This practice is required to provide our clients with notice of our privacy practices with respect to protected personal information collected from this website.
By using this website, you consent to understanding and accepting the terms listed in this policy. We reserve the right to update, amend, or change this Policy at any time to conform to new laws and regulations or changes in business standards. This policy does not extend to any third party websites that link to or from our website and we are not responsible for any of the content on those websites. Those websites have their own policies and it is recommended that users read through them before providing any information to the website owner.
Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. All forms have 256 bit encryption to securely transmit information.
We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data.
Our policy does not cover content that is transmitted via email to our office. Email does not have the same encryption and security protocols and should not be used to transmit sensitive information.
When you use our website, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
Cookies enable us to customize your browsing experience and speed up website load times. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies at any time. If you decline cookies, you do not have access to the benefits of a custom web browsing experience.
Our monthly newsletter service sends monthly newsletters with relevant information to the topic of interest. Your email will not be sold, rented or leased to a third-party. You may remove your name from the newsletter list at any time by following the removal instructions at the bottom of any newsletter sent.
While staying at our facility your dog may be photographed or recorded and the owners agree to allow their likeness to be used on the website and social media platforms. We are not responsible for any information collected by social networks on which we maintain a social media presence. These include, but are not limited to, Facebook, Google, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn. Each social network has its own policy and it should be read before creating an account on the network. We are not responsible for any marketing or retargeting performed by a social network after you have visited our pages.
Dog Meadow is located in the Town of Washington, NY. The town requires that your dog be licensed. Proof of license sent via email is required prior to staying at Dog Meadow. The town will be contacted to confirm.
Holidays are busy at Dog Meadow. Since we only book a small number of dogs, we want to ensure that all owners have the opportunity to have their dog enjoy the unique experience that we offer. Therefore, we require that a 50% nonrefundable deposit be made to secure your stay during these popular times. Holidays include: The days surrounding Martin Luther King, President's Day/Week, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, and Columbus Day. Also, the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving, as well as Christmas and through the New Year.
Many people who bring their dogs to Dog Meadow ask us about ticks. Ticks are everywhere. You cannot escape them unless your dog lives in a concrete jungle! Of course, the chemicals used to combat ticks can be as dangerous if not more dangerous than the diseases that ticks carry.
Not to worry... We do not spray our fields for ticks. Our premises are safe from chemicals. Many lawn chemicals have a long half-life in the soil and Bifenthrin, used to kill ticks is known to be an endocrine disruptor. Many chemicals in this class of chemicals have been strongly linked to cancer-specifically lymphoma. Dogs may also react to these chemicals neurologically with seizures, etc. Therefore, we advise that your dog should be on a tick preventative as advised by your veterinarian such as Frontline, etc. According to the Pet Poison Helpline, such preventatives stay within the skin oils and is not absorbed into the bloodstream. This is considered a safer option than having your dog lick, breathe, and eat chemically treated grass!
Client recognizes that, although dogs are carefully screened before being admitted to Dog Meadow for boarding, daycare or visits, and that although Dog Meadow premises are kept free of harmful toys, and although dogs are carefully supervised and confined by a secure fence, that there is an inherent risk of injury in any environment associated with group socialization in daycare and boarding, such risks including, without limitation: injuries or illnesses resulting from play or the surrounding natural environment, including wildlife.
Knowing these inherent risks and dangers, the client understands that Dog Meadow cannot be held responsible for any injury to their dog occurring at Dog Meadow, and that the client is solely responsible. The client agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Dog Meadow and anyone else directly connected with it from any liability whatsoever in the event of injury to a dog on the premises of Dog Meadow.
Please note that our policy may change from time to time. While we expect most such changes will be minor, we will post any Policy changes on this page.
Effective June 2019