Get Your Pet is an online platform (“Site”) with mobile and social media applications (“Applications”) that allows pet owners (“Guardians”) and those desiring to view and adopt pets (“Adopters”) (Guardians and Adopters are collectively referred to as “Users”) to meet online and arrange for home-to-home animal (“Animal”) adoption directly with each other, among other services (“Services”) and content (“Content”).
Types of User-Generated Content we might collect
Personally Identifiable Information
“Personally Identifiable Information” is information that identifies Users personally, such as name, address, telephone number, email address, or company name. Get Your Pet collects and stores the personally identifiable information that Users provide when they visit the Site, register on the Site, fill out a form, and in connection with other adoptions and other activities, services, features or resources we make available on the Site, its Applications, Services or Content.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
“Non-Personally Identifiable Information” does NOT identify you personally. It can be technical information or it can be demographic information. It can include the browser name, the type of computer and other technical information about the User’s means of connecting to the Site, such as IP address, operating system, internet service providers utilized and other similar information, as well as information such as age, gender or interests. We collect non-personally identifiable information from all visitors to our Sites. If you do not want Get Your Pet to have access to this information, please do not access our Site, its Applications, Services or Content.
How we might use collected information
- To process adoptions for Guardians and Adopters;
- To improve customer service for Users;
- To personalize User experience;
- To improve our Site, its Applications, Services or Content;
- To send Users information and updates pertaining to their use of the Site, its Applications, Services or Content, and to respond to User inquiries, questions, and/or other requests;
- If you use our “tell a friend” feature, to send the friend a one-time e-mail inviting them to visit the site;
- To run a promotion, contest, survey or other features of our Site, its Applications, Services or Content;
- To allow card authorization, fraud screening and payment processing.
We will not give out your e-mail to partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties unless you have given us permission to do this by opting in. If you opt in to communication from us or any unaffiliated third parties or any of our sponsors, we have your permission to share your email address, zip code and information about what type of Animal you are seeking to adopt in order to help our sponsors customize information they send you. Any e-mail you get from us or our sponsors will be one you opted to receive. You will always have the choice to stop any emails you receive by clicking “unsubscribe” at the bottom of that email.
If you do not want Get Your Pet to collect your personally identifiable information, please do not provide it to us. However, Guardians and Adopters who do not provide certain information may not be permitted to list Animals for adoption on the Site or use other features of the Site. Guardians and Adopters acknowledge that their User-Generated Content must be shared in order for the Services provided by Get Your Pet to be performed.
Who might see the information collected
Some of the work of Get Your Pet requires assistance from unaffiliated third-party service providers, agents or independent contractors. They maintain the Site, its Applications, Services or Content and send User communications on our behalf. They may also provide other administrative services to us including, but not limited to, order processing and fulfillment; providing customer service; maintaining and analyzing data; entry collection, winner selection and prize fulfillment for contests, sweepstakes and other promotions. They may also offer you products or services that we believe may be of interest to you.
Other unaffiliated third parties who might see User-Generated Content include, but are not limited to:
- Unaffiliated third parties to whom we disclose your Information when we believe in good faith that any applicable law, regulation or legal process requires it, or where we believe disclosure is necessary to protect or enforce our rights and property or act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of our end users.
- Unaffiliated third parties as part of any corporate reorganization process including, but not limited to, mergers, acquisitions, and sales of all or substantially all of our assets.
Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. Please be advised that such advertising companies may gather information about your visit to the Site or other sites to enable such advertising companies to market products or services to you, to monitor which ads have been served to your browser and which webpages you were viewing when such ads were delivered. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies. You can opt-out of online behavioral advertising by going to www.aboutads.info/choices.
We seek to ensure that unaffiliated third parties will not use the personally identifiable information for any other purpose than to provide the services for which they are responsible. If you do not wish for our unaffiliated third-party service providers to have access to your information, please do not register or submit any personally identifiable information to us.
Except as provided in this Policy, or as you may otherwise consent, we do not sell, trade, or rent Information to third parties.
Get Your Pet uses tracking tools to improve our site and make it more likely that you will use our services.
In addition to any other uses described in this Policy, Get Your Pet uses tracking tools to:
- Remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the Site;
- Provide a customized look and feel and personalized content and information;
- Monitor the effectiveness of our service;
- Monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors and traffic patterns, demographics, users’ preferences, and other information in the aggregate;
- Diagnose or fix technology problems reported by our Users or engineers that are associated with the IP addresses controlled by a specific web company or Internet service provider;
- Help you efficiently access your information after you sign in.
