New, very necessary and actually quite excellent laws (called GDPR, General Data Protection Regulation) in the European Union (EU), designed to safeguard everybody’s privacy have gone into effect, and that’s why this page exists.
Your privacy is very important to animal-facts.org. This document outlines the types of personal information this website may receive and collect when you use the website, as well as some of the steps taken to safeguard information. Hopefully this will help you make an informed decision about sharing personal information with the website.
To comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) animal-facts.org has taken steps to ensure that any information you give animal-facts.org while being on this site is secure.
animal-facts.org strives to maintain the highest standards of decency, fairness and integrity in all its operations. Likewise, animal-facts.org is dedicated to protecting customers’ and online visitors’ privacy on the website.
Cookies and Web Beacons
Cookies are identifiers that are transferred to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser to enable animal-facts.org’s systems to recognize your browser. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page.
For example, if you personalize the site’s pages, or register with any of the site’s services, a cookie enables animal-facts.org to recall your specific information on subsequent visits.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying your Web browser; however, if you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the site.
A web beacon is a transparent image file used to monitor your journey around a single website or collection of sites. They are also referred to as web bugs and are commonly used by sites that hire third-party services to monitor traffic. They may be used in association with cookies to understand how visitors interact with the pages and content on the pages of a web site.
This website uses advertising cookies.
Google Adsense uses third-party advertising companies to serve ads on people’s websites, including this website. You can find a list of these companies here.
You may opt out of personalized ads for over 125 different ad networks. Click here to do that.
Some third-party advertisements are served by Google. Google’s cookie enables it to serve ads to visitors based on their visits to other sites on the Web. You may opt out of personalized ads by visiting the Google ad opt-out page.
This link from Google provides more information about how Google manages data in its ad products.
You can set your browser to accept or refuse all cookies automatically, or notify you when a cookie is being requested. Taking this action should not cause a problem with the continued use of the website. Consult the Help section of your browser for guidance on how to refuse all cookies or to notify you when a cookie is requested.
If you choose to refuse animal-facts.org’s cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the site.
Personally Identifiable Information
animal-facts.org may collect and use your personal information for the following purposes:
- To run and operate the website.
- To display content on the site correctly.
- To improve customer service.
- To help the website respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
- To personalize your user experience.
- To understand how the website’s users as a group use the services and resources provided on the site.
- To improve the website.
- To improve products and services.
- To run a promotion, contest, survey or other site feature.
- To send information to you that you agreed to receive about topics assumed to be of interest to you.
- To send periodic emails, which may include electronic newsletters and/or autoresponder series of emails.
- To respond to your enquiries, questions, and/or other requests.
animal-facts.org may collect personally identifiable information from you in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when you visit the website, register on the site, or fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources available on the site.
If you complete a form, that form may require your name and your email address, and may ask for information relevant to the purpose of the form.
You can always refuse to supply personally identifiable information and visit the website anonymously. However, it may prevent you from engaging in certain site-related activities.
If material changes in the collection of personally identifiable information are made, this will be communicated to you in the form of a notice on the website. Any personal information received from you will be used for internal purposes only and will NOT be sold or provided to third parties.
animal-facts.org may also collect each visitor’s IP address, which helps the website combat spam and fraud. The IP addresses will be stored in logfiles safeguarded by SSL encryption on the webhost’s server. animal-facts.org does not have full access to this and thus cannot see such personal data.
animal-facts.org contains links to other websites that may be of interest to you. However, once you have used them to leave this website, animal-facts.org does not have any control over that other website. Therefore, animal-facts.org cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide while visiting such sites. These sites are not governed by this privacy statement. Always exercise caution by reviewing the privacy statement of the website in question before continuing to use it.
Non-personally Identifiable Information
animal-facts.org may collect non-personally identifiable information about you whenever you interact with the site. Non-personally identifiable information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about your method of connecting to the site, such as the operating system and the Internet service provider you used, and other similar information.
Children’s Privacy Protection
This website is directed to adults. It is not directed to children under the age of 16. The website is operated in compliance with current regulations. Anyone under the age of 16 must provide parental consent to use this site. animal-facts.org does not knowingly collect or use personally identifiable information from anyone under 16 years of age.
Release of Information
If the unthinkable were to happen and animal-facts.org were to be sold or pass on to heirs or some such, the information obtained from you through your voluntary participation in the website may transfer to the new owner as a part of the sale or inheritance, so that the service provided to you may continue. In that event, you will receive notice through the website of that change in control and practices, and reasonable efforts will be made to ensure that the purchaser or inheritor honors any opt-out requests you might make.
Personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information collected by this site is stored on the webhost’s servers. That webhost is Pacifichost.com, located at Add2Net, Inc., Pacifichost Division, 1908 N. Enterprise Street, Orange, CA 92865.
You can read more about how Pacifichost.com deals with logfiles and IP adresses here.
Updates and Effective Date
Agreeing to Terms
[Last updated: May 31, 2018.]
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