Dogs of the Feather ("Dogs of the Feather") operates dogsofthefeather.com and may operate other websites. It is Dogs of the Feather's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Dogs of the Feather 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. Dogs of the Feather's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Dogs of the Feather's visitors use its website. From time to time, Dogs of the Feather may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Dogs of the Feather also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on dogsofthefeather.com blogs/sites. Dogs of the Feather 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 commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Dogs of the Feather's websites choose to interact with Dogs of the Feather in ways that require Dogs of the Feather to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Dogs of the Feather gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at dogsofthefeather.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Dogs of the Feather are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Dogs of the Feather collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Dogs of the Feather. Dogs of the Feather 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.
Dogs of the Feather may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Dogs of the Feather may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Dogs of the Feather does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Dogs of the Feather 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 Dogs of the Feather's behalf or to provide services available at Dogs of the Feather's 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 Dogs of the Feather's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Dogs of the Feather 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, Dogs of the Feather discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Dogs of the Feather believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Dogs of the Feather, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Dogs of the Feather website and have supplied your email address, Dogs of the Feather 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 Dogs of the Feather and our products. If you send us a request (for example via 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. Dogs of the Feather takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Dogs of the Feather, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Dogs of the Feather goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Dogs of the Feather may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.