PRIVACY POLICY

 

Talking Dog Studios Inc. (“Talking Dog,” “we” or “us”) is committed to protecting your privacy and maintaining your confidence and trust.  This Privacy Policy describes how we collect information from you through the Website, why we collect this information, how we will use or disclose this information and how you may update or delete identifiable information about you from our records.
By using the Website, you acknowledge that you have read, understand and agree to comply with and be bound by this Privacy Policy.  If you do not agree to these terms, please do not use the Website.

We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or delete portions of this Privacy Policy at any time without notice.  Your continued use of the Website after any such changes constitutes your acceptance of the new Privacy Policy.  It is your responsibility to regularly check the Website to determine if the Privacy Policy has changed, as indicated by the “Date Last Revised” line at the bottom of this page.
This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of companies, organizations or websites that we do not own or control, or to individuals that we do not employ or manage.  This Privacy Policy is subject to the Talking Dog Terms of Use listed at the end of this document. All capitalized terms in this Privacy Policy have the meanings given to them in the Terms of Use, unless otherwise defined herein.


INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Personal Information You Provide to Us:
“Personal Information” is information that may be used to personally identify an individual, such as your name, a physical address, an email address or other contact information, or a personal photo. We do not collect any Personal Information that is made available via a third-party sign-on service (e.g. Facebook Connect), unless you choose to provide such information to us.  Your full name, to the extent collected, will not be directly revealed to other users.  While we welcome any photos end users would like to send to us (just email them to ar@talkingdogstudios.com) , we are not directly viewing, recording, or storing any images or video generated while you are using our augmented reality web pages.  Your decision to share your photo or any other communications regarding the use of our augmented reality websites is strictly voluntary, and submission of your photos to Talking Dog Studios expressly implies that you agree to us using your photo in future promotion for our augmented reality websites and services. If you submit to or otherwise make available any Personal Information to Talking Dog Studios, we will not use or share it with any other person except as provided in this Privacy Policy.  If you send email or other communications to us, we may retain and store those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve the Website or our services.

Personal Information Collected Automatically:

We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with the Website.  Generally, our service automatically collects information on our server logs from your web browser regarding your usage of the Website.  Examples of information we may collect automatically from all users include the Internet Protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; computer and connection information such as browser type and version, operating system, and platform; and full Uniform Resource Locator (URL) click stream data, including date and time, and content you viewed on the Website.  We only use this data in aggregate, anonymous form (that is, as a statistical measure), and not in a manner that would identify you personally.  This type of aggregate, anonymous data enables us to figure out how often users use parts of the Website so that we can make the Website appealing to as many users as possible.  

Use of Cookies:

Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser, store user preferences, record session information and tell us how and when pages in the Website are visited and by how many people.  Talking Dog cookies do not collect Personal Information, and we do not combine the general information collected through cookies with other Personal Information to tell us who you are or what your name or email address is.

Most browsers have an option for turning off the cookie feature, which will prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, as well as (depending on the sophistication of your browser software) allowing you to decide on acceptance of each new cookie in a variety of ways.  We strongly recommend that you leave the cookies activated, however, because cookies enable you to log in via third-party sign-on services (e.g., Facebook Connect), make use of the advanced personalization features of the Website (although the basic features and functionality offered to unregistered users of the Website will be possible to use), and take advantage of other attractive features of the Website.

USE AND DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION

We will not use or transfer Personal Information provided to us in ways unrelated to the ones described in this Privacy Policy without also providing you with an opportunity to opt out of these unrelated uses.  We neither rent, sell, nor otherwise provide your Personal Information to anyone, except as described below:

Protection of Talking Dog and Others:  We may release Personal Information when we believe in good faith that release is necessary to comply with law or court order; enforce or apply our conditions of use and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of Talking Dog, our employees, our users or others.  This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.  Our disclosures may occur under circumstances where we may not be authorized to advise you of such action.

Business Transfers:  If Talking Dog or its assets are acquired by a third party, or in the unlikely event that Talking Dog goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred to a third party.  By accessing the Website or downloading or using any content we offer on the Website, you acknowledge that these transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Talking Dog may continue to use your Personal Information as set forth in this Privacy Policy.

Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of Personal Information, we cannot guarantee you that the information we collect will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Policy.

CHOICES FOR PERSONAL INFORMATION

You can always opt not to disclose information to us, even though it may be needed to take advantage of certain features of the Website or to otherwise use the Website.  You may also request deletion of your Personal Information by contacting us by email, phone or fax as set forth below. 

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

Children under 13 may not submit any Personal Information to us, and if we discover that we have inadvertently gathered any such information from a child under 13, we will take appropriate steps to delete it.  We comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (which is available at http://www.ftc.gov/ogc/coppa1.htm) and do not permit registration by, and will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from, anyone under 13.  If you are under 18, you should use the Website, products, programs or services only with involvement of a parent or guardian. 

LINKS

The Website may contain links to other websites.  Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are moving to another website.  We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked sites as their privacy policies may differ from ours. 

The links from the Website that go to other websites are for convenience only, and do not imply that we endorse or approve of those websites.  We have no control over the content found on other websites and make no warranties or representations as to the accuracy or adequacy of any information found at such websites.  We are not responsible for any loss, injury, claim, liability, or damage related to your use of the Website, whether from errors or omissions in the content of the Website or any other linked sites, from the Website being down or from any other use of the Website.  Your use of the Website and others’ websites is at your own risk.  We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites that are linked to us.

