Privacy Policy

General
The Souris Valley Animal Shelter (SVAS) is committed to respecting the privacy of the visitors who access its website. Visitors to the website remain anonymous; no identifying information is collected by the SVAS.

Personal information may be provided by visitors to the SVAS via email. This information, if provided, is only used, as appropriate, to handle the sender's request.

Web Site Security
In order to protect the information being gathered, this site has security measures in place including firewalls, encryption and authenticated access to internal databases where needed.

In order to ensure the security of all personal information collected from customers, the information will be encrypted when being transmitted across the web. This includes, but is not limited to names, addresses, phone numbers, birth dates, social security numbers, financial information, credit card information and any passwords.

Personal Information
E-mail addresses will be collected from an application only for processing or if a response is necessary.

If during your visit to our site you send an email, the email address will be collected only as a means to reply to you.

Cookies will be used under specific conditions. A cookie is a text file stored on a web site users PC to maintain an uninterrupted transaction with the application. There are two types of cookies, a memory cookie and a hard cookie. Memory cookies will be deleted at the end of the session. Memory cookies are specifically used when purchasing products or services through the web. Hard cookies will remain on the PC after the session is ended. Hard cookies are generally used for keeping your personal options for viewing the site.

Disclaimer
In order to provide you with a wide variety of information about the SVAS, this site links to other web sites maintained by individuals, state agencies, other nonprofit organizations and private businesses. Each of these entities has the responsibility of setting their own privacy policy and posting it on their web sites. When you link to another site, you are subject to the privacy policy of the new site. Although we try to keep this information up-to-date and accurate, neither the SVAS, nor any employee of the SVAS, or any affiliated agengy warrants the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published by this system, nor endorses any content, viewpoints, products, or services linked from this system, and shall not be held responsible for any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. Portions of such information may be incorrect or out of date. Any person or entity that relies on any information obtained from this system does so at his or her own risk. The SVAS makes every effort to provide virus-free files but does not guarantee uncorrupted files.