Privacy Policy

Privacy is very important to us.
If you have questions about our policy, you may send email to ashleigh@dogboys.com.

Overview
The privacy practices of this statement apply to our services available under the domain and sub-domains of http://www.dogboys.com. By visiting this website you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Privacy Pawlicy. If you do not agree please do not use or access our services.

As described below, as part of the normal operation of our services, your information is collected by us, and used only by us. This Privacy Pawlicy describes the information we collect about you and what may happen to that information. Although this policy may seem long, we have prepared a detailed policy because we believe you should know as much as possible about DogBoys’ practices so that you can make informed decisions.

By accepting the Privacy Pawlicy and the User Agreement in registration, you expressly consent to our use of your personally identifiable information. This Privacy Pawlicy is incorporated into and subject to the terms of the DogBoy’s User Agreement. This Privacy Pawlicy is effective on September 15th, 2002 for new registering users, and is otherwise effective on October 1st, 2002 for all users registered prior to September 15th, 2002. The last amendment to this Privacy Pawlicy was effective for all users on September 10th, 2002.

Table of Contents

Information We Collect.
Our primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience. This allows us to provide services and features that most likely meet your needs, and to customize our service to make your experience easier.

In general, you can browse our site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. Once you give us your personal information, you are not anonymous to us. If you choose to use our services, we may require you to provide contact and identity information, billing information, and other personal information as indicated on the forms throughout our site. Where possible, we indicate which fields are required and which fields are optional. You always have the option to not provide information by choosing not to use a particular service or feature.

Under some circumstances we may require some additional financial information, such as, but not limited to: if you are registering to purchase something on our site. We use your financial information, including credit card information to verify your name, address, and other information, as well as to bill you for your use of our services.

We automatically track certain information based upon your behavior on our site. We use this information to do internal research on our users’ demographics, interests, and behavior to better understand and serve you and our community. This information may include the URL that you just came from (whether this URL is on our site or not), which URL you next go to (whether this URL is on our site or not), what browser you are using, and your IP address.

If you choose to post messages on our Question Board, we can collect that information you provide to us.

If you send us personal correspondence, such as emails or letters, or if other users or third parties send us correspondence about your activities or postings on the site, we may collect such information into a file specific to you.

For a chart showing what information we collect from or about you, and who has access to that information, please see the Appendix.

Our Use of Your Information.
We use your information to facilitate the services you request. We use information in the file we maintain about you, and other information we obtain from your current and past activities on the site, to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems and enforce our User Agreement. At times, we may look across multiple users to identify problems or resolve disputes, and in particular we may examine your information to identify users using multiple User IDs or aliases.

If you choose to provide us with your credit card information, we use your address and billing information to bill you and provide associated support.

You agree that we may use personally identifiable information about you to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, to analyze site usage, improve our content and product offerings, and customize our site’s content, layout, and services. These uses improve our site and better tailor it to meet your needs.

You agree that we may use your information to contact you and deliver information to you that, in some cases, are targeted to your interests, such as administrative notices, product and service offerings, and communications relevant to your use of the site. By accepting the User Agreement and Privacy Pawlicy, you expressly agree to receive this information. If you do not wish to receive these communications, we encourage you to opt out of the receipt of certain communications on the notification preferences page. You may make changes to your notification preferences at any time.

Our Disclosure of Your Information.
Due to the existing regulatory environment, we cannot ensure that all of your private communications and other personally identifiable information will never be disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this Privacy Pawlicy. By way of example (without limiting the foregoing), we may be forced to disclose information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications, or users may abuse or misuse your information that they collect from our site. Therefore, although we use industry standard practices to protect your privacy, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personally identifiable information or private communications will always remain private.

As a matter of policy, we do not sell or rent any personally identifiable information about you to any third party. However, the following describes some of the ways that your personally identifiable information may be disclosed.

Internal Service Providers.
We may use internal service providers to facilitate our services (e.g., search, discussion boards, surveys) and therefore we may provide some of your personally identifiable information directly to them. In some instances, the internal service provider may collect information directly from you (such as the situation where we ask a internal service provider to conduct a survey for us). In these cases, you will be notified of the involvement of the internal service provider, and all information disclosures you make will be strictly optional. In all cases, these internal service providers’ use of information we supply them is restricted by confidentiality agreements. If you provide additional information to an internal service provider directly, then their use of your information is governed by their applicable privacy policy.

Legal Requests.
DogBoy’s cooperates with law enforcement inquiries, as well as other third parties to enforce laws, such as: intellectual property rights, fraud and other rights. We can (and you authorize us to) disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate, in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringements, or other activity that is illegal or may expose us or you to legal liability.

DogBoy’s and our users do not tolerate spam. Therefore, without limiting the foregoing, you are not licensed to add a DogBoy’s user to your mail list (email or physical mail) without their express consent after adequate disclosure. To report DogBoy’s related spam to DogBoy’s, please contact us at ashleigh@dogboys.com.

We will retain in our files information you have requested to remove in some circumstances, such as to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems and enforce our User Agreement. Further, such prior information is never completely removed from our databases due to technical and legal constraints, including stored “back up” systems. Therefore, you should not expect that all of your personally identifiable information will be completely removed from our databases in response to your requests.

Security.
DogBoy’s uses industry standard practices to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal identifiable information. DogBoy’s treats data as an asset that must be protected against loss and unauthorized access. We employ many different security techniques to protect such data from unauthorized access by users inside and outside the company. However, “perfect security” does not exist on the Internet.

Notice.
We may amend this Privacy Policy at any time by posting the amend terms on our site. All amended terms shall automatically be effective 30 days after they are initially posted on our site. In addition, we will notify you in accordance with your Notification Preferences.