General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
The new European GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), which comes into effect on May 25 2018, is a new privacy legislation and is designed to better protect your personal data. PawPeds would like to inform you that we take our data privacy responsibilities very seriously. We would like you to feel confident about how we handle your personal data. We do not sell or in any other way transfer your registered personal data to third parties.
How do we use your personal data?
PawPeds stores your personal data in order to be able to keep in touch and to communicate about health screening related information, educational courses, feline research collaborations, and for accounts to our public services like the online databases. Only the personal data needed for a particular purpose is processed.
What personal data do we collect?
The most common reasons for collecting personal data is that your cat has carried out a health screening within one of the PawPeds administered health programs, that you wish to participate in one of the PawAcademy courses, or that you have contacted PawPeds for some other reason, for example creating an account to our online services.
Most of this information will be collected directly from you based on information you provide on health forms or through application to courses. What personal data we process depends on the information we need. The following information is often necessary:
- Contact information such as your name, address, phone number and email.
- Bank or other financial information in order to refund a payment or send an invoice.
- Personal data that has been collected within the framework of participation in a research study.
- Study results or other information regarding your studies at PawAcademy.
- Information on how to use our websites, for example cookies, which are used to improve user-friendliness.
- Information for course participants.
- Personal data which is necessary for contact as listed as a health program specialist, if you have applied for that.
How is your personal data protected and who can access it?
Only people within the PawPeds administration processing your personal data have access to it. Third parties will not get access to your personal data, unless you give explicit permission for it. Invites to research studies will always be sent out by PawPeds administration, never by the third party researcher. When registered data from the health program is extracted for research purposes, that data do not contain personal data that can be tracked back to the owner of the cat.
For how long do we store your personal data?
PawPeds only store your personal data for as long as is necessary for the purpose of the processing.
- If, for example, you are a PawAcademy student, we process your personal data as long as you are enrolled to a course or stand in queue to be accepted for one.
- If you are a veterinary specialist within the health programs, a veterinary specialist applying to the health programs, or a PawPeds administrator, we process your personal data for as long as we have a joint or potential cooperation.
- If you screen a cat within the PawPeds health programs, we process your personal data for as long as it is necessary to ensure the quality of the registration and research.
About Cookies at PawPeds
Cookies are small text files that are stored on the vistor's computer. These cookies can be used to keep information about the visitor during a visit and between visits.
There are two types of cookies:
- Permanent (persistent) cookies that stays on the vistor's computer during a specified time.
- Temporary (session) cookies that is stored temporary in the computer's memory. These cookies disappears when the browser is closed.
In version 2 of NetPedigree, the program we use to present our databases, we use permenent cookies to store user preferences. By doing this, the same user preferences is used at every visit. The cookies are stored when the user change the user preferences.
If cookies are turned off, see below, the user preferences can not be stored. Not even during a single visit.
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...to Heidi Mathias, Sons of Horus, for making translations for Pawpeds! Heidi has translated several articles into Portuguese for us.
...to Leif Dollert, S*Vågens, for starting the Cornish Rex database in 2002 and working as a database maintainer for almost eight years!
...to Astrid & Leo Straver, Tricks And Tails, for working as a database maintainer for the Maine Coon database and generally helping with the PawPeds project for several years!
...to Susanne Sohlberg, S*Okeechobee's Norwegian Forestcats, for providing us with a large forestcat database to start with!
...to Hanny Olsen, S*Wi'nte Sams Turkish Angoras, Turkish Vans, and Scottish Folds, for providing us with several different database files with pedigree info!
...to the Swedish Birman breed club Birmasällskapet, for helping to build up the Birman database!
...to Petra Hartmann, Helkenberg Maine Coons, for the translations and the large amount of info for the Maine Coon database!
...to Wil Olfers, Miki Sanuki's Sphynx, for sharing her database with us!
...to Wiebke Heron, Amazone Sphynx, for sharing her database with us!
Donate to PawPeds
The domain name pawpeds.com was registered by Ulrika Olsson in 2000, for future use as a site for information about the genetic variation in the breeds and the history of the pedigreed cats, and to educate cat breeders about health issues and other issues of cat breeding.
Since then, PawPeds has become a non-profit organisation and has evolved into a useful tool, educational as well as informative for breeders. We are now publishing pedigree databases for different breeds and different species, with functions for calculating the inbreeding coefficient and pedigree analyses. We also publish articles related to these topics. Along the way, we are adding articles about other health issues and breeding issues as well, for the education of breeders. PawPeds also provide Internet Courses.
In order to keep not only the project running, but also to develop it further, money is needed. So if you'd like to see PawPeds develop further, please give us a hand and contribute to the site! Your donations will help to upgrade equipment, like computers and servers, and to develop new projects.
PayPal and Credit Card
Click on one of the buttons below to donate in Euros, US Dollars, or Swedish kronor to use the PayPal service.
Note: If you don't have a PayPal account you can donate using your credit card. Just click the button for the currency you want to use below, fill in the amount, and then choose to pay by credit card. All management of the card details is made by PayPal in a safe manner.
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You can also donate via our bank account. Note the transfer with Donation.
Bankgiro (Sweden): 200-1816
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The PawPeds website is meant as an international tool for education and information. So we are counting on lots of volunteers to translate articles for us in several languages.
All translators form an international team, and we would like to thank all these volunteers for doing such a difficult job - usually on very short notice.
If you would like to help with translation work, you are very welcome to contact the translation coordinator: