MCPAWS Regional Animal Shelter Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to MCPAWS Regional Animal Shelter (MCPAWS). This website privacy policy covers how we collect, use, disclose, transfer and store your information.

Please remember that this Privacy Policy applies only to information collected by our website. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of websites that are operated or owned by third parties. Links to other third-party websites, can be accessed from our website. Please be advised that the privacy policies of those third-party sites may not be consistent with this Privacy Policy.


What Information Does MCPAWS Collect?
In several areas of the website, MCPAWS collects personally identifiable information, such as your name, home address, email address, and telephone number.

We may collect information about your interaction with the website. For example, we may use a web site analytic tool, such as Google Analytics, on the website to retrieve information from your browser, such as the site you came from, the search engine and the keywords you used to find the website, and the pages you view within the website. Additionally, we collect certain standard information that your browser sends to every web site you visit, such as your IP address, browser type and language, access times and referring web site addresses.

Is My Personal Information Secure?
We provide website visitors with a secure experience when making a donation or purchasing merchandise through our website. When personal information is transmitted by MCPAWS to other websites, it is protected through the use of industry standard security technology, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. To further enhance security, stored donation and order information is also encrypted to prevent unauthorized access to the data.

Although we use industry standard safeguards to secure the privacy of your personal information, transmissions made via the Internet cannot be made absolutely secure. Users should use special caution when using publicly accessible computer terminals or transmitting personal information over unsecured wireless networks.

How Does MCPAWS Use Your Personal Information?

Except as expressly set forth in this privacy policy we will not willfully disclose your personally identifiable information to any third party without first receiving your permission.


MCPAWS does not sell, rent, or exchange its donor list for direct mailing purposes.


MCPAWS collects and uses your personal information to operate the website and deliver the services you have requested. We may use personal information collected on our website to circulate news about MCPAWS and its programs, to promote events, to acquire new donors and subscribers, and for other marketing, promotional and fundraising purposes.


A visitor who receives email from us may opt out of email at any time by following the opt-out by sending an email to with “unsubscribe” in the subject line.


We may share aggregated demographic information with our funders, such as grant-making organizations and foundations, for the purpose of demonstrating that we are meeting our organization goals.


MCPAWS may release personal information if we believe that the law or legal process served on MCPAWS requires it, to protect and defend the rights or property of MCPAWS, or in an emergency, to protect the personal safety of an identifiable visitor or the public.