Pets may not always respect your privacy, but we will.

EdgyPet Privacy Policy.

Effective Date: Feb 15, 2017

Thank you for your interest in EdgyPet Inc. (“EdgyPet,” “us,” “our,” or “we”) and our online pet-loving community at www.edgypet.com (the “Site”). This Privacy Policy is a part of and governed by the EdgyPet Terms of Use. By clicking “I Accept” you agree to both the EdgyPet Terms of Use and this Privacy Policy. All capitalized terms not otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy shall have the meanings provided in the EdgyPet Terms of Use. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by and through the Site. If you do not want to be bound by the terms of this Privacy Policy, you may not use the Site. The Site is intended for use in the United States. If you use the Site outside of the United States, you must comply with all local laws, rules and regulations.

Among other things, this Privacy Policy will address the following:

  • What information does EdgyPet collect from you?
  • How is your information collected?
  • How is your information used?
  • With whom may your information be shared?
  • What security procedures are taken to protect your information?
  • What choices are available to you regarding your information?
  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in your information?

  1. Types of Information. The types of information collected by EdgyPet fall into three categories: User Profile Information, User Posts, and Private Information.
    1. User Profile Information” means all personal information and content submitted by you in connection with registering for and maintaining an account for you and/or your pet including, without limitation, your name, email address, birthday and zip code. “User Profile Information” specifically excludes User Posts.
    2. User Posts” means all comments, images, videos, inquiries, suggestions, reviews, ratings, or other information you submit to the Public Spaces of the Site on behalf of you or your pet(s). This includes all information other than User Profile Information.
    3. You understand and acknowledge that your User Profile Information and User Posts are both public and non-confidential, with the following exceptions:
      • your birthday;
      • your password; and
      • the products and services recommended to you by EdgyPet (collectively “Private Information”).
    4. You may send messages via the Site’s direct instant messaging feature to other Users (“Messages”). You understand and acknowledge that though your Messages do not appear in Public Spaces, they are non-confidential.
  2. Collection.
    1. User Profile Registration. When you set up your account, you will be required to provide certain User Profile Information, including your name, email address, zip code, birthday and password. You may also at some point be able to create an account using one or more existing sign-in services such as Facebook or Twitter. These services will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personal information with us, such as your name, image, email address, Facebook or Twitter profile information and your birthday to pre-populate our account registration form. Services like Facebook give you the option to post information about your activities on the Site to your profile page to share with others within your network.
    2. Correspondence with EdgyPet. In addition to the licenses granted in Sections 5 and 20 of the Terms of Use, you hereby accept and acknowledge that all communications and correspondence you send to EdgyPet via email or otherwise is non-confidential and may be made public in EdgyPet’s sole discretion.
    3. Participation in the Site. EdgyPet also collects information from User Posts that you voluntarily provide when you interact with or use the Site, and when exchanging correspondence with us through support emails. This includes, but is not limited to, posting, commenting, leaving reviews or testimonials, tagging, sharing, using hashtags, and any other form of User Post submitted to a Public Space. If you voluntarily submit information to us—for example, if you create a User Post, participate in a survey, contact us or provide us feedback, supply additional information to your account or profile, or respond to our request for information—we will collect the information you submit. In each such instance, you will know what data we collect, because you actively submit it. We will use the data you voluntarily submit to us for the purposes we describe in this Privacy Policy, as well as any purposes that we describe to you when we collect such information. Our Site provides Public Spaces and other interactive features that allow you to disclose information directly to us and other Users of the Site or Service. Your participation in such interactive features is completely voluntary and we assume no obligations or responsibility with respect to the information you provide or share through such interactive features.
      1. Most Recent Posts. EdgyPet displays the most recent User Posts submitted to the Site on EdgyPet’s homepage. EdgyPet will remove the username from the User Posts it displays, but you expressly acknowledge that other personally identifiable information may be included in these User Posts, such as your profile image, your approximate location and any other personal information you include in the User Post itself.
      2. Following & User Posts. With the exception of the Private Information, all User Posts and User Profile Information are visible to other Users of the Site. You may not place new User Posts on the profile pages of other Users or User pet profiles without “following” that User or pet, but, unless such User has blocked you, you will be able to comment on existing posts regardless of whether you are following that User. Followers do not require approval, but you will have the option of blocking any User that is following you and thereby prohibit them from placing User Posts on your or your pet’s page going forward. When you block a User you create a mutual block between you and that User, including all linked pet profiles. When you block a User, neither of you can: (i) see any content anywhere on the Site created by the other User, including User profiles; (ii) post on each other’s profile pages;(iii) see or comment on each other’s posts; or (iv) send or receive any Messages from the other. You may unblock a User you have blocked by updating your User account settings.
      3. User Posts Containing Product or Service Information. If you create a User Post that contains any reference to a pet product, service or vendor (whether or not you have tagged that product, service or vendor), EdgyPet reserves the right to share that content throughout the Site and with commercial third parties as it deems appropriate in its sole discretion. Such User Posts may appear in both the location you submit it and the profile page for that particular product or service, if such page exists.
      4. Messages. Messages you send via the Site are Private Information and therefore do not appear in Public Spaces of the Site. However, you expressly acknowledge that EdgyPet is not responsible for monitoring the content of these Messages nor securing or otherwise maintaining the confidentiality of the content of these Messages. When you send a Message to another User you do so at your own risk and with the understanding that the other User may not maintain the privacy of your Messages or any of the content in your Messages.
