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PRIVACY POLICY

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.

Children
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.

Usage tracking
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.

Cookies
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 uses cookies to track user traffic patterns (as described above). PetConntect.US's advertising system delivers a one-time cookie to better track ad impressions and click rates.

You, the user, may 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.

Privacy Policy Use
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.

Your Consent
By using this site, you, the user, consent to the collection and use of the above described information by PetConnect.US. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

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