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NTBHR Privacy Policy:


Your right to privacy while using the Internet is very important to North Texas Basset Hound Rescue (NTBHR). NTBHR is committed to helping you maintain control over your personal data while fostering the growth of a more interactive, engaging and personalized web experience. We respect your right to control how much information you provide about yourself. When you are making a donation, registering on our web site (Site) or adopting a Basset Hound we ask you for personal contact information such as your name, mailing address, telephone number and email address. We may use this contact information to provide you with a receipt or financial report; to contact you to clarify or obtain information about a donation you made or a Basset Hound you are in the process of adopting; or to send you additional information about NTBHR. If you make a donation, we may contact you from time to time to offer you an opportunity to make another donation. The following Privacy Policy ("Policy") describes how we collect, protect and use information we receive from visitors to NTBHR’s Site.  By using our Site, you agree to the terms of this Policy. This Policy applies only to information collected through our Site and not to information collected offline.
 

1. What Personally Identifiable Information Is Collected
NTBHR does not collect personally identifiable information on our Site unless you voluntarily provide information about yourself via an electronic mail message or by filling out one of our online forms. By "personally identifiable information," we mean data that is unique to an individual, such as a name, address or telephone number. For example, if you send us an email or call us, we may use the information you provide to follow up via telephone or email. The information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to support your continued relationship with NTBHR. No software or hardware techniques are employed to capture a visitor's email address or other personally identifiable information. NTBHR does not monitor individual traffic patterns on our Site, and we do not use invisible images to track how you use our Site. Our hosting company may collect anonymous, aggregate information or statistics related to Site usage. These statistics indicate the total number of hits, the total number of page hits, the number of kilobytes transferred from our Site and the IP address of the visitor. If we decide to use this information to analyze Internet traffic in the future, we will only be able to measure the number of visitors to our Site and the addresses of the web sites from which our visitors come.  Email addresses and other personally identifiable information are not available to us unless you affirmatively supply such information.

2. How the Information You Provide Is Used
Should you send us your comments or questions via email to any email address provided on our Site, we will only share your communications with those most capable of addressing your questions and concerns. We will retain your communication until we have done our very best to provide you with a complete and satisfactory response and then we will either discard it or archive it. We share your personal information with our agents, representatives, contractors and service providers so they can provide us with support services such as authorization of credit card transactions or order processing. Except as provided herein, we will not disclose personal information unless we are required to do so by law or we in good faith believe that such action is necessary to (a) comply with the law or with legal process; (b) protect and defend our rights and property; (c) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of any of our Site; or (d) protect the personal safety or property of our users or the public.

3. Security of Information Sent to Us
Please note that, unless we expressly advise you otherwise, the email functionality on our Site does not provide a means for completely secure and private communications between us. Like all unencrypted Internet email communications, your email may be accessed and viewed by other Internet users, without your knowledge and permission, while in transit to us. For that reason, to protect your privacy, please do not use email to communicate information to us that you consider to be confidential.  While we strive to protect your personal information, NTBHR cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we will use our commercially reasonable efforts to ensure its security on our internal systems. Depending on the nature of the inquiry, your communication may be discarded or archived.

4. Disclosure of Customer Information Through Transfers and Requests
As we continue to develop, we may buy, merge or partner with other companies or businesses, and in so doing, acquire customer information. In such transactions, user information may be among the transferred assets. Similarly, in the unlikely event that a portion or substantially all of NTBHR's assets are transferred to a third party, the information you have voluntarily provided to us, including your email address, would likely be one of the transferred assets. In some instances, we ask for contact information for people other than yourself including, for example, email addresses of friends to whom you believe may have an interest in NTBHR or any of its activities, or the mailing address of someone you wish us to notify of a donation you have made. The information we collect is used to send the donation notification or information you requested and/or to inform the recipient of NTBHR updates, program information and opportunities to get involved. Such contact information is not shared with any other organizations.
 
5. Our Commitment to Children's Privacy
NTBHR recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of children. We only collect personally identifiable contact information from children who are referred or referring themselves as potential program recipients, however we do not share it in any other way or with any other parties. We do not give the ability to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable contact information in any way. Sites that support NTHBR’s programs are directed to adults at least eighteen years old, and when a user discloses personal information through our Site, the user is representing to us that he or she is an adult. If a child has provided us with personal information that a parent or guardian wishes to be removed, email us at bassetrescuedfw@yahoo.com and we will promptly delete the child's information from our records.
 
