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Privacy Policy

Free My Paws, Inc. ("FMP") recognizes that its viewers, visitors, users, and others (collectively or individually "Users") who use the MashON.com website (the "Website") value their privacy. This Privacy Policy details important information regarding the use and disclosure of User information collected on or through the use of the Website. FMP provides this Privacy Policy to help you make an informed decision about whether to use or continue using the Website.

Please see the section of this Privacy Policy titled, "Our Commitment to Minor's Privacy" for information regarding what type of information collects from individuals under the age of 13, and how FMP collects and uses such information.

This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and is subject to the FMP Terms of Use Your use of the Website and any personal information you provide on or through the use of the Website remains subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use.

Please note that any User Submissions (defined below) or other content saved and published by or at the direction of Users onto the Website becomes published content and is not considered personally identifiable information subject to this Privacy Policy.

Information FMP Collects
User Provided Information:

  • You provide certain personally identifiable information (such as your name and email address) to FMP when creating an account or choosing to participate in various activities on the Website, such as uploading, storing or publishing photos, images, or other content, entering contests or sweepstakes, participating in promotions, responding to surveys, or subscribing to newsletters or other mailing lists.
  • FMP receives your personally identifiable information when you use FMP software applications that are available on third party websites and you are invited to register and create a personal account with such third party websites in order to save any items created using the FMP software applications available on such website.
  • FMP collects and stores information required to conduct business transactions requested by our customers (such as the purchase of any items for sale on the Website) and to properly conduct communications with our customers. Such information may include personally identifiable information. Personally identifiable information is information that tells us specifics about you, such as your name, address, IP address, e-mail address, phone number, credit card number, bank account number and other similar information. Except as provided below, FMP will not divulge personally identifiable information about you to any third party, unless you give us express consent to do so. FMP may share non-identifying aggregated demographic information with our affiliates, partners and advertisers.
  • Cookies Information: When you visit the Website, we may send one or more cookies - a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters - to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. FMP uses both session cookies and persistent cookies. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser help file directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the Website may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled. FMP may use cookies information to contact Users.
  • Google Analytics: This Website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the Website analyze how users use the Website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Website, compiling reports on Website activity for Website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this Website. By using this Website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
  • Log File Information: When you use the Website, our servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser language, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.

The Way FMP Uses Information

  • If you submit personally identifiable information to us through the Website, then we use this information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the Website.
  • Any personally identifiable information including, without limitation, any text, image, photo, drawing, video or other content that you voluntarily save and publish online (each a "User Submission") on the Website becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by others. Any User Submissions that you submit to the Website may be redistributed through the internet and other media channels, and may be viewed by the general public.
  • We may use your email address or other personally identifiable information to send commercial or marketing messages. We may use your email address for non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of major Website changes or for customer service purposes). We use both your personally identifiable information and certain non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, cookies, IP addresses, browser type, clickstream data, etc.) to improve the quality and design of the Website and to create new features, promotions, functionality, and services by storing, tracking, and analyzing User preferences and trends.
  • We use cookies, and log file information to: (a) remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the Website; (b) provide custom, personalized content and information; (c) monitor the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns; (d) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, pages viewed, etc.; and (e) track your entries, submissions, and status in promotions, sweepstakes, and contests.
  • If you are using this Website to purchase any goods or services, FMP may need for you to provide us with certain financial information so that FMP may effect the payment transaction. As part of our payment system, FMP or third parties performing sales processing services on our behalf, will collect, store and use non-public personally identifiable information, such as your name, address, credit card number, bank routing number and bank account number, your account number with us and your e-mail address. In addition, the payment system will also collect information regarding the actual bill payment transaction, including the date and amount paid. FMP will store and protect this information in the same manner that FMP stores and protects other personal information.
  • If you begin but fail to complete the registration or purchase process for Free My Paws, we may contact you in an effort to help you use Free My Paws or send you other emails with details about Free My Paws or other services that may be of interest. You can opt-out of receiving these emails by clicking on the opt-out link included in the email you receive.

When FMP Discloses Information

  • We provide personally identifiable information and non-personally-identifiable information to [our subsidiaries, affiliated companies, or] other businesses or persons for the purpose of processing such information on our behalf. We require that these parties agree to process such information in compliance with this Privacy Policy, and we use reasonable efforts to limit their use of such information and to use other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.
  • We share your personally identifiable information (such as name or email address) with other, third-party companies for their commercial or marketing use as part of a specific program or feature available through the Website. These third parties are either bound to comply with our privacy policy or have privacy policies that protect your information and are also subject to applicable laws in regard to the use and disclosure of such personally identifiable information. We may share non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, demographic data, etc.) with interested third-parties to assist them in understanding the usage patterns for certain content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on the Website.
  • We may release personally identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws (such as U.S. copyright law) or respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant.
  • FMP also reserves the right to disclose personally identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information that FMP believes, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to enforce the Terms of Use, take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend itself against any third-party claims or allegations, to assist government enforcement agencies, to protect the security or integrity of the Website, and to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of FMP, its employees, Users or others.
  • You hereby grant FMP and its representatives the right to access your account and records as necessary to investigate any use of the Website or Services including, but not limited to, copyright infringement, abuse, and/or harassment.

