Commitment to your privacy
Because we gather certain types of information about our users,
we feel you should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding
the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement
discloses what information we gather and how we use it.
Information SGS Tool Company gathers
OurPet's gathers two types of information about users:
that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions to
register your warranty, receive our electronic newsletters and
coupons, to participate in our message boards or forums, to email
a friend, and from participation in polls and surveys. Information
requested may include your name, address, e-mail address, telephone
number, etc., as well as demographic information. This data
is aggregated and analyzed so we can learn more about our customers,
their purchasing behavior and habits, and product needs.
2) Information SGS Tool Company gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. This information allows us to better tailor our content to readers' needs and to help us better understand the demographics of our audience. Under no circumstances does SGS Tool Company divulge any information about an individual user to a third party.
Our website also allows you to contact
us directly with questions or comments regarding our products. This process requires
you to give us certain personal information so that you may answer
your questions. All opinions, ideas, suggestions, and other
feedback submitted via email or our website may be used by SGS Tool Company
without any restriction and free of charge.
SGS Tool Company Gathers User
Information in the Following Processes:
Optional Voluntary Information
We offer the following free services, which require some type of voluntary submission of personal information by users:
1) Electronic newsletters and coupon dispatches
We may offer our site users a free electronic newsletter to users. SGS Tool Company gathers the email addresses of users who voluntarily subscribe. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by following the link provided in every newsletter that points users to the subscription management page. Users can also subscribe to the newsletters at the time of registration.
2) Message boards/forums
Users of the site's Message Boards and Forums must register separately for these services (both are free of charge) in order to post messages, although they needn't register to visit the site. During registration the user is required to supply a username, password, and email address.
3)"E-mail this to a friend" Service
We may offer our site users the ability to electronically forward a link, page, or documents to someone else by clicking "e-mail this to a friend". The user must provide their email address, as well as that of the recipient. This information is used only in the case of transmission errors and, of course, to let the recipient know who sent the email. The information is not used for any other purpose.
We may offer interactive polls to users so they can easily share their opinions with other users and see what our audience thinks about important issues. Opinions or other responses to polls are aggregated and are not identifiable to any particular user. SGS Tool Company may use a system to "tag" users after they have voted, so they can vote only once on a particular question. This tag is not correlated with information about individual users.
SGS Tool Company may occasionally conduct user surveys to better target our content to our audience. We sometimes share the aggregated demographic information in these surveys with our sponsors, advertisers and partners. We never share any of this information about specific individuals with any third party.
Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.
SGS Tool Company tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. SGS Tool Company does break down overall usage statistics according to a user's domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user's browser).
SGS Tool Company sometimes tracks and catalogs
the search terms that users enter in our Search function, but
this tracking is never associated with individual users. We use
tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users
like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. We do not
track what individual users read, but rather how well each page
performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service
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will receive the warning message with each cookie. You do not need
to have cookies turned on to use this site. However, you do need
cookies to participate actively in message boards, forums, polling
USE OF INFORMATION
SGS Tool Company uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience in our network of sites, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users.
As stated above, we use information that
users voluntarily provide in order to send out electronic newsletters
and coupons and to enable users to participate in polls, surveys,
message boards, and forums. We may send out newsletters to subscribers
on a regular schedule (depending on the newsletter), and occasionally
send out special editions when we think subscribers might be
particularly interested in something we are doing. SGS Tool Company
never shares newsletter mailing lists with any third parties,
including advertisers, sponsors or partners.
When we use tracking information to determine which areas of our
sites users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas.
We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well
each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better
service for you. We track search terms entered in Search function
as one of many measures of what interests our users. But we don't
track which terms a particular user enters.
SGS Tool Company creates aggregate reports
on user demographics and traffic patterns for advertisers, sponsors
and partners. This allows our advertisers to advertise more effectively,
and allows our users to receive advertisements that are pertinent
to their needs. Because we don't track the usage patterns of
individual users, an advertiser or sponsor will never know that
a specific user clicked their ad. We will not disclose any information
about any individual user except to comply with applicable law
or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our
users or the public.
SHARING OF THE INFORMATION
SGS Tool Company uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs and help our advertisers and ourselves better understand our audience's demographics. This is essential to keeping our service free. We will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.
SGS Tool Company has taken precautions to prevent unauthorized access to the site and data collected therein but no server is completely secure, and we cannot be responsible for loss, corruption or unauthorized acquisition of personal information gained through the site.
Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and
enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access
to the information provided by our customers.
LINKS TO AFFILIATE SITES
OPT-IN / OPT-OUT POLICY
We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:
*Opting not to register to receive our
electronic newsletters. We
ask customers that wish to receive special offers from us such
as coupons, pet-related tips, special offers and new product information
to “Opt-in” when they register their product warranty
or ask to be placed on our email list.
*Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which
completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable
information from our users.