The following Privacy Policy explains why the Connecticut Humane Society (CHS) collects certain information, how that information is used, and how CHS protects your personal privacy as you use this website. The following discloses our information-gathering and dissemination practices for the website located at the URL www.cthumane.org.

In order to fully understand your rights, you are encouraged to read CHS’ Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. CHS reserves the right, at any time and without notice, to change these statements simply by posting such changes on this website. Any such change will be effective immediately upon posting.

The Privacy Policy Notifies You of:

  • What personally identifiable information of yours is collected through the Site;
  • Who collects such information;
  • How such information is used;
  • With whom your information may be shared;
  • What choices you have regarding collection, use and distribution of your information;
  • What kind of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control; and,
  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in your information.

Questions regarding this statement should be directed to CHS by sending an email to info@cthumane.org with Privacy Policy in the subject line.

What Information CHS Collects

CHS registration forms require users to give contact information that may include name, email address, format preference (HTML vs. Text), address, interests, and similar information. Online donors must fill in credit card information via CHS’ secure third-party vendor. Once this is initiated, CHS does not have full access to that information in order to protect the donor’s security. Alternatively, donors may generate the gift electronically from their bank.

CHS does not sell, trade or share its adopter, donor, or volunteer lists (names, physical addresses, mailing addresses, telephone numbers and email) with anyone. To learn more, please review CHS’ Donor Bill of Rights.

Any suggestions, creative ideas, photographs or other materials which you submit to this site shall become the property of CHS. CHS may disclose or use any such submissions for any purpose without your consent or compensation therefore.

How CHS Uses the Information It Collects

CHS may use the information collected from you to:

  • Personalize your experience and to allow CHS to deliver the type of content that is most relevant to you;
  • Improve CHS’ website in order to better serve you;
  • Allow CHS to better serve you in responding to your requests;
  • Administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature;
  • Quickly process your transactions;
  • Send periodic emails regarding CHS’ work.

Opting-Out of Communications

To opt out of electronic, phone or mail communications, donors, friends or contacts should email the organization at info@cthumane.org and specifically request to be removed from email, phone and/or physical mailing lists and provide the contact information on record. Email subscribers may also unsubscribe via the appropriate link on any of CHS’ eblasts. Constituents who follow CHS on social media are solely responsible from discontinuing e-relationships by un-liking or un-following as required by each social media site.

Internet Protocol Address

CHS collects an IP address from all visitors to its website. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. CHS uses IP addresses to help diagnose problems with its server, administer its site, analyze trends, track users’ movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Use of “Cookies”

CHS’ site may use cookies to enhance your experience while using this website. Cookies are pieces of information that some websites transfer to the computer that is browsing that website and are used for record-keeping purposes at many websites. Use of cookies makes surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords, your personal preferences regarding use of the site and to make sure you don’t see the same ad repeatedly. Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard.

Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of CHS’ site will not function properly when you view them.

Security

All information provided to CHS is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. CHS also protects account information by placing it on a secure portion of this site that is only accessible by certain qualified CHS employees. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While CHS strives to protect your information, the security of such information cannot be ensured or warranted.

Terms of Use

Before you use any images, data, text or other materials on this website (http://www.cthumane.org) please carefully read the terms and conditions of this license agreement. If express written permission is granted to use any materials, you are consenting to be bound by this agreement. If you do not accept all of the terms of this agreement, you are not authorized to use any materials on this site.

Sharing Content on CHS’ Website

If you elect to use plug-ins embedded in CHS’ website to inform others about a program or service, you may be asked to share the name and/or email address of the person(s) who you’d like to share the content with. CHS will automatically send a one-time email inviting them to visit the site. CHS stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.

Other Websites

This site contains links to other sites. When you click on one of these links, you are entering another website for which CHS has no responsibility. You are encouraged to read the privacy statements on all such sites, as their policies may be different from CHS’.

Contacting the Website

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, contact:

Webmaster
Connecticut Humane Society
701 Russell Road, Newington CT 06111
info@cthumane.org