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Privacy Policy

The Upper Pawside respects and takes the privacy concerns of our community of users very seriously. In our privacy policy, we describe practices related to information collected by us through The Upper Pawside. Our privacy policy is meant to help you make informed decisions about how you share information by visiting or using our site. This policy also outlines your rights in determining what we do with the information we collect from you.

Understanding How Information Is Collected on The Upper Pawside

Information You Choose to Provide Us

We may collect information (including personal data) from you directly and with your voluntary submission. An example of this is when you sign up for our newsletters or participate in any activity conducted by us through The Upper Pawside and voluntarily provide us your personal details. These details may include your name, contact information, email address, date of birth, and more.

We may also collect any information you post on our site that is not a part of any activity conducted by The Upper Pawside. We may collect all information posted by anyone on the forums, discussions, and comments section on our site.

Any information posted on such forums or comments sections may be viewed and captured by anyone visiting the site. We request you to refrain from posting personally identifiable or sensitive details on publicly viewed sections of the site.

Information That Is Automatically Collected When You Visit The Upper Pawside

We may also collect information through automated tools when you visit our site. Such information is collected using tools such as cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies.

The information collected may include your browser information, characteristics of your operating system, data about the device used to access our site, IP address, system settings, unique device identifiers, and clickstream data (which shows the page-by-page path used when browsing our site).

We may also combine information about you, collected automatically and submitted voluntarily by you.

Cookies are small files that store information about users on the users’ own computers. Cookies are used by websites and other online services. Cookies also help enhance certain features and functionality on Sites. We may use cookies (such as HTTP and HTML5 cookies) and other types of local storage tools.

You can choose to disable or limit cookies on your computer. However, disabling the cookies may affect certain features on our site.

Check out the section below to know more about your choices and control over cookie usage on your computer.

We may place tags/ web beacons on pages on our site and in our emails sent to you. These tags are small files that link web pages to web servers and their cookies. They help us manage our automatic data collection by:

  • Counting visitors to our site
  • Analyzing navigation patterns on our site
  • Assessing email open rate
  • Articles and links opened by visitors

 

We also collect information and statistics about visitors to our site with the use of third-party web analytics services.

You can learn more about cookie usage by websites on http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

Do Not Track

A “Do Not Track” signal is a browser configuration that allows users’ devices to send the eponymous signal to websites they visit. However, the industry does not have a consensus on what such signals constitute.

The Upper Pawside does not have the necessary configuration needed to respond to “do not track” signals from browsers.

Users may also find certain companies appearing on our site that provide third-party apps, widgets, plug-ins, and tools. These companies may deploy automated methods to gather information about user interaction on the site. Please note that these service providers will have their own privacy policies regarding data collection.

You can find more information about our Cookie Policy in our Cookie Disclosure.

How We May Use Information We Collect

There are various reasons why we may collect and use your information such as:

  • To provide you the products/services you sign up to receive
  • To provide user support, answer queries, and respond to your requests
  • To offer you products/services via marketing communications
  • To direct you to portions of other websites that we believe may interest you
  • To bring you advertising, content, and other offers (from us or third parties) based on your online activities and interests
  • To promote events, programs, contests, and offers and issue your participation
  • To evaluate, analyze, assess, enhance, and manage user experience and effectiveness of our communications including the features on our site
  • To run data analytics on site usage, covering research on the market, consumer, trends, and financial topics
  • To guard against and prevent criminal activity, identity theft, fraud, claims, and other liabilities
  • To comply with applicable legal requirements, law enforcement, and company policies

 

How We May Share Information

The agents, vendors, consultants, and service providers we work with may have access to the information we collect through our site. These parties are under confidentiality obligations that restrict them from using the information they gain for purposes other than those required/requested.

We may also share information:

  • With our affiliates for internal business operations and related purposes
  • In response to requests from government agencies/law enforcement authorities, court orders, and subpoenas
  • To meet national security requirements, legal regulations, and legal processes
  • With advertisers to provide analytical and statistical information about the nature of our user base

We may share information if we believe:

  • Disclosure is required to prevent physical harm or financial loss
  • Disclosure is required for an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activities
  • We may sell/transfer a portion of or all of our business or assets. The transfer may include reorganization, dissolution, or liquidation

 

In such a case, we may share information with you (with your consent or at your discretion) to:

Provide you a commercially reasonable notice about a change in site ownership, incompatible new uses of your personal information, and choices you have regarding your personal information

Data Retention and Access

We may retain your personal data for as long as required for the purpose we collected it. The purpose may be to provide you with a product/service or enable you to use our site.

In some cases, we may also retain data for longer periods in compliance with laws (such as those associated with document retention), to resolve disputes with any parties, and otherwise, as required for operational purposes.

All your personal data we retain is subject to our Privacy Policy and internal retention guidelines.

We respect our users’ control over their information and upon request, we will seek to confirm your identity and whether we hold or are processing the information we have collected from you.

