Updated November 14th, 2018

Thank you for reading the privacy policy.  This is one of the most important things you will read on this website and if you have any questions or concerns, I would be happy to talk to you.  My contact information is at the bottom of the policy.

WHO IS “YOUR DOG’S HEALTH MATTERS”? 

Your Dog’s Health Matters (the site name) was founded by Lisa Theriault in January, 2018.  The domain “hugspetproducts.com” was purchased on auction through Go-Daddy.  The blog was created as a way to built a business and to provide people with useful, factual, dog health information.

Our website address is: https://hugspetproducts.com

Site Name: Your Dog’s Health Matters

This is a sole proprietorship and is recognized as a business in Canada. This company is a member of  the Registry of Joint Stocks Canada.

Lisa Theriault, Founder
EMAIL:  latheriault@hugspetproducts.com

What Personal Data We Collect and Why We Collect It

Public Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact Forms

Contact forms are optional for the user to complete and are kept only long enough for customer service purposes. That means, if Lisa Theriault, or an employee designated by Lisa Theriault, has responded to your supplied contact form, it is immediately deleted thereafter.  No information submitted voluntarily via the Contact Form is ever used for marketing purposes.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. This cookie contains no personal data and is discharged when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “remember me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser.  This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

Embedded Content from Other Sites

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to analyze our site’s performance.  Google analytics tracks user interactions and collects personal data such as IP addresses, geographical location, user IDs if applicable, and cookies.

This site uses the optimized in-article ads from Google Adsense. If you click on an advertisement within one of the posts, that click information is sent to the Google Analytics Dashboard.  Lisa Theriault is the only person who can see or use this information. The information is only used to identify where posts are doing well and why. The information allows Lisa Theriault to produce material suitable to the people reading the posts.  In order words, this information is used only for analytical purposes.  

Google Analytics does not have your name or any other personally identifying information.  Your IP address can be seen, however.

How to OPT OUT of the Google Analytics Advertising Features.

In order to opt-out of features mentioned above, there are a few simple things you can do.  Here are the steps:

  1.  Create or Login to your Google Account
  2.  Once you’ve logged in, you will see your account on the top right of the screen.  It will either have your photo or an avatar.
  3. Click on your photo/account.
  4. A drop down menu will appear.  Click on Manage Account.
  5. Now you should have a full screen with three different options. Look at the middle option (Personal Info & Privacy).
  6. Within that block, you’ll see a list of options that include Ad Settings.
  7. Click on Ad Settings.
  8. Another Window will open that says Manage Ad Settings.
  9. Click on that.
  10.  From here you can pick and choose exactly what type of ads you would like to see.   On that same page, you can click the various category buttons that are below.  From there, you can further shut off ads. 
  11. Repeat this process if you have Google accounts under other names.
  12. Want to get really deep?  Go all the way to the bottom of that page and click on Your Online Choices.  From there, you have the ultimate ability to control what comes to your computer screen.  Have fun

Please visit:   Google Analytics’ currently available opt-outs for the web.

European Union user consent policy

This site complies with the European Union User Consent Policy.

Who Do I Contact With a Concern?

You may contact Lisa Theriault directly at:  latheriault@hugspetproducts.com

How We Protect Your Data

This site is hosted by a company called HostPapa where they house my domain under a security lock called SSL.  All data is encrypted and HostPapa cannot have access to that. 

How We Handle Data Breaches

In the unlikely event of a data breach, the founder and website owner, Lisa Theriault, will contact HostPapa immediately. I would ask them to temporarily close the site so that nothing else can go through.

At that point, Lisa will determine what went wrong, where it went wrong, and who may have been impacted.  

NOTE:  At this stage, the website is being run entirely by one person.  There are no staff to train, for example. It’s unlikely this would happen, but I, Lisa Theriault, commit to ensuring that any breaches shut down the website immediately until safety can be guaranteed.

We Receive Data From The Following Third Parties:

Really Simple SSL (wordpress plugin)

Really Simple SSL and Really Simple SSL add-ons do not process any personal identifiable information.

Akismet

We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

Please note:  As of August 27th, 2018, https://hugspetproducts.com does not require an account to visit the site.  Should this change in the future, the following policy statement will apply:

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded Content from Other Sites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

By default, WordPress does not collect any analytics data.  There may be occasion in which specific plugins are activated on this site that collect anonymous analytics data. Plugins are activated and deactivated based on the site’s performance and usability. If you have any questions about the use of plugins, please contact us at: latheriault@hugspetproducts.com

Who We Share Your Data With

Google Analytics collects user information and uses cookies.  (please read the wording above).  Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it, and its partners (including hugspetproducts.com) to serve ads based on site visits

To opt out of personalized ad settings entirely, please visit www.aboutads.info

https://termsfeed.com/disclaimer/107da23e56a126571804d5cac980280d.com

We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Please note, as of August 27th, 2018, we (https://hugspetproducts.com) do not perform financial transactions from the site. However, should that change in the future, the following policy will apply:

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the Web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

Links

This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Surveys & Contests

From time-to-time our site requests information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, postal code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.