Bully Finderz (hereinafter also referred to as “Company”, “we”, “our” or “us”) operates www.bullyfinderz.com ("Website") and provide a safe, secure and user-friendly online platform for customers and vendors to sell, purchase or adopt dogs. We aim to offer a hassle-free experience to our users while ensuring that all transactions on the Website comply with all applicable laws and regulations ("Services").
We take your privacy very seriously. In this Policy, we seek to explain to you in the clearest way possible what information we collect, how we use it and what rights you have in relation to it. We hope you take some time to read through it carefully, as it is important. If there are any terms in this Policy that you do not agree with, please discontinue the use of our Services immediately. We use your data to provide and improve Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Policy, the terms used in this Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions. Our Terms and Conditions govern all use of our Service and together with the Policy constitute your agreement with us. If this Policy is modified in any way, it will be updated here. Regularly checking and reviewing this page ensures that you are updated on the information which may be collected, used (and under what circumstances), and if it may be shared with other parties (if at all). If we believe that the modifications are material, we will notify you of the changes by posting a notice on the Website, or emailing you at the email address provided to us by you, and as we may deem appropriate. What constitutes a material change will be determined by us, at our sole and BULLY FINDERZ absolute discretion. In this Policy "you", "your" or "Users" refers to a visitor or to a registered user of the Website of the Website.
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
The personal information you disclose to us
In Short: We collect information that you provide to us. We may collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us, express an interest in obtaining information about us or our Services or otherwise when you contact us. The personal information that we may collect depends on the context of your interactions with us and the Website, the choices you make and the services and features you use. The personal information we collect may include the following:
Personal Information Provided by You. When you register for our Services, we will collect certain basic information such as your name, address, email address and phone number. We collect your login credentials for the purpose of administering the account. We may also collect personal information when you contact us directly or through the Website.
Information collected from breeders. Users signing up as breeders on our Website will provide additional information about their breeder status, including breeder's history, certifications, registrations, puppy and breeding parent profiles, vaccination records and health certificates. While using the Services, you may create or share content, photos, communications and other information which contain personal information. This information may be (i) used and stored by us for the purpose of providing the Services; and (ii) made available to other Website users, if you choose so, to facilitate dog purchase orders. Since our Website also enables you to directly contact another Website user, we advise that you consider how you share your personal information with others.
INFORMATION AUTOMATICALLY COLLECTED
In Short: Some information
device characteristics - is collected automatically when you visit our Website. such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address and/or browser and When you access our websites, we, our service providers and our partners may automatically
collect information about you, your computer or mobile device, and your activity on our websites. Typically, this information includes your computer or mobile device operating system type and version number, manufacturer and model, device identifier (such as the Google Advertising ID or Apple ID for Advertising), browser type, screen resolution, IP address, the website you visited before browsing to our website, general location information such as city, state or geographic area; and information about your use of and actions on or in our websites, such as pages or screens you accessed, how long you spent on a page or screen, navigation paths between pages or screens, information about your activity on a page or screen, access times, and length of access. Our service providers and business partners may collect this type of information over time and across third-party websites. This information is collected via various mechanisms, such as via web beacons, embedded scripts, and similar technologies. This type of information may also be collected when you read our HTML-enabled emails.
The information we collect includes:
- Log and Usage Data. Log and usage data is service-related, diagnostic usage and performance information our servers automatically collect when you access or use our Website and which we record in log files. Depending on how you interact with us, this log data may include your IP address, device information, browser type and settings and information about your activity on the Website (such as the date/time stamps associated with your usage, pages and files viewed, searches and other actions you take such as which features you use), device event information (such as system activity, error reports (sometimes called 'crash dumps') and hardware settings).
- Device Data. We collect device data such as information about your computer, phone, tablet or other devices you use to access the Website. Depending on the device used, this device data may include information such as your IP address (or proxy server), device application identification numbers, location, browser type, hardware model Internet service provider and/or mobile carrier, and operating system configuration information.
