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FAQs

Why do we need your email address?

Your email address will never leave the mailbox, hosted by GMail, which is used exclusively for the Dogs of Harrison Park calendar (dogsofharrisonpark@gmail.com). I will use it to send you a maximum of three emails (manually, not automated).

  • One email may be sent after you upload your pictures, if there are any images that aren't suitable for the calendar, inviting you to reupload, or figure out other means of getting images to us.

  • One email may be sent after you upload your dog pictures, and they have been accepted, with a link inviting you to make an additional donation of £5 to add your dog's birthday to the calendar (completely optional, there is no obligation to do so)

  • One email may be sent after the calendars are printed and delivered, with information on where they can be purchased.

Your email address is also used to match photos uploaded with the donation for your dog's birthday if you choose to have it included in the calendar.

Your email address will be kept until December 31st, at which point the mailbox will be purged (unless you have an ongoing email conversation with me).

What photos do you want from me?

Any photos of your dog(s) are fine! However, there are a few things that I would prefer to include in the calendar and will give priority to:

 

  • Photos that are high-resolution and focused. Clearer images will be easier to fit into the calendar.

  • Photos that have been taken in or around Harrison Park (this is not mandatory, but preferred).

  • Photos that have a clear seasonal and/or holiday theme (winter, spring, Halloween, Christmas, etc.) are always ideal!

  • Photos that include your dog(s) playing with other dogs in the park are highly encouraged!

  • Photos that do not include humans in the pictures (especially not feet, faces, or children).

You can have a look at the previous calendars for inspiration.

How can I have my dog's birthday added to the calendar?

We can add your dogs's birthday to the calendar for an additional donation of £5 to the charity we support. Please send your £5 donation to us via PayPal - just make certain you include the information outlined below so we can match the payment to the dog!

  • Your email address

  • Your dog's name

  • Your dog's birthday

I will make sure to put your dog's picture on his or her birthday month.

Where and when can I buy the calendar?

I will aim to have the calendar printed by the end of November at the latest (check back here or on facebook for updates), at which point they will be available for sale from the following businesses and sponsors on Ashley Terrace:

  • Tea & Sympathy

  • Pollination

  • The Terrace Cafe

Alternatively, you can buy them directly from me if you bump into me in the park!

What is pre-order?

You can now pre-order the calendar, becoming an "early supporter"!

What you get

  • calendars delivered to your door once they are printed

  • a shout-out in the calendar

  • a wee thank you gift

Why pre-order?

Most importantly, you are securing yourself your calendar! You are also giving me an idea of how many calendars to print, meaning I don't have to place a second order for a second print run. The cost of each print run is determined by the number of calendars to print (the more calendars the more cost effective), as well as the various admin and shipping fees. By placing only one large order, we are saving money and  that means we can donate more money to the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home!

Disclaimer

While I will make every attempt to include at least one picture of every dog we receive, high interest in the calendar may mean that this is not possible (although I have never turned anyone away before!).

If it is the case that not all dogs can be included, we will apply the following criteria to select images:

  • Dogs that have donated £5 to include their birthday will be guaranteed at least one image on their birth month.

  • Dogs that have featured in a previous calendar will be included as a priority.

All other dogs will have their images added based on the quality of the pictures submitted. I have not had to turn away any dogs in the past, and hope not to do so this year either!

I will retain up to two images from each upload (typically the clearest image of a dog) along with the dog's name and how many images were included in the calendar. The purpose of this is to be able to cross-reference dogs for the inclusion criteria for future calendars.

All other images and personal information will be deleted, including the email address linked to the dog, after the calendars are finalised and emails have been sent informing owners that the calendars are available for purchase. This deletion will happen no later than December 31st, 2021.