Privacy Policy

The Rutland County Humane Society (RCHS) is committed to your right to privacy and to keeping your personal information private. You can visit the Rutland County Humane Society website without telling us who you are or revealing any identifying information about yourself. However, because our website includes areas in which visitors can provide personally identifying information, we have developed this Privacy Policy to inform you of our policies and practices regarding information we collect about you.

This Privacy Policy governs the URL www.rschsvt.org and certain electronic communications sent out by the Rutland County Humane Society. This website is owned and operated by the Rutland County Humane Society for the benefit of its members and other visitors. We are located at 765 Stevens Road, Pittsford, VT 05763. The Rutland County Humane Society reserves the right to modify or amend this Privacy Policy at any time and for any reason.

How we collect information about you

Information you voluntarily provide. The Rutland County Humane Society collects and maintains certain personal information about you when you send us an e-mail or complete any of our online forms, such as when you request information from us, make a donation, subscribe to one of our online newsletters, request to become a member, or forward a web page or electronic newsletter. Such information may include your name, mailing address and e-mail address; it may also include the e-mail addresses of those to whom you forward RCHS electronic content, and any other information collected in the forms. You may choose to provide credit card information to become a member to the RCHS or contribute to the RCHS.

Other information. RCHSVT.ORG also collects certain other information that cannot identify you personally when you visit our website. This information includes your IP address and your domain name. RCHSVT.ORG logs these 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 RCHSVT.ORG visitors, and helps us to improve the quality of our content.

The RCHS uses cookies in order to make the results available for your on-site searches. Cookies are not used for any other reason on this site. A cookie is a small file that is sent out by a website, accepted by the user’s browser, and placed on the user’s hard drive. You can always set your browner to warn of cookies being placed, and then choose which cookies you want to accept. The RCHS does not match any information gathered by cookies with personal information you may have voluntarily submitted to the RCHS.

Ways information about you is used.

We may use the information you voluntarily provided to contact you regarding animal-related issues we feel you may be interested in, to keep you updated regarding the RCHS’s programs, and to extend an invitation to you to support our programs.

Other. From time to time, the RCHS may link to other websites not affiliated with the RCHS. The RCHS attempts to link only to those website which also respect a visitor’s privacy and the goals of the RCHS. However, the RCHS cannot be responsible for the content or policies of third-party web sites. Please check with these third-party organizations or companies for their specific privacy policies. If you find inoperable links or are concerned about any of the sites that the RCHS currently links to, please inform the RCHS by contacting us at rchs@rchsvt.org.

Security. The RCHS uses generally accepted, industry-standard security systems, software and encryption technologies to protect against unauthorized access to the RCHS servers, equipment, and other components of our online presence. This includes industry-standard security systems to protect credit card processing information.

Contacting the RCHS. If you would like to contact the RCHS about correcting information we might have collected, or if you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please e-mail us at rchs@rchsvt.org or write to us at the Rutland County Humane Society, 765 Stevens Road, Pittsford, VT 05763.