Privacy Policy.

We the founders of Rescue Ink (RI) want this website to be a safe place for users. RI will do its part by not requiring you to register or provide any information at all to use most of the basic features of this and our other websites. In turn, you can do your part by reading this policy, making your own informed decisions, and taking the precautions outlined below.


There are certain actions and areas of the site that will require you to provide personal information, such as:

  • Registering for our e-newsletters or other e-mails.

  • Applying for an internship or volunteer position.

  • Making a donation.

  • Registering for or requesting a class.

  • Submitting forms for a lost/found pet or to surrender your pet.

We the founders of Rescue Ink (RI) want this website to be a safe place for users. RI will do its part by not requiring you to register or provide any information at all to use most of the basic features of this and our other websites. In turn, you can do your part by reading this policy, making your own informed decisions, and taking the precautions outlined below.


We will update this privacy policy as we deem necessary, so please be sure to reread it from time to time. By submitting your personal information to us, you agree that RI may use the information in accordance with this privacy policy.


If you have questions regarding this privacy policy, please contact us by sending an e-mail to contact@rescueink.org or by mail to:

  1. Rescue Ink
  2. P.O. BOX 465
  3. Long Beach, New York 11561

Personal information you may choose to provide

In order to utilize certain features of our site or receive information from RI, you may choose to provide information. If you do submit information to us, we will use that information for the purposes for which it was submitted. We may also use your information in other ways, such as to contact you about other RI activities and/or fundraising campaigns or as otherwise disclosed to you at the point of collection. For example:

  • If you join our main e-mail list by registering for RI' newsletters, we will have a record of your e-mail address and all other information you choose to provide. We will send you newsletters and also may contact you with action alerts to help animals, fundraising campaigns, and other RI activities.

  • If you make an online donation to RI, your information will be added to our donor list and database, and you may be contacted about other RI activities, news, action alerts, and/or fundraising campaigns. RI does not sell, rent, exchange or otherwise disclose your information, including your name, address, e-mail address or any other personal information, with any group, private, public or non-profit.

  • When you take an action, such as sending an e-mail or letter, in response to a cause RI is championing RI is not responsible for what the recipients of your action may do with the information you provide. Please note that elected officials receiving these communications may choose to contact you. In addition, sometimes government agencies add the names of people who submit comments on government proposals into public documents recording the names of people who've commented in favor or opposed to a given proposal. This is often a part of the government process for receiving and recording feedback from the public. Government agencies typically have strict guidelines around not misusing information provided to them by the public for other purposes. However, you should review the policies of the appropriate government body if you are concerned.

  • We will receive any other information you choose to provide. For example, we may manage blogs or allow you to post stories or photos from time to time. By submitting such information to us, you give us permission to post it in the designated area on our website, edit it, use it in any other form or fashion as we see fit, or remove it if we deem that the content is not appropriate, outdated, etc. To protect your privacy, please do not include any identifying information when submitting blog entries or stories.

The http://www.rescueink.org site is owned and operated solely by Rescue Ink, Inc..


You should be aware that we use third-party vendors to provide services on this site and in our offline business operations. The information that you submit on this site may be provided to those vendors on a confidential basis so that those vendors can provide services (such as maintaining our database, sending e-mail messages to activists, facilitating our fundraising activities and campaigns, or processing credit card transactions) on our behalf.


Other than as described in this privacy policy, or as may be necessary to protect the rights, property, and safety of our organization or others, or as may be necessary to comply with applicable law, RI will not give or sell the personal information you provide online.


Opt-out

If for any reason at any time you would like RI to remove your name and contact information from our database(s), please send an e-mail to contact@rescueink.org or write to:

  1. Rescue Ink
  2. P.O. BOX 465
  3. Long Beach, New York 11561

Financial information you may choose to provide

If you choose to make a purchase or online donation to Rescue Ink, you will be directed to our “Donations page” to provide methods of payment, including those requiring your credit card billing information. www.rescueink.org/donate.html for details.


Children

We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13.


Information we automatically collect and store

As is true of most websites you enter, we automatically collect and store some information about your computer and your visit and store it in log files. This information includes information such as your computer's (or your Internet Service Provider's) Internet Protocol (IP) address (this is not your e-mail address); the domain from which you access the Internet (e.g., "AOL.com" or "Princeton.edu"); the name, version, and specifications of your computer and your computer's operating system; the Internet address of the website, if any, from which you came to our site; the date and time you arrived at our site and how long you spent on the site; and which pages you visited.


We use this information to formulate statistics that show the number of visitors to the different sections of our site and to help us make our site more useful to visitors. For example, we use the browser information to help us design our website so that as many people as possible will be able to view the pages correctly. These statistics do not reveal personal information.


Use of "cookies"

We collect some data through the use of cookies. Cookies are small text files that are transferred either to your computer's hard drive ("Long-term Cookies") or temporarily to your computer's Random Access Memory ("Session Cookies"). At this time, we use only Long-term cookies on our site.


We use Long-term Cookies only when you select a "remember" option on the RI site, for example the "remember me" option offered on a "take action" page. If you select this option, a Long-term Cookie will be stored on your computer's hard drive solely for the purpose of automatically filling in the remembered information, for example, automatically filling in your postal address when you write a letter to your representative. These "remember" options are offered only for your convenience and are voluntary. If you do not select a "remember" option, no Long-Term Cookie will be stored on your computer's hard drive.


