There are many different ways you can use our services – to view, vote, search for and share information, to communicate with other people or to create new content. As you use our services, we want you to be clear how we’re using information and the ways in which you can protect your privacy.
Information we collect
We collect information in two ways:
We may collect device-specific information (such as your hardware model, operating system version, unique device identifiers, and mobile network).
When you use our services or view content provided by Animal TV LLC or any of our sites, including: catvideooftheweek.com, dogvideooftheweek.com, animalvideooftheweek.com, babyvideooftheweek.com, and peoplevideoofthewwek.com, we may automatically collect and store certain information in server logs. This may include:
We may collect and process information about your actual location, like domain origination. We may also use various technologies to determine location, such as sensor data from your device that may, for example, provide information on nearby Wi-Fi access points and cell towers.
We may collect and store information (including personal information) locally on your device using mechanisms such as browser web storage (including HTML 5) and application data caches.
How we use information we collect
We use the information we collect from all of our services to provide, maintain, protect and improve them, to develop new ones, and to protect Animal TV LLC and our users. We may also use this information to offer you tailored content – like giving you more relevant content on site or in newsletters or email you’ve subscribed to.
When you contact Animal TV LLC, we may keep a record of your communication to help solve any issues you might be facing. We may use your email address to inform you about our services, such as letting you know about upcoming changes or improvements.
We may use information collected from cookies and other technologies, like pixel tags, to improve your user experience and the overall quality of our services. When showing you tailored ads, we will not associate a cookie or anonymous identifier with sensitive categories, such as those based on race, religion, sexual orientation or health.
We may combine personal information from one service with information, including personal information, from other Animal TV LLC services – for example your registration at one of our sites, will allow you to login and upload across all our sites.
Animal TV LLC processes personal information on our servers in many countries around the world. We may process your personal information on a server located outside the country where you live.
Transparency and choice
People have different privacy concerns. Our goal is to be clear about what information we collect, so that you can make meaningful choices about how it is used.
You may set your browser to block all cookies, including cookies associated with our services, or to indicate when a cookie is being set by us. However, it’s important to remember that many of our services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled.
Information you share
Many of our services let you share information with others. Remember that when you share information publicly, it may be indexable by search engines, including Animal TV LLC. Our services provide you with different options on sharing and removing your content.
Accessing and updating your personal information
Whenever you use our services, we aim to provide you with access to your personal information. If that information is wrong, we strive to give you ways to update it quickly or to delete it – unless we have to keep that information for legitimate business or legal purposes. When updating your personal information, we may ask you to verify your identity before we can act on your request.
We may reject requests that are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort (for example, developing a new system or fundamentally changing an existing practice), risk the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup tapes).
Where we can provide information access and correction, we will do so for free, except where it would require a disproportionate effort. We aim to maintain our services in a manner that protects information from accidental or malicious destruction. Because of this, after you delete information from our services, we may not immediately delete residual copies from our active servers and may not remove information from our backup systems.
Information we share
We do not share personal information with companies, organizations and individuals outside of Animal TV LLC unless one of the following circumstances apply:
We will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of Animal TV LLC when we have your consent to do so. We require opt-in consent for the sharing of any personal information.
If your Animal TV LLC Account is managed for you by a domain administrator (for example, for Animal TV LLC Apps users) then your domain administrator and resellers who provide user support to your organization will have access to your Animal TV LLC Account information (including your email and other data). Your domain administrator may be able to:
We will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of Animal TV LLC if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:
meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request.
enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations.
detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues.
protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of Animal TV LLC, our users or the public as required or permitted by law.
We may share aggregated, non-personally identifiable information publicly and with our partners – like publishers, advertisers or connected sites. For example, we may share information publicly to show trends about the general use of our services.
We restrict access to personal information to Animal TV LLC employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to process it for us, and who are subject to strict contractual confidentiality obligations and may be disciplined or terminated if they fail to meet these obligations.