Who we are

We are the Scottish Deerhound Club of America (Club), a club made up owners, breeders, and lovers of Scottish Deerhounds.  The Deerhound Store allows anyone who is interested in Scottish Deerhounds to purchase our National Specialty merchandise and meals, Club products, and donate to health research.   Additionally, Club members may submit Futurity entries.

Throughout this Privacy Policy we will refer to the Scottish Deerhound Club of America as  “Club” and this web site as “Store.”

We care about your privacy and do not sell, trade your information with anyone. We do share your personal information with  the vendors necessary to operate our web site.

  • We are thoughtful about the personal information we ask you to provide and the personal information that we collect about you through the operation of our Site.
  • We store personal information for only as long as we have a reason to keep it.
  • We aim for full transparency on how we gather, use, and share your personal information.

This Privacy Policy only applies to the Site, not to third parties which have their own Privacy Policies.

Below we explain how we collect, use, and share information about you, along with the choices that you have with respect to that information.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at admin@deerhoundstore.com

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Information we collect

We only collect personal information for one of these reasons:

If you set up an account

Users can choose to set up an account at the store in order to make their shopping experience easier. In order to set up an account, we require your name and email. You may provide us with more information–like your name and address–but we don’t require that information to create your account.

Transactions and Shipping information

When you buy something from us or make a contribution to health research, you will provide personal information such as name, address, shipping address and contact information.

Club forms

When a club form, such as a Futurity entry is submitted, we collect personal information including name, address, and email.  This is submitted via email to the appropriate club member.

Contact Us Form

If you use the Contact Us form, we collect your name and email.

Payment information

We do not collect credit card information. Payment is by personal check or through the Paypal® site, which has its own Privacy Policy available here.

Information We Collect Automatically

We also collect some information automatically:

The Store is hosted by Siteground which creates automatic back-ups of the web site. You can read their policies here.

Log Information

Like many online sites, we use Jetpack by Autmattic to collect information that web browsers, mobile devices, and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, IP address, unique device identifiers, language preference, referring site, the date and time of access, operating system, and mobile network information.

Location Information

We may determine the approximate location of your device from your IP address. We collect and use this information to, for example, calculate how many people visit our Site from certain geographic regions.

Usage Information

Through our use of  Jetpack and WordPress for operating our Site, we collect information about your usage of the Site. We also collect information about what happens when you use our Site. We use this information to get insights on how people use our Site, so we can make our Site better.


If you allow us to use your images on the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

If you use the Contact Us form, we collect your name and email address. We keep this information as long as it is needed to respond to your contact. We do not share, sell, or use it for marketing purposes. If you request it, we will delete the information unless it is legally necessary for us to keep it.

Club  forms

If you fill in  a Club form, for example a Futurity entry, the information we collect may include your name, email address, or physical address as well as other personal information.  You may request that your information contained in the form and stored on the Site be removed at any time. To do so, please email us at admin@deerhoundstore.com


Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s hard drive.

Like many sites, we use “cookies” to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Store such as placing an order.

Jetpack Cookie info

Who we share your data with

We do not sell our users’ private personal information.

We share information about you in the limited circumstances spelled out below and with appropriate safeguards on your privacy:

Affiliates, Volunteers, and Independent Contractors

We may disclose information about you to our Club, our volunteers, and individuals who are our independent contractors that need to know the information in order to complete sales, entries or donations. We require our affiliates, volunteers, and independent contractors to follow this Privacy Policy for personal information that we share with them.

Third Party Vendors

We may share information about you with third party vendors who need to know information about you in order to provide their services to us. This group includes Siteground which hosts our Site, Automattic which provides functionality to our site. These vendors help us provide our Site to you.

As Required by Law

We may disclose information about you in response to a subpoena, court order, or other governmental request.

To Protect Rights and Property

We may disclose information about you when we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of the Club, third parties, or the public at large. For example, if we have a good faith belief that there is an imminent danger of death or serious physical injury, we may disclose information related to the emergency without delay.

Business Transfers

In connection with any merger, sale of company assets, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business by another company, or in the unlikely event that Club goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would likely be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. If any of these events were to happen, this Privacy Policy would continue to apply to your information and the party receiving your information may continue to use your information, but only consistent with this Privacy Policy.

With Your Consent

We may share and disclose information with your consent or at your direction.

Aggregated and De-Identified Information

We may share information that has been aggregated or reasonably de-identified, so that the information could not reasonably be used to identify you. For instance, we may publish aggregate statistics about the use of our Site.

How long we retain your data

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, their account at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information. We retain your information for as long as is legally necessary.  To delete your account, please contact admin@deerhoundstore.com

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. To receive a file or request that your data be erased, please contact admin@deerhoundstore.com

Where we send your data

We use Askimet by Automattic to check for spam emails. Automattic’s Privacy Policy is available here.

Additional information

How we protect your data

While no online service is 100% secure, we work very hard to protect information about you against unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction, and take reasonable measures to do so.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If a data breach that affects your personal information occurs, we will notify you as soon as we are made aware of it.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, the Scottish Deerhound Club of America may change its Privacy Policy from time to time. Scottish Deerhound Club of America encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If we make changes, we will notify you by revising the change log below, and, in some cases, we may provide additional notice (such as adding a statement to our homepage or sending you a notification through e-mail or your dashboard). Your continued use of the Site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your consent to such change.

Transferring Information

The Site is available worldwide. By accessing or using the Site or otherwise providing information to us, you consent to the processing, transfer, and storage of information in and to the U.S. and other countries, which may have rights and protections that are different from those in your home country.

Deerhound Store contact information

For questions about this policy, please contact admin@deerhoundstore.com


Change log

May 25, 2018 – Adopted