Your Choices

You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information through the Website, in which case FMP may not be able to provide certain services to you. You may update or correct your personal profile information and email preferences at any time by visiting your account profile page. Please note that files uploaded by Users to the Website cannot be removed and remain subject to the Terms of Use.

To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you profile access or making corrections. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information at all times.

Any personally identifiable information that FMP may collect about you is saved in a profile that is kept on our server. The profile includes your contact information and billing information where applicable. You can help us maintain the accuracy of your profile by updating the information in your profile when you change your address, phone number or e-mail address. If you wish to update your contact or billing information, you can do so when you log in to our customer section. Otherwise, you can let us know of any changes to your information by contacting us at 11150 W.Olympic Blvd., Suite 830, Los Angeles, CA 90064, telephone no. 310.943.8600 or by e-mail at - privacy@mashon.com. Please include your current contact information so that FMP can make the appropriate corrections.

Third-party Advertisers, Links to Other Sites

FMP may allow other companies, such as third-party ad servers or ad networks, to serve advertisements within the Website. These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to send, directly to your browser, the advertisements and links that appear on the Website. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. They may also use other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to personalize the advertising content you see.

FMP does not provide any personally identifiable information to these third-party ad servers or ad networks without your consent. However, please note that if an advertiser asks FMP to show an advertisement to a certain audience (for example, women ages 18-34) or audience segment (for example, women ages 18-24 who have viewed certain channels of content) and you respond to that advertisement, the advertiser or ad-server may conclude that you fit the description of the audience they are trying to reach. The advertiser may also use information regarding your use of the Website, such as the number of times you viewed an ad (but not any personally identifiable information), to determine which ads to deliver to you.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers or ad networks for more information on their practices and for instructions on how to opt-out of certain practices. FMP's Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or websites.

 

Our Commitment To Data Security

FMP will use commercially reasonable physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect the security, integrity and privacy of information under our control. These security measures include IP address validation, SSL (secure socket layer) encryption and password protection. Although FMP will exercise reasonable care in providing secure transmission of information between your computer and our servers, due to the inherent insecurity of the internet, FMP cannot ensure or warrant the security, integrity or privacy of any information or data transmitted to us over the Internet and FMP accepts no liability for any breach of security or any unintentional disclosure, loss or misuse of any such information or data or for the actions of any third parties that may obtain any such information or data.

If FMP learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. FMP may post a notice on the Website if a security breach occurs. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing.

Our Commitment To Minors' Privacy

Protecting the privacy of children is especially important to FMP. For that reason, FMP does not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information or non-personally-identifiable information on the Website from persons under 13 years of age without parental consent. If FMP learns that personally identifiable information of persons under 13 years of age has been collected on the Website without verified parental consent, then FMP will take the appropriate steps to delete this information.

If a minor under the age of 13 attempts to register for the Website, the Website will instruct such minor to obtain parental consent for registration. The Website will instruct any such minor to provide a parent's email address for parental permission, verification and confirmation of the minor's attempt to create and account. A subsequent email will be sent from FMP to the parent seeking verifiable confirmation that the parent consents to their child's use of the Website and creation of an account, and identifying the types of information that FMP collects about users under the age of 13.

Only upon FMP's receipt of an email from a parent indicating that such parent has provided permission for his or her child under the age of 13 to register for the Website and create and account, will such child under the age of 13 be able to register and create an account in connection with the Website.

FMP collects the first and last name, email address, IP address, age, parent's email address and county of residence from Users under the age of 13. FMP uses this information to develop mechanisms to enhance an end-user's experience and to tailor advertisements for goods and services.

FMP does not share the personal information of minors under the age of 13 with third parties. However, to the extent that certain third party links available on the Website require individuals accessing such sites to register for such sites, Users under the age of 13 will need to separately register with such third party sites and may not be able to access the services available on such sites without registration.

Special Note to Users Outside of the United States

The Website is hosted in the United States and is intended for and directed to Users in the United States. If you are a User accessing the Website from the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure, that differ from United States laws, please be advised that through your continued use of the Website, which is governed by U.S. law, this Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use you are transferring your personal information to the United States and you hereby consent to the transfer of such information outside of the country where you are located.

In the Event of Merger, Sale, or Bankruptcy

In the event that FMP is acquired by or merged with a third party entity, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information we have collected from our Users as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In the unlikely event of FMP's bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors' rights generally, we may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used.

Changes and Updates to This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may be revised periodically and this will be reflected by the date above. Please revisit this page to stay aware of any changes. In general, we only use your personal information in the manner described in the Privacy Policy in effect when we received the personal information you provided. Your continued use of the Website constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and any future revisions.

Dispute Resolution

You also agree that, in the event any dispute or claim arises out of or relating to your use of the Website, you and FMP will attempt in good faith to negotiate a written resolution of the matter. You agree that if the matter remains unresolved for forty-five (45) days after notification (via certified mail or personal delivery) that a dispute exists, you and FMP shall join in mediation services in Los Angeles, California with a mutually agreed upon mediator in an attempt to resolve the dispute. Should you file any arbitration claims, or any administrative or legal actions without first having attempted to resolve the matter by mediation, then you agree that you will not be entitled to recover attorneys' fees, even if you would otherwise be entitled to them.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at (424) 214-0746