Security

This website has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. The security measures used on this site include, but are not limited to, industry-standard firewalls and internal policies to maintain the security of stored data. The Voluntarily Submitted Data we collect about you is stored on a secure, password protected server and only authorized personnel have access to your information.


While we follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100 percent secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.


Website User Agreement / Terms of Use

Welcome to the general website for the Rescue Ink, Inc. (RI). The Rescue Ink Site is the website whose home page is located at http://www.rescueink.org and includes all web pages whose domain name contains www.RI.org. This is not the user agreement for forums or social networking sites where RI has a presence that are on websites other than the RI Site. Please read this User Agreement carefully, including the online privacy policy. By using the RI Site, you agree to follow the rules set forth on these web pages. From time to time we may revise this User Agreement including its online privacy policy, so be sure to check these web pages occasionally. When you continue to use the RI Site after we post a change, it means you agree to the new rules.


Online Privacy Policy & Information You Voluntarily Submit to the RI Site

Please review our online privacy policy, which is part of this User Agreement and describes how we handle any personally identifying information about RI Site users, including information you voluntarily submit to the RI Site. By providing such information, you hereby acknowledge and agree to RI’ treatment of such information as described in the online privacy policy.


Copyright

RI owns or licenses the copyright in all the materials on the RI Site, including text, graphics, logos, button icons, audio clips, photographs, and software, and those rights are protected by United States and international copyright laws and other intellectual property laws ("RI Site Content"). Permission is granted to download and print materials from this web site for the purpose of viewing, reading, and retaining for reference. Any other copying, distribution, retransmission, or modification of information or materials on this site, whether in electronic or hard copy form, without the express prior written permission of RI, is strictly prohibited.


You must obtain written permission in advance if you wish to reproduce any RI Site Content for any reason not listed in the previous paragraph. You can request this permission by sending us an e-mail at contact@rescueink.org that contains the information listed below:

  • A complete description of the RI Content requested, such as the URL of the web page that contains the RI Content, a description of the sections or paragraphs that will be distributed, and, where applicable, the title and date of the RI Content.

  • A description of the intended audience and purpose of use.

  • A description of the manner of distribution.

  • The length, retail price, and approximate size of first printing or circulation that will include the RI Content.

  • A description of the geographic scope of the distribution and the length of time for which rights are being requested. (Please note that the RI grants only non-exclusive rights).

  • A reply fax number or e-mail address and a phone number.


Information You Post to the RI Site

To the extent you voluntarily post material (including, but not limited to photographs) to the RI Site for display on the RI Site itself (e.g., postings and comments to RI share a story, blogs and forums), or its affiliated social media applications ("RISA, and the like") you automatically grant to RI an irrevocable, perpetual worldwide license for RI to display such material on the RI Site, or on any other form or fashion in any material compiled by RI, in any forum or technology, now known, or hereafter developed. Additionally, unless otherwise explicitly agreed upon in writing by you and RI, by posting any material to the RI Site for display on the RI Site, you are representing, warranting and covenanting to RI that those materials are original to you or you have obtained permissions, releases, rights or licenses, if any are required (including where use of that material does not constitute "fair use"), that you assume full responsibility for the posting of such material vis-à-vis third parties, including but not limited to make any payments to third parties with respect to displaying such third party material. By posting material for display on a portion of the RI Site that contains specific terms of use applicable to that portion of the RI Site, you agree you have read, understand, agree to and accept such specific terms of use.


Trademark

The Rescue Ink, iconography, logos, and depictions on the Rescue Ink site are all copyrighted, and service marks, where applicable are owned by the Rescue Ink, Inc., and any attempted unpermitted use will be prohibited by law, and the owners of said copyrights and service marks will vigorously pursue any claim for damages afforded by those protections.


Frames and Metatags

You may not frame the content of the RI Site. You may not use metatags or any other "hidden text" that incorporates RI Trademarks or our name without our express written consent.


Links to Other Websites

The RI Site contains links to other websites that we think may be of interest to you. We are not responsible for and have no control over these other sites or their content. Remember that when you link to another site, that other site is governed by its own user agreement and privacy statement, which you should be sure to read.


Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability

Although we take reasonable steps to prevent the introduction of viruses, worms, "trojan horses" or other destructive materials to the RI Site, we do not guarantee or warrant that the RI Site or materials that may be downloaded from the RI Site are free from such destructive features. We are not liable for any damages or harm attributable to such features.


We are not liable for any claim, cost or expense, including attorneys' fees, loss or injury based on errors, omissions, interruptions or other inaccuracies in the RI Site, nor for any claim, cost or expense, including attorneys' fees, loss or injury that results from your use of the RI Site or your breach of any provision of this user agreement.


Termination

We reserve the right to terminate the RI Site and this User Agreement at any time without notice for any reason, including, in the case of the User Agreement, for your violation of any of its provisions. The Limitation of Liability and Governing Law Sections of this User Agreement survive any such terminatio


Governing Law

This User Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of New York applicable to contracts made and performed there without regard to its conflicts of law principles. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts in the State of New York and waive any jurisdictional, venue or inconvenient forum objections to such courts.



 

 

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