Your Privacy on hppl.org:
This website is administered by the Homeless Pet Placement League. The primary purpose of hppl.org is to be a dynamic resource and tool to help you understand our organization. We want you to feel secure when visiting our site and are committed to maintaining your privacy when doing so.
The following provides an overview of how we protect your privacy during your visit.
What information do we gather?
Information on hppl.org is gathered in two ways: (1) indirectly (for example, through our site’s technology); and (2) directly (for example, when you provide information on various pages of hppl.org).
One example of information we collect indirectly is through our Internet access logs. When you access hppl.org, your Internet address is automatically collected and is placed in our Internet access logs.
We also collect information when you directly and voluntarily submit it to us. On our site, we provide you the opportunity to register for our newsletter, and to send us email. In both cases, we request some information from you in order to properly process your request. When we collect this type of information, we will notify you as to why we are asking for information and how this information will be used. It is completely up to you whether or not you want to provide it.
How do we use this information?
We analyze it to determine what is most effective about our site, to help us identify ways to improve it, and eventually, to determine how we can tailor hppl.org to make it more effective. We may also use data for other purposes, which we would describe to you at the point we collect the information.
Will we share this with outside parties?
As a local organization, data we collect may be transferred throughout HPPL’s organization. We will not sell individual information and will share it only with our employees and board members. There will be other times when we need to share information, for example, in the case of an event where we need to provide our caterer with meal preference information. But again, before you submit any information, we will notify you as to why we are asking for specific information and it is completely up to you whether or not you want to provide it.
What about sensitive personal data?
We do not generally seek to collect sensitive personal data through this site. If we do seek to collect such data, we will ask you to consent to our proposed uses of the data. We may also collect some sensitive personal data incidentally. By providing us with unsolicited sensitive personal data, you consent to our using the data subject to applicable law as described in this Privacy Statement. The references to “sensitive personal data” are to the various categories of personal data identified by European and other data privacy laws as requiring special treatment, including in some circumstances the need to obtain explicit consent. These categories comprise personal identity numbers, personal data about personality and private life, racial or ethnic origin, nationality, political opinions, membership of political parties or movements, religious, philosophical or other similar beliefs, membership of a trade union or profession or trade association, physical or mental health, genetic code, addictions, sexual life, property matters or criminal record (including information about suspected criminal activities).
What about data security?
We take appropriate steps to maintain the security of your data on hppl.org. You should understand that the open nature of the Internet is such that data may flow over networks without security measures and may be accessed and used by people other than those for whom the data is intended.
Do we give you access to your information?
You are entitled to know whether we hold information about you and, if we do, to have access to that information and require it to be corrected if it is inaccurate. You can do this by sending us an e-mail.
What about links from this site?
As a service to our clients and visitors, we provide links to other websites. We can make no representations about the privacy policies of these sites. If you are concerned about confidentiality, you should check each site before providing any information.
That’s about it. Basically, we are interested in maintaining your privacy and creating a valuable resource for you to use. If you have any questions now or during your visit, please contact us.