Data Collection and Security
At Homeless Animal Rescue Team of Cincinnati ("HART," "we," "us," or "our"), we take the privacy and security of your personal information seriously. This Data Collection and Security page outlines how we collect, use, store, and protect your data when you interact with our website [https://www.rescueahart.org/] (the "Website") or engage with our services and activities.
We collect personal information from you when you voluntarily provide it to us, such as when you fill out forms on our Website, make donations, sign up for newsletters, participate in events, or communicate with us through email or other channels. The types of personal information we may collect include, but are not limited to:
- Your name, address, and contact information (email, phone number)
- Demographic information (age, gender, etc.)
- Donation history and payment details
- Volunteer and adoption applications
- Communication preferences
We may also collect non-personal information automatically when you visit our Website, such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, referring URLs, and pages visited. This information helps us improve our services and enhance your browsing experience.
Data Usage We use the personal information we collect for various purposes, including:
- Providing and improving our services, programs, and activities
- Processing donations, volunteer applications, and adoption requests
- Sending you important updates, newsletters, and event invitations
- Responding to your inquiries and providing customer support
- Conducting research, analysis, and statistical reporting
Data Storage and Security
We store your personal information securely in electronic and physical formats. We implement reasonable technical, administrative, and physical safeguards to protect your data from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, please note that no data transmission or storage system can guarantee 100% security.
Data Sharing and Disclosure We may share your personal information with trusted third parties who assist us in operating our Website, conducting our services, or supporting our organizational activities. These third parties are obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of your data and are prohibited from using it for any other purpose.
We may also disclose your personal information when required by law, regulation, legal process, or government request, or when we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, your safety, or the safety of others.
Your Rights and Choices
You have certain rights and choices regarding your personal information:
- Access and Correction: You have the right to access and review the personal information we hold about you. If you believe any of your information is inaccurate or incomplete, you may request its correction.
- Opt-Out: You can choose to opt out of receiving our newsletters, marketing emails, or other communications by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in those communications or by contacting us directly.
- Data Deletion: You can request the deletion of your personal information, subject to legal obligations and legitimate interests. Please note that certain data may be retained as required by law or for necessary business purposes.
To exercise your rights or make any requests regarding your personal information, please contact us using the information provided below.
If you have any questions, concerns, or requests regarding this Data Collection and Security page or our data practices, please contact us at:
Homeless Animal Rescue Team of Cincinnati Box #222 Suite 341 11711 Princeton Pike Cincinnati, OH 45246 Email:
For inquiries or requests specifically related to the removal of your collected data from our Website and app, please send an email to