What data we collect
From non-members, the ONLY times we collect any data are:
1. When users cast a vote on our home page poll, we need to place a cookie (a tiny text file) in to the user's browser cache and make a record of their ip address as we don't want the same users voting multiple times.
2. When users accessing the site on a mobile device press the 'view desktop site' button, we place a cookie in to the user's browser cache and make a record of their ip address so that we can remember their preferences the next time they visit.
In each of the above cases, members are asked for confirmation before any data is recorded.
Naturally, if you use the contact form to get in touch with us, your email address and message will be recorded in order to allow us to reply.
If you are a non-member and you don't do any of the above actions, none of your data will be recorded by us.
For our members, we have to keep a small amount of information just to allow the accounts to work properly. For example, when a user creates an account with us, their email address is recorded for log-in purposes and for any forum notifications they sign up for. At the same time, and every time the user posts on the forum, their ip address is recorded as a measure against individuals posting under multiple accounts.
Any personal information members choose to enter into their profiles will, of course, also be recorded.
Lastly, the site places a cookie, into members' browser caches in order to keep them logged in/out.
And that's it. Nothing else.
All information is stored securely in an encrypted database and will never be shared with or sold to anyone else, ever.
You can ask to see the information we have about you or ask us to change it or delete it entirely at any time by simply contacting us.
Links to other websites
Our website contains a few links to other websites that we think may be of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Thank you very much for visiting.
The AllAboutDogFood Team