Your Privacy is Important to us
The personal information You submit to Dogearsetc.com will not be shared, sold, or disclosed to third parties except, when deemed necessary, to agents or companies providing services You have requested through Dogearsetc.com, or when required by law. All agents or companies used by Dogearsetc.com to provide these services are held to the same strict privacy standards as that of Dogears Etc.. You can choose not to provide certain information, but then You might not be able to take advantage of many of the features offered on Dogears Etc.. We use the information that You provide for such purposes as responding to Your requests, customizing future shopping for You, improving the stores planned for Dogears Etc., and communicating with You.
If You would like to receive Dogears Etc.'s newsletters, please indicate so during registration. If, however, You place an order on our web site but would prefer not to receive our newsletter, you will receive only emails directly related to your orders - confirmation and receipt, etc.
This is what is known as an opt-in policy concerning commercial email. More common, unfortunately, is the opt-out policy, where email is sent unsolicited to customers, who are then forced to respond saying they don't want it (they must opt out of the situation). We hope the opt-in method will become the norm rather than the exception for commercial interests on the Internet.
When you purchase a book from Dogearsetc.com, You are voicing your support for one of the Internet's opt-in policy proponents and an active voice in the fight against spam.
The privacy practices of this statement apply to our services available under the domain and subdomains of www.dogearsetc.com ("Website") and apply generally to our parent, affiliates, subsidiaries or joint venture websites.
At Dogears Etc. we are extremely proud of our commitment to protect Your privacy. We value Your trust in us. We will work hard to earn your confidence so that You can enthusiastically use our services and recommend us to friends and family. Please read the following policy to understand how Your personal information will be treated as you make full use of our Website.
Dogears Etc. promises that we will not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without Your explicit consent. . From time to time we may reveal general statistical information about our Website and visitors, such as number of visitors, number and type of goods and services purchased, etc. Your trust and confidence are our highest priority.
When You use our Website, we collect and store Your personal information from You. Our primary goal in doing so is to provide a safe, efficient, smooth and customised experience. This allows us to provide services and features that most likely meet Your needs, and to customise our Website to make Your experience safer and easier. Importantly, we only collect personal information about You that we consider necessary for achieving this purpose.
In general, You can browse the Website without telling us who You are or revealing any personal information about Yourself. Once You give us Your personal information, You are not anonymous to us. To fully use our Website, You will need to register using our online registration form, where You may be required to provide us with Your contact and identity information, billing information, shipping information and other personal information as indicated on the forms throughout the Website. Where possible, we indicate which fields are required and which fields are optional. You always have the option to not provide information by choosing not to use a particular service or feature on the Website. You may provide us with a Dogears Etc. ID.
We may automatically track certain information about You based upon your behavior on our Website. We use this information to do internal research on our Users' demographics, interests, and behavior to better understand, protect and serve our Users. This information is compiled and analyzed on an aggregated basis. This information may include the URL that You just came from (whether this URL is on our Website or not), which URL You next go to (whether this URL is on our Website or not), Your computer browser information, and Your IP address.
If You use a Credit Card to make payments, either to the Sellers or to Dogears Etc. we collect some additional information, such as a billing address, a credit card number and a credit card expiration date and tracking information from cheques or money orders.
If You choose to post messages on our message boards, chat rooms or other message areas or leave feedback for other users, we will collect that information You provide to us. We retain this information as necessary to resolve disputes, provide customer support and troubleshoot problems as permitted by law.
If You send us personal correspondence, such as emails or letters, or if other Users or third parties send us correspondence about Your activities or postings on the Website, we may collect such information into a file specific to you.
If You register for the Website on another Website or use a web site providing a service for Dogears Etc. or a web site that helps facilitate your activity on the Website, that web site may provide personal information about You and Your transactions back to us.
Our use of Your information
We use Your personal information to facilitate the services You request. We use your personal information in the file we maintain about You, and other information we obtain from Your current and past activities on the Website to: resolve disputes; troubleshoot problems; help promote safe trading; collect fees owed; measure consumer interest in the services provided by us, inform You about online and offline offers, products, services, and updates; customise Your experience; detect and protect us against error, fraud and other criminal activity; enforce our Terms and Conditions; and as otherwise described to You at the time of collection. At times, we may look across multiple users to identify problems or resolve disputes, and in particular we may examine Your personal information to identify users using multiple User IDs or aliases. We may compare and review Your personal information for errors, omissions and for accuracy.
If you choose to list an item for sale on the Website or open a credit account, or otherwise provide us with Your financial information, we use Your address and billing information to bill You and provide associated support.
You agree that we may use personal information about You to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, to analyze Website usage, improve the Website's content and product offerings, and customise the Website's content, layout, and services. These uses improve the Website and better tailor it to meet Your needs, so as to provide You with a smooth, efficient, safe and customised experience while using the Website.
- Third-Party Advertisers and Links to Other Websites
Our site includes third-party advertising and links to other websites. We do not provide any personally identifiable customer information to these advertisers or third-party websites.
- Our Disclosure of your information
We may also use your information to deliver information to you that, in some cases, are targeted to your interests, such as new services and promotions. The following are examples of some categories of persons to whom we would share your information with from time-to-time.
[b] Dogears Etc. may also aggregate (gather up data across all user accounts) personally identifiable information and disclose such information in a non-personally identifiable manner to advertisers and other third parties for other marketing and promotional purposes.
[a] When a User lists a classifieds advertisement, and the advertisement receives an expression of interest by the interested User, the interested User will be provided the contact information of the User listing the advertisement as provided in that User's registration form.
[b] When a User expresses an interest in a classifieds advertisement, the User who has listed the advertisement will be provided the contact information of the interested User as provided in the interested User's registration form.
