Privacy and Security Policy
Pawsitive Friendships Statement of Privacy.
Pawsitive Friendships is committed to protecting your privacy. This Statement of Privacy applies to Pawsitive Friendships Website and governs data collection and usage at all Pawsitive Friendships sites and services; it does not apply to other online or offline sites, products or services. Please read the Pawsitive Friendships Statement of Privacy. Pawsitive Friendships is a general audience website, intended for users of all ages. Personal information of all users is collected, used and disclosed as described in this Statement of Privacy.
Collection of your Personal Information
As an E-commerce Website, Pawsitive Friendships collects personal information, such as your email address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Information collected by Pawsitive Friendships is used solely for the purpose of billing and shipping your online purchases. Pawsitive Friendships does not collect any information about your computer hardware and software.
Pawsitive Friendships encourages you to review the privacy statements of Websites you choose to link to from Pawsitive Friendships so that you can understand how those Websites collect, use and share your information. We are not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Websites outside of the Pawsitive Friendships Website.
Use of your Personal Information
Pawsitive Friendships and its operational service partners collect and use your personal information to process product orders and deliver the products requested. It is possible that Pawsitive Friendships may also use personal information to inform you of other products or services available from Pawsitive Friendships and its affiliates. Pawsitive Friendships may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
Pawsitive Friendships does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Pawsitive Friendships may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your personal information (email, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party.
We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as handling the processing and delivery of mailings, providing customer support, processing transactions, or performing statistical analysis of our services. We will only provide those companies the personal information they need to deliver the service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information and are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.
Pawsitive Friendships does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
Pawsitive Friendships may access and/or disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Pawsitive Friendships or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Pawsitive Friendships, including its Website; or (c) act under
exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Pawsitive Friendships or the public.
Personal information collected on this site may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which Pawsitive Friendships or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities, and by using this site, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country. Pawsitive Friendships abides by the safe harbor framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of data from the European Union.
Control your Personal Information
Pawsitive Friendships offers its customers choices for the collection, use and sharing of personal information. You may go notify us of your preferences by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to provide complete account information so we can identify you in our records.
You may also stop the delivery of future promotional email from Pawsitive Friendships by responding directly to any email you receive with a request to remove you from the mailing list.
Security of your Personal Information
Pawsitive Friendships is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer systems with limited access that are located in controlled facilities. When we transmit highly confidential information (such as a credit card number) over the Internet, we use a secure payment gateway so your information is protected.
Changes to this Statement
Pawsitive Friendships will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. If there are material changes to this Statement or in how Pawsitive Friendships will use your personal information, Pawsitive Friendships will prominently post such changes prior to implementing the change. Pawsitive Friendships encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Pawsitive Friendships is protecting your information.
We understand your concerns about privacy on the Internet and take them very seriously. All online transactions, including donations, are strictly permission-based: The Donor/Volunteer controls the use of his name, personal information, and donation or other transaction.
• We never sell, share, trade, or disclose any personal information about a Donor/Volunteer.
• When a Donor/Volunteer performs a transaction, we require the entry of only enough information about you to process your transaction.
• Our credit card processing company is not authorized to retain, share, store, or use your personal information.
Internet User Privacy
We respect the privacy of Internet Users and do not collect personally identifying information without the Internet User’s permission.
Some terms used in this Policy are:
“Donor/Volunteer” – a person or organization that performs a transaction on our site.
“Cookies” – which are small pieces of information that are stored by an Internet User’s browser on the Internet User’s hard drive.
Collection of Data
We do not collect Internet User identity or contact information from Internet Users’ visits to our website. For each visitor to our website, the visitor’s computer reaches us via a particular IP, (Internet Protocol), address. Our servers automatically collect this IP address.
An Internet User’s browser sets Cookies (when enabled) that contain small amounts of data on the Internet User’s computer after a visit to any web site. Cookies assist us in tracking Internet Users’ activities to facilitate easier navigation, data entry and retrieval, and preference tracking. By setting a cookie on our website, users would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. If users reject the cookie, they may still use our website.
No information is obtained from the Internet User or Internet User’s computer to generate the unique identifying number of the Internet User. Our servers automatically generate the unique number. None of our Cookies are used to perform “User Profiling”.
We do receive and record e-mail addresses of Internet Users, only in circumstances where the Internet User has voluntarily provided its identity and contact information through our website.
Disabled and Non-functioning Cookies
We do not employ any technology or means of preventing an Internet User from disabling the acceptance of a Cookie. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but an Internet User’s browser may be set by the Internet User to disable this function. Some Web browsers or similar Internet navigating technology may not support (or consistently support) Cookie technology. If Cookies are disabled or the Internet User is utilizing technology that does not adequately support Cookie technology, we shall not be able to record the Internet User’s activity.
Like most standard websites we use log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information.
Use and Disclosure of Data
We do not sell or rent personally identifying information. We do not disclose personally identifying information to anyone that we are not authorized to do so. We use anonymous user data to create and report the browsing and/or form completion activities of anonymous users.
When a Donor/Volunteer performs a transaction that requires him to be identified to a us (e.g., donation, volunteering, event registration, membership dues, etc.), and if the transaction involves a cash payment, our credit card processor are the only parties granted access to that Donor/Volunteer’s personal information.
We will send an e-mail receipt for all cash transactions made by a Donor/Volunteer. These may be printed for tax receipts.
We reserve the right to release information on Internet Users if compelled to do so by proper judicial or governmental authorities. Disclosure shall be limited to only to those that we are compelled to disclose to. At present, all information processing on live, production data occurs in the United States.