Updated: March 2019
At Pets.us, we take online privacy seriously and we respect the privacy concerns of our community
information obtained through your use of Pets.us, to help you make informed decisions about how
you share information when you visit or use Pets.us.
information collected via any other website, application, or service. We are not responsible for
the privacy policies or privacy practices of third parties. By using Pets.us, you explicitly
We may collect information, including personally identifiable information, from you if you choose
to provide that information. For example, you may provide us with your name and contact
information (such as an email address), date of birth, or other details of that nature, when you
sign up for our newsletters, participate in contests, sweepstakes, or other promotions on
Pets.us, or apply for a job with Pets.us.
You also may choose to provide personally identifiable information about yourself when you
participate in surveys, forums or discussions, or other Interactive Services on Pets.us. Please
be aware that information you post may be viewed or captured by anyone who visits Pets.us,
therefore you should avoid posting sensitive or personal information that you would not want to
be available to the public.
When you access Pets.us, we and our third-party partners and service providers may automatically
collect certain information from your device or web-browser about your visit using tools such as
cookies, web beacons, and other data collecting and tracking technologies, to help us understand
how our users use Pets.us and to target advertising messages to you. We and our third-party
partners and service providers may also collect and track information about your online
activities over time and across different websites, applications, and devices using certain data
matching techniques. The information collected automatically when you visit Pets.us may include
your IP address, characteristics of your operating system, information about your browser and
system settings, data about the computer or mobile device you use to access Pets.us, unique
device identifiers, clickstream data (which shows the page-by-page path you take as you browse
Pets.us), and other information that generally is not considered personally identifiable. This
information is not linked to any personally identifiable information, unless expressed consent
has been given.
Cookies are small files that many websites and other online services use to
(such as HTTP and HTML5 cookies and Flash cookies), as well as other types of local storage in
order to provide useful features to our users. For more information about cookies, you may visit
http://www.allaboutcookies.org. See the section
below regarding your choices to learn more about how you may limit or disable cookies on your
computer. If you choose to disable cookies, that could affect your ability to use certain
To manage our automatic data collection, we, and our third-party partners and service providers,
may place tags (often referred to as “web beacons” or “pixel tags”) and other tracking
mechanisms on pages on Pets.us, in videos, or in emails we send to you. Web
beacons are small files that link web pages to particular web servers and their
cookies, and they may be used for a variety of purposes, such as counting the number of visitors
to Pets.us, analyzing how users navigate around Pets.us, assessing how many emails that we send
are actually opened and which articles or links are viewed by visitors.
We also use third-party web analytics services, such as Google Analytics, on Pets.us to provide
us with statistics and other information about visitors to Pets.us. Click here to learn more about
Google Analytics and how you may opt out.
Finally, companies that provide certain third-party apps, tools, widgets, and plug-ins that may
appear on Pets.us (for example, Facebook “Like” or “Share” buttons), also may use automated
means to collect information regarding your interactions with these features. This information
collection is subject to the privacy policies or notices of those third parties.
"Do Not Track” Signals. Your browser settings may allow you to automatically
transmit a “do not track” signal to websites and online services you visit. At this time there
is no consensus among industry participants as to the meaning of “do not track” in this context.
Like many other websites, Pets.us is not configured to respond to “do not track” signals from
browsers. Click here to learn more about “do not track”
We may supplement the information we collect with information from third-party partners and
service providers, including data brokers, customer acquisition vendors, and other companies
that collect contact and consumer information such as demographic and interest data, in order to
learn more about our users, better tailor the content and offers we make available to you, and
for other lawful business purposes. We may combine the information we receive from those other
(online and offline) sources with information we collect through Pets.us.
Through the use of Google Analytics Advertising Features, we allow Google Analytics to collect
data on the website’s traffic. This data will not be used to identify users or facilitate the
merging of personally identifiable information with non-personally identifiable information
collected through any Google Advertising Feature. The specifc features that may be enabled
For more information to opt-out of one or all of these collection methods, see the Opt-Out option
under the “Your Privacy Choices” section.
Pets.us may be integrated with social media networks and other platforms whereby information may
be shared between us and those platforms. For instance, if you interact with our Sites through a
social media feature such as a plug-in, then you may be granting us on-going access to certain
information from that social media account. If you do not want a social media platform to
the applicable social media property before using such features on our Sites.
We, and our third-party partners and service providers, may use the information gathered on
Pets.us for various purposes, including the purposes listed below. For example, if you were to
contact us with a question and provide your email address, we would use the email address you
provided to respond to your inquiry. In addition, we use information we collect from you and
through Pets.us to:
Our agents, vendors, consultants, and other service providers may have access to information we
collect through Pets.us to carry out work on our behalf. In addition, certain service providers
may collect or access information through Pets.us to enable or provide services, tools, or other
features available on Pets.us. We also may share information:
Unsubscribe from emails. To unsubscribe from a particular newsletter, click the
“unsubscribe” link at the bottom of that email newsletter. If you would like to globally opt-out
from all email campaigns, please send an email to optout@Pets.us with “Unsubscribe” in the subject line.
