Like most website operators, Cooperative Paws collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Cooperative Paws ’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Cooperative Paws ’s visitors use its website. Cooperative Paws also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. Cooperative Paws only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Cooperative Paws ’s websites choose to interact with Cooperative Paws in ways that require Cooperative Paws to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Cooperative Paws gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address and people interested in our certification program submit information in an application. Those who wish to receive Cooperative Paws updates via a newsletter, we collect their emails. In each case, Cooperative Paws collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Cooperative Paws. Cooperative Paws does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from receiving certain services.
Cooperative Paws may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Cooperative Paws may monitor the most popular pages. However, Cooperative Paws does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Cooperative Paws discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Cooperative Paws ’s behalf, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Cooperative Paws ’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Cooperative Paws will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Cooperative Paws would disclose potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or if Cooperative Paws believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Cooperative Paws , third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Cooperative Paws website and have supplied your email address, Cooperative Paws may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Cooperative Paws and our products. Cooperative Paws takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Cooperative Paws, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Cooperative Paws goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Cooperative Paws may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.