Privacy Notice

Privacy Policy

Who we are:

Our website address is:

Site Name: Your Dog’s Health Matters

Lisa Theriault, Founder



What Personal Data We Collect and Why We Collect It

  • 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: 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.


  • Really Simple SSL (wordpress plugin)

Really Simple SSL and Really Simple SSL add-ons do not process any personal identifiable information.  You can find the Really Simple SSL privacy policy here.


  • 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).


  • Contact Forms

Contact forms are optional 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, 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, 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 Websites

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.

  • 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.

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:


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 to serve ads based on site visits.

Google Adsense, and Google’s partners, uses cookies to enable this site to display personalized ads based on the user’s site visit.

Amazon Affiliates and Share-a-Sale (please visit the following link)



To opt out of personalized ad settings entirely, please visit



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

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

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.


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.