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Privacy Policy

About Vivapets.com
Vivapets is an online community for all pet lovers. This Privacy Policy is intended to inform you of Vivapets's policies and practices regarding the collection, use and disclosure of any Personal Information you submit to us through our Website.

To provide a richer user experience, we request and display some personal information to other members and visitors, which allows our users to identify each other and expand their network of friends. Vivapets members can change their profile information at any time and can control how other members and the service communicates with them.

Vivapets.com cares deeply about online privacy If you have any questions concerning this privacy policy, please contact us at our online form.

Information Collection and Use
Vivapets.com collects user submitted information such as name, email address, and age to authenticate users and to send notifications to those users relating to the Vivapets.com service. Vivapets.com also collects other profile data including but not limited to: personal interests, gender, age, education and occupation in order to assist users in finding and communicating with each other.
Vivapets.com also logs non-personally-identifiable information including IP address, profile information, aggregate user data, and browser type, from users and visitors to the site This data is used to manage the website, track usage and improve the website services. This non-personally-identifiable information may be shared with third-parties to provide more relevant services and advertisements to members. User IP addresses are recorded for security and monitoring purposes

User Profile information including members' pictures and first names are displayed to people in order to facilitate user interaction in the Vivapets.com community. Email addresses are used for the purposes of inviting new friends to join Vivapets, to add users to members' friends' networks, and to send notifications related to the service. With the exception of inviting friends, adding friends, and notifications, a user's email address is not shared or displayed to people within a user's personal network Users within a personal network communicate on Vivapets.com with each other through the Vivapets.com service, without disclosing their email addresses. Users' full names are never directly revealed to other members. To facilitate searching and finding friends and acquaintances on the service, Vivapets.com allows users to search for other members using first and last name, nickname and email addresses.

We may also use a user's email address to send updates, a newsletter or news regarding the service.

Third Party Advertising
We may use third-party advertising companies to serve advertisements when you visit our Website. These companies may use Personal Information, such as gender or age, and other information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites, such as time of day of the login, IP address or information about the internet service provider (ISP), in order to provide advertisements on the Website about goods and services that may be of interest to you.

Invitations and Other Communications to Non-members
Vivapets members can invite friends to join the service by sending invitation emails via our invitation system. Vivapets.com stores the email addresses that members provide so that the respondents may be added to the friend's list of the member sending the invitations, and also to send reminders of the invitations Vivapets.com does not sell these email addresses or use them to send any other communication besides invitations, invitation reminders. Recipients of invitations from Vivapets.com may contact Vivapets.com to request the removal of their information from our database.


Cookies
Vivapets.com uses cookies to store visitors' preferences and to record session information, for purposes including ensuring that visitors are not repeatedly offered the same advertisements and to customize newsletter, advertising, and Web page content based on browser type and user profile information. We do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our site. You may be able to configure your browser to accept or reject all or some cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set -- each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences -- however, you must enable cookies from Vivapets.com in order to use most functions on the site. Please note that Vivapets may allow 3rd party advertisers that are presenting advertisements on some of our pages to set and access their cookies on your computer. Advertisers' use of cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, not the Vivapets Privacy Policy.


Forums, Petsites and Diaries, Classifieds, Chat Rooms and Links
Please be aware that whenever you voluntarily post public information to Petsites, Diaries, Classifieds or any other Public Forums that that information can be accessed by the public and can in turn be used by those people to send you unsolicited communications. Vivapets.com contains links to sites. Vivapets.com is not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices on other sites. When linking to another site a user should read the privacy policy stated on that site. Our privacy policy only governs information collected on Vivapets.com.


Updating or Removing your Account Information
Vivapets.com users may modify or remove any of their personal information at any time by logging into their account and accessing features such as "Profile" and "Privacy".


Confidentiality and Security
We limit access to personal information about you to employees and third parties who we reasonably believe need access to that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs.

We have physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect personal information about you and your Vivapets account information is protected by a password that you select. However, no company, including Vivapets, can fully eliminate security risks associated with Personal Information.

Sharing and Disclosure of Information
Except as otherwise described in this privacy statement, Vivapets will not disclose personal information to any third party unless we believe that disclosure is necessary: (1) to conform to legal requirements or to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other legal process received by Vivapets.com, whether or not a response is required by applicable law; (2) to enforce the Vivapets.com Terms of Use Agreement or to protect our rights; or (3) to protect the safety of members of the public and users of the service. Vivapets reserves the right to transfer personal information to a successor in interest that acquires rights to that information as a result of the sale of Vivapets or substantially all of its assets to that successor in interest For more information see the "Changes in Our Privacy Policy" section below.

Changes in Our Privacy Policy
From time to time we may make changes to our privacy policy If we make changes, we will post them on our site to make users aware of what the changes are so users will always be aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and when we may disclose it. A User is bound by any minor changes to the policy when she or he uses the site after those changes have been posted.

Childrens' Privacy
 Vivapets does not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information or non-personally-identifiable information on the Vivapets Sites from persons under 13 years of age, and no part of our website is directed to persons under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use or access the Vivapets Sites at any time or in any manner. If Vivapets learns that personally identifiable information of persons under 13 years of age has been collected on the Vivapets Sites without verified parental consent, then Vivapets will take the appropriate steps to delete this information.


Contacting Us
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, please contact us at our online form.