What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files sent by a web server to your browser when you access the Website. Cookies are classified into two major categories: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are temporarily stored on your device while you are visiting a given Website. They are deleted once you leave the Website. Persistent cookies, on the other hand, remain on your device for a more extended period of time specified in the cookie file, after you leave the Website. This type of cookie remains available for retrieval by the web server when you return to visit the website. Cookies are further classified into "first party cookies" and "third party cookies". First party cookies are those sent to your browser by the server of the Website you are visiting. Third party cookies are those sent to your browser by servers other than the Website you are visiting (e.g., the server of an advertising network to which the Website you are visiting is subscribed).
Types of Cookies We are Using
When Users visit our platform to use our services, we place the following cookies for them.
JetPack plugin sets this referral cookie on sites using WooCommerce, which analyzes referrer behaviour for Jetpack.
1 year 1 month 4 days Analytics JetPack installs this cookie to collect internal metrics for user 3 days Analytics activity and improve user experience.
JetPack plugin sets this referral
1 yearmAnalytics cookie on sites using WooCommerce, which analyzes referrer behaviour for Jetpack.
GRECAPTCH | Google Recaptcha service sets this 5 months 27 days
Necessary A cookie to identify bots to protect the website against malicious spam attacks.
How do we use the Cookies?
- Improving the quality of our service, better understanding of how people interact with us, and for survey control and fraud prevention purposes;
- Giving you a browsing experience that is unique to you and serving you content which we believe improves your experience on our Website;
- Remember your actions and preferences on the Website over a period of time, so you don't have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the Website;
- Analyzing how you use our Website helps us to troubleshoot any problems and to monitor our own performance.
How Can I Control Or Delete Cookies?
There are many ways to manage your cookies:
- You can refuse your consent (Opt-Out);
- You can disable third-party cookies by use of your browser settings; or
- You can use our cookie management tool to disable third-party cookies.
You can opt out of targeted advertising by facebook and google. Additionally, you can opt out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance's opt-out portal.
Control via your browser settings
Most internet browsers are initially set up to automatically accept cookies. If you do not want our Website to store cookies on your device, you can change your browser settings so that you receive a warning before certain cookies are stored. You can also adjust your settings so that your browser refuses most of our cookies or only certain cookies from third parties. You can also withdraw your consent to cookies by deleting the cookies that have already been stored. If you disable the cookies that we use, this may impact your experience on the Website, for example, you may not be able to visit certain areas of a Website or you may not receive personalized information when you visit a Website. If you use different devices to view and access the Website (e.g., your computer, smartphone, or tablet) you will need to ensure that each browser on each device is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences.
The procedures for changing your settings and cookies differ from browser to browser. If necessary, use the help function on your browser or click on one of the links below to go directly to the user manual for your browser.
- INTERNET EXPLORER
- MOZILLA FIREFOX
- GOOGLE CHROME
In addition, most browsers offer a so-called "Do-not-track function", with which you can state that you do not wish to be “tracked” by the Website. If this function is activated, the respective browser informs advertising networks, websites and applications that you do not want to be tracked for behavioural advertising or similar. To enable the “do not track” option in your browser follow the respective link below:
- INTERNET EXPLORER
- MICROSOFT EDGE
- MOZILLA FIREFOX
- GOOGLE CHROME
Other cookie management tools
In addition, you may opt out of some third-party cookies through the Network Advertising Initiative's Opt-Out Tool. For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative's ("NAI") educational page.
Other Tracking Technologies
In addition to cookies, we may use pixel tags, and other tracking technologies on the Site to help customize the Site and improve your experience. A "pixel tag" is a tiny object or image embedded in a web page or email. They are used to track the number of users who have visited particular pages and viewed emails, and acquire other statistical data. They collect only a limited set of data, such as a cookie number, time and date of page or email view, and a description of the page or email on which they reside. Pixel tags cannot be declined. However, you can limit their use by controlling the cookies that interact with them.
HOW DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION?
In Short: We process your information for purposes based on legitimate business interests, the fulfilment of our contract with you, compliance with our legal obligations, and/or your consent. We use personal information collected via our Website for a variety of business purposes described below. We process your personal information for these purposes in reliance on our legitimate business interests, in order to enter into or perform a contract with you, with your consent, and/or for compliance with our legal obligations. We indicate the specific processing grounds we rely on next to each purpose listed below.
