Ruffin’s Pet Centre collects three kinds of information from this website: (1) your voluntarily provided personal information; (2) anonymous non-personal information; and (3) “cookie” based information.
(1) Personal Information: Ruffin’s Pet Centre does not automatically collect personal information, such as name, address, phone number, email address and other personally identifiable information, from its visitors (“Personal Information”). From time to time, Ruffin’s Pet Centre will collect Personal Information that is voluntarily provided by its visitors in filling out contest entry forms and subscribing to newsletters and other activities carried out on the website. Ruffin’s Pet Centre will only collect and use such Personal Information solely for the purpose(s) disclosed by Ruffin’s Pet Centre at the time of collection and only after the visitor has voluntarily agreed to such collection and use, by clicking “I agree” on the online form or in writing if entering via faxed or mailed form. Ruffin’s Pet Centre also sometimes uses email addresses that have been voluntarily provided by its visitors to respond to visitors who communicate with us, to inform winners of contests or to subscribe to newsletters. All emails from Ruffin’s Pet Centre to its visitors include instructions on how to discontinue receipt of emails, newsletters and other communication from Ruffin’s Pet Centre and visitors can discontinue such communication at any time. Email addresses from visitors who wish to discontinue receipt of Ruffin’s Pet Centre emails will be removed from Ruffin’s Pet Centre distribution list and data bases. All Personal Information that may identify a visitor and has been collected with the visitor’s consent by Ruffin’s Pet Centre is not disclosed in any identifiable form to any other party outside the company except for the fulfillment of the specific purpose identified to the visitor at the time of collection. However Ruffin’s Pet Centre may disclose such information in anonymous, aggregated and nonpersonally identifiable form to other parties for marketing, advertising or other purposes and to better understand the visitor’s use of the website. To request that Personal Information be changed, removed or updated in the Ruffin’s Pet Centre databases, please click here and fill out the form provided.
(2) Anonymous Non-Personal Information: When visitors visit the website, anonymous, non personal information about their visit is automatically collected. Such information may include the length and date of the visit, how the visitor navigated the website, what pages the visitor viewed, the type of browser being used by the visitor, the type of operating system used by the visitor and the domain name of the visitor’s Internet service provider. Ruffin’s Pet Centre uses this Anonymous Non-Personal Information to track the success of its website with its visitors and to better tailor the website to visitors’ needs and interests. This Anonymous Non-Personal Information may be shared with other parties, such as broadcasters, advertisers, sponsors and partners.
Protection of Visitors’ Personal Information: Ruffin’s Pet Centre protects the Personal Information it collects with appropriate technological, physical and administrative safeguards to protect if from unauthorized disclosure or use. Access to Personal Information collected by Ruffin’s Pet Centre is limited to authorized individuals and stored on its databases, which are protected by firewalls and are password-secured. Ruffin’s Pet Centre retains the Personal Information only for as long as is required for the purposes identified at the time of its collection and consented to by the visitor providing it or as otherwise required by law. Once Personal Information is no longer necessary for the purposes consented to by the visitor, it is Ruffin’s Pet Centre practice to delete it from its data bases or systems or make it anonymous.
Linked Websites: This website may be linked to other websites. These linked websites are not under the control of Ruffin’s Pet Centre and are required to have their own privacy policies. Visitors should ensure that they read and understand how their Personal Information may be collected, used, and disclosed by the linked websites as Ruffin’s Pet Centre is not responsible for and shall not be held liable for any procedures, policies or activities of any websites linked to the website.