Cat-World Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement for Cat-World

Cat-World has created this privacy statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy. The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for this Web site:

Cat-World has never, and will never sell user information to any third parties.


This Site is affiliated with CMI Marketing, Inc., d/b/a CafeMedia (“CafeMedia”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site, and CafeMedia will collect and use certain data for advertising purposes. To learn more about CafeMedia’s data usage, click here


We use Google Analytics to analyze the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google’s privacy policy is available at:

Cookies and web beacons

We do use cookies to store information, such as your personal preferences when you visit our site.  This could include  the ability to login to some of our features, such as forums.

We also use third party advertisements on Cat-World to support our site.  Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed.  This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing Sydney estate ads to someone in Sydney, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).

  • Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on Cat-World.
  • Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and other sites on the Internet.
  • Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security.  However, this can affect how you can interact with our site as well as other websites.  This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums. *

Registration forms collects data on users via registration forms on our site in which we ask visitors for general contact information (like email address).

User information

We do not, and will not sell user information such as email addresses, names or user date to any third party parties.

External links

This site contains links to other sites. is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.


Fingerprinting is a new method websites can spy on their users. Wikipedia describes fingerprinting as

A device fingerprint, machine fingerprint or browser fingerprint is information collected about a remote computing device for the purpose of identification. Fingerprints can be used to fully or partially identify individual users or devices even when cookies are turned off.

Cat-World does not utilise fingerprint code and doesn’t endorse sites which do. You can read more about fingerprinting and ways to protect yourself at Pixel Privacy.

Public forums

This site makes forums available to our members. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. Our forums require the collection of personal information (including but not limited to name, email address, location, and IP address). This information is used solely to ensure any users violating our content rules can be contacted. respects the privacy of all visitors/users of the site. If for any reason you contact us via e-mail or become a member of our forums, your contact details will remain confidential to the site owner & site staff only. The only exception to this would be if was legally ordered to disclose information on a member.


Children under the age of 13 can not join the forums.

Children over the age of 13 but under the age of 18 may join the forums but they can not use the private messaging system.

We do not collect data from children under 13.

Legal disclosures of information

Cat-World will not share any personally identifiable information collected from visitors or members of the site unless the following reasons apply.

  1. We are legally ordered to provide such information via a legal subpoena.
  2. We have reason to believe that a member has endangered, threatened, harassed another member or staff member.

Your information

If you have any further questions or comments in regards to your privacy, please feel free to contact us. Our business address is:

Medony Properties LLC
831 19th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144

* Thanks to JenSense for the use of this content.




  • Julia Wilson, 'Cat World' Founder

    Julia Wilson is the founder of Cat-World, and has researched and written over 1,000 articles about cats. She is a cat expert with over 20 years of experience writing about a wide range of cat topics, with a special interest in cat health, welfare and preventative care. Julia lives in Sydney with her family, four cats and two dogs. Full author bio