It is Canine Scholars Dog Training Inc. (“Canine Scholars”) policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Canine Scholars collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Canine Scholars purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Canine Scholars visitors use its website. From time to time, Canine Scholars may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Canine Scholars also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on CanineScholars.com. Canine Scholars only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Canine Scholars websites choose to interact with Canine Scholars in ways that require Canine Scholars to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Canine Scholars gathers depend on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a blog at CanineScholars.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Canine Scholars – by purchasing access pack.caninescholars.com, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Canine Scholars collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Canine Scholars. Canine Scholars does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Canine Scholars discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Canine Scholars behalf or to provide services available at Canine Scholars websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Canine Scholars websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Canine Scholars will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Canine Scholars discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Canine Scholars believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Canine Scholars, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Canine Scholars website and have supplied your email address, Canine Scholars may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Canine Scholars and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Canine Scholars takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
We will delete data upon request (via email to [email protected]), upon closure of your account. We will ensure that data is not held longer than necessary for the purposes for which it is intended. Data may still remain in the systems back-up files, which will be deleted periodically. We undertake to perform the deletion within one month (30 calendar days) and will send you a confirmation once the information has been deleted. Wherever possible, we will aim to complete the request in advance of the deadline.
If Canine Scholars, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Canine Scholars goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that are transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and that any acquirer of Canine Scholars may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.