The Anti-Cruelty Society is committed to protecting the privacy of personal and financial information collected online and has security policies in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information under our control.
In areas involving voluntary transactions such as making a donation, signing up to receive our newsletters, adopting an animal or using our veterinary clinic, we may collect personally identifiable information (name, address, email address, or telephone number, credit/debit card information). We may collect an internet protocol (IP) address from all visitors to our site. An IP address is a number automatically assigned to your computer by your ISP (Internet Service Provider) when you use the internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our site, analyze trends, track users' movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
Use of Information:
We do not sell, rent, or exchange personal information collected on our website or in the operations of the Society with other companies or organizations. We may use email addresses voluntarily collected on our website to circulate news about The Anti-Cruelty Society programs, services, or events. If you do not wish to receive such emails you may opt out by following the unsubscribe instructions contained in the email or sending an email to us at email@example.com. We may share compiled demographic information with our funders for the purpose of demonstrating we are meeting our organizational goals.
Security: The Anti-Cruelty Society uses SSL (Secure Socket Layer) technology to protect and encrypt online donation and order information while it is being transferred on the internet. SSL is a proven coding system allowing your browser to automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. It is the industry standard. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our Site accessible only by certain qualified employees of The Anti-Cruelty Society.
If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our site, we ask them for the friend's name and email address. The Anti-Cruelty Society will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the Site. The Anti-Cruelty Society stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email. If the friend declines the invitation or we have no response from the invitation, this name is purged from the list on a regular basis.
Other Web Sites:
Our Site contains links to other Web sites. Please note when you click on one of these links, you are entering another Web site for which The Anti-Cruelty Society has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.
Contacting the Web Site:
The Anti-Cruelty Society
157 W. Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60654
You can also send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and reference your question in the subject line.