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We know that your privacy is very important to you. This page outlines the types of personal information we receive and collect when you use our website (, as well as some of the steps we take to safeguard your information. We trust that knowing what we do with your information will help make you feel comfortable sharing your personal information with us. At Avidog®, including Avidog® International II, Avidog-Zink Ventures and Avidog® Essentials, we strive to maintain the highest standards of decency, fairness and integrity in everything we do. Likewise, we are dedicated to protecting the privacy of our customers, consumers and visitors to our website.

Here’s What We Will and Will Not Do With Your Personal Information

Avidog® will only collect personal information that is voluntarily provided by visitors to our website. The personal information collected on a voluntary basis may include your name, postal address, email address, company name and telephone number, as well as your dog’s name, breed and age.

This information is collected when you request information from us, participate in a contest or sweepstakes, sign up for our e-newsletter and/or request some other service or information from us. The information collected is used to improve the content of our website, notify our customers, consumers and website visitors of updates and offers, and respond to visitor inquiries.

Once information is reviewed, it is either discarded or stored in our files. If we make material changes in the collection of personally identifiable information we will inform you by placing a notice on our site.

We promise that personal information received from you will be used only for internal purposes and will never be sold or provided to third parties.

Use of Cookies and Web Beacons

We may use cookies to help you personalize your online experience. Cookies are identifiers that are transferred to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize the site’s pages, or register with any of our site’s services, a cookie enables Avidog® to recall your specific information on subsequent visits.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying your web browser; however, if you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of our site.

We may use web beacons, transparent image files that monitor your journey around our website or collection of sites. They are also referred to as web bugs and are commonly used by sites that hire third-party services to monitor traffic. We may use them in association with cookies to understand how you interact with our pages and content on the pages of our web site.

We may serve third-party advertisements that use cookies and web beacons in the course of ads being served on our website to ascertain how many times you have seen an advertisement. None of your personally identifiable information will ever be provided to third-party advertisers for cookie or web beacon use, so they cannot personally identify you with that information on our web site.

You can set your browser to accept or reject cookies or notify you when a cookie is being sent. You can also use privacy software to override web beacons. Taking either of these actions shouldn’t cause a problem with our site, should you so choose.

If you see Google ads on this site, the following rules apply

Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site.

Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to our site and other sites on the internet.

Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

This website is directed to adults; it is not directed to children under the age of 13. We operate our site in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, and will not knowingly collect or use personal information from anyone under 13 years of age.

Non-Personal Information

In some cases, we may collect information about you that is not personally identifiable. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, administer our site, track visitors’ movements around the site and gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. The information collected is used solely for internal review and will never be shared with other organizations for commercial purposes.

Release of Information

If Avidog® is sold, the information we have obtained from you through your voluntary participation in our site may transfer to the new owner as a part of the sale in order that the service being provided to you may continue. In that event, you will receive notice through our website of that change in control and practices, and we will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the purchaser honors any opt-out requests you might make of us.

How You Can Correct or Remove Information

We provide this privacy policy as a statement to you of our commitment to protect your personal information. If you have submitted personal information through our website and would like that information deleted from our records or would like to update or correct that information, you will find a link to update your preferences at the end of each email you receive from us. Just click the link and follow the prompts to update your information or to be removed from our mailing list. (Of course, we hope you will not opt out, but we understand if you do.)

Updates and Effective Date

Avidog® reserves the right to make changes in this privacy policy. If there is a material change in our privacy practices, we will indicate on our site that our privacy practices have changed and provide a link to the new privacy policy. We encourage you to periodically review this policy so that you will know what information we collect and how we use it.

Agreeing to Terms

Your use of the site indicates your complete acceptance of this privacy policy.

If you do not agree to the Avidog® Privacy Policy as posted here on our website, your only recourse is to not use this site or any services offered by this site.

Thanks for taking the time to read The Avidog® Privacy Policy!

Gayle Watkins, Marcy Burke and Lise Pratt
Your Avidog® Team

Avidog International II, LLCWe combine science, art and over 40 years of dog breeding experience to create, develop and present puppy rearing courses, programs and equipment for puppy owners and dog breeders.

Avidog International II, LLC
PO Box 66
Highlands, NC 28741