What information about you is collected and stored?
I store information that is collected through this website or that you provide to me. For example, when you subscribe or download an offer, I collect and store the information that you provide. Likewise, when you become a customer, I store your name, billing address, email address, telephone number, credit card number, and credit card expiration date if provided.
This information is used to provide the content and services that you have requested, to process orders, to send order confirmations, and to provide customer service. This information also may be used for my own marketing and internal business purposes, and to contact you about special offers and new services, unless you have opted not to receive promotional communications in connection with this website.
I collect and store certain other information automatically whenever you interact with this website. For example, I collect your IP address, browser information and reference site domain name every time you visit this website. We also collect information regarding customer traffic patterns and site usage. This information is used to analyze and improve this website and to provide my customers with a fulfilling experience.
Cookies are also used to track the identity of the website you visited immediately prior to visiting this website (i.e. the site you came from); otherwise, I do not track information about your use of other websites. Most browsers accept cookies automatically but allow you to disable them. I recommend that you leave cookies “turned on” so that I can offer you a better experience on this website. I also may collect and store information about you that I receive from other sources, to enable me to update and correct the information contained in my database and to provide product recommendations and special offers that I think will interest you.
Is information collected from children?
This website is not intended or directed to anyone under the age of 18. I do not sell any items through this website directly to anyone who I know to be under the age of 18, nor do I collect any personal information from anyone who I know to be under the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18, you should use this website only with the involvement of a parent or guardian and should not submit any personal information to me.
How I Use Information I Collect
I Never Sell Personal Information
I will never sell your Personal Information to any third party.
Use of Personal Information
I use the information collected through my Subscription Service by my customers for the following purposes:
Legal basis for processing Personal Information
My legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described above will depend on the personal information concerned and the specific context in which I collect it. However, I will normally collect personal information from you only where I have your consent to do so, where I need the personal information to perform a contract with you, or where the processing is in my legitimate interests and not overridden by your data protection interests or fundamental rights and freedoms. In some cases, I may also have a legal obligation to collect personal information from you.
If I ask you to provide personal information to comply with a legal requirement or to perform a contract with you, I will make this clear at the relevant time and advise you whether the provision of your personal information is mandatory or not (as well as of the possible consequences if you do not provide your personal information).
Use of Navigational Information
I use Navigational Information to operate and improve the Websites and the Service. I may also use Navigational Information alone or in combination with Personal Information to provide you with personalised information about Pet Professor.
Customer Testimonials and Comments
I post customer testimonials and comments on my Websites, which may contain Personal Information. I obtain each customer’s consent via email prior to posting the customer’s name and testimonial.
Use of Credit Card Information
If you give me credit card information, I use it solely to collect payment from you. I use a third-party service provider to manage credit card processing. This service provider is not permitted to store, retain, or use information you provide except for the sole purpose of credit card processing on my behalf.
Security of your Personal Information
I use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your Personal Information from unauthorised access, use or disclosure.
Social Media Features
I offer a publicly accessible blog and community forums. Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose any information through our public blog or forums, this information may be collected and used by others. I will correct or delete any information you have posted on our websites if you so request, as described in “Opting Out and Unsubscribing” section below.
Retention of Personal Information
How long I keep information I collect about you depends on the type of information as described in further detail below. After such time, I will either delete or anonymize your information or, if this is not possible, then I will securely store your information and isolate it from any further use until deletion is possible.
I retain Personal Information that you provide to me where I have an ongoing legitimate business need to do so (for example, as long as is required in order to contact you about your Pet Professor Services, or as needed to comply with my legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce my agreements).
When I have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your Personal Information, I securely delete the information or anonymise it or, if this is not possible, then I will securely store your Personal Information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible. I will delete this information from the computer and/or cloud server/s at an earlier date if you so request, as described in “To Unsubscribe from My Communications” below.
If you have elected to receive marketing communications from me, I retain information about your marketing preferences for a reasonable period of time from the date you last expressed interest in my content, products, or services, such as when you last opened an email from me or visited my website. I retain information derived from cookies and other tracking technologies for a reasonable period of time from the date such information was created.
With whom do you share information?
I engage third parties to perform services in connection with the operation of my business. Examples of these services include payment processing and authorisation, fraud protection and credit risk reduction, product customisation, marketing and promotional material distribution, website evaluation, data analysis and, where applicable, data cleansing. I provide personal information to these third parties, but I authorise them to use this information only in connection with the services they perform.
I may release personal information if I believe in good faith that: the law or legal process requires it; I have received a valid administrative request from a law enforcement agency; or such release is necessary to protect the rights, property, or safety of Pet Professor, or any of my respective affiliates, business partners, customers or others.
I may share non-personal information with my marketing partners, advertisers and others from time to time. Examples of such non-personal information include the number of users who visited this website during a specific time period or purchased a specific product through this website. This information generally is shared in an aggregated form.
What steps are taken to keep personal information secure?
I use various security measures, including Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology, to protect personal information that I collect. If you create an account or make a payment through this website, you will be asked to provide an email address and password. You must provide an appropriate email address and password in order to access account information. In order to help protect your personal information further, you should be careful about providing your password to others. If you wish to cancel a password, or if you become aware of any loss, theft or unauthorised use of a password, please contact me.
What happens when I follow a link to or from another website?
What about contests?
When I run a contest relating to this website, it will be accompanied by a set of rules. The rules for each contest will specify how the information gathered from you for entry will be used and disclosed.
What about online surveys?
How do I subscribe or unsubscribe?
You can update your communication preferences at any time by visiting my email subscription preferences page. Links to this page are included at the bottom of any subscription communications I send.
Effective Date April 16th 2019