At CareToPets Ltd. we take care of our users confidentiality. The present policy describes the information that we process on the www.caretopets.com site, how we collect them, for what purpose and how we protect them.
What kind of data we collect?
For our site to fulfill its purpose and to help pet owners find pet sitters, we need to process some data about the persons who sign up as providers of pet sitting services and about the persons looking for this services.
What you need to know is that we only store data about you and we are not processing it in any other way.
Information and content that you provide. We store the data you offer when you use the site, specifically when you create an account either as a pet sitter or as a pet owner looking for a sitter, when you create bookings, public requests or send messages or other info like: pictures, text, location.
Info about the device. We collect info about the device from which you accessed the site, specifically if you accessed the site from the computer, tablet or phone. This is to ensure a good navigation experience and to better understand how to constantly improve the site so that you can use it more easy and safely. These types of data are collected through Cookie modules.
Information we store about the devices are:
- Device characteritics: info about operating system, browser type and screen resolution.
- Device operations: info about the way you navigate through the site, specifically, the buttons clicked on the site or mouse movements.
- Identifiers: unique identifiers, device identifiers.
- Network and connectin: info like the name of the mobile provider or of the internet service provider, phone number, IP address.
How we use these information?
We use the information we have and the options you express for:
• To fulfill the scope of the site, namely to facilitate pet owners to find a pet sitter, and for pet sitters to be contacted by potential clients.
• To improve the site, including for personalizing the site and its functions. This can be achieved through surveys, suggestions forms, research, tests or by implementing new features.
• To promote integrity, seriousness, safety and security: We use the information we have to verify the accounts and the activity of the pet sitters, to combat the creation of fake accounts or multiple accounts from the same person, to combat innapropiate behaviour and for avoiding negative experiences. In this scope, we use the data we have to investigate possible violations of our policies.
•To communicate with you: We use the info we have to send messages, emails with the purpose to communicate with you, to inform you about our policies and conditions and to respond when you contact us.
Summary of the data we collect, for what purpose and how we use them
Email Address It's used in order to receive notifications about reservations and for us to be able to communicate with our users. We DO NOT share your email with other visitors, pet owners, pet sitters or third parties.
Phone Number It's used in order to receive sms notifications about requests and reservations and thus learning sooner about their news, also for us to be able to communicate with you. We share phone numbers of the pet sitters only to owners who have an active subscription
Name We protect the identity of the users by showing only their first name.
The city and street where you live For Pet Sitters, we show on their public profile, the city and street where they live, without showing the street number. This facilitates pet owners choosing a right pet sitter. To help sitters to determine the feasabilty of a request, owners must provide details about their location. Also, we use info about the location to calculate distance from sitters and potential pet owners, thus offering relevant results.
We DO NOT store credit card data from which we receive payments.
Necessary data in order to transfer earning to pet sitters We make the transfers through Transferwise. In order to make the revenue transfer it is necessary to provide to Transferwise the banck account number, account holder and their email address of the pet sitter. Without these data we cannot make the transfer .
Images from pet sitting time Pet sitters can send us images from during pet sitting, which with their agreemenet we post in our Facebook album, we can process them as social media posts or in some case we use them in our promotional materials
Email and SMS notifications
For facilitating abd accelerating the time it takes to find a sitter, we send you a series of emails and sms (transactional) regarding news and reminders about your received or sent reservations and requests, as well as ews about the improvements which we made to the platform.
in addition, based on the email preferences you choose, we will send you emails (newsletters) with news about pet care, useful info or promotions.
How can you exercise the rights provided in the General Data Protection Regulation?
As it is provided in the GDPR, you have the right to access, modify, export and delete your data.
The right to access the data cosists in having access to the data we have about you (pet sitters or pet owners signed up on the site).
The data we collect are: name, phone number, email address, current location, IP, uploaded pictures and to access to this data you have to access the My Profile section from the menu.
The right to modify your data consists in providing you the possibility do modify your data whenever you want and also to change the agreemenets you have given us, for example you can change your agreement to receive email newsletters.
The right to export your data, reresents your right to receive your personal data in a structured format.
The right to delete your data, represents deleting your personal data, in case your data is not needed to fulfill the purpose for which they were collected.
The right to access data, The right to modify data - you can personally exercise from your sitter or user account.
The right to delete your data, The right to export your data - you can exercise by sending us a written request on our email address: email@example.com, and we will respond to your request in maximum 30 days, from the moment you sent the request.
We do not sell, exchange or transfer in any way your personal data to third parties, without noticing you first and having your explicit agreement. Exceptions are The hosting provider and other third parties that help us operating and delivering our service to our users, as long as they maintain data confidentiality, as well as the law enforcement institutions who have to right to receive user data on request..
How we protect the data that we collect?
We limit the data collected to which is strictly necessary. Your personal data are stored or protected servers, accisible only to authorized personnel and only to provide the service for which the site was created. All the communication between the server and user is SSL encrypted (Secure Socket Layer).
Storing data, disabling and deleting you account
We store the pet sitter data, during the time you have an active account on our website, and later, if you delete your account, the reservations you have up to that time will appear as anonymus.
How do we notify you about the changes made to this policy?
We will send you a notification before we make any changes to this policy.
How can you address questions regarding this policies and about how the site works?
If you have questions about the present Policies you can address them by email at firstname.lastname@example.org