Who we are

Our website address is: https://dogfriendlyguru.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the registration form.

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. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has 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.

Analytics

Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Additional information

How we protect your data

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has 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.

Analytics

Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Privacy Policy Statement

For Listings and advertisers

Below is our Privacy Policy, to let you know what we plan to do with any personal information you give us.

Our privacy policy was created on 1st May 2020 to be in line with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) Act 2018 that comes into force on 25th May 2018.

Subscribers to our e-newsletter/website

You can opt in to receive marketing e-mails from us as part of the Subscriber registration process or via an opt in pop up on a DogFriendlyGuru site or advertising on a third party site. By giving consent to marketing e-mails we will send you e-mails up to once a week including news, discounts and information on dog friendly services, places to stay and visit as well as dog friendly products. Your e-mail address and name details only will be passed to our current e-mail provider MailChimp. You can unsubscribe from e-mail by using the unsubscribe link in any of the e-mails you receive from us.

Listing subscribers

As a listing advertiser, we need personal information from you to help us to give you the best possible service. We are aware that this will be confidential in nature, and will ensure it is kept secure. This forms part of our contract with you, and our commitment to you as a valued customer and dog friendly business. We will not ask for information from you that is not relevant to our provision of data services to you. We normally retain your information permanently, unless you tell us to discard it.

If you have opted in to marketing communications via e-mail as part of the customer registration process you will become subscribed to our e-newsletters (as above). We will send you e-mails from time to time including news, discounts and information on dog friendly services, places to stay and visit as well as dog friendly products.

Advertisers

Please be aware that the information you share with us for the purposes of promoting your dog-friendly business will of course be made available to any and all visitors to our website. We believe this is in both our and your legitimate interests. You can of course stop advertising on the website at any time – please email info@dogfriendlyguru.com to arrange this but we will be sorry to see you go.

By requesting advertising information from us you give us consent to receive information on ways that you may advertise with us via e-mail/phone/post/sms. We will send you e-mails from time including advertising rates, options and special offers. Your company, e-mail address and name details only will be passed to our current e-mail provider MailChimp. You can unsubscribe from e-mail by using the unsubscribe link in any of the e-mails you receive from us. We may phone or mail you about advertiser information. You can let us know you no longer wish to receive this information by e-mailing us at info@dogfriendlyguru.com

Using information for analysis

We may also use aggregate information and statistics for the purposes of monitoring website usage in order to help us develop the website and our services and may provide such aggregate information to third parties. These statistics will not include information that can be used to identify any individual. From time to time we may provide your information to our customer service agencies for research and analysis purposes so that we can monitor and improve the products and services we provide.

Cookies on our site

A cookie is a small text file which we transfer to your hard drive through your web browser when you visit our website or open certain emails. If cookies are active on our website, it enables our own system to recognise you when you visit our website again and improve our services to you. The information can be used to enhance the content of our website and make your use of it easier. For more information about cookies please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

Third parties

We will not provide your names to any third parties except for analysis purposes without individual identification unless you have expressly consented for us to do so, except if you have specifically opted in to receive e-mails from our partners.