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Privacy Statement

Pawrents Privacy Statement

Last Updated: July 10th, 2023

 

This Privacy Statement explains how A Place for Pawrents, LLC. and its affiliates (“Pawrents, “we,” or “us”) collects, uses, and discloses your personal information to provide our services to you (“Services”). This Privacy Statement applies to the personal information we collect when you use any Services, including but not limited to our website, software applications, and related services for dog owners and dog service providers (“Dog Service Providers”) to find each other and arrange for the provision of dog care services (the “Pawrents Service”), or when you otherwise interact with us.

 

Changes to this Privacy Statement

We may change this Privacy Statement from time to time when necessary to reflect changes in our Services, how we use personal information, or the applicable law. If we make changes, we will revise the “Last Updated” date at the top of the statement. If we make material changes, we will provide you with notice or obtain consent regarding such changes as may be required by law. We encourage you to review the Privacy Statement whenever you access the Services or otherwise interact with us to stay informed about our privacy practices and the ways in which you can exercise choice over these practices.  The practices described in this Privacy Statement are subject to applicable laws in the locations in which we operate; this means that we only engage in the practices described below in a particular location if permitted under the laws of that location.

 

How Do We Collect Your Information?

The information we collect varies based on how you interact with us, which Services you use, and the choices you make. We collect and process information about you with your consent and/or as necessary to provide the products and services you use, operate our business, meet our contractual and legal obligations, protect the security of our systems and our customers, or fulfill other legitimate interests.

 

We collect information about you in various ways when you use our Services, including information you provide directly, information collected automatically, information collected via third-party data sources, and data we infer or generate from other information. We may also share information with, and receive information from, our affiliates for the purposes described in this Privacy Statement.

 

When you are asked to provide information, you may decline. You may also use web browser or operating system controls to prevent certain types of automatic data collection. But if you choose not to provide information that is necessary for certain products or features, those products or features may not be available or function correctly.

 

The table below sets forth how we may collect your personal information.

 

Account Information

includes personal information we collect when you create an account, create or edit your profile, or list your Dog Care Services through the Pawrents Service.  Account information includes your name, email address, postal address, phone number, date of birth, dog information, availability, and any other account-related information you choose to provide.

Content and Files

includes the profile photos, dog photos, stay photos, videos, documents, and other files you record or upload through the Services. This also includes the content of any reviews (including private reviews) or your communications to or from Pawrents (including the content of any recorded calls).

 

Sensitive Personal Information

Our third-party background check provider collects your social security or social insurance number to conduct a background check;

We also may collect the following about all users of our Services:

Account access information. We collect information such as a username or account number in combination with a password, security or access code, or other credential that allows access to an account.

Health data. We may collect health data that you share with us to provide you with customer service and to process your claims.

Contents of communications. We collect the content of communications you make using our Services.

Precise geolocation. See “Location Information” below.

Biometric data. As permitted by law, our third-party identity verification provider may collect your photo and an image of your passport, government identity card, or driver’s license to verify your identity.

Other Information

includes all other personal information you provide to us, such as when you submit a job application, participate in a promotion, complete a survey, communicate with us via third party social media sites, request customer support, provide us with contact information for a referral, or otherwise communicate with us.

 

Information Collected Automatically When You Use the Services

When you access or use the Services, we may automatically collect information about you, as follows:

 

Identifiers and Device Information

We collect log information about your use of the Services, including the type of browser you use, access times, pages viewed, your IP address, device identifiers, device type, browser, and other software including type, version, language, settings, mobile network information, and configuration. As further described in our Cookie Policy, our websites and online services store and retrieve cookie identifiers, mobile IDs, and other data.

 

Usage Information

We automatically log your activity on our Services, including the URL of the website from which you came to our sites, pages you viewed, how long you spent on a page, access times, and other details about your use of and actions on our Services.

 

Location Information

Depending on your device and app settings, we may collect geolocation data when you use our Services. This information may include your precise geolocation data, meaning data derived from a device and that is used to locate you within a circle with a radius of 1,850 feet or less. For more details, please see Your Choices below.

 

Cookie Information

We use various technologies to operate our Services and collect information, including cookies and web beacons (collectively, “Cookies”).  Most browsers are set to accept cookies. To learn more about how we use Cookies and how to manage your preferences, please read our Cookie Policy or see Your Choices below.

 

Inferences

We infer new information from other information we collect, including using automated means to generate information about your likely preferences or other characteristics. For example, we infer your city, state, and country location based on your IP address.