6. Privacy Policies of Web Sites Not Under Our Control
For your convenience, our Site may provide links to various web sites that we do not control. When you click on one of these links, you will be transferred out of our Site and connected to the web site of the organization or company that you selected. We are not responsible for the nature, quality or accuracy of the content or opinions expressed in such web sites, and such web sites are not investigated, monitored or checked for quality, accuracy or completeness by us. Inclusion of any linked web site through our Site does not imply or express an approval or endorsement of the linked web site by us, or of any of the content, opinions, products or services provided on these web sites. Even if an affiliation exists between NTBHR and a third-party web site, we exercise no control over linked sites. Each of these linked sites maintains its own independent privacy and data collection policies and procedures. If you visit a web site that is linked to or from our Site, we encourage you to consult that web site's privacy policy before providing any personal information and whenever interacting with any web site.
 
7. Access and Correction
You have a right to know about the personal information that NTBHR has collected through our Site, including the right to correct, amend or delete the information that NTBHR has on file if it is incorrect. You may also change the status of whether you wish to receive alerts, newsletters and communications at any time. If you wish to modify the frequency of future communications from NTBHR, you may opt out by making changes under “My Options”.


8. Modifications to This Privacy Policy
Please bear in mind that we may change the content or design of our Site, and consequently, this Policy at any time in the future. Notice of any revisions will be posted to this page, so please revisit this page from time to time to ensure that you are aware of any changes to it. You are responsible for reviewing this Policy periodically, and your continued use of our Site following any modifications to this Policy will be conclusively deemed acceptance of any changes. NTBHR welcomes comments and questions about this Policy and about our Site. We are dedicated to protecting your personal information while providing a robust and friendly web environment.
 
9. User Agreement
By using our Site, you signify your agreement to the terms of this Policy. If you do not agree with the terms of this Policy, please do not disclose any personal information through our Site. You further acknowledge that the information on the Site is provided “as-is” for general information only. NTBHR makes no warranties of any kind regarding our Site, including but not limited to any warranty of accuracy, completeness, currency, reliability, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, or any warranty that these pages, or the server that makes them available, are free of viruses or other harmful elements, and such warranties are expressly disclaimed. You agree that you will hold harmless NTBHR, its agents, representatives, consultants, vendors, officers, directors and volunteers from all claims arising out of or related to your access or use of or your inability to access or use, the Site or the information contained on our Site or other web sites to which it is linked, including but not limited to claims that you have found something you have heard, viewed or downloaded from the Site or other web site to which they are linked to be obscene, offensive, defamatory or infringing upon your intellectual property rights.  In no event will NTBHR or the contributors of information to the Site be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken by you in reliance on such information or for any consequential, special or similar damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages. You acknowledge that opinions and recommendations contained on the Site are not necessarily those of NTBHR or endorsed by NTBHR.

10. Site
Our Site (excluding linked sites) are controlled by NTBHR which is headquartered in the State of Texas, United States of America. The Site can be accessed from all 50 States as well as United States Territories and other countries around the world. As each of these places has laws that may differ from those of Texas, by accessing the Site both you and NTBHR agree that the statutes and laws of the State of Texas, without regard to conflicts of law principles thereof, will apply to all matters arising from or relating to use of this Site. Best efforts will be used to resolve any and all claims and disputes arising under use of the Site through good faith negotiations and without initially resorting to litigation, arbitration or other similar proceedings. If the parties to a dispute hereunder are unable to resolve such claim or dispute via good faith negotiations, the parties will agree, prior to commencement of any legal action or suit, to submit to at least one day of non-binding mediation in Grapevine, TX with a mediator chosen jointly and paid for equally by the parties. Any legal action, suit or proceeding with respect to the use of the Site will be brought exclusively in federal court in Texas and each party consents to the jurisdiction of said court for all matters that arise under said use of Site. All costs for legal representation in suits in which NTBHR is named as defendant shall be paid by each respective party regardless of the outcome of the suit. Except where prohibited, any and all legal action, suit or proceeding with respect to the use of the Sites will be resolved individually, without respect to any form of class action. NTBHR makes no representation that materials on the Site are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access the Site from other locations do so of their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

Any comments or questions regarding NTBHR’s electronic information privacy practices may be directed to our Webmasters at bassetrescuedfw@yahoo.com. You may also send a letter to:


North Texas Basset Hound Rescue, Inc.
P. O. Box 3229
Grapevine, TX, 76099

Thank you for your interest.