LCHS Website Privacy Statement

Last updated: 2011-12-16

Summary

The agreement below outlines our policy in detail. The highlights are as follows:

  • We won’t ever allow any other company to use your personal information for marketing purposes.
  • We use cookies to enable us to customize the site for each user.
  • We use server logs and third-party analytics services to enable us to understand how our users are using the site and to guide usability and other improvements.

1. Acknowledgement And Acceptance Of Terms

Leon County Humane Society is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Statement sets forth our current privacy practices with regard to the information we collect when you or your computer interact with our website. By accessing themes-classic, you acknowledge and fully understand this Privacy Statement and freely consent to the information collection and use practices described in this Website Privacy Statement.

2. Participating Merchant Policies

Related services and offerings with links from this website, including vendor sites, have their own privacy statements that can be viewed by clicking on the corresponding links within each respective website. Since we do not have direct control over the policies or practices of participating merchants and other third parties, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or contents of those sites. We recommend that you always review the privacy policies of merchants and other third parties before you provide any personal information or complete any transaction with such parties.

3. Information We Collect And How We Use It

Leon County Humane Society collects certain information from and about its users three ways: directly from our Web Server logs, the user, and with Cookies.

a. Web Server Logs

When you visit our Website, we may track information to administer the site and analyze its usage. Examples of information we may track include:

  • Your Internet protocol address.
  • The kind of browser or computer you use.
  • Number of links you click within the site.
  • State or country from which you accessed the site.
  • Date and time of your visit.
  • Name of your Internet service provider.
  • Web page you linked to our site from.
  • Pages you viewed on the site.

We also use third-party services, such as Google Analytics, to collect and analyze such information.

b. E-Newsletter and Surveys

The Leon County Humane Society currently has an electronic newsletter and may launch similar products in the future. If you choose to receive our newsletter, you many be asked for certain information so that we can customize the information to suit your needs and interests. Our registration forms require users to give us contact information that may include name, email address, format preference (HTML vs. Text), address, interests, and similar information. 

From time to time, LCHS website users may be asked to participate in voluntary surveys and polls. As a part of this process you may be asked to supply personal information such as demographic information and lifestyle preferences. These surveys will be strictly voluntary and you can choose to disclose this information or not.

c. Use of Cookies

We may use cookies to personalize or enhance your user experience. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a Web Server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. For example, if you personalize a web page, or navigate within a site, a cookie helps the site to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. Hence, this simplifies the process of delivering relevant content and eases site navigation by providing and saving your preferences and login information as well as providing personalized functionality.

We reserve the right to share aggregated site statistics with partner companies, but we do not share any personally identifiable information. We may allow third-party cookies from analytics services, such as Google Analytics.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you reject cookies by changing your browser settings then be aware that this may disable some of the functionality on our Website.

4. Security

The Leon County Humane Society has attempted to take all reasonable steps to have physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in place to protect personal information gathered through this website. This includes compliance with related federal regulations and may include use of industry-standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption to prevent any loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, or modification of personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to or from our web sites, and you so at your own risk.

5. Tell-A-Friend

If a user elects to use or referral service for informing a friend about our Site, we ask them for the friend's name and email address. Humane Society of Boulder Valley will automatically send the friend a on-time email inviting them to visit the Site. Humane Society of Boulder Valley stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.



6. Other Web Sites

Our Site contains links to other Web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another Web site for which Leon County Humane Society has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.

7. Public Forums


This site may make available chat rooms, forums, message boards, and news groups. Please remember that any information that you disclose in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

8. Accessing Web Account Information

We will provide you with the means to ensure that personally identifiable information in your web account file is correct and current. You may review this information by contacting us via our contact form.

9. Changes To This Statement

The Leon County Humane Society has the discretion to occasionally update this privacy statement. When we do, we will also revise the “updated” date at the top of this Privacy page. We encourage you to periodically review this privacy statement to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. Your continued use of the service constitutes your agreement to this privacy statement and any updates.

10. Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this Site, you can contact:

Leon County Humane Society
413 Timberlane Road
Tallahassee, FL 32301

or use our contact form.

The Leon County Humane Society respects the privacy of its donors. We do not sell or exchange any individual donor information.