PRIVACY POLICY

INTRODUCTION

Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. At DogNation.net, we want to make your experience online satisfying and safe. Because we gather certain types of information about our visitors, we feel you should fully understand our policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information.

WEBSITE ADMINISTRATION

Business Name: Dog Nation
Address: PO Box 625
Etowah, TN 37331
Telephone: (919) 478-5769
Website URL: http://www.DogNation.net

INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE

DogNation.net gathers, or plans to gather, the following types of information about users:

General Visitor Statistics
Each time a visitor reaches one of the pages on this site, several bits of information are gathered:
  • Referral Site - knowing how you found our website is very valuable to us. It helps us determine which of our link partners is sending us the best traffic, which search engine most of our visitors find us at, etc.
  • Visitors country of origin - This gives us an idea of how far reaching our site is becoming.
  • Visitors browser type and operating system - we have tried to design this site so each visitor, regardless of browser type and operating system, can view and use this site for the maximum enjoyment. This statistic helps us find out which types are commonly used.
  • Pages visited - Did the visitor visit only one page and leave, or did the visitor explore the site a bit? This also feeds into most visited page statistics.
Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions
DogNation.net gathers, or plans to gather, User Information from the following processes:
  1. Electronic newsletters -
    We may offer a free electronic newsletter to users. DogNation.net will gather the email addresses and names of users who voluntarily subscribe. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by following the link provided in every newsletter that points users to the subscription management page.
  2. Contact Page -
    DogNation.net gathers the name and email address of anyone who uses the contact page or provides comments or recommendations on various pages. This information is only used to allow DogNation.net to reply to the user with any further questions or to answer any concerns or requests for information. This information will never be used for any other purpose.
  3. Interactive Polls -
    DogNation.net may offer polls to allow the users to rate the various information and articles featured on this website. The results of these polls are aggregated and are not identifiable to any particular user. DogNation.net may use a system to "tag" users after they have voted, so they can vote only once on a particular question. This tag is not correlated with information about individual users. If the user elects to provide a comment relating to the poll, the user will be asked to provide a nickname and location to assign to that comment. An email will also be requested, to allow DogNation.net to request additional information. The email address will only be used for this purpose, and will not be disclosed to any third party.
Under no circumstances will DogNation.net disclose any information about any individual user except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

COPPA

Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), DogNation.net will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.

COOKIES

DogNation.net may place a text file called a "cookie" in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain Personal Information although it will enable us to relate your use of this site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can't read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites.

You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you've set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use this site. However, you do need cookies to participate actively in polling and surveys.

Affiliated sites, linked sites and advertisements

DogNation.net expects its partners, advertisers and affiliates to respect the privacy of our users. Be aware, however, that third parties, including our partners, advertisers, affiliates and other content providers accessible through our site, may have their own privacy and data collection policies and practices. For example, during your visit to our site you may link to, or view as part of a frame on a DogNation.net page, certain content that is actually created or hosted by a third party. Also, through DogNation.net you may be introduced to, or be able to access, information, Web sites, features, contests or sweepstakes offered by other parties. DogNation.net is not responsible for the actions or policies of such third parties. You should check the applicable privacy policies of those third parties when providing information on a feature or page operated by a third party.

While on our site, our advertisers, promotional partners or other third parties may use cookies or other technology to attempt to identify some of your preferences or retrieve information about you. For example, some of our advertising is served by third parties and may include cookies that enable the advertiser to determine whether you have seen a particular advertisement before. Other features available on our site may offer services operated by third parties and may use cookies or other technology to gather information. DogNation.net does not control the use of this technology by third parties or the resulting information, and is not responsible for any actions or policies of such third parties.

You should also be aware that if you voluntarily disclose Personally Identifiable Information on message boards or in chat areas, that information can be viewed publicly and can be collected and used by third parties without our knowledge and may result in unsolicited messages from other individuals or third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of DogNation.net and this policy.

UPDATES TO PRIVACY POLICY

By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of the information discussed above by DogNation.net. If DogNation.net decides to change its privacy policy, it will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information is collected, how it is used, and under what circumstances it will be disclosed.