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The website is operated by The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®, with offices at 424 East 92nd Street, New York, New York 10128 (the "ASPCA").

By visiting our website, you are accepting the practices described in this privacy policy (the "Privacy Policy").  The ASPCA reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time by posting such change here.  Your continued use of the website after such change is made constitutes acceptance of and agreement to be bound by the terms of the Privacy Policy as modified.

This Privacy Policy applies only to the website. In addition to our own website, we provide links to other third party websites that are not under the ASPCA's control.  The ASPCA is not responsible for the privacy policy or content of any website linked to from the Web Sites.

What information does the ASPCA collect?
How is the information used?
Does the ASPCA use cookies?
How secure is the ASPCA's website?
Does the ASPCA collect information from children?
Do I have control over how my information is used?
How can I get more information about the Privacy Policy?

What information does the ASPCA collect?

The ASPCA collects non-personally identifiable information about you through your IP address, computer settings and/or most-recently visited website.  We may also ask you to provide certain non-personally identifiable information about yourself, such as your age, household income, buying preferences, etc.  We do not collect any personally identifiable information about you unless you voluntarily submit such information to us, by, for example, filling out a survey or registration form.  The types of information that may be requested include your name, address, email address, and telephone number. In no case does the ASPCA share telephone numbers or e-mail addresses or permit other organizations to solicit our donors through either of these mediums. Your may opt out of receiving communications from us by sending an e-mail to website@aspca.org with your complete name, address, and e-mail address.  The ASPCA assumes no responsibility for the data collection and use practices of third parties that process online credit card transactions.  You may request a record of your information by calling the Development Department at (212) 876-7700 during normal business hours, Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm or by e-mail at development@aspca.org.

How is the information used?

The ASPCA respects your privacy and has instituted policies intended to ensure that your personal information is handled in a safe and responsible manner.  We may use this information to deliver information to you about our company and promotional material from some of our business partners, as well as for trend analysis, pattern detection, and website administration.  Your information may also be used to contact you and share with other companies that may want to contact you with offers consistent with your stated preferences and/or our mission or for other solicitation purposes.  Non-personal demographic and profile data is used to tailor your experience at our website, showing you content we think you might be interested in.  Occasionally, the ASPCA may contact visitors who have provided their personally identifiable information through the website to conduct surveys seeking feedback about their experience on the website. These surveys are used for quality assurance purposes to improve our level of customer service. The data collected may be shared with third parties on an aggregated basis.

We will only disclose personally identifiable information to third parties when: (i) the person submitting the information authorizes us to do so; (ii) sharing the information is a necessary operation of the website (i.e. to process credit card information); and (iii) we are 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 the ASPCA or the website, (b) protect and defend the rights or property of the ASPCA, the website or the visitors to the website, and/or (c) prevent or mitigate harm or potential harm or damage of any type to visitors to the website or the public.

By visiting the website you agree that information you submit to the website shall not contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, abusive or obscene material.  You are solely responsible for the content of any information you provide to the ASPCA.

Does the ASPCA use cookies?

When you register on our website, we might store some information on your computer in the form of a "cookie" (i.e. a small piece of text that stores information on your browser in your computers hard drive) or similar file.  We do this to collect information about your activities on the website, make it possible for you to keep track of items you wish to purchase on our website, deliver to you content that is specific to your interests, and/or to prevent you from re-entering all your registration data at each connection.  We also use conversion tracking cookies as part of our ad campaigns in order to analyze trends, gather broad demographic information, and monitor site traffic patterns that can help us further develop and improve the design and functionality of our site. The cookies shall only be used to obtain non-personal information to improve your online experience. No other information is stored in these cookies. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie and delete any cookies you receive.

How secure is the ASPCA's website?

Our website has industry standard high encryption security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.  The ASPCA makes every effort to protect your online order information by using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.  SSL encrypts your order information to avoid the decoding of that information by anyone other than the ASPCA.  We do not store your credit card information.

Does the ASPCA collect information from children?

No one under the age of 18 is allowed to register on the website.  The ASPCA is committed to safeguarding our users' online privacy and recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of personal information, particularly that of children.  The ASPCA takes all required steps to protect the privacy and safety of children in accordance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA") .  To review the measures the ASPCA takes in relation to the privacy of children, visit our children's website's Privacy Policy.

Do I have control over how my information is used?

You may opt-out of receiving communications from us by sending an email to us at website@aspca.org with your complete name, address and email address.

How can I get more information about the Privacy Policy?

If you have questions or concerns about the Privacy Policy, you can contact the ASPCA Legal Department at:

Via Regular Mail:
ASPCA
Attn.: Legal Department
424 E. 92nd Street
New York, NY 10128

Via email:
legal@aspca.org

Via Fax:
(212) 860-3560

Last Revised: May 8, 2009