Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to 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.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

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, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, 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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. We do not hold, send or use your data for any purpose.

Our contact information

Dog Friendly NI can be contacted via email: or 07983 543434

Your registration and listing

Registration on the Dog Friendly NI website is voluntary.  The small annual fee of £59 enables the site to operate, to publish your business details, and direct customers to your website and information.   Registration only listings, are website listings only.  From April 2020, upon the publication of the new Dogs Guide to NI, only those businesses featured in the guide, will be promoted in future social media posts created by Dog Friendly NI.  

DFNI aims to promote best practice at all the venues listed but is not in anyway accountable for imposing the guidelines, unless as part of the Paw Grading Program®



Dog Friendly NI has endeavoured to make the information on this website as accurate as possible at the time of publication. Dog Friendly NI accepts no responsibility for any loss, injury or damages sustained by any person resulting from the information provided on this website, nor does it guarantee that your experience will be the same as that of those that visit the establishments and venues listed.
The decision to welcome dogs onto premises is at the proprietors own discretion and as such, you waive any rights for loss or injury to person and or persons, or  property which has been or may be sustained as a consequence of participation in being a Dog Friendly venue.


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All materials contained within this website are protected by copyright law and may not be reproduced or used for any purpose whatsoever, only for private viewing purposes. No part of this website may be reproduced in any form without the user obtaining prior written consent. The businesses listed on the website have registered with Dog Friendly NI. Their details are not for publication on other third party websites/social media/media listings without prior consent.


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