Privacy Policy


Pickapaw is founded to help people discover and connect with the animal breeders in their region. We care about how your personal information is used and shared. By visiting the Pikapaw website, you are accepting the practices outlined in this policy. This Privacy Policy covers Pickapaw's treatment of personal information that Pickapaw gathers when you are on the Pickapaw website and when you use Pickapaw services. This policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that Pickapaw does not own or control, or to individuals that Pickapaw does not employ or manage.

Information Collected by Pickapaw

We only collect personal information that is relevant to the purpose of our website. This information allows us to provide you with a customized and efficient experience.

Information You Provide

We receive and store any information you enter on our website or provide to us in any other way. You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but then you may not be able to take advantage of many of our special features. Registration: In order for you to use Pickapaw services you must complete a registration form. As part of this registration form, we require select personal information. User Profile: To allow you to express yourself beyond just the information collected during registration, we enable you to provide additional information, such as a your breeder registration and your social media URLs. In addition, you may choose to include photos of yourself in your profile.

Automatic Information

We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with us. Pickapaw and its authorized agents automatically receive and record certain "traffic data" on their server logs from your browser including your IP address, Pickapaw cookie information, and the page you requested. Pickapaw uses this traffic data to help diagnose problems with its servers, analyze trends and administer the website. Pickapaw may collect and, on any page, display the total counts that page has been viewed. This includes User Profile pages.

E-mail Communication

Pickapaw is very concerned about your privacy and we will never provide your email address to a third party without your explicit permission, as detailed in the "Sharing Your Information" section below. Pickapaw may send out e-mails with Pickapaw-related news, products, offers, surveys or promotions. You may also receive notification e-mails from Pickapaw, which inform you of actions that have been performed on the site. If you do not want to receive e-mail from us, please visit the Email Preferences section of your User Profile and/or follow the instructions contained in the unwanted e-mail message. However, please note that in all cases you will continue to receive all system e-mails (e.g. those regarding forgotten user passwords) and legal notices (e.g. updates to our policies) from us.

Cookies

Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and tell us how and when pages in our website are visited and by how many people. Pickapaw cookies do not collect personal information, and we do not combine information collected through cookies with other personal information to tell us who you are or what your screen name or e-mail address is. The "help" portion of the toolbar on the majority of browsers will direct you on how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to command the browser to tell you when you receive a new cookie, or how to fully disable cookies. We recommend that you leave the cookies activated because cookies allow you to use some of Pickapaw's best features. Some of our business partners, like our advertisers, may use cookies on our website. We have no access to, or control over, these cookies.

Sharing Your Information

Because Pickapaw enables people to discover and share information with one another, information about the people who use Pickapaw is an integral part of the Pickapaw experience. Rest assured that we neither rent nor sell your personal information to anyone and that we will share your personal information only as described below.

Pickapaw Personnel: Pickapaw personnel and authorized consultants and/or contractors may have access to user information if necessary in the normal course of Pickapaw business.

Business: In some cases, we may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, user information is typically one of the business assets that is transferred. Moreover, if Pickapaw, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred. Pickapaw may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers.

Protection of Pickapaw and Others: We may release personal information when we believe in good faith that release is necessary to comply with a law; to enforce or apply our Terms of Use and other policies; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Pickapaw, our employees, our users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

User Profile information: Information collected during registration and subsequent visits, such as your full name and location, may be displayed to other Pickapaw users in your User Profile. The User Profile is the area on Pickapaw where we allow you to tell other Pickapaw users about yourself. You may control what personal information is displayed in your User Profile by visiting the Settings section of your User Profile.

Syndication: Pickapaw allows for the RSS syndication of all of its public content within the Pickapaw website.

With Your Consent: Except as noted above, we will contact you when your personal information is shared with third parties or used for a purpose incompatible with the purpose(s) for which it was originally collected, and you will be able to opt out to prevent the sharing of this information.

Keeping Information Secure

Your Pickapaw account information is protected by a password for your privacy and security. Protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer by logging off once you have finished using a shared computer. Only employees who need personal information to perform a specific job (for example, a customer service representative) are granted access to it. All of our employees are kept up to date on our privacy and security practices.

Google Adsense

Some of the ads may be served by Google. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to Users based on their visit to our Site and other sites on the Internet. DART uses "non personally identifiable information" and does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, etc. You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy athttp://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html

Links

This web site may contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Pickapaw are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information.

Children's Privacy Protection

You must be 14 years and older to register to use the Pickapaw website. As a result, Pickapaw does not specifically collect information about children and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13. If we learn that Pickapaw has collected information from a child under the age of 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. We recommend that minors between the ages of 14 and 18 ask and receive their parents' permission before using Pickapaw or sending information about themselves or anyone else over the Internet.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Pickapaw may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time, at its sole discretion.When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. Use of information we collect now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Conditions of Use

If you decide to visit Pickapaw website, your visit and any possible dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use, including limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes, and application of Ontario law. Effective Date of this Privacy Policy This Privacy Policy is effective as of March 15, 2015.