Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important. At That Dog Trainer Dude (TDTD) I have a few fundamental principles that I follow:

  • I don’t ask you for personal information unless I really require it.
  • I don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop products, or protect my rights.
  • I don’t store personal information on the servers unless required for the on-going operation of the site.

It is TDTD’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, TDTD collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. TDTD’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how TDTD’s visitors use its website. From time to time, TDTD may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

TDTD also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. TDTD only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to TDTD’s websites choose to interact with TDTD in ways that require TDTD to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that TDTD gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive TDTD updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, TDTD collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with TDTD. TDTD does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

TDTD may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its websites. For instance, TDTD may monitor the most popular pages on TDTD.com site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. TDTD may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, TDTD does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

TDTD discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on TDTD’s behalf or to provide services available at TDTD’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using TDTD’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. TDTD will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, TDTD discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when TDTD believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of TDTD, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an TDTD website and have supplied your email address, TDTD may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with TDTD and products. I primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send me a request (for example via a support email or via one of the feedback mechanisms), I reserve the right to publish it in order to help clarify or respond to your request or to help support other users. TDTD takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. TDTD uses cookies to help TDTD identify and track visitors, their usage of TDTD website, and their website access preferences. TDTD visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Awesome Motive’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of TDTD’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If TDTD, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that TDTD goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of TDTD may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of my websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by TDTD and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Links to Third Party Websites

I have included links on this site for your use and reference. Some of these links are advertisements or affiliate links and That Dog Trainer Dude earns a commission on purchases anyone makes when clicking on one of the affiliate links. I am not responsible for the privacy policies on these websites. You should be aware that the privacy policies of these sites may differ from my own.

Comments

Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, TDTD may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in TDTD’s sole discretion. TDTD encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.