This Privacy Policy applies to the saveourstraysfortbend.org website (the “SOS Site”), which is owned and operated by Save Our Strays Inc.  This policy explains how we handle any personal information we obtain from you through the SOS Site.

The SOS Site contains links to other websites.  Save Our Strays Inc. is not responsible for the privacy policies of such other websites, and encourages you to look for and review the privacy policies of all other websites you visit through links on the SOS Site.

Personal Information

Personal information consists of information that enables us to identify you - for example, your name, address, phone number and e-mail address -- as well as other information you may provide us with in reference to applications or donations.

We may ask for your personal information in situations that include, but are not limited to the following: (i) your application to volunteer for our organization, (ii) your application to become an animal foster, (iii) your application to adopt our animals, and (iv) your donation of money (in which case we may also ask for your credit card number) or goods.

Sharing your personal information with our website is strictly voluntary, and you may use and benefit from our website without providing such information.  However, if you choose not to provide certain personal information when we request it, we may not be able to approve your applications or accept your donations.

Non-Personal Information

Other than personal information with which you voluntarily elect to provide us, the only other information we collect from you is non-personal information collected through Cookies or Web Beacons.  Non-personal information is information that tells us about traffic to our website, such as the pages on it you visit, and links and content you visit through the SOS Site.  Non-personal information does not include information that would enable us to identify you or your personal information.

Cookies - A cookie is a small file that a website transfers to your computer’s hard drive for record-keeping purposes and to enhance the quality of your visit to the website.  Like many other websites, we may use cookies to help us monitor traffic to our website and links contained thereon, to track navigation to specific pages on the website, to help us generate content targeted to you, and to generally record engagement with our website.  We do not use cookies to read information on your computer.

Most browsers on computers are initially configured to accept cookies.  Most browsers also permit you to re-set them to reject cookies or to warn you before a cookie is placed on your computer.  Please consult the documentation for your particular browser for information on how to do this if you are interested.

Web Beacons - Web beacons are small bits of computer code that help deliver cookies on our site and that help manage and monitor activity on the website.  This technology enables us to ascertain how many visitors clicked on elements of a particular web page, such as a link, item of content, or advertisement.  It is used by us to compile aggregate statistics about the use of our website, but not to collect any personal information about you.

Cookies and web beacons help us better target and customize the SOS Site to your interests.  We do not allow third party individuals and companies to place cookies or web beacons on the SOS Site.

Sharing Of Information With Third Parties

Personal Information

In certain instances, we may provide personal information you supply us with to third party companies or individuals for the purposes of receiving donations you have made to our organization or to confirm the information you supplied to us through an application to volunteer, become a foster or adopt an animal.  We will only provide third party companies or individuals the information they need to perform the contemplated service.  Aside from the foregoing, we will not provide your personal information to other companies or individuals without your permission, unless otherwise required by law.

We will not provide your personal information to third party websites whose links may be found on the SOS Site.  Once you link to one of these third party websites, you should review their own privacy practices, as Save Our Strays Inc. is not responsible for them in any way.

Non-Personal Information

We may share the non-personal information we learn through the use of cookies and web beacons about the usage of our website and the preferences of our visitors with third party individuals and companies to help better tailor our website to our visitors.  This information is anonymous and does not contain personal information about you.

If You Send Us Unsolicited Information

This Privacy Policy does not apply to unsolicited information or ideas you may send us via e-mail.  If you want to keep these confidential, do not send them to us.

Keeping Your Information Secure

It is important to us to keep personal information you may supply to us as secure as possible, and we safeguard personal information and limit access to it based on established industry standards.  We will provide this information to third party companies and individuals only if they have a business need for it consistent with the reason the information was provided to us as disclosed above; in such instances, we require those companies and individuals to protect the information to the same standard that we use.  Technological measures are in place to protect against loss, misuse or alteration of information that we may collect from you at the SOS Site.

Although we use reasonable methods and efforts to safeguard the personal information you submit to our website, please be aware that transmissions by means of the Internet cannot be made absolutely secure. We will have no liability for disclosure of personal information you submit to us due to errors in transmission, unauthorized acts of third parties or through the use of third party cookies, programs, routines, viruses or other devices on your computer or any other computer.

Access And Changes To Information You Provide

You may correct, update or delete the personal information you have provided us by sending us a signed letter with your name, address, e-mail address, birth date and request to:

Save Our Strays Fort Bend, P.O. Box 1709, Sugar Land, TX 77487-1709

If you notify us to delete certain personal information, we shall do so in a timely manner, but you should be aware that we may not be able to delete all traces of information you have provided us with from our servers.  You may also opt-out of certain e-mail communications you receive from us by following the opt-out instructions provided in such e-mails.

Children's Privacy

We are committed to protecting the privacy of children.  Our website does not intend to collect personal information from children we know to be under the age of 13

How To Contact Us

If you have questions or comments concerning our privacy policy or your privacy while using our website, please send an email to admin@saveourstraysfortbend.org.

Your Acceptance Of Our Privacy Policy

By your using the SOS Site, you signify your acceptance of our Privacy Policy, and you agree to and will adhere to the terms and conditions posted on the SOS Site. If you do not agree with any of the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy, please do not use this website or submit any personal information to us.

We may make changes to this privacy policy from time to time.  You are responsible for regularly reviewing this Privacy Policy from time to time.  In the event of a change of name of the website, or a change in ownership, this privacy policy will continue to apply until and unless changes are made to it.