We use the information to create account. We use this information to register your account and set up your profile on our Website or to contact you in connection with your account, dog purchase orders and to respond to your inquiries;
To process and fulfill your order: We use the information you provide to process and fulfill your order for a dog. This includes verifying your identity, processing payment, and arranging for shipping or delivery.
To send administrative information to you. We may use your personal information to send you Services and new feature information and/or information about changes to our terms, conditions, and policies.
- To comply with legal obligations: We may use your information to comply with legal obligations, such as responding to subpoenas or other legal requests.
To prevent fraud and unauthorized transactions: We may use information to prevent fraud and unauthorized transactions, such as by verifying your identity or detecting
suspicious activity on our website.
To personalize your experience: We may use information about your preferences and interests to personalize your experience on our website. For example, we may recommend certain dog breeds based on your previous searches or purchase history.
To send you marketing and promotional communications. We and/or our third-party marketing partners may use the personal information you send to us for our marketing purposes if this is in accordance with your marketing preferences.
WILL YOUR INFORMATION BE SHARED WITH ANYONE?
In Short: We only share information with your consent, to comply with laws, to provide you with services, to protect your rights, or to fulfill business obligations.
We may process or share the data that we hold based on the following legal basis:
- Consent: We may process your data if you have given us specific consent to use your personal information for a specific purpose.
- Legitimate Interests: We may process your data when it is reasonably necessary to achieve our legitimate business interests.
Performance of a Contract: Where we have entered into a contract with you, we may
process your personal information to fulfil the terms of our contract.
- Legal Obligations: We may disclose your information where we are legally required to do so in order to comply with applicable law, governmental requests, a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal processes, such as in response to a court order or a subpoena (including in response to public authorities to meet national security or law enforcement requirements).
- Vital Interests: We may disclose your information where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding potential violations of our policies, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person and illegal activities, or as evidence in litigation in which we are involved. More specifically, we may need to process your data or share your personal information in the following situations:
Business Transfers. We may share or transfer your information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company.
- Third-Party Advertisers: We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit or use the Website. These companies may use information about your visits to our Website(s) and other websites that are contained in web cookies and other tracking technologies in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
- Affiliates: We may share your information with our affiliates, in which case we willmrequire those affiliates to honour this Policy. Affiliates include our parent company andmany subsidiaries, joint venture partners or other companies that we control or that are under common control with us.
WHAT IS OUR STANCE ON THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES?
HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION?
In Short: We keep your information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this privacy notice unless otherwise required by law. We will only keep your personal information for as long as it is necessary for the purposes set out in this Policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law (such as tax, accounting or other legal requirements). No purpose in this Policy will require us keeping your personal information for longer than the period of time in which users have an account with us. When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize such information, or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.
HOW DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION SAFE?
In Short: We aim to protect your personal information through a system of organizational and technical security measures. We have implemented appropriate technical and organizational security measures designed to protect the security of any personal information we process. However, despite our safeguards and efforts to secure your information, no electronic transmission over the Internet or information storage technology can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, so we cannot promise or guarantee that hackers, cybercriminals, or other unauthorized third parties will not be able to defeat our security, and improperly collect, access, steal, or modify your information. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, the transmission of personal information to and from our Website is at your own risk. You should only access the Website within a secure environment.
YOUR DATA PROTECTION RIGHTS UNDER
CONSUMER PRIVACY ACT (CCPA)/CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
"Shine the Light" and "Eraser" Laws: Residents of the State of California may request a list of all third parties to which we have disclosed certain information during the preceding year for those third parties' direct marketing purposes.
California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)/California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA): The CCPA, as amended by the CPRA, provides California residents and/or their authorized agents with specific rights regarding the collection and storage of their personal information.
Your Right to Know: California residents have the right to request that we disclose the following information to you about our collection and use of your personal information over the past twelve (12) months. We may ask you to provide certain information to identify yourself so that we may compare it with our records in order to verify your request. Upon verification, we will disclose to you:
- The categories of personal information we have collected about you.
- The categories of sources for the personal information we have collected about you.
- The specific pieces of personal information we have collected about you.
