Privacy Policy

Garanimals.com is committed to protecting your privacy. We will not sell or disclose any information that identifies you to a third party without your prior approval. We use the information that we collect about you exclusively to fulfill your purchases and to create a more personalized online experience. All changes will be posted on Garanimals.com as indicated in Section 9 below.

Garanimals.com is a division of Garan. Only Garan will collect, maintain, or use your information.

This Privacy Policy will explain the following regarding use of Garanimals.com:

  1. What information does Garanimals.com collect from you and for what purpose?
  2. Where does Garanimals.com collect information about you?
  3. Who is collecting your information, and with whom is it shared?
  4. What are your choices regarding collection, use, and distribution of your information?
  5. What are “Cookies”, and how are they used?
  6. How do I contact Garanimals.com with privacy questions or concerns?
  7. Will this Privacy policy change?
  8. What about the privacy of children?

1. What information does Garanimals.com collect from you, and for what purpose?

Garanimals.com collects two types of information about its visitors: personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information. Our primary goal in collecting information from you is to provide you with a smooth and customized experience while using Garanimals.com.

Personally Identifiable Information
This refers to information that lets us know the specifics of who you are.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information
This refers to information that does not by itself identify a specific individual. Garanimals.com gathers certain information about you based upon where how you use the Website. This information is compiled and analyzed on both a personal and an aggregated basis. For example, this information may include the Uniform Resource Locator ("URL") of the website from which you came from, which URL you next go to, what browser you are using, and your Internet Protocol ("IP") address. A URL is the global address of documents and other resources on the World Wide Web. An IP address is an identifier for a computer or device on a Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol ("TCP/IP") network, such as the World Wide Web. Networks like the World Wide Web use the TCP/IP protocol to route information based on the IP address of the destination. In other words, an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the web, allowing web servers to locate and identify your computer. Computers require IP addresses in order for users to communicate on the Internet, browse and shop.

2. Where does Garanimals.com collect information about you?

Garanimals.com gathers information in the following ways:

Cookies
We may use cookies in the operation of Garanimals.com; to find out what cookies are and how they are used, see Section 5 below.

3. Who is collecting your information, and with whom is it shared?

Only GARAN maintains and may use your information. It is not shared with any other third parties.

We reserve the right to disclose your information as required by law, and when we believe disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on us.

4. What are your choices regarding collection, use, and distribution of your information?

We may from time to time send you e-mail or other communications regarding current promotions, specials, and new additions to Garanimals.com. You may "opt-out," or unsubscribe from our newsletters by sending an e-mail to info@garanimals.com with "unsubscribe" as the subject line. After doing so, you will not receive future promotional emails unless you open a new account, enter a contest, or sign up to receive newsletters or emails.

5. What are "Cookies", and how are they used?

A cookie is information that a web site puts on your hard disk so that it can remember something about you at a later time. Typically, a cookie records your preferences when using a particular site. Garanimals.com uses cookies to aid in your shopping experience. These cookies track only your user ID if you are one of our members. These cookies will eventually expire if you do not continue to visit our site. If your browser is not set to accept cookies, you may have difficulty using our Website. If you wish to change your browser settings to accept cookies, follow the preferences instructions for your particular browser.

6. How do I contact Garanimals.com with privacy questions or concerns?

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of Garanimals.com, or your dealings with Garanimals.com, please contact Garan by send an e-mail to info@garanimals.com.

7. Will this Privacy Policy change?

This Privacy Policy was last changed in January 2008. If we make changes to any terms or conditions of the Privacy Policy, the changes will be posted in this document which is always located on Garanimals.com. We may change, modify, add, or remove portions of this policy at any time, and any changes will become effective immediately upon being posted unless stated otherwise.

8. What about children’s privacy?

In accordance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, we do NOT solicit or knowingly collect any online information from children under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent.