Petzooba Privacy Policy

 
Petzooba, LLC ("Petzooba") understands that subscribers are concerned about privacy and how their personal information is used. Outlined below are the ways in which Petzooba protects your privacy and collects and uses your personal information. By design, however, Petzooba is a service that permits subscribers to upload personal (and pet) photos and information and to make that information available for public viewing. Because of this, any privacy expectations in regard to use of submitted likenesses or personal information is waived. Should you prefer this information not be displayed or disclosed, please do not use Petzooba.

Petzooba members can create personal profiles which can then be linked to networks of friends with common interests. Within this community, among other things, members are able to view profiles, communicate with friends and share photo-personalized eCards. For identification and networking purposes, some personal information is made available to the Petzooba community. Members are welcome to change their profile information at any time and may select the ways in which the Petzooba community communicates with them to best ensure their privacy.

Information Collection and Use

Upon registration, Petzooba collects basic subscriber information such as name, email address and age for authentication and notification purposes. Information submitted by individuals thirteen years or younger will not be knowingly accepted or retained. Notifications will be limited to information relating to the Petzooba service. Petzooba also collects other data to help members find and communicate with other members and to make recommendations of content that may interest you. This collected information may include, but is not limited to: personal interests, gender, occupation and information about your pets.

Non-personally identifiable information from members and visitors (such as IP address, browser type, and aggregate subscriber data) is also logged by Petzooba. This data is used to manage the website, track usage and improve services. Non-personally identifiable information may be shared with third-parties to provide more relevant services and advertisements to members. For security and monitoring purposes, Petzooba records subscriber IP addresses.

Business Subscribers

Petzooba acknowledges that pet businesses will be importing their client lists to the Petzooba site. Petzooba will not access a business customer's records nor solicit them. Petzooba agrees to not sell, rent or distribute a business customer's personal information.

Exception: In the event that a business customer becomes an unsolicited client of Petzooba, Petzooba retains the right to contact or solicit the customer within the same marketing guidelines as it does with other site subscribers.

Subscriber Profile

As previously noted, some personal information is displayed to the public as a way of enhancing Petzooba community interactions. Members' pictures and usernames are displayed to people in order to facilitate subscriber interaction in Petzooba's social networking community.

On Petzooba a member's username is his email address. This same address will be used as a way to add and invite friends to the member's community. Petzooba allows members to find friends, family and pet acquaintances using email addresses, first and last names and voluntary data, such as information about interests and occupation, as search terms. Your email address will not be shared or displayed on the Petzooba community unless you choose to share it. Communication amongst the Petzooba community is done through the site itself, not via personal email.

Email addresses may also be used for Petzooba to send notifications which can include updates, newsletters or other Petzooba-related information.

Use of Cookies

Visitor preferences and session information is recorded and stored in the form of a cookie. Petzooba uses that information for advertising and site content customization purposes. If you do not wish for this information to be recorded, you must configure your cookie preferences within your Web browser. Check the "Help" menu in your browser to determine how to accept or reject cookies or how to notify you when a cookie is set. Please note that in order to use most of the functions on Petzooba, you must enable your browser to accept cookies from the site.

Petzooba also allows third party advertisers to set and access their own cookies on your computer. These advertisers’ use of cookies are not subject to the Petzooba Privacy Policy. For more information on their use of cookies, check the Privacy Policy of the third party advertiser.

Third Party Advertising

Ads appearing on Petzooba's site may be delivered to you either by Petzooba or by one of our advertising partners, who may set cookies. Cookies provide the ad server with a way to identify and recognize your computer each time you are sent an online advertisement. This allows ad servers to collect information about which site you saw the advertisements on and to determine which ads have been clicked. Such information allows an ad network to deliver targeted advertisements, those which they believe will be of most interest to you. This privacy statement covers the use of cookies by Petzooba, and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Public Communication

Any information voluntarily posted on Petzooba' site is publicly accessible and can potentially be used by members of the public to send you unsolicited communications. Petzooba is not responsible for any personally identifiable information you choose to reveal to the community and cautions you to use discretion when doing so.

Correcting/Updating or Removing Information

Subscriber information may be modified or removed at any time. Members of Petzooba can do this by logging into their account and accessing the features available in the "My Profile" menu.

Email Choice/Opt-out

Members may select to opt-out of email updates or notifications by managing their preferences in “My Profile”. Alternatively, members may follow the communication opt-out instructions included in Petzooba emails.

Privacy Policy Updates

Petzooba has the right to alter or change the Privacy Policy on occasion. All changes will appear in writing on our Privacy Policy section on the Petzooba Web site. Changes to the Privacy Policy might also appear on the login screen or in an email notification. All changes to the Privacy Policy will require the subscriber to read, review and agree to changes before continuing to use the site. Consent may also be obtained through a linked email or upon login.

Sharing and Disclosure of Information Collected

Personal information will not be disclosed by Petzooba to any third party unless we believe disclosure is necessary as outlined in this policy. Information will be disclosed
  1. to comply with applicable law and to respond to a subpoena, court order, search warrant or other legal process received by Petzooba, whether or not a response is required by law;
  2. to ensure the protection of the public and other Petzooba subscribers; protect the safety of members of the public and subscribers of the service;
  3. to enforce Petzooba's rights or those of a third party;
  4. or to respond to an emergency.
Petzooba reserves the right to transfer personal information to a successor in the event that Petzooba, its interests or assets are sold to or acquired by another party. Should such a change in ownership take place, you will be notified via email. Petzooba also reserves the right to share information on an as-needed basis to assist third party service providers in supporting and maintaining the daily operation of Petzooba's site. For more information see the "Changes in Our Privacy Policy" section below.

Security

Your Petzooba subscriber account is secured by a password of your creation. We encourage members to keep login details such as username, password and other account information in a safe, private place and not to share it with anyone. Please note that unless you log out of your account and close your browser window when you are done, your account may still be accessible. Exercise additional caution when visiting Petzooba on a public computer.

Petzooba takes reasonable precautionary measures to ensure subscriber privacy. Information stored in our database is protected and access to member information is restricted to only those employees who need it to perform their jobs. This includes customer service and technical support staff personnel. Transmission of personal information and login data is protected by industry standard encryption. For additional information about the security measures we have in place please contact us at: support@petzooba.com. We do not, however, guarantee that our efforts will completely protect subscriber account information. Unauthorized entry or use of our databases, hardware or software failures or other factors, have the potential to compromise the security of member information. Should such a breach or compromise occur, we will endeavor to notify subscribers. In submitting personal information to Petzooba, you expressly consent to receiving our notification regarding a suspected breach or compromise of the security of your personal information. This notification may be made either by email or snail mail, as deemed appropriate by Petzooba and as required by law.

A valid email address must be provided by the subscriber in order for them to receive communications about their account, newsletters, purchases they have made or any other information related to their Petzooba account, such as changes to our Terms and Conditions and/or Privacy Policy. A subscriber may not opt out of receiving these emails from Petzooba during the FREE trial offer. A subscriber’s valid email address further allows us to provide them with information about new content, features, services and contests. In order for a subscriber to opt out of receiving Petzooba emails they must send a subscription cancelation notice via email to support@petzooba.com.

If a subscriber’s registration information remains incomplete for more than 30 days after said subscriber’s initial registration, we reserve the right to cancel respective membership/account without notice. To ensure privacy, Petzooba has a user email verification system. If at any time a subscriber provides Petzooba with another users email address or an invalid email address, their subscription will be permanently deleted and they will be barred from subscribing again.

Contacting Us

If you have questions about our Privacy Policy, please contact us at: support@petzooba.com