Donor Privacy Policy: Our Commitment to You

We do not and will not sell, share, trade or otherwise distribute your name or any of your personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations.

This policy applies to all information received by the SPCA of Wake County, both online and offline.


 

Website Data Collection Details and Privacy Policy

The SPCA of Wake County has created this separate online Privacy Policy to explain why we collect particular information and how we will protect your personal privacy within our Web site and any information you may provide to us for mailing purposes. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the SPCA of Wake County’s Web site at www.spcawake.org.

Because we want to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy, this Privacy Policy notifies you of;
1. What personally identifiable information of yours is collected through our web site
2. That only the SPCA of Wake County will collect such information;
3. How the SPCA of Wake County will use such information;
4. An assurance that the SPCA of Wake County does not, and will not, sell or share your information with any other organization;
5. What choices you have regarding collection, use and distribution of your information;
6. What kind of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control;
7. and, How you can correct any inaccuracies in your information.
Questions regarding this statement should be directed to the SPCA of Wake County by sending an email to spca@spcawake.org.

What Information We Collect and How We Use That Information:
Our registration forms require users to give us contact information that may include name, email address, format preference (HTML vs. Text), address, interests, and similar information. We do not request or store sensitive information from our visitors, such as credit card or social security numbers.
Internet Protocol Address: We collect an IP address from all visitors to our Site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our Site, analyze trends, track users’ movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Use of “Cookies”:
Our Site may use cookies to enhance your experience while using our Site. Cookies are pieces of information that some Web sites transfer to the computer that is browsing that Web site and are used for record-keeping purposes at many Web sites. Use of cookies makes Web-surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords, your personal preferences regarding your use of the particular Web 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 our Site will not function properly when you view them.
Security:
All information provided to the SPCA of Wake County 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. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our Site that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of the SPCA of Wake County. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.

Tell-A-Friend:
If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our Site, we ask them for the friend’s name and email address. The SPCA of Wake County will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the Site. The SPCA of Wake County stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.

Other Web Sites:
Our web site contains links to other Web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another Web site for which the SPCA of Wake County has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.

Contact the SPCA Donor Relations Department or the webmaster:
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, please contact the SPCA of Wake County at spca@spcawake.org or 919-532-2083 or by writing to the SPCA of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane, Raleigh, NC 27603.