    4. Cookies. We may use cookies. A cookie is a small file that can be placed on your computer’s hard disk or on a website server. Such cookies do not retrieve information about you stored on your hard drive and do not corrupt or damage your computer or computer files. You are not obliged to accept a cookie that we send to you, and you can in fact modify your browser so that it will not accept cookies. If you do decide to disable cookies you may not be able to access all areas of the Site. These cookies remain on your browser until their expiration date and time or until such time as you clear them from your cache manually. For more information about cookies including how to set your internet browser to reject cookies please go to www.allaboutcookies.org.
  3. License; Use. Subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy, by clicking “I Accept”, you hereby grant EdgyPet a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual license to collect, use, process, store and disclose your information, solely in order to provide the Services and as otherwise expressly stated herein. For the avoidance of doubt, you shall retain ownership of all your information and all rights not expressly granted to EdgyPet in this Agreement are reserved by you. EdgyPet may use your User Profile Information and User Posts to: (a) allow you to use all of the features of the Site; (b) curate products or services that are most relevant to you and your pet; (c) respond to your requests for information; (d) to display the most recent User Posts on the Site homepage; and (e) in any other way EdgyPet wishes in its sole discretion in accordance with the terms of the Terms of Use and this Privacy Policy. Unless you ask us not to, we may also contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this Privacy Policy or Terms of Use.
  4. Disclosure. We will not share or disclose any User Posts or User Profile Information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as stated in this Privacy Policy, without receiving your prior express permission. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you understand and acknowledge that your User Profile Information and User Posts are public and non-confidential (with the exception of Private Information), and your User Profile Information and User Posts are available to other Users of the Site.
    1. Legally Required Disclosure. We may disclose any of your information we deem necessary, in our sole discretion, to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request.
    2. Third Parties. We may retain other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include data analysis firms and web hosting companies. Such third parties may be provided with Private Information.
    3. Change of Ownership. If ownership of EdgyPet changes as a result of a merger, acquisition, or transfer to another company, all your information may be transferred to the successor entity, including Private Information.
  5. Choice and Deletion. We strive to provide you with as many choices and as much control as possible regarding the information you provide to us. You may edit or delete any of your User Posts that you have entered or uploaded to the Site by accessing your profile feed. You may edit any of your User Profile Information by selecting the update profile button on your account. You may also opt out of receiving marketing messages from EdgyPet by notifying us at [email protected]. You should review this Privacy Policy carefully, because if you do not agree with our practices, your ultimate choice is not to use the Site. All your information collected by EdgyPet will be stored by EdgyPet indefinitely in EdgyPet’s sole discretion after the termination of your account. After termination, EdgyPet may delete any User Posts and User Profile Information without warning, notice or liability at such time as it chooses.
  6. Security. We work hard to protect your information. We use both technical and procedural methods to maintain the integrity and security of the Site. EdgyPet uses industry-standard technological means to protect your information while in transit through the Internet. However, EdgyPet cannot guarantee that EdgyPet’s safeguards will always work.
  7. Limitation of Liability. EDGYPET EXERCISES REASONABLE EFFORTS TO SAFEGUARD THE SECURITY AND CONFIDENTIALITY OF YOUR INFORMATION. HOWEVER, TRANSMISSIONS PROTECTED BY INDUSTRY STANDARD TECHNOLOGY AND ADMINISTERED BY HUMANS CANNOT BE GUARANTEED TO BE SECURE. EDGYPET WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OF DATA, DISCLOSURES AUTHORIZED PURSUANT TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY, OR ANY UNAUTHORIZED DISCLOSURES OF INFORMATION THAT OCCUR THROUGH NO FAULT OF EDGYPET INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ERRORS IN TRANSMISSION, ACCESS TO YOUR ACCOUNT BY AN UNAUTHORIZED THIRD PARTY, OR THE UNAUTHORIZED ACTS OF OTHER USERS OR EDGYPET'S EMPLOYEES.
  8. Third Party Links. The Site, other User Posts and/or our email correspondence may contain links to or from other websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. This Privacy Policy applies only to the information we collect on the Site. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of other websites you link to from our Site or otherwise visit.
  9. Cross-Border Transfer. The information we collect may be stored and processed on servers in locations around the world, including servers that cache and distribute data. By using the Site and/or Services you consent to the transfer of the information described in this Privacy Policy to locations that may be outside of the country in which you live. If you choose to access the Site or Services, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws. If any provision within this Privacy Policy is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck and all remaining provisions shall be enforced.
  10. Notification of Changes. We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post the revised policy here. As we may make changes at any time without notifying you, we suggest that you periodically consult this Privacy Policy. If we update this Privacy Policy, your continued use of the Site (following the posting of the revised policy) means that you accept and agree to the terms of the revised Privacy Policy. Please note that our rights to use any information collected will be based on the Privacy Policy in effect at the time the information is used. If EdgyPet decides to change this Privacy Policy in a material way, EdgyPet will obtain the necessary consents required under applicable laws if EdgyPet seeks to collect, use or disclose information for purposes other than those for which consent has been obtained, unless the change is otherwise required or permitted by law.
  11. Comments. We have taken great measures to ensure that your use of our Site is a satisfying one and that your privacy is consistently respected. If you have any questions, comments or concerns about our privacy practices, please contact us by e-mail at [email protected].

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