Your privacy is important to us. It is Dogs’ Homes of Tasmania (DHOT)’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect from you across our website, https://www.dhot.com.au/, and other sites we own and operate.

We only ask for personal information when we truly need it to provide a service to you. We collect it by fair and lawful means, with your knowledge and consent. We also let you know why we’re collecting it and how it will be used.

We only retain collected information for as long as necessary to provide you with your requested service. What data we store, we’ll protect within commercially acceptable means to prevent loss and theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.

We don’t share any personally identifying information publicly or with third-parties, except when required to by law.

Our website may link to external sites that are not operated by us. Please be aware that we have no control over the content and practices of these sites, and cannot accept responsibility or liability for their respective privacy policies.

You are free to refuse our request for your personal information, with the understanding that we may be unable to provide you with some of your desired services.

Your continued use of our website will be regarded as acceptance of our practices around privacy and personal information. If you have any questions about how we handle user data and personal information, feel free to contact us.

Google Analytics (Cookies)

DHOT uses Google Analytics to track your interactions with this website during your initial session as well as future sessions, this is achieved through cookies as well as device fingerprinting. This is an industry-standard practice and is commonplace on the majority of websites. The purpose of this tracking while interacting with our website is to better understand demand for our services as well as improve the design of our website.

Form Data Retention

Any data you provide us with via forms present on this website may be stored and used by us indefinitely due to the nature of our services, and the ongoing utility of the information you provide. For example, you may complete a lost dog form, and at a future point in time, that same information may be used to identify you as the owner of a found dog a second time.

Your data will not be sold or distributed to a 3rd party, nor will it be stored overseas in an accessible means with the exception of via our Payment Gateway provider Stripe, which is based in the US. All data stored with Stripe is stored to PCI standards. The previous reference to “accessible means” primarily refers to incidental caching of fragments of your information at time of submitting due to a Content Distribution Network (CDN) being used to enhance the performance of this website. These cached fragments of data will be automatically wiped after 30 days. At no time will your financial information be cached by this CDN.

You may request that we destroy all copies of your data at anytime by contacting us via our contact us page.

This policy is effective as of 6 May 2020.

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