Wild Bird Scoop Privacy Policy
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At WildBirdScoop.com we recognize that your privacy is as important to you, as our privacy is to us. We promise to treat your privacy accordingly and provide the information you need to control your personal information.

This document outlines the types of personal information we receive and collect when you use WildBirdScoop.com as well as some of the steps we take to safeguard information. We hope this will help you make an informed decision about sharing personal information with us.

WildBirdScoop.com strives to maintain the highest standards of decency, fairness and integrity in all our operations. Likewise, we are dedicated to protecting our customers', consumers' and online visitors' privacy on our website.

If you're already in the system somewhere, this page has links to cool tools to restore or increase your privacy at places like Google and Facebook. It's worth reading to the bottom.

About Our Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that WildBirdScoop.com stores on your computer, which your browser provides to WildBirdScoop.com each time you return to the site. We use cookies to help us identify and track visitors, their use of our website, and their website access preferences.

Google Analytics Cookies

WildBirdScoop.com uses Google Analytics to analyze the use of this website. Google Analytics collects demographic and interest data, and generates statistical and other information about website use, by means of cookies. These cookies are kept on your computer. We share this information with Google, which will store and use this information on its servers. Google's privacy policy is available here.

WildBirdScoop.com uses information from Google Analytics to track the number of visits to the website, browsers and operating systems. No personally identifiable information is obtained from these cookies. We use the information that Google Analytics generates relating to our website to create reports about the use of the site by our visitors. These reports allow us to update the site and improve your usage of it.

In order to do a year to year comparison on any data collected by Google Analytics, we have set our Data Retention settings at Google Analytics to 38 months, after which Google will automatically delete the data.

If you do not wish your data to be collected via Google Analytics, you can install its opt-out browser extension or add-on extension here.

Advertising Cookies

Third Party Advertizing

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on our website. These companies use cookies and web beacons in their ads to ascertain how many times you've seen an advertisement. We share this information with these companies, but do not provide them with any personally identifiable information for cookie or web beacon use, so they cannot personally identify you with that information from our website.

You may opt out of personalized ads for over 125 different ad networks. Click here to do that.

Google Adsense

Some third-party advertisements are served by Google. Google's cookie enables it to serve ads to our visitors based on their visits to other sites on the Web. You may opt out of personalized ads by visiting the Google ad opt-out page.

This link from Google provides more information about how Google manages data in its ad products.

Affiliate Products and Services

We receive an affiliate commission for some of the products and services sold on WildBirdScoop.com.

The affiliate services platforms we use are Amazon and E-Junkie.

By clicking on a product or service link below, you can see if you consent to that platform's use of cookies, as outlined in the links below.

Amazon Privacy Policy

E-Junkie Privacy Policy

Refusing Cookies

You can set your browser to accept or refuse all cookies automatically, or notify you when a cookie is being requested. Taking this action should not cause a problem with the continued use of our site. Consult the Help section of your browser for guidance on how to refuse all cookies or to notify you when a cookie is requested.

If you choose to refuse WildBirdScoop.com's cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the site.

Social Media

You’ll notice on this website there are links to Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube. When you click on them or leave a comment, your browser connects directly with that site and sends information such as your IP address, the date and time of your visit and information about how you use the social site.

Should you wish to prevent those platforms from collecting data, please view their individual policies by using the following links: 

Facebook: to prevent Facebook collecting your data, you should log out of your Facebook account while using this site.

One way to prevent social media sites from collecting data on your activities on our site is to log out of any session you might have opened with them before using our site.

Google+: Google+ and +1 Google requires that you as user gives consent to the storing and accessing of cookies and other information on the user's device where such activity occurs in connection with the operation of a Google+ button and obtaining such consent is required by law. If you use our website or the Google+ or +1 buttons, you consent to such storing and accessing.

Personally Identifiable Information

WildBirdScoop.com may collect and use your personal information for the following purposes:

●    To run and operate our site.

●    To display content on the site correctly.

