Privacy Policy

The ASPCA respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it through our compliance with this privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”).  The ASPCA owns www.nopetstorepuppies.com (“the website”). Fenton Communications operates the website on behalf of the ASPCA. This Privacy Policy applies only to the website, www.nopetstorepuppies.com.  Any other website owned and/or operated by the ASPCA has a separate and distinct privacy policy.  The ASPCA is not responsible for the privacy policy or content of any third party website linked to the website. Please check with these third-party organizations or companies for their specific privacy policies.

The Privacy Policy is designed to provide you with information about how we collect, store and use non-personally identifiable and personally identifiable information obtained through the website.  By visiting the website, you are accepting the practices described in this privacy policy. The ASPCA reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time by posting such change here.  Your continued use of the website after such change is made constitutes acceptance of, and, agreement to be bound by the terms of the Privacy Policy as modified.

What information does the ASPCA collect?
How is the information used?
Does the ASPCA use cookies?
How secure is the ASPCA's website?
Does the ASPCA collect information from children?
Do I have control over how my information is used?
How can I get more information about the Privacy Policy?

What information does the ASPCA collect?

Information You Voluntarily Provide

We collect and maintain certain personal information about you when you send us an e-mail, submit a pet store to our database, or sign the pledge not to buy anything from a pet store that sells puppies. Such information may include your name, e-mail address, and zip code.

Other Information

The website may also collect certain other information that cannot identify you personally when you visit our web site. This information includes your IP address and your domain name.

How is the information used?

The ASPCA respects your privacy and has instituted policies intended to ensure that your personal information is handled in a safe and responsible manner. 

The ASPCA will use your personal information collected from www.nopetstorepuppies.com to communicate updates and/or information via an opt-in newsletter. Occasionally, the ASPCA may share your first name and last initial with pet stores in the form of petitions. The ASPCA may use the zip code you provide to help identify which names go with which petitions. If your volunteered personal information will be used in any manner other than as stated above, such use shall be specifically posted. If you wish to update or remove your information, or if you do not wish your information to be shared with in these petitions, please e-mail us at nopetstorepuppies@aspca.org

The ASPCA may also disclose your personal information when:(i) the person submitting the information authorizes us to do so; (ii) sharing the information is a necessary operation of the website; or (iii) we are required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on the ASPCA or the website, (b) protect and defend the rights or property of the ASPCA, the website or the visitors to the website, and/or (c) prevent or mitigate harm or potential harm or damage of any type to visitors to the website or the public.

The ASPCA also logs non-personally identifiable information, such as IP addresses and domain names, and aggregates them for system administration and to monitor the use of our site. We use the aggregated information to measure the number of visits to our site, the average time spent on our site, the number of pages viewed, and various other site statistics. This monitoring helps us to provide a more useful and engaging online experience to www.nopetstorepuppies.com visitors, and helps us to improve the quality of our content.

Does the ASPCA use cookies?

When you sign the pledge on the website, we might store some information on your computer in the form of a "cookie" (i.e. a small piece of text that stores information on your browser in your computer’s hard drive) or similar file.  The cookies shall only be used to obtain information to deliver to you content that is specific to your interests and to improve your online experience. No other information is stored in these cookies. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie and delete any cookies you receive.

How secure is the ASPCA's website?

Our website uses Drupal Security to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. The website is configured so that content cannot be edited without authorization from Drupal’s permission system.  You can find more information on Drupal Security at http://drupalsecurityreport.org/sites/drupalsecurityreport.org/files/drupal-security-white-paper-1-1.pdf.

We use Openwall GNU/*/Linux (Owl) for our hosting system.  Owl is a small security-enhanced Linux distribution for servers, appliances, and virtual appliances.

Does the ASPCA collect information from children?

Our Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to the Website. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, please do not send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at nopetstorepuppies@aspca.org.

Do I have control over how my information is used?

You may opt out of receiving communications from us by sending an e-mail to nopetstorepuppies@aspca.org with your complete name and e-mail address.  You may request a record of your information by calling “(212) 876-7700, xt. 4549”

How can I get more information about the Privacy Policy?

If you have questions or concerns about the Privacy Policy, you can contact the ASPCA Legal Department at:

Via Regular Mail:
ASPCA
Attn.: Legal Department
424 E. 92nd Street
New York, NY 10128

Via email:
legal@aspca.org

Via Fax:
(212) 860-3560

Last Revised:  July 21, 2011