 

Information We Collect from Third Parties

We may collect information about you from third parties, service providers, and affiliates, as follows:

 

Social Media and Integrated Services Information

If you create or log into your account through a third-party site or affiliate site, we will have access to certain information from that site. For example, if you access our Service through a social media site, we will have access to information such as your name, account information and friends lists, in accordance with the authorization procedures determined by such site.

 

Service Provider Information

includes information from third parties that collect or provide data in connection with work they do on our behalf, for example companies that determine your device’s location based on its IP address.

 

Other Third-Party Information

includes information we receive (sometimes for a fee) from other sources, including affiliates, data brokers, partners with whom we offer co-branded services or engage in joint marketing activities, agencies that conduct background check or identity verification services, and publicly available sources.

 

How Do We Use Your Information?

This includes:

 

creating and registering your account for the applicable Service;

providing, maintaining, improving and facilitating access and security for the Services, including developing new services or features and conducting research;

enabling communications between you and other users of the Services;

presenting the Services to you on your device;

responding to your comments, questions and requests and providing customer service;

conducting Identity Verification or a Background Check prior to you listing your Dog Care Services on the Pawrents Service;

fulfilling your referral requests.

All information set forth above.

Sensitive Personal Information: social security or social insurance number, tax identification number, photo and image of your passport, government identity card, driver’s license, account access information, contents of communications, precise geolocation data, and health data that you provide to us to provide customer service or process claims.

 

Communicating with you. This includes:

responding to your comments, questions and requests and providing customer service;

sending you technical notices, updates, security alerts and support and administrative messages;

presenting you with content that is relevant to you;

providing news and information we think will be of interest to you.

Account Information, Content and Files, Usage Information, Identifiers and Device Information, Location Information, Cookie Information, and Inferences.

Facilitating and processing transactions. This includes:

facilitating and processing transactions and send you related information, including booking and payment confirmations and tax documentation (where required);

facilitating revenue distribution to Dog Service Providers and for related accounting purposes;

Payment & Tax Information and Other Information

Sensitive Personal Information: social security or social insurance number, tax identification number, account access information.

 

For marketing and advertising. This includes:

communicating with you, and displaying advertising to you, about products, services, offers, promotions, rewards, and events offered by Pawrents and others, and provide news and information we think will be of interest to you;

facilitating contests, sweepstakes and promotions and processing and delivering entries and rewards;

fulfilling your referral requests.

Account Information, Other Information, Usage Information, Identifiers and Device Information, Location Information, Cookie Information, and Inferences

To personalize your experience. This includes:

selecting a language and region in which to present the Services to you;

linking or combining with information we get from other sources to help understand your needs and provide you with better service.

Usage Information, Identifiers and Device Information, Location Information, Cookie Information, and Inferences.

 

 

Providing integrated services. This includes:

allowing you to log in to the Service through affiliate or third-party sites and, for the Pawrents Service, helping create a public profile for you;

allowing you to share certain content related to your use of the Services with your friends, followers or contacts on affiliate or third-party sites.

Social Media and Integrated Services Information, and Service Provider Information.

Sensitive Personal Information: account access information

 

For other uses. This includes:

detecting, investigating and preventing fraudulent transactions and other illegal or unauthorized activities and protect the rights and property of Pawrents and others;

defend ourselves from potential litigation or legal claims;

comply with any applicable legal obligations;

carrying out any other purpose described to you at the time the information is collected.

All information set forth above

We may also use Other Third-Party Information, on its own or augmented by information you provide to us, directly to contact you, send you promotional materials, personalize our Service, prepopulate online forms, and better understand the demographics of our users.

 

How Do We Disclose Your Information?

We may disclose the personal information we collect with third parties with your consent or as we determine necessary to complete your transactions or provide Services you have requested or authorized. In addition, we disclose each of the categories of personal information described above, to the types of third parties described below for the following business purposes:

 

Public information. You may select options available through our Services to publicly display and disclose certain information when you sign up for and participate in the interactive areas of our Services, such as creating a user profile or writing a review (note that if you are a Dog Service Provider, your profile is discoverable to anyone who searches the Site or enters your unique profile URL into their browser).

Service Providers. We share information with vendors, consultants, business partners, and other service providers who need access to such information to carry out work on our behalf. For example, companies we’ve hired to provide customer service support or assist in protecting and securing our systems and services may need access to personal information to provide those functions.

Legal and law enforcement. We may disclose information in response to a request for information if we believe disclosure is in accordance with, or required by, applicable law, regulation or legal process.

