This website is owned and operated
by PetConnect.US. Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost
importance to us. At PetConnect.US, we want to make your experience
online satisfying and safe.
Because we gather certain types
of information about our users, we at PetConnect.US feel you should
fully understand our policy and the terms and conditions surrounding
the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement
discloses what information we gather and how we use it.
PetConnect.US gathers two types
of information about users:
Information that users provide
through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions
to receive our electronic newsletters or to post classified ads.
Information PetConnect.US gathers through aggregated tracking information
derived mainly by tallying page views throughout the site. This
information allows us to better tailor our content to readers' needs
and to help our advertisers and sponsors better understand the demographics
of our audience. Because PetConnect.US derives its revenue mainly
from sponsorships and advertising, providing such aggregated demographic
data is essential to keeping our service free to users. Under no
circumstances shall PetConnect.US knowingly or intentionally divulge
any information about an individual user to a third party.
PetConnect.US gathers optional
voluntary information for a free electronic newsletter and for purposes
such as sending self-publishing and confirmation emails, authenticating
user accounts for the posting of classified ads. PetConnect.US also
gathers the email addresses of users who voluntarily subscribe.
Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by following
the link provided in every newsletter.
PetConnect.US shall not knowingly
or intentionally share newsletter mailing lists with any third parties,
including advertisers, sponsors or partners.
Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection
Act of 1998 (COPPA), PetConnect.US will never knowingly request
personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of
13 without requesting parental consent.
PetConnect.US tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our
sites. However, we do not correlate this information with data about
individual users. PetConnect.US does break down overall usage statistics
according to a user's domain name, browser type, and MIME type by
reading this information from the browser string (information contained
in every user's browser).
PetConnect.US sometimes tracks
and catalogs the search terms that users enter in our Search function,
but this tracking is not associated with individual users. PetConnect.US
uses tracking information to determine which areas of our sites
users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. PetConnect.US
does not track what individual users read, but rather how well each
page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better
service for you.
We 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 a user's hard
disk or read cookie files created by other sites. PetConnect.US
PetConntect.US's advertising system delivers a one-time cookie to
better track ad impressions and click rates.
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.
PetConnect.US uses information that users voluntarily provide in
order to send out electronic newsletters and for purposes such as
sending self-publishing and confirmation emails, and authenticating
user accounts for the posting of classified ads. PetConnect.US shall
not knowingly or internationally share newsletter mailing lists
with any third parties, including advertisers, sponsors or partners.
When we use tracking information
to determine which areas of our sites users like and don't like
based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual
users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This
helps us continue to build a better service for you.
PetConnect.US creates aggregate
reports on user demographics and traffic patterns for advertisers,
sponsors and partners. This allows our advertisers to advertise
more effectively, and allows our users to receive advertisements
that are pertinent to their needs. Because we don't track the usage
patterns of individual users, an advertiser or sponsor will never
know that a specific user clicked their ad. We will not 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.
Sharing of the Information
PetConnect.US uses the above-described information to tailor our
content to suit your needs and help our advertisers better understand
our audience's demographics. This is essential to keeping our service
free. We will not knowingly or intentionally share information about
individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable
law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of
our users or the public.
By using this site, you, the user, consent to the collection and
use of the above described information by PetConnect.US. If we decide
page so that you are always aware of what information we collect,
how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.