Privacy Policy

Updated: September 20, 2023

Pawsie Inc (“Pawsie”, “we”, “us” or “our”) is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your information. This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) describes how we collect, use and disclose your personal information and how this personal information can be consulted and corrected, when necessary. This Policy also explains how cookies are used on our Website.

Pawsie takes all reasonable steps to ensure the confidentiality of your information, including the implementation of rigorous policies and procedures to fully comply with all applicable laws and regulations in Canada.

By visiting (“Website”), contacting us, creating an account or agreeing to receive emails form Pawsie, you accept the terms and conditions of this Policy.

This Policy does not extend to websites operated by third parties. Pawsie is therefore not liable for their privacy policies, procedures and practices.

1. Consent

Your consent to the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information and account information may be given when you consult the Pawsie Website. It is always up to you whether to give Pawsie your consent; however, in deciding not to grant your consent, you may limit Pawsie's ability to offer you products, services or offers. For more information, consult section “4. Cookies”.

2. Collection of Information

This Policy applies only to information collected on our Website and not to information collected offline.

We collect information in several ways, including when you visit the pages of our Website, enter information on our Website, create an account, contact us by email, post on our social media platforms, subscribe to our newsletter, register for a contest or event, participate in a survey or when you submit a request via the Website.

Pawsie collects:

  • “Personal information”, which identifies physical persons, such as their name, contact information, address, email, telephone number, etc.
  • “Non-personal information”, which is information such as the internet domain name and the IP address used to access the Website, the date and time of the visit, the pages visited, the type and version of the browser or operating system used by a User.

3. Information Received from Facebook

When you log in to Pawsie using your Facebook account, Pawsie may receive information including your email address and any information contained in your public Facebook profile, such as your name, profile photo, age bracket, sex, language and country. Pawsie does not oblige a User to log in using your Facebook account. If you wish to control the information that Facebook shares with third parties, visit this page.

4. Cookies

We use cookies. These are small text files downloaded to your computer (smartphone or other electronic device). By using Pawsie, you agree to our cookie Policy. We use cookies to process and save your preferences for future visits, and to compile aggregated traffic and interaction data on the Website to enhance the User experience of the Website and its tools. The cookies stored on your device's hard drive are harmless and can be read and deleted at any time. If you wish, by changing the settings of your browser, you can choose to either receive a notification each time any website wishes to save a cookie on your device, or to block all cookies, entirely. As with all websites, however, if you block (or “disable”) cookies the Pawsie Website may not work properly.

5. Use and Communication of Information

Pawsie uses “personal information” for the following purposes:

  • To customize or personalize your website experience.
  • To conduct a contest or survey, to enable registration or other aspects of the Website.
  • To send periodic emails (newsletters).

The email address you provide to us will only be used to send you information and updates related to the Pawsie community. You can unsubscribe, and stop receiving emails, at any time.

Pawsie uses “non-personal information” for the following purposes:

  • To improve Website use and response time.
  • To perform statistical analyses on the characteristics and habits of Users.
  • To measure the demographic variables and interests of Users relating to specific products and services.

No personal information is divulged during these activities.

Only authorized Pawsie personnel have access to personal information. These employees are informed by Pawsie of their obligation to maintain the confidentiality of this personal information.

Pawsie does not sell, market or transfer any of your personal information to third parties. However, this excludes trusted third parties that help us operate our Website, run our business or serve you, provided that these parties agree to keep all personal information confidential. We may disclose your information in certain specific circumstances if we believe it necessary to do so to comply with the law, to enforce the policies of our site or to protect the rights, property or safety—whether ours or those of others.

In the event of a change of ownership, sale, merger, liquidation, reorganization or acquisition of Pawsie, in whole or in part, your personal information may be transferred as part of the transaction.

