Privacy Policy

How We Collect and Use Information

We collect the following types of information about you:

Information you provide us directly:

We may ask for certain information such as your username, real name, address, phone number and e-mail address when you are given a CCCI websites account through membership in the CCCI or register for a CCCI account when purchasing goods or services through our stores or in certain cases if you correspond with us. We may also retain any messages you send through the website, to the webmaster, or other club officers, and may collect information you provide in any User Content you submit or post to the website. We use this information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the website. Your real name, and address will be published publicly in certain cases such as but not limited to: if you are an club Officer, a club Director, a Committee head, Mentor, listed in the Breeder Directory, on a National specialty committee. Once published your real name may not be able to be removed from public records even if it is removed from this website.

Information we may receive from third parties:

We may receive information about you from third parties. For example, if you access our websites through a third-party connection or log-in, for example, through Facebook Connect, by “following,” “liking,” adding the CCCI website, linking your account to the CCCI websites, etc., that third party may pass certain information about your use of its service. This information could include, but is not limited to, the user ID associated with your account (for example, your Facebook UID), an access token necessary to access that service, any information that you have permitted the third party to share with us, and any information you have made public in connection with that service.

Analytics information:

We may directly collect analytics data, and/or use third-party analytics tools and services, to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the CCCI website. These tools collect information sent by your browser or mobile device, including the pages you visit and other information that assists us in improving the CCCI website.

Cookies information:

Full details can be found on our Cookie Policy. When you visit the CCCI website, we may send one or more cookies — a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters — to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser and lets CCCI websites help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through the site. A cookie may also convey information to us about how you use the CCCI website (e.g., the pages you view, the links you click and other actions you take on the CCCI website), and allow us or our business partners to track your usage of the CCCI website over time. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser’s directions on cookie removal. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser and is generally used while you are logged in to the websites. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the CCCI website may not function, or function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled. Full details can be found on our Cookie Policy.

EU e-Privacy Directive:

The CCCI websites attempt to comply with the EU e-Privacy law (AKA the EU Cookie Law)! and to Block cookies until the user has accepted them. By using a GeoPlugin, it's possible to only display the cookie option to uses who are located in EU countries or if users location cannotnot be determined the requirement to accept or decline cookies will be presented. If a user is determined to be outside of the EU (in USA) - they are automatically given the cookie access level without the requirement to accept or decline cookies.

Log file information:

Log file information is automatically reported by your browser or mobile device each time you access the CCCI website. When you use our CCCI website, our servers automatically record certain log file information. These server logs may include anonymous information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks and how you interact with links on the CCCI website, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information. Some EU states require that when a user accepts cookies (see above) - the site operator logs that decision. CCCI websites log cookie decisions in case it is required to prove that a user accepted cookies.

Clear gifs/web beacons information:

When you use the CCCI website, we may employ clear gifs (also known as web beacons) which are used to anonymously track the online usage patterns of our Users. In addition, we may also use clear gifs or other identification methods in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened and which links are clicked by recipients. The information allows for more accurate reporting and improvement of the CCCI website. Email services will also collect data from email servers used by recipients in order to accurately track emails sent, received or rejected.

Location data:

When you access the CCCI website by or through a mobile device, we may access, collect, monitor and/or remotely store “location data,” which may include GPS coordinates (e.g. latitude and/or longitude) or similar information regarding the location of your mobile device. Location data may convey to us information about how you browse and use the CCCI website. Some features of the CCCI website, particularly location-based services, may not function properly if use or availability of location data is impaired or disabled.

Commercial and marketing communications:

We use the information we collect or receive, such as your email address, to communicate directly with you. We may send you emails containing but not limited to: newsletters, board information, National Specialty information, information on Regional Specialties, reminders, promotions, and special offers. If you do not want to receive such email messages, you will be given the option to opt out at dues renewal time or change your preferences via contacting the webmaster or publicity chairperson. We also use your information to send you CCCI website-related emails (e.g., account verification, purchase and billing confirmations and reminders, changes/updates to features of the CCCI website, technical and security notices). You may not opt out of these CCCI website-related emails.

Use of certain service type information we collect about you:

We use or may use cookies, log file, device identifiers, location data and clear gifs information to: (a) remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the site; (b) provide custom, personalized content and information; (c) to provide and monitor the effectiveness of our CCCI website; (d) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, and demographic patterns; (e) diagnose or fix technology problems; (f) help you efficiently access your information after you sign in; (g) to provide advertising to your browser or device, and (h) automatically update the CCCI websiteWeb application on your mobile devices.

