AUTOMATIC COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
When you use the Platform, our servers automatically record information that your device sends. This data may include information such as your device's IP address and location, web browser type and version, device name, serial and version, operating system type and version, language preferences, the information you search for in the Platform, access times, and dates, and other statistics.
Information collected automatically is used only to identify potential cases of abuse and establish statistical information regarding the usage of the Platform and Services. This statistical information is not otherwise aggregated in such a way that would identify any particular user of the system.
COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
You can access and browse through the Platform and Services without telling us who you are or revealing any information by which someone could identify you as a specific, identifiable individual. If, however, you wish to use some of the features in the Platform, you may be asked to provide certain Personal Information. We receive and store any information you knowingly provide to us when you create an account, make a purchase, book an appointment or fill out any online forms on the Platform. When required, this information may include the following:
– Registration and other account information
– Contact information such as name, email address, mobile number, address, country of residence, etc.
– Order information such as billing address, shipping address, etc. (payment details such as credit or debit card details are not stored)
– Account details such as user name, unique user ID, password, etc.
– Pet profile details including pet personal information such as microchip number, municipality number, medical history…
– Location information using various technologies, including IP address, GPS, Wi-Fi access points and mobile towers to allow you to see service providers near you
– Certain features on the mobile device such as contacts, calendar, gallery, etc.
– Any other materials you willingly submit to us such as articles, images, feedback, etc.
You can choose not to provide us with your Personal Information, but then you may not be able to take advantage of some of the features in the Platform. Users who are uncertain about what information is mandatory are welcome to contact us.
USE AND PROCESSING OF COLLECTED INFORMATION
In order to make the Platform and Services available to you, or to meet a legal obligation, we need to collect and use certain Personal Information. If you do not provide the information that we request, we may not be able to provide you with the requested services. Some of the information we collect is directly from you via the Platform and Services. Any of the information we collect from you may be used for the following purposes:
– Create and manage user accounts
– Fulfill and manage orders
– Deliver products or services
– Improve products and services
– Send administrative information
– Send marketing and promotional communications
– Respond to inquiries and offer support
– Request user feedback
– Improve user experience
– Post customer testimonials
– Deliver targeted advertising
– Enforce terms and conditions and policies
– Protect from abuse and malicious users
– Respond to legal requests and prevent harm
– Run and operate the Platform and Services
BILLING AND PAYMENTS
In case of services requiring payment, we request credit card or other payment account information, which will be used solely for processing payments. Your purchase transaction data is not stored and will only be used to complete your purchase transaction. Credit or debit card details will not be stored, sold, shared, rented, or leased to any third party. All direct payment gateways adhere to the latest security standards as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. Sensitive and private data exchange happens over an SSL-secured communication channel and is encrypted and protected with digital signatures, and the Platform and Services are also in compliance with PCI vulnerability standards in order to create as secure of an environment as possible for Users. Scans for malware are performed on a regular basis for additional security and protection.
You are able to delete certain Personal Information we have about you. The Personal Information you can delete may change as the Platform and Services change. When you delete Personal Information, however, we may maintain a copy of the unrevised Personal Information in our records for the duration necessary to comply with our obligations to our affiliates and partners, and for the purposes described below.
DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
Depending on the requested Services or as necessary to complete any transaction or provide any service you have requested, we may contract with other companies and share your information with your consent with our trusted third parties that work with us, any other affiliates and subsidiaries we rely upon to assist in the operation of the Platform and Services available to you. We do not share Personal Information with unaffiliated third parties.
In case of transfer of ownership or corporate reorganization such as mergers and acquisitions, your personally identifiable information may be shared with our successors and assigns unless expressly objected to by you.
We will disclose any Personal Information we collect, use or receive if required or permitted by law, such as to comply with a subpoena or similar legal process, and when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request.
RETENTION OF INFORMATION
We will retain and use your Personal Information for the period necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law. We may use any aggregated data derived from or incorporating your Personal Information after you update or delete it, but not in a manner that would identify you personally. Once the retention period expires, Personal Information shall be deleted. Therefore, the right to access, the right to erasure, the right to rectification, and the right to data portability cannot be enforced after the expiration of the retention period.
THE RIGHTS OF USERS
You may exercise certain rights regarding your information processed by us. In particular, you have the right to do the following: (i) you have the right to withdraw consent where you have previously given your consent to the processing of your information; (ii) you have the right to object to the processing of your information if the processing is carried out on a legal basis other than consent; (iii) you have the right to learn if information is being processed by us, obtain disclosure regarding certain aspects of the processing and obtain a copy of the information undergoing processing; (iv) you have the right to verify the accuracy of your information and ask for it to be updated or corrected; (v) you have the right, under certain circumstances, to restrict the processing of your information, in which case, we will not process your information for any purpose other than storing it; (vi) you have the right, under certain circumstances, to obtain the erasure of your Personal Information from us; (vii) you have the right to receive your information in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format and, if technically feasible, to have it transmitted to another controller without any hindrance. This provision is applicable provided that your information is processed by automated means and that the processing is based on your consent, on a contract of which you are part of, or on pre-contractual obligations thereof.
PRIVACY OF CHILDREN
We do not knowingly collect any Personal Information from children under the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18, please do not submit any Personal Information through the Platform and Services. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children's Internet usage and to help enforce this Policy by instructing their children never to provide Personal Information through the Platform and Services without their permission. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 18 has provided Personal Information to us through the Platform and Services, please contact us.
We collect information about your activity on our Platform to manage our users’ sessions, store your preferences and language selection and deliver you relevant advertisements, which include the sites from which you accessed our Platform, the date and time stamp of each visit, searches you have performed, listings or advertisement banners you clicked, your interaction with such advertisements or listings, duration of your visit and the order in which you visit the content on our Platform.
We may display online advertisements and we may share aggregated and non-identifying information about our customers that we or our advertisers collect through your use of the Platform and Services. We do not share personally identifiable information about individual customers with advertisers. In some instances, we may use this aggregated and non-identifying information to deliver tailored advertisements to the intended audience.
We may disclose information about you to our affiliates for the purpose of being able to offer you related or additional products and services. Any information relating to you that we provide to our affiliates will be treated by those affiliates in accordance with the terms of this Policy.
We offer electronic newsletters to which you may voluntarily subscribe at any time. We are committed to keeping your e-mail address confidential and will not disclose your email address to any third parties except as allowed in the information use and processing section. We will maintain the information sent via e-mail in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
In compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act, all e-mails sent from us will clearly state who the e-mail is from and provide clear information on how to contact the sender. You may choose to stop receiving our newsletter or marketing emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in these emails or by contacting us. However, you will continue to receive essential transactional emails.
LINKS TO OTHER RESOURCES
The Platform and Services may contain links to other resources that are not owned or controlled by us. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other resources or third parties. We encourage you to be aware when you leave the Platform and Services and to read the privacy statements of each and every resource that may collect Personal Information.
We secure information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. We maintain reasonable administrative, technical, and physical safeguards in an effort to protect against unauthorized access, use, modification, and disclosure of Personal Information in its control and custody. However, no data transmission over the Internet or wireless network can be guaranteed. Therefore, while we strive to protect your Personal Information, you acknowledge that (i) there are security and privacy limitations of the Internet which are beyond our control; (ii) the security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and the Platform and Services cannot be guaranteed; and (iii) any such information and data may be viewed or tampered with in transit by a third party, despite best efforts.
In the event we become aware that the security of the Platform and Services has been compromised or users’ Personal Information has been disclosed to unrelated third parties as a result of external activity, including, but not limited to, security attacks or fraud, we reserve the right to take reasonably appropriate measures, including, but not limited to, investigation and reporting, as well as notification to and cooperation with law enforcement authorities. In the event of a data breach, we will make reasonable efforts to notify affected individuals if we believe that there is a reasonable risk of harm to the user as a result of the breach or if notice is otherwise required by law. When we do, we will post a notice on the Platform or send you an email.
CHANGES AND AMENDMENTS
We reserve the right to modify this Policy or its terms relating to the Platform and Services from time to time at our discretion and will notify you of any material changes to the way in which we treat Personal Information. When we do, we will post a notification on the Platform. We may also provide notice to you in other ways at our discretion, such as through the contact information you have provided. Any updated version of this Policy will be effective immediately upon the posting of the revised Policy unless otherwise specified. Your continued use of the Platform and Services after the effective date of the revised Policy (or such other act specified at that time) will constitute your consent to those changes. However, we will not, without your consent, use your Personal Information in a manner materially different than what was stated at the time your Personal Information was collected.
ACCEPTANCE OF THIS POLICY
You acknowledge that you have read this Policy and agree to all its terms and conditions. By accessing and using the Platform and Services you agree to be bound by this Policy. If you do not agree to abide by the terms of this Policy, you are not authorized to access or use the Platform and Services.
If you would like to contact us to understand more about this Policy or wish to contact us concerning any matter relating to individual rights and your Personal Information, you may do so through the contact details on our website.
This document was last updated on 19th July 2022