- Our business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling your personal information.
- The categories of third parties to whom we have sold or shared your personal information
- if any, and the categories of personal information that we have shared with each third-party recipient.
Your Right to Opt-Out of Sale or Sharing of Personal Information: California residents have the right to opt-out of the sale of their personal information by submitting a request as directed on the homepage of our website or by contacting us using the information in the "Contact Us" section below. Please note that we do not knowingly sell the personal information of any individuals under the age of 18. Where we are sharing your personal information with third parties for the purposes of cross-context behavioural advertising or profiling, you may opt-out of such sharing at any time by submitting a request as directed on the homepage of our website or by contacting us using the information in the "Contact Us" section below.
Your Right to Limit Use of Sensitive Personal Information: California residents have the right to request that we limit our use of any sensitive personal information to those uses which are necessary to perform the Services or for other specifically-enumerated business purposes under the CCPA, as amended by the CPRA.
Your Right to Delete: California residents have the right to request that we delete any of the personal information collected from you and retained by us, subject to certain exceptions. We may ask you to provide certain information to identify yourself so that we may compare it with our records in order to verify your request. Once your request is verified and we have determined that we are required to delete the requested personal information in accordance with the CCPA, we will delete, and direct our third-party service providers to delete, your personal information from their records. Your request to delete personal information that we have collected may be denied if we conclude it is necessary for us to retain such personal information under one or more of the exceptions listed in the CCPA.
Your Right to Correct: Under the CCPA, as amended by the CPRA, California residents have the right to request that we correct any inaccurate personal information we maintain about you, taking into account the nature of the personal information and the purposes for which we are processing such personal information. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to correct such inaccurate personal information about you.
Non-Discrimination: You will not receive any discriminatory treatment by us for the exercise of your privacy rights conferred by the CCPA.
Verifying Your Request: Only you, or a person that you authorize to act on your behalf, may make a request related to your personal information. In the case of access and deletion, your request must be verifiable before we can fulfil such a request. Verifying your request will require you to provide sufficient information for us to reasonably verify that you are the person about whom we collected personal information or a person authorized to act on your behalf. We will only use the personal information that you have provided in a verifiable request in order to verify your request. We cannot respond to your request or provide you with personal information if we cannot verify your identity or authority. Please note that we may charge a reasonable fee ornrefuse to act on a request if such request is excessive, repetitive or manifestly unfounded. To exercise these rights, please contact us at the contact information mentioned in the "Contact Us" clause.
CONTROLS FOR DO-NOT-TRACK FEATURES
Most web browsers and some mobile operating systems and mobile applications include a Do-Not-Track ("DNT") feature or setting you can activate to signal your privacy preference and not to have data about your online browsing activities monitored and collected. At this stage, no uniform technology standard for recognizing and implementing DNT signals has been finalized. As such, we do not currently respond to DNT browser signals or any other mechanism that automatically communicates your choice not to be tracked online. If a standard for online tracking is adopted that we must follow in the future, we will inform you about that practice in a revised version of this privacy notice.
We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyse the use of our Service.
Our Services are not for the use of children below the age of 18 ("Child" or "Children"). We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 18 without the consent of the legal guardian. If you become aware that a Child has provided us with Personal Data without the parent's consent, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from Children, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.
If you have a complaint about our handling of your personal data, you may contact our data protection officer using the contact information below. We request that a complaint be made in writing. Please provide details about your concern or complaint so that our data protection officer can investigate it. We will take appropriate action in response to your complaint, which may include conducting internal discussions with relevant business representatives. We may contact you for additional details or clarification about your concern or complaint. We will contact you to inform you of our response to your complaint. You also may have a right to file a complaint with a state and federal regulatory agency.
DO WE MAKE UPDATES TO THIS NOTICE?
In Short: Yes, we will update this notice as necessary to stay compliant with relevant laws. We may update this privacy notice from time to time. The updated version will be indicated by an updated "Last updated" date and the updated version will be effective as soon as it is accessible. If we make material changes to this privacy notice, we may notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes or by directly sending you a notification. We encourage you to review this privacy notice frequently to be informed of how we are protecting your information.
Last Updated: April 25, 2023.