●    To improve customer service.

●    To help us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.

●    To personalize your user experience.

●    To understand how our users as a group use the services and resources provided on our site.

●    To improve our site.

●    To improve our products and services.

●    To run a promotion, contest, survey or other site features.

●    To send information to you that you agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to you.

●    To send periodic emails, which may include electronic newsletters and/or autoresponder series of emails.

●    To respond to your enquiries, questions, and/or other requests.

WildBirdScoop.com may collect personally identifiable information from you in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when you visit our site, register on the site, or fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our site, for example contests or surveys.

If you subscribe to our newsletter, we will ask for your first name and will require your email address. MailChimp.com is our email provider that we have chosen to use and you can read their privacy policy here.

If you complete a form, we will require your name and your email address, and will ask for information relevant to the purpose of the form.

If you submit content to us, we will ask for your name and email address. Photos you include with your submission, or details in your submission, may personally identify you.

If you request to be notified about comments on any content you submit to us, or request to be notified when others submit content, we will require your first name and your email address.

If you purchase a product or service from us, we will collect your name, email address, billing address and credit card number, or the payment processor will.

You can always refuse to supply personally identifiable information and visit our site anonymously. However, it may prevent you from engaging in certain site-related activities.

If we make material changes in the collection of personally identifiable information, we will inform you by placing a notice on our site. We will use personal information received from you for internal purposes only and will not sell it or provide it to third parties.

We also collect each visitor's IP address, which helps us combat spam and fraud. We do not use IP addresses for any other purpose.

Site Search Module

DuckDuckGo: The search box on this web site ("Search WildBirdScoop") is powered by DuckDuckGo. This is what they share about their privacy policy:

"We don’t store your personal information. Ever. Our privacy policy is simple: we don’t collect or share any of your personal information."

Read it for yourself here.

Non-personally Identifiable Information

We may collect non-personally identifiable information about you whenever you interact with our site. Non-personally identifiable information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about your method of connecting to our site, such as the operating system and the Internet service provider you used, and other similar information.

Children's Privacy Protection

This website is directed to adults. It is not directed to children under the age of 16. We operate our site in compliance with current regulations. Anyone under the age of 16 must provide parental consent to use this site. We do not knowingly collect or use personally identifiable information from anyone under 16 years of age.

Release of Information

If we sell WildBirdScoop.com, the information we have obtained from you through your voluntary participation in our site may transfer to the new owner as a part of the sale so that the service provided to you may continue. In that event, you will receive notice through our website of that change in control and practices, and we will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the purchaser honors any opt-out requests you might make.

Data Storage

Personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information collected by this site  is stored on our host's servers. That host is SiteSell Inc., located at 1000 Saint-Jean Boulevard, Suite 702, Pointe-Claire, QC H9R 5P1 Canada.

If you wish to review your information stored on the SiteSell servers for WildBirdScoop.com, click on this link. You can also edit, download or delete any of your information from the servers by clicking on that link.

How You Can Correct or Remove Information

We provide this privacy policy as a statement to you of our commitment to protect your personally identifiable information. If you have submitted personally identifiable information through our website and would like to update that information or have it deleted from our records, click on this link.

WildBirdScoop.com does not sell personal information, ever.

Updates and Effective Date

WildBirdScoop.com reserves the right to make changes in this policy. If there is a material change in our privacy practices, we will indicate on our site that our privacy practices have changed and provide a link to the updated privacy policy. We encourage you to periodically review this policy so that you will know what information we collect and how we use it.

Agreeing to Terms

If you do not agree to WildBirdScoop.com's privacy policy as posted here on this website, please do not consent to the setting of cookies and the collection and storage of your personally identifiable information.

Your explicit consent indicates acceptance of this privacy policy in its entirety.

Thank you for visiting WildBirdScoop.com and we hope you come back often to visit!

Judy Coates ~ Website Owner and Developer ~ You can reach me here.

Last Updated: January 1, 2020

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