Revision Date: September 16, 2016
At Paws for Humanity we recognize the security of personal information as a top concern for all visitors, community members and customers. This policy, therefore, describes the types of personal information that we receive and collect when you visit the site and how we safeguard your information. Please know that, as a matter of respect, we will never share your personal information with third parties other than as required by law.
1.1. PURPOSE OF POLICY.
1.2. NOTICE CONCERNING CHILDREN
Please note that while we use cute dog characters in our web design, our content is intended for adult audiences and not children under the age of 18. We understand and are committed to respecting the sensitive nature of children’s privacy online.
2. INFORMATION COLLECTION PRACTICES
2.1. WHAT BASIC INFORMATION DOES THE COMPANY COLLECT?
In operating the Site, the Company may include newsletters, products, online comments and other online forms that ask users to provide names, e-mail addresses, and other contact information.
2.2. WHAT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION DOES COMPANY COLLECT?
(a) AUTOMATIC COLLECTION. Our servers may automatically recognize visitors’ domain names and IP addresses (the number assigned to computers on the Internet). No personal information is obtained in this process. The Site may also gather anonymous “traffic data” that does not personally identify you, but may be used for marketing purposes or to improve the services we offer.
(b) COOKIES. We may use the standard “cookies” feature of major browser applications that allow us to store a small piece of data on your computer marking your visit to our website. Cookies help us learn which areas of our site are useful and which may need improvement. You can choose not to accept cookies by changing the settings on your browser. Should you choose to disable this function, however, your experience on our website could be diminished, with some features not working as intended.
3. USE AND SHARING OF INFORMATION
3.1. WHAT DOES COMPANY DO WITH COLLECTED INFORMATION?
(a) PERSONAL INFORMATION. We will not share your personal information with any third parties, except as necessary to provide certain services (like to fulfill an order) or comply with the law.
When you make a purchase from our store, your credit card information is processed through the Stripe interface. We do not retain your credit card or financial information on our servers. That information is retained and kept secure by Stripe.
We will use your information as part of a larger collection of data related to website traffic. No specific individual’s visits will be shared. The aggregate data is anonymous and used for educational and improvement purposes only.
(c) ANONYMOUS INFORMATION. We use anonymous information to analyze the traffic our website is generating. We also may use anonymous IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer the site, or to display content according to your preferences. Traffic and transaction information may also be shared with business partners and advertisers on an aggregate and anonymous basis.
- We place Cookies on behalf of certain Affiliate Programs in which we participate and provide information about those Cookies to the company who handles the advertiser’s affiliate program; and
You can choose not to accept cookies by changing the settings on your browser though doing so may disable some features of PawsForHumanity.com or your ability to participate in products or services we promote through third parties.
(d) DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION. We may disclose personal information in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (1) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on The Company or its parent company, subsidiaries or affiliates, (2) protect and defend the rights or property of The Company, its users, or (3) act under exigent circumstances to protect the safety of the public or users of the Site.
(e) SALE OF INFORMATION. In order to accommodate changes in our business, we may sell or buy portions of our company or other companies or assets, including the information collected through this Web site. If The Company or substantially all of its assets are acquired, customer information will be one of the assets transferred to the acquirer.
(f) ACCESS TO INFORMATION. We do not maintain procedures allowing you to review or request changes in the information we collect about you. You may, however, request that all data pertaining to you be removed from our database in accordance with Section 6.1 below.
The Site has security measures in place to prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of information we obtain from you, but we make no assurances in that regard.
To further help ensure your protection, we maintain an SSL certificate and subscribe to SiteLock, which regularly scans our site for threats like spam and malware.
5. WEBSITE AREAS BEYOND COMPANY’S CONTROL
5.1. PUBLIC COMMENTS
The Site may contain interactive sections where visitors can, for example, post comments. Please exercise caution in disclosing personal information in these posts as they are public.
5.2. THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
The Site contains links to other websites. If you choose to visit them, we have no control over their privacy practices or content. It is therefore your responsibility to ascertain whether you understand and are comfortable with those policies.
6. CONTACT INFORMATION AND POLICY UPDATES
6.1. CONTACTING US
Should you have questions regarding our policies and practices or wish to be removed from our database, please contact us here:
6.2. UPDATES AND CHANGES
We reserve the right, at any time, to expand, change, update or modify this Policy simply by posting such changes, updates or modifications on the Site without notice. Any such change, update, or modification will be effective immediately upon its posting. It is your responsibility to review this Policy from time to time to ensure that you still agree with its terms.
QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION
If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information, contact our Privacy Compliance Officer at CustomerLove@PawsForHumanity.com or by mail at:
Paws For Humanity
[Re: Privacy Compliance Officer]
25108 Marguerite Pkwy., Ste. A-157
Mission Viejo California US 92692