INFORMATION SECURITY

We make every effort to safeguard your Personal Information.  We commit to use security procedures to protect Personal Information you submit to us from misuse or unauthorized disclosure.  However, like other websites, we cannot guarantee that it is completely secure from people who might attempt to evade security measures or intercept transmissions over the Internet.

CONTACTING US

If you have any questions or concerns regarding privacy at the Website, please send a detailed message to ar@talkingdogstudios.com,  call us at 306-790-4008, or send a fax to us at 306-565-2933.  If at any time you believe that we have not adhered to this Privacy Policy or you have a complaint regarding the way your Personal Information is being handled, please contact us by email, phone or fax (as indicated above).  We will resolve disputes under this Privacy Policy and, if necessary, correct any problem.


TERMS OF USE

Welcome to this Talking Dog Augmented Reality website. By using the Website, you acknowledge that you have read, understand and agree to comply with and be bound by the following Terms of Use. Please review the following terms carefully. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not use the Website.

We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or delete portions of these Terms of Use at any time without notice. Your continued use of the Website after any such changes constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms of Use. It is your responsibility to regularly check the Website to determine if the Terms of Use have changed, as indicated by the "Date Last Revised" line at the bottom of this page.

1. Privacy Policy. Our Privacy Policy, as effective from time to time, is a part of these Terms of Use, and is listed at the beginning of this document.

2. The Website’s Content. The contents of the Website, including, without limitation, all text, graphics, images, logos, icons, interfaces, source codes and software (collectively, the "Content") are proprietary materials owned by Talking Dog or third party content providers. The exclusive ownership and rights of Talking Dog and any such third party content providers in and to the Content are protected by copyright, trademark, and other law. The compilation (meaning the collection, arrangement and assembly) of the Content on the Website is the exclusive property of Talking Dog as protected by copyright law. The reproduction, distribution, use or publication by you of any of the Content is strictly prohibited, except as specifically provided herein. Unauthorized use of the Content, in whole or in part, may violate copyright, trademark, or other laws. By using the Website, you agree not to decompile, disassemble or otherwise reverse engineer the Website or any Content contained therein. You do not acquire ownership rights to any of the Content. The posting by Talking Dog of Content on the Website does not constitute a waiver of any right in such Content.

3. Limited Right to Use. The viewing, printing or downloading of any of the Content grants you only a limited, nonexclusive license solely for your own personal, non-commercial use and not for republication, distribution, assignment, sublicense, sale, preparation of derivative works, or any other use. No part of any of the Content may be reproduced in any form or incorporated into any information retrieval system, electronic or mechanical, other than for your personal, non-commercial use.

4. Intellectual Property. We respect the intellectual property rights of others and ask that you do the same. We prohibit users from uploading or otherwise transmitting on the Website any materials that violate another party’s intellectual property rights. When we receive notice of an alleged copyright infringement, we promptly remove or disable access to the allegedly infringing material and terminate the accounts of repeat infringers in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

5. Editing, Deleting and Modification. We reserve the right in our sole discretion to edit, delete or modify any of the Content without prior notice.

6. Use of Information. We reserve the right, and you hereby authorize us, to use and assign all information regarding your use of the Website and all information provided by you in any manner consistent with our Privacy Policy.

7. No Endorsement. Reference to any products, services, processes or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof, or any affiliation therewith, by Talking Dog.

8. Disclaimers. Talking Dog DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR USEFULNESS OF ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE. THE WEBSITE AND THE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED "AS-IS" AND Talking Dog DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. Talking Dog DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT ANY CONTENT OR OTHER MATERIALS ON THE WEBSITE ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, CURRENT OR ERROR-FREE, THAT YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, OR THAT THE WEBSITE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ANY CONTENT OR OTHER MATERIALS DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE WEBSITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR USE THEREOF AND ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR OTHER DEVICE, LOSS OF DATA OR OTHER HARM OF ANY KIND THAT MAY RESULT. YOU FURTHER AGREE THAT YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY BREACH OF YOUR OBLIGATIONS UNDER THESE TERMS OF USE AND FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE (INCLUDING ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE WHICH Talking Dog MAY SUFFER) THAT MAY RESULT FROM ANY SUCH BREACH.

9. Limitation on Liability. IN NO EVENT WILL Talking Dog OR ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR REPRESENTATIVES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PERSON FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES WHICH MAY BE INCURRED BY YOU, HOWEVER CAUSED AND UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY. THIS SHALL INCLUDE, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, ANY LOSS OF PROFIT (WHETHER INCURRED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY), ANY LOSS OF GOODWILL OR BUSINESS REPUTATION, ANY LOSS OF DATA SUFFERED, COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSS, EVEN IF Talking Dog IS AWARE OR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

10. Miscellaneous. By using the Website, you agree that the laws of the country of Canada, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Terms of Use and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and Talking Dog. If any provision of these Terms of Use is held invalid, unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, the remainder of these Terms of Use shall continue in full force and effect. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision in that or any other instance. To the extent that anything in or associated with the Website is in conflict or inconsistent with these Terms of Use, these Terms of Use shall take precedence.


 

Date Last Revised:  September 25th, 2009