Privacy Policy

This privacy notice (“notice”) sets out how Humane Society of Raleigh County (collectively referred to in this document as “we” “our” or “us”) protects the privacy of your personal information. We have made this detailed document to explain how we collect information from you, what information we collect, how we use the information and how we protect your information. We will not for any reason trade or sell your information to any third party for any commercial use or purpose.

Information collection and use we collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our educational service to you. In connection with accessing our services, we may collect information from you which can be used to identify you (“personal information”), we collect information when you contact us, make a donation to us, call us for support, or give us feedback. To contact us or donate through our website, we may ask you to provide us with certain personal identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“personal data”). Personal identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

Email address
First name and last name.
Phone number
Address, zip/postal code, city
Cookies and usage data
Payment information (through our third-party payment processors: paypal)

We may use your personal data to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt-out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send or by contacting us.

Usage data we may also collect information about how the service is accessed and used (“usage data”). This usage data may include information such as your computer’s internet protocol address (e.G. Ip address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Location data we may use and store information about your location if you give us permission to do so (“location data”). We use this data to provide features of our service, to improve and customize our service. You can enable or disable location services when you use our service at any time, through your device settings.

Tracking & cookies data we use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our service and hold certain information. Cookies are files with a small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our service. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our service. Examples of cookies we use:

Session cookies. We use session cookies to operate our service.
Preference cookies. We use preference cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
Security cookies. We use security cookies for security purposes.

Use of data

To provide you with access to our platform.
To notify you about changes to our service
To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service when you choose to do so
To provide customer support.
To gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our service to you.
To monitor the usage of our service
To detect, prevent and address technical issues.

Retention of data we will retain your personal data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy policy. We may continue to communicate with you about our services, give you important updates that may affect you, and let you know about past and recent programs that may interest you unless you have opted out of receiving communications by mail. We may also continue to use some of your information for business purposes and to improve our services or in some cases to develop new ones. We will retain and use your personal data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies. We will also retain usage data for internal analysis purposes. Usage data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our service, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.

Disclosure for law enforcement under certain circumstances, we may be required to disclose your personal data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.G. A court or a government agency).

We need to perform a contract with you.
You have given us permission to do so.
The processing is in our legitimate interests and it’s not overridden by your rights.
For payment processing purposes.
To comply with the law.

How we protect your information our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible. Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all payment information you supply is encrypted via secure socket layer (ssl) technology.

Payments we receive donations in cash and via paypal. We will not store or collect your payment details. That information is provided directly to our third-party payment processors whose use of your personal information is governed by their privacy policy.

Links to other sites our service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the privacy policy of every site you visit. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Children’s privacy our service does not address anyone under the age of 13 (“children”). We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your children has provided us with personal data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected personal data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Changes to this privacy policy we may update our privacy policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new privacy policy on this page. You are advised to review this privacy policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this privacy policy are effective when they are posted on this page. Contact us if you would like to contact us you can do so through our contact page.