Privacy Policy & Disclosure

All Dogs Are Smart blog is my personal blog, and is written and edited by me, Anne Bachewich.

I respect your privacy and am committed to protecting it. This privacy policy is here to make sure you are aware of how your personally identifiable information is collected and used on this website/blog. This policy applies to this blog/website only.

Voluntarily Submitted Information 

If you use the sign up form to receive notifications of my blog posts by email you will be submitting your name and email. This applies whether or not you have a WordPress account. If you do not have a WordPress account I do not see nor do I have access to any of your information. If you have a WordPress account, I will be able to see your name/avatar and email address.

The only personal information I see is your name and email address that you enter if you post a comment.

If you are posting a comment on my blog you have likely made a WordPress account in order to comment. WordPress may do more with your submitted information so please read the WordPress (Automattic) privacy policy to learn how they may use your information.

Automatically Collected Information

WordPress automatically collects information when you visit this website. This may or may not include IP address, referring search engines, posts and pages viewed, and country. I am able to see through WordPress very basic statistics of what country readers are coming from which pages and posts are viewed and search words and search engines used but no specific info on any particular viewer. It also shows me what links have been clicked on but I do not see who does the clicking. These basic statistics are collected by WordPress and made available to those who have an account with them.  The purpose if this is to assist me in making better content that is more interesting to readers.

Product Purchase

I do have E-BOOKS that can be purchased through PayPal links on my website/blog. If you purchase an e-book, I will see your name, email, and location through PayPal, no matter if you have a PayPal account or not. This is part of purchasing products through PayPal. The seller receives information about the purchaser in a notification that a product was purchased. Please refer to the privacy policy of PayPal before you use the service to buy my e-books or before creating an account with them. Your information will not be used or shared when submitted.

Receiving your E-book: If you purchase my e-book, you will be sent an email by me containing the e-book. This is the only reason I will email you and will not share your email with anyone. I send out my e-books this way currently because of the low volume being sent. If you do not want me to know your email address, do not buy one of my e-books.

Cookies

Cookies are used on this site as stated in the banner below, and you can find out about the WordPress/Automatic/Jetpak cookie policy here or learn how to remove and block cookies here.

Newsletter

All Dogs Are Smart website/blog does not have a regularly sent our email newsletter, so no information is collected with regards to that. I also will not add your email to any email marketing lists as I do not have any. If you receive an email from me (through WordPress) you have signed up to follow my blog by email. You may unsubscribe from these emails at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” link within the email.

Disclosure

There are NO affiliate links on this website/blog and I do not receive compensation of any kind for reviewing products.  I also do not run ads on this website/blog for compensation. I currently pay for an ad-free website/blog for the enjoyment of those reading my blog.

I do have links on the bottom of some of my blog posts for KO-FI, which is a way to ask fans to donate the price of a coffee to support your work. Donations to this is completely voluntary and not expected. KO-FI uses PayPal to collect money for creators signed up with them. If you click on one of the KO-FI links on my posts and go to the KO-FI website, you will then be governed by KO-FI’s privacy policy  should then refer to their privacy policy to see what information is collected when you are on their site.

With regards to KO-FI, I do not see or retain any information of yours. I will get a notification from PayPal that you have sent me a payment which will include only your name and email and will not be used for any reason other than to notify me that payment was made.

This privacy statement may occasionally be updated.

Last Update: Dec 26, 2019