Privacy

K9s For Warriors (“K9s”) wants you to know that we are committed to the responsible management, use, and protection of your privacy. The following is intended to inform you how we use and protect the important information you provide to us. This information summarizes our policy, procedures and practices.

  • We collect information to further our mission to provide service canines to our Warriors suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disability, Traumatic Brain Injury, and/or Military Sexual Trauma as a result of military service post-9/11. We use your information to help us provide you with high quality service, carry out our mission effectively, and keep you updated on the latest news, opportunities, and achievements.
  • Unless you tell us otherwise, when you provide your information we assume you are agreeing to allow us to use and disclose, it as allowed by law and K9s policies, in furtherance of our mission. We comply with all U.S. laws.
  • We use—and require our data management vendors to use—reasonable and appropriate security practices to safeguard your information.
  • If you have questions about our privacy practices, please use our Contact Us page to let us know.

This privacy statement is an explanation of what we do with your information.

 

Information We Collect

Personal Information

“Personal Information” means information that we can use to identify or contact you. We collect personal information when you:

  • register on our site to receive newsletters, alerts, and updates;
  • respond personally to our mailings and phone calls; or
  • make a donation; or
  • opt-in to receive communications when purchasing items from our online store.

Our registration forms require users to provide contact information that may include your name, e-mail address, mailing address and telephone number.  Our staff may ask for similar information in a mailing or phone call.  If you are donating, or placing an online order, we additionally request your credit card number to process your order.

 Information from Other Sources

We may also collect information about you from additional online and offline sources. These include: social media activities, other nonprofits and commercially available third-party sources. We may combine this information with the personal and other information we already know about you.

 

How We Use Information We Collect

We use your information several ways, such as:

  • Processing donations and purchase transactions;
  • Verifying your identity;
  • Responding to your requests and communicating with you;
  • Managing your preferences;
  • Performing analytics concerning your use of our online services, including your responses to our emails and the pages and advertisements you view;
  • Providing you tailored content and messages; and
  • Complying with and enforcing applicable legal requirements, relevant industry standards, contractual obligations and our policies.

We may also use data that we collect on an aggregate or anonymous basis (meaning it does not identify any individuals) for various purposes, where permissible under applicable laws and regulations, to help deliver products, services, and content that are better tailored to the users of our services and for other purposes.

You may request that we do not use your personal information at any time through our Contact Us page, or by calling 904-686-1956.

 

What We Disclose to Others

We may share the information we collect from and about you within our organization and with certain third parties. For example, we may share your information with:

  • Credit card processing companies, to process your donation;
  • Other organizations we work with to provide services, research, products or programs;
  • Other similar charities; and
  • Other third parties to comply with legal requirements such as the demands of applicable subpoenas and court orders; to verify or enforce our terms of use, our other rights, or other applicable policies; to address fraud, security or technical issues; to respond to an emergency; or otherwise to protect the rights, property or security of our customers or third parties.
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Links to Third-Party Websites

K9s may provide links to websites that are owned or operated by others ("third-party websites").  When you use a link online to visit a third-party website, you will be subject to that website’s privacy and security practices, which may differ from ours. You should familiarize yourself with the privacy policy, terms of use and security practices of the linked third-party website before providing any information on that website.

 

Information Security

K9s For Warriors takes the security of your personal and financial information very seriously and we take reasonable measures to safeguard your information consistent with our Privacy Policy. We comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards ("PCI DSS") for financial transactions, and other laws and regulations applicable to the information we collect from you.

Our network is composed of access-controlled measures, security monitoring tools, vulnerability management program, SSL encryption, scheduled network scans, and internal and external penetration tests. When it is necessary for our service providers to have access to your information, we expect the same level of data security, integrity and confidentiality standards as K9s itself provides. Additionally, we conduct security awareness training for our staff and volunteers.

While K9s uses its best efforts to maintain this level of security across all of our systems we cannot guarantee or warrant that our systems or our service providers are not vulnerable to viruses, hacking or other security threats.

 

Cookies

Our website may use cookies to enhance your experience while using our website. Cookies are pieces of information that some websites transfer to the browsing computer 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 website and to make sure you do not 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 website will not function properly when you view them.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

K9s For Warriors reserves the right at any time and without notice to change this Privacy Policy.  Any changes will be effective immediately upon posting to our website. We encourage you to check back regularly to ensure you understand our current privacy policies.

Questions and Suggestions

If you have any questions or suggestions about K9s For Warriors’ Privacy Policy, or to review, update or correct your personal information, please email us at info@k9sforwarriors.org referencing Privacy Policy in the subject line, call us at 904-686-1956, or write to:

                K9s For Warriors

                Attn: Privacy Policy

                114 Camp K9 Road

                Ponte Vedra, FL 32081

Disclaimer

The materials on the Sites are provided “as is” for general information only and without warranties of any kind. These materials are not meant to be used for self-diagnosis or to replace the services of a medical professional. The Sites do not offer medical advice or recommendations to individuals and you should not rely on the information posted on the Sites as a substitute for consultations with qualified health care professionals who are familiar with individual medial conditions and needs. K9s For Warriors encourages you to seek the guidance of a healthcare provider if you feel that you, a family member or someone you know suffers from the conditions described on the Sites.

K9s For Warriors provides testimonials and information, and in certain situations, create community event pages for fundraising in purposes to further our mission. K9s For Warriors may post articles and other information provided by third parties that might be of interest of benefit to the public. You acknowledge that the opinions and recommendations of third parties contained on the Sites are not necessarily those of K9s For Warriors or endorsed by us.

 

Restrictions on Use

Materials from www.k9sforwarriors.org and any of the Sites operated, licensed, or controlled by K9s For Warriors may not be copied or distributed, or republished, uploaded, posted, or transmitted in any way, without the prior written consent of K9s For Warriors, EXCEPT: you may download copies of the materials for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided you do not delete or change any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices. Modification or use of the materials for any other purpose violates the intellectual property rights of K9s For Warriors. The material on the Sites is provided for lawful purposes only. If you download files, including, but not limited to images, printed materials, logos, icons, content, text, graphics, audio/visual clips and/or design neither title nor intellectual property rights are transferred to you, but remain with K9s For Warriors, who owns full and complete title. You may not resell, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, or otherwise convert content from the Sites. Any unauthotized use of the materials contained on the Sites may violate copyright, trademark and other laws.

 

Sponsors

K9s For Warriors may choose to acknowledge certain persons, organizations or companies who have provided donations or sponsorships to further our mission. This acknowledgement may be in the form of recognition of the Sites by use of names or marks and/or links to their website(s). K9s For Warriors does not solicit or permit the purchase or use of advertisements or commercial endorsements on the Sites by any person or company (including, without limitation, its sponsors and donors). If you choose to click on the links to any of our sponsors’ websites or otherwise engage in any correspondence or business dealings with or other purchase of products or services from any of our sponsors, you do so on your own initiative and you agree that K9s For Warriors is not responsible or liable for any loss or damages of any sort incurred as a result of any such dealings or as a result of the acknowledgement of or links to such sponsors in conjunction with the Sites.

 

Links to Other Sites

K9s For Warriors may provide links to other websites or resources. The information provided to you in these links are provided solely for your independent enjoyment. The results are not guaranteed to be accurate and are in no way endorsed, offered or guaranteed by K9s For Warriors. You should be aware that links to the Sites may be provided from other sites, either known or unknown to K9s For Warriors, and some links to the Sites may be unauthorized, and accessing any other site linked to or from the Sites is done at your own risk. K9s For Warriors has not reviewed and is not responsible for the content of any third-party sites linked to or from the Sites.