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Happy Hounds Privacy Policy

COMMITMENT TO YOUR PRIVACY This site is owned and operated by Happy Hounds . Your privacy on the
Internet is of the utmost importance to us. At Happy Hounds, we want to make your experience online
satisfying and safe. Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should
fully understand our policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that
information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.

INFORMATION HAPPY HOUNDS GATHERS AND TRACKS Happy Hounds gathers two types of information
about users:

• Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary
submissions to receive our electronic newsletters, to participate in our message boards or forums, to
email a friend, to purchase product(s), and to participation in polls and surveys:

• Information Happy Hounds gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying
page views throughout our sites. This information allows us to better tailor our content to readers'
needs and to help our advertisers and sponsors better understand the demographics of our audience.
Happy Hounds does not divulge any information about an individual user to a third party, except to
comply with the law.

Happy Hounds Gathers User Information In The Following Processes: Optional Voluntary Information We
offer the following free services, which require some type of voluntary submission of personal
information by users:

1. Electronic newsletters policy (Dispatches) We will offer a free electronic newsletter to users. Happy
Hounds gathers the email addresses of users who voluntarily subscribe. Users may remove themselves
from this mailing list by following the link provided in every newsletter that points users to the
subscription management page. Users can also subscribe to the newsletters at the time of registration.

2. Surveys Happy Hounds may occasionally conduct user surveys to better target our content to our
audience. We sometimes share the aggregated demographic information in these surveys with our
sponsors, advertisers and partners. We never share any of this information about specific individuals
with any third party.

3. "E-mail this to a friend" policy Our site users can choose to electronically forward a link, page, or
documents to someone else by clicking "e-mail this to a friend". The user must provide their email
address, as well as that of the recipient. This information is used only in the case of transmission errors
and, of course, to let the recipient know who sent the email. The information is not used for any other

4. Polling and Ratings We may offer interactive polls to users so they can easily share their opinions with
other users and see what our audience thinks about important issues. Opinions or other responses to
polls are aggregated and are not identifiable to any particular user. Happy Hounds may use a system to
"tag" users after they have voted, so they can vote only once on a particular question. This tag is not
correlated with information about individual users.

5. E-Commerce This website offers e-commerce functionality to best serve your business needs. In
order to process transactions and ship you your product, Happy Hounds must collect information such as
your billing and shipping addresses and credit card information.

USAGE TRACKING Happy Hounds tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites. Happy Hounds
does break down overall usage statistics according to a user's domain name, browser type, and MIME
type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user's browser).

Happy Hounds sometimes tracks and catalogs the search terms that users enter in our Search function,
but this tracking is never associated with individual users. We use tracking information to determine
which areas of our sites users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. This helps us continue
to build a better service for you.

COOKIES We may place a text file called a "cookie" in the browser files of your computer. The cookie
itself does not contain Personal Information although it will enable us to relate your use of this site to
information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. But the only personal information a
cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can't read data off your hard disk or read
cookie files created by other sites. Happy Hounds uses cookies to track user traffic patterns (as
described above).

You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you've set your browser to warn you
before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You do not need to
have cookies turned on to use this site. However, you do need cookies to participate actively in e-
commerce, polling and surveys.

CHILDREN Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will
never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without
requesting parental consent.

USE OF INFORMATION Happy Hounds uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their
experience in our network of sites, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the
sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users.

As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide in order to send out electronic
newsletters and to enable users to purchase products or participate in polls, surveys, message boards,
and forums. We send out newsletters to subscribers on a regular schedule (depending on the
newsletter), and occasionally send out special editions when we think subscribers might be particularly
interested in something we are doing.

Happy Hounds never shares information lists with any third parties, including advertisers, sponsors or
partners. When we use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don't
like based on traffic to those areas. This helps us continue to build a better service for you. We track
search terms entered in Search function as one of many measures of what interests our users.

Happy Hounds creates aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns. We will not disclose
any information about any individual user except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or
to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

SHARING OF THE INFORMATION Happy Hounds uses the above-described information to tailor our
content to suit your needs and help our advertisers better understand our audience's demographics. We
will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable
law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

OPT-OUT POLICY We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include: • Opting
not to register to receive our electronic newsletters. • Opting not to participate in certain interactive
areas, which completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable information from our

YOUR CONSENT By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by Happy
Hounds. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you
are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we
disclose it.