Security, safety, and protecting rights. We may share your information if we believe your actions are inconsistent with our user agreements or policies, to operate and maintain the security of our services, including to prevent or stop an attack on our computer systems or networks or to protect the rights, property or safety of Pawrents, its employees, its users (including their pets), or the public.

Corporate transactions. We may disclose information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing, acquisition, divestiture, bankruptcy, dissolution, or other transaction or proceeding involving sale, transfer or divestiture of all or a portion of our business or assets to another company, to the extent permitted under applicable law.

Affiliates. We may share information between and among Pawrents and our current and future parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and other companies under common control and ownership, for example, where we share common data systems or where access helps us to provide our services and operate our business. Our corporate affiliates may also use and disclose this information in accordance with their own privacy statements. Our corporate affiliates are listed here.

We may disclose de-identified information in accordance with applicable law.

 

Social Sharing Features

The Services may offer social sharing features and other integrated tools (such as the Facebook “Like” button), which let you share actions you take on our Services with other media, and vice versa. Your use of such features enables the sharing of information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the entity that provides the social sharing feature. For more information about the purpose and scope of information collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the entities that provide these features.

 

Advertising and Analytics Services Provided by Third Parties

To the extent permitted by law, we may allow third party analytics and advertising companies to provide analytics services and/or serve advertisements on our behalf across the Internet. These entities may use cookies, pixel tags, web beacons or other similar technologies to collect information about your use of our websites and third-party websites, including identifiers and device information (such as cookie IDs, device IDs, and IP address), geolocation data, usage data, and inferences based on and associated with that data. To learn more about how these third parties use these technologies and how to manage your preferences, please read our Cookie Policy or see the Your Choices section below. Note that if you opt-out of third-party advertising cookies, you will still see online ads, but they will not be personalized.

 

Some of the information disclosures to these third parties may be considered a “sale” or “sharing” of personal information as defined under the laws of California and other U.S. states.  Please see the Your Choices and California Privacy Rights sections below for more details.

 

Please note that some of our services also include integrations, references, or links to services provided by third parties whose privacy practices differ from ours. If you provide personal data to any of those third parties, or allow us to share personal data with them, that data is governed by their privacy statements.

 

Information Security

Pawrents takes reasonable and appropriate measures designed to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, use, disclosure, alteration and destruction. Please be aware that no method of transmission over the Internet or through mobile applications is 100% safe. Therefore, although we use commercially reasonable means to protect your information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

 

To help us protect personal information, we request that you use a strong password and never share your password with anyone or use the same password with other sites or accounts.

 

Transfer and Location of Information

The information we collect may be stored and processed in your region, in the United States, or in any other country where we or our affiliates, subsidiaries, or service providers maintain facilities. The processing locations are chosen in order to operate efficiently, to improve performance, and to create redundancies in order to protect information in the event of an outage or other problem. We take steps designed to ensure that the information we collect under this statement is processed according to the provisions of this statement and applicable law wherever the information is located.

 

 

Information Retention

We retain information for as long as necessary to provide the products and fulfill the transactions you have requested, comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, enforce our agreements, and other legitimate and lawful purposes. Because these needs can vary for different information types in the context of different products, actual retention periods can vary based on criteria such as user expectations or consent, the sensitivity of the information, the availability of automated controls that enable users to delete information, and our legal or contractual obligations.

 

Your Choices

We provide a variety of ways for you to control the personal information we hold about you, including choices about how we use that information. You can opt in or out of certain uses of your personal information by emailing us at hello@pawrents.info.

 

 

In some jurisdictions, these controls and choices may be enforceable as rights under applicable law. For more information about your specific rights as a resident of California, the UK or the European Union, see California Privacy Rights & Notices, CA - Do Not Sell or Share, and UK and European Economic Area Data Protection Rights.

 

Please note that this section applies to the Pawrents Service, and our affiliates may have different procedures for managing your privacy choices. You should refer to their privacy statements for more information.

 

Access, portability, correction, and deletion

You may access, update, correct or delete certain information about you at any time by logging into your account through our website or our mobile application and navigating to the “Profile” or “Account Settings” link.  If you need assistance, you may visit our Help Center.

 

If you wish to request deactivation or the permanent deletion of your account, or cannot access certain information we have using the above methods, please contact us using the information in the Contact Us section below. We may decline requests that are prohibited by law, could adversely affect the privacy or other rights of another person, are not required to be honored by applicable law, or where we are unable to authenticate you as the person to whom the information relates.

