Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

We recognize that we are in a position of trust with our donors, and that donors have placed trust in our organization concerning confidentiality. We are committed to respecting the privacy of our donors and have developed this privacy policy to assure all donors that donor information will not be shared with any third party.

This Web site is owned and operated by or on behalf of The Doug The Pug Foundation, Inc. (“Foundation”). The Foundation uses its best efforts to respect and protect the privacy of our online visitors and donors as well as our offline donors. We recognize that visitors to our site may be concerned about the information they provide to us, and how we treat that information. This Privacy Policy addresses those concerns and applies to all donors (online and offline).

INFORMATION COLLECTED

On some the Foundation’s webpages you can provide contact information. The Foundation appreciates and takes very seriously the trust that you place in us by providing this most personal information to us. By voluntarily submitting personal information to the Foundation, you agree that the Foundation may use that information to maintain contact with you, solicit contributions from you and provide you with information about the Foundation and its programs and initiatives. Here are the types of personal information that we may collect:

  • Contact information: name, complete address, phone number, email address;
  • Payment information: credit card number and expiration date, and billing information;
  • Shipping information: name, complete address;
  • Email Sign-up: name, zip code, email address;
  • Information concerning how you heard about the Foundation; and
  • Information you wish to leave: questions, comments, suggestions.

HOW INFORMATION IS USED

The Foundation uses your information to understand your needs and provide you with better service. Specifically, we use your information to communicate with you, update you on our work, help you complete a transaction, and overall personalize you’re experience. Credit card numbers are used only for donation or payment processing and are not retained for other purposes. We use the comments you offer to provide you with information requested, and we take seriously each recommendation as to how we might improve communication.

NO SHARING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

The Foundation will not sell, rent, or lease the personal information of online donors and offline donors to other organizations. We assure you that the identity of all who contact us through our websites will be kept confidential. Use of personal information will be limited to the internal purposes of and only to further the program activities and purposes of the Foundation

As a note, the Foundation does, from time to time, hire third party vendors to assist it in sending correspondence to those on our mailing lists (regular mail and e-mail) and processing credit card transactions. Every vendor engaged by the Foundation for this purpose is required to keep confidential and protect your personal information. The Foundation may share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of the Foundation when we have your consent to do so. Please note that whenever you opt-in to receive communications or services from a third party, your information may be subject to the third party’s privacy policy. If you later decide that you do not want that third party to use your information, you will need to contact the third party directly, as we have no control over how third parties use information. For any questions regarding our third-party vendors, please email us at info@dougthepugfoundation.com

SECURITY

The Foundation is committed to ensuring the security of your personal information. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the proper use of information, we have established and implemented appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. We use Internet encryption software in compliance with PCI best practices when collecting or transferring sensitive data such as credit card information. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is a secure protocol developed for sending information securely over the Internet. SSL encrypts the data being transmitted so that a third party cannot "eavesdrop" on the transmission and view the data being transmitted. Only the user's computer and the secure server are able to recognize the data. Once we receive your credit card information, it is accessible only to a small number of trusted Foundation staff who have been specially trained in processing this information.

SITE MONITORING

The Foundation does not collect personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide personal information to the Foundation (e.g., by making a donation or signing up to receive e-mail from the Foundation). The Foundation does, however, monitor and collect certain navigational information from visitors to our Web site, utilizing traditional and commonly practiced methods in order to provide the best online experience. This information helps us understand:

  • The IP address and domain name from which this Web site was accessed.
  • The date and time this Web site was visited.
  • The amount of time spent viewing this site.
  • The Web pages or services accessed.
  • The Web site visited prior to accessing this Web site.
  • The Web site visited after this Web site, if applicable.
  • Any form that was downloaded, if applicable.

REMOVING NAME FROM MAILING LIST

Our e-communications give you the opportunity to remove your name from our mailing list. You may unsubscribe from any The Foundation emails in the footer of each email. If you would like your information removed from our overall mailing list so that you do not receive any future e-communications or direct mail communications from us, you can send us an email at info@dougthepugfoundation.com. The Foundation will retain transaction and account information for compliance and internal reporting purposes.

DATA ACCURACY

In addition to maintaining privacy and security controls over the personal information you share with us, the Foundation strives to ensure that the personal information we have collected is current and accurate. If you wish to verify, correct, or amend the personal information that the Foundation has collected from you, you may do so by emailing info@dougthepugfoundation.com. Foundation volunteers are available during business hours to answer questions about your financial contributions.

CHANGES TO POLICY

This policy may be changed or updated from time to time. If you have any questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy, you can contact the Foundation’s legal counsel at alex@corneallaw.com or by regular mail sent to the following address:

Doug The Pug Foundation
c/o The Corneal Law Firm
Attn: Alex C. Najarian, Esq.
509 Anastasia Blvd.
St. Augustine, FL 32080

Doug the Pug Foundation

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The Doug The Pug Foundation is a Tennessee non-profit corporation with tax exemption under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). The Foundation does not give tax advice and you should consult a tax professional for any tax consequences or responsibilities as a result on charitable donations to the Foundation.