Privacy Policy

This website (www.odas.org) is owned and operated by Open Door Animal Sanctuary, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in House Springs, MO. Open Door Animal Sanctuary is committed to protecting the privacy of our visitors. This privacy policy discloses how we collect, protect, and use information you provide us online, as well as how we protect children’s privacy. By using the pages on this site, you are accepting the practices described in the Privacy Policy. If our policy practices change in the future, we will post the policy changes on our website at www.odas.org. However, we will treat all personal information we collect in accordance with the privacy policy in effect at the time the information is collected.

 

Data Collection

Open Door Animal Sanctuary uses its best efforts to respect and protect the privacy of its online visitors. At our site, we do not collect personally identifiable information from individuals unless they provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. This means we do not require you to register or provide information to us in order to view our site. Open Door Animal Sanctuary only gathers personally identifiable data, such as names, addresses, zip/postal codes, email addresses, etc., when voluntarily submitted by a visitor. For example, personally identifiable information is collected in order to process online transactions, online donations, and for event registrations. This information is used solely by Open Door Animal Sanctuary for internal purposes. We do not sell information you provide to us online to third parties. We will only share personally identifiable information with third parties when (i) the person submitting the information authorizes us to share it; (ii) sharing the information is a necessary operation of the site, for instance, to process a credit card transaction, or (iii) we are required to by law. Open Door Animal Sanctuary has no control over or responsibility for the data collection and use practices of third parties that process online transactions.

 

Children’s Privacy

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) protects the personal information of children under the age of 13. This applies to individually identifiable information about a child that is collected online, such as full name, home address, email address, telephone number or any other information that would allow someone to identify or contact the child. The Act and Rule also cover other types of information—for example, hobbies, interests and information collected through cookies or other types of tracking mechanisms—when they are tied to individually identifiable information. It is important for you to understand this law; we encourage you to read more about COPPA.

 

Use of Cookies

Visitors should be aware that non-personal information and data may be automatically collected by the Open Door Animal Sanctuary website through the use of “cookies.” “Cookies” are small text files a website can use to recognize repeat visitors, facilitate the visitor’s ongoing access to and use of the site, and allow a site to track usage behavior and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements. Cookies are not programs that come onto a visitor’s system and damage files. Generally, cookies work by assigning a unique number to the visitor that has no meaning outside the assigning site. If a visitor does not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows the visitor to deny or accept the cookie feature. Open Door Animal Sanctuary uses “cookie” technology only to obtain non-personal information from its online visitors in order to improve visitors’ online experience and facilitate their visit within our site.

 

Links to Other Websites and Services

There are links located on www.odas.org that direct visitors to external websites and services that are not maintained by Open Door Animal Sanctuary. These websites have their own privacy policies, which you should review prior to visiting them. We have no responsibility for linked websites and provide these links solely for the convenience and information of our visitors.

 

Our Security Safeguard

The safety and security of your online experience is of the utmost concern to us. We ensure the appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures are in place to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online.

 

Credit Card Safety

Protecting the safety of your credit card information is also important to us. Open Door Animal Sanctuary utilizes PayPal.com for all of our online financial transactions.  Their privacy policy can be viewed here: paypal privacy To make sure you are accessing a secure server before you submit personal financial information, look at the lower left-hand corner of your browser. If you see an unbroken key or a closed lock (depending upon your browser), then SSL is active. To double-check for security, look at the URL or Address line of your browser. If you have accessed a secure server, the first characters of the address in that line should change from “http” to “https.” It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off of PayPal.com when finished using a shared computer.

 

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy, you can contact us at:
Open Door Animal Sanctuary
P.O. Box 870
House Springs, MO 63051
636-671-3643