AFV respects each individual’s right to personal privacy. We will collect and use information through our website only in the ways disclosed in this statement. AFV has no responsibility for content on other web sites that you may come across while navigating the website. This statement applies solely to information collected at the http://www.AFV.com website. This policy is effective as of 05.31.2012.
You should be aware that by creating a profile on AFV you are interacting with a social networking site where your uploaded personal photos, video and content will be shared with the public.
Information Collection and Information Usage
AFV collects information through our website at several points. Currently, all photos, videos and pet content are open to the public.
The AFV website is best experienced as a registered member which provides profile personalization with access to pet profiles, a friends feature, video and photo sharing, product recommendations, and rating and posting comments on other members pets. Any user can choose not to register and can still view members pets, photos, and content. As an unregistered user you will not be able to access those areas of the site that require authentication with a login and password.
Registered members have access to profile personalization that includes pet profiles, a friends feature, video and photo sharing, product recommendations, and rating and posting comments on other members pets, as well as other features commonly found on social networking websites. You may have a unique login and password which should be kept private. You may log into your account at anytime to change your email and/or password. When you create a AFV login and profile, you may be accessing a secure server with secure server software (SSL) that encrypts all information you input before it is sent.
When you register, we require your first name, last name, email address, sex, and date of birth. We use this information to create your profile on the AFV website and to give you secure access to members-only areas of the website.
You should be aware that by using the AFV website as a registered member your profile (with photos and content) is publicly viewable. You will control which content to upload so you should only upload content you are comfortable with sharing. Although your email address will not be shared or visible to other members, you may receive/send friend requests and comments using the AFV website. You can specify your comments preferences under My Account.
Technical Information We May Collect
We may collect the following technical information about you when you visit our website: browser type, operating system, modem speed, clickstream data, time spent browsing the site, visits, views, and other traffic-related data, keyword searches, IP address (to troubleshoot potential server issues), referring URL, etc. We may collect this information through registration forms, clickstream tracking, and automatic logging files and we use this data to improve the site experience.
We may share aggregate traffic data and demographic data with the following third parties: advertisers, sponsors, and investment firms. However, we will not provide those third parties with private information like email addresses.
AFV does not sell or share your personal information. If you create a profile, we may provide you with news, updates, and special offers. At any time, you can unsubscribe from our communications or email unsubscribe@AFV.com. You can also delete your account at any time.
Newsletters, Email Communications, and Partner Offers
When you sign up for our newsletter, we require your first name, last name, email address, sex, and date of birth. Opted in users will receive announcements from us about our company and services and newsletters. Out of respect for the privacy of our users we present the option to not receive these types of communications through clear unsubscribe links in all communications. At any time, you can unsubscribe from our communications or email unsubscribe@AFV.com.
Occasionally, we may send you special offers or opportunities from our partners. You will only receive these communications if you are opted in to receive them and you can unsubscribe at any time.
Certain account-related announcements and administrative messages are necessary as a AFV member and you will not be able to opt out of these required messages.
We may use information you provide, text, photos, videos, keywords, and metadata to make our site advertising more contextually relevant. Advertising dollars help AFV make money and if the ads are more contextually relevant, they will be more interesting to our members. However, once you leave the AFV website and are interacting with an advertiser, we are not responsible for your dealings with them. Use discretion.
Editing Your Profile
You can choose to edit or delete your profile at any time under My Account. If you choose to delete your account, any content you have added will be deleted so please be sure you truly want to remove yourself from the AFV community before taking this step. Some of your traffic data may remain in our historical records but we will not be able to retrieve photos, comments, and other content that you added to the site prior to deleting your account.
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Updating Your Information
To update your personal information, log in to your AFV account and navigate to My Account.
AFV does not actively market to children, and we never knowingly ask a child under 13 to divulge personal information. You must be at least 13 years of age to create a AFV account and at least 18 years of age to participate in any contests on the site where prizes are awarded. Users of the AFV website should be aware that the site is a self-policing community and some users may find some content objectionable. Inappropriate content should be immediately reported to help@AFV.com
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