 

Location Information

When you first install or launch any of our mobile applications that collect location information, you will be asked to consent to the application’s collection of this information. We require location information, including your precise geolocation, to use certain features of our Services, so if you do not consent to this collection, you cannot use those features. If you initially consent to our collection of location information, you can subsequently stop the collection of this information at any time by changing the preferences on your mobile device. If you do so, certain features of our mobile applications will no longer function. You may also stop our collection of location information by following the standard uninstall process to remove our mobile application from your device.

 

Emails

You may choose whether you wish to receive marketing emails from Pawrents by updating your “Notifications” preferences under “Account Settings” in your online Pawrents profile or through our mobile application.  If you receive marketing emails and you wish to opt-out, you may also do so by clicking “Unsubscribe” in those emails. If you opt out of receiving marketing emails, we may still send you Service-related emails, such as those about your account or your ongoing business relationship with us.

 

Mobile Push Notifications/Alerts

We may send push notifications or alerts to your mobile device. You can deactivate these messages at any time by changing the notification settings on your mobile device.

 

Text Messages

With your consent as required by applicable law, we may send communications containing service information (including technical notices, updates, security alerts and support and administrative messages), sales, marketing, or advertising messages, by autodialed, prerecorded, or artificial voice calls or SMS, text messages, email, over-the-top messaging platforms (such as WhatsApp), and other electronic means, at any phone number or email address you provide in connection with your account, even if your phone number is on the national or any state’s do-not-call registry. You may opt out of receiving these messages by following the prompt in an individual message or updating your “Notifications” preferences under “Account Settings” in your online Pawrents profile or through our mobile application (though you may continue to receive messages while we process your request).  However, if you are a Service Provider, certain Dog Care Services that you provide (as detailed in the Pawrents Service) may require you to receive service-related messages. If you do not want to receive these service-related text messages, then in addition to adjusting your Notifications preferences, you must withdraw from providing such Dog Care Services.

 

Data Sales

Some privacy laws define “sale” broadly to include some of the disclosures described in the “How Do We Disclose Your Information” section above. To opt-out from such data “sales” update your preferences at any time by visiting our Privacy Management Center or enabling the Global Privacy Control settings in a web browser or browser extension as described below.

 

Targeted Advertising

You have several options to opt-out from or otherwise control targeted advertising. First, you can use the controls available through our Privacy Management Center to decline advertising-related cookies. Second, you can use the Global Privacy Control setting in a web browser or browser extension as described below. Third, you can use the opt-out controls offered by the organizations our advertising partners may participate in, which you can access at:

United States: NAI (http://optout.networkadvertising.org) and DAA (http://optout.aboutads.info/).

 

These choices are specific to the device or browser you are using. If you access our services from other devices or browsers, take these actions from those systems to ensure your choices apply to the data collected when you use those systems.

 

Browser or Platform Controls

Cookie controls. Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can go to your browser settings to learn how to delete or reject cookies. If you choose to delete or reject cookies, this could affect certain features or services of our website. If you choose to delete cookies, settings and preferences controlled by those cookies, including advertising preferences, may be deleted and may need to be recreated. Visit our Privacy Management Center or refer to our Cookie Policy for information on how to manage your choices with cookies used on our website.

Global Privacy Control. Some browsers and browser extensions support the “Global Privacy Control” (GPC) or similar controls that can send a signal to the websites you visit indicating your choice to opt-out from certain types of data processing, including data sales and/or targeted advertising, as specified by applicable law. When we detect such a signal, we will make reasonable efforts to respect your choices indicated by a GPC setting or similar control that is recognized by regulation or otherwise widely acknowledged as a valid opt-out preference signal.

Do Not Track. Some browsers include a “Do Not Track” (DNT) setting that can send a signal to the websites you visit indicating you do not wish to be tracked. Unlike the GPC described above, there is not a common understanding of how to interpret the DNT signal; therefore, our websites do not respond to browser DNT signals. Instead, you can use the range of other tools to control data collection and use, including the GPC, cookie controls, and advertising controls described above.

Mobile advertising ID controls. iOS and Android operating systems provide options to limit tracking and/or reset the advertising IDs.

Email Web Beacons

Most email clients have settings that allow you to prevent the automatic downloading of images, including web beacons, which prevents the automatic connection to the web servers that host those images.

