I. COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
We may collect the following kinds of information when you use the Site:
Information you provide directly to us. For certain activities, such as when you donate to us, adopt from us, volunteer with us, shop with us, register for an event, subscribe to our updates or newsletters (including via third-party websites or venues with which we partner), or contact us directly, we may collect some or all of the following types of information:
- contact information, such as your full name, email addresses, phone numbers, and mailing addresses;
- your username and password;
- payment information, including credit card information, in connection with your donations, our fees, or other financial transactions;
- information provided to us on the different forms on the Site, including but not limited to the Dog Adoption Application, the Cat Adoption Application, the Dog Entry form, the Cat Entry form, the Volunteer Application, the Volunteer Agreement, the Letter of Intent regarding The Animal Haven Legacy Society, and the form used to join our mailing list (hereinafter referred to as the “Forms”); and
- any other information you choose to provide to us.
We may combine such information with information we may already have about you. If you make a donation in honor or in memory of another person, we may also collect certain information about that other person and his/her family, including their names, email addresses, phone numbers and mailing addresses.
Information we collect automatically. We may collect certain information automatically when you use the Site, such as your Internet protocol (IP) address, device and advertising identifiers, browser type, operating system, Internet service provider, pages that you visit before and after using the Site, the date and time of your visit, information about the links you click, the pages you view, the general manner in which you navigate the Site, and other standard server log information. We also may collect certain location information when you use the Site, such as your computer’s IP address, your mobile device’s GPS signal, or information about nearby WiFi access points and cell towers.
We may also receive information about you from other sources, including through third-party services and organizations. For example, if you donate to us or purchase items from us via another website or venue with which we partner, we may receive information about you from the third-party website or venue. And if you access third-party services, such as Facebook, Google, LinkedIn or Twitter, from the Site or share information about your experience on the Site with others, we may collect information from these third-party services.
Email Communications: In order to make the email that we send to you more helpful and relevant to your interests, we receive and store certain types of information. For instance, we may receive a confirmation when you open an email that we send to you. We may also receive a confirmation when you follow a hyperlink from one of our email messages to the Site.
II. USE OF INFORMATION
We generally use the information we collect online to:
- provide and improve the Site and Animal Haven’s services;
- contact you, including for fundraising purposes;
- process your donations, including recurring donations;
- fulfill your requests for Animal Haven services, products and information, including processing your payments for adoption fees, surrender fees, merchandise, raffles, and registrations for Animal Haven events;
- send you promotional materials, including raffles, sweepstakes, contests, offers, e-appeals and newsletters;
- analyze the use of the Site and user data to understand and improve the Site;
customize the content you see when you use the Site;
- review and evaluate the Forms submitted by you on the Site;
- for any other purposes disclosed to you at the time we collect your information or pursuant to your consent.
III. SHARING OF INFORMATION
We are committed to maintaining your trust, and we want you to understand when and with whom we may share the information we collect.
Third-party vendors and service providers. We may share your information with third-party vendors and service providers that help us with specialized services, including billing, payment processing, customer service, email deployment, business analytics, marketing, advertising, performance monitoring, hosting, and data processing, and whenever sharing the information is a necessary operation of the Site.
Advertising partners. We may share your information with our sponsors or advertising partners. For instance, if you respond to a particular offer from our sponsors or advertising partners, we may report to them that you responded to a particular offer and provide them with your information that is necessary for them to fulfill the offer that you responded to.
Legal purposes. We may disclose information when required by law to do so, to respond to subpoenas, court orders, legal process, law enforcement requests, legal claims or government inquiries, and to protect and defend the rights, interests, health, safety, and security of the Animal Haven, our users, and/or the public.
With your consent, authorization or at your direction. We may share information for any other purposes disclosed to you at the time we collect the information or pursuant to your consent, authorization or direction.
If you access third-party services, such as Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, or Twitter, from the Site or to share information with others about your experience on the Site, these third-party services may be able to collect information about you, including information about your activity on the Site, and they may notify your connections on the third-party services about your use of the Site, in accordance with their own privacy policies.
We use reasonable measures to help protect information from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. You should understand that no data storage system or transmission of data over the Internet or any other public network can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure. Please note that information collected by third parties may not have the same security protections as information you submit to us, and we are not responsible for protecting the security of such information.
V. YOUR CHOICES
If you want to stop receiving email from us, (i) hit “unsubscribe” at the bottom of any email sent by us via Constant Contact and follow the subsequent instructions, (ii) hit reply to any email sent by Animal Haven and type “unsubscribe” in the subject field, or (iii) contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may be able to refuse or disable cookies by adjusting your web browser settings. Because each web browser is different, please consult the instructions provided by your web browser (typically in the “help” section). Please note that you may need to take additional steps to refuse or disable Local Shared Objects and similar technologies. For example, Local Shared Objects can be controlled through the instructions on Adobe’s Setting Manager page. If you choose to refuse, disable, or delete these technologies, some of the functionality of the Site may no longer be available to you.
VI. LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY SITES, CONTENT AND ADVERTISING
Some third parties collect information about users of the Site to provide interest-based advertising on the Site and elsewhere, including across browsers and devices. These third parties may use the information they collect on the Site to make predictions about your interests in order to provide you ads across the Internet. Some of these third parties may participate in an industry organization that gives users the opportunity to opt out of receiving ads that are tailored based on your online activities. Due to differences between using apps and websites on mobile devices, you may need to take additional steps to disable targeted ad technologies in mobile apps. Many mobile devices allow you to opt out of targeted advertising for mobile apps using the settings within the mobile app or your mobile device. For more information, please check your mobile settings.
To opt out of interest-based advertising across browsers and devices from companies that participate in the Digital Advertising Alliance or Network Advertising Initiative opt-out programs, please visit their respective websites. You may also be able to opt out of interest-based advertising through the settings within the mobile app or your mobile device, but your opt-out choice may apply only to the browser or device you are using when you opt out, so you should opt out on each of your browsers and devices if you want to disable all cross-device linking for interest-based advertising. If you opt out, you will still receive ads, but they may not be as relevant to you and your interests, and your experience on the Site may be degraded.
Do-Not-Track Signals and Similar Mechanisms. Some web browsers transmit “do-not-track” signals to websites. Because of differences in how web browsers incorporate and activate this feature, it is not always clear whether users intend for these signals to be transmitted, or whether they even are aware of them. We currently do not take action in response to these signals.
Cookies are small bits of information that are stored by your computer’s web browser. Pixel tags are very small images or small pieces of data embedded in images, also known as “web beacons” or “clear GIFs,” that can recognize cookies, the time and date a page is viewed, a description of the page where the pixel tag is placed, and similar information from your computer or device. Local Shared Objects (sometimes referred to as “Flash Cookies”) are similar to standard cookies except that they can be larger and are downloaded to a computer or mobile device by the Adobe Flash media player. To find out more above cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
VIII. INTERNATIONAL USERS
We do not knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of 13 without parental consent, unless permitted by law. If we learn that a child under the age of 13 has provided us with personal information, we will delete it in accordance with applicable law.
XI. CONTACT INFORMATION
The Animal Haven, Inc.
89 Mill Road
North Haven, CT 06473