“Personal Information” is information that identifies you personally, such as your name, address, telephone number, and email address. We collect and store the personally identifiable information that you have provided us. Here are some examples of ways in which we may collect your information.
- When you request information via one of the email addresses identified on our website or otherwise contact us in person, by phone or email, with a question. We may then collect your name, address and email in order to respond to that inquiry.
- We may collect your name, email address and other contact information if you register for an event.
- We may collect your name, email address, telephone number and payment information when you make a contribution, either on our website, over the phone or by mailing in a check.
The above list provides a sample of personal information that may be collected by Animal Rescue, Inc. From time to time, we may collect personal information from you in ways not described above.
Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
- We will not sell, trade, or share your personal information, collected on the website or through any other business activities with anyone else.
- We will not send you mailings on behalf of other organizations.
- We will only share your personal information if you give us specific permission to do so.
- We will collect payment information, billing address and other information necessary to process a donation or event registration.
- We will use your information to comply with the law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to the requirements of law or comply with legal process served on us, protect and defend our rights or act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of others.
- We will use the personal information to protect against potential fraud. We may verify with third parties the information collected in the course of processing a gift, event registration or other donation. If you use a credit or debit card on the website, we may use card authorization and fraud screening services to verify that your card information and address matches the information that you supplied to us and that the card being used has not been reported lost or stolen.
- You have the right to review information that we have collected about you. To review that information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What information does Animal Rescue, Inc. collect?
In several areas of the Website, Animal Rescue, Inc. collects personally identifiable information, such as your name, home address, email address, and telephone number.
Animal Rescue, Inc. also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.
We may collect information about your interaction with the Websites. For example, we may use website analytic tools on the Website to retrieve information from your browser, such as the site you came from, the search engine(s) and the keywords you used to find the Website, and the pages you view within the Website. We will also use technologies, such as cookies and Web beacons (both described below), to collect information about the pages you view, the links you click on and other actions you take on the Websites. Additionally, we collect certain standard information that your browser sends to every website you visit, such as your IP address, browser type and language, access times and referring website addresses.
Does Animal Rescue, Inc. collect information about children?
The Websites are directed at a general audience and Animal Rescue, Inc. does not knowingly collect or store personally identifiable information about children under the age of 13.
Is my personal information secure?
We provide Website visitors with a secure experience when making a donation or purchasing merchandise through our Websites. When personal information is transmitted by Animal Rescue, Inc. to other websites, it is protected through the use of industry-standard security technology, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. To further enhance security, stored donation and order information is also encrypted to prevent unauthorized access to the data.
Although we use industry-standard safeguards to secure the privacy of your personal information, transmissions made via the Internet cannot be made absolutely secure. Users should use special caution when using publicly accessible computer terminals or transmitting personal information over unsecured wireless networks.
In addition, on certain Website pages we offer visitors the opportunity to provide comments or other user-generated content on blogs and articles. Any information that you disclose when posting a message to these areas, along with the screen name or ID used, becomes public. We are not responsible for any personally identifiable information that you choose to disclose in the public areas of our Websites.
How does Animal Rescue, Inc. use my personal information?
Animal Rescue, Inc. collects and uses your personal information to operate the Animal Rescue, Inc. Websites and deliver the services you have requested. We may use personal information collected on our website to circulate news about Animal Rescue, Inc. and its programs, to promote events, to acquire new members and subscribers, and for other internal marketing, promotional and Animal Rescue, Inc. fundraising purposes.
A visitor who receives email from us may opt out of email at any time by following the opt-out instructions contained in the email, or by sending an email to email@example.com.
Animal Rescue, Inc. does not sell, rent, or exchange its donor list for direct mailing purposes, except as strictly necessary to satisfy ongoing contractual obligations resulting from contracts entered into prior to adoption of its policy prohibiting the sale, rental, or exchange of its donor list. Not all donors are impacted by these contractual commitments. If you have questions about this policy and whether your personal information may be shared as a result of these prior contractual commitments, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.
Except to the extent that your personal information independently falls under the paragraph immediately above, Animal Rescue, Inc. does not sell, rent or exchange personal information collected on our website with non-affiliated third parties.
Animal Rescue, Inc. may, from time to time, share personally identifiable information, including email and home addresses, with carefully selected corporate partners: for example, as may be required to offer and market products such as our affinity credit card, and other programs, products, and services that benefit Animal Rescue, Inc. . These corporate partners are required to (i) protect the privacy of your Personally Identifiable Information, and (ii) not use or disclose your Personally Identifiable Information for any purpose other than providing the programs, products or services for which we contracted. If you do not wish to receive communications from those partners, you may opt out by sending an email to email@example.com.
We may employ independent contractors, vendors and suppliers (collectively, “Outside Contractors”) to provide specific services and products related to our Websites, such as to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, send email or other messages on your behalf (such as issue advocacy emails to legislators), or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide the contracted services to Animal Rescue, Inc. and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information. These Outside Contractors may sometimes have limited access to information collected on our websites, including your Personally Identifiable Information, in the course of providing products or services to us.
We may share aggregated demographic information with our funders, such as grant-making organizations and foundations, for the purpose of demonstrating that we are meeting our organization goals.
Animal Rescue, Inc. may release personal information if we believe that the law or legal process served on Animal Rescue, Inc. requires it, to protect and defend the rights or property of Animal Rescue, Inc., or in an emergency, to protect the personal safety of an identifiable visitor or the public.
What about becoming a registered user or subscriber?
In order to access certain areas on our Website, you must first complete certain steps to become either a registered user or a subscriber. During these steps, you may be required to provide us with information (including Personally Identifiable Information) such as your name, ZIP code and email address. This information is used to help us understand who uses our Website, to operate and improve our Website, and to deliver the services or carry out the transactions you have requested.
The Animal Rescue, Inc. website uses “cookies” to ensure the integrity of the registration process and to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard drive by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a Web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
No personal information is ever stored in an Animal Rescue, Inc. cookie even if you have entered your name or email address on other parts of the Website.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The cookie tells the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Animal Rescue, Inc. pages, or register with an Animal Rescue, Inc. website or services, a cookie helps Animal Rescue, Inc. recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Animal Rescue, Inc. website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Animal Rescue, Inc. features that you customized.
To protect our visitors, cookies do not save payment or credit card information. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Animal Rescue, Inc. services or Websites you visit.
Revised: Aug. 27, 2015