DogzAligned: Privacy and Cookie Statement
We are committed to upholding your privacy and any personal information you share with us via this website will be used only for the purposes stated and will not be kept beyond that stated use.
We will collect:
- Personal details you type in on our contact page and submit, such as name, contact telephone and email address. We will use this only to organise your appointment and provide you with relevant information.
- Data which allows us to recognise you, your preferences, and how you use this website. This saves you from re-entering information when you return to the site. This data is collected by cookies from your navigation around the site. A cookie is a small amount of data which we send to your computer. The data is then stored on your browser or hard disk. Details about disabling these cookies can be found in the Help facility provided with your browser.
- Your IP address (this is your computer’s individual identification number). This is used to note your interest in our website. To protect your identity, we have “anonymized” your IP address.
By submitting your information you consent to the use of that information as set out in this policy. If for any reason our policy does change, we will post the changes on this page so you can view them. If changes occur with which you are unhappy, you can email us with and instruct us to no longer use your information.
Our Commitment to Protect Your Personal Information:
- We will not sell, rent, or pass on your information to any third parties without your express consent.
- We will use your personal data only for the purpose(s) stated on here and on our website pages.
- You may contact us at any time to view, amend or delete your personal data, or to exclude it from the usages listed above.
Measures We Have Taken on this Website to Protect Your Personal Information:
- To protect your identity, we have “anonymized” your IP address, meaning we never collect your full IP address – this enables us to differentiate you from other website visitors, but does not enable us (or anyone else) to identify you as an individual.
- We protect your data through SSL certification: any data that is transmitted from our website is encrypted through Secure Socket Layer technology.
Your Dog’s Personal Data:
Dogs have an amazing sense of smell. Every sniff is recorded in their internal databases, and scientists believe a smell is stored in a dog’s memory for up to 4 years. Unlike us humans, dogs can uniquely identify a fellow canine from the smell he/she has left behind in our clinic. Your dog may well recognise the scent of a particular dog that has visited us before, and indeed, your own dog’s smell may be recognised by a future pooch. Fortunately for us, we haven’t yet met a dog who can use a computer, so we are fairly certain your dog’s personal data will not be compromised.
Cookies are small pieces of data, usually in text files, that are placed on your computer to record information about you and your activity on our website.
There are 4 types of cookies:
- Strictly Necessary Cookies: Without these cookies our website would not be able to function properly. Most strictly necessary cookies are session cookies and are deleted once you leave our website.
- Performance Cookies: Performance cookies are generally used for analytics and statistics gathering. They collect information about how you use our website, such as pages visited, visit durations etc.
- Functionality Cookies: These cookies are designed to enhance your personal experience on our website by remembering choices you have made.
- Targeting/Advertising Cookies: These cookies deliver adverts targeted to you and your interests. They may also control the number of times you see a particular advertisement and also measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign.
Within these 4 categories above, cookies are also subdivided into:
- Session Cookies: These are temporary cookies used for the duration of your visit to our website. Once you close the browser these cookies automatically stop. Session cookies are used to improve the user experience whilst visiting our site and prevent you having to re-enter information.
- Persistent Cookies: These are stored on your device after you have visited our website. These cookies remember information for your next visit to our website.
And also into
- 1st Party Cookies: Placed on your computers by our software.
- 3rd Party Cookies: Placed on your computers by other software.
Most, but not all, 3rd party cookies rely on the user having an active login or account with the third party service.
Cookies Used on This Site:
The following cookies are used on this website:
- PHPSESSID – we use this strictly necessary session cookie to confirm that we have received your submission on any of our forms.
- DYNSRV – This strictly necessary session cookie is used to manage server traffic and improve page load times.
- cookie_notice_closed – this persistent performance cookie prevents you needing to close and hide the cookie notice on every page and every time you visit the website.
- _gat, _ga and _gid – These performance cookies are used by Google Analytics to uniquely identify website visitors and to manages performance at busy times.
There are additionally a number of third party cookies used on our website:
- Google’s Captcha (the tick box that determines you are human) places cookies on your computer, but does not gather any personal information.
- Google Maps adds a number of persistent and session cookies, including advertising cookies. These cookies are controlled through your own personal Google account and can be managed here.
You may come across hyperlinks on this site. These hyperlinks may take you to sites operated by other organisations which we are not responsible for. When preparing our website we have taken every care possible. However, we have no control over any of the information you can access via other web sites. Therefore, no mention of any organisation, company, or individual to which our web site is linked shall imply any approval or warranty as to the standing and capability of any such organisations, company or individual on the part of DogzAligned.
All design, text, graphics, and arrangement thereof are the copyright of DogzAligned. Any unauthorised reproduction of the contents of this site without the prior written permission of DogzAligned is strictly prohibited.