Privacy Policy

We take our users’ privacy very seriously. If you have any questions regarding our Privacy Policy, please contact us.

By using DogGear content, you accept our Terms and Conditions which includes this Privacy Policy. If you do not want to be bound by DogGear’s Privacy Policy, or Terms and Conditions, your only remedy is to stop using DogGear’s content.

Information Sharing

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.

Other Sites

DogGear’s Privacy Policy only applies to DogGear content. Other websites, including those that advertise on DogGear, link to DogGear, or that DogGear links to, may have their own policies, and we are not responsible, liable, or involved with those privacy policies.

When you click on any ads or links on the DogGear website, these third party advertisers or sites automatically receive your IP address. Other technologies, like cookies, JavaScript, or web beacons, may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see either on the DogGear website or on other websites. DogGear has no control over, and is not responsible for, the ways these other websites collect or use your information, and does not shape or influence the policies of these partner web properties in most cases. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more information on their practices as well as for instructions on how to opt-out of certain practices if that is important to you as a user.

Google’s DoubleClick DART Cookies

As a third party advertising vendor, Google will place a DART cookie on your computer when you visit a site using DoubleClick or Google AdSense advertising. Google uses this cookie to serve ads specific to you and your interests. The ads shown may be targeted based on your previous browsing history. DART cookies only use non-personally identifiable information (to our knowledge and based on statements Google has made publicly). They do not track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers. You may prevent Google from using DART cookies on your computer by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

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.

Policy Changes

Please note that we may change our Privacy Policy from time to time. Users can view our latest Privacy Policy at any time by visiting: /privacy-policy.htm

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, feel free to contact us by email.