Effective date: January 28, 2021
I am not a professional veterinarian, dog trainer, or dog behaviorist. The information on this website is for informational purposes only. If you have questions regarding your dog’s health, please seek answers from your veterinarian.
The content I write for, The Dog Affect, reflects my honest views & opinions. They do not indicate the views of family, friends, clients, affiliates, sponsors, or any other partners.
I am the master of comments for The Dog Affect. I love energetic discussions, but I will not hesitate to delete offensive or rude comments. If you are going to leave a comment, I ask that you be respectful.
Sharing My Content:
The content & photos on The Dog Affect may not be published elsewhere without my direct written consent. You can contact me if you would like to publish my content or photos.
Copying & pasting content without permission is stealing. If you do this, I will pursue copyright infringement legal action against you. This is a serious matter, so please do not steal from me.
Product Reviews & Sponsored Posts
On occasion I will write product reviews & sponsored posts. These are my honest opinions & views. They do not reflect the opinions of any other person or company. I may receive compensation for my reviews and sponsored posts. I do not write about products that I do not believe in. Sponsored posts will always be clearly disclosed. I run this blog with honesty & integrity.
I do have affiliate relationships with a few companies that may be promoted or linked on The Dog Affect. If you make a purchase from one of these links, I may receive a small commission. There is no obligation to purchase from these links. Please understand that when you do, you are helping to support my blog. For this, I sincerely thank you.
Contests & Giveaways
When I host a giveaway or contest, it is performed at my discretion. The winner will be selected at random. The winner has 48 hours to respond to my email. If I do not hear from the winner within 48 hours a new winner will be selected. All giveaways & contests are U.S. entries only.
The Dog Affect is not responsible for any lost, damaged, or unreceived sponsored prizes.
When entering a contest or giveaway on this website, I may ask for information such as your name and email address to administer the contest, notify winners and make the winner’s name public. If you are the winner, I will then ask for your shipping address.
Effective date: January 28, 2021
The Dog Affect (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the www.thedogaffect.com (the “Service”).
Information Collection and Use
We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.
While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally, identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:
First name and last name
Cookies and Usage Data
We may also collect information how the Service is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g., IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
Tracking & Cookies Data
Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.
Examples of Cookies we use:
Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.
Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.
Use of Data
The Dog Affect uses the collected data for various purposes:
To provide and maintain the service.
To notify you about changes to our service
To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so.
To provide customer care and support
To provide analysis or valuable information so that we can improve the service.
To monitor the usage of the Service
To detect, prevent and address technical issues.
Transfer of Data.
Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country, or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.
If you are located outside United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to United States and process it there.
The Dog Affect may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
To comply with a legal obligation
To protect and defend the rights or property of The Dog Affect.
To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the service.
To protect the personal safety of users of the service or the public.
To protect against legal liability
Security of Data
The security of your data is important to us but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our service is used.
These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service.
Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page.
Links to Other Sites
We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third-party sites or services.
Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”).
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us.
If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.