Who we are
Happy Mutts Humane Society is a non-profit organization that rescues cats and dogs in the High Desert of California.
Our website is: https://happymutts.org.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you use our contact form, we will receive the information that you enter into it. We do not share your personal information with anyone outside the organization without your permission.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Our web hosting server records IP addresses and locations of those that access our website. We do not sell or give away this information.
Who we share your data with
We do not share your data without your permission, except within our organization, in order to act on any requests or inquiries that we receive from you.
How long we retain your data
We retain your data as long as we need to. For example, if you volunteer to foster, we will hold onto your information so that, when we have a need, we can contact you.
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Our contact information
You can contact us via our contact form or by calling us. Our phone number is at the bottom of the website.
How we protect your data
We keep your personal information that you send us securely. We use encryption (SSL) on our web form.
What data breach procedures we have in place
If we determine that someone who should not have your data has obtained it, we will attempt to contact you using the contact information that we have on file.
What third parties we receive data from
We may receive data from Google to analyze how often our website is visited.
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
We do not utilize automated decision making or profiling.