Home Fur Keeps Privacy Policy

Home Fur Keeps Privacy Policy

Effective: December 12th, 2016

HOME FUR KEEPS (“us”, “we”, “our”) is committed to keeping any and all personal information collected of those individuals that visit http://HomeFurKeeps.org (“Website”) and make use of our online facilities and services accurate, confidential, secure, and private. Our Privacy Policy has been designed and created to ensure those affiliated with Home Fur Keeps of our commitment and realization of our obligation not only to meet, but to exceed, most existing privacy standards.

Therefore, this Privacy Policy Agreement shall apply to Home Fur Keeps, and thus it shall govern any and all data collection and usage thereof. Through the use of http://HomeFurKeeps.org you are herein consenting to the following data procedures expressed within this agreement. By accessing the Website, you agree to be bound by the Privacy Policy.

Collection of Information
This website collects various types of information, such as:
Voluntarily provided personal information, which may include your name, mailing address, email address, username, password, zip code, telephone number, date of birth, gender, age verification, billing and/or credit card information, etc., which are required in order to use certain features of our website (“Services”). This also allows you to save your profile and the documents and comments associated with it. In order to take advantage of certain features of the website, you may also choose to provide us with other personal information, such as your social media accounts, biography, location, and profile picture. Your decision to utilize these features and provide such data will always be voluntary.
Information about your computer hardware and software (e.g., IP address, browser type, domain names, access times, operating system, and referring website addresses). This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Home Fur Keeps Website.
Demographic information, such as your gender, occupation, and similar information. This demographic information may be associated with your personal information. We use this information to help target specific services or offers to you, to help us develop and improve our Website, and to tailor our Website to your interests and needs.
Content (as defined in our Terms of Service) that you may post to the service.
Communications between you and us, such as service-related emails, as well as communication between you and other users through the use of our services.

Please rest assured that this site shall only collect personal information that you knowingly and willingly provide by way of surveys, completed membership forms, and emails. It is Home Fur Keeps’ intent to use personal information only for the purpose for which it was requested and any additional uses specifically provided on our website.

Profile information may be available publicly on our Services, such as on your profile page. Personal information is defined as information used to identify and contact you. Submitting personal information is unnecessary to access certain areas of the website; however, if you do not wish to disclose certain personal information to us, then you will be unable to access many aspects of the Home Fur Keeps features.

By visiting the website and using our services, you consent to Home Fur Keeps’ collection, use, storage, deletion, and disclosure of information relating to you as set forth in this Privacy Policy. Home Fur Keeps encourages you to review the Privacy Policy statements of websites you choose to link to from Home Fur Keeps so you can understand how those websites collect, use, and share your information. Home Fur Keeps is not responsible for the Privacy Policy statements or other content on websites outside of the Home Fur Keeps website, which may have their own data collection and use practices and policies.

Use of Your Personal Information
Home Fur Keeps collects and uses your personal information to operate its Website and deliver the services you have requested. At times, we may also use your personally identifiable information as a means to keep you informed of other possible products and/or services that may be available to you from Home Fur Keeps and its affiliates. Home Fur Keeps may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services.

Home Fur Keeps will disclose your personal information, without prior notice to you, only if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such action is deemed necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process served on Home Fur Keeps or the website; (b) protect and defend the rights of property of Home Fur Keeps; (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Home Fur Keeps, or the public; and (d) carry out a request made by you.

Home Fur Keeps is operated within the United States. If you are visiting the website from outside the U.S., you agree to any processing of any personal information you provide us according to this policy.

Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, we cannot assure you that your contact information will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Policy.

Collection of Information by Third Parties
Home Fur Keeps may find it beneficial to share specific data with our trusted partners in an effort to conduct statistical analysis, provide you with email and/or postal mail, deliver support, arrange for deliveries to be made and/or to connect you with another User’s (“foster”, “adopter”, “volunteer”, “city advocate”). In this case, your unique personally identifiable information (email, name, address, telephone number) is transferred to the third party. We may also contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. Additionally, we employ and contract with people and other entities that perform certain tasks on our behalf and who are under our control (our “City Advocates”). We may need to share personal information with our City Advocates in order to provide products or services to you. Unless we tell you differently, our City Advocates do not have any rights to use personal information or other information we share with them beyond what is necessary to assist us. You hereby consent to our sharing of personal information with our agents. Additionally, when products must be shipped to users, you consent to allowing Home Fur Keeps share your mailing address with third parties.

Those third parties shall be strictly prohibited from making use of your personal information, other than to deliver those services which you requested, and as such they are thus required, in accordance with this agreement, to maintain the strictest of confidentiality of your information.

