ASHGI Privacy Policy


This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which the Australian Shepherd Health and Genetics Institute, Inc. (ASHGI) collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users of the website, social media accounts, and services.  This privacy policy applies to all programs, activities, products, and services offered by ASHGI.

The policy advises you of how ASHGI collects, and uses personal data obtained from individuals using our website, programs, and services.  This data will be used to provide and improve our services and maintain cntact with users.  By utilizing ur website, programs, and services you agree to our collection and use of personal data that you provide in accordance with this policy.

Legal basis for Personal Data Collection
Under the General Data Protection Regulation, if you are from the European Economic Area, ASHGI may  collect and use the personal information described in this Privacy Policy which describes the data we collect and the manner in which that data is used, and the specific contexts in which we collect it.

ASHGI may process your Personal Data because:

  • You granted permission for us to do so
  • You requested information or services from us
  • The processing is in our legitimate interests where this is not overridden             by your rights
  • For payment processing purposes
  • To comply with the law


Personal identification information
We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, place an order, respond to a survey, fill out a form, subscribe to our newsletter, make a donation, or in connection with other activities, services, features, programs, or resources we make available to the public. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, mailing address, phone number. Users may, however, visit our Site (exclusive of areas requiring login) or social media accounts anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personal identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site and program or service related activities.


Non-personal identification information
We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include your browser name, the type of computer, and technical information about Users’ means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system, Internet service providers utilized, and other similar information.

Web browser cookies
Our Site may use “cookies” to enhance User experience. Your web browser places cookies on your hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about you. Users may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If you do so, note that some parts of our website may not function properly.

How we use collected information
ASHGI may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:

  • – To personalize user experience
    We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our website.
  • – To improve our Site
    We may use feedback you provide to improve our products and services.
  • – To process payments
    We may use the information Users provide about themselves when placing an order only to provide service to that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to provide the service.
  • – To send periodic emails
    We may use the email address to send User information and updates pertaining to their order, respond to your inquiries, questions, and/or other requests.  We may also use it to provide you with information about our programs and activities via e-mail but such contacts will have an unsubscribe option if you do not wish to receive these e-mails.


Retention of data
ASHGI will retain your data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your personal data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.


ASHGI will also retain usage data for internal analysis purposes. Usage data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our service, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.


We will retain and use your personal data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies, and conduct our services and programs.


ASHGI will also retain usage data for internal analysis purposes. Usage data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Service, or where we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.

Transfer of Data
Your information, including personal data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.


If you are located outside United States please note that we are located entirely in the United States.   If you are located outside United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including personal data, to United States and process it there.


Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.  No transfer of your personal data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.


Under certain circumstances, ASHGI may be required by law to disclose your personal data in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).


ASHGI may disclose your personal data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary:

  • To comply with a legal obligation
  • To protect and defend the rights or property of ASHGI
  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with our programs, website, or services
  • To protect the personal safety of users of our programs and services or the public
  • To protect against legal liability




How we protect your information
Data security is important to us.  We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our website or cloud backup site.  However, we remind you that nothing web-based in 100% secure and we can make no guarantee of absolute security of your personal data.

“Do Not Track” Signals Under California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA): We do not support Do Not Track (“DNT”). Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked.  You can enable or disable Do Not Track by visiting the preferences or settings page of your web browser.


Your Data Protection Rights Under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. ASHGI will take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of your personal data.


If you wish to be informed what personal data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.


In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:

  • The right to access, update or to delete the information we have on you. Please contact us for assistance.
  • The right of rectification. You can have your information rectified if that information is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • The right to object. You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data.
  • The right of restriction. You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information.
  • The right to data portability. You have the right to be provided with a copy of the information we have on you in a structured, machine-readable and commonly used format.
  • The right to withdraw consent. You may withdraw your consent at any time where ASHGI relied on your consent to process your personal information. Verification of your identity may be required before responding to such requests.
  • The right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your personal data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area.


Sharing your personal information
We do not sell, trade, or rent your personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners and trusted affiliates for the purposes outlined above.

Changes to this privacy policy
ASHGI has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms
By using this website, ASHGI progams, or services you signify your acceptance of this policy and terms of service. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our website, programs or services. Your continued use of the website, programs or services following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

3rd Party Service Providers
ASHGI may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our operations and services.  These companies may provide a service on our behalf (Example:  PayPal for payment processing), or to perform services which assist us in analyzing how our website is used (Example:  Google Analytics).

These third parties have access to your personal data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.


For information on:

PayPal – Privacy Policy:

Google Analytics –  Google Privacy Terms web page:


Links to Other Sites
Our website, social media accounts or newsletter may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the privacy policy of every site you visit.  We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.


Contacting us
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at:
1338 Trouville Avenue
Grover Beach, CA 93433 USA

We may from time to time revise this policy.  We advise that you check the policy periodically for changes.  Any revisions become effective upon posting.

This policy is effective as of  August 1, 2018.