Privacy Policy

1. Disclosure of Customer Information
PAWS Chicago will not disclose any nonpublic personal information, except as permitted by law (in order to comply with federal or state laws/regulations, and government or court orders).

2. Disclosure of Donor Information
PAWS Chicago will not trade, share or sell a donor’s personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other unaffiliated organizations unless the donor has given PAWS specific permission to do so.

3. Collection, Retention, and Use of Information
PAWS Chicago collects nonpublic personal information about you from the forms we receive from you. PAWS Chicago will only collect information as we believe is reasonably useful in administering our business and to provide products, services and other opportunities to adopters/donors.

4. Maintenance of Accurate Information
PAWS Chicago will correct known inaccurate information in a timely manner.

5. Employee Access to Information and Enforcement
All PAWS Chicago employees are educated on the importance of confidentiality and customer privacy. They are thoroughly trained to learn and follow the PAWS Chicago Privacy Policy. Employees with access to adopter/donor information are required to adhere to the Privacy Policy.

1. Any employees that violates the Privacy Policy will be subject to disciplinary measures (warnings, reprimands, suspensions) and possible termination of employment.

2. Employees of PAWS Chicago will only have access to adopter/donor information on a need-to-know basis.

6. Internet Information
PAWS Chicago recognizes the trust you have placed in us and the related responsibility we have regarding your privacy. It is PAWS Chicago’s responsibility to keep your sensitive personal information confidential. PAWS Chicago always has had formal procedures to help protect your privacy.
With the surge in Internet use, it has become even more crucial that steps are taken to assure you that your private information remains private. PAWS Chicago Privacy Policy Principles include website privacy and control over your personal information.

Website Privacy
When any person visits the public areas of the website, certain basic information is collected, such as how many people visited the site and what pages were visited. Also included in the PAWS Chicago website is the capability for you to correspond with PAWS employees. This correspondence via e-mail may be for the purpose of asking general questions, requesting literature, or volunteering. These activities may include sharing some personal information about yourself with PAWS Chicago. E-mail addresses from those who correspond with PAWS Chicago are collected along with any other information you provide, for example site registration or survey information. Whether you are an adopter/donor of PAWS Chicago, personal information will be collected from you if, and only if, you voluntarily provide that information.

Further information regarding the PAWS Chicago Privacy Policy .
This statement addresses our policies on Internet information and internal customer information. Additional inquiries and/or comments should be addressed to:
Customer Relations, PAWS Chicago, 1933 N. Marcey Street, Chicago, IL 60614


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