Keep the Tail Wagging® LLC Privacy Policy

PRIVACY STATEMENT

Your privacy is important to me. This privacy statement provides information about the personal information that Kimberly Gauthier and Keep the Tail Wagging® LLC (hereafter noted as Keep the Tail Wagging®, website, or blog) collect and how Keep the Tail Wagging® LLC uses that personal information.  This privacy statement only applies to this website.

Personal Information Collection

Information You Voluntarily Submit to this Website:  Keep the Tail Wagging® may collect and use the following kinds of personal information: your first and last name and your email address.  You may voluntarily submit this information when you're leaving a comment on a blog post, contact me through the contact form on this website, or when you subscribe to the Keep the Tail Wagging® newsletter.

Information that is Automatically Collected for this Website: Keep the Tail Wagging® automatically collects specific information about you and the device (smartphone, computer, laptop, tablet) that you use when visiting this website.  For instance, when you visit KeepTheTailWagging.com, your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, the dates/times when you accessed this website are logged, and links you've clicked.  The purpose of this is to help me create better content to help my readers.

Cookies: Keep the Tail Wagging® may gather information using Session Cookies or Persistent Cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by this website. Session Cookies expire when you close your browser while Persistent Cookies remain on your browser until you delete them by clearing your history/cookies.  These cookies aid in providing a more personalized experience on this website.

Use of Personal Information

The following is a list of examples of how the website, Keep the Tail Wagging®, may use your personal information (as discussed above).

  • To operate and maintain this website, plan and update content, and plan and update products (i.e., books, ebooks, marketing materials).
  • To send you monthly and bi-monthly newsletters or email updates, which include the ability to opt-out of future correspondence (look for the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of the email).
  • To respond to blog comments and queries submitted through the contact form on this website.
  • To track and measure advertising and user behavior (blogs read, links clicked) on this website.
  • To protect this website and website's readers from unauthorized or illegal activity (e.g., phishing, spamming).

Disclosure of Personal Information

Keep the Tail Wagging® may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.

Additionally, this website partners with third-party service providers to aid in the management of various aspects of this website.  Each third-party provider's use of personal information is explained by their individual privacy policies.

Keep the Tail Wagging® currently retains the services of the following providers:

Google Analytics – this service tracks this website's visits and provides me with information about how you found my website, what blog post or page you visit, and how long you remain on this website.  Google Analytics may capture your IP address.  No additional personal data is obtained by Google Analytics.  You can learn more about Google's privacy policy by visiting their website: https://policies.google.com/privacy

Clicky – this service also tracks this website's visits and provides me with information about how you found my website, what blog post or page you visit, and how long you remain on this website.  Clicky may capture your IP address.  No additional personal data is obtained by Clicky.  You can learn more about Clicky's privacy policy by visiting their website: https://clicky.com/terms

Aweber – this service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. When you subscribe to the newsletter, your name and email address are stored on the Aweber servers to assist in the delivery the monthly or bi-monthly email updates and newsletters. You can learn more about Aweber privacy policy by visiting their website:  https://www.aweber.com/privacy.htm

SumoMe – this service is used to help facilitate the sharing of blog posts and pages on social media platforms and to make it easier for visitors to subscribe to the Keep the Tail Wagging® newsletter. You can learn more about SumoMe's privacy policy by visiting their website: https://help.sumo.com/hc/en-us/articles/218958727-Privacy-Policy

Currently, your personal information isn't being shared with any other third-party services. However, this list may be updated in the future as the owner of the website (me, Kimberly Gauthier) finds better ways to provide you with free, useful content.

Except when required by law, I will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your prior consent; however, I may disclose or transfer personal information collected through this website to third parties should I sell all or a portion of Keep the Tail Wagging® LLC.  This may also apply to a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of this website's assets or it may be related to a bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against Keep the Tail Wagging®.

Anonymous Data

Occasionally, this website may provide anonymous data, which doesn't identify you alone, to outside parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.  Examples of anonymous data may include analytics, as discussed above, and information collected from cookies.

Publicly Visible Information

If you leave a comment on a blog post, the name that you use will be visible. Your email address will never be available publicly.  You also have the option to add a link to your website when leaving a blog comment.  Users will see the name that you use when you leave a comment on a blog post.

At this time, Keep the Tail Wagging® does not allow you to create a user profile or link to a social media profile.

Cookies

Keep the Tail Wagging® uses cookies to prevent email capturing pop-ups and welcome mats and banner ads from being shown to regular visitors. Cookies may also be used by third-party services (listed above), such as Google Analytics and Clicky.

Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of our Website may be entirely usable.

Advertising

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising

The Website uses Mediavine to manage all third-party advertising on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website. The cookie may collect information relating to your use of the Website, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at the Website via a link from a third-party site, the URL of the linking page.

First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.

Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site.

The Website may collect IP addresses and location information to serve personalized ads and pass it to Mediavine. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. You may also visit  http://optout.aboutads.info/#/  and  http://optout.networkadvertising.org/# to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

Mediavine partners with the following data processors:

  1. Pubmatic. You may find Pubmatic’s privacy policy through this link. The data collected on the Website may be transferred to Pubmatic and its demand partners for interest-based advertising. Statistical information and other non-cookie technologies (such as eTags and web or browser cache) may be used by third parties on this Website. Browser settings that block cookies may have no effect on these technologies, but you may clear your cache to delete such trackers. Data collected from a particular browser or device may be used with another computer or device that is linked to the browser or device on which such data was collected.
  2. Criteo. You may find Criteo’s privacy policy through this link. The data collected on the Website may be transferred to Criteo and its demand partners for interest-based advertising. Criteo may collect, access, and use non-identifying data to improve the Criteo Technology and other Criteo products, programs, and/or services. This non-identifying data may include on-site user behavior and user/page content data, URLs, statistics, or internal search queries. The non-identifying data are collected through the ad call and stored with a Criteo cookie for a maximum period of 13 months.
  3. Pulsepoint. You may find Pulsepoint’s privacy policy through this link.
  4. LiveRamp. You may find LiveRamp’s privacy policy through this link. When you use the Website, we share information that we may collect from you, such as your email (in hashed, de-identified form), IP address or information about your browser or operating system, with LiveRamp Inc, and its group companies (‘LiveRamp’). LiveRamp may use a cookie on your browser and match your shared information to their on- and offline marketing databases and those of its advertising partners to create a link between your browser and information in those other databases. This link may be shared by our partners globally for the purpose of enabling interest-based content or advertising throughout your online experience (e.g. cross device, web, email, in-app, etc.) by third parties unaffiliated with our website. These third parties may in turn link further demographic or interest-based information to your browser. To opt out of LiveRamp’s targeted advertising, please go here: https://liveramp.com/opt_out/
  5. RhythmOne. You may view RhythmOne’s privacy policy through this link. RhythmOne uses cookies and similar tracking technologies (such as mobile device identifiers and digital fingerprinting) to provide its services. RhythmOne may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please visit the following webpage:  http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.
  6. District M. You may find District M’s privacy policy through this link.
  7. YieldMo. You may find YieldMo’s privacy policy through this link. If you want to opt out of receiving interest based ads from Yieldmo or exercise your right under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, you may do so through this link.
  8. The Rubicon Project. You may find Rubicon’s privacy policy through this link. If you want to opt out of receiving interest based ads from Rubicon or exercise your right under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, you may do so through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page.
  9. Amazon Publisher Services. You may find Amazon Publisher Services’ privacy policy through this link.
  10. AppNexus. You may find the AppNexus privacy policy through this link.
  11. OpenX. You may find OpenX’s privacy policy through this link.
  12. Verizon Media formerly known as Oath. You may find Verizon Media’s privacy policy through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising.
  13. TripleLift. You may find TripleLift’s privacy policy through this link. To opt out of receiving interest-based advertising (including retargeting) from TripleLift’s services through the use of cookies in your current browser and for more information on what it means to opt-out, please go to www.triplelift.com/consumer-opt-out.
  14. Index Exchange. You may find Index Exchange’s privacy policy through this link. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising.
  15. Sovrn. You may find Sovrn’s privacy policy through this link.
  16. GumGum. You may find GumGum’s privacy policy through this link. GumGum may (i) use place and use cookies on end users’ browsers or use web beacons to collect information about end users who visit such Publisher Websites and (ii) link such collected end user information to other end user information provided by third parties in order to deliver targeted Advertisements to such end users.
  17. Digital Remedy. You may find Digital Remedy’s privacy policy through this link.
  18. MediaGrid. You may find MediaGrid’s privacy policy through this link. MediaGrid may collect and store information about end-user interactions with this website through cookies, advertising IDS, pixels and server-to-server connections. MediaGrid was receive the following information: the page an End-User has requested and the referring/exit pages; Timestamp information (i.e., the date and time the End-User has visited the page); IP address; mobile device identifier; device model; device operating system; browser type; carrier; gender; age; geolocation (including GPS coordinates); clickstream data; cookie information; first-party identifiers'; and hashed email addresses; demographic and inferred interest information; and post-conversion data (from both online and offline behaviour). Some of this data is gathered from this website and others is gathered from advertisers. MediaGrid uses this data to provide its services. You may also utilize the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page to opt-out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising or review their privacy policy for more information.
  19. RevContent – You may find RevContent’s privacy policy through this link. RevContent may collect information about your browser or device, including browser type, IP Address, device type, user agent string, and operating system. RevContent also collects information about the websites you visit through their services, such as date and time of access and specific pages accessed and the content and ads you click on. You may opt-out of any personalization track by opting-out of RevContent’s data collection.
  20. Centro, Inc. – You may find Centro’s privacy policy through this link. You may find opt-out information for Centro’s services through the privacy policy link.
  21. 33Across, Inc. – You may find 33Across’s privacy policy through this link. To opt-out of personalized advertising, please visit https://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1.
  22. Conversant. LLC – You may find Conversant’s privacy policy through this link. Conversant uses information that does not directly identify you, such as information about your browser type, time and date of visit, your browsing or transaction activity, the subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over, and a unique identifier (such as a cookie string, or a unique advertising identifier provided by your mobile device) during your visits to this and other websites and apps in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. Conversant may use technologies such as cookies and other tracking technologies to collect this information. To learn more about interest-based advertising, or to opt-out, you can visit  www.youronlinechoices.eu  or  https://www.networkadvertising.org/.

