We may employ cookie technology to store and sometimes track information about the users of the Site. Cookies are a feature of web browser software that allows web servers to recognize the computer used to access a web site. Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored by a user’s web browser on the user’s hard drive. Cookies can remember what information a user accesses on one web page to simplify subsequent interactions with that web site by the same user or to use the information to streamline the user’s transactions on related web pages. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can change your browser to prevent the browser from accepting cookies.
We may use web beacons (small pieces of data that are embedded in images on the pages of web sites) and auditing software to track page views and entry and exit points to and from the Site. In addition, we may use web beacons, cookies, customized links and/or similar technologies to determine whether electronic newsletters or other information sent by us to those who have requested them from us have been opened and which links are clicked. Any data collected will only be used in an aggregate form and will not contain any Personal Information, as that term is defined below.
TYPES OF INFORMATION COLLECTED
Through the use of cookie technology or otherwise, we may track and collect information about your computer and software when you visit this Site. This information may include: (i) your IP address; (ii) domain server; (iii) type of computer; (iv) type of web browser; (v) access times; and (vi) referring web sites addresses (collectively “Traffic Data”). Traffic Data is anonymous information that does not personally identify you. Traffic Data assists us to design and arrange our web pages in the user-friendliest manner and to continually improve our Site to better meet the needs of users.
In order for you to access certain portions of our Site and/or participate in certain online activities, we may require you to provide us with information that personally identifies you, such as your name, mailing address, e-mail address and home and/or business telephone numbers (“Personal Information”). If you communicate with us by e-mail or otherwise complete online forms or the like, any information provided in such communication may be collected as Personal Information.
You may choose not to provide us with any Personal Information. In such an event, you can still access and use much of the Site. You, however, will not be able to access or use those portions of the Site or participate in online activities that require your Personal Information.
When you participate in online activities at the Site, you may be subject to additional terms and conditions.
Making purchases from the Site.
If you wish to place an order from the Site, you will be required to provide Personal Information (name, address, email address; telephone number is not required). You may choose not to provide your Personal Information to register or check out as a guest. By not providing personal information the purchase cannot be completed. You may still use the Site to browse product selection, prices and availability.
USES AND SHARING OF INFORMATION COLLECTED
In general, we will use Personal Information only for the purpose for which such information was provided to us. We may also use Personal Information to contact you when necessary or to send you information about us, including information related to our products, programs or promotional activities, including sales or specials at PETACLE.COM.
If you subscribe to any publications of PETACLE, including newsletter(s), we will use your e-mail address to send these publications to you. You may opt-out of receiving future communications from PETACLE.COM by following the instructions set forth in the opt-out section below.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, we may transfer, sell or assign information concerning this Site and your use of this Site, including without limitation, Personal Information, to third parties, as a result of the sale, merger, consolidation, change in control, transfer of substantial assets, reorganization or liquidation of PETACLE.COM.
BLOGS/BULLETIN BOARDS/CHAT ROOMS
If you use a blog, bulletin board, chat room or similar forum, if any, on this Site, you should be aware that any Personal Information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the Personal Information you choose to submit in these forums.
The Site has security measures in place intended to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. We will take reasonable steps to safeguard Personal Information we collect from unauthorized access or disclosure and accidental loss or alteration.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your Personal Information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our Site, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make reasonable efforts to ensure security on our systems.
NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES
POLICIES FOR INDIVIDUALS UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE
We are committed to protecting the on-line privacy of children. In accordance with the Children’s On-line Privacy Protection Act, we will not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from or provide any services to children under the age of 13.