Privacy Policy

Welcome to Bauwow!

Understanding privacy, information and data collection, and the use of this data is our primary objective in writing this policy. We want you our customers and friends in this venture to feel secure and understand what, where and how we use this information.
Bauwow is a technology company and sometimes these policies can get a little difficult to understand, so we have tried to simplify it as much as we legally can.
If you have ANY questions or comments about any of our policies or terms of use please email us at privacy@bauwowworld.com.

What Information Do We Collect?
We store a variety of information that you submit through any of our Bauwow applications, tools, sites or affiliate sites. This may include information you submit through our applications or sites, or data on the usage of these sites or applications.
This information is used to help us fulfill your requests, supply site and application functionality, track your usage, enhance the functionality, display relevant advertising, provide support, communicate with you, back up our systems, comply with our legal obligations and generally improve your experience with our tools.

Below is a list of the principal information that we collect:
Account Information: When you create an account with Bauwow, we need to store this information. There is some information that is presented publically within the application and site and this information is used to help you interact with other users and businesses within the tools. As a User of the Bauwow tools, the information that is publically available is information for your dog so make sure you provide this information fully so you can enjoy the full functionality of the tools. As an Advertiser or Business that uses our tools, you will need to accurately provide your business information so that users and other businesses can fully interact with you and you are able to enjoy the full benefits of advertising with Bauwow.
Communication Data: When you register your account with Bauwow you agree that you may receive communications from Bauwow, other users or our activities. If you would like to opt out of these communications please email us at optout@bauwowworld.com . Please remember that certain administrative or legal communications must be delivered to you so we have to keep these available. Log and Device Data: When you use our tools, we automatically capture information about this usage that helps us to understand how you use our tools and helps us to enhance your experience with us. This data may include your internet protocol address, application usage information, cookie data and preferences. Some services within our apps and tools are location based and as such will collect information regarding your geo positioning. This information is collected to provide you with optimal geo location based services not to identify you. We may also collect information about the device you are using, such as the type, the operating system, relevant device settings, device identifiers or issue logs. Remember that this information is dependent on your device and its internal settings so if you are concerned about what is being shared check your specific device data policy.
Content: There is both publically available information and private information that maybe stored within the Bauwow tools. Information such as your dogs name, breed, age, personality and photos are available for all to see. Other information such as medical history or dog identification information is personal and only stored for your use. As an advertiser your activity information is publically available, these data fields are listed in the info panel of the web subscription tool. Additionally site activity and transactional information may be collected and stored by Bauwow. This data is used to better understand the qualities of our tools and to provide our users and advertisers with better, more relevant information.

How Do We Use The Information We Collect?
Bauwow is a community that aims to provide our members and users with relevant and useful content. This therefore requires we share content, and information amongst our community. We use this information to improve our products, applications and tools for you and our community members. We also use this information to offer you customized content such as geo located points of interest, special discounts or sales from your favorite community members, or notifications from services near you. Additionally we use this data to send you updates, news, tailored marketing content and community information. You can always modify this level of interaction by changing your settings in the application or account settings. There are 2 types of information that may be collected: Personally Identifiable and Non-personally Identifiable. Bauwow may collect both types and may use or store this information wherever Bauwow does business. At times Bauwow may need to disclose reasonably necessary information to comply with a law, or legal request or protect the rights or safety of our community, the general public, any person or Bauwow. This could also be to prevent fraud or address security and technical issues. Bauwow may also engage any other business transactions such as merger, acquisition, bankruptcy or reorganization and these proceedings shall utilize this data as described in this policy. Aggregated data such as User volumes interested in activity types or similar information may also be shared with our partners or affiliates.

How Do You Control You Data?
Bauwow is a community that is dependent on our users to provide reviews, information and content about their surrounds. As such this information is readily available to other community members. Your dog or dogs name identifies you and as such members are able to search for other dog profiles based on city and dog name. This automatically provides some level of anonymity. If you do not wish to participate in this feature you can modify your profile settings, however your reviews and application interactions will also be anonymous. This may reduce the possibilities of interaction within the tools. What If You Want To Delete Your Account? You can close your account at anytime but emailing us at deletions@bauwowworld.com . We will remove your public content and profile, however we may need to retain some information about you for any purposes previously mentioned in this policy such as a fraud investigation or any legal proceedings. Please remember that businesses cannot remove their listing, rating or reviews by closing their account. Should a business account no longer be dog friendly you can notify us at the above email address however the listing will still appear but be identified as such.

Can Children Use Bauwow?
Bauwow is intended for users over the age of 12, if you discover a user under this age limit has provided us with personal information please contact us at help@bauwowworld.com .

What Jurisdiction is Bauwow Legally Located In?
Bauwow is a legal entity registered in the United Kingdom and as such all issues or legal proceedings shall be conducted under the jurisdiction of the UK judicial system (England & Wales). Bauwow also fully complies with the European Union Privacy Requirements. Should you have any privacy queries or feel Bauwow has not been compliant to its policies, please contact us and Bauwow will respond to all enquiries within all directive timeframes. Please contact us at privacy@bauwowworld.com

What Security Is Provided On Bauwow Apps and Tools?
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet or via mobile device, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

What happens When Bauwow Changes Its Policies?
Bauwow may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. The most current version of the Privacy Policy will govern our use of information about you and will be located here. If we make material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you by email or by posting a notice on the Site prior to the effective date of the changes. By continuing to access or use the Site after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by our revised Privacy Policy.