The Humane Society of Broward County (HSBC) provides shelter, aid, and responsible adoptions to animals entrusted to our care, and educates the community about respect and kindness to all animals.
The Humane Society of Broward County relies on the generosity of our community and companies to fund our operations and programs budget. We do not get funding from the government, United Way or any other national or local organizations with similar names. Income sources are: adoption fees; services such as dog obedience, vaccination clinics, spay/neuter programs; pet boutique sales; fundraising events; grants; general donations and from those people who leave the shelter in their will. Every dollar is carefully spent to help the unwanted animals.
HSBC collects and maintains the following types of donor information when it is voluntarily provided to us:
- Contact information such as name, address, telephone number and e-mail address
- Giving information
- Information on events attended, publications received and special requests for program information
- Information provided by the donor in the form of comments and suggestions
This confidential information is kept on file for IRS purposes. It is also used to analyze overall giving patterns in order to make more accurate budget projections, as well as to understand donors’ interests in our mission and to update them on the organization’s plans and activities. This information is shared with staff, board members, volunteers and consultants only on a confidential and need-to-know basis.
HSBC does not sell, rent, trade or share its donor list with any other organization. HSBC does not send out mailings on behalf of other organizations.
Third Party Services, Devices and Links
Social Networking and Other Third Party Features
Analytics and Online Advertising
We may use Google Analytics and other third parties for analytics services. These third parties may use Tracking Technologies to track the actions of users of the HSBC Online Services, to measure statistics of user activity on the HSBC Online Services, and provide other services relating to the HSBC Online Services activity and internet usage. We may also engage and work with third parties to serve advertisements on the HSBC Online Services and/or on Third Party Services. These third parties may use Tracking Technologies to track marketing efforts and to deliver “interest-based advertisements” that may be more relevant to individual consumers. For example, if your information indicates that you live in an area where a particular in-store promotion is going on (such as a new services offering), you may receive an advertisement on the HSBC Online Services and/or on a Third Party Service that is specific to that promotion. As above, the information collected and stored by any such Third Party Services remains subject to their own policies and practices.
Your European Privacy Rights
If you are a data subject in the European Economic Area (“EEA”), you have the right to access, rectify, or erase any personal data we have collected about you through our Online Services. You also have the right to data portability and the right to restrict or object to our processing of personal data we have collected about you through our Online Services. You may withdraw your consent at any time for any data processing we do based on consent you have provided to us.
To exercise any of these rights, contact us as set forth in the section entitled “Contact Us” below and specify which right you intend to exercise. We will respond to your request within 30 days. We may require additional information from you to allow us to confirm your identity. Please note that we store information as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, and may continue to retain and use the information even after a data subject request for purposes of our legitimate interests, including to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, prevent fraud, and enforce our agreements.
If you have any issues with our compliance, you have the right to lodge a complaint with an EEA supervisory authority.
Data Controller Information
We implement and maintain reasonable administrative, physical, and technical security measures to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. Nevertheless, transmission via the internet is not completely secure and we cannot guarantee the security of your information collected through our Online Services.
Discontinuing contact upon request
It is the policy of HSBC to communicate with donors according to their expressed preferences whenever possible. HSBC will discontinue or change the method used to contact any person upon that person’s oral or written request directed to the organization, its professional fundraiser, or other agent.
HSBC shall maintain a record of all requests by persons who indicate to the Humane Society of Broward County, its volunteers, or other agents, that they do not wish to be contacted by or on behalf of HSBC.
This policy does not prohibit contact by an individual or group voluntarily soliciting on behalf of HSBC, even if the person being contacted has requested to be placed on the “do not contact list.”
Upon a person’s (or a person’s authorized representative’s) request that HSBC discontinue further contacts, the person’s name and address will be promptly modified in HSBC’s donor database to ensure that no further contact is made with the person. HSBC will also take steps to ensure that no further contact is made with the individual and that the person’s name is removed from any external databases or records under HSBC’s control.
Permanent Record: The Humane Society of Broward County will maintain an electronic record of all requests for discontinuance of contacts, effective with the adoption of this policy by HSBC’s board of directors. Oral requests will be noted in writing by the staff of HSBC and then permanently recorded in the electronic donor database. The records of persons who have made such a request will be maintained by HSBC to the extent necessary for legal or liability purposes.
You have the right to review information that we have collected about you. To review that information please contact us in writing at:
Humane Society of Broward County
Attn: Chief Development Officer
2070 Griffin Road
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312-5997
Revised February 2016.