You also have the right to amend or update inaccuracies and incomplete personal information or request deletion of your personal information or request that we no longer use it.

We will not be able to fulfill your requests under certain circumstances such as if it impacts legal matters, interferes with our regulatory obligations, it involves disproportionate cost or effort, or we cannot verify your identity. In any case, we will revert within an acceptable time period and make a reasonable case explaining ourselves.

You can reach us at info@upperpawside.com

Your Choices and Options

Unsubscribe From Email Newsletters

You can unsubscribe from a newsletter subscription by clicking on the “unsubscribe” option at the bottom of the email newsletter.

If you wish to globally opt-out from all The Upper Pawside email campaigns, you can send an email to info@upperpawside.com. Make sure you add “Unsubscribe” in the subject line of your email.

We might provide permission to our partners or advertisers to include messages in our newsletters, or send dedicated newsletters on their behalf. In such cases, we might divulge your preferences to third parties so they can abide by your choices in compliance with applicable laws.

Block Cookies

Certain browsers can be configured to notify you of cookies as and when you encounter them. You can disable or restrict certain cookies depending on your browser and preference.

Blocking cookies may affect how you experience certain features and the overall functionality of our site.

Disable Locally Shared Objects

We may use other kinds of local storage tools with functions that are similar to cookies. Stored in different parts of the computer, these might assimilate information.

But you can disable the HTML5 local storage or delete the information contained in their HTML5 local storage in certain browsers.

Your Options Regarding Third-Party Ad Networks

Per our Privacy Policy, we and third parties may use cookies and other technologies to track, collect, and infer your interests for advertising and/or marketing purposes.

You can opt-out of receiving personalized ads based on your browser or device usage by clicking here.

Make note that this does not block ads on your web activity but only blocks advertisements based on your interests.

How We Keep Your Personal Data Safe

The Upper Pawside utilizes recommended administrative, physical, and technical security structures to safeguard personal data that users provide us against accidental, alteration, access, disclosure, unlawful, or unauthorized destruction, loss, or use.

We do not guarantee the security of information transmitted online and users must assume some risk concerning the security of any information they provide through any website, including our site.

You can contact us for security inquiries or submit reports on vulnerabilities you find on The Upper Pawside by mailing us. Email us at info@upperpawside.com.

Links From The Upper Pawside to Other Websites

We might enlist certain links on our site that are under the control of third-party websites. Since such websites have their own set of terms and conditions as well as privacy policies, we request our community of users to review these terms carefully at their own initiative.

The Upper Pawside will not be responsible for the content, privacy policies, usage terms, or any other aspects of websites that we do not control.

Surveys and Quizzes

We may conduct any surveys, quizzes, or other interactive features on our site that you may have the opportunity to participate in when visiting The Upper Pawside.

Such features may request information from you about your identity, opinions, or preferences. Any participation from any user in such features is voluntary.

Such features may also be operated by third parties and not be under the control of The Upper Pawside. In such an instance, the information is collected by the third party and subject to the privacy policy of the third party. The Upper Pawside cannot be held responsible for concerns arising out of such an exchange.

Children’s Privacy

The Upper Pawside is not intended for use by children under the age of 16 years. We do not deliberately or purposefully collect personal data or other information from children under the age of 16 years.

We shall delete any personal data of children under 16 years of age if we become aware of having collected such data.

Information for Users Outside the United States

We/our affiliates/service providers may store, transfer, and process your personal data in and to the United States and other countries. However, not all countries offer the same level of data protection, especially to non-residents. Therefore, we take great care in protecting your personal data and have put in adequate mechanisms to protect it when it is transferred internationally.

We fully comply with applicable data protection laws when transferring your data and implement suitable safety checks to ensure your personal data is secure in the hands of any third party who acquires your information.

When you use our site and provide your personal data to us, you consent to the terms in our Privacy Policy for the collection, use, maintenance, transfer, and processing of your personal data in the United States or other countries/territories. Unless otherwise stated in our Privacy Policy, we may use this consent as the legal basis for such data transfer.

You can get in touch with us to know more about the international transfer of your personal data or implemented safeguards. We are available at info@upperpawside.com.

How We Notify You About Privacy Policy Changes

We may change our Privacy Policy from time to time as our practices, technology, and other services evolve.

Depending on the importance and relevance of the changes, we may notify users of such changes through our home page. We will also mention the last updated date at the top of the policy.

We suggest you keep checking for the latest policy updates by visiting this page frequently.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding our Privacy Policy or our practices, feel free to get in touch with us.

Write to us at info@upperpawside.com with “Privacy Rights” as your subject line.

Ecommerce and Affiliate Links Disclosures

The Upper Pawside may contain affiliate links and receive a commission when you make a purchase through these third-party links.

We will appropriately notify you of such affiliate marketing links, product reviews with proper demarcation and disclaimers.