Privacy Policy

 

Cultivated Canines LLC dba Seattle Puppyworks® (“Puppyworks” or “Company”) considers the privacy of the users of www.seattlepuppyworks.com and www.cultivatedcanines.com (our “Websites”) to be of utmost importance and works to protect it. The Company recognizes that you may be concerned about Puppyworks collection, use, and disclosure of the personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) that is collected when you use the Website and the services offered on the Website (the “Services”). This Privacy Policy describes the information that we may collect from you, how we collect this information, and what we do with it after we collect it. By using the Website and the Services you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. If you have any questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us at info@seattlepuppyworks.com

Puppyworks collects user submitted information such as name, email address, phone, and physical address to authenticate users and to send notifications to those users relating to the Website and the Services. Puppyworks also collects other profile data including but not limited to: geographical location, gender, age, occupation, and device preferences in order to assist users in properly utilizing the Services.

Puppyworks also logs non-personally-identifiable information including, but not limited to, IP address, profile information, aggregate user data, and browser type, from users and visitors to the Website. This data is used to manage the Website, track usage and improve the Website and the Services. This non-personally-identifiable information may be shared with third-parties to provide more relevant services and advertisements to members. User IP addresses are recorded for security and monitoring purposes.

Email addresses are used for the purposes of delivering notification, materials and marketing copy, and to send notifications related to the Services. With the exception of inviting new users, and sending out notifications, a user’s email address is not shared or displayed or accessible publicly, unless otherwise expressly agreed to by the user or if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce Puppyworks Terms and Conditions of Use (https://www.seattlepuppyworks.com/tos); (c) respond to claims that any content violates the rights of third parties; or (d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Puppyworks, its users and the public. Users’ full names are never directly revealed to other users of the Services.


We may also use a user’s email address to send updates or news regarding the Website and/or Services.

From time to time, Puppyworks or a network partner, may sponsor a promotion or contest on the Website. Users may be asked to provide personal information including name, email address or home address or to answer questions in order to participate. We may transfer personal information to certain advertising partners that you have explicitly requested to receive information from. It will be clear at the point of collection who is collecting the personal information and whose privacy statement will apply.

\\ USE OF COOKIES
 

Puppyworks uses cookies to store visitors’ preferences and to record session information for purposes including ensuring that visitors are not repeatedly offered the same advertisements and to customize advertising and Website content based on browser type and user profile information. We do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on the Website. You may be able to configure your browser to accept or reject all or some cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. Each browser is somewhat different, so check the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences. However, you must enable cookies from Puppyworks in order to use most functions on the Website. Please note that Puppyworks may use third-party advertising companies to provide advertisements when you visit the Website. These third-party advertisers may be allowed to present advertisements on some of our pages to set and access their cookies on your computer. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this Website and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. Please note that Google Inc. (“Google”), one of the third-party vendor advertising companies referenced above, uses cookies to provide advertisements on the Website. Google’s use of cookies enables it to provide advertisements to the Company’s users based on their visit to the Puppyworks sites and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of Google cookies by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy. Advertiser use of cookies is subject to their own privacy policies and not the Puppyworks Privacy Policy.

\\ LINKS

This Website may contain links to other sites. Puppyworks is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices on these other sites. When linking to another site, a user should read the privacy policy stated on that site. Our Privacy Policy solely governs information collected on the Website.

\\ THIRD PARTY ADVERTISING

Ads appearing on this Website may be delivered to users by Puppyworks or one of our advertising partners. Our Web advertising partners may set cookies. These cookies allow advertisement providers to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement. In this way, advertisement providers may compile information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw their advertisements and determine which ads are clicked on. This information allows an ad network to deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This privacy statement covers solely the use of cookies by Puppyworks and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

\\ SECURITY

Puppyworks user accounts are secured by user-created passwords. Puppyworks takes precautions to insure that member account information is kept private. We use reasonable measures to protect member information that is stored within our database, and we restrict access to member information to only those individuals who need access to perform their job functions, such as our customer service personnel and technical staff. Please note that we cannot guarantee the security of member account information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of member information at any time For any additional information about the security measures we use on Puppyworks site(s), please contact us at info@seattlepuppyworks.com.

\\ SHARING AND DISCLOSURE OF COLLECTED INFORMATION

Except as otherwise disclosed in this Privacy Policy, Puppyworks does not share your personally identifiable information with other organizations for marketing to you; however, we may use unaffiliated companies to help us maintain and operate our Website or other reasons to operate our business, and these organizations may receive your personally identifiable information. We may disclose personal information to satisfy government requests, legal requirements, and protect the rights and property of Puppyworks, users, and affiliates. Puppyworks reserves the right to transfer personal information to a successor in interest that acquires rights to that information as a result of the sale of Puppyworks or substantially all of its assets to that successor in interest.

\\ CHANGES IN OUR PRIVACY POLICY

From time to time Puppyworks may make changes to its Privacy Policy. Any changes will be posted on the Website to make users aware of which changes have occurred so that users will be aware of the information being collected, how it’s used and when it may be disclosed. Users are bound by any changes to the policy when he or she uses the Website after those changes have been posted. If, however, we are going to use a user’s personally identifiable information in a manner materially different from that stated herein, we will notify you by posting a notice on our Website for at least thirty (30) days in advance of such a change.

\\ MINORS
We do not collect or solicit information from, approve applications for, or maintain accounts for any minor we know to be, or have reason to believe is, under the age of 18.

\\ COMMUNICATIONS
We may send you messages and updates about Puppyworks, our Services, affiliates, promotions, etc. If you prefer not to receive non-transaction information, please send us an email at info@seattlepuppyworks.com.com.

All contents of the Services and any other service provided hereunder are © 2008 Seattle Puppyworks and Cultivated Canines LLC, respectively, or its licensors. Photographs and illustrations are copyrighted by their respective owners, as noted in the credits.

Copyright © 2008-2018 Cultivated Canines LLC.   All rights reserved.

Effective Date:  January 1, 2008

Last updated:  April 11, 2018