CAPS, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, is the only national nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to protecting companion animals from cruelty in pet shops and puppy mills.
- We will hold in confidence any information you share with us.
- We will not share information you provide us without your permission.
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When you visit our website we do not collect any personal information about you which you haven’t willingly provided to us. Once you decided to complete a form on our website you will be asked questions which we need to respond to your request.
If you choose not to provide this information, however the services we can offer you may be limited. We use this information solely as necessary to respond to requests. Our Web site automatically logs visitors’ IP addresses and Internet Service Providers and may record information such as confirmation email messages sent, opened, or delivered and may also record information to help prevent misuse of the system.
Our belief is that our visitors own their personal information. We provide to our registrants the ability to opt-in and opt-out of our newsletter.
We do not willfully share the personally-identifiable information collected from our visitors without their consent, the only exception being if we are required to do so by a legal statute, a law enforcement agency, or regulatory authority. This usually occurs only after we receive a court order or subpoena mandating us to release information.
It is possible that an emergency request from a verifiable law enforcement agency may be honored prior to receiving a court order or subpoena. Should this occur, we will make every reasonable effort to notify our registrants as soon as possible if we receive such a request so that our registrants may take action as necessary to ensure that their legal rights are protected.
There may be times when a court order or law may prohibit us from notifying our registrants of an informational request. In these cases where fraud or criminal activity is involved, we will notify our registrant, at the earliest possible time permissible under the law.
We respect your rights to not receive regular email from us, however, in some cases we may need to send administrative emails to our registrants to alert them to alert them of issues that may impact our service.
CAPS believes that parents own their childrens’ personal data. Although we do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13 it is possible that this occurs. If we informed of a situation where this occurs we will take reasonable efforts to delete the information from our database.