THEPETLY PRIVACY POLICY

Who we are

ThePetly is a website dedicated to offering our visitors with valuable information about their pets. And since we expect high user interaction with our content, we understand you might be concerned over our privacy policies. Therefore, in this guideline, we will carefully outline all the information we collect and how we use it.

To learn more and understand the importance of privacy policy, check out this resource.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

All websites and web servers collect basic information about the visitors visiting their site. The information may comprise IP address, browser type, timestamps and referring pages.

We use this information for administration purposes, and in improving the content that we publish on our website. None of this information identifies the specific personal details of our users.

For further clarification, continue reading to specific user data collection.

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..

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

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

Our contact forms are highly secure and are transacted using a secure socket layer (SSL). Furthermore, these forms are used to collect only the necessary data (with your consent) to help us improve, provide, and respond to your queries.

Note that, we do NOT use our forms to collect credit card details or any other information that may contravene the privacy of our visitors.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save 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.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

If you are interested to learn more about cookies visit here.

Security Logs

he IP address of visitors, user ID of logged in users, and username of login attempts are conditionally logged to check for malicious activity and to protect the site from specific kinds of attacks. Examples of conditions when logging occurs include login attempts, log out requests, requests for suspicious URLs, changes to site content, and password updates. This information is retained for 60 days.

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

Analytics

We use analytical websites like Google Analytics and Jetpack to collect information about how users interact with our site. The information collected does not contain any personal information. Rather, these analytical sites only help us describe our visitors by collecting data like demographics, geolocation, user gadgets or even browser type. In return, we use this data to improve and curate content that focuses on improving our visitors' experience.

Search Engines

We submit our content to search engines like Google and Bing. As the result, these search engines may collect information about our users so as to give us the feedback that helps us understand the search intent of our users. This step is in the spirit of improving our visitors' experience.

Akismet Anti-Spam Service

We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter's IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

Sucuri's SiteCheck

This site is scanned for potential malware and vulnerabilities by Sucuri's SiteCheck. We do not send personal information to Sucuri; however, Sucuri could find personal information posted publicly (such as in comments) during their scan. For more details, please see Sucuri's privacy policy.

ithemes

This site is part of a network of sites that protect against distributed brute force attacks. To enable this protection, the IP address of visitors attempting to log into the site is shared with a service provided by ithemes.com. For privacy policy details, please see the iThemes Privacy Policy.

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.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

In case of security logs, we retain them for 60 days.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on The Petly or 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. 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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

The Petly does NOT rent or sell visitor’s personal information to third parties. Therefore, by using Thepetly.com, you accept our privacy policy, collection, and use of personal information as outlined in this privacy policy.

Additional information

Third Party Websites

The Petly contains links to other websites that have different privacy policies from ours. We do not have control over third-party privacy policies, and it is advisable to read their privacy policies. When you use an outbound link to another website, our privacy policy is no longer in effect.

Privacy Policy Modifications

We may modify this privacy policy from time to time without notice. The last time this privacy policy was edited was on September 4, 2018.

We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is secure. Furthermore, we have put in place stringent measures to secure the information we collect from all our visitors.