Last Updated: December 28, 2019
We want to earn your trust by being transparent about how DogHeirs works.
No information from children under age 13.If you are under age 13, please do not attempt to register for DogHeirs or provide any personal information about yourself to us. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from a child under age 13, please contact us: hello (@) dogheirs (dot)com
Parental participation. We strongly recommend that minors 13 years of age or older ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet and we encourage parents to teach their children about safe internet use practices.
When visiting DogHeirs.com, we collect no personally identifiable data about you as a visitor. The only exception is when you provide 1) your email address to subscribe to our electronic newsletter, which you can opt out of at any time, 2) register to become a member and may provide your name, email address to “Make a Post” and, 3) make a purchase and provide your name and address through PayPal via our Shop page.
We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters and payment processing. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.
Note: DiscoverMe Technologies works with partners and third-party providers who are both “Controllers” and “Processors” under the GDPR. Details of their GDPR compliance can be found on their individual privacy policies.
Information you provide to us:
Newsletter: When you sign up for the DogHeirs newsletter you provide your e-mail address, which you can opt out of at any time by selecting the “Unsubscribe” link included at the bottom of every email. If you have any difficulty in unsubscribing you can contact us directly. Please note that once we receive your request, it may take an additional period of time for your opt-out to become effective. Note: We utilize Mailchimp as our email newsletter service provider. Any e-mail address you provide when you sign up for the DogHeirs newsletter is maintained on their technology platform, which manages subscribe requests, update requests or unsubscribe requests.
Member Sign Up: When you sign up for DogHeirs as a Member and to “Make a Post” you provide us with your name, email. During the registration process we give you the opportunity to provide additional profile information. In some cases we may ask for additional information for security reasons or to provide specific services to you.
We store personal data of members who join our website’s member services. Information stored includes: username, name (if provided), email address, thumbnail image if provided.
Anyone signing up through the email registration is sent a verification email to authenticate and opt-in to this service. You can modify your profile visibility, change your email, or delete your account by selecting “Settings” available when you log in. Deletions of account can also be made upon request by emailing: hello (at) dogheirs.com.
Content. One of the reasons people sign up for DogHeirs is to share content with others, such as uploading a photo, sharing a link, writing a blog post, sharing a video, upvoting, downvoting, asking a question and answering questions. If you do not want us to store metadata associated with content you share on DogHeirs (such as photos), please remove the metadata before uploading the content.
We may provide paid products and/or services within the Site. In that case, we use third-party services for payment processing (e.g. payment processors).
Information we collect when you interact with DogHeirs:
Device and Browser Information
When you access DogHeirs.com from a computer, mobile phone, or other device, we may collect information from that device about your browser type, location, and IP address, as well as the pages you visit on our Site using Google Analytics. This information is collected anonymously and is accessed through and stored by Google.
- Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
- You can opt-out of having made your activity on our Site available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. To learn about Google Analytics’ currently available opt-outs for the Web, please visit: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/181881?hl=en.
- For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
We may use third-party Service Providers to show advertisements to you to help support and maintain our Site. Third-party Service Providers we select include:
Note: Using the Google Ads Settings, visitors can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads.
- Amazon Associates Program: We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for websites such as ours to earn advertising fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliate sites. Some articles on DogHeirs.com contain affiliate links. Some products on our Store page contain affiliate links. An affiliate link contains a special code for affiliates embedded in the link to identify our website and that a reader has been referred to Amazon.com from our site. We only earn a small commission on a sale if you choose to make a purchase within 24 hours of clicking on the link. Note: Amazon links are not “pay per click”.
Disclosure: DogHeirs is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program that provides a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. Amazon offers a small commission on products sold through their affiliate links.
Affiliate links are links that direct the reader to a third-party website, in this case Amazon.com, where you may buy an item from the seller directly (not from DogHeirs.com). Amazon pays DogHeirs a small commission for promoting their website or products through their affiliate program. You will not pay more for a product or service by clicking through on an affiliate link. However, DogHeirs has no involvement in the fees, pricing or fulfillment of a purchase made through an affiliate link.
We may use “cookies” (small pieces of data we store for an extended period of time on your computer, mobile phone, or other device) to make DogHeirs.com easier to use.
Examples of cookies we use on our Site:
- Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.
- Advertising Cookies. Advertising Cookies are used to serve you with advertisements that may be relevant to you and your interests.
We allow third-party companies, such as Google and Taboola (see “Advertising”), to collect certain anonymous information when you visit our website through cookies. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information during your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you.
These companies typically use a cookie or a third party web beacon to collect this information. For example, we use Google Analytics to support our Display Advertising and collect non-personally identifiable information about our visitors’ demographics and interests.
Networking Advertising Initiative: Some of the advertising service providers may be members of the Network Advertising Initiative, which offers a single location to opt out of ad targeting from member companies. If you opt-out of receiving targeted ads in this manner, you will continue to receive advertising messages after you opt-out, but they will not be customized to you based on your use of the Websites and/or third party websites.
To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice, you can visit www.networkadvertising.org or visit http://www.aboutads.info/ for more information. You can also remove or block cookies using the settings in your web browser, but in some cases this action may impact your ability to use DogHeirs.
The collection of information via certain ads served to users in Canada may be managed by visiting youradchoices.ca.