6. Protection of Information

Security and privacy is important to Pawsie. When you access our Website, we implement a series of security measures to protect your personal information. Here's how :

  • Restricted Access: Only authorized personnel with a legitimate need to access your data for the performance of their duties can do so. Access is strictly limited and controlled.
  • Training and Awareness: Our staff undergo regular training on best data security practices. They are informed about potential risks associated with handling personal data and are required to adhere to strict privacy standards.
  • Password Management: We employ robust password management policies to safeguard access to systems containing personal data. Passwords are complex, securely stored, and regularly updated.
  • Data Encryption: When personal data is transmitted or stored, we utilize advanced encryption methods to protect them from unauthorized access. This ensures that even in the event of interception, the data remains unreadable to third parties.
  • Monitoring and Audit: We actively monitor our systems to detect any suspicious activity and conduct regular internal audits to ensure compliance with data security policies.
  • Incident Management: In the event of a data security breach, we have established procedures to promptly and effectively manage the situation, including notification to relevant authorities and affected individuals, as applicable.
  • Secure Storage: Personal data is securely stored, whether in electronic or physical form. Physical records are kept in locked and monitored locations.
  • Risk Assessment: We regularly assess potential risks to data security and update our policies and procedures accordingly to mitigate these risks.
  • Compliance with Standards: We comply with international and national data security standards, where applicable, to ensure adequate data protection.
  • User Awareness: We inform our users about best data security practices, including encouraging them to choose strong passwords and take similar security measures.

7. Advertising

Pawsie partners and sponsors are carefully selected from a variety of related sectors, including animal health. The financial support of our partners and sponsors permits Pawsie to exist, however they are not involved in the direction or creation of our editorial content. Editorial independence is a fundamental principle at Pawsie. All supported content, provided or written by a third party, is clearly identified as such on Pawsie.

8. Retention of Information

Pawsie will keep your personal information or your account information for as long as a business need exists, or for sufficient time to allow you to access the information if it has been used to make a decision about your account, or as required by applicable laws, regulations, or government orders.

9. Right to access and correct

You have access to your own personal information for the purpose of consulting, updating or modifying when you go to your profile section of the Pawsie Website or by contacting Pawsie at:

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you may be entitled to additional rights, including: (i) the right to withdraw consent to processing where consent is the basis of processing; (ii) the right to access your personal information and certain other supplementary information, under certain conditions; (iii) the right to object to unlawful data processing, under certain conditions; (iv) the right to erasure of personal information about you, under certain conditions; (v) the right to demand that we restrict processing of your personal information, under certain conditions, if you believe we have exceeded the legitimate basis for processing, processing is no longer necessary, are processing, or believe your personal information is inaccurate; (vi) the right to data portability of personal data concerning you that you provided us in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format, under certain conditions; (vii) the right object to decisions being taken by automated means which produce legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affect you, under certain conditions; (viii) the right to lodge a complaint with data protection authorities. If you want to learn more about your rights under the GDPR, you can visit the European Commission's page on Data Protection.

10. Update

Please revisit this page periodically to stay aware of any changes to this Policy, which we may update from time to time. Any changes to the Privacy Policy will be available through the Website and will indicate the date of the latest revision. Your continued use of the Website after the revised Policy has become effective indicates that you have read, understood and agreed to the current version of the Policy.

11. Underage Persons

If you are less than the age of majority in your province or territory of residence you must receive the permission of your parent or legal guardian before transmitting your personal information to Pawsie. If you are a parent, Pawsie encourages you to monitor how your child uses the internet.

12. Contact

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, or your personal information, you can contact us by email:

Within our company, an individual is designated as responsible for the management and protection of the personal information we collect: Gabriel Provost, Director of operations.

You can contact them with any questions or concerns regarding your personal data, particularly to exercise your rights under applicable data protection laws.

13. Canada's Privacy Laws

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada oversees the use of personal information. To learn more about Canada's privacy laws, contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada:

  • Website
  • Phone: 819-994-5444 or 1-800-282-1376


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