Security, Privacy and Site Information

Online Privacy Statement

ShopMichiganHumane.org believes in keeping your confidential information confidential. With this in mind, we have adopted the online privacy policy described below, which addresses:

Registration

Our registration form requires users to give us contact information (such as name, age range, mailing address, daytime telephone number, E-mail address and password). You must be 13 years of age or older to register. Registration helps us to provide you with a quick and simple checkout experience. The customer contact information you supply on the registration form will be used to contact you concerning the status of an order or to answer your questions. In addition, unless you choose to opt out, it will be used to send you E-mail updates about upcoming sales, contests, promotions and product information. You acknowledge and agree that you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your registration information and password. If you would like, you can also fill out a customer profile. While it is not required, information obtained from the customer profile questions helps us to learn more about our customers and is used to improve our customers’ shopping experience with us.

Order Information

ShopMichiganHumane.org does not sell products for purchase by children. We sell children’s products for purchase by adults. Customers may use an order form to purchase products. When you place an order, we collect contact information, such as your shipping and E-mail addresses, and financial information, such as your account or credit card numbers. Contact information from the order form is used to send orders and information to our customers and to get in touch with them when necessary. Financial information is used to bill the customer for products. You also have the option of ordering products over the telephone and you may choose to pay by check, credit card or money order.

Use of Personally Identifiable Information

Michigan Humane Society Shop does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies except to provide products or services you've requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:
ShopMichiganHumane.org will not sell any personal information collected by it in connection with your activities on Michigan Humane Society Shop to third parties for marketing purposes. The foregoing excludes third party transfers of personal information specifically authorized herein and uses by those third parties in accordance with their privacy policy, as applicable (including, without limitation, Michigan Humane Society Shop and its carefully selected third parties, which will be subject to Michigan Humane Society Shop Privacy Policy.

  1. We collect information to process customer orders, to contact our customers concerning the status of an order or to answer any of their questions.
  2. We collect information to contact users about upcoming ShopMichiganHumane.org, and other affiliate promotions, product information, general information and participating in contests.
  3. Your personal information may be shared with third party partners carefully selected by ShopMichiganHumane.org and who may wish to inform you of offers, promotions and services from these organizations which may be of interest to you.
  4. Michigan Humane Society Shop and third party partners carefully selected by Michigan Humane Society Shop may also have access to your personal information and may have the right to send additional information to you. Any contact from these parties will be subject to Michigan Humane Society Shop Privacy Policy guidelines.
  5. Michigan Humane Society Shop has engaged TMP to perform services on behalf of Michigan Humane Society Shop in connection with the management and operation of ShopMichiganHumane.org. As such, in connection with ShopMichiganHumane.org, TMP will have access to and will use the personally identifiable information you provide in connection with your purchases on ShopMichiganHumane.org, subject to the terms of Michigan Humane Society Shop’s agreement with TMP. TMP may use your data for payment processing and authorization, fraud protection and credit risk reduction, website evaluation and data analysis.
  6. ShopMichiganHumane.org may share personal information with our website hosting partners, and other third parties who assist us in operating our website or conducting ShopMichiganHumane.org business, so long as those third parties agree to all confidentiality provisions of this policy.
  7. We (ShopMichiganHumane.org) may release your personal information to comply with the law, to enforce our website policies or to protect our or others’ rights, property or safety.

As with any business, it is possible that as our business develops, we might sell or buy online stores or other assets. In such transactions, information about customers often is among the transferred assets. Accordingly, in the unlikely event that our company or substantially all of our assets are acquired by a third party, such information may be one of the transferred assets.

Updating of Personally Identifiable Information

In order to change or modify information previously provided by you, please choose My Account and update your information using the options on that page.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We may amend this Privacy Policy at any time. If we make any material changes in the way we collect, use and/or share your personal information, we will notify you by sending you an E-mail at the last E-mail address that you provided us, and/or by prominently posting notice of the changes on the website covered by this Privacy Policy. Any material changes to this Privacy Policy will be effective upon the earlier of thirty (30) calendar days following our transmittal of an E-mail notice to you or thirty (30) calendar days following our posting of the notice of changes on the website covered by the Privacy Policy.

