Privacy Policy and Mobile Device Application Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes the information collected by the website and the mobile device application MyPetshare (“MyPetshare”, “PetShare”, “Us”, “We”), how that information may be used, with whom it may be shared, and Your choices about such uses and disclosures. The website and the App MyPetshare are owned by Petshare AG, based in Zürich Switzerland. By using the website (the “Site”) and the services, features, content, applications or widgets, as well as mobile device applications offered by Petshare AG (collectively with the Site, the “Services”), You are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. This Policy forms an integral part of our Terms of Use which is incorporated by reference. Any capitalised term used but not defined in this Policy will have the meaning defined in the Terms of Use Agreement.


The Information Petshare AG may collect

1. Information You Provide

Petshare may, in the future, collect and store any personal information. You enter through the Services or the Site. This may include personally identifying information, such as Your name, residence, e-mail address or gender. Petshare may also request information about Your interests and activities, location, Your username and Your Pet’s information, including dietary and nutritional habits. We will use Your information only in accordance with the terms of our privacy policies. Unfortunately no system can be completely secure. Therefore, Petshare does not promise, and You should not expect, that such information may not be inadvertently collected and that such personal information will remain secure.


2. Information Collected Automatically

Like many sites on the Internet, the Site automatically collects information from Your browser when You visit the Site. This information includes Your IP address, Your browser type and language, access times, the content of any undeleted cookies that Your browser previously accepted from Petshare (see "Cookies" below), and the referring website address. If You use Petshare's mobile application, Petshare may collect various non-identifying information, such as Your mobile device type, device properties, IP address, profile views, ad views, ad clicks, search queries, photo views, and page views. We may also combine all of this non-identifying information with other non-identifying information to infer interests or demographic characteristics. In order for Petshare to work with Your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, BlackBerry, or other mobile device, Petshare must collect Your Open Device Identification Number or "ODIN". The ODIN is a special type of identifier used in software applications in order to provide a unique reference number for applications like those used by Your mobile device. Your ODIN is not shared with other users.


3. Cookies and Use of Cookie Data

Like many sites on the Internet, when You visit the Site, PetShare may assign Your computer one or more cookies to facilitate access to the Site and to personalise Your online experience. Through the use of a cookie, PetShare also may automatically collect information about Your online activity on the Site, such as the web pages You visit, the time and date of Your visits, the links You click, and the searches You conduct on the Site. PetShare may use this data to better understand how You interact with the Site, to monitor aggregate usage by our users and web traffic routing on the Site, and to improve the Site and our Services. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but You can usually modify Your browser setting to decline cookies. If You choose to decline cookies, please note that You may not be able use some of the interactive features offered on the Site. In addition, please be aware that other parties may also place their own cookies on or through the Site and may collect or solicit personal information from You. Other cookies may reflect de-identified demographic or other data linked to the registration data You have submitted to PetShare in hashed, non-human readable form. No personally identifiable information is contained in these cookies.

If You use PetShare's mobile device applications, PetShare may also use mobile cookies. A mobile cookie is a small data file transferred to Your mobile device for record-keeping purposes. These mobile cookies help PetShare track session-based information and also better understand the effectiveness of the Services. These mobile cookies do not contain any personally identifiable information.


4. Information Collected by Third Parties

PetShare may allow third parties, advertising companies, and ad networks to display advertisements on the Site and via the Services. These companies may use tracking technologies, such as cookies, to collect information about users who view or interact with their advertisements.


5. Agents

Should Petshare employ or engage other companies and individuals to perform business functions on behalf of the Site and Services, these persons may be provided personal identifying information required to perform their functions. They are prohibited by contract from using the information for other purposes. These persons engage in a variety of functions which include, but are not limited to, fulfilling orders, removing repetitive information from user lists, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, and providing user services.


How PetShare Uses the Information It Collects

PetShare may use information that it collects as described above to:

  • Deliver the services that You have requested.
  • Provide You with customer support.
  • Enforce or exercise any rights in Petshare’s Terms of Use.
  • Perform functions as otherwise described to You at the time of collection.


Third-Party Websites

There may be a number of places on the Site and the Services where You may click on a link to access other websites that do not operate under this Privacy Policy. These third party websites may independently solicit and collect information, including personal information, from You. PetShare recommends that You consult the privacy statements of all third party websites You visit by clicking on the "privacy" link, typically located at the bottom of the webpage You visit.


Visiting the Site and Services From Outside United States

This Privacy Policy is intended to cover collection of information on the Services from residents of the United States. If You are visiting the Site or using the Services from outside US, please be aware that Your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in the US where PetShare's servers are located and PetShare's central database is operated. By using the Site or Service, You understand that Your information may be transferred to PetShare's facilities and those third parties with whom PetShare shares it as described in this Privacy Policy. You are responsible for ensuring that information You share conforms to all local data protection laws.


Changes to the Privacy Policy

PetShare will occasionally update this Privacy Policy. When PetShare posts changes to this Privacy Policy, it will revise the date at the top of this Privacy Policy. PetShare recommends that You check the Site from time to time to inform Yourself of any changes in this Privacy Policy or any of PetShare's other policies.