Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy


Grindstone Pet Supplies is committed to respecting the privacy concerns of its visitors to grindstonepets.caGrindstone Pet Supplies has created this privacy policy (the “Policy”) to establish guidelines that will govern the collection, use, protection and disclosure of the personal and non-personal information of its visitors.

Grindstone Pet Supplies collects three kinds of information from this website: (1) your voluntarily provided personal information; (2) anonymous non-personal information; and (3) “cookie” based information.

(1) Personal Information: Grindstone Pet Supplies does not automatically collect personal information, such as name, address, phone number, email address and other personally identifiable information, from its visitors (“Personal Information”). At times, Grindstone Pet Supplies will collect Personal Information that is voluntarily provided by its visitors in filling out contest entry forms and subscribing to newsletters and other activities carried out on the website.  Grindstone Pet Supplies will only collect and use such Personal Information solely for the purpose(s) disclosed by  Grindstone Pet Supplies at the time of collection and only after the visitor has voluntarily agreed to such collection and use, by clicking “I agree” on the online form.  Grindstone Pet Supplies may also use email addresses that have been voluntarily provided by its visitors to respond to visitors who communicate with us, to inform winners of contests or to subscribe to newsletters. All emails from  Grindstone Pet Supplies to its visitors, include instructions on how to discontinue receipt of emails, newsletters and other communication from Grindstone Pet Supplies. Email addresses from visitors who wish to discontinue receipt of Grindstone Pet Supplies emails will be removed from  Grindstone Pet Supplies distribution list and data bases. All Personal Information that may identify a visitor and has been collected with the visitor’s consent by Grindstone Pet Supplies is not disclosed in any identifiable form to any other party outside the business except for the fulfillment of the specific purpose identified to the visitor at the time of collection. 

(2) Anonymous Non-Personal Information: When visitors visit the website, anonymous, non personal information about their visit is automatically collected. Such information may include the length and date of the visit, how the visitor navigated the website, what pages the visitor viewed, the type of browser being used by the visitor, the type of operating system used by the visitor and the domain name of the visitor’s Internet service provider.  Grindstone Pet Supplies uses this Anonymous Non-Personal Information to track the success of its website with its visitors and to better tailor the website to visitors’ needs and interests. 

(3) Cookie-based Information:  Grindstone Pet Supplies may use cookies on its website. “Cookies” are pieces of information that a website transfers to a visitor’s hard drive for record keeping and identification purposes. Cookies are used to make the visitor’s use of a website easier by saving visitor preferences and passwords and to identify which areas of the website are popular and which areas need improvement and how to target certain advertising to its visitors. Grindstone Pet Supplies does not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information except in connection with a password protected online registration for a contest or newsletter or other service and only with the visitor’s informed consent. Visitors may visit the website with its cookies turned off to avoid the collection of Cookie based Information.