Who we are
Petopia provides information to the pet community through the articles and blogs. Our website address is: https://www.petoppia.com/.
What personal data we collect and why
Comments: When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
Media: If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Contact forms: If you contact us, your email address and other information will only be used to troubleshoot and respond to your issue or inquiry.
Email: We do not currently publish a newsletter or otherwise send email to subscribers. In the event that this changes, you may opt out of the collection of your data by unsubscribing. We will never add you to a mailing list without your expressed permission via double opt-in (you subscribe and then confirm your subscription by clicking a link we send to you).
Cookies: If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies. However, this may with the functionality of this website and your use of it. These cookies do not store any personally-identifiable information.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
We use Google analytics to analyze information about our website visitors, such as what pages were visited and what Internet browser was used. This anonymous information that we collect is sent to Google Analytics for analysis. You are in no way identified.
Google Analytics primarily uses first-party cookies to report on visitor interactions on this website. Users may disable cookies or delete any individual cookie.
In addition, Google Analytics supports an optional browser add-on that – once installed and enabled – disables measurement by Google Analytics. Note that this add-on only disables Google Analytics measurement.
Google Analytics also collects Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to provide and protect the security of the service, and to provide website owners with geographic information.
See this page for Google Analytics security and usage of data.
Who we share your data with
We will never sell, rent, lease or give away your personal data to a third party.
Legal third-party access, as we believe necessary or appropriate, in any manner permitted under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence to: comply with legal process; respond to requests from public and government authorities, including public and government authorities outside your country of residence; enforce our Terms of Service Agreement and other agreements; protect our operations; protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you, or others; and allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
We do not offer website memberships and no personal data is collected as such.
What rights you have over your data
If you have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. This information is only the name and email address you provided, as well as your IP address. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
We do not knowingly collect personal data from children under the age of 13. If we become aware that a child under the age of 13 has provided us with personal data, we will take steps to remove such data. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal data without your consent, please contact us for removal. By using our website, you are declaring that you are not under the age of 13.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
How we protect your data
Comment information remains on our secure website servers. Our website has a current SSL certificate (HTTPS).
Any purchases are made via PayPal and your information is secured by their policies. We receive your shipping address only.
We use reasonable and appropriate physical, electronic, and administrative safeguards to protect personal data from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction, taking into account the nature of the personal data and the risks involved in processing that information.
What data breach procedures we have in place
In the unlikely event that our website is compromised, those who have left comments on our website may have their email address exposed. We will attempt to notify commenters of this breach using the email address they have provided.
We do not use your data in decision making or profiling.
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
We have independent website sponsors and we participate in various affiliate programs, each of which has their own privacy policies.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the information we collect, please contact us.