Revised: September 14, 2015
At Adoptico, we are committed to honoring the privacy and security of our online users of the website.
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We intend to ensure that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place relevant physical, electronic and managerial procedures to secure the information we collect online. However, due to the open nature of the Internet, we cannot guarantee that communications between you and Adoptico.com will be completely free from unauthorized access by third parties. Users use the website at their own risk.
By providing any information to the website, all users must fully understand and unambiguously consent to the collection and processing of such information.
"Cookies" are small text files that are stored on your computer by your browser when you visit a website. Adoptico.com makes use of several cookies on your computer for the purpose of facilitating your use of the service, and to find out how the service may be improved.
For these purposes, Adoptico.com makes use of two kinds of cookies: functional and analytical.
To facilitate your use of the service, these following functional cookies are used:
u_apta_e, u_apta_s, u_apta_s2, user_city, visited_before, connected_before, _gat, guest_id, pid, remember_checked_on
To find out how the service may be improved, these following analytical cookies are used (the analysis takes place in anonymous and aggregated forms; Adoptico does not relate the results to individual users):
_atuvc, _atuvs, di2, dt, loc, uid, uvc, vc
What information we collect, and why:
In addition to the information users provide us when submitting by themselves, in some cases we automatically store our users' IP addresses, for security and analytical purposes (such as during registration or to track unique visits). In other cases, when users contact us through the website (contact forms, such as Feedback), in additional to users' messages and the IP addresses, Adoptico's admin receives users' technical information, such as the browsers users use (name, version), operating systems and screen resolutions; these are crucial to better understand our users' messages.
Adoptico's cookies are not designed to track you as a person, or to follow your behavior on the internet.
Can the cookies be deleted?
If you want to remove certain cookies, or disable them from being stored in your browser on your device, it is possible to do this through your browser's settings. Please refer to your browser's help section in order to find out how to make this change. Please note that removal of functional cookies will prevent you from getting the best experience, and will log you out if you were logged in. Totally disabling cookies will completely prevent you from using Adoptico.com – Adoptico.com requires cookies to be enabled.
Accessing and Modifying Your Personal Information
If you are a registered user on Adoptico.com, we provide you with the ability to access, modify and delete the personal information you provided us and associated with your account.
Keep in mind that search engines and other third parties may still retain copies of your public information, like your official name on Adoptico.com, and your public profile's content, even after you have deleted or modified the information in your account. Adoptico is not responsible for any information that a user chooses to publish, or anything that was collected and stored by a third party. Usually it takes some time for search engines to update their results.
Data in connection with Adoptico including personal data will be stored and processed on users' devices and on Site5 (hosting company) server(s) in Canada. Users agree to the processing of their data in Canada. Irrespective of which country you reside in or supply data from, you authorize Adoptico to use your information in any country Adoptico operates.
Adoptico's services are not directed to individuals under the age of 13. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us through . We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13.
In the event that all or part of Adoptico are sold to, merged, or acquired by another party, you grant us the right to assign the stored data.