Nick Jones, MA - Dog Expert Witness | Dog Behaviourist
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Privacy Policy for Alpha Dog Behaviour Ltd - August 2018

At Alpha Dog Behaviour Ltd, I recognise that privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on what types of personal information I receive and collect when you use and visit alphadogbehaviour.co.uk, and how I safeguard your information. I never sell your personal information to third parties.

Who I Am
My website address is: https://alphadogbehaviour.co.uk. This site is owned and operated by Dog Behaviourist, Dog Expert Witness, Nick Jones, MA. I can be reached at nickjones@alphadogbehaviour.co.uk 

What personal data I collect and why I collect it:

Comments
When visitors leave comments on the site I 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 anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Disqus service to see if you are using it. The Disqus service privacy policy is available here: https://help.disqus.com/terms-and-policies/disqus-privacy-policy. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment. I do not collect your email address from the comments form for use in any email list, such as a newsletter or marketing email list. I also never sell email addresses to third parties.

Shared Pages
I use a service called “Share this” via sharethis.com This information I see is purely the number of shares a page has received, which shows me what visitors enjoyed reading and felt it was good enough content to share. This in turn enables me to create more of the content people wish to see. Here is the link to their page, so you can read further. https://www.sharethis.com/privacy/

Media
In general, users are not able to upload images or other media files to this website. However, if you do 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
When you fill out a contact form on alphadogbehviour.co.uk, I only collect the information you enter into the contact form. If the form asks for your name, email address, or any other personal information, then that information is sent to me via email. I only retain that information—including your email address—for as long as necessary to address your purpose in contacting me.


Email addresses provided in contact forms are never used by Alpha Dog Behaviour Ltd for any purpose other than to reply to you in regards to your reason for contacting me. I never sell information from contact forms to any third parties for any purpose.

Log Files
As with most other websites, I collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (Internet Service Provider), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Google Chrome or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout the site.

Cookies and Web Beacons
I may use third party advertisements on www.alphadogbehaviour.co.uk to support the site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on the site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit the site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geo-targeting purposes (showing Birmingham dog behaviour services ads to someone in the West Midlands, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited.

You can choose to disable or selectively turn off cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with the site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts. In addition, if you leave a comment on the 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 from one month to one year.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics
As you use this Website, I use automatic data collection technology (Google Analytics) to collect certain information about your device, browsing actions, and patterns. This generally includes information about where you are, how you use our website, and any communications between your computer and this site. Among other things, I will collect data about the type of computer you use, your Internet connection, your IP address, your operating system, and your browser type.

I collect this data for statistical purposes but I don’t collect personal information. The purpose of this data is to improve the Website and its offerings. If you wish to opt out of Google Analytics so that none of your personal information is collected and stored by Google Analytics, you can download and install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on here. For more information on how Google collects and uses your data, you can access the Google Privacy Policy here.

Who I share your data with
I don’t sell or share your data with anyone.

How long I retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I 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), I 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 I hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where I send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service (Disqus).

Our contact information
For questions regarding your data and how I use it, you can reach me at nickjones@alphadogbehaviour.co.uk. You can also email me if you would like an extract of all of your personal information stored on the website or to request that I delete all of your information stored on the website.