DogGear takes the privacy of our visitors very seriously. DogGear uses thoughtful methods to ensure our users are not at risk when their data is shared within our platform(s).
DogGear may collect (1) personal or (2) general visitor-related information:
(1) Personal Information Including Email Addresses
Visitors may have the opportunity to provide DogGear with their personal information in response to specific services or tasks (e.g., signing up for DogGear’s newsletter, completing a quiz, etc.). In order to receive additional services, visitors may be required to provide personal information such as names and email addresses. This is in line with many businesses in the internet industry.
(2) General Information
DogGear tracks general information and other attributes tied to our visitors to enhance our visitors’ experiences by analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking user’s movement around the site, and gathering demographic information. The information that is tracked (also referred to as log files) includes but is not limited to: internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser types, Internet Service Providers (ISPs), access times, referring web sites or properties, exit pages, and click activity. This information is helpful to the DogGear team for creating the best user experience possible.
Another way DogGear collects this general information is through cookies, a small text file with a unique identifying string of characters, and used across the internet on many websites. Cookies help DogGear store information about visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information about the pages users access and when they access those pages, and customize web content based on a visitor’s browser type or other information that the visitor sends through their browser.
Users can disable cookies in their web browsers so that cookies are not set without permission. Note that by disabling cookies, you may limit the features and services available from DogGear. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.
Google’s DoubleClick DART Cookies
Google Adwords Conversion Tracking
This website may use the ‘Google AdWords’ online advertising program, specifically its conversion tracking function. The conversion tracking cookie is set when a user clicks on an ad delivered by Google. These cookies will expire after 30 days and do not yield personal identification that we are aware of. If the user visits certain pages of this website and the cookie has not expired, we and Google will detect that the user has clicked on the ad and been redirected to this page.