Interacting with this site will lead to some of your personal data being collected and stored.
Data collected may include
Name (full name or username)
Country location of users
Your IP address
User agent (operating system and web browser type & version)
A referring URL (how you came to find this website)
Posts and pages you visit
An exit URL (the website you leave this website on)
Search terms used to find the website or used on the website
Links clicked on this website
Your website URL
Your WordPress ID (should you interact on this website while logged into WordPress)
Your social media ID (should you interact on this website through Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
Ways your data is collected
Commenting on any post or page on this website (through your WordPress account or any social media account)
Akismet (an anti-spam program that is enabled to check for spam comments)
Signing up to follow the blog (this will store your WordPress ID and/or email address. You will receive automatic emails from WordPress whenever a new post is released on this website. You are free to cancel these emails as well as unfollow the blog at any time.)
Analytical information from WordPress.com’s general stats (country location of the user, search terms, posts/pages most viewed, etc.)
Cookies (more information on Cookies below)
How your data is used
We will use your data in a few ways
Responding to ways you’ve communicated with us (through comments on this website.)
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
What rights you have over your data
If you have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. You have the right to know what personal data is collected and are free to reach out for the following:
Access – You may reach out and request to know which personal data we have collected from you. Please note: we may need additional information from you should you request this. Your personal information collected from this website should be confidential between the owner of this site and yourself. We do not want to send this information to the wrong person.
Corrections – Please reach out if any of your information is incomplete or inaccurate so that we can correct it.
Protection of Minors – Parents and guardians are free to reach out if they feel their children under the age of 16 have had their personal data stored and do not want it to be. Please see below for more information.
Data protection of minors
This website is free to be viewed and is safe for all ages including minors (children under the age of 16). It is not our intent to collect personal data from minors. If personal data is collected from minors, there should be consent from a parent or guardian. Parents and guardians are free to contact us to request the removal of this personal data.
A data breach is an unauthorized access to confidential information or personal data. It compromises the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of that information. This means your personal data may be in jeopardy through the fault of internet glitches, hacking, viruses, etc. Should this incident ever occur, we will reach out to you via email within 48 hours of discovering the issue with details on what you should do to protect your information and we’ll work together to ensure it does not happen again.
This website includes links to third-party websites. By clicking on these links you may be allowing third-party websites to collect data about you. We are not responsible for any third-party websites or information they collect from you. You are responsible for reading their privacy policies once you leave this website. We only link to third-party websites that we have personally used, found helpful, and deemed safe to share. Click on these links at your own risk.
Embedded content from other websites
Payment is collected through this website. Any payment collected is used to go back to the team who runs Pet Simplified. It’s what helps support the website to make it better and provide more content. Money is collected in a few different ways.
Affiliate Links (see below for more information)
Affiliate links and usage
This website contains affiliate links. This means should you buy something through these links we will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Any posts that contain affiliate links will be stated at the beginning of the post. We do not link to anything we have not personally used or liked.
Affiliates of this website
Please note: We are not responsible for any data collected through these affiliate links once you leave this website.