Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society (OPHS) website and reviewing our Privacy Policy. OPHS created this Privacy Policy to explain why we collect particular information and how we will protect your personal privacy within our website. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the website located at the URL

Our Privacy Policy is clear: we will collect no personal information about you when you visit our website, unless you provide that information to us.

In order to fully understand your rights, we encourage you to read this Privacy Policy. OPHS reserves the right, at any time and without notice, to change this Privacy Policy simply by posting such changes on our website. Any such change will be effective immediately on posting.

Because we want to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy, this Privacy Policy notifies you of:

  • What personally identifiable information of yours is collected through the website
  • Who collects such information
  • How such information is used
  • With whom your information may be shared
  • What choices you have regarding collection, use, and distribution of your information
  • What kind of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of information under our control
  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in your information

Questions regarding this statement should be directed to OPHS by sending an email to Please reference this Privacy Policy in your message.

What Information We Collect

Our registration forms require users to give us contact information that may include name, e-mail address, address, and similar information. We do not request or store sensitive information from our visitors, such as credit card or social security numbers.

OPHS does not collect any personally identifiable information about you unless you voluntarily submit such information to us. This information is used solely by OPHS for internal purposes.

OPHS does not sell or otherwise make available its donors’ private information to businesses or other charities. OPHS does not collect information for commercial marketing and does not share its donor list.

Donor Privacy

Priority is given to safeguarding donor confidentiality. OPHS does not sell, trade, rent, or otherwise make available personal donor information, nor send mailings on behalf of other organizations. This policy applies to all information received by OPHS, both online and offline, as well as any electronic, written, or oral communication. OPHS May acknowledge supporters by gift range in annual reports or publications that honor donors. If supporters prefer to remain anonymous they can inform OPHS of their desire to have their name withheld from supporter lists.

Use of Information

OPHS respects your privacy and has instituted policies intended to ensure your personal information is handled in a safe and responsible manner. We may use this information to deliver to you information about OPHS, as well as for trend analysis, pattern detection, and website administration. Non-personal demographic and profile data may be used to tailor your experience at our website, showing you content we think you might be interested in. Occasionally, OPHS may contact registered visitors who have provided their personally identifiable information through the website in order to conduct surveys seeking feedback about their experience on this website. These surveys are used for quality assurance purposes to improve our level of customer service.

We will only disclose personally identifiable information to third parties when (i) the person submitting the information authorizes us to do so; (ii) sharing the information is a necessary operation of the website (i.e. to process credit card information); and (iii) we are required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on OPHS or the website; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of OPHS, the website or the visitors to the website, and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of visitors to the website or the public.

OPHS mandates that no donor information can be sold or shared with another outside entity. By visiting this website, you agree that no information you submit to the website shall contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, abusive, or obscene material. You are solely responsible for the content of any information you provide to OPHS.

Internet Protocol Address

We collect an IP address from all visitors to our website. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our website, analyze trends, track users’ movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and potentially deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Use of Cookies

Our site may use browser cookies to enhance your experience while using our website. Cookies are pieces of information that some websites transfer to the computer that is browsing that website and are used for record-keeping purposes at many websites. Use of cookies makes web-surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords, your personal preferences regarding your use of the particular website and to make sure you don’t see the same ad repeatedly. Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard.

Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our site will not function properly when you view them.