This policy is effective from 16 May 2018.
Specifically, we would like you to know that:
- Email subscribers can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the ‘unsubscribe’ link that you will find at the bottom of every email from Companion Animal Psychology
- The only way to subscribe to the email subscription list is to specifically opt in. We will never add you, even if you email us about the blog.
- Anyone who has added a link (blog post url and/or photo) to a link-up can delete their link/photo at any time
- Email addresses provided for the purpose of link-ups will not be used for any other purpose. That is, we may communicate with you about the link-up if necessary, but will not add you to the email subscribers list.
- Google/Blogger have made changes to the way comments are handled, and in particular OpenID is no longer supported. Any comments previously left under OpenID will be anonymized. Comments can still be posted from a Google account or anonymously.
This statement covers the privacy practices for Companion Animal Psychology. Companion Animal Psychology is a blog created by Zazie Todd, PhD.
The mailing address is:
Companion Animal Psychology,
PO Box 719 Stn Whonnock
Maple Ridge, BC,
Or you can email companimalpsych at gmail dot com.
General Privacy Information
Companion Animal Psychology takes privacy issues very seriously and does not sell, rent or trade personal information about you with anyone else.
Personal Information is information that may be used to readily identify or contact you as an individual person, such as: name, address, email address, or phone number. Personal Information does not include information that has been anonymized such that it does not allow for the ready identification of specific individuals.
Updates to the Policy
We may make updates to this policy from time to time. When we do so, we will update the ‘effective from’ at the top of the page. For any major updates, a summary will be posted at the top of the page.
This site is served over https.
Email subscriptions are currently handled by Feedburner (a Google product).
In order to subscribe to Companion Animal Psychology, you must explicitly opt in by providing your email address for that purpose. No other personal information is required. By submitting your Personal Information through the email subscription process, you agree to receive communications from Companion Animal Psychology representatives, including e-mails or other means of communications.
You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the ‘unsubscribe’ link that is at the bottom of every email.
Feedburner provides us with a list of email subscribers. We do not use this list for any other purpose than the email subscription list, and do not share this list with anyone else.
Feedburner also provides anonymized, aggregate information on some functionality, including how many people have opened each email. However, we cannot tell whether or not individuals have opened each email, and you may also turn off this feature as a general setting in your email provider.
Link-Ups are sometimes used for the purpose of a blog party (whereby bloggers supply links to posts on their own blog) or for photo sharing (whereby readers may upload a photo of their pet to include in the link-up).
InLinkz is used to create the link-ups.
If you share a blog post and/or photo via a link-up, you can choose to delete it at any time.
You have to provide an email address in order to participate in a link-up. This email address will only be used to communicate with you about the link-up, if necessary (e.g. if there appears to be an issue with your entry). You will not be added to the email subscribers list and we will not use your email address for any other purpose.
Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or device memory. They are used to improve the browsing experience. They do not give access to your computer or any personal information.
These include Google Blogger (as this site is served by Blogger), Google Analytics, AddThis (for sharing buttons), Amazon (for affiliate advertising), and AWIN (for Etsy affiliate advertising).
Google Blogger has made changes to the way comments are handled, and in particular OpenID is no longer supported. Any comments previously left under OpenID will be anonymized. Comments can still be posted from a Google account or anonymously.
AddThis provides the share buttons for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Reddit, etc. that are on the side of the blog and on every photo. If you use these buttons, they will need to connect to your account on the social media or email service you are sharing with.
Google Analytics collects information about visitors to the site and provides us with aggregate information (e.g. about how many unique visitors there were to specific posts or during specific time periods). In some cases it may provide the search query or source of your referral to this website, again in an anonymized fashion. Where Google Analytics tracks specific user information, this is deleted after 26 months. Google provides you with options to change your privacy settings if you wish.
Affiliate advertising from Amazon and AWIN/Etsy is used to support this website.
Right to be Forgotten
If you wish to delete your links and/or photos from link-ups, or comments from the blog, you are able to do so yourself.
Guest bloggers or others who wish to delete any information about them that is published on this blog should email companimalpsych at gmail dot com.
Policies Re Children
Companion Animal Psychology is not directed at individuals under the age of 16. Persons must be 16 or above in order to subscribe to emails, or must have the consent of their legal guardian. If a legal guardian finds that a child has subscribed to emails without their permission, they should email companimalpsych at gmail dot com to request an unsubscription.
Companion Animal Psychology endeavours to be family-friendly at all times but cannot take responsibility for comments etc. that slip through the net. If you see any concerning material (profanity etc) in the comments, please let us know at companimalpsych at gmail dot com so that we can take appropriate steps.