Privacy Policy

Short Form:
IdeaDog.com collects your information only with your consent, collects only the minimum amount of personal information that is necessary to help you use the site, does not sell it to third parties, does not use it for marketing (e.g. general “affiliate links”) or tracking (e.g. Facebook or Google) and only uses your data as this privacy policy describes. Though IdeaDog.com is a US-based company, this privacy policy is written to offer you a higher standard of protection, in accordance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation. These are the basics; full details are below.

Full Form:
This privacy policy discloses the privacy practices for IdeaDog.com (hereinafter “ID”). This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website. This policy notifies you of the following:

  1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used, and with whom it may be shared.
  2. What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
  3. The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
  4. Policies on Cookies.
  5. What data are not collected.
  6. Revisions to this policy.
  7. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information, express concerns, or file a complaint.

1) Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
If you’re just browsing the website, ID uses the same basic technologies most websites use, such as cookies (if you allow them through your browser preferences), and collects the same basic information that most websites collect, such as web server logs, which include the date and time of your visit, which pages you visited, and your browser type. Web server logs also include your IP address, which could personally identify you.

ID is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. ID only collects information that you voluntarily provide via email or other direct contact. ID will not sell or rent any personally identifiable information to anyone.

If you contact ID using the Contact menu link, ID will use your information to respond to you. ID will not share your information with any third party outside of ID, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, (e.g. to complete a transaction, or for technical help).

By default you are opted out of any contact by ID via email. ID’s practice is to refrain from actively marketing anything to site visitors.

ID does not track or target any of its website visitors for marketing or advertising, or any type of personally-identifiable profiling. ID does not provide information allowing other organizations to do so (e.g. through “Amazon affiliate links” or Google Analytics). ID never has used and remains committed to not using, linking to or from, or affiliating itself in any way with any form of social media (e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and so on). You may verify that ID does not track or target you by using a free browser add-on such as DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials or NoScript (or similar future technologies) or by viewing the source code in any page.

2) Your Access to and Control Over Information
You can do the following at any time by contacting ID via the Contact menu on the top of every page in the site:

a) See what personal data ID has about you, if any.
b) Request that ID change/correct/delete any personal data ID has about you.
c) Express any concern you have about ID’s use of your data that is not addressed in this privacy policy.

3) Security
While 100% security can never be guaranteed by anyone, ID takes industry standard security precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Secure browsing is turned on by default to ensure that any sensitive information is encrypted and transmitted to ID in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in your browser’s address bar and looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of any web page. Secure browsing prevents eavesdropping, content injection, and cookie stealing, which can be used to take over online accounts.

ID also protects your information offline. The computers/servers in which ID stores personally identifiable information are are located in the United States in a secure environment with a web host that maintains industry standard security precautions. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, involving web hosting or a technical issue) are granted access to personally identifiable information (such as the database that contains your email address).

4) Cookies
ID uses “cookies” on this site. A cookie is a piece of information stored on your computer or device to help improve your access to a site and identify repeat visitors. If you wish, you can disallow use of cookies in your browser’s preferences. Cookies are not used for marketing or for any affiliation program with any third parties. Usage of a cookie is not linked to any personally identifiable information on ID.

5) What Data are Not Collected
ID does not collect sensitive personal information such as health records, street addresses or phone numbers, government-issued identification numbers, genetic data, data that could harm your reputation, or any information related to youth or children.

6) Revisions to this Policy
Although most changes are likely to be minor, this policy may be revised periodically. This privacy policy was last modified May 2018. It was updated to include specific aspects of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (to be implemented May 25, 2018) which offers stronger privacy and data protection than Canadian or US regulation. There is a link to this privacy policy on the bottom of all pages in the website and you are encouraged to revisit this page to stay aware of any changes as ID will not post further notices or require click-to-agree actions. Your continued use of this site constitutes your agreement to the terms of this privacy policy and any future revisions.

7) Corrections, Concerns, or Complaints
If you feel that ID is not abiding by this privacy policy, know of any inaccuracies to be corrected, or have any other concerns to voice, you may contact ID via the Contact link in the menu on the top of any page of the site. Please communicate with ID immediately so your concern can be resolved.

ID is a US-based company subject to the jurisdiction of the US Federal Trade Commission and the Bureau of Consumer Protection, where you may file a complaint if you have one.