PRIVACY POLICY

Last Updated: 01/18/2019

1. INTRODUCTION

Thank you for visiting Virginia Police Canine Association. We encourage and support the professional development of all working dogs and their handlers within duly constituted law enforcement agencies in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

2. DEFINITIONS

Throughout this Agreement, we may use certain words or phrases, and it is important that you understand the meaning of each. The list is not all-encompassing and no definition should be considered binding to the point that it renders this Agreement nonsensical:

“Agreement” refers to these Terms of Service.

“Service” refers to the services that we provide.

“Site” refers to our website, https://vapolicek9.com

“VPCA” refers to our company, known as “Virginia Police Canine Association, Inc.”; our Site; our Service; or a combination of all or some of the preceding definitions, depending on the context in which the word is used.

“User” refers to anyone who uses our Service, including general visitors to our Site.

“You” refers to you, the person who is entering into this Agreement with VPCA.

3. DATA COLLECTED

DATA STORAGE LOCATION

https://vapolicek9.com is hosted in Chicago, IL in the United States of America. Our hosting provider SiteGround Hosting Ltd. adheres to the EU/US “Privacy Shield,” ensuring that your data is securely stored and GDPR compliant. For more information on SiteGround Hosting Ltd. privacy policy, please see here: SiteGround Privacy Policy.

REGISTRATION DATA

If you register on our website, we store your chosen username and your email address and any additional personal information added to your user profile. You can see, edit, or delete your personal information at any time (except changing your username). Website administrators can also see and edit this information.

PURCHASE DATA

To receive product support, purchase codes will be stored together with your user data. This is required for us to provide you with product support and other customer services.

COMMENTS

When you leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the IP address and browser user agent string.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: Automattic Privacy Policy. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

CONTACT FORM

Information submitted through contact forms on our site are sent to our company email, hosted by [EMAIL PROVIDER]. Google adheres to the EU/US “Privacy Shield” policy and you can find more information about this here: Google Privacy Policy.

These submissions are only kept for customer service purposes they are never used for marketing purposes or shared with third parties.

GOOGLE ANALYTICS

We use Google Analytics on our site for anonymous reporting of site usage. So, no personalized data is stored. If you would like to opt-out of Google Analytics monitoring your behavior on our site please use this link: Google Analytics Opt-out.

4. EMBEDDED CONTENT

Pages on this site may include embedded content. Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if you visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged-in to that website. Below you can find a list of the services we use:

FACEBOOK

The Facebook page plugin is used to display our Facebook timeline on our site. Facebook has its own cookie and privacy policies over which we have no control. See their privacy policy here: Facebook Privacy Policy.

INSTAGRAM

The Instagram page plugin is used to display our Instagram pictures on our site. Instagram has its own cookie and privacy policies over which we have no control. See their privacy policy here: Instagram Privacy Policy.

YOUTUBE

We use YouTube videos embedded on our site. YouTube has its own cookie and privacy policies over which we have no control. See their privacy policy here: YouTube Privacy Policy.

5. COOKIES

This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymized tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. Cookies generally exist to make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser.

NECESSARY COOKIES (ALL SITE VISITORS)

  • PHPSESSID: To identify your unique session on the website.

NECESSARY COOKIES (ADDITIONAL FOR LOGGED IN CUSTOMERS)

  • wp-auth: Used by WordPress to authenticate logged-in visitors, password authentication and user verification.
  • wordpress_logged_in_{hash}: Used by WordPress to authenticate logged-in visitors, password authentication and user verification.
  • wordpress_test_cookie: Used by WordPress to ensure cookies are working correctly.
  • wp-settings-[UID]: WordPress sets a few wp-settings-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.
  • wp-settings-time-{time}-[UID]: WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.

NON MANDATORY

  • privacy_embeds: Saves preference on which embeds you would like to allow during browsing our site. This cookie will only be used, if you decide to opt-in to one or more third party embed services.

6. WHO HAS ACCESS TO YOUR DATA

If you are not a registered client for our site, there is no personal information we can retain or view regarding yourself.

If you are a customer with a registered account, your personal information can be accessed by:

  • Our site administrators.
  • Our customer support when they (in order to provide support) need to get the information about you.

7. THIRD PARTY ACCESS TO YOUR DATA

We do not sell, rent, or publish any of our visitors’ personal or private information. We do not reveal specific information about customers or other personally identifiable data to unaffiliated third parties for their independent use, except if required to do so by the Virginia Freedom of Information Act or other law.

8. HOW LONG WE RETAIN YOUR DATA

When you submit a review or a comment, its metadata is retained until (if) you tell us to remove it. We use this data so that we can recognize you and approve your comments automatically instead of holding them for moderation.

If you register on our website, we also store the personal information you provide in your user profile. You can see, edit, or delete your personal information at any time (except changing your username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

9. SECURITY MEASURES

We use the SSL/HTTPS protocol throughout our site. SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a standard security protocol for establishing encrypted links between a web server and a browser in an online communication. The usage of SSL technology ensures that all data transmitted between the web server and browser remains encrypted and is not captured/hijacked by third parties without authorization.

In case of a data breach, system administrators will immediately take all needed steps to ensure system integrity, will contact affected users and will attempt to reset passwords if needed.

10. YOUR DATA RIGHTS

GENERAL RIGHTS

If you have a registered account on this site or have left comments, you can request an exported file of the personal data we retain, including any additional data you have provided to us.

You can also request that we erase any of the personal data we have stored. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. In short, we cannot erase data that is vital to you being a customer.

If you request all of your data be erased, we will no longer be able to offer any support or product related services to you.

If you have any questions, want to receive a copy of your stored data, or have your data erased, please contact our Website Administrators.

GDPR RIGHTS

VPCA permits residents of the European Union to use its service. Therefore, it is the intent of VPCA to comply with the European General Data Protection Regulation. For more details please see here: EU GDPR Information Portal.

CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

VPCA permits residents of the State of California to use its service. Therefore, it is the intent of VPCA to comply with the California Business and Professions Code § 22575-22579.

11. THIRD PARTY WEBSITES

VPCA may post links to third party websites on this site. These third party websites are not screened for privacy or security compliance by VPCA, and you release us from any liability for the conduct of these third party websites.

All social media sharing links, either displayed as text links or social media icons do not connect you to any of the associated third parties, unless you explicitly click on them.

Please be aware that this Privacy Policy, and any other policies in place, in addition to any amendments, does not create rights enforceable by third parties or require disclosure of any personal information relating to members of the service or site. VPCA bears no responsibility for the information collected or used by any advertiser or third party website. Please review the privacy policy and terms of service for each site you visit through third party links.

13. AMENDMENTS

We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. When we amend this Privacy Policy, we will update this page accordingly and require you to accept the amendments in order to be permitted to continue using our services.

14. CONTACT US

If you have any questions, specifically regarding your privacy on our site, please email our Website Administrators. You may also contact us in writing at the address below:

Virginia Police Canine Association
78 West Lee Street
Warrenton, Virginia 20186