Information We May Collect
We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, fill out a form, respond to a survey, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, mailing address. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site-related activities.
We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.
Animal Charity Evaluators will take commercially reasonable efforts to prevent the loss or unauthorized disclosure of information. We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site. However, the security of data transmitted over the Internet cannot be completely guaranteed, and Animal Charity Evaluators shall not be responsible for any harm that users or any third party may suffer as a result of a breach of security with respect to use of the site or any information transmitted to the site.
How We Use Collected Information
Animal Charity Evaluators may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:
- To run and operate our Site
- We may need your information display content on the Site correctly.
- To personalize user experience
- We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.
- To improve our Site
- We may use feedback you provide to improve our products and services.
- To send periodic emails
- We may use the email address to send User information and updates pertaining to their donation. It may also be used to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests.
We do not sell, trade, or rent Users’ personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates, and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.
We may create custom audiences for targeted social media advertising. You can opt-out of Twitter’s interest-based ads in Facebook’s ad settings, or opt out of Google Analytics by installing Google’s opt-out browser add-on.
If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include organizational news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email or User may contact us via our Site.
Information from Underage Users
The site is intended for adults and Animal Charity Evaluators will not knowingly collect any personal information from children 13 years of age or younger. If we discover or are notified that we have collected any personally identifying information from a child under the age of 13, we will remove that information from our records as soon as reasonably possible.
Confidentiality and Disclosure
We understand that some information collected may be sensitive or confidential in nature, and we will take reasonable measures to keep this information private. In the event that Animal Charity Evaluators is required by law or court order to disclose the information submitted by a user, we will provide the user with notice (unless such notice is prohibited) so that the user may object to or seek to limit the disclosure.
Third-Party Web Sites
The site may contain links to third-party Web sites that are not owned or controlled by Animal Charity Evaluators. We are not responsible for the actions or privacy practices of any third-party Web sites accessed from the site.
Your Acceptance of these Terms
By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.
This Web site is owned and operated by Animal Charity Evaluators, Inc. (“Animal Charity Evaluators” or “we.”) By using this site, you signify your consent to these terms and conditions (“Terms”) and you agree to ensure that any person in your company or firm to whom you grant access to this site will abide by these Terms. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of these Terms at any time and shall inform you of any such material changes by posting notice on the site. Your continued use of the site following the posting of changes to these Terms will mean you accept these changes.
Links to Third Party Sites
The site may contain links to third-party Web sites (“Third Party sites”). You understand that Animal Charity Evaluators has no control over Third Party sites, does not endorse, has not reviewed and is not responsible for the content or availability of Third Party sites. You acknowledge that use of Third Party sites is at your own risk.
The content on the site, including without limitation, the text, graphics, photos, videos, interactive features and the like and the trademarks, service marks and logos contained therein (“Content”), are owned by or licensed to Animal Charity Evaluators, subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under United States and foreign laws and international conventions. As a user of the site you are granted a nonexclusive, nontransferable, revocable, limited license to access and use the site and Content in accordance with these Terms. Animal Charity Evaluators may terminate this license at any time for any reason. Content on the Web site is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use only and may not be used, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed or otherwise exploited for any other purposes whatsoever, except as permitted by these Terms, without the prior written consent of Animal Charity Evaluators. Animal Charity Evaluators reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to the site and the Content. If you download or print a copy of the Content for personal use, you must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained therein. You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the site or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Content or enforce limitations on use of the site or the Content therein.
