PupNames operates the pupnames.com website, which provides access to a database of dog names, including name meanings, origins, pronunciations and similar content around the topic of dog names.
This page is used to inform website visitors regarding our policies with the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information if anyone decided to use our Service, the PupNames.com website.
Information Collection and Use
For a better experience while using our Service, we may require you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information, including but not limited to your name, phone number, and postal address. The information that we collect will be used to contact or identify you. It will be made explicitly clear to you when you are required to provide personally identifiable information.
We want to inform you that whenever you visit our Service, we collect information that your browser sends to us that is called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser version, pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, and other statistics.
Use of Interaction Data
In order to do the best job possible of helping people to find dog names they love, we use data from user interactions with the content on PupNames.com to recommend popular and relevant dog names to other users.
We store data from each of the following interactions:
- Dog name 'likes', which are triggered by clicking the heart symbol next to a name;
- Dog name searches;
- Views of dog name categories;
- Comments left on dog name pages or dog name categories.
To get an understanding of how dog name preferences vary by region, the state and country of each user is stored along with each of these interactions. We detect the state and country of each user by requesting their IP Address and sending it to the geolocation API ip-api.com, which responds with the state and country associated with that IP Address.
The user's IP Address is not stored in any PupNames.com database. It is accessed momentarily by the web server, as part of an automatically executed function. And because this function is executed automatically in real time, your IP Address is never exposed to any individual associated with PupNames.com or any other user of PupNames.com.
In other words, although your interactions with PupNames.com are stored in our database and shared with other users in our Recent Activity feed, you are not personally identifiable from the information that we collect or share. The only exception to this would be if you were to voluntarily share personally identifiable information within a comment you submitted to PupNames.com.
Cookies are files with small amount of data that is commonly used an anonymous unique identifier. These are sent to your browser from the website that you visit and are stored on your computer’s hard drive.
Our website uses these "cookies" to collection information and to improve our Service. You have the option to either accept or refuse these cookies, and know when a cookie is being sent to your computer. If you choose to refuse our cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service, including the ability to 'save' your favorite dog names to a list.
For more general information on cookies, please read What Are Cookies?
We may employ third-party companies and individuals due to the following reasons:
- To facilitate our Service;
- To provide the Service on our behalf;
- To perform Service-related services; or
- To assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.
Currently, the only third-party tool we use which collects data is Google Analytics. This tool collects information about your browser and geographical region, but it does not collect or provide to us any personally identifiable information about you or your location.
When you trust us with your personal information, we strive to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. But remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
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Our Services do not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal identifiable information from children under 13. In the case we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we immediately delete this from our servers. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us so that we will be able to do necessary actions.