Last Updated August 15, 2020
Who controls my personal information?
Any personal information provided to or gathered by Pet Mag is controlled by:
11008 Balantre Lane
Potomac, MD 20854
What information does Pet Mag collect from me?
The amount and type of information we gather depends upon your use of the Website and, in some cases, what type of information you choose to disclose. We may collect the following information from you:
We collect information from you when you voluntarily register with Pet Mag and/or submit your personal information to us over the Website. Such personal information may include your name, email, age and other information which you voluntarily provide to us.
Device/Internet Connection Information
When you use the Website, we automatically gather information made available by your web browser, Internet service provider, and device depending on your settings for each. For example, we may collect your IP address, information about the operating system or type of device you use, the date and time you access the Website, and the location of your device.
Information Provided by Third Parties
Pet Mag may receive information about you and your Internet activities if you have provided it to a Third-Party and we subsequently purchase, license, or otherwise acquire the information from the Third-Party. Such information may include, but is not limited to, your personal and online interests, and Internet browsing habits. These Third Parties may have collected such information by placing Cookies on your device, using web beacons, gathering IP addresses and log data, and so forth as described below.
From time to time, we may obtain other information from you, such as when you make a claim for a prize pursuant to a contest or other promotion run on the Website, when you request assistance through from our customer service department, and when you voluntarily subscribe to an Pet Mag service or newsletter. You will always be asked to provide such other information voluntarily, and we will not collect it without your permission.
“Cookies” are files that are placed on your computer or other device by websites you visit. The purpose of a Cookie is to identify you as a unique user of the Website.
Cookies serve a lot of purposes and, among other things, help to customize your Internet experience, keep you logged into websites, remember your search terms, and advertise products or services to you. Some Cookies include tracking technology, such as web beacons, that can be used to track online behavioral habits for measurement and marketing purposes.
How Does Pet Mag Use My Information?
We use the information we’ve gathered from you, including through Cookies and web beacons, for the following purposes:
To Communicate with You
To Improve the Website
To Advertise to You
We use information gathered through Cookies and web beacons, including those placed by Third Parties, to deliver ads to you via the Website, and after you’ve left the Website, including advertising specific to your personal interests. The purpose of this practice, which is sometimes called “Personalized Ads,” “retargeting,” or “remarketing” is to deliver content and advertising that is of interest to you, and to avoid displaying irrelevant advertising to you. For example, if you look at a particular shirt for sale online, you may later see that same shirt advertised to you on Facebook and then again on Pet Mag.
How Does Pet Mag Share My Information?
To Our Affiliated Companies
To Our Third-Party Partners
We may disclose your personal information as needed to our Third-Party service providers and advertising partners. For example, we may share your email address with our email fulfillment provider. However, we will never sell your personal or non-personal data to any Third-Party.
To Comply with Legal Process and Prevent Harm
We may disclose your information to respond to subpoenas, court orders, and other legal processes. In rare circumstances, we may disclose personal information when we believe it is necessary in order to prevent illegal, fraudulent, or injurious actions that may cause harm to individuals.
How And Where Does Pet Mag Secure My Information?
We use Third-Party vendors to store your information. These Third-Party vendors employ security measures (such as software and applications to block DDoS attacks, bots, malicious traffic, and internal firewalls) in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control.
How Can I Access Or Correct My Information?
You may access all information we’ve collected about you for purposes of correcting, amending, or deleting such information. Access can be obtained by contacting [email protected]. To protect your privacy and security, we may take reasonable steps to help verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.
Under California’s “Shine the Light” law, California residents who provide personal information to the Website may request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us a [email protected].
How Does Pet Mag Protect The Privacy Of Children?
Pet Mag will never knowingly collect any personal information about children under the age of 13. If we obtain actual knowledge that we have collected personal information about a child under the age of 13, that information will be immediately deleted from our database. Because we do not collect such information, we have no such information to use or to disclose to Third Parties. We have designed this policy in order to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
What About Third-Party Practices?
Third-Party Cookies and Web Beacons
Advertising agencies, advertising networks, and other companies (together, Third Parties) who place advertisements on the Website and on the Internet generally may use their own cookies, web beacons, and other technology to collect information about individuals. Except as expressly provided herein, we do not control Third Parties’ use of such technology and we have no responsibility for the use of such technology to gather information about individuals. It is up to you to familiarize yourself with the privacy practices of such Third Parties.
The Website and email messages sometimes contain hypertext links to the websites of Third Parties. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other websites. Linked websites may contain links to websites maintained by Third Parties. Such links are provided for your convenience and reference only. We do not operate or control in any respect any information, software, products or services available on such Third-Party websites. The inclusion of a link to a website does not imply any endorsement of the services or the site, its contents, or its sponsoring organization.
Does Pet Mag Respond To Do Not Track (DNT) Signals?
DNT is a feature offered by some browsers which, when enabled, sends a signal to websites to request that your browsing is not tracked. Pet Mag does not currently respond to DNT requests.