Retargeting Ads

Occasionally, Keep the Tail Wagging® works with third-party companies, such as Facebook and Instagram, to market this website through advertisements on their platforms; you may see these as “Sponsored” posts in your newsfeed.  These companies may use cookies to serve ads on their platform based on someone's history of visits to this website.

Affiliate Program Participation

Keep the Tail Wagging® engages in affiliate marketing and may earn a commission should you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase.  These affiliate partners may engage a cookie in your browser to track sales after you click on a link.  Please note that these cookies have a limited life and do expire.

Kimberly Gauthier (owner) is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. Kimberly is also a member of the following affiliate advertising programs: Chewy.com, Share-a-Sale (Raw Paws Pet Food, King Kanine), PawStruck.com, FullBucketHealth.com, ParsleyPet, WINPROPET, Trupanion Pet Insurance, Simply Earth, Plant Therapy, and Two Crazy Cat Ladies. Real.Dog. I also have a relationship with Darwin’s Natural Pet Products as a customer and occasional freelance writer; I do not receive free raw dog food as part of this relationship.

Newsletters

You may choose to subscribe to a monthly or bi-monthly (schedule is subject to change) newsletter and email updates which may be used for advertising products or services used by me (owner) when raising raw fed dogs.  Newsletters sent to you may include affiliate links (discussed above) that are used to track sales.  These newsletters may also contain tracking pixels which serve to inform me of how many people open and engage (click links) with my newsletter.  The purpose of this is to help me provide better content that is useful to my readers.  What I learn is not shared by third parties.

Your Rights Related to Your Personal Information

Opt-out – You are welcome to opt-out of all future email communications by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of newsletters and email updates.  You may also contact me (owner) at kimberly@keepthetailwagging.com to request that I remove you from the mailing list.

Access – If you can't recall if you have subscribed for future updates, you may contact me (owner) at kimberly@keepthetailwagging.com, and I will confirm your subscription status.

Amend – You may contact me (owner) at kimberly@keepthetailwagging.com to amend or update your personal information (name and email address).

Delete – There may come a time when you will like me to remove you from the email list (see “opt-out” above) or delete a comment on a blog post.  To do so, please contact me (owner) at kimberly@keepthetailwagging.com.

Please note that there may come a time when I may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

Sensitive Personal Information

Please note that you should not submit sensitive personal information to this website, either in blog comments or in an email to me.  Please note that although your email address isn't visible to others (outside of myself), your comments will be visible to anyone who reads the comment thread.

If you don't want strangers to have access to information, do not post it in a blog comment on this website.

Children's Information

Keep the Tail Wagging® does not knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of 16.  If you are a parent or legal guardian of a child under the age of 16 and you believe your child has subscribed to the blog's newsletter or the child has shared personal information in a blog comment, please contact me (owner) immediately at kimberly@keepthetailwagging.com so that I may remove the information from my records.

Updating this Statement

Keep the Tail Wagging® may update this privacy policy by posting a new version on this website.  With each update, this page will be shared on social media to keep you informed of changes.

Last Update: October 10, 2019

Contact Information

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or Kimberly Gauthier’s treatment of your personal information, please write:

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