Information If you visit our site to read or submit information, we may collect and store the following general information in order to analyze trends, gather broad demographic information, and monitor site traffic patterns that can help us further develop and improve the design and functionality of our site: your computer’s IP address, browser type, and operating system, the date and time you access our site, the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site; and the various pages that you visit while on our site.
Golden Retriever Rescue of Houston is the sole owner of the information collected on www.grrh.org. Golden Retriever Rescue of Houston collects personally identifiable information from our users at several different points on our Web site. We explicitly notify you on the site before we collect any personally-identifiable information about you (e.g. your name, email address, contact information, etc.), and will not collect any information unless you choose to provide it to us. This information may be shared within our organization for the purposes of responding to any comments or questions you submit and/or providing follow up information about our organization.
If you purchase a product or service from us or donate, we request certain personally identifiable information from you on our order form. You must provide contact information (such as name, email, and shipping address). No financial information (such as credit card number, expiration date) is collected by us and is governed under PayPal.com's own privacy policies. We use this order information to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we will use this information to contact you.
Communications from the Site, Special Offers and Updates
We will occasionally send you information via mass email on special events upcoming at Golden Retriever Rescue of Houston, including ticket or sign up information. We also may send you special retail offers, updates on heartwarming stories occurring at Golden Retriever Rescue of Houston, pleas for help with items of need at Golden Retriever Rescue of Houston, or requests for donations. Out of respect for your privacy, we present the option not to receive these types of communications. Please see “Choice/Opt-out.”
Supplementation of Information
In order to provide payment receipts to you, we may on occasion supplement the personal information you submitted to us with information from third party sources. Specifically we verify your ID/address when we use PayPal to verify your payment information, in order to process the donation or payment for services rendered.
Information Sharing and Disclosure Aggregate Information (non-personally identifiable)
We do not share aggregated demographic information about our user base with our partners and advertisers. We do not link aggregate user data with personally identifiable information. Personally identifiable information: We will never sell or share your information under any circumstances. We may use an outside shipping company to fulfill orders, and PayPal to bill you for goods and services. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any other purposes.
We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Web site.
We provide you the opportunity to ‘opt-out’ of having your personally identifiable information used for certain purposes, when we ask for this information. For example, if you purchase a product/service but do not wish to receive any additional marketing material from us, you can indicate your preference on our order form. If you no longer wish to receive promotional communications, or to opt-out from all communications, please follow the instructions below.
- In your letter or email, make sure to give us your:
- Full Name
- Mailing address (including City, State and Zip Code)
- Indication that you do not wish to have your information exchanged with other organizations.
- Please also specify one of the following categories in your correspondence to us:
- email only (no home mail)
- home mail only (no email)
- no mailings at all
- Send email to
- You may also click the “unsubscribe” link in the body of your emails.
As is true of most Web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We do not link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information.
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. We do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our site.
Links to Other Sites
This Web site contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by Golden Retriever Rescue of Houston. Please be aware that we, Golden Retriever Rescue of Houston, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies only to information collected by this Web site.
Access to Personally Identifiable Information
If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, update or delete it by contacting us by telephone or postal mail at the contact information listed below.
The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information on our donation or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however.
Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our Web site, you can send email to us at
Changes in this Privacy Statement
Golden Retriever Rescue of Houston
PO Box 19594
Houston, TX 77224