K9 Contenders

Connecting owners, dogs and the people who train them

Thank you for visiting K9Contenders.com. K9Contenders.com and its operator, Passion Pups, LLC (the “Company,” or “we,” and/or “us” and/or “our”) wants you to have a safe and secure experience at our Website, and wants to explain the steps it takes that are aimed at preventing unauthorized disclosure of information you may provide as you visit this website. We understand the importance you place on the privacy and security of personally identifying information, which may include but is not limited to your name, address, phone number, or e-mail address. We refer to this information as “Personal Information.” The Company has adopted this Privacy Policy to explain our commitment to your privacy, and this Privacy Policy, applies to the Personal Information the Company collects at the K9Contenders.com website (the “Website”). By using the Website, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy. Please refer back to this link to review the contents of the K9Contenders.com Privacy Policy frequently, as we may change it from time to time to reflect changes in our services and our policies relating to Personal Information. Changes and amendments are effective when posted on the Website. We will not provide you with a notice of any change in this Privacy Policy other than posting the amended Privacy Policy at this link. It is your responsibility to monitor and review any changes to the Privacy Policy.

Our computer systems are currently based in the United States, so that your personal data will be processed by us in the U.S. where data protection and privacy regulations may not offer the same level of protection as in other parts of the world, such as the European Union. If you create a user account with this Website as a visitor from outside the United States, you will by that act consent to the collection and/or processing in the United States of your Personal Information, which includes the use of cookies as described below.

1. Information You Submit

a. You may register to access various services on the Website. If you register to receive information from or engage in other contacts with the Company through the Website, you may be asked to submit Personal Information or Events Personal Information (defined below). We will protect all information you provide us on the Website, as set forth below and in accordance with our Terms of Use.

b. We also collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you visit many of our Website pages such as the type of browser you are using, the type of operating system you are using, internet protocol addresses, and the domain name of your Internet service provider.

2. How We Use Your Personal Information

a. The Personal Information you provide to the Company enables us to enhance the services we may provide, and also lets you access certain services offered on the Website. We may use Personal Information to communicate with you for reasons that include, but are not limited to: to contact you to respond to an inquiry that you send to us, to notify you when you have won one of our contests or when we make changes to our membership agreements, to fulfill a request by you, to contact you about your account with us, or to keep you informed about the Company, the Website, the services we provide. There may be instances where you may choose to communicate with us by e-mail. If you communicate with the Company by e-mail, then you agree that e-mail sent by the Company to you will be considered to be sent with your consent. You acknowledge and agree that any such email will be accessible to anyone who has access to your e-mail.

b. We use the information that you provide about others to enable us to send them your gifts or messages. From time to time, we also may use this information to offer our products, programs, or services to them.

c. The information we collect in connection with our online forums and communities is used to provide an interactive experience. We use this information to facilitate participation in these online forums and communities and, from time to time, to offer you products, programs, or services. If you choose to submit content for publication, we may publish your screen name and other information you have provided to us.

d. In addition, we may transfer information about you if we are acquired by or merged with another company.

e. In order to provide you with services we offer, or to complete transactions or requests you initiate through the Website, we may transfer you to outside services provided by third-party operators. In certain instances, the third-party content may be “framed” in such a way it appears you are still on our Website. In those cases where the third-party content is “framed,” you no longer will be at the K9Contenders.com Website. But in those cases, we will have agreements with those third parties whose web sites to which you may be transferred, under which the third parties agree to maintain the confidentiality of your Personal Information.

f. Company agents, employees, contractors, and consultants to the Company may have access to your Personal Information. That access to your Personal Information by our employees or consultants is limited to only information necessary to provide the business service offered and to allow employees, agents, contractors, or consultants to perform their duties. Our agents, employees, contractors, and consultants who have access to Personal Information and Event Personal Information are required to protect this information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy by, for example, not using the information for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for us. Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, we cannot assure you that Personal Information and Event Personal Information that we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Policy.

g. Other than as set forth in this Privacy Policy, we will not disclose your Personal Information to third parties without your written consent (which consent may be obtained electronically, such as by e-mail), unless we reasonably believe the disclosure is essential to the conduct of the Company’s business or to provide services to you. The instances where we may disclose your Personal Information to third parties include but are not limited to situations where such disclosure is necessary to (i) comply with the law, legal process or our regulators, (ii) enable the Company’s employees or consultants to provide service to you and to otherwise perform their duties, or (iii) resolve disputes or inquiries. We do not sell your Personal Information to third parties for telemarketing, e-mail or direct mail solicitation of third-party products or services.

