Privacy Statement for FloridaPets.net
Our Commitment to Privacy
FloridaPets.net is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy as a visitor to our Web site at https://www.floridapets.net. We take the issue of privacy very seriously and value the trust you place in us each time you use our services and access this Web site. This Privacy Statement describes the practices and policies we have put into place to safeguard your personal information that may be gathered and used as you visit our Web site.
THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REVIEW IT CAREFULLY.
The policy may change from time to time so please check back periodically. If you have any questions about our privacy policies, we encourage you to contact us using any of the methods outlined at the end of our Privacy Statement.
Who Is Collecting the Information?
FloridaPets.net is collecting information on this Web site as outlined in this privacy statement.
What Information Do We Collect?
Automatic Collection of Information:
If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the Web site or download information, our system will automatically gather and store certain information about your visit. This information does not identify you personally and is used ONLY in an aggregate way to tell us the number of visitors to our site each day.
Permission-based Collection of Information:
At different places on our site, depending upon the feature you use, you may be asked to volunteer personal information such as your name, email and/or mailing address.
•Nothing other than voluntary (opt-in) information is collected from visitors at this Web site.
How Do We Use the Information We Collect?
The information we gather with your permission during your visit to our Web site is used in the following ways:
•Respond to your requests for specific information
•Provide users with replies to emails or the monthly NewsPetter eZine if user signed up to receive it.
With Whom Will the Information Be Shared?
The personally-identifiable information gathered with your permission during your visit to this Web site is not shared with any organization for any purpose. We do not rent, sell, exchange or in some way provide personally identifiable information to any third-party organization.
Many Web sites now use "cookies" to provide useful features to their visitors by providing customizable and personalized services.
Your browser software can be set to reject all cookies, or to ask you if you would like to accept or decline a cookie from a particular site before it is set. Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject cookies in the Help section of the toolbar. You should know, however, that if you reject a cookie, certain functions and conveniences of a site may not work properly.
We do not use any cookies to store or collect information on this Web site.
Registration for Access
Some Web sites require you to provide some personal information through a registration process in order to take advantage of certain Web site features and to access content areas. For example, a registration form might request your name, telephone number and e-mail address. You might also be asked to voluntarily provide a list of topics that you are interested in so your Web site experience can be maximized.
Visitors can use this entire Web site anonymously, without registration.
We are especially concerned about protecting children's privacy. We hope parents and teachers are involved in children's Internet explorations. It is particularly important for parents to guide their children when children are asked to provide personal information on line.
Our site may feature information and services of interest to children 13 and under and we have the following practices:
•We do not create user profiles of children on our Web site.
Interactive Services and Tools
Interactive services that collect your personal information are not used on this Web site.
Security of Communications
We recognize that many people are concerned about the privacy and protection of information as it is transmitted over the Internet. You should keep in mind that the possibility exists for unauthorized individuals to intercept any email message you send over the Internet. In some cases, information can be encrypted (scrambled or encoded) to make it very difficult to read if it is intercepted during communication. Certain technology and practices allow Web sites to provide an increased level of security for your personal information when appropriate.
We use the following practices on our Web site to enhance the level of security for communication and the transmission of personal information:
•We have taken reasonable steps to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of personally-identifiable information that you may voluntarily provide.
•We use an external electronic mailing service called Mad Mimi to manage e-mail subscriptions to our eZine, the NewsPetter. The company's privacy statement for this service is at:
E-Commerce, On-line Donations, and Online Shopping
Purchasing items or making donations over the Internet usually requires you to provide your personal identifying information and credit card information on a Web site. Many people have become accustomed to on-line commerce as a time-saving and useful convenience. There are a number of practices that can make providing your sensitive credit card information more secure and therefore make you feel more comfortable about doing so.
We do process credit card payments for donations, merchandise, or services on our Web site and use PayPal for all e-commerce transactions.
•All transactions are conducted and maintained by PayPal. Please review PayPal's Privacy Statement as it differs from that of FloridaPets.net.
At this time, we partner with or have special relationships with, the following advertisers: Google, IHS Advantage, and Amazon.
Links to Other Sites
This site includes links to non-affiliated external Web sites. We have the following practices:
From time to time, we may use customer information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information practices change at some time in the future, we have the following practices:
•We will post any new information on FloridaPets.net Message Board to notify you of the policy change and to provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses.
Preference for Future Use of Information
You may prevent your information from being used for purposes other than those for which it was originally collected by: •Sending us e-mail to that effect at: WebMistress@FloridaPets.net
•Writing to us at the contact address
Web Site Contact Information
6809 West Seacove Avenue
St. Augustine, Florida 32086
This privacy statement was last reviewed and/or modified November 4, 2011.