Privacy Policy

I respect your privacy and am committed to protecting it. i Still Love Dogs is not in the business of selling, renting or trading email lists with other companies and businesses for marketing purposes. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you of the information that may be collected and how it may be used. This policy only applies to this website, http://iStillLoveDogs.com.

What personal data is collected

Comments

When you leave comments on the website, the data shown in the comments form is collected, along with your IP address and browser user agent string, to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact form

The contact form submission data — IP address, user agent, name, email address, website, and message — is submitted to the Akismet service for the sole purpose of spam checking. The actual submission data is stored in the database of the site on which it was submitted and is emailed directly to the owner of the form (i.e. the site author who published the page on which the contact form resides). This email will include the submitter’s IP address, timestamp, name, email address, website, and message.

Cookies

The website uses cookies to store your preferences, record information on what pages you access or visit, ensure that you are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads, and to customize website content based on your’ browser type or other information that you send.

You may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies can be deleted at any time via an internet browser.

Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Adsense and Google Analytics, as described below. You may opt out of personalized advertising by going to Google Ad Settings or optout.aboutads.info.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if you had gone to the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Advertising

Display Ads

The website may use third-party advertising companies such as Google Adsense to serve advertisements, which may use cookies. The cookies may send information to these advertisers including your IP address, ISP and internet browser.

DoubleClick’s DART cookie may be used to enable ads through DoubleClick’s ad-serving technology. This is a “persistent” cookie, meaning that it is saved into the cookie folder on your computer hard drive and will remain in that folder after you close the web browser. This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (“interest-based targeting”), based on your previous browsing history. This cookie uses “non-personally identifiable information” and does NOT track any personally identifiable information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security number, credit/debit card number or other financial account information.

Only non-personal ads display if you are in the European Economic Area (EEA). These ads are targeted using contextual information rather than your past behavior. Although these ads don’t use cookies for personalization, they do use them to allow for frequency capping, aggregated ad reporting, and to combat fraud and abuse.

You may opt out of personalized advertising by going to Google Ad Settings or optout.aboutads.info.

Affiliate Program Participation

The website is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to Amazon.com. As part of this Amazon Associates program, the website will post customized links, provided by Amazon, to track the referrals to their website. This program utilizes cookies to track visits for the purposes of assigning commission on these sales.

Who your data is shared with

Google Analytics

The website uses a third-party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of your behavior patterns for the purpose of finding out things like the number of visitors to the various parts of the website. This information is only processed in a way that does not identify anyone. I do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find your identity.

How your data may be used

The information about you collected by this website may be used in the following ways:

  • To operate and maintain the website;
  • To send promotional information, such as notices of new posts. Each email will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
  • To respond to comments or inquiries;
  • To provide user support;
  • To track and measure advertising on the website; or
  • To protect, investigate and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.

Rights related to your data

You are entitled to view, amend or delete the personal information that is held by the website. Email your request to info@istilllovedogs.com.

Sensitive Personal Information

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the website. This includes your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

Children’s Information

The website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian believes that the website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 13 in its database, please contact me immediately at info@istilllovedogs.com and I will use my best efforts to promptly remove such information from my records.

Contact Information

Please contact me at info@istilllovedogs.com for any questions related to this Privacy Policy.

Updated May 25, 2018

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