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Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. (VIK9s) and the site editor take your right to privacy seriously, and want you to feel comfortable using this web site. This privacy policy deals with any personally-identifiable information (referred to as “data” below) that may be collected by this site. This policy does not apply to other entities that are not owned or controlled by VIK9s or the site editor, nor does it apply to persons that are not employees or agents of VIK9s or the site editor, or that are not under VIK9s or the site editor’s control. Please take time to read this site’s Terms of use.

1. Collection of data
Registration for contact to VIK9s requires certain information, including name, telephone number, and a valid e-mail address. You are not required to provide any other information if you do not want to. This information will be directed to an official of the VIK9s organization for reply. As on many web sites, the site editor may also automatically receive general information that is contained in server log files, such as your IP address, and cookie information. Information about how advertising may be served on this site (if it is indeed the site editor’s policy to display advertising) is set forth below.

2. Use of data
Data may be used to customize and improve your user experience on this site. Efforts will be made to prevent your data being made available to third parties unless (i) provided for otherwise in this Privacy Policy; (ii) your consent is obtained, such as when you choose to opt-in or opt-out for the sharing of data; (iii) a service provided on our site requires interaction with a third party, or is provided by a third party, such as an application service provider; (iv) pursuant to legal action or law enforcement; (v) it is found that your use of this site violates the site editor’s policy, terms of service, or other usage guidelines, or if it is deemed reasonably necessary by the site editor to protect the site editor’s legal rights and/or property; or (vi) this site is purchased by a third party, in which case that third party will be able to use the data in the same manner as set forth in this policy. In the event you choose to use links displayed on this web site to visit other web sites, you are advised to read the privacy policies published on those sites.

3. Cookies
Like many websites, this website sets and uses cookies to enhance your user experience — to remember your personal settings, for instance. Advertisements may display on this web site and, if so, may set and access cookies on your computer; such cookies are subject to the privacy policy of the parties providing the advertisement. However, the parties providing the advertising do not have access to this site’s cookies. These parties usually use non-personally-identifiable or anonymous codes to obtain information about your visits to this site. You can visit the Network Advertising Initiative if you want to find out more information about this practice.

4. Minors
The site editor might not allow persons who are aged thirteen or younger to become members of this site. For more information, please contact the site administrator.

5. Editing or deleting your account information.
You can request that your user information be deleted; to do so, please contact the site administrator. Content or other data that you may have provided, such as articles published, may continue to remain on the site at the site editor’s discretion, even after you request deletion at the discretion of VIK9s.

6. Changes to this privacy policy
Changes may be made to this policy from time to time. You will be notified of substantial changes to this policy either by through the posting of a prominent announcement on the site, and/or by a message sent to the e-mail address you have provided, which is stored within your user settings.

7. NO GUARANTEES
The web site might contain links to other web sites, or information from other web sites on the Internet. Those links (or information provided) are not intended to state or imply that VIK9s endorses, sponsors, or is affiliated or associated in any way with the information at those other web sites, nor does it state or imply that VIK9s agrees or disagrees with the information so provided or accessed. While this privacy policy states standards for maintenance of data, and while efforts will be made to meet the said standards, the site editor is not in a position to guarantee compliance with these standards. There may be factors beyond the site editor’s control that may result in disclosure of data. Consequently, the site editor offers no warranties or representations as regards maintenance or non-disclosure of data.

8. Contact information
If you have any questions about this policy or about this web site, please feel free to contact the site administrator.