To keep things easier to read and to understand, we will be referring to the CatPerson.org team as “we”, “our website”, or “this website”.
Below, you can read a complete review of how CatPerson.org gathers its user data and then provides protection for it. The review includes both personal and non-personal data, as well as the techniques we use to improve our website and our users’ browsing experience.
What Information Do We Collect?
CatPerson.org gathers different personal and non-personal data from its users and visitors. Non-personal data includes regular internet information of the cookie type. When it comes to personal data, we are unable to collect and use it if we do not receive the explicit consent of the user. Whenever they access our website and they are asked to introduce personal information, they receive a notification informing them that we want to gather it. Before we can proceed, they need to specifically agree to it.
The non-personal information we collect includes regular information related to internet and the browsing behavior of users. Since it’s strictly non-personal, this data cannot lead to the identification or tracking down of the users.
Non-personal information we gather:
- The IP address and other information related to the Internet Service Provider (ISP);
- The websites and pages that users usually access before or after they enter our webpage;
- Browsing patterns on our website and other logs on the users’ internet history;
- Other information specifically related to the browser.
We cannot collect any kind of personal information without first receiving the explicit consent of the users. Whenever they access a page that requires their private data, users receive a notification informing them of our intention to collect this information. Then, they are specifically asked for permission to perform the operation, and we can go on with data collection only after they give their explicit consent for it.
We rarely collect sensitive information or data that might be used for the purpose of identifying the users. Here are some examples of personal data that we collect: first and last name, address, email, social media handles, phone number. In some cases, we might also ask for your gender and location information.
The main purpose of this data collection is strictly for statistics or for contact. We want to shape our content according to the users’ interests and desires.
CatPerson.org officially declares that it will never use the personal information it collects to gain financial advantages and it will never distribute it to third parties for such purposes.
How We Use Personal Information
As mentioned before, we gather this type of information strictly for statistical purposes. In the end, we seek to understand what interests the users and then shape our content after it. This way, we can offer a better navigation experience for our visitors.
Some third parties might receive access to this type of information. However, under no circumstances will this happen for monetary purposes. These companies are our partners and provide us with different services, such as SEO, web hosting, or marketing. They might allow offer some access to the data to a small number of their employee. However, they are prohibited from sharing the information outside of their company.
Other situations might also force us to share both personal and non-personal information with third parties. If laws, regulations, court orders, or warrants ask us to provide this data to the authorities, we will have to comply.
Below, you can read a complete list of all the methods CatPerson.org uses to collect both personal and non-personal information from its users.
Cookies are the most common tool used on the internet, as they are code strings that run in the background and collect information. This information includes browsing patters and other typical online behaviors, and their purpose has been mentioned above. We use them strictly to run statistical analyses.
Cookies cannot be used to discover the identity or location of our users.
2. Log Files
Log files record the clicks user make on certain pages of the website, as well as the seconds they spend on these particular pages. Also, they can identify the pages that brought the users on our website and information on their browser and their internet service provider. Just like cookies, log files serve for statistical analyses.
Log files cannot be used to discover the identity or location of our users.
3. Register Requests (Sign Ups)
This is the only method we use to collect personal data. We request our users to register accurate information as a way to match an identity to an account and to verify that they are real persons. We cannot collect any of this data without the explicit consent of the users. Just like we have mentioned before, the main purpose of register requests is to improve our communication with these users.
All the personal data that users submit is and will remain confidential.
Protecting the Information
To ensure the confidentiality and security of our users’ data, CatPerson.org uses an advanced security system in three steps. These three steps include electronic protection, physical protection, and managerial protection.