The Balanced Dog (“our website”) respects your privacy. At The Balanced Dog, we are aware of the trust you place in us and our responsibility to protect your privacy. Below is a list of the information that our website gathers, how it’s used, and how you can “opt-out”.
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.
If you submit a contact form, the submissions go to a database and are used for customer service purposes only. The form submission data gets deleted periodically. We do not use the information submitted through them for marketing purposes.
Whenever you request a page through your browser, navigation and click stream data such as:
- Your IP address
- Browser and version
- Operating system
- Date and time
- Site from which you came
This information is stored in a log file and/or database. Any search terms that you enter into The Balanced Dog site search are also logged. This information cannot be used to identify specific individuals, and is only used for:
- Website and system administration
- Research and development
- Anonymous user analysis
- To gather accurate statistics to advertisers in the form of aggregated data
This information is stored on a secure dedicated server.
Some of the links on The Balanced Dog site are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase we will earn a commission. Keep in mind that The Balanced Dog link these companies and their products because of their quality and not because of the commission we receive from your purchases. The decision is yours, and whether or not you decide to buy something is completely up to you.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying your web browser; however, if you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of our site.
We may use web beacons, transparent image files that monitor your journey around our website or collection of sites. They are also referred to as web bugs and are commonly used by sites that hire third-party services to monitor traffic. We may use them in association with cookies to understand how you interact with our pages and content on the pages of our web site.
You can set your browser to accept or reject cookies or notify you when a cookie is being sent. You can also use privacy software to override web beacons. Taking either of these actions shouldn’t cause a problem with our site, should you so choose.
The email addresses collected via subscriptions to The Balanced Dog’s newsletters are not sold, or disclosed to any third parties. These addresses will only be used by our company to send out The Balanced Dog communications (such as, The Balanced Dog newsletters and updates). You will not receive any mailings you did not request. The email addresses collected at The Balanced Dog are stored on a secure dedicated server.
If you purchase products directly from The Balanced Dog, your contact information and a transaction history will be kept by The Balanced Dog. We may use the contact information to inform you about the status of your order, updates, bug fixes, and to let you know about upcoming The Balanced Dog products.
How You Can Correct or Remove Information
If you have an account on this site, 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.
Agreeing to Terms
If you have questions regarding our privacy policies, or require assistance in opting out of our email lists, please contact us.