Your privacy is very important to us. Accordingly, we have developed this Policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate and disclose and make use of personal information. The following outlines our privacy policy.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Joy of Animals collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Joy of Animals’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Joy of Animals’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Joy of Animals may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Joy of Animals also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on Joy of Animals blogs. Joy of Animals only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Joy of Animals’s website choose to interact with Joy of Animals in ways that require Joy of Animals to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Joy of Animals gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at Joy of to provide an email address.  Joy of Animals collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Joy of Animals. Joy of Animals does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Joy of Animals may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Joy of Animals may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Joy of Animals does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Joy of Animals discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Joy of Animals’s behalf or to provide services available at Joy of Animals’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Joy of Animals’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Joy of Animals will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Joy of Animals discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Joy of Animals believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Joy of Animals, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Joy of Animals website and have supplied your email address, Joy of Animals may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Joy of Animals and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Joy of Animals takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Joy of Animals uses cookies to help Joy of Animals identify and track visitors, their usage of Joy of Animals website, and their website access preferences. Joy of Animals visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Joy of Animals’s website, with the drawback that certain features of Joy of Animals’s website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Joy of Animals, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Joy of Animals goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Joy of Animals may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.


Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Joy of Animals and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Joy of Animals may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Joy of Animals’s sole discretion. Joy of Animals encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.