Privacy

I am committed to protecting your privacy

This page describes a) the types of personal information I receive and collect when you use DogWalkHappy.com; and b) some steps I take to safeguard that information. I hope this will help you make an informed decision about sharing personal information with me.

DogWalkHappy.com strives to maintain the highest standards of decency, fairness and integrity in all its operations. Likewise, I am dedicated to protecting my customers', consumers' and online visitors' privacy on my website.

Personal Information

DogWalkHappy.com collects personally identifiable information from the visitors to my website only on a voluntary basis. Personal information comes to me when if you type it in when you contact me about walking your dog. Typically this includes your name, postal address, email address and telephone number. Sometimes it includes your company name and phone number if you include that too.

This information is collected if you request information from me, participate in a contest or sweepstakes, and sign up to join my email list or request some other service or information from me. The information collected is internally reviewed, used to improve the content of my website, notify my visitors of updates, and respond to visitor inquiries.

Once information is reviewed, it is discarded or stored in my files. If I make material changes in the collection of personally identifiable information I will inform you by emailing your or phoning you or describing it here on my site. Personal information received from any visitor will be used only for internal purposes and will not be sold or provided to third parties.

Use of Cookies and Web Beacons

I may use cookies to help you personalize your online experience. Cookies are identifiers that are transferred to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser to enable my systems to recognize your browser. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize the sites pages, or register with any of my site's services, a cookie enables DogWalkHappy.com to recall your specific information when you come to the site after that.

You can accept or decline cookies by modifying your Web browser. However, if you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the site.

A web beacon is a transparent image file used to monitor your journey around a single website or collection of sites. They are also referred to as web bugs. These are farily commonly used by sites that hire third-party services to monitor traffic such as Google Analytics, which is the free service lots of sites use. They may be used in association with cookies to understand how visitors interact with the pages and content on the pages of a web site.

I may serve third party advertisements that use cookies and web beacons in the course of ads being served on my web site to ascertain how many times you've seen an advertisement. No personally identifiable information you give to me is provided to them for cookie or web beacon use, so they cannot personally identify you with that information when you're on the site.

As I noted earlier, you can set your browser to accept or reject cookies or you can set to notify you when a cookie is being sent. Privacy software can be used to override web beacons. If you do any of these things, it shouldn't affect what you see on the site. If it does, feel free to let me know so I can talk to the web developer and try to make it so you have the same web experience on my site as everyone else does.

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act

This website is directed to adults; it is not directed to children under the age of 13. I operate this site in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, and I will not knowingly collect or use personal information from anyone under 13 years of age.

Non-Personal Information

In some cases, I may collect information about you that is not personally identifiable. I use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users' movements around the site and to gather demographic information about my user base as a whole. The information collected is used solely for internal review and not shared with other organizations for commercial purposes.

Release of Information

If DogWalkHappy.com is sold, the information I have obtained from you through your voluntary participation in my site may transfer to the new owner as a part of the sale in order that the service being provided to you may continue. In that event, you will receive notice through my website of that change in control and practices, and I will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the purchaser honors any opt-out requests you might make of me.

How You Can Correct or Remove Information

I provide this privacy policy as a statement to you of my commitment to protect your personal information. If you have submitted personal information through my website and would like that information deleted from my records or would like to update or correct that information, please click on this link and/or use my Contact Me page.

Updates and Effective Date

DogWalkHappy.com reserves the right to make changes in this policy. If there is a material change in my privacy practices, I will indicate on my site that my privacy practices have changed and provide a link to the new privacy policy. I encourage you to periodically review this policy so that you will know what information I collect and how I use it.

Agreeing to Terms

If you do not agree to DogWalkHappy.com's Privacy Policy as posted here on this website, please do not use this site or any services offered by this site. Using this site indicates that you accept this privacy policy.