Privacy Policy

 

California Animal Welfare Association ("Cal Animals") respects the privacy of its members and other visitors to its Web site. Cal Animals strongly believes that if electronic commerce and online activities are to flourish, consumers must be assured that information provided online is used responsibly and appropriately. To protect online privacy, Cal Animals has implemented the following policy.

What Information Does Cal Animals Collect?

Most data Cal Animals collects are used only to help Cal Animals better serve its members. It is our general policy to collect and store only personal information that our members and visitors knowingly provide. If our privacy policies change, we will notify all users by e-mail or a special announcement placed on the Web site.

From General Users. Cal Animals does not collect any personal information from users browsing its Web site. Users to the public areas of Cal Animals Web site browse anonymously. Only aggregate data -- such as the number of hits per page -- are collected. Aggregate data are only used for internal and marketing purposes and do not provide any personally identifying information.

From Cal Animals Members, Conference Registrants, and Other Customers. To gain access to members-only resources and personalization features on the Cal Animals Web site, members and other users are asked to register and provide some limited information. These data are submitted voluntarily. Cal Animals asks users to provide their name, member number (for members), organization name, business phone, and e-mail, and payment information (including credit card numbers). Similar information may be submitted to Cal Animals through membership applications, conference or seminar registration, publication orders, subscriptions, and contest registrations. Additionally, for some emails sent in HTML format by Cal Animals to its members through its list servers and electronic newsletters, Cal Animals may collect specific information regarding what the recipient does with that email. For those emails, Cal Animals may monitor whether a recipient subsequently clicks through to links provided in the message. Other information collected through this tracking feature includes: email address of a user, the date and time of the user's "click," a message number, name of the list from which the message was sent, tracking URL number and destination page. Cal Animals only uses this information to enhance its products and distribution of those products to its members. This information is not sold or distributed in any other manner.

How Does Cal Animals Use Data Collected?

Cal Animals uses information voluntarily submitted by members and other customers in the following ways:

Cal Animals Member Services and Products. Generally, Cal Animals and its direct subsidiaries use data collected to improve its own Web content; to respond to visitors' interests, needs and preferences; and to develop new products and services.

Disclosures to Third Parties. Cal Animals also makes member contact information available through the Cal Animals Membership Directory to other members using its Web site and to those who register for its conferences. In addition, Cal Animals incorporates information users provide into hard copies of the Membership Directory that it provides to members and may sell to those requesting it. On occasion, Cal Animals may also provide limited data to third parties that offer products and services. These limited data include names, job titles, companies and business addresses, but do not include business phone numbers, business fax numbers or email addresses. Users may request Cal Animals to refrain from disclosing the data it collects to third parties on the membership application form, conference registration form or any other form on which they are providing information; an opt-out box will appear on each form on which a user provides information. Alternatively, users may contact Cal Animals at info@animals.org or (510) 525-2744 to express their preferences if they determine later that they do not wish to have the information shared.

Consent to Use Personal Information. For the purposes of the Data Protection Act(s) 1984 and 1998 (as applicable), Cal Animals or its agents must store, host and otherwise process the information (including personal data) supplied by the User when registering for this Web site. User supplies as defined above when registering for the Web site in order to allow Cal Animals (or its designated agents) to use the information to send the User unsolicited direct mail advertisements, promotions, and solicitations for third parties' products and services.

Credit Card Account Information. Cal Animals does not disclose credit card account information provided by its members and customers. When members and customers choose to pay using their credit cards, Cal Animals submits the information needed to obtain payment to the appropriate clearinghouse.

How Does Cal Animals Use Cookies?

Cookies are files that contain information created by a web server that can be stored on a User's hard disk for use either during a particular session ("per-session" cookie) or for future use ("persistent" cookie). Cal Animals uses cookies only to facilitate automated activity, store and track passwords, determine appropriate solicitations, and review navigation patterns. Cookies are not used to disseminate significant information about Users over the Internet or to analyze any information that Users have knowingly or unknowingly provided. 

What Privacy Issues Arise With Links To Other Sites?

This Web site contains links to other web sites. Cal Animals has no control over and is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of such sites.

What Means Of Redress Are Available?

If any User suspects Cal Animals has handled its personal information in a manner that does not comply with this privacy statement, please contact us by e-mailing to info@calanimals.org or by calling (510) 525-2744.

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Mailing Address

5898 Cherry Ave | Long Beach, CA 90805

510.525.2744 | info@calanimals.org

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