Unaffiliated third parties like analytics providers and advertisers use tracking tools to determine User’s interests and preferences to determine which advertisements are most likely of interest for him or her. Clicking on ads generates revenue for them.
Tracking tools may include electronic images known as web beacons or single-pixel gifs; cookies, which anonymously track your computer’s actions online; and log files that provide standard information about your visit, including your IP address, browser type and language, access times, referring website addresses, the pages you view, the links you click and other actions taken.
How you can opt-out, edit information and control tracking tools
If you elect to opt-in to our mailing list, you will receive email messages that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future email and/or text messages, you may do so by unsubscribing using the instructions contained in each applicable communication received from us. Even if you opt out of getting marketing messages, we will still send you transactional messages. These include responses to your questions or information about your account or purchases.
Users can opt out of Google Analytics Advertising Features through Ads Settings, Ad Settings for mobile apps, or any other available means (for example, the NAI’s consumer opt-out).
You can opt-out of online behavioral advertising by going to www.aboutads.info/choices.
You can turn off the GPS locator or push notifications on your phone for any mobile apps that might have such notifications.
Sharing your personal information in a public area or with others
Please remember that you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of any password you use and should always be careful and responsible whenever disclosing information online or offline.
You are solely responsible for all of your communications and interactions with other Users of the Site, its Applications, Services or Content, You agree to take all reasonable and necessary precautions in all communications and interactions with other Users of the Site, its Applications, Services or Content and with other persons with whom you communicate or interact as a result of your use of the Site, its Applications, Services or Content, including, but not limited to, Guardians and Adopters, particularly if you decide to meet offline or in person.
By listing Animals for adoption via the Site, Guardians consent to the sharing of their Information with interested Adopters.
By pursuing adoption, Adopters consent to the sharing of their Information with the Guardian who has custody over the Animal that the Adopter wishes to adopt.
Guardians should note that all Pet Listings on the Site are linked to various popular social media, including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other sites. Users are freely able to share Pet Listings via social media.
Any information you include in a message you post to any chat room, forum or other public posting area is available to anyone with Internet access. Please be extremely careful when disclosing information in any and all public posting areas as this information may be collected and used by others. If you remove personal information from the Site, copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages for a certain period of time and other users may have copied or stored your personal information. We cannot be held, and are not, responsible for the use of this information by others.
Get Your Pet links with other sites. When you click on one of these links, you are entering another web site for which Get Your Pet has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these other web sites.
How we protect your information
We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data. Credit card information is maintained on secured computers at an approved processing company.
No transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you transfer to Get Your Pet. This is done at your own risk. Get Your Pet expressly disclaims any warranty that your Information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. Get Your Pet assumes no liability, and shall not be liable, for disclosure of data due to errors in transmission or unauthorized breach of our safeguards by third parties.
In the event that all or part of our assets or sold or acquired by another party, or in the event of a merger, you grant us the right to assign the personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable information collected.
A person under the age of 18 (or the legal age in the User’s state of residence, whichever is greater) may only view the Site, its Applications, Services or Content with parental consent and supervision. A person under the age of 18 may not correspond with Guardians or Adopters. To be a Guardian, Adopter or User, you must be at least 18 years of age (or the legal age in the User’s state of residence, whichever is greater.
We do not knowingly collect personal information via our Site, its Applications, Services or Content from Users under the age of 18 or legal age in the User’s state of residence (whichever is greater.) If you make us aware that we have inadvertently received personally identifiable information from an underage User without parental consent, we will delete the information from our records. See Contact Information below.
Forum selection and choice of law
This Policy, which is an agreement between you and Get Your Pet is governed by the laws of the State of Pennsylvania without regard to its conflict of law provisions. Any dispute or legal proceeding relating to or arising from this Policy or your use of our services and/or the Site will be adjudicated solely by a court of competent jurisdiction sitting in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and you expressly consent to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of such courts. Get Your Pet and Users waive any right to a jury trial in connection with any litigation in connection with this Site, its Applications, Services or Content or this Agreement or any other controversy or claim involving Get Your Pet.
California privacy rights
Beginning on January 1, 2005, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits our Users who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact Get Your Pet at the address below.
How to Contact Get Your Pet
Address all correspondence to [email protected] or mail to:
21 N. Sugan Road
New Hope, PA 18938
Your acceptance of all Get Your Pet terms
Get Your Pet Terms may be modified and updated from time. Your continued use of the Site, its Applications, Services or Content following the posting of changes to any Terms will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.