Privacy Policy

Last Updated: 24th May 2020

This Privacy Policy explains how TailSpin (“TailSpin”, “https://tail-spin.com” “we” or “us”) collects, uses, and discloses information about you when you access or use our websites, mobile application and other online products and services (collectively, the “Services”), shop in our stores, contact our customer service team, engage with us on social media, apply for a job with us, or otherwise interact with us.

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make changes, we will notify you by revising the date at the top of the policy and, in some cases, we may provide you with additional notice (such as adding a statement to our website homepage or sending you a notification). We encourage you to review the Privacy Policy whenever you access the Services or otherwise interact with us to stay informed about our information practices and the choices available to you.

CONTENTS:

Collection of Information

We collect information, including ‘personal information’, about you as you use the Sites and interact with us.  As used in this Privacy Policy ‘personal information’ means any information that can be used to identify you. 

Information You Provide Directly to Us

When you submit a comment or question through the Site, subscribe to TailSpin communications, or participate in a survey we collect information that identifies you as an individual, such as your name, address, email, and phone number, in response to your request for information, or action. If you contact us on a social media site or “like” us on Facebook/Instagram, we will have information about you as permitted by that social media platform. We may also collect information about your pet, such as name, type, breed, or age and we use this information to tailor Site content that is more specific to you and your pet. 

When you apply to become a pet writer on our Sites, we collect your name, address, clinic information, websites, and your biographical information.  We use this information to communicate with you (including communications regarding business or product opportunities), to evaluate your application, analyze our pet writer needs and practices, or otherwise manage our hiring process and administration. 

Other Information We Collect

When you visit our site, we collect certain information automatically, regardless of whether you register or request any information from us.  This includes information about your visit to the Sites, the existence of cookies, time and duration of use of the Sites, IP address (and information related to that IP address), browser information, browser type, device type, type and version of operating system, page(s) of the Sites visited, date and time of visit, your internet service provider, the identity of previous websites visited, and interactions with audio and video content.  Some of this information is collected through the use of log files, cookies, web beacons or pixel tags, and/or other similar tools when you visit the Sites.  Log files record actions that occur on the Sites.  Log files enable us to gather information on browsing habits and visits to certain pages on the Sites.  Cookies are files transferred to your computer to keep records of your use and visit to the Sites.  This allows the Sites to remember information about your visit (like your preferred language, your home page preference, and your other settings).  This cookie can make the next time you visit the Sites more useful to you.  We do not use cookies to access or store personal information about you, but we use them to track how many visitors we receive to the Sites.  We also use cookies to understand your internet usage, including other websites that you visit and, occasionally, your exposure to certain Internet advertisements as you browse the internet. You can remove persistent cookies by following the instructions provided in your Internet browser’s help file.  If your internet browser is set to reject cookies or you delete cookies, you may not be able to use some features on some websites. We may also use a small piece of code (sometimes referred to as “1×1 clear pixel,” “web beacon” or “clear GIF”) placed in the pages of the Sites to help us gather additional information about which parts of our Sites receive the most visitors and other user traffic patterns, to enable us to better administer our Sites.

When we send newsletters or marketing-related communication we may embed pixel tags, cookies, or other technologies that report back to us how you interact with the email (e.g., whether an email message was opened, deleted, or forwarded, whether a link was clicked).  We use this information for the purpose of understanding our prospective customers and current clients.  If you do not wish to receive marketing emails from us, you may click on the “unsubscribe” link embedded in each such email, or you can contact us and ask to be removed from our email marketing list.

Information Collected from Other Sources

We may also obtain information about you from other sources. For example, we may collect information about you from third parties, such as mailing list providers, data enhancement sources and publicly available sources, including information you submit in a public forum (e.g., a blog, chat room, or social media). If you apply for a job with us, we will receive your application information from our job applicant processing partners. Additionally, if you create or log into your account through a social media site, we may have access to certain information from that site, such as your name, account information, and friends lists, in accordance with the authorization procedures determined by such social media site.

