Privacy. We value your privacy. It’s your data, not ours. We all deserve to have our private data kept private.
Protection. You deserve to have your personal data and content protected. We’re dedicated to protecting the information you share with us and we invest significant resources to ensure your data is kept secure.
Trust. We value the trust that our users place in us by sharing their information with us. We appreciate the responsibility we have to maintain that trust, and we’re committed to it.
Every user of Good Dog:
Deserves to have their personal data kept private and confidential without fear of misappropriation or bullying.
Deserves to have their personal data kept secure.
Deserves to be able to delete their personal info at any time.
Deserves to know how their personal data is used.
Deserves to be in control of their personal data and how it is used.
Deserves to be free from unwanted targeting by third-parties.
Deserves to have their intellectual property protected from infringement or misappropriation.*
Deserves to have their identity and online reputation safeguarded.
Deserves to know if there is a security breach and any of their personal data is compromised.
Deserves to have peace of mind when it comes to their privacy.
*Good Dog stands behind our users, in particular our breeders who have had their intellectual property stolen. We’re committed to protecting the information you share with us and being an advocate for you. If you’ve been the victim of any such behavior and would like assistance having the infringing material taken down, please email us at email@example.com.
Last Updated: June 9, 2020
There are three general categories of information we collect.
We collect information you share with us when you use the Good Dog Platform.
We may collect information that others provide about you when they use the Good Dog Platform or obtain information from other sources and combine that with information we collect through the Good Dog Platform.
We collect, use, store, and process information about you to provide, understand, improve, and develop the Good Dog Platform to give you a great experience. We also use it to create and maintain a trusted and safer environment. Collecting information helps us detect fraudulent activities and behavior, including identifying would-be scammers. We do not sell your data to third parties to market their products to you.
We may share your information at your direction or as described at the time of sharing, such as when you authorize a third party application or website to access your Account (e.g., if you link your Account to a social media account, such as Facebook).
To help facilitate transactions, we may share your information with other Members as follows:
The Good Dog Platform lets you publish information that is visible to the general public. For example:
Good Dog may disclose your information to courts, law enforcement or governmental authorities, or authorized third parties if we are required to do so by law, regulation, or if such disclosure is reasonably necessary: (i) to comply with a legal process and to respond to claims asserted against Good Dog; (ii) to respond to verified requests relating to a criminal investigation or alleged or suspected illegal activity or any other activity that may expose us, you, or any other of our users to legal liability; (iii) to enforce and administer our Terms of Service or other agreements with Members; (iv) for fraud investigation and prevention, risk assessment, customer support, product development and debugging purposes; (v) to protect the rights, property or personal safety of Good Dog, its employees, its Members, or members of the public; or (vi) as determined by Good Dog.
We will attempt to notify Members about these requests unless notice is prohibited by the applicable legal process.
We may display parts of the Good Dog Platform (e.g., Listing pages) on sites operated by Good Dog’s business partners, using technologies such as widgets or APIs. If Listings are displayed on a partner’s site, information from public profile pages may also be displayed.
We may disclose your personal information to our professional advisors, including but not limited to lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers, where necessary in the course of the professional services that they render to us.
We may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of our business or assets in connection with a business transaction (or potential business transaction) such as a corporate divestiture, merger, consolidation, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets, or in the event of bankruptcy or dissolution.
We may share aggregated information (information about users that is combined together so that it does not identify or reference individual users) and non-personally identifiable information for industry and market analysis or other business purposes.
We may review, scan or analyze your communications on the Good Dog Platform for fraud prevention, risk assessment, regulatory compliance, investigation, product development, research, and customer support purposes. For example, as part of our fraud prevention efforts, we may scan and analyze messages to mask contact information and references to other websites. In some cases, we may also scan, review, or analyze messages to debug, improve, and expand product offerings. We use automated methods where reasonably possible. However, occasionally we may need to manually review some communications, such as for fraud investigations and customer support, or to assess and improve the functionality of these automated tools. We do not review, scan or analyze your communications to send third party marketing messages to you, and we do not sell reviews or analyses of these communications.
The Good Dog Platform may contain links to other websites, mobile applications, and other online services operated by third parties. These links are not an endorsement of, or representation that we are affiliated with, any third party. In addition, our content may be included on web pages or in mobile applications or online services that are not associated with us. We do not control third party websites, mobile applications or online services, and we are not responsible for their actions. Other websites, mobile applications and services follow different rules regarding the collection, use and sharing of your personal information. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of the other websites, mobile applications and online services you use.
You may review, update or delete the information in your Account at any time by logging into your Account and reviewing your Account settings and profile. You are in control over the content we are allowed to use on the Gooddog.com website and you may delete the information in your Account and take your content with you whenever you need to.
To cancel and delete your Account, you may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org at any time. Note that information that you have shared with others (like Reviews or forum postings) may continue to be publicly visible on the Good Dog Platform after your Good Dog Account is cancelled and deleted.
You can always opt out of marketing-related emails by following the opt-out or unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of the email, or by contacting us at email@example.com. You may continue to receive service-related and other non-marketing emails.
Some Internet browsers may be configured to send “Do Not Track” signals to the online services that you visit. We currently do not respond to “Do Not Track” or similar signals. To find out more about “Do Not Track,” please visit http://www.allaboutdnt.com.
Where we are required by law to collect your personal information, or where we need your personal information in order to provide the Good Dog Platform to you, if you do not provide this information when requested (or you later ask to delete it), we may not be able to provide you with access to the Good Dog Platform. We will tell you what information you must provide to receive access to the Good Dog Platform by designating it as required at the time of collection or through other appropriate means.
The Good Dog Platform is available exclusively within the U.S. and, as such, are intended for use by persons residing in the U.S.
8.1 We are continuously implementing and updating administrative, technical, and physical security measures to help protect your information against unauthorized access, loss, destruction, or alteration. However, the Internet is not a 100% secure environment so we can’t absolutely guarantee the security of the transmission or storage of your information.
8.2 We recommend that you utilize the Payment Services (i.e., payments through Good Dog) to protect yourselves, your money, and your sensitive information. We take the security of your financial information very seriously and use the most stringent security measures possible to protect sensitive information like addresses, card numbers, bank account information, and more. Your financial information is encrypted and never stored on your device or on Good Dog’s servers. Our payment processor is PCI-certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1, which is the highest level of certification available in the payment industry. We utilize bank-level, best-in-class technology to keep your information safe, including HTTPS and HSTS for secure connections (SSL or Secure Sockets Layer), encryption of sensitive data, and PGP keys to encrypt communications. Paying and communicating through the Good Dog Platform also allows us to monitor and protect our community from fraud, scams, and other security issues, such as phishing.
We define "children" as anyone under 13 years old. If we learn that we have collected personal information of a child without the consent of the child’s parent or guardian, we will delete it. We encourage parents with concerns to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good Dog, Inc., Legal Department, 6 West 18th Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10011.