3. Purchases, Surveys, Contests and Promotions

a. From time to time, we may offer the opportunity to order and purchase goods or services, or may offer the opportunity to participate in surveys, contests, sweepstakes and other promotions, to purchase a membership, or to participate in one of our online forums or communities (“Events”). Those Events may be sponsored solely by the Company, or in conjunction with third parties. As a condition of participating in those Events, you may be asked to provide Personal Information. That Personal Information may, under the rules governing such events, be used by the sponsoring parties for marketing purposes. Even if you previously elected not to receive information or mailings from third parties or us you may still receive information through your participation in these Events. If you are under the age of 18, you may not be able to participate in certain (or any) Events, or may be subject to special rules regarding your participation in certain Events. The rules governing each Event will be clearly posted, as will notification about how the information gathered may be used

b. The types of Personal Information that may be collected at Events pages may include, but is not limited to the following: name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number, credit card information, and information about your interests in and use of various products, programs, and services, and you also may be able to submit information about other people (collectively, “Events Personal Information”). For example, you might submit another person's name and e-mail address to ship a product to in order to send a product directly to that other person, you might submit the recipient's name and address. The types of Events Personal Information that may be collected about other people at these pages may include, but is not limited to the following: recipient's name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number. At certain parts of the Website, only persons who provide us with the requested Personal Information will be able to participate in Events.

c. We do not record or store credit card information; as we use a secure third party to take in, handle, and process all credit card information. That third-party provider is Billing Orchard.

4. Children’s Privacy Online

This Site is made available to adults age 18 or older. We do not attempt to obtain any information from anyone under the age of 18. In addition, we understand children’s privacy is important. Our Website is not directed to children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, then you should not submit Personal Information on the Website or any web sites without the consent of your parent or guardian.

5. Technical Information

a. When you visit the Website, we collect certain information that is not Personal Information. For example, we collect information about usage of the Website, such as the number of visitors to the Website and the number of users that click on certain links or utilize certain services. We use industry standard software to create summary statistics of the usage data we collect, that we store and review in the aggregate. We may then use those summary statistics for purposes that may include, but are not limited to highlighting what our visitors find interesting, improving the Website design specifications, identifying system performance issues, and for other internal purposes.

b. We use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of our site and to enable us to personalize your Internet experience. We also may use this information in the aggregate to analyze site usage, as well as to offer you products, programs, or services.

c. How We Use IP Addresses. An Internet Protocol (“IP”) address is a number automatically assigned to your computer every time you browse the Internet. When you visit the Website, our servers log your current IP address. We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our servers and to administer the Website. While we gather data when our servers log your IP address, we do not tie your IP address to your Personal Information, and it is not used to identify you.

d. How We Use Cookies and Web Beacons. Cookies are small text files stored on your computer hard drive by a web browser that are placed there by the web page server. Cookies can make it more convenient for users to use a website by verifying when the user travels from page to page. When you visit the Website, our server may create cookies. We do not tie data on Website usage we collect using cookies to your Personal Information and we use it only in aggregate form. We may also use "Web beacons" that monitor your use of our sites. Web beacons (or Web bugs) are small strings of code that provide a method for delivering a graphic image on a Web page for the purpose of transferring data, such as the IP (Internet Protocol) address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the Web beacon appears, the URL (Uniform Resource Locator) of the page on which the Web beacon appears, the time the page containing the Web beacon was viewed, the types of browser that fetched the Web beacon and the identification number of any cookie on the computer previously placed by that server. When corresponding with you via HTML capable e-mail, Web beacons let us know whether you received and opened our e-mail. If you choose to furnish the site with Personal Information, this information can be stored in or linked to other data stored in the cookies/Web beacons. By using the Site and thereby accepting this Privacy Policy, you specifically agree to our use of cookies and Web beacons as described herein. You may adjust your browser to reject cookies from us or from any other Web site. Additionally, by setting your Web browser to display HTML e-mails as text only, you may be able to prevent the use of some Web beacons. Please consult the "Help" section of your browser for more information. However, certain areas of our sites can only be accessed in conjunction with cookies or similar devices and you should be aware that disabling cookies or similar devices might prevent you from accessing some of our content.

6. Links

While browsing the Website, you may encounter links to other third-party operated web sites. If you click on one of these hypertext links to view one of these third-party operated websites, then these other third-party web sites may send their own cookies to you, log your IP address, and otherwise collect data or solicit Personal Information. THE COMPANY DOES NOT CONTROL AND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT THIRD PARTIES DO IN CONNECTION WITH THEIR WEBSITES, OR HOW THEY HANDLE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION. PLEASE EXERCISE CAUTION AND CONSULT THE PRIVACY POLICIES POSTED ON EACH THIRD-PARTY WEBSITE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

7. General

a. From time to time, we may ask your permission to disclose Personal Information about you to companies whose practices are not covered by this Privacy Policy (e.g., other marketers, magazine publishers, retailers, participatory databases and non-profit organizations) that want to market products or services to you. If at some point you grant us permission to transfer your information for these purposes and later decide that you no longer want us to do so, simply so notify us and we will edit your preferences accordingly. We may, on occasion, combine information we receive online with outside records to enhance our ability to market to you those products or services that may be of interest to you. When registering with our site, we provide you with an opportunity to express your preferences with respect to receiving details about other products and services from us and about products and services from selected third parties. If you ever decide in the future that you would like to update these preferences, then you may do so by emailing us, and we will edit your preferences accordingly. Finally, we will not use or transfer Personal Information provided to us in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you with an opportunity to opt out of these unrelated uses.

b. We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online.

c. You may direct any questions about this Privacy Policy to : info@k9contenders.com.

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