We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it.  The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you of what personally identifiable information we may collect and how it may be used.  This statement applies to this website only.  Once you click on any links that take you offsite, A Dog Walks into a Bar is not responsible for the content or data collection practices.  Please refer to each site's privacy policy for more information.

What information does A Dog Walks into a Bar Collect and How Do We Use that Information?

Information you voluntarily submit: You may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment, subscribing to our mailing list, entering a contest, or submitting a contact form.  This information may include your name, email address and IP Address.

Information we collect from others: We may receive information from you fro other sources.  If you choose to use your Facebook account to leave comments, we will receive your name, email address and profile picture associated with that account.  

Automatically-collected Information: We automatically collect certain information about the device you use to access the website and what actions you take while using the site.  We log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you've viewed while on our site, and the dates/times you accessed the website.  We also collect information you take when using the Website, such as links clicked, how much of the page was viewed and if you took any other actions.

Cookies:  We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website.  We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website.

How We Use your Information:

We may use the information collected in the following ways:

* To operate and maintain the website

* To send you promotional information such as newsletters.  Each small communication will provide information on how to opt-out of future newsletters

* To respond to your comments or inquiries

* To track and measure advertising on the Website

* To protect, investigate and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity

Third-Party Use of Information:

We only share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.  

However, we do use third-party service providers to create and maintain various aspects of the Website.  Each third-party provider's use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.  The Website currently uses the following third party service providers:

Google Analytics - This service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website.  Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.

At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications.  This list may be amended from time to time in the Website's sole discretion.

Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent.  We may, however, disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.

Anonymous Data:

We may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone or when combined with data from other parties.  This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising or other uses.  Examples of this data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.  

Publicly visible Information: 

If you leave a comment, certain information may be publicly visible.  if you choose to leave a comment using the Facebook comments widget, your name and profile picture will be publicly visible with a clickable link to your Facebook profile.  Your Facebook profile settings will determine if any data is visible to people who click on that link.  Your email address will never be available publicly.  At your option, you may also add an avatar and a link to your website.  users may see your username, avatar, profile description and website information.  

Cookies: 

The Website uses cookies to store visitors' preferences, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads, customize Website content based on visitors' browser type or other information that the visitor sends.  Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described herein.

Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies.  Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programs.  This is possible in all popular internet browsers.  However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your internet browser, not all functions of our Website may be entirely usable.

Advertising: 

Display Ads -We may use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use cookies, as noted above.  

Retargeting Ads - From time to time, the Website may engage in remarketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google, Facebook or Instagram, in order to market the Website.  These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone's past visits to the Website.

Affiliate Program Participation - The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website.  If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for the purpose of commissions.  

A Dog Walks into a Bar is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and links to Amazon.com.  As part of this Amazon Associates program, the Website will post customized links provided by Amazon, to track referrals to their website.  This program utilizes cookies to track visitors for the purpose of assigning commission on these sales.

Newsletters:

On the Website, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes.  All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels.  The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns.  Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which inks within the email you click.  Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interest of the user.  This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.

Rights Related to your Personal Information:

Opt-Out - You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails.  You may also notify us at dogwalksintoabar@gmail.com to be removed from our mailing list.

Access - You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to dogwalksintoabar@gmail.com

Amend - You may contact us at dogwalksintoabar@gmail.com to amend or update your personal information

Forget - In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data.  To do so, please submit a request to dogwalksintoabar@gmail.com

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record-keeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.  

Sensitive Personal Information

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Website.  This includes your social security number, information regarding your race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships.  If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

Children's Information

The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16.  If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at dogwalksintoabar@gmail.com and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Contact Information

At any time, please contact us at dogwalksintoabar@gmail.com for questions related to this Privacy Policy

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