Our Policies

In this section of the site, you’ll find policies stating how we gather, use and may store your data. This page also covers other areas including the disclosure of our affiliate partnerships, our cookie policy as well as disclaimers.


Privacy Policy

We do not store any personal data, we may temporarily store details entered into contact form so we can get back to you. This information usually consists of a name, email address and message.

Cookies Policy

We do use cookies to help you get the best experience when using our website. By using our service you consent to the use of cookies.

What are Cookies? Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows us or a third-party to recognize you and improve your next visit to our website.

How/Why do we use Them? They are used by placing files in your browser, we use them for our analytics, understanding your preferences and to enable advertising on our website.

What are Third-party Cookies? These are cookies used by parties other than ourselves. When we use services from third-parties for them to function properly they may need to use cookies. This can include services from monitoring how many people use our site to the way they use it.

What are your Options? Cookies are not mandatory and can be prevented using the settings page of your browser. If you need assistance with this visit your browsers help pages. If you do decide to alter your cookie settings, you may not receive the full functionality of our website.

Learn more about cookie usage here.

Affiliate Programs

As a reader-supported website, We participate in affiliate programs, which allow us to make a small commission when you purchase a product mentioned in one of our articles. Our participation in such programs allows us to keep the website operational without having to resort to other methods such as serving irritating advertisements.

We never let our participation in affiliate programs influence our views and if we did, we’d be worse off as it would stop readers from trusting our content!

We currently participate in the following advertising programs:

  • Chewy.com
  • Amazon Affiliates – Hamsterpal is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. This means we may promote and supply links to products on Amazon and earn a commission for any resulting sales made. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.


As bloggers we are not a source for veterinary help. We try to help our readers gain a better understanding of their pets, but this can never be used as an alternative for professional veterinary advice.