Your privacy is very important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this document explaining the way any information you provide to us online is stored and used, along with our information practices to ensure you are informed every step of the way. We will also explain the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.
Providing Visitors with Anonymous Access
You can access the MyOodle.com home page without disclosing any personal data.
Collection of Information
Where consent is given, we may automatically log personal data or link information automatically logged with personal data about specific individuals. We do so for the following purposes: technical administration of the website, research and development, customer administration, marketing.
We do not collect information about our visitors from other sources, such as public records or bodies, or private organisations.
We do not collect or use personal data for any purpose other than is stated in this document.
If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, we offer you the means to consent to this new purpose.
MyOodle Dog Forum Registration
When signing up to MyOodle.com, the information we require from you for the purpose of registration is as follows (date of birth, desired username, password, and email address). Your username is the only information that is made public to site visitors. Date of birth is required solely for the purpose of verifying that you are of a sufficient age to use the site, and is not stored or used for any other purpose (however, date of birth is also an optional field in your user profile; see next paragraph). The email address you enter in the email address field will never be visible unless you allow Vcard downloads to other registered users.
MyOodle User Profiles
The mandatory fields in your user profile (first name or nick name, sex, location, and how you found the site) are visible to site visitors. Other non-mandatory fields are also visible but are not required to be completed to gain access to the MyOodle Forum. You have the option to hide your profile from guests, so that only registered users can view it; this option is located in your control panel.
Use of Your Information
The information you submit to the user profile areas of the site is displayed on your user profile and in other areas of the site such as the Forums. Please remember that some of the information shown on your user profile is also viewable to guests and not just registered members.
To view your user profile as others will see it, please click the members list link, and then find your username; click on it to see your profile.
We use your email addresses to answer any emails we receive from you, send out your activation details and may send occasional Newsletters from time to time.
Disclosure of Information
We do not disclose your personal data to our subsidiaries or other external organisations.
We use non-identifying and aggregate information to improve the quality of the MyOodle.com website and to share with advertisers.
We ensure that your personal data will not be disclosed to State institutions and authorities except if required by law or other regulation.
Third Party Cookies
In order to deliver advertising to the MyOodle.com website, our third-party advertisers may place or recognize a unique "cookie" on your browser.
Confidentiality & Data Security
We have implemented security policies, rules and technical measures to protect the personal data that we have under our control from: unauthorised access, maintain data accuracy, improper use or disclosure, unauthorised modification, unlawful destruction or accidental loss.
All our employees and data processors, who have access to, and are associated with the processing of personal data, are bound by confidentiality agreements.
As with all aspects of the internet unfortunately we cannot guarantee our data security and procedures will always prevent unauthorised activity however you can be assured this is our highest priority.
To ensure your MyOodle.com registration is secure please remember your password and don’t share it with anybody else.
How You Can Access Or Correct Your Information
You can access all your profile information that we collect online and maintain by going to your User Control Panel (User CP) and then choosing from the various sections there such as 'Your Profile'.
You can correct factual errors in your profile information by logging into your account using your username and password and editing the information in question. Your username may be changed on request.
To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.
If you are no longer a member of our site, you can request that any information in your profile/account is changed. We will do this at our discretion to help past members.
All payment transactions with MyOodle.com are made via the Paypal website. We are not granted access to personal information such as credit card numbers, postal addresses, telephone numbers, etc. Only a Paypal-specific user ID number is used to refer to the source of the payment.