Dog Health Handbook Privacy Policy and FCC Disclosure

Privacy Policy

The privacy of our site visitors is of great importance to the publisher, editor and employees of the Dog Health Handbook. This statement describes the personal information that we collect, if any, when you utilize this site. Our goal is to make visitors comfortable with sharing any information with us.

The guideline for all of our employees is to strive to maintain the highest standards of decency, integrity and fairness when working with readers and our partners. In turn, we will do our best to protect the privacy of any website interaction including our customers, consumers and online visitors.

The Handbook does utilize 3rd party advertisers and corporations that serve ads when you visit. Some of these companies may utilize data collected during your visit (no name, telephone, address or email is ever shared) regarding your time on the site in order to serve advertising that is relevant to you. For more information click here.

Google and the DoubleClick DART Cookie

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on The Dog Health Handbook site.

Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to visitors based on their visit to The Dog Health Handbook and other sites on the Internet.

The DART cookie has an opt out feature that can be activated by visiting Google ad and content network privacy policy.

Personal Information

The Dog Health Handbook collects personally identifiable information from the visitors to our website only on a voluntary basis. Personal information collected on a voluntary basis may include name, postal address, email address, company name and telephone number.

This information is collected if you request information from us, participate in a contest or sweepstakes, and sign up to join our email list or request some other service or information from us. The information collected is internally reviewed, used to improve the content of our website, notify our visitors of updates, and respond to visitor inquiries.

Once information is reviewed, it is discarded or stored in our files. If we make material changes in the collection of personally identifiable information we will inform you by placing a notice on our site. Personal information received from any visitor will be used only for internal purposes and will not be sold or provided to third parties.

Use of Cookies and Web Beacons

Cookies help advertisers serve advertising that personalizes the site experience. These cookies are passed to your computer or phone hard drive through the web browser. The cookie informs the advertising and web server that you have already visited a specific page. If you change any of the site pages, or register on the site, a cookie is used by the Dog Health Handbook to recall your specific information on subsequent visits.

Web browsers can be set by site visitors to decline or accept cookies. If you decline cookies, the site may not appear as tailored as it usually is.

Another approach to providing an improved experience is to use a web beacon. This is a transparent image that monitors the journey through the website or to multiple sites. They are also referred to as web bugs and are commonly used by sites that hire third-party services to monitor traffic. They may be used in association with cookies to understand how visitors interact with the pages and content on the pages of a web site.

We may serve third party advertisements that use cookies and web beacons in the course of ads being served on our web site to ascertain how many times you've seen an advertisement. No personally identifiable information you give us is provided to them for cookie or web beacon use, so they cannot personally identify you with that information on our web site.

Browsers can be set to accept or reject cookies or notify you when a cookie is being sent. Privacy software can be used to override web beacons. Taking either of these actions shouldn't cause a problem with our site, should you so choose.

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act

This website is directed to adults; it is not directed to children under the age of 13. We operate our site in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, and will not knowingly collect or use personal information from anyone under 13 years of age.

Non-Personal Information

In some cases, we may collect information about you that is not personally identifiable. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users' movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. The information collected is used solely for internal review and not shared with other organizations for commercial purposes.

Release of Information

If The Dog Health Handbook is sold, the information we have obtained from you through your voluntary participation in our site may transfer to the new owner as a part of the sale in order that the service being provided to you may continue. In that event, you will receive notice through our website of that change in control and practices, and we will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the purchaser honors any opt-out requests you might make of us.

How You Can Correct or Remove Information

We provide this privacy policy as a statement to you of our commitment to protect your personal information. If you have submitted personal information through our website and would like that information deleted from our records or would like to update or correct that information, please click on this link and/or use our Contact Us page.

Updates and Effective Date

The Dog Health Handbook reserves the right to make changes in this policy. If there is a material change in our privacy practices, we will indicate on our site that our privacy practices have changed and provide a link to the new privacy policy. We encourage you to periodically review this policy so that you will know what information we collect and how we use it.

Agreeing to Terms

If you do not agree to The Dog Health Handbook’s Privacy Policy as posted here on this website, please do not use this site or any services offered by this site.

Your use of this site indicates acceptance of this privacy policy.

FCC Disclosure

The Federal Trade Commission requires that we disclose any relationship we have between a product manufacturer or service provider when we write about a product or service.

Here are the guidelines we operate under at the Dog Health Handbook:

The editorial staff, publishers and employees of the Dog Health Handbook are prohibited from receiving payment for doing a review on any service or product.

In some cases, if their is a link to a service, product or review, we believe it is of value to our readers. At times, we may receive a small commission if you decide to buy the linked item or service. This is only done in the spirit of providing helpful quality articles, regardless if any compensation is offered. We believe that readers appreciate the opportunity to learn about specific products for canine diseases or training.

Advertisers do not influence editorial, topics selected or posts to the Dog Health Handbook blog. Most posts are in response to requests from readers or of interest to our editors.

Working on the Internet can be complicate. We strive to follow ethical practices so that readers can understand if their are any ties between an editor and a manufacturer.

If you do not see a disclosure policy such as this one

If you don’t see a disclosure policy on a blog or website, that site or blog may be violating the law or at the very least the Code of Ethics.

The opinions on the Dog Health Handbook, particularly those contributed by our readers, may not necessarily reflect the views of the Dog Health Handbook editorial staff. We do our best to not include any questionable information.

Always check with your veterinarian who will know the health condition of your dog and who can make recommendations that make sense based on an in-person examination. The purpose of the Handbook is to inform pet owners so that they can ask intelligent questions and participate as a partner in the care of their dog.

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