The German Shepherd Home Privacy Statement of Policy
The trust of the posting community is essential to the success of GermanShepherdHome. Therefore, we take concerns regarding privacy very seriously.
What Information Does GermanShepherdHome Collect On Its Traffic?
We collect general site server statistical information from all visitors to GermanShepherdHome, both to monitor utilization and for site security purposes. While this information contains such features as the machine (IP) address you are using, as well as the date, time, and file(s) requested, it typically cannot be used to identify you on an individual basis. Specifically, our tracking software logs the following:
Web Browser Used
Operating System Used
Visitors Top Level Domain (i.e. aol.com)
Full Server Address
Visitor IP Address
Links that brought a visitor to GermanShepherdHome
Links followed from GermanShepherdHome
Hits to local documents and files
Hits by time, day, week, and year
Persistent client side data ("cookies") are used for some features on the site, particularly the UBBThreads system. This cookie is a built-in feature of the bulletin board software and is used primarily for the purposes of tracking whether new message board threads have appeared since you last visited.
GermanShepherdHome Policy on Children
While this site is a general purpose information provider, it is not directed, in whole or part, at children under the age of 13. Children under the age of 13 years are expressly prohibited from registering, if they snake in they are prohibited from providing any personal information. We strongly recommend parental supervision of children when using this, or any, web site. For more information on children's online privacy generally and the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, please see the FTC's Kidz Privacy site. If you are a minor (under the age of 18), you may not take part in any contest run by GermanShepherdHome that has money or prize awards.
Sharing of Personal Information
Certain features of the site (such as registration for the message boards) do require the provision of personal information. The following categories are requested during the board registration process, but only those marked with an asterisk are required.
City, State, Country
We may occasionally request additional information, primarily for contests or giveaways. If you are a minor (under the age of 18), you may not take part in these contests.
Our banner ads are monitored by a software package that tracks exposures, hits to the banner, date / time, and the viewer's / clicker's IP address. All banner ad "customers," whether free (such as affiliates) or paid advertisers, have access to the information for THEIR banner ad(s) ONLY.
Dissemination of Personal Information by GermanShepherdHome
Any information collected by GermanShepherdHome, for instance at a survey or in a contest, is for the internal use of GermanShepherdHome and will not be disclosed to third parties without your prior express consent, except under extraordinary circumstances, such as a court order. Other examples of exceptions are to notify a contest partner of the winner's names, addresses, etc. OR if a party requests that GermanShepherdHome provide a feedback form for them on their product for readers to fill out.
Another exception to this may be aggregate data shared with advertisers (for instance, "90% of our viewers responding to a survey rate our news as "excellent.")
This policy is effective and updated on February 9, 2010, and is subject to change without notice, particularly as new site features are added.
For any questions about this policy, please contact Wisc.Tiger_Val.
Val da Tiger
Fuzzybutt the cat.
Neilla the Big White puppy.
RIP Cheyenne - AKA: Digger, CheyChey Girl, Cheyenne Large and In charge. 2/16/02 - 2/27/16
RIP DeeDee - AKA: DD Poo, Little Bit, Binky (part of the Binky and Booboo team) 6/23/02-6/20/11
RIP Lakota - AKA: Bubba, Big Boy, BooBoo (the other part of the Binky and BooBoo team). 1/19/03-9/19/2011
RIP Raya - AKA: Raz-a, Ray a Sunshine, RayBestos, the little one, Silly Girl. 9/21/05 - 6/27/14