Privacy Policy

About Animals Around Us

Founded in 2019 and based in Canada, Animals Around Us is an independently operated personal blog run by Olivia and her mother.  

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important. To better protect it, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices. This privacy policy governs your use of including any content, functionality and services offered on or through

We reserve the right to change this policy at any time. Changes will be posted to this page. You are responsible for periodically visiting this privacy policy to check for changes.

Your Consent

Please read this privacy policy carefully. By using the website, you accept and agree to be bound by this privacy policy. If you do not wish to agree, you must not access or use this website.

How We Protect Your Information

Animals Around Us uses standard security protocols and works only with reputable third-party vendors.

How Information Is Collected

  • If you subscribe to the Animals Around Us newsletter
  • If you leave a comment on the blog
  • Through website cookies and log files
  • Through Google Analytics
  • Through Google AdSense
  • Through Share-A-Sale

We use the information you provide to deliver the requested product and/or service, to improve our overall performance, and to provide you with offers, promotions, and information.

Subscriber Newsletters

If you join Animals Around Us newsletter, you will be required to give your first name and email address. We require your email address to send you the emails, and we require a first name so that the emails will be more personal.

Your data is collected and then passed on to MailChimp, our email service provider. You can read its privacy policy here. Tags are used within MailChimp to track your actions and page visits so that future emails can better meet your needs.

We usually send one email per week when there’s new content on the blog. Occasionally we might send additional emails about special news.

Your email and name are never sold, rented, leased, or given away to a third party.

At the bottom of each newsletter, you will find information about how to contact the sender, as well as a link to unsubscribe. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Blog Comments

When you leave a blog comment, your comment is public and visible. Your email address is never disclosed unless you include it in the main body of the comment. Your name and comment (as well as your URL, if you provide it), are visible to anyone who visits the comment section. Please avoid leaving any personal information in your comments.

Your details will remain in the database unless we remove it or you request to have it removed.

We reserve the right to remove or edit comments at my discretion. These may include comments containing profanity, harassment, threats, self-promotion, or spam.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Embedded Content From Other Sites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


This website uses a technology called “cookies” and server logs to collect information about how the site is used. Cookies are little pieces of code that I use to track your use of this site and provide the best possible experience for you.

Cookies may collect information including the date and time of your visit, the pages viewed, time spent on the site, and your IP address.

  • Google Analytics (for tracking website traffic and user behaviour)
  • MailChimp (for email tracking)
  • WP Affiliate (for tracking purchases made through affiliates)
  • Google AdSense

If you wish to disable cookies, you can learn how to do that by visiting the websites of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or that of a different browser.

*Animals Around Us is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide  a means for earning advertising fees by advertising and linking to This doesn’t cost you an extra cent.

Google Analytics

Animals Around Us uses Google Analytics to track website performance and behavior. It provides information on pageviews, referral sources (such as another website or a social media site), your device (i.e. mobile or desktop), browsing actions, and other information that helps me adapt the content I write for this site.

Google Analytics collects anonymous information about your location, age, gender, IP address, and interests. I have no way to connect that information to you personally. Read about Google Analytics’ data retention policy here.

Links to Third Party Websites

We include links to third party websites for your use and reference. We are not responsible for the privacy policies on these sites. Be aware that their privacy policies may be different than that of Animals Around Us.


Third party advertisements are used on this website. We currently run ads through Google AdSense. Google AdSense may use cookies or web beacons when they advertise on this site in order to show ads that would most interest you. Animals Around Us does not control Google AdSense’s tracking technologies or how they may be used.

Social Media

Animals Around Us posts information on various social media platforms. Animals Around Us is not responsible for your privacy when you post on its social media channels.

When We May Transfer Your Personal Data

We will not transfer your personal data unless we are under legal obligation to do so.


If you would like your information to be removed from our systems, or have questions about this privacy policy, please contact us via the contact form.