Privacy Policy

HSOTC Privacy Policy Notice

The Humane Society of Tuolumne County (HSOTC) is committed to your right to privacy and to keeping your personal information private. You can visit the HSOTC website without telling us who you are or revealing any identifying information about yourself. However, because our website includes areas in which visitors can provide personal identifying information, we have developed this Privacy Policy to inform you of our policies and practices regarding information we collect about you.

This Privacy Policy governs the URL http://www.hsotc.org and certain electronic communications sent out by the HSOTC. This website is owned and operated by the HSOTC for the benefit of its members and other visitors interested in protecting abused, abandoned, and unwanted companion animals. Our shelter is located at 10040 Victoria Way, Jamestown, CA 95327.  The HSOTC reserves the right to modify or amend this Privacy Policy at any time and for any reason. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will be preceded by a notice posted to this Privacy Policy at least ten (10) days prior to the effective date of such change.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing of Voluntary Information You Provide
The HSOTC collects and maintains certain personal information about you when you send us an e-mail or complete any of our online forms, such as when you request information from us, make a donation, subscribe to one of our publications, request to become a member, or forward a web page, electronic postcard, electronic ballot, or electronic newsletter. Such information may include your name, mailing address, and e-mail address; it may also include a phone number, the e-mail addresses of those to whom you forward HSOTC electronic content, and any other information collected in the forms. You may be asked to provide credit card information to become a member of the HSOTC, contribute to the HSOTC, or purchase certain information or materials from the HSOTC.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing of Other Information
hsotc.org also collects certain other information that cannot identify you personally when you visit our website. This information includes your IP address and your domain name. The hsotc.org logs these IP addresses and domain names, and aggregates them for system administration and to monitor the use of our site. We use the aggregated information to measure the number of visits to our site, the average time spent on our site, the number of pages viewed, and various other site statistics. This monitoring helps us to provide a more useful and engaging online experience to hsotc.org visitors, and helps us to improve the quality of our content.

Your Access to and Control Over Information
We may use the information you voluntarily provided to contact you regarding animal-related issues we feel you may be interested in, to keep you updated regarding the HSOTC’s programs, and to extend an invitation to you to support our programs. We may also send such information to the people whose e-mail addresses you provide when forwarding HSOTC electronic content. When we do so, our sole intent is to enlarge our family of informed animal and organizational supporters. Every recipient of our electronic communications can quickly and easily “opt out” of future such communications by following the instructions on any electronic communication we send.

Cookies and Measurement Tools

The HSOTC uses cookies in order to make the results available for your on-site searches. Cookies are not used for any other reason on this site. A cookie is a small file that is sent out by a website, accepted by the user’s browser, and placed on the user’s hard drive. You can always set your browser to warn of cookies being placed, and then chose which cookies you want to accept. The HSOTC does not match any information gathered by cookies with personal information you may have voluntarily submitted to the HSOTC.  In addition, the HSOTC uses Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting for statistical analysis.

Links
From time to time, the HSOTC may link to other websites not affiliated with the HSOTC. The HSOTC attempts to link only to those websites which also respect a visitor’s privacy and the goals of the HSOTC. However, the HSOTC cannot be responsible for the content or policies of third-party websites. Please check with these third-party organizations or companies for their specific privacy policies. If you find inoperable links or are concerned about any of the sites that the HSOTC currently links to, please inform the HSOTC by contacting us at shelter@hsotc.org.

Security

The HSOTC uses generally accepted, industry-standard security systems, software, and encryption technologies for the secure transfer of personal data and to protect against unauthorized access to the HSOTC’s servers, equipment, and other components of our online presence. Our web server is stored off-site at a secure facility with limited access.

 

Contacting the HSOTC

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at 209-984-5489 or via email at shelter@hsotc.org or operations@hsotc.org.