Items and Services offered on the Website by third parties
Internal Service Providers
Other Corporate Entities
We cooperate with law enforcement inquiries, as well as other third parties to enforce laws, such as: intellectual property rights, fraud and other rights, to help protect You and the community from bad actors. Therefore, in response to a verified request by law enforcement or other government officials relating to a criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity, we can (and You authorize us to) disclose Your name, city, state, telephone number, email address, UserID history, fraud complaints, and bidding and listing history without a subpoena. Without limiting the above, in an effort to respect Your privacy and our ability to keep the community free from bad actors, we will not otherwise disclose your personal information to law enforcement or other government officials without a subpoena, court order or substantially similar legal procedure, except when we believe in good faith that the disclosure of information is necessary to prevent imminent physical harm or financial loss; or report suspected illegal activity. Further, we can (and You authorize us to) disclose Your name, street address, city, state, zip code, country, phone number, email, and company name to Intellectual Property right's owners under confidentiality agreement, as we in our sole discretion believe necessary or appropriate in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement, piracy, or other unlawful activity.
Your use of other Users' information
Your use of any information is governed by the Dogears Etc. Terms & Conditions listed on the Website and by the User Agreement. Please refer to that section for all the conditions governing use of information and use of this Website.
Dogears Etc. and our users do not tolerate spam. Therefore, without limiting the foregoing, you are not licensed to add a Dogears Etc. to your mail list (email or physical mail) without their express consent after adequate disclosure.
Children are not eligible to use our Website and we ask that minors (under the age of 18) do not submit any personal information to us. If You are under the age of 18, You cannot sell, purchase or bid for any items on the Website. If You wish to purchase or sell an item on the Website such purchase or sale may be made by Your legal guardian or parents who have registered as users of the Website provided that such purchase or sale is not in relation to any adult material/mature audience items displayed on the Website, the sale or purchase of which to/by minors is strictly prohibited.
Access or change Your personally identifiable information
To protect Your privacy and security, we will verify Your identity before granting access or making changes to Your personally identifiable information. If you have registered Your profile on Dogears Etc., Your Dogears Etc. ID and Password are required in order to access your profile information.
When You place orders or access Your account information, we offer the use of a secure server. The secure server software (SSL) encrypts all information You put in before it is sent to us. Furthermore, all of the customer data we collect is protected against unauthorized access. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure correct use of information, we will employ reasonable and current Internet security methods and technologies.
Third-Party Service Providers
We employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include fulfilling orders, delivering packages, sending postal mail and e-mail, removing repetitive information from customer lists, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, providing search results and links (including paid listings and links), processing credit card payments, and providing customer service. They have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes.
As we continue to develop our business, we might sell or buy stores, subsidiaries, or business units. In such transactions, customer information generally is one of the transferred business assets but remains subject to the promises made in any pre-existing Privacy Notice (unless, of course, the customer consents otherwise). Also, in the unlikely event that Dogears Etc., or substantially all of its assets are acquired, customer information will of course be one of the transferred assets.
Protection of Dogears Etc. and Others
We release account and other personal information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law; enforce or apply our Terms and Conditions of use and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of Dogears Etc. our Users, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction. Obviously, however, this does not include selling, renting, sharing, or otherwise disclosing personally identifiable information from customers for commercial purposes in violation of the commitments set forth in this Privacy Notice.
Examples of the information we collect and analyze include the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect Your computer to the Internet; login; e-mail address; password; purchase history, which we sometimes aggregate with similar information from other customers to create features such as Purchase Circles and Top Sellers.
Information from Other Sources
Examples of information we receive from other sources include updated delivery and address information from our carriers or other third parties, which we use to correct our records and deliver Your next purchase or communication more easily; and account information, purchase or redemption information.
Third-Party Advertisers and Links to Other Websites
You can link to Third-party advertisers and advertising companies from the Dogears Etc. website or that serve advertising content directly to your browser on certain Dogears Etc. pages. You can find out more about their information collection and use practices, including how to opt out of cookies and other collection techniques that they use, by going to their websites.
Information You Can Access
Examples of information You can access easily at Dogears Etc. include up-to-date information regarding recent orders; personally identifiable information (including name, e-mail, password, communications preferences, and address); e-mail notification settings (including Alerts and newsletters); recommendations (including recent product view history, prior order history, and Favorites); and Marketplace seller accounts; and your Profile (including your product Reviews, Requests, and Recommendations, and personal profile.
Publishing Contact Information
Dogears Etc. Policy:
All contact information acquired during the course of an Dogears Etc. transaction is considered private and may not be published on any online public area including the following:
- Web pages
- Online forums
- About Me pages
- Board Posts
- Feedback Comments
Dogears Etc. considers the following information personal and private:
- Phone number
- Email address
User ID's are not considered personal contact information.
How to report a violation of this policy:
Contact the team at Dogears Etc. at firstname.lastname@example.org and please provide:
- URL of the site in question.
- URL linking to the post, the subject line of the post in question, and an actual copy of the post.
By using the Website, you consent to the collection and use of the information you disclose on the Website by Dogears Etc.. With Your Consent, Other than as set out above, you will receive notice when information about you might go to third parties, and you will have an opportunity to choose not to share the information.
Our business changes constantly, and our Privacy Notice and the Conditions of Use will change also. We may e-mail periodic reminders of our notices and conditions, unless you have instructed us not to, but you should check our Web site frequently to see recent changes. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Notice applies to all information that we have about you and your account. We stand behind the promises we make, however, and will never materially change our policies and practices to make them less protective of customer information collected in the past without the consent of affected customers.
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