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Homestead Dogs is committed to providing the best all-around dog training and boarding experience in Columbus, Delaware and the general central Ohio region. In addition to trusting us with their pets, our patrons deserve to feel confident we are diligent in our efforts to protect their personal information. This Privacy Policy is presented to display our efforts towards this goal.

Privacy Policy & Disclaimer

Homestead Dogs is committed to safeguarding your privacy. You can contact us if you have any questions regarding the policy and the use of your personal data and we will gladly assist you.

By using this site and/or our services, you consent to the processing of your personal data as described in this Privacy Policy.

Data Protection Principles
We promise to follow the following data protection principles:
Processing is lawful, fair and transparent. Our processing activities have lawful grounds and we always consider your rights before processing any personal information.
We only gather and process the minimal amount of personal data required for any purpose and for only the intent for which it was intended.
We will not store your personal data for longer than needed.
We will do our best to ensure the accuracy, integrity and confidentiality of the data.

Data Subject’s rights
The Data Subject has the following rights:
You have the right to know whether your personal data is being processed, what data is gathered, where it is obtained and why and by whom it is processed.
You have the right to access the data collected from and about you, including the right to request and obtain a copy of the personal data gathered.
You have the right to request rectification of personal data that is inaccurate or incomplete or request for your personal data be erased from our records if we are legally capable of obliging.
You have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data.
In certain cases you have the right to object to processing of your personal data, for example in the case of direct marketing.
You have the right to object to automated processing, including profiling, and not to be subject to automated processing decisions. You may exercise this right whenever there is an outcome of the profiling that produces legal effects concerning or significantly affecting you.
You have the right to obtain your personal data in a machine-readable format or if feasible, as a direct transfer from one processor to another.
In the event that we refuse your request under the Rights of Access, we will provide you with a reason as to why. If you are not satisfied with the way your request has been handled please contact us.
You have the right for the help of a supervisory authority and the right for other legal remedies such as claiming damages.
You have the right to withdraw any given consent for processing of your personal data.

Data We Gather
Information you have provided us with which may include your e-mail address, name, billing address, home address etc – mainly information necessary for delivering a product, service or to enhance your customer experience. We save the information you provide us with in order for you to comment or perform other activities on the website. This information may include, for example, your name and e-mail address.

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help with spam detection.

Information automatically collected about you
This includes information that is automatically stored by cookies and other session tools. For example, your shopping cart information, your IP address, your shopping history (if any) etc. This information is used to improve the customer experience. When you use our services or look at the contents of our website, your activities may be logged.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details after each comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and log in to this site, we set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and screen display choices. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited and expires after 1 day.

Information from our partners
We gather information from our trusted partners with confirmation that they have the legal grounds to share that information with us. This may be information you have provided them directly or they have gathered on other legal grounds.

Publicly available information
We might gather information about you that is publicly available.

How We Use Your Personal Data
We use your personal data to:
Provide our service to you. For example, registering your account; providing other products and services you have requested; providing you with requested promotional items and communications in regards to those products and services; communicating and interacting with you, and notification of changes to any services;
Enhance your customer experience;
Fulfill an obligation under law or contract;
We use your personal data on legitimate grounds and/or with your Consent.

On the grounds of entering a contract or fulfilling contractual obligations, we process personal data for the following purposes:
To identify you;
To provide you a service or to send/offer a product;
To communicate for sales or invoicing.

On the ground of legitimate interest, we process your personal data for the following purposes:
To send personalized offers;
To administer and analyze our client base (purchasing behavior and history) in order to improve the quality, variety, and availability of products or services offered or provided;
To conduct questionnaires concerning client satisfaction;

With your consent we process your personal data for the following purposes:
To send you newsletters and campaign offers;
For other purposes we have asked your consent for;
We Process your personal data to fulfill obligations arising from and/or options provided by law. We reserve the right to anonymize personal data gathered and to use any such data.

We may use data outside the scope of this policy only when it is anonymized. We save your billing and other information gathered for as long as needed for accounting and legal purposes.

We might process your personal data for additional purposes not mentioned here but are compatible with the original purpose for which the data was gathered. To do this, we will ensure that:
The link between purposes, context, and nature of personal data is suitable for further processing;
The further processing would not harm your interests, and;
There are appropriate safeguards for processing.
We will inform you of any further processing and purposes.

How We Secure Your Data
We do our best to keep your personal data safe. We use safe protocols for communication and transferring data (such as HTTPS). We also anonymizing and pseudonymizing where suitable. We monitor our systems for possible vulnerabilities and attacks.

Even though we try our best we can not guarantee the security of information. However, we promise to notify suitable authorities of data breaches. We will also notify you if there is a threat to your rights or interests. We will do everything we reasonably can to prevent security breaches and to assist authorities should any breaches occur.

If you have an account with us, note that you have to keep your username and password secret.

How Long Do We Retain Your Data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely so we can recognize and approve follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Compliance with Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act
Protecting the privacy of the young is especially important. We never solicit or collect or maintain information on our site from those we know are under 13

Cookies and Other Technologies We Use
We use cookies and/or similar technologies to analyze customer behavior, administer the website, track users’ movements, and collect information about users. This is done in order to personalize and enhance your experience with us.

A cookie is a tiny text file stored on your computer and store information used to help make sites work. Only we can access the cookies created by our website. You can control your cookies at the browser level. Choosing to disable cookies may hinder your use of certain functions.

We use cookies for the following purposes:
Necessary cookies – these cookies are required for you to be able to use some important features on our website, such as logging in. These cookies don’t collect any personal information.
Functionality cookies – these cookies provide functionality that makes using our service more convenient and more personalized features possible. For example, they might remember name and e-mail information entered to eliminate re-entering this information on subsequent comments.
Analytics cookies – Used to track the use and performance of our website and services.
You can remove cookies stored on your computer via your browser settings. Alternatively, you can control some 3rd party cookies by using a privacy enhancement platform such as or For more information about cookies, visit

Use of Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics to measure traffic on our website. If you’d like to opt out of tracking by Google Analytics, visit the Google Analytics opt-out page.

Use of Facebook Pixel
We use the tracking pixel from Facebook Inc on our website to measure the effectiveness of our ad campaigns. This allows user behavior to be tracked after they have been redirected to the provider’s website by clicking on a Facebook ad.

The data collected is anonymous to us. However, this data is stored and processed by Facebook, who may link this information to your Facebook account and also use it for its own promotional purposes, in accordance with Facebook’s Data Usage Policy (

Changes to this Privacy Policy
Homestead Dogs has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. The date at the bottom is provided to display the last time this policy was updated. We encourage users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect.

By visiting this site, you acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Last modification was made on September 2, 2019.

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All rights reserved. Homestead Dogs is a registered trademark.

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Delaware • Dublin • Powell • Lewis Center • Westerville • Hilliard • Worthington • Columbus • Franklin County • Delaware County • Plain City • Marysville • Marion • Sunbury • New Albany