Privacy Policy

INTRODUCTION

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Safe Humane Chicago, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization (“Safe Humane,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) collects, uses, and shares your Personal Information when you use Safe Humane’s Site at safehumanechicago.org (the Site), including all content, information, and functionality available through the Site, and as part of Safe Humane’s other operations (collective referred to as the “Services”). We respect your privacy and hope that this Privacy Policy helps you make an informed decision about sharing Personal Information with us. By using our Sites and Services, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, as they may be amended from time to time by us. This Privacy Policy applies to all users of the Services.

COLLECTION, USE & SHARING OF INFORMATION

In order to provide our services aimed at fulfilling our missions, and to fulfill other purposes as outlined below, we need to collect and process some information. “Personal Information” is information that can be used to identify you, and we have provided specific examples of the Personal Information we may have collected about you below. Personal Information does not include de-identified or aggregated information, which is information in which identifiable information is removed and that cannot reasonably be used to identify an individual. We may use de-identified or aggregated information for any purpose, and we share de-identified or aggregated demographic information not linked to any Personal Information with our business partners, trusted affiliates, and advertisers.

For EU data subjects who are covered by the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), we will only process your Personal Information, including sharing it with third parties, where (1) you have provided your consent which can be withdrawn at any time, (2) the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party, (3) we are required by law, (4) processing is required to protect your vital interests or those of another person, or (5) processing is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate commercial interests, except where such interests are overridden by your rights and interests.

Categories of Personal Information We Collect:

  • Identifiers, such as name, mailing address, phone number, email address, financial account information (such as payment card details), and internet protocol address.
  • Geolocation data is gathered when users interact with our Site
  • Internet or other similar network activity, including browsing history, search history, links, and information regarding your interaction with an internet Site, application, or advertisement.

Categories of Sources for Personal Information We Have Collected:

  • We have received Personal Information from users of our services through their direct interactions with our services, including by signing up for services or donating to us.
  • We may use publicly available data or third-party services to supplement or ensure the accuracy of Personal Information.
  • We have collected Personal Information such as technical data, usage data, and internet and other similar network activity through automated technologies and users’ interactions with our services and from service providers.

Our Business or Commercial Purposes for Collecting Personal Information and Categories of Third Parties to Whom the Information Was Disclosed:

  • Identifiers are collected to contact individuals, provide users with our services, to process payments made on our Site, to improve the quality, safety, and security of the services, to customize and improve our services, to administer your account and process your requests related to the services, to respond to direct inquiries and to contact individuals about Safe Humane.  We may provide this information to volunteers and service providers who assist with the sale of products or services on our Site.  We may share internet or similar network activity with service providers to serve relevant advertisements and obtain analytics information concerning our advertising, or that assist with the sale of products or Services, including services on our Site such as Site hosting, information technology and infrastructure, email service, credit card process, order fulfillment, auditing, or other services.
  • Geolocation data is collected to contact individuals, to provide users with our Services, to improve the quality, safety, and security of the Services, to customize and improve our Services, and to detect security incidents and protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity.  We may share geolocation data with service providers to serve relevant advertisements and obtain analytics information concerning our advertising.
  • Internet or other similar network activity is collected to contact individuals, to provide users with our services, to improve the quality, safety, and security of the services, to customize and improve our services, and to detect security incidents and protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity.  We may share internet or similar network activity with service providers to serve relevant advertisements and obtain analytics information concerning our advertising, or to assist with the sale of products or services, including services on the Site such as Site hosting, information technology and infrastructure, email service, credit card process, order fulfillment, auditing, or other services. Third-party service providers assisting to serve advertisements may use cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies to tailor advertisements to interests shown by browsing our Site or by visiting other Sites. We do not control the third-party service providers’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. The collection of your information or use of technologies by third-party service providers are subject to those third parties’ privacy policies.

In addition, where consistent with applicable laws and regulations, we may disclose Personal Information in all categories above:

  • to prepare, negotiate, or perform a contract with you;
  • to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process otherwise required by law or the competent government or judicial authorities;
  • to establish or preserve a legal claim or defense;
  • as part of corporate restructuring, sale of assets, merger, or divestiture; or
  • to prevent fraud or other illegal activities, such as willful attacks on our information technology systems

SELLING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We will not sell your Personal Information to third parties for their use without your consent.

Choices and Access

Your choices regarding our use and disclosure of Personal Information

We give you certain choices regarding our use and disclosure of your Personal Information for promotional purposes.  You may opt out from receiving electronic communications from us by contacting us at getconnected@safehumane.org.  If you no longer want to receive promotional-related emails from us, you may opt out according to instructions in such communications.  Please note that if you opt out of receiving marketing-related messages, we may still send you important administrative messages.

Access, change, or deletion of Personal Information

To the extent the rights are provided to you by applicable law, including the GDPR, if you would like to request to review, correct, update, or delete Personal Information that you previously have provided to us, please contact us at getconnected@safehumane.org.  Please note that deletion of Personal Information may be limited by applicable law.  For your protection, we may need to verify your identity before implementing your request.  We will respond to your request consistent with applicable law.

Your Californian Rights

FOR RESIDENTS OF CALIFORNIA ONLY. Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code requires select businesses to disclose policies relating to the sharing of certain categories of your Personal Information with third parties. If you reside in California and have provided your Personal Information to Company, you may request information about our disclosures of certain categories of Personal Information to third parties for direct marketing purposes. Such requests must be submitted to us at one of the following addresses: getconnected@safehumane.org.

Data Integrity and Retention

The security of your Personal Information is important to us.  We employ reasonable organizational, technical, and physical safeguards designed to protect the Personal Information we collect.  However, security risk is inherent in all internet and information technologies and we cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Information. 

We will only retain your information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. To determine the appropriate retention period for your information, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the information, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your information, the purposes for which we process your information and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

Please note that this Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions from this Privacy Policy at any time.  When we do, we will post a notification on the main page of our Site, revise the updated date at the bottom of this page, and send you an email. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to our Privacy Policy.

Data Relating to Children

Our Services are not directed at, and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information from, anyone under the age of 16. If we are made aware that we have received such information, or any information in violation of our policy, we will use reasonable efforts to locate and remove that information from our records. If you wish to have your child’s information removed, please contact us using the information below.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or any of our Services, including the Site, please contact us at:

Safe Humane
safehumanechicago.org
getconnected@safehumane.org

Updated: September 25, 2020