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Last updated 6/01/12

Lost & Found Pets L.A. Privacy Notice

Lost & Found Pets L.A. is a freely accessible, public website who's purpose is to assist lost pets get reunited with their families and those who love them. Lost & Found Pets L.A. and lostpetsla.org knows that you care about how your personal information is used and shared, and we take your privacy very seriously. Please read the following to learn more about our privacy policy. By visiting Lost & Found Pets L.A. (hereinafter “we”, “us”, “our”, Lost & Found Pets L.A.”, “http://lostpetsla.org”), you agree to be legally bound by and are accepting our practices as outlined in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to be legally bound by any or all of the following terms, then please do not access or use Lost & Found Pets L.A. We may change these at any time and we’ll do our utmost in informing you, though it would be prudent to review this regularly yourself as your continued usage of Lost & Found Pets L.A. or lostpetsla.org after any changes means you agree to be legally bound by these terms as they are updated and/or amended.

Information That We Collect ~

 • When you become a Lost & Found Pets L.A. user, we ask you to fill out a form that requests a username and e-mail address to be used for accessing our site. To ensure the integrity and legitimate nature of the information presented on the site, we may also record the IP addresses of users who post on the forums or submit content to the site. This is done solely to prevent abuse of the public nature of the site and forums, and to help prevent inappropriate or illegal posting or use of content or information provided on the site. We do not make any data collected available to third parties for the purposes of selling, soliciting, or advertising any services to our visitors or users.

Our Use of Log Files ~

• When you visit our site we automatically log your IP address, your browser type and your access times. We utilize this information to conduct site performance evaluations, to see where visitors are coming from and to keep track of click stream data (the screens our users visit on our site). This data helps us to determine what content our members find most useful so that we can work to maximize the potential of our site. Log files are not tied to personally identifiable information, and such information is only usefull as related to the above mentioned purposes. The log file data expires automatically after three days, though portions may be stored indefinitley in cases of abuse, inappropriate use of the site, or as required by law.

Changing/Updating Your Personal Information ~

 • After becoming a Lost & Found Pets L.A. user you may change/update your account information by clicking on the 'My Account' link of any page, entering your username and password (if required) and clicking the 'Edit' tab/link. The changes you make will be reflected in our databases instantly.

 • If you wish to deactivate your account, you may contact our member services group through the 'My Account' section, or the 'Contact Us' section. Posted content will not be removed automatically when deleteing your account, you will need to contact a site administrator or moderator to have your posts removed.

Links To Other Sites - General ~

• Our web site contains links to other third-party sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you may be leaving our site and entering another web site. These sites may independently collect or request information about you and we encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked sites as their privacy policy may differ from ours. Currently these sites and their related applications include;

 • Facebook & Facebook Connect

 • Twitter & Twitter Login

 • Google+

Communication ~

• Occasionally we may send out emails alerting you that there are important changes to our site. In addition, you will receive communication from us 1) if you contact us for a particular reason, .... more soon

Legal Disclaimer ~

 • You expressly understand and agree that you bear all the risks associated with such content and that Lost & Found Pets L.A. and lostpetsla.org is not responsible or liable in any way for such content, for its errors and omissions, and for any losses and damage incurred as a result of accessing, using or displaying such content.

 • Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our Web site.

Our Use of Cookies ~

• Cookies are pieces of information that your browser stores on your computer's hard drive which identify you when you enter. The ability to select samples on our site is not cookie-driven. We may use session cookies to provide a seamless experience on the site and to combine with our log files so that we can understand our site traffic and analyze our demographic information in aggregate form. If you have set your browser to reject cookies, our site may not identify you properly and you will need to manually login again.

Your Feedback is Always Welcome ~

• We welcome your comments and questions about our privacy policy - or anything else you might feel needs to be addressed. Our contact form is located here.

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