Do Not Track: We do not support Do Not Track (“DNT”). Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked. You can enable or disable Do Not Track by visiting the Preferences or Settings page of your web browser.
We may provide paid products and/or services within the Service. In that case, we use third-party services for payment processing (e.g. payment processors).
The payment processors we work with are:
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We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.
How We Use Your Information:
We use the information we collect to try to provide a safe, efficient, and customized experience. Here are some of the details on how we do that:
To manage the service. We use the information we collect to provide our services and features to you, to measure and improve those services and features, and to provide you with customer support. We use the information to prevent potentially illegal activities, and to enforce our Terms of Service. For example, we use a variety of technological systems to detect and address anomalous activity and screen content to prevent abuse such as spam. These efforts may on occasion result in a temporary or permanent suspension or termination of some functions for some users.
To contact you.We may contact you with service-related announcements from time to time.
How We Share Information:
We share your information with third parties when we believe the sharing is permitted by you, reasonably necessary to offer our services, or when legally required to do so. For example:
To help improve or promote our service. Sometimes we share aggregated anonymous analytics information with third parties to help improve or promote our service. But we only do so in such a way that no individual user can be identified or linked to any specific action or information.
To provide you with services. We may provide information to service providers that help us bring you the services we offer. For example, we may use third parties to help host our website, send out email updates about DogHeirs, remove repetitive information from our user lists, process payments, or provide search results or links (including sponsored links). These service providers may have access to your personal information for use for a limited time, but when this occurs we implement reasonable contractual and technical protections to limit their use of that information to helping us provide the service.
To respond to legal requests and prevent harm. We may disclose information pursuant to subpoenas, court orders, or other requests (including criminal and civil matters) if we have a good faith belief that the response is required by law. This may include respecting requests from jurisdictions outside of Canada where we have a good faith belief that the response is required by law under the local laws in that jurisdiction, apply to users from that jurisdiction, and are consistent with generally accepted international standards. We may also share information when we have a good faith belief it is necessary to prevent fraud or other illegal activity, to prevent imminent bodily harm, or to protect ourselves and you from people violating our Terms of Service. This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, courts or other government entities.
How You Can View, Change, or Remove Information:
Viewing and editing your profile. You may change or delete your profile information at any time by going to your profile page and clicking “Account Details.” Information will be updated immediately.
Deleting your account. If you want to stop using your account you may delete it. When you delete an account, it is permanently deleted. You should only delete your account if you are certain you never want to reactivate it.
Limitations on removal. Even after you remove information from your profile or delete your account, copies of that information may remain viewable elsewhere to the extent it has been shared with others, or it was copied or stored by other users.
Backup copies.Removed and deleted information may persist in backup copies for up to 90 days, but will not be available to others.
Unsubscribing to Newsletter. If you wish to stop receiving our newsletter you may unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the Unsubscribe link at the bottom of every email.
Note: Upon personal request we can provide users with the personal data export or erasure requests.
How We Protect Information: We do our best to keep your information secure, but we need your help.
Risks inherent in sharing information. Please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot control the actions of other users with whom you share your information. We cannot guarantee that only authorized persons will view your information. We cannot ensure that information you share on DogHeirs will not become publicly available. We are not responsible for third party circumvention of any security measures on DogHeirs. You can reduce these risks by using common sense security practices such as choosing a strong password, using different passwords for different services, and using up to date antivirus software.
Report Violations.You should report any security violations to us at hello (@) dogheirs.com
In order to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), DogHeirs.com has enabled restricted data processing with regards for the following Google products/services we use on our site: Google Adsense, Google Analytics, Google Ad Manager. This means that Google will restrict how it uses certain unique identifiers, and other data processed in the provision of services and will only show non-personalized ads to eligible users in California.
Taboola will also show their own CCPA disclosure policy to California-based consumers. Taboola Platform will independently manage all “Do Not Sell” requests, access requests, and deletion requests that Taboola receives from California-based consumers.
Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data Under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
DiscoverMe may process your Personal Data because:
– You have given us permission to do so
– The processing is in our legitimate interests and it’s not overridden by your rights
– For payment processing purposes
– To comply with the law
DiscoverMe does not directly hold any personal identifiable information about any users unless they have subscribed to our electronic newsletter, made a purchase through our Payment Processor or submitted a query through our Contact Us form, in which case we have access to a supplied email address. You can opt-out of our newsletter at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” link in the footer of any newsletter email you receive from us, or by contacting us directly (see “Contact Us” below).
If you would like further information in relation to your legal rights under applicable law or would like to exercise any of them, please contact us using the information in the “Contact Us” section below at any time. Your local laws may permit you to request that we:
- provide access to and/or a copy of certain information we have about you;
- prevent the processing of your information for direct-marketing purposes;
- update information which is out of date or incorrect;
- delete certain information which we have about you;
- restrict the way that we process and disclose certain information;
- transfer your information to a third party provider of services; and
- revoke your consent for the processing of your information.
We will consider all requests and provide our response within the time period stated by applicable law. Certain information may be exempt from such requests in some circumstances, which may include if we need to keep processing your information for our legitimate interests or to comply with a legal obligation. We may request you provide us with information necessary to confirm your identity before responding to your request.