Privacy Information for Pedegru.com
Pedegru, LLC, and Pedegru.com, recognize the confidentiality of information that may be disclosed by members in registering or making purchases from our Website and we are committed to protecting your privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and sharing practices.
To explain how we use personal information submitted on the site the following answers to frequently asked questions describe it best:
Do you ask me for personal information?
Yes. We ask for your name, e-mail address, and other limited personal information when you sign up as a member, when you use features such as e-mail, and at some point if you make purchases. We may ask for similar information other times too for entering promotions sponsored by us and/or someone connected with us. At some point in the future we might request personal credit card, debit card or other payment information to complete/facilitate payment for possible purchases.
As a member of Pedegru.com you are welcome to share other information about yourself, and your background and interests, with other members of the site at your choosing. The type and quantity of profile information you share however is entirely up to you. Information about some of your activity on the site may also be shared with other members in order to help you connect with others researching similar animals and interests. In the beginning it’s best to add items to your profile you would like others to see and not to anything you’d prefer they not.
How would you use my personal info?
The primary use of your personal information, other than in connection with a possible purchase, is to provide you with personalized, relevant information.
We might also use registration info to let you know about new features, offers of interest, or to address customer service requests.
No worries, where distributing advertiser messages is concerned the advertiser is not given access to individual account information. We do not sell, rent or otherwise distribute personal information you provide to advertisers for their use. If we thought it would be useful or helpful to you we may display add messages to appropriate members. But nothing will come directly from them.
How about disclosure of personal info to a third party?
We won’t disclose your personal info provided in your membership registration or purchases except as described in this Privacy Statement, as may be required by law, or to protect our rights or property.
Information submitted by you online (such as information about products you purchase, your name, address, e-mail address) may be shared with companies for marketing purposes only with whom we have a commercial relationship. What’s that mean? Let’s give you an example. If you make a purchase with us because of a special offer coming through another Website which is acting as a distributor for our products, in that circumstance, you would be considered their customer as well. But we won’t, except again as may be required by law, share with any other party your password or payment information.
Other circumstances where limited personal information may be disclosed will be specifically described when the data is collected or in the rules accompanying other promotions.
We do reserve the right to disclose aggregated user statistics like: "30 percent of our users are male" or "5,000 members have indicated an interest in breeding". We would do this to describe our services to possible partners, advertisers, and other such third parties.
With protection of confidentiality agreements we might use third party processors in some cases to help us provide services, manage our Website, or help in our relationship with you. Examples might include purchase and order completion, credit card processing, removal of duplicate information, providing of marketing assistance or other customer services. But, third-party processors or providers will only be given access to the information needed to perform their support functions and are prohibited from using it for other purposes.
As our business grows we might buy or sell subsidiaries or business units and in these transactions customer information must often accompany transferred assets while still remaining subject to promises made in existing privacy statements. Also, in the event that Pedegru, or substantially any or all of its assets, are acquired customer information will, as a natural matter of course, be one of the assets transferred.
What about purchases from other linked websites or advertisers?
If you browse away from Pedegru.com to visit the Website of a third party advertiser or sponsor it reasons that you might be asked for your credit card info or other personal info in order to purchase or use services or products being offered. These companies have their own privacy and data collection practices and you should be sure to familiarize yourself with those just as you are with ours now. We have no liability or responsibility for those independent policies.
How about using my info for direct mailings?
We will most likely send electronic mail or other mail to you on occasion for the purpose of letting you know about changes or additions to Pedegru.com or other related products or services. If you don’t want to receive such feel free to opt out by using the unsubscribe link shown in the e-mail at any time or by amending your "email preferences" in your account settings.
Is it okay for me to refuse to provide personal information, or accept advertising?
Visitors have access to Pedegru.com free services by providing first name, last name, and e-mail address and potentially other information we may find is appropriate for that purpose. Since the Pedegru.com website may at some point be supported partially by advertisers you may not be able to turn off the advertising that appears on some Pedegru.com pages. But you may definitely be able to opt-out of any e-mail advertising.
What about IP addresses or cookies?
Let’s start with IP addresses:
We do use your IP address to help diagnose server problems or to administer Pedegru. Your IP address may also be used to help gather broad demographic info such as geographic distribution of members, “geo-locate” our members, or to allow us to provide services appropriate to your location. Any use of IP however will always be used to help improve our quality and services.
Online advertisements may at sometime be delivered with icons that help consumers understand how their data is being used and provide choice options for consumers that want more control.
You can delete or block cookies if you like (your browser help section should give you guidance with that), but certain Pedegru services might not work as expected, or even at all, if you delete and/or block them.
What about people posting about other people?
Posts contributed by our members on message boards or in other community areas may include information on one another. While we advise our members to be sensitive to privacy issues, and to put themselves in someone else’s shoes before entering any information that might impact another member, we don’t control over the content of these posts. If such a post violates our Terms and Conditions you may notify us through any report abuse link and we will help work toward resolving the issue. Of course it may not be immediate but rest assured we will always get to the bottom of issues eventually.
We might at some time republish databases that contain already published information, such as white pages, people locater directories, and so forth, but the information in these databases has been gathered from public records released by those groups or websites and is available elsewhere and most often on the Internet.
Anything else I ought to know about the privacy topic?
The following drills deeper into a few of the key issues mentioned above:
Contests & Promotions
We may occasionally run contests or other special promotions in which we ask members or visitors to share contact information, like an e-mail address, or demographic information like a zip code, age, or income level. We use this data to send members promotional info about Pedegru or any of our partners. The participant’s contact info may also be used to contact him or her when needed and might be shared with other companies for promotional purposes. However, this will only be done with your prior permission and under the terms and conditions specified when you take part in the contest of promotion. You may always opt-out of receiving future mailings of this kind at any time or simply decline to take part in the promotions too.
When you sign up as a member you are provided with a public member profile pre-populated with your chosen user name and other information you input. Your user name and location may be displayed on the site when you post, comment, or interact with the Pedegru community. If you want additional privacy you can edit the user name within your public profile to one that does not include any personally identifiable information. Any information including sensitive information disclosed in this area becomes public and you should again exercise caution when deciding what you chose to disclose.
Through your account section on the website you can decide either to display your email address to other members or ensure that your email address is withheld so that you are only contacted anonymously through the Pedegru intra e-mail service.
If at any time you purchase additional services from us additional policies may apply regarding how we maintain and use that information and your rights to control that information but you will be informed of those when needed/appropriate or should check here periodically for updates to our policies.
Here is how you can contact us with questions about our privacy statement and practices or your activities on Pedegru.com.