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Disclaimers, Copyright, and Privacy Notice


ASHGI welcomes any inquiries about Australian Shepherd genetics and health-related issues. However, we are not vets and cannot give specific treatment advice. If your dog is ill, please consult your veterinarian for proper diagnosis and treatment options.

All information on this site is accurate to the best of our knowledge, as of the date a given piece was written.  Previously published works will display the publication date.  This site will be updated periodically, so check back to see new additions and feel free to make suggestions to our Webmaster for new content.

ASHGI is an independent federally- and state-registered 501(c)(3) corporation, duly constituted under the laws of the State of California and the regulations of the Internal Revenue Service.  ASHGI is not affiliated with or a subsidiary of any breed club, registry or other corporation.


The articles posted on this site are either used with permission or made in accordance with the fair use provisions of U.S. copyright law. For specific information on fair use principles, please consult the Copyright Act, U.S. Codes Title 17, Ch. 1, Section 107 and the Fair Use Test. If anyone believes that our usage of any material contained in this site does not comply with fair use principles, please let us know immediately.

All photographs posted on this site are placed here with permission. Other graphics are used with permission, are in the public domain, or are linked to rather than posted on this site. These materials may only be used in accordance with our copyright notice.

If you are seeking reprint permission, please contact the author of the piece you are interested in.

And as always—please contact our Webmaster if you find any inaccuracies, or if you think something important is missing.


This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which ASHGI collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a “User”) of the website (“Site”). This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by ASHGI.

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, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, mailing address, phone number. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site 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 the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

Web browser cookies

Our Site may use “cookies” to enhance User experience. User’s web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site 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 Site.
  • – 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. It may also be used to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests.

How we protect your information

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 Site.

Sharing your personal information

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users 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, trusted affiliates and advertisers 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 Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy and terms of service. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

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

This document was last updated on September 09, 2013