Privacy Policy

The Animal Welfare League of Arlington has created this Privacy Policy to demonstrate our firm commitment to Internet privacy. The following information discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website, located at the URL http://www.awla.org and our off-line activities. Our goal is to explain why we collect particular information and how we will protect your personal privacy.

First and Foremost, the Animal Welfare League of Arlington does not sell or rent our mailing or contributor lists.

In order to fully understand your rights we encourage you to read this Privacy Policy as well as our Terms of Use. The Animal Welfare League of Arlington reserves the right at any time and without notice to change this Privacy Policy simply by posting such changes on our Site.Any such change will be effective immediately upon posting.

Questions regarding this statement should be directed to Animal Welfare League of Arlington by sending an e-mail to donate@awla.org Please reference this Privacy Policy in your subject line.

Normal Web Site Usage

You can visit the LeagueÂ’s web site without telling us who you are and without revealing any personal information. The only information we collect from a normal web site visit is the name of your Internet service provider, the browser and type of machine you are using, the web site that referred you to us, the pages you request, and the date and time of those requests.

We use this information to generate statistics and measure site activity to improve the usefulness of the site to our visitors. During a normal web site visit, we do not collect or store personally identifiable information such as name, mailing address, email address, phone number, or social security of the visitor.

We collect the IP addresses of visitors, time of access, browser type, and entry and exit pages. We collect some information on an aggregate basis. For example, we track which pages are most popular among visitors as a whole. This information is used for internal review only and not shared with third parties. We do not collect any other information without the visitorÂ’s knowledge and permission. The League does not use “cookies” at this time.

On-line Collection of Personally Identifiable Information

Currently, the League does not collect any personally identifiable information via our web site. Users who choose to click our “Donate Now” button are taken to a partner site, operated by givedirect.org, where they can choose to make a credit card donation. Data entered on givedirect.org forms is covered by GiveDirect.orgÂ’s Privacy Policy, which can be reviewedhere.

Users who choose to click our “Create Your Own Fundraising Page Today” button are taken to a partner site, operated by FirstGiving.com, where they can choose to make a credit card donation. Data entered on Firstgiving.com forms is covered by FirstGiving.comÂ’s Privacy Policy, which can be reviewed here.

Users who choose to click our “Walk Registration” or “Walk Donation> buttons are taken to a partner site, operated by kinterainc.com where they can choose to make a credit card donation. Data entered on Kinterainc.com forms is covered by kinterainc.comÂ’s Privacy Policy, which can be reviewed here.

Off-line Collection of Personally Identifiable Information

The League collects personally identifiable information from our customers, donors, and participants in our programs via a variety of off-line forms. For instance, forms containing personally identifiable information might be filled out if you:

  1. Want to adopt an animal from us.
  2. Want to surrender an animal to us.
  3. Make a donation to us.
  4. Place a call to Animal Control.
  5. Make a credit card purchase at our retail store.
  6. Choose to participate in one of our many events/programs, including (but not limited to): The Walk for the Animals, Catsino Night and Silent Auction, Kids Summer Program, and others.
  7. Want to volunteer to work at the shelter or at a League event.
  8. Seek employment at the League
  9. Want to interact with us in other ways normal to conducting everyday business and shelter operations.

In all cases, information collected from you off-line is managed and stored in a manner consistent with accepted business practices in the United States. We make every effort to ensure that your information is secure and is seen only by those employees and/or volunteers who require access to provide services to you.

 

Selling and Trading Personally Identifiable Information

The League does not and will not sell or trade any personally identifiable information that you provide to us.

This contact information collected may be used in the future to contact registered users about business pertaining to the Animal Welfare League of Arlington. We do not share information collected with outside parties. Should you wish to stop receiving information from the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, please call (703) 931-9241 or e-mail Donate@awla.org

The League may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to the League, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

The League Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on the League or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of the League; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the League, or the public or an animal.

Opting Out

Persons who adopt or surrender an animal from the League, place an animal control call or who donate will receive newsletters and other limited communications from the League from time to time. You may choose to receive these communications via U.S. Postal Service, via E-mail, or not at all.

To opt-out of receiving future communications from League, simply write to us with your complete name and address to:

Attn: Opt-Out
Animal Welfare League of Arlington
2650 S. Arlington Mill Drive
Arlington, VA 22206

Or send an email to donate@awla.org

Outside Links

Our 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 we have no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.

Security

Our site has industry standard high encryption security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. The League makes every effort to protect your online order information by using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. During transport over the internet SSL encrypts your information to avoid the decoding of that information by anyone other than the League. 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.

Contacting the League

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this Site, your dealings with this Site, or would like to correct inaccuracies in your information you may contact us with your complete name, address and email to:

Animal Welfare League of Arlington
2650 S. Arlington Mill Drive
Arlington, VA 22206
Or call (703) 931-9241

Or send an email to donate@awla.org

Effective Date of this Privacy Policy: July 1, 2007
Date Last Modified: August 7, 2007