Privacy Policy

Effective as of September 17, 2018

Data Controller and Owner
World Pet Association

General Information

World Pet Association (WPA) respects and protects the privacy of everyone who accesses our applications and systems. The information collected from the Website, registration portal and exhibitor portal is used to communicate and assist the end user in obtaining information about WPA and its events. We will not intentionally disclose personal identifiable information (PII) to any third party not associated with our events without specific consent or prior notice to our users.

Information Collected and its Use

We collect two types of information about our customers:

Traffic Data is anonymous information that does not personally identify you but is helpful to improve your experience on the Site and to track site usage. We may also use “cookies” to customize content specific to your interests, to ensure that you do not see the same promotional content repeatedly and to store your password (if one is required to be issued) so you do not have to re-enter it each time you visit the Site. We automatically track and collect this information when you visit our Site, which includes your: (i) IP address; (ii) domain server; (iii) type of computer; and (iv) type of web browser (collectively “Traffic Data”).

Personal Information is information that personally identifies you. It includes but is not limited to Contact Data (name, address, company name, company address, phone number, fax number and email address), Financial Data (payment information when purchases are made), and Demographic Data (age, gender, type and size of business, etc.). We may require you to provide us with “Personal Information” in order for you to access certain specialized services and/or to purchase products offered at the Site. If you communicate with us by email, or complete survey forms online, any information you provide may be collected as Personal Information.

The information we collect is used to improve the content of our website, used to notify customers about updates to our website and used by us to contact customers for marketing purposes.

If you register to attend, sign up to exhibit or inquire about WPA or associated events, you may receive periodic mailings or emails from us with information on industry announcements or upcoming events. We may also share the information you have provided us with others for event-related purposes. If you do not wish us to share that information, please check the box provided for that purpose when completing the registration process or the opt-out information.

We may use Contact Data to send you information about WPA, or promotional material, or to contact you when necessary. We may use your Financial Data to verify your qualifications for certain products or services and to bill you for products and services. We may use your Demographic Data to customize and tailor your experience on the Site and to display content that may interest you according to your preferences.

Use of Cookies

A “cookie” is a piece of data stored on your hard drive containing non-personal identifiable information about you. We may use cookies in order to collect certain information about you, such as IP addresses (e.g., whether you are logged on from a .com, .gov, or .edu domain), domain names (the Internet address of a computer), and the type of computer and operating system being used. We may also use cookies to identify your computer when you revisit our Website, to recall your authentication information, or to track statistical information related to navigation throughout the Website. We may collect such information in order to better operate the Website so as to enhance your experience while using the Website, and to share with advertisers to provide you with a more personalized visit to the Website. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personal information while on our Website.

Depending on the type of browser you are using, your browser may be set to alert you of cookies. You do not have to accept all cookies sent to you by this Website; however, depending on the particular cookie you reject, you may not be able to use some of the features of this Website. To disable all cookies, follow the instructions for the type of browser you are using.


WPA does not sell email addresses. WPA will not share its list(s) of email addresses with third parties, except when asked to do so by law, regulation or government request, or on a restricted basis with WPA contractors fulfilling obligations directly related to WPA activities.

We may contact you by email to confirm purchases, enrollment to services, or to check the accuracy of the information you provide. We may also send you notices about special offers, new products, services, promotions, and other similar information. We may also send emails on behalf of third-party companies. When we contact you by email, all email campaigns from WPA will contain instructions and/or hyperlinks to Opt-In or Opt-Out (unsubscribe) of our email lists.

Security of Information and Disclosures

WPA uses reasonable security measures to safeguard information concerning and submitted by, users like you. Despite the security measures employed by WPA, you should be aware that it is impossible to guarantee absolute security with respect to information sent through the Internet.

WPA will, to the extent possible, control your personal information, and, except as otherwise set forth in this Privacy Policy, we will not disclose your personal information to third parties. Although we are committed to maintaining the confidentiality of your personal information, if required by law, we reserve the right to disclose such information without first obtaining your consent.

Other Limits to Your Privacy

The Site contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. Please understand that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes subject to the privacy policies and practices of those sites. We have no control over its use and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.


If you have any questions or concerns about your customer information or your request to opt-out of communications from WPA or if you would like to review the information we’ve collected about you, please contact us at We will accept, implement and maintain any customer request to opt out of future communication.


WPA reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time without prior notice. Your continued use of this website shall constitute your acceptance of the privacy policy. Policy revisions only apply to information gathered as of the effective date of the revised policy, unless we give you notice and choice as to the changes in use, in which case all information is subject to the new policy.