So, what are the rules?
Adopt-a-Pet.com is a free service where your local animal shelters and rescue groups
lists their pets available for adoption. It is free for you to use and free for
the animal shelters and rescue groups as well. We simply provide a way for you
to see homeless pets that animal shelters and rescue groups are advertising for
adoption. The adoption fees and adoption guidelines for each pet vary with the
different shelters so to find out about a particular pet, please contact the organization
directly who has the pet. We do not house, make any guarantees or have any contact
with any of the pets listed on our website. Information regarding pets posted
on Adopt-a-Pet.com is provided by the posting organization and is not checked
for accuracy nor guaranteed to be accurate or complete. We are not therefore responsible
for any issues that may arise out of contact you have with any pets listed on
our site. We are also not responsible for any issues that arise regarding any
of the organizations or individuals that post pets on our site. We do our best
to make sure that animal shelters and rescue groups keep their listings on our
website up to date, and that these groups are reputable and responsive to the
public, but we assume no responsibility for any actions any of these organizations
may or may not take. By using the Adopt-a-Pet.com website, you releases Adopt-a-Pet.com
and it's parent foundation as well as all sponsors from any and all liability
arising out of or in any way connected with the use of this website or the adoption
of a pet listed on the this website.
We hate spam too, grrr... hsss...
We will not give your e-mail, or any personal information you give us to evil forces
who send out annoying spam! We hope they get barked at, hissed at, and step
in poop. By opting in to any e-mail communication of ours, you are also opting
into e-mails from our non-profit sponsor North Shore Animal League America (NSALA),
and also from our sponsor Nestle Purina PetCare Company, who produces pet care
products. Any e-mail you get from us or our sponsors will be one you asked
for. You will always have the choice never to hear from any of us
Like a loyal pooch, we protect your privacy...
If you make a donation to our non-profit organization, no one but the computers
at the processing company will see your credit card number, not even us! Online
donations with us are secure.
What info we sniff out and how we use
If you make a donation or sign up to volunteer,we'll ask your name,
e-mail address, e-mail format preference (HTML vs. text), address, phone, and interests
and that's it.
Use of "Cookies", yum...
Oh, not that kind of cookie. Cookies are pieces of information that many
websites transfer to a computer browsing that website. We use them for
record-keeping purposes and to customize your experience. Your browser
is probably set to accept cookies. But, if you would prefer not to receive cookies,
will not function properly when you view them.
Tell a friend there's something to bark about...
If you use our "tell a friend" feature and type in an e-mail, we'll
automatically send the friend a one-time e-mail inviting them to visit the site.
We store this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time e-mail.
our back yard—other web sites...
Our site contains links to other web sites (shelters, pet rescue groups, etc.).When
you click on one of these links, you are entering another web site for which Adopt-a-Pet.com
has no responsibility. It's like going off-leash at the dog park. We
encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies
may be different than ours.
Nerdy computer stuff...
We collect an IP address from all visitors to our site. An IP address is an anonymous
number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet.
We use IP addresses to diagnose problems with our system, administer our site,
analyze trends, track users' movement, gather broad demographic information to
improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content.
We protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our site that is only
accessible by certain qualified employees. 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.
Although Adopt-a-Pet.com is a non-profit charitable organization, we encourage
supporters to donate money directly to animal shelters who are caring for animals.
However, since our free service is highly valued by the public and by the thousands
of animal shelters we serve, occasionally people do wish to donate directly to
Adopt-a-Pet.com to support our work and our mission, and we welcome this support.
Adopt-a-Pet.com respects the privacy of our users and supporters, and this
Collection and Use of Donor Personal Information...
Adopt-a-Pet.com collects and at times uses personal information such as
name, address, phone number, and e-mail address when voluntarily provided to
Adopt-a-Pet.com does not sell, trade, or share its donor list with any
other organization or entity.
Adopt-a-Pet.com will never share donor information for any use other
than processing and acknowledging donations. Adopt-a-Pet.com keeps a record
of each donor's giving history. This information is kept on file for IRS
purposes and for our own internal reporting.
Adopt-a-Pet.com stores donor information for record keeping purposes
and in order to contact past donors via our monthly e-newsletter, "The
Scoop". Donors may opt out of receiving email from Adopt-a-Pet.com at any time.
Donor Information Security...
Donor past giving information is kept in a separate password-protected
database that is not accessible by the public, nor by Adopt-a-Pet.com
staff beyond the staff directly involved with processing of donations.
Donor contact information (without any giving history) is included in
our password-protected newsletter database, and is accessible only by
Adopt-a-Pet.com staff directly involved with delivering the e-newsletter.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact:
P.O. Box 7
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
You can also send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Adopt-a-Pet.com reserves the right at any time and without notice
changes on our site. Any such change will be effective immediately upon posting.