Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to us. At National Humane Society, we have a few fundamental principles:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand websites that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason).
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our donation program offerings, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the ongoing operation of our website.

Below is our privacy policy, which incorporates these goals. If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact us at

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, National Humane Society collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. National Humane Society’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how National Humane Society’s visitors use its website. From time to time, National Humane Society may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to National Humane Society’s websites choose to interact with National Humane Society in ways that require National Humane Society to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that National Humane Society gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. In each case, National Humane Society collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with National Humane Society. National Humane Society does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

National Humane Society may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. However, National Humane Society does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

National Humane Society discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on National Humane Society’s behalf or to provide websites available at National Humane Society’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using National Humane Society’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. National Humane Society will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, National Humane Society discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when National Humane Society believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of National Humane Society, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an National Humane Society website and have supplied your email address, National Humane Society may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with National Humane Society and our donation offerings. National Humane Society takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. National Humane Society uses cookies to help National Humane Society identify and track visitors, their usage of National Humane Society website, and their website access preferences. National Humane Society visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using National Humane Society’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of National Humane Society’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.


Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by National Humane Society and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, National Humane Society may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in National Humane Society’s sole discretion. National Humane Society encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.