Privacy Policy Agreement

Santa Barbara Humane is committed to keeping any and all personal information collected of those individuals that visit our 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 Santa Barbara Humane 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 Santa Barbara Humane, and thus it shall govern any and all data collection and usage thereof. Through the use of sbhumane.org, you are herein consenting to the following data procedures expressed within this agreement.

Donor Information

For your privacy, Santa Barbara Humane does not sell, rent, lend or exchange our mailing or contributor lists. Personal information collected online or offline is not shared or sold. Examples of personal information include:

  • Contact information such as name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address.
  • Giving information.
  • Information on events attended, publications received, and special requests for program information.
  • Information provided by the donor in the form of comments and suggestions.

This confidential information is kept on file for IRS purposes. It is also used to analyze overall giving patterns in order to make more accurate budget projections, as well as to understand donors’ interests in our mission and to update them on the organization’s plans and activities. This information may be shared with staff, board members, and consultants only on a confidential and need-to-know basis.

Santa Barbara Humane never sends out mailings on behalf of other organizations.

It is the policy of Santa Barbara Humane to communicate with donors according to their expressed preferences whenever possible. Santa Barbara Humane will discontinue or change the method used to contact any person upon that person’s oral or written request directed to the organization. Upon a person’s (or a person’s authorized representative’s) request that Santa Barbara Humane discontinue further contact, the person’s name and address will be promptly modified in the Santa Barbara Humane donor database to ensure that no further contact is made with the person.

Collection of Information

This website collects various types of information, such as:

  • Voluntarily provided information which may include your name, address, email address, billing and/or credit card information, which may be used when you purchase products and/or services, and/or make a donation and to deliver the services you requested.
  • Information automatically collected when visiting our website, which may include cookies, third party tracking technologies, and server log.
  • How long you were on our site.
  • How long you spend on a specific page.
  • How you came to our website (you may have linked from another site or typed in or web address manually).

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

We may also gather information about the type of browser you are using, and the IP address or type of operating system to assist us in providing and maintaining superior quality service.

It is highly recommended and suggested that you review the privacy policy and statements of any website you choose to use or frequent as a means to better understand the way in which other websites garner, make use of and share information collected.

Use of Information Collected

Santa Barbara Humane may collect and may make use of personal information to assist in the operation of our website and to ensure delivery of the services you need and request. At times, we may find it necessary to use personally identifiable information as a means to keep you informed of other possible products and/or services that may be available to you from sbhumane.org. Santa Barbara Humane may also be in contact with you with regards to completing surveys and/or research questionnaires related to your opinion of current or potential future services that may be offered.

Santa Barbara Humane does not now, nor will it in the future, sell, rent, or lease any of our customer lists and/or names to any third parties.

Santa Barbara Humane may deem it necessary to follow websites and/or pages that our users may frequent in an effort to gleam what types of services and/or policies may be the most popular to customers or the general public.

Santa Barbara Humane may disclose your personal information, without prior notice to you, only if required to do so in accordance with applicable laws and/or in a good faith belief that such action is deemed necessary or is required in an effort to:

  • Remain in conformance with any decrees, laws, and/or statutes or in an effort to comply with any process which may be served upon Santa Barbara Humane and/or our website.
  • Maintain, safeguard, and/or preserve all the rights and/or property of Santa Barbara Humane.
  • Perform under demanding conditions in an effort to safeguard the personal safety of users of sbhumane.org and/or the general public.

Children Under the Age of 13

Santa Barbara Humane does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen (13) without verifiable parental consent. 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. Anyone under the age of thirteen (13) must seek and obtain parent or guardian permission to use this website.

Unsubscribe or Opt-Out

All users and/or visitors to our newsletter have the option to discontinue receiving communications from us and/or reserve the right to discontinue receiving communications by way of emails or newsletters. To discontinue or unsubscribe to please click the ‘unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of all messages and follow the instructions. If you wish to unsubscribe or opt-out from any third party websites, you must go to that specific website to unsubscribe and/or opt-out.

Links to Other Websites

Our website may contain links to affiliate and third-party websites. Santa Barbara Humane does not claim nor accept responsibility for any privacy policies, practices, and/or procedures of other such websites. Therefore, we encourage all users and visitors to be aware when they leave our website and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. The aforementioned Privacy Policy Agreement applies only and solely to the information collected by our website.

Security

Santa Barbara Humane 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 user’s trust and confidence in the internet and website use by providing simple and secure access and communication of credit card and personal information. In addition, the website is also secured by VeriSign.

Changes to Privacy Policy Agreement

Santa Barbara Humane reserves the right to update and/or change the terms of our privacy policy, and as such we will post those changes to our website homepage at sbhumane.org, 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. If at any point in time Santa Barbara Humane decides to make use of any personally identifiable information on file, in any manner vastly different from that which was stated when this information was initially collected, the user or users shall be promptly notified via email. Users at that time shall have the option as to whether or not to permit the use of their information in this separate manner.

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 sites. 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

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Privacy Policy Agreement related to our website, please feel free to contact us at the following email, telephone number, or mailing address.

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 805-964-4777

Mailing Address: 5399 Overpass Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93111