Privacy Policy


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.
  • Google/Blogger have made changes to the cookie policy in line with GDPR. Visitors from the EU will see an updated message about cookies.


The Privacy Policy for Companion Animal Psychology


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,
V2W 0C9,
Canada.

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.

To the best of our knowledge this privacy policy is compliant with the EU’s GDPR. Companion Animal Psychology is based in Canada, and the website is hosted in the USA.


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.


HTTPS


This site is served over https. 


Email Subscriptions


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


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


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.


Third Parties


A number of third parties provide functionality on this site and may use cookies, serve content and advertisements, and collect information about you. 

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 is the host of this website and uses cookies to provide you with a better experience. You will be asked if you want to agree to cookies the first time you visit this site. Visitors from the EU will see a different message regarding opting-in to cookies in order to comply with GDPR.

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.

If you do not wish Google Analytics to use your data, you can use the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on. You can also refer to Google’s privacy policy which includes Analytics and Blogger (as well as other Google services).

Click to tweet provides buttons on some pages to allow easy tweeting. You can read their privacy policy here

Affiliate advertising from Amazon and AWIN/Etsy is used to support this website.

Companion Animal Psychology is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. You can read Amazon.com’s privacy policy

Companion Animal Psychology is also a participant in the Etsy Affiliate Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Etsy.com. You can read Etsy’s privacy policy here.


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.





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