When we send newsletters to subscribers we may allow advertisers or partners to include messages
in those newsletters, or we may send dedicated newsletters and marketing messages on behalf of
those advertisers or partners. We may disclose your opt-out choices to third parties so that
they can honor your preferences in accordance with applicable laws.
Blocking cookies. Certain browsers may be configured to notify you when you
receive cookies, or allow you to restrict or disable certain cookies. If you choose to disable
Disabling local shared objects (“Flash cookies”). We may use other kinds of
local storage that function similarly, but are stored in different parts of your computer from
ordinary browser cookies, including Flash cookies placed on your device or web browser via the
Adobe flash plug-in. Your browser may allow you to disable its HTML5 local storage or delete
information contained in its HTML5 local storage. Click here for further details about deleting
information contained in “local shared objects” or adjusting related preferences.
Options concerning third-party ad networks. For more information about
third-party ad networks and services that use these technologies, you can visit www.aboutads.info and click here to opt out or to learn more about
your options. You also may visit the NAI’s
site for additional options on how to opt out of interest-based advertising.
Opt-out Options for Google Analytics. . For more information about opting out of
Google Analytics, you can visit the Google
Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
We maintain reasonable and appropriate administrative, technical, and physical safeguards
designed to protect the personal information you provide against accidental, unlawful, or
unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure, or use. However, it is not
possible to guarantee the security of information transmitted online. You use Pets.us and
provide us with information at your own discretion and risk.
The GDPR requires users in the EEA, Switzerland or the UK with specific information about the
processing of their “Personal Data.” Personal Data is data that can identify a unique user or
device - for instance, names, addresses, cookie identifiers, precise location data, and
Common information collect is: Name, Mailing Address, Phone, Email Address, IP Address, and
information about your browser and system settings, data about the computer or mobile device.
For more information on the types of data we collect, please see the “How Your Information is
This data is used to provide information / services requested, customize content, improve
business performance, data analytics, and guard against theft and fraud. For more information on
how we use the data, please see the “How We May Use The Information We Collect” section.
As a company that operates in the United States, data will need to be transferred from the EEA,
Switzerland and the UK to the United States. More information on this, please see the “Users For
Outside the United States” and “How We Protect Personal Information” sections.
The GDPR provides the right to access, rectify, or erase any Personal Data collected through our
To enact one, or all, of these rights, contact us (instructions in the “How to Contact Us”
section) and identify which right you intend to enact. A response to your request will happen
within 30 days. Additional information may be required to confirm your identity.
We may continue to store necessary information, even after a data subject request, to comply with
our legal obligations, resolve disputes, prevent fraud, and enforce our agreements.
You have the right to file a complaint with a European supervisory authority if you have any
concerns with our compliance. Contact details for data protection authorities in the EEA are
Pets.us may contain links to other websites that are controlled by third parties, as well as
videos, advertisements, and other content served by third parties. Linked websites may have
their own privacy notices or policies, which we strongly suggest you review. We are not
websites, applications, or services that we do not own or control.
While you are visiting Pets.us, you may have the opportunity to participate in surveys or
quizzes, or to use other interactive features that request information about you and your
opinions and preferences. Your participation in these features is entirely voluntary. If you do
choose to participate, please be aware that these features may be operated by a third party that
is not controlled by us, and therefore the information you provide may be collected by the third
Pets.us is intended for a general audience and are not designed or intended for use by children
under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the
age of 13. If we become aware that we have collected personal information from a child under the
age of 13, we will delete any such information.
If you are visiting Pets.us from outside the United States, please be aware that information we
collect through Pets.us will be transferred to and stored on our servers in the United States.
When information is collected from outside the United States and transferred to the United
States, appropriate safeguards are in place to protect your Personal Data. By using this site,
you acknowledge and consent to the transfer and processing of your personal data in the United
and regulations applicable to your personal data transferred to the United States may be
different from the laws in your country of residence.
Subject to certain limits, under California law, California residents may ask us to provide them
with a list of the categories of personal information that we have disclosed to third parties
for those third parties’ direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year, as well
as the identity of those third parties. California residents may contact us (instructions in the
“How to Contact Us” section) to make a request for this information.
practices, such as how we collect or use personal information. We will we indicate at the top of
If you have questions about this policy or about our privacy practices, you may contact us by
emailing privacy@Pets.us. If you are a California resident
inquiring about your California privacy rights, please include “California privacy rights
request” in the subject line of your email.
You may also write to:
1712 Pioneer Avenue, Suite 201
Cheyenne, WY 82001