HSDC Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to Humane Society of Davie County (HSDC). We developed this privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") that covers how we collect, use, disclose, and protect your personal information. Please read this Privacy Policy in its entirety to understand how HSDC will handle the privacy of personal information that you provide through the areas defined below.


This Privacy Policy applies to the following areas:

  • HSDC websites, including, but not limited to davienchumane.org and partners4paws.net (collectively "Websites")
  • HSDC social media properties including, but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (collectively “Social Media Sites”)
  • HSDC mail, email, and phone communications including, but not limited to marketing, event, and fundraising communications collectively


Please remember that this Privacy Policy applies only to information collected by our own communications channels. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of websites or communications networks that are operated or owned by third parties. For example, links to other third-party websites, including those of our corporate supporters and partners, can be accessed from our Websites. Please be advised that the privacy policies of those third-party sites or communications platforms operated by other third parties may not be consistent with this Privacy Policy.


HSDC may use and disclose the information that you provide through the Websites or other communications channels only for purposes permitted or required by law, for purposes described in this Privacy Policy, or for purposes which you might authorize.


Changes to the Policy

HSDC may change this Privacy Policy at any time. If and when a change occurs, notice will be prominently posted on the Websites covered by the Privacy Policy. However, please refer back to the Privacy Policy regularly because your use of the Websites, Social Media sites, and/or other communication channels signifies that you agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy.


What Information Does HSDC Collect?

In several areas of the Websites, HSDC collects user-submitted personally identifiable information, such as your name, home address, email address, and telephone number.


HSDC also collects anonymous demographic information, which cannot identify you personally, such as ZIP code, gender, or interests. We may append to the data you provide additional data from publicly available sources in an effort to enhance your relationship with HSDC.


We may collect information about your interaction with the Websites. For example, we may use website analytic tools on the Websites to retrieve information such as the site you came from or the keywords you used to find the Websites. We will also use technologies, such as cookies and pixel-based tracking, to collect information about the pages you view, the links you click on and other actions you take on the Websites. We use the aggregated information to provide a more useful and engaging experience to Website visitors. This information will sometimes be used to display content to you on our Websites or Social Media Sites.


In order to access certain areas on our Websites, you may need to first complete certain steps to become either a registered user or a subscriber. During these steps, you may be required to provide us with personally identifiable information such as your name, ZIP code and email address. This information is used to help us understand who uses our Websites, to operate and improve our Websites, and to deliver the services or carry out the transactions you have requested.


Communication to Children

The Websites and Social Media Sites are directed at a general audience. Please note that website programs such as personal fundraising and animal sponsorships may only be used under the supervision of an adult.


How Does HSDC Secure My Information?

HSDC provides Website visitors with a secure experience when making a donation or purchasing merchandise through our Websites. We work with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) compliant vendors.  When personal information is transmitted, it is protected through the use of industry-standard security technology, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.


Even with these measures in place, users should use special caution when using publicly accessible computer terminals or transmitting personal information over unsecured wireless networks.


In addition, on certain Website pages like blogs and news stories, we offer visitors the opportunity to provide comments or other user-generated content.  Any information that you disclose when posting a message to these areas, along with the screen name or ID used, becomes public. We are not responsible for any personally identifiable information that you choose to disclose in the public areas of our Websites or Social Media Sites.


Donor Privacy:  HSDC does not sell, rent, or exchange its donor list for direct mailing purposes. This Privacy Policy outlines how donor information is used.


How Does HSDC Use My Personal Information?

HSDC collects and uses your personal information to circulate news about HSDC and its programs, to promote events, to acquire new members and subscribers, to operate the HSDC Websites, and for other internal marketing, promotional, and fundraising purposes.


HSDC may release personal information if we believe that the law or legal process served on HSDC requires it, to protect and defend the rights or property of HSDC, or in an emergency, to protect the personal safety of an identifiable visitor or the public.


How Does HSDC Use Cookies?

The HSDC Websites use "cookies" to ensure the integrity of the registration and transactional processes and to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard drive by a Web page server. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the HSDC services or Websites you visit.


To protect our visitors, cookies do not save payment or credit card information. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies.


How Does HSDC Use My Email Address?

HSDC sends email to opted-in addresses only.  An individual who receives email from us may opt-out of email at any time by following the opt-out instructions contained in any HSDC email.


Contact Information

HSDC welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Policy. If you have any questions or believe that HSDC has not adhered to this policy, please contact HSDC at hsdcmarketing@gmail.com. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.


[Revised: 4/02/2016]

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The Humane Society of Davie County

291 Eaton Road
Mocksville, NC 27028 336-751-5214 FAX 336-753-8995 marketing@davienchumane.org


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