We are pleased to operate with many businesses in the pet-related industry and other industries to provide a number of services to our customers in an integrated, smooth, and efficient manner. For example, even though we do not own any pet stores, we process customer service questions on behalf of third-party pet stores and third-party franchises, enter non-personal and personal information into third-party purebred and other dog registration databases, assist third-party stores in responding to inquiries from interested potential customers, and submit payment data to third-party payment systems. Any financial or credit card information you provide to us, whether over the internet or over the phone, when making a purchase is transmitted through a secure third-party portal to our payment vendor, and is not retained or stored by us.
We may also share your personal and non-personal information with third-parties that may offer products, services, and other information that we believe may be useful or of interest to you.
Because of our dedication to animals, pets and the pet industry, we may also share your personal and non-personal information with third-parties to help those third-parties identify potential issues relating to the pets they breed, raise and sell.
Throughout our transactions, we receive personal and non-personal information from third-party sources and we also share such information with third-party sources to render requested services, improve your experience with our company, provide information that may be useful or of interest to you or as otherwise described in this Policy. This information includes methods to contact you by e-mail, telephone, and/or by mail, as well as other demographic data. Our business provides and facilitates data sharing between third-party businesses, for which we are remunerated by third-party businesses. Additionally, as our business grows and changes, we may share your data with other parties for remuneration. You always have the right to request that we not transfer your data for these purposes.
Finally, personal and non-personal information may always be shared with third parties when we believe, in our sole discretion, that doing so is required to comply with federal, state, or local law, a court order, subpoena, or other legal process, or to establish, protect, or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims or potential legal claims. Additionally, it may be shared to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal or tortious acts, violations of our policies, or threats against us or any third parties. In the event of a proposed financing, sale, insuring, assignment, bankruptcy, or other disposal of our business or its assets, such information may also be shared.
If you have any further questions about our policy regarding third-party data sharing, please contact us using the information listed above.