We at the Forever Home Dog Rescue (FHDR) want this website to be a safe place for users. FHDR will do its part by not requiring you to register or provide any information at all to use most of the basic features of this and our other websites. In turn, you can do your part by reading this policy, making your own informed decisions, and taking the precautions outlined below.
There are certain actions and areas of the site that will require you to provide personal information, such as:
Making a donation
Submitting online forms to:
Make a general inquiry to FHDR
Apply for the adoption of a dog or to provide a foster home
Report a lost dog
Report a website error
Personal information you may choose to provide
In order to utilize certain features of our site or receive information from FHDR, you may choose to provide information. If you do submit information to us, we will use that information for the purposes for which it was submitted. We may also use your information in other ways, such as to contact you about other FHDR activities and/or fundraising campaigns or as otherwise disclosed to you at the point of collection. For example:
If you make an online donation to FHDR, your information will be added to our donor list and database, and you may be contacted about other FHDR activities, news, action alerts, and/or fundraising campaigns. FHDR does not sell, rent, exchange or otherwise disclose your information, including your name, address, e-mail address or any other personal information, with any group, private, public or non-profit.
When you take an action, such as sending an e-mail or letter, in response to a cause FHDR is championing FHDR is not responsible for what the recipients of your action may do with the information you provide. Please note that elected officials receiving these communications may choose to contact you. In addition, sometimes government agencies add the names of people who submit comments on government proposals into public documents recording the names of people who've commented in favor or opposed to a given proposal. This is often a part of the government process for receiving and recording feedback from the public. Government agencies typically have strict guidelines around not misusing information provided to them by the public for other purposes. However, you should review the policies of the appropriate government body if you are concerned.
We will receive any other information you choose to provide. For example, we may manage social forums or allow you to post content or photos from time to time. By submitting such information to us, you give us permission to post it in the designated area on our website or social forum, edit it, or remove it if we deem that the content is not appropriate, outdated, etc. To protect your privacy, please do not include any identifying information when submitting content.
You should be aware that we use third-party vendors to provide services on this site and in our offline business operations. The information that you submit on this site may be provided to those vendors on a confidential basis so that those vendors can provide services (such as maintaining our database, sending e-mail messages to adoption and foster applicants, or facilitating our fundraising activities and campaigns) on our behalf.
If for any reason at any time you would like FHDR to remove your name and contact information from our database(s), please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Forever Home Dog Rescue, 22803 44th Ave W, Suite B-4 PMB 279, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043 (mailing address only, not office location)
We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13.
Information we automatically collect and store
As is true of most websites you enter, we automatically collect and store some information about your computer and your visit and store it in log files. This information includes information such as your computer's (or your Internet Service Provider's) Internet Protocol (IP) address (this is not your e-mail address); the domain from which you access the Internet (e.g., "centurylink.net" or "cornell.edu"); the name, version, and specifications of your computer and your computer's operating system; the Internet address of the website, if any, from which you came to our site; the date and time you arrived at our site and how long you spent on the site; and which pages you visited.
We use this information to formulate statistics that show the number of visitors to the different sections of our site and to help us make our site more useful to visitors. For example, we use the browser information to help us design our website so that as many people as possible will be able to view the pages correctly. These statistics do not reveal personal information.
Use of "cookies"
This website has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. The security measures used on this site include, but are not limited to, industry-standard firewalls and internal policies to maintain the security of stored data. The Voluntarily Submitted Data we collect about you is stored on a secure, password protected server and only authorized personnel have access to your information.
While we follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100 percent secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.