We also use social buttons provided by services like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Your use of these third-party services is entirely optional; however, by actively getting involved in creating animal listings, you allow us to share your posts on our social networks. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices of these third-party services, and you are responsible for reading and understanding third party services’ privacy policies.

We employ industry standard techniques to protect against unauthorized access of data about you that we store, including personal information. Home Fur Keeps does not now, nor will it in the future, sell, rent, or lease any of our customer lists and/or names to third parties.

We may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, user information is typically one of the transferred business assets. Moreover, if we, or substantially all of our assets, were acquired, or if we go out of business or enter bankruptcy, user information will be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of us or our assets may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

We provide a forum for users to communicate with each other. We may collect technical information about your messages, such as the IP address from which you posted, and associate this information with your messages. Even if messages are deleted, we may retain copies and attendant information indefinitely.

When you communicate with users on the forum, certain information, such as your email address, user name, and/or full name, may be available to other parties. Also note that any personal information you include in the body of your message will be available to other users, so it is important for you to exercise discretion and appropriate caution when deciding to reveal personal information in these areas.

Security of Your Personal Information
Home Fur Keeps shall endeavor and shall take every precaution to maintain adequate physical, procedural and technical security with respect to our offices and information storage facilities so as to prevent any loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure or modification of the user’s personal information under our control.

The company also uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) for authentication and private communications in an effort to build users’ trust and confidence in the internet and website use by providing simple and secure access and communication of credit card and personal information.

Cookies and Other Technical Information
We, our third party service providers, and our partners may send “cookies” to your computer or use similar technologies to enhance your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. It can identify you as a unique customer and store your personal preferences as well as technical information (including click through and click stream data). Cookies can either be permanent (i.e., they remain on your computer until you delete them) or temporary (i.e., they last only until you close your browser). Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. They are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. When you return to one of our websites after logging in, cookies provide information to the website so that the website will remember who you are. For example, if you personalize Instant Plugs pages, or register with Instant Plugs, a cookie helps Instant Plugs to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Instant Plugs website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Instant Plugs features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Should you choose to disable cookies in your browser, you will have to provide your user ID and password every time you login. You also may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Instant Plugs services or website you visit.

Children Under Age Thirteen
At various places on the service, we may ask users for their age. By using the service you agree to respond truthfully and accurately about your age. In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), we do not knowingly collect from children under age of thirteen (13) any personally identifiable information (e.g., information that would allow anyone to locate children under 13 on or offline, such as full name, email address, home address, telephone number, etc.). Children under the age of thirteen (13) are expressly prohibited from submitting or posting any personal data on the service. If it is determined that such information has been inadvertently collected on anyone under the age of thirteen (13), we shall immediately take the necessary steps to ensure that such information is deleted from our system’s database.

Opt-Out & Unsubscribe
We respect your privacy and give you an opportunity to opt-out of receiving announcements and customer feedback. You may delete your account (and thus your personal information) at any time by accessing the “Delete Account” area of the Home Fur Keeps Services, emailing us (support@homefurkeeps.org) or notifying us by telephone. Please note that when you delete your account, we may retain your account information for a reasonable period of time afterward for the purpose of internal account management and fraud prevention activities.

In the event any dispute or claim arises out of or relating to this Privacy Policy, you and Home Fur Keeps will attempt in good faith to directly negotiate a written resolution of the matter. You agree that if the matter remains unresolved for forty-five (45) days after notification (via certified mail or personal delivery) that a dispute exists, all parties shall join in mediation services in Los Angeles, California with a mutually agreed mediator in an attempt to resolve the dispute. Should you file any arbitration claims, or any administrative or legal actions without first having attempted to resolve the matter by mediation, then you agree that you will not be entitled to recover attorney’s fees, even if you would otherwise be entitled to them.

Changes to this Privacy Policy Agreement
Home Fur Keeps reserves the right to modify or update this Privacy Policy to reflect company and customer feedback, and as such we will email you those changes so that our users and/or visitors are always aware of the type of information we collect, how it will be used, and under what circumstances, if any, we may disclose such information. A user is bound by any changes to the Privacy Policy when he or she uses the services after such changes have been first posted.

Acceptance of Terms
Through the use of this website, you are hereby accepting the terms and conditions stipulated within the aforementioned Privacy Policy Agreement. If you are not in agreement with our terms and conditions, then you should refrain from further use of our website. In addition, your continued use of our website following the posting of any updates or changes to our terms and conditions shall mean that you are in agreement and acceptance of such changes.

How to Contact Us
Should you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy Agreement, please feel free to contact us at the following email or mailing address:

Email: info@homefurkeeps.org

Mailing Address:
Home Fur Keeps
18723 Via Princessa Ste. 211
Santa Clarita, CA 91387

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