website (the “Site”). GermanShepherdWorld  is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy sets forth our current privacy practices with regard to the information we collect when you or your computer interact with the Site. By accessing or using the Site, you acknowledge and fully understand GermanShepherdWorld’s Privacy Policy and freely consent to the information collection and use practices described in this Privacy Policy. The term “User” (each a “User” and collectively “Users”) refers to a Visitor to the Site.


GermanShepherdWorld reserves the right, at any time, to modify, alter, or update this Privacy Policy without prior notice. Modifications shall become effective immediately upon being posted on this page ( Your continued use of the Site after amendments are posted constitutes an acknowledgement and acceptance of this Privacy Policy and its modifications. If at any time you do not agree to any modification or amendment to this Privacy Policy, you agree that your sole remedy is to discontinue using the Site. You agree to review this Privacy Policy periodically so that you are aware of any such modifications.


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.

Cookies: GermanShepherdWorld may use cookies to personalize or enhance your user experience. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a Web Server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. For example, if you personalize a web page, or navigate within a site, a cookie helps the site to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. Hence, this simplifies the process of delivering relevant content and eases site navigation by providing and saving your preferences and login information as well as providing personalized functionality. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you reject cookies by changing your browser settings then be aware that this may disable some of the functionality on our Website.

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.

Except as otherwise disclosed in this Privacy Policy, GermanShepherdWorld will not sell, rent, share, trade, or disclose personal information we collect from you to third parties without your permission except to the extent necessary including: (I) to fulfill your service requests for services; (II) to protect ourselves from liability; (III) to respond to legal process or comply with law; (IV) or in connection with a merger, acquisition, or liquidation of the Site.


The Site includes third-party advertising, and some of our advertisers use third-party companies to serve their advertisements that appear on the Site. Often, these third-party advertising companies, employ cookies and other technologies to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to show you advertisements that are more relevant and interesting to you. We do not provide any personally identifiable information to them, and we do not have access to or control cookies that may be placed by such companies. The Site may also contain links to websites operated by third parties. GermanShepherdWorld does not control the privacy policies of advertisers and other third party websites for which GermanShepherdWorld provides links and advertisements. If you click through an advertisement or link to a third party’s website, you will be subject to that advertiser’s or third party’s privacy policy, which you should review. The GermanShepherdWorld Privacy Policy only governs information collected on the Site. GermanShepherdWorld does not assume responsibility or liability for any third party’s policies or actions.


You understand and agree that GermanShepherdWorld may contact you regarding account status, changes to this Private Policy, our Terms of Use Agreement, to confirm your registration, for customer service purposes or for any other reason related to your use of the Site.

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.


If you have any questions or concerns regarding our Privacy Policy, please contact us.