 

California Privacy Rights & Notices / CA - Do Not Sell or Share

If you are a California resident and the processing of your personal information is subject to the California Consumer Privacy Act, as amended by the California Privacy Rights Act (collectively, the “CCPA”), you have certain rights with respect to that information:

 

Notice at Collection. At or before the time of collection, you have a right to receive notice of our practices, including the categories of personal information and sensitive personal information to be collected, the purposes for which such information is collected or used, whether such information is sold or shared and how long such information is retained. You can find those details in this statement by clicking on the above links.

Right to Know. You have a right to request access to the personal information we collected about you. You can also request information about the categories of personal information we collected, the sources of collection, the purposes for collection and sharing of this information, the categories of information we shared, and the categories of third parties with whom we shared this information. Note that we have provided much of this information above in this Privacy Statement. You can see much of the personal information collected about you by logging into your account and viewing your profile. You may also make such a request by using the contact information in the Contact Us section below.

Right to Request Correction or Deletion. You can request that we correct inaccurate personal information and that we delete personal information under certain circumstances, subject to a number of exceptions. You may make a request using the contact information in the Contact Us section below.

Right to Opt-Out of “Sales” or “Sharing” (Do Not Sell or Share). You have a right to opt-out from any sharing of your personal information with third parties to the extent that such sharing is for “cross-context behavioral advertising” or otherwise constitutes a “sale” of that data under the CCPA. Note that the CCPA defines “sell,” “share,” and “personal information” very broadly, and some of our data sharing described in this privacy statement may be considered a “sale” or “sharing” under those definitions. In particular, we let advertising and analytics providers collect identifiers (IP addresses, cookie IDs, and mobile IDs), activity data (browsing, clicks, app usage), device data, and geolocation data through our sites and apps when you use our online services. We may also share information with corporate affiliates, which may be used in accordance with their own privacy statements. We do not “sell” or “share” any other types of personal information. If you do not wish for us or our partners to “sell” or “share” personal information, you may exercise such a request through the Privacy Management Center or enabling a recognizable opt out preference signal in your browser, such as the Global Privacy Control. If you opt-out using these choices, we will not share or make available such personal information in ways that are considered a “sale” or “sharing” under the CCPA.  However, we will continue to make available to our partners (acting as our service providers) some personal information to help us perform advertising-related functions. Further, using these choices will not opt you out of the use of previously “sold” or “shared” personal information or stop all interest-based advertising. For more information, see our Cookie Policy.

Right to Limit Use and Disclosure of Sensitive Data. The Services may also require processing of “sensitive” data, as defined in the CCPA. This may include precise geolocation from your use of the Service, as well as social security numbers, government identification, communications with other users, as well as health data or other personal information you provide to us. When you are asked to provide information, you may decline. But if you choose not to provide information that is necessary for certain products or features, those products or features may not be available or function correctly. You have a right to limit our use of sensitive personal information for any purposes other than to provide the Services you request or as otherwise permitted by law. If we use sensitive personal information for such purposes, we will inform you and provide you the option to limit such use.

Right to Non-Discrimination. You will not be discriminated against by Pawrents for exercising rights set out in the CCPA.

In the past 12 months, we have disclosed, for a business purpose, data from each of the categories of personal information we maintain to our business partners, affiliates, and vendors, as described in the table above.

 

You may designate, in writing or through a power of attorney, an authorized agent to make requests on your behalf to exercise your rights under the CCPA. Before accepting such a request from an agent, we will require the agent to provide proof you have authorized it to act on your behalf, and we may need you to verify your identity directly with us.

 

Further, to provide, correct, or delete specific pieces of personal information we will need to verify your identity to the degree of certainty required by law. We will verify your request by asking you to send it from the email address associated with your account or requiring you to provide information necessary to verify your account.

 

We do not knowingly collect or sell personal information of minors under 16 years of age.

 

Please note that the above applies to the Pawrents Service, and our affiliates may have different procedures for exercising your data subject rights. You should refer to their privacy statements for more information.

 

Contact Us

Account Deactivation or Deletion

Privacy Concerns

If you have any questions, concerns, or complaints about this Privacy Statement, please visit our Help Center or contact us:

548 Market St PMB 426938, San Francisco, CA94104

By e-mail: hello@Pawrents.info

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a regional supervisory authority, but we encourage you to first contact us with any questions or concerns.

 

California and Other US-State Privacy Rights

If you wish to exercise your privacy rights under the CCPA or other applicable state laws or otherwise appeal a decision made by Pawrents regarding your data privacy rights, please contact us using the information above.  Please note that we may need to verify your identity and request to the degree of certainty required by law before taking further action on your request.

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