Use of Information

We use, process and disclose your information we collect for our business purposes, including:

Providing you with the requested product or service and responding to your questions and requests. We use your information to provide you with information you request, for customer service purposes, or to deliver marketing communications or other promotional materials.

Communicating about your account. We may contact you to tell you about changes to this Privacy Policy, our Terms of Use, or changes to our Sites, products, and programs. We may also tell you about issues with your account.

Improving our products and services. We may use your information to make improvements to our Sites, products, and services, including to personalize our service offerings to meet your needs, for back-up purposes, and to detect and prevent fraud.

Reviewing Site trends and customer interests and make improvements on the Sites. We may use your information to customize or improve our visitors’ experience with us. We may collect information about your activities and interactions with various devices and link that information. Through such cross-device linking, we can provide you with a consistent experience across the devices you use. We may also combine information we get from you with information about you we have received from third parties or publicly available sources to assess trends and interests.

Improving marketing communications. We may send you communications about promotions or offers via regular mail, email, or other electronic channels, including ads on social media sites. We may use information, including information collected across different online services and collected from the various devices you may use, to deliver marketing communications based on your interests.

Promote our products or services. If you complete a product review, post an article or feedback, or provide any image (e.g., of your pet), we may use your submission for commercial purposes to promote our products and services or send you personalized content including pet portraits, thank you notes and holiday cards.

Other uses We also may use your information with your consent, and as otherwise permitted or required by law.

Sharing of Information

We share information to operate our business, deliver and improve our Sites and services, send marketing or other communications related to our business, and for other legitimate business purposes.  We share information, including as follows:

  • Within TailSpin and any of our affiliates and subsidiaries for the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy;
  • With business partners, service providers, authorized third-party agents, or contractors;
  • To complete a transaction you request or authorize such requests with third parties;
  • In connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of assets, consolidation, restructuring, joint venture, financing, bankruptcy, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business;
  • In response to a request for information by a competent authority if we believe sharing is in compliance with or is required by applicable law, regulation, or legal process;
  • With law enforcement officials, government authorities, or other third parties as needed to comply with legal requirements; to protect the rights, property, or safety of TailSpin, its business, you, or others; or as otherwise required by applicable law;
  • In anonymized, aggregated, and/or de-identified form.

Opt-Outs and Unsubscription

Cookies

We use cookies and other similar technologies (such as pixel tags and clear gifs) to store certain types of information each time you visit any page on our website. This enables us to determine what portions of this website are most appropriate for your needs and to serve advertising banners to you. You may choose to decline cookies, but this would disable the scope of experiencing the entire feature of the website. Hence, we recommend that you leave them turned on.

Interest-based advertising opt-out

You may be linked to our website from our advertisers, network partners, or any other third party. We hereby declare that we hold no liability or responsibility for the ‘Privacy Policies’ and ‘Terms & Conditions’ of these web sites. Please read their policies carefully before sharing any of your details.

Information Security

We maintain certain reasonable administrative, technical, and physical safeguards designed to protect the security of the information we collect through the Site. However, no information system can be 100% secure, and we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your information.  In addition, please note that we do not control the communication channel you choose to electronically communicate with us and cannot guarantee secure information transmission.

Data Retention

We may retain your data for as long as we believe there is a business, legal, or security reason for doing so, even if you are no longer an active contact.

Privacy-related Inquiries and Complaints

TailSpin fully complies with all the Indian Laws applicable and takes its User’s privacy concerns seriously. In case the User believes that TailSpin has not complied with this Policy with respect to their Personal Information or in case the User have other related query or concerns, they may write to the address given below. Any complaint or concern with regard to the access, usage, content, comment, or breach of the Terms of Use shall be addressed to the designated Grievance Officer of TailSpin. The complaint shall be registered by sending an email to the respective email id of the Grievance Officer given below:

Email- contactus@tail-spin.com