Privacy Policy

We collect only the least amount of personal information necessary to run this website and its services.

Because WayCoolDogs.com (“WayCoolDogs.com”) gathers certain types of information about and from you and our users, in order to fulfill your requests and better serve your needs you should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the collection and use of this information.

Please read the complete Privacy Policy below, as well as our Terms of Use, and contact us if you have any questions.

General Information Collected:

When visiting our site, some general information may be collected including: IP address (your computer’s unique signature) Operating system (e.g., Mac OS X, Windows 7) Browser software (e.g., Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer) Internet Service Provider (e.g., Comcast, Time Warner Cable). The information we collect is aggregated to reflect the population as a whole rather than focused on individuals. We use it to help us better understand the people who visit our website and to continually improve our products and services. In addition, like many other sites with paid advertising, we disclose some of this non-personally identifiable, aggregate information to advertisers to inform them of the number of people who have seen and clicked on their advertisements.

Cookies:

Our website uses cookies for the purpose of collecting information about your use of our site and for running certain features, like the ability to leave comments and email articles. We may also automatically collect your IP and referring website addresses, browser type, domain name and website access times. Our web-based email service may not function unless your browser is set to accept cookies. You can turn off cookies or delete them through your browser, but that will affect your online experience.

About Advertising and Tracking:

We use third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect information when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, telephone number) about your visits to our website in order to provide advertisements on our website, other sites and other forms of media about goods and services that may be of interest to you. They may also use this information to track the effectiveness of those ads.

If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please go to networkadvertising.org. To specifically control which advertising Google will display, click here.

Please note that newer versions of browsers like Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari have built-in support to stop tracking from advertisers. Google has released an extension for their Chrome browser called “Keep My Opt-Outs” that promises similar control.

Email Subscriptions:

We use the following third party companies for our newsletter subscriptions: Our email Summary newsletter is sent out through AWeber.com. Our regular email updates are sent through Feedburner which also handles our RSS feed. For AWeber’s privacy policy, click here; for Google’s privacy policy (Feedburner is owned by Google), click here.

Links:

Be aware that when you click on ad banners, you may be redirected to other sites not operated by WayCoolDogs.com. You are responsible for information that you provide to these sites. We recommend that you review the privacy policy of any site that requests personal information. Note that this policy does not cover the privacy practices of these linked sites.

Third Party Service Providers:

Agents and affiliates of WayCoolDogs.com may process individual user data as required to provide services for which the user has registered. Features on the website that utilize third party service providers include email notification services and credit card processing services.

From time to time we may partner with third party service providers to offer additional products and services within the website. To participate in these offerings (which are purely optional), you may be asked to provide personal information and agree to terms and conditions relating to the third party service provider. Such requests for information will be displayed and requested by the third party in a straightforward manner with explanation as to whose privacy statement governs the collection of such information.

Changes to our Privacy Policy:

We will occasionally update this Privacy Policy as necessary to protect our users and to comply with best practices employed by other publishers and regulatory organizations across the industry. We recommend that you check the Privacy Policy when you visit our website to be sure that you are aware of and understand our current policy. If we make material changes to this policy, or in how we use or collect your personally identifiable information, we will prominently post such changes prior to implementing the change. We will not make any retroactive material changes in how we handle previously collected personal information unless you allow us to do so, or unless we are legally required to do so, and in such a case we will e-mail registered website visitors information on material changes to this Privacy Policy.

Your California Privacy Rights:

Under California Civil Code sections 1798.83-1798.84, California residents are entitled to ask us for a notice describing what categories of personal customer information is shared with third parties or corporate affiliates for those third parties or corporate affiliates’ direct marketing purposes. That notice will identify the categories of information shared and will include a list of the third parties and affiliates with which it was shared, along with their names and addresses. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit a written request to the following address: WayCoolDogs.com, PO Box 55687, Santa Clarita, CA 91385. In your request, please specify that you want a “WayCoolDogs.com California Privacy Rights Notice”. Please allow at least 30 days for a response.

This Privacy Policy was last updated April 2011.

Please also read our Terms of Use.

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, please contact us.

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