You shall not attempt or engage in potentially harmful acts that are directed against the site including, without limitation, the following: (a) Using the site in contravention of any other agreement to which you are a party, including without limitation any employment agreement to which you may be a party; (b) impersonating any other person or misrepresenting your identity or affiliation with any person or entity; (c) using manual or automated software, devices, scripts, robots or other means or processes to access, “scrape,” “crawl” or “spider” any pages contained in the site; (d) introducing viruses, worms, software, Trojan horses or other similar harmful code into the site; (e) interfering or attempting to interfere with the use of the site by any other user, host or network, including without limitation by means of submitting a virus, overloading, “flooding,” “spamming,” “mail bombing,” “pinging” or “crashing” the site; (f) causing, allowing or assisting machines, bots or automated services to access or use the site or without the express written permission of Animal Charity Evaluators; (g) misusing, tricking, disrupting or otherwise interfering with the functioning of the site; (h) harvesting or collecting email addresses or other contact information of other users or clients from the site by electronic or other means; (i) reverse engineering, decompiling, disassembling, deciphering or otherwise attempting to derive the source code for any underlying intellectual property used to provide the site, and (j) engaging in “framing,” “mirroring” or otherwise simulating the appearance or function of the site.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY
THE SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR OTHERWISE. WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANIMAL CHARITY EVALUATORS DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES REGARDING THE SECURITY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SITE. ANIMAL CHARITY EVALUATORS MAKES NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY OR ERROR-FREE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, SO PORTIONS OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMER MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
You acknowledge and agree that Animal Charity Evaluators, in its sole and absolute discretion, may, without notice to you, suspend or terminate your use of, or access to, the site for any reason including when Animal Charity Evaluators believes that you have violated any of these Terms. You further agree that Animal Charity Evaluators shall not be liable to you or to any other person as a result of any such suspension or termination. If you are dissatisfied with the site or with any terms, conditions, rules, policies, guidelines or practices of Animal Charity Evaluators, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the site.
If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any Content infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) by providing our Copyright Agent with the following information in writing (see 17 U.S.C 512(c)(3) for further detail):
- A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
- Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact you, such as an address, telephone number and, if available, an electronic mail;
- A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; and
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Notification should be sent to: Copyright Agent at email@example.com. You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements of this Section 75(D), your DMCA notice may not be valid.
Governing Law and Entire Agreement
These Terms are governed by the laws of the State of Illinois, without regard to the rules of conflict of law that may cause the laws of another jurisdiction to apply. You agree to the sole and exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the federal or state courts of the State of Illinois in the event of a dispute of any kind arising from or relating to the site, or your use or review of it. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes and replaces all prior or contemporaneous understandings or agreements, written or oral, regarding such subject matter. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision or portion of these Terms to be unenforceable, such provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that these Terms will otherwise continue in full force and effect. Failure of Animal Charity Evaluators to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms shall not be deemed a waiver of such right or provision in that or any other instance.
Social Media Policies
Thank you for your interest in participating in Animal Charity Evaluators’ social media page. The purpose of these pages is to create a place where our followers can share their thoughts, opinions, and insights on Animal Charity Evaluators, and on topics relevant to our mission.
By using or accessing our social media pages, you agree to comply with Facebook’s Terms and Conditions, and Twitter’s Terms of Service. As we welcome input from anyone, please note that postings by fans on our social media pages do not necessarily reflect the views of Animal Charity Evaluators, nor do we confirm their accuracy.
We understand that animal advocacy is a subject many of you are passionate about – a passion we share. We welcome all questions and commentary, including constructive feedback. We don’t take decisions on moderating posts lightly, but we do expect that participants post content and commentary that is both relevant and respectful to this community as a whole. Animal Charity Evaluators reserves the right to remove any posts that don’t adhere to our guidelines and to block anyone who violates them repeatedly. Specifically, we do not tolerate these kinds of posts:
- Abusive, harassing, stalking, threatening or attacking others
- Defamatory, offensive, obscene, vulgar or depicting violence
- Hateful in language targeting race/ethnicity, religion, gender, nationality or political beliefs
- Fraudulent, deceptive, misleading or unlawful
- Trolling or deliberate disruption of discussion
- Violations of any intellectual property rights
- Spamming in nature
- Uploading files that contain viruses or programs that could damage the operation of other people’s computers
- Commercial solicitation or solicitation of donations
- Link baiting (embedding a link in your post to draw traffic to your own site)
Thank you for participating in helping us create a respectful environment for our followers. If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.