Please note that, at all times, you are responsible for updating your personal information to provide us your current E-mail address. In the event that the last E-mail address that you have provided us is not valid, or for any other reason is not capable of delivering to you the notice described above, our transmittal of the E-mail containing such notice will nevertheless constitute effective notice of the changes described in the notice.

In any event, changes to this Privacy Policy may affect our use of personal information that you provided us prior to our notification to you of the changes. If you do not wish to permit changes in our use of your personal information, you must notify us prior to the effective date of the changes that you wish to deactivate your account with us.

Cookies

ShopMichiganHumane.org does place a feature called a “cookie” on your hard drive. A cookie is a small data file that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. A cookie may contain certain information, such as a unique user session ID number, which is used to track the page(s) you visited. This unique number allows us to keep track of your order as you shop on our site. Cookies also allow us to recognize registered users when they visit, and to provide those customers with specific related information.

If you register with us or order from our website, we use cookies to monitor and maintain information about how you use our website and what you buy. If you do not register or buy from the site, we may monitor and maintain information about your use of our website in order to improve your shopping experience. Our website logs do generate certain kinds of non-identifying site usage data, such as the number of visits to our website and pages viewed. This information is used for internal purposes by technical support staff to provide better service to you.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change the configuration of your browser to prevent this from occurring. Even without a cookie, you can still take advantage of most of the features of our website, including making a purchase, but we will not be able to recognize you as a registered user unless you log in.

Option to Opt Out

At all times, you have the option of “opting out” of receiving future E-mail updates by either submitting your E-mail address at the following link UnSubscribe or by sending us an E-mail with “unsubscribe” in the subject line to customercare@shopmichiganhumane.org.

Security of Information

ShopMichiganHumane.org has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information you provide. We encrypt your personal information, including your credit card number, when transmitting over the Internet using triple key encryption technology by Secure Server Certification Authority RSA Data Security Inc. US and a VeriSign SSL (Secure Socket Layer), to safeguard your Internet transactions. VeriSign, Inc. is a leading provider of Public Key Infrastructure and digital certificate solutions used by enterprises, websites and consumers to conduct secure communications and transactions over the Internet and private networks.

Browsers that allow for SSL Technology Ordering from our website require the use of an SSL-compliant browser, such as Netscape 4.0 or later; Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or later; 5.0 AOL client for PCs; or the 5.0 AOL client for Macs. You will not be able to use [Secure Mode] if you have an older version of an Internet browser that does not support secure transactions, of if your computer is located on a local area network (LAN) that uses a firewall that prohibits secure transactions. If [Secure Mode] is not possible, please select one of our offline options to place your order.

Contests

ShopMichiganHumane.org may occasionally conduct contests on our website in which we ask participants for contact information, such as E-mail address or telephone number. You must be 13 years of age or older to participate. Participation in any contest is not mandatory. If you participate in a contest, we may use this contact information to send you, when necessary, information about the contest or our company. If you participate in a contest, and then prefer not to receive information or be contacted by us, please contact us at the website or address listed below.

Contacting the Website

Should you have any further questions regarding this Privacy Statement, the practices of this website or your dealings with this website, please:

  1. Contact our customer care department at:
    customercare@shopmichiganhumane.org or 800-866-9189
  2. Write to us at: ShopMichiganHumane.org
    201 Fritz Keiper Boulevard
    Battle Creek, Michigan 49037

External Links

This website contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such other websites. The terms and conditions herein do not apply to any such linked websites. ShopMichiganHumane.org does not endorse any linked websites, or the information, materials, products or services that are contained in or accessible through such linked websites. ShopMichiganHumane.org disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information, materials, products and services that are contained in or accessible through linked websites, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement.

You acknowledge and agree that ShopMichiganHumane.org is not responsible for the content, accuracy, legality, decency, copyright compliance, privacy practices, security or any other aspects of any such linked websites, and that the access or use of any such linked websites is solely at your own risk, and you hereby waive any and all claims against ShopMichiganHumane.org with respect to such linked websites.

If you can't find answers to your questions here, please contact us at customercare@shopmichiganhumane.org