Project Canine’s Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting ProjectCanine.org, a website developed and maintained by Project Canine to support our mission of facilitating compassionate healing, learning, and connection through certified therapy animals.

Project Canine is committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information. This privacy policy tells you how we use personal information collected at this site or that you provide directly to us via email, mail, phone, online, or by other means. Please read this privacy policy before using our site or submitting any personal information. By using our site, you are accepting the practices described in this privacy policy.

To reflect the changing nature of our operations, this policy may be changed at any time. If we make any material changes, we will prominently post notification of change to this policy on our website. The latest privacy policy will appear here.

What Information about Me Does Project Canine Collect and Store?

Project Canine adheres to the highest standards of ethical practices in all of our operations and is dedicated to protecting the privacy of all visitors to our website. One of the basic principles we follow is minimizing the amount of information we collect. We ask only for the information we need to provide the service you’ve requested. As a result, what information we collect and store depends almost entirely on how you choose to make use of our website and our services. Read further to find out more.

Personal Information

We collect and store information that you enter into this website or provide to us via other means, including third-party websites or resources. For example, if you enroll in a class, exam, or practice lab, make a donation, send us an email inquiry, or sign up for our newsletter, we collect and store some or all of the information you provide. This might include your name, address, phone number, and email address, and information about your dog, as well as the message contents of emails.

Project Canine offers you a wide variety of programs and opportunities for direct participation and for providing support (financial or otherwise). We use the personal information you provide to process class, exam, and practice lab enrollments; to send donation requests and confirmations; to sign you up for Project Canine sponsored events and programs; to provide customer service; or to respond to general inquiries.

We do not sell, rent, or share your personal information with anyone without expressly providing notification to you at the time you provide the information.

Anonymous Information: Traffic Data

Through your use of our website, we may also gather certain information that does not identify you individually (“Anonymous Information”). Generally, this information is collected through “traffic data” and may involve the use of cookies, IP addresses, or other numeric codes used to identify a computer. We may collect and store certain other information automatically whenever you interact with this website. For example, we may collect your IP address, browser information, and reference site domain name every time you visit this website. We may also collect information regarding user traffic patterns and site usage. Any traffic data collected will be used to analyze and improve this website and to provide our users with a more fulfilling experience.

We never use or install spyware on your computer, nor do we use spyware to retrieve information from your computer.

Mail and Email Communications

Periodically, we send out mailings and emails pertinent to Project Canine, including information on programs and events and solicitations for financial support. You can unsubscribe to these communications at any time by using the “unsubscribe” text link at the bottom of the email.

Third-party Providers

We use third-party providers to perform functions on our behalf, such as registrations, credit card processing, marketing, analytics, etc. These entities have access to the personal information needed to perform their functions as well as to the information you directly provide and are contractually obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of that personal information. They are restricted from using, selling, distributing, or altering this data in any way other than to provide the requested services to our website.

Social Networks and Other Communications Forums

Our website provides links to social networks such as Twitter, Google+, YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram. These links and any other chats, blogs, conferences, or social networks that may be hosted by Project Canine are public and not private communications. Please be advised that the practices described in this privacy policy do not apply to information gathered through these other web sites. The content of such communications are not to be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by Project Canine and are not to be considered an endorsement by Project Canine. We encourage you to be aware of when you leave this website and to read the privacy policies of each and every website you visit.

Emergency Situations

We may use or disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to applicable law or comply with legal process served on us or the website; (b) protect and defend our rights or property, the website, or our users; and (c) act under emergency circumstances to protect the personal safety of us, our affiliates and agents, the users of this website, or the public.

Governing Law/Assignment

Our website is published in the United States. The laws of the State of Washington shall govern in any and all disputes, including privacy or defamation issues or other concerns.

Opt-out and Correction Procedures

You may opt out of receiving email messages and other communications. You can stop receiving broadcast email communications from us at any time by selecting the “unsubscribe” text link provided at the bottom of email communications. You may also contact us at info@ProjectCanine.org to correct or update personal information that you have previously provided to us or to stop receiving mailings.

Contact

If you have any questions or comments about this privacy notice, please contact us at info@ProjectCanine.org or 1037 NE 65th St. #193, Seattle, WA 98115.

Last updated September 7, 2017.