Sharing of Your Information

We will not rent or sell your information into third parties outside of CCCI websites and its group companies (including any parent, subsidiaries and affiliates) without your consent, except as noted below:

  1. Who we may share your information with: We may share your information with third-party business partners and Trusted Users for the purpose of providing the CCCI website to you. Third party business partners will be given limited access to your information as is reasonably necessary to deliver the CCCI website.
  2. Who can see User Content: Any User Content that you voluntarily disclose for posting to the CCCI website becomes available to the public and cannot be removed, except by CCCI websites in its sole discretion. Once posted on CCCI websites, User Content may not be removable from public view, as copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages, or on other sites that have republished us, or if other Users have copied or saved that information. If you do not wish your User Content to be available to the public, please don’t post it on CCCI websites. Your username and if you choose to disclose it, your real name, will be published publicly. Once published your username and / or real name may not be able to be removed.
  3. Who can see your email address: If you enter an email address, you will enable communication from CCCI websites and other Users. If you reply to users or participate in group CCCI activities such as meetups, Specialty shows, your email address will be shared with these users.

What happens in the event of a change of control:

We may sell/divest/transfer the CCCI websites, or any combination of its products, services, assets and/or businesses. Your information such as customer names and email addresses, User Content and other user information related to the Web Services may be among the items sold or otherwise transferred in these types of transactions.

Instances where we are required to share your information:

We will disclose your information where required to do so by law or subpoena or if we reasonably believe that such action is necessary to (a) comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement; (b) to enforce our Terms of Use or to protect the security, quality or integrity of our CCCI website; and/or (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of CCCI websites, our Users, or others including 3rd parties.

Ads on CCCI websites:

In the event ads are incorporated on the websites, we may share certain information such as your location, browser, and cookie data and other data relating to your use of our CCCI website with our business partners to deliver advertisements (“ads”) that may be of interest to you.

To enhance your user experience or help us improve and measure our effectiveness, CCCI websites may embed code from third parties on the CCCI website. Examples of such parties may include Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google, YouTube, and others. These third parties may collect information about you including IP address.

The CCCI websites Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of third-parties. Please consult the respective privacy policies of such third parties or contact such third parties for more information.

How We Store and Protect Your Information

Storage and Processing:

Your information collected through the CCCI website may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which CCCI websites or its subsidiaries, affiliates, or service providers maintain facilities. CCCI websites may transfer information that we collect about you, including personal information, to affiliated entities, or to other third parties across borders and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world. If you are located in the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, please note that we may transfer information, including personal information, to a country and jurisdiction that does not have the same data protection laws as your jurisdiction, and you consent to the transfer of information to the U.S. or any other country in which CCCI websites or its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, or service providers maintain facilities and the use and disclosure of information about you as described in this Privacy Policy.

Keeping your information safe:

CCCI websites cares about the security of your information, and uses commercially reasonable safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of all information collected through the CCCI website. To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password and email address) to verify your identity before granting you access to your account. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information, and for controlling access to your email communications from CCCI websites, at all times. However, CCCI websites cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to CCCI websites or guarantee that information on the CCCI website may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed. Your privacy settings may also be affected by changes to the functionality of third party sites and services that add to the CCCI websites service, such as social networks. CCCI websites is not responsible for the functionality or security measures of any third party.

Compromise of information:

In the event that any information under our control is compromised as a result of a breach of security, CCCI websites will take reasonable steps to investigate the situation and where appropriate, notify those individuals whose information may have been compromised and take other steps, in accordance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Your Choices about Your Information

You control your account information and settings: You may update your account information and email-communication preferences at any time by logging in to your account and changing your profile settings.

We make every effort to promptly process all mass email unsubscribe requests. As noted above, you may not opt out of CCCI website-related communications (e.g., account verification, purchase and billing confirmations and reminders, changes/updates to features of the CCCI website, technical and security notices). If you have any questions about reviewing or modifying your account information, you can contact us directly at

Opting out of collection of your information for Tracking / Advertising:

How long we keep your private profile information:

Following termination of your User account, CCCI may retain your private profile information for a commercially reasonable time for backup, archival, or audit purposes. For the avoidance of doubt, any information that you choose to make public on the CCCI website may not be removable.

Children’s Privacy

CCCI websites does not knowingly collect or solicit any information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register as Users. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at

Links to Other Websites and Services

We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites or services linked to or from the CCCI Website, including the information or content contained therein. Please remember that when you use a link to go from the CCCI website to another website, our Privacy Policy does not apply to third-party websites or services. Your browsing and interaction on any third-party website or service, including those that have a link or advertisement on our website, are subject to that third party’s own rules and policies. In addition, you agree that we are not responsible and we do not control over any third-parties that you authorize to access your User Content.