Privacy Policy/Terms of Use

Connecticut Humane Society Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

In order to fully understand your rights we encourage you to read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. We reserve the right, at any time and without notice, to change these statements simply by posting such changes on our website. Any such change will be effective immediately upon posting.

Privacy Policy
We are committed to your privacy. The Privacy Policy explains why we collect particular information and how we will protect your personal information within the Connecticut Humane Society website. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the website located at the URL

The Privacy Policy notifies you of:
1. What personally identifiable information of yours is collected through the Site;
2. Who collects such information;
3. How such information is used;
4. With whom your information may be shared;
5. What choices you have regarding collection, use and distribution of your information;
6. What kind of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control; and,
7. How you can correct any inaccuracies in your information.
Direct questions regarding the privacy policy to the Connecticut Humane Society by contacting Please reference Privacy Policy in your subject line.

The information we collect and how it is used:
Our registration forms require users to give us contact information that may include name, email address, format preference (HTML vs. Text), address, interests, and similar information. Other forms like the Volunteer Application will request additional information such as educational background and professional experience. The Connecticut Humane Society will not share this contact information with any other parties without the express permission of the constituent. Online donors must fill in credit card information or link the gift to their PayPal account.  We do not have full access to that information in order to protect the donor’s security. Gifts are tax deductible to the full extent of the law, and will be acknowledged with a tax receipt as a record of the donation. Electronic gifts are acknowledged via email. Gifts made in person at a shelter are acknowledged at the time of donation. Paper checks and other donations are acknowledged via US Postal Service. Additional gift verification is obtainable via email at  CHS does not sell, trade or share donors’ names, physical addresses, mailing addresses, telephone numbers or electronic contact information with anyone, nor does it send mailings on behalf of other organizations.

To opt out of electronic, phone or mail communications, donors, friends or contacts should email the organization at and specifically request to be removed from email, phone and/or physical mailing lists and provide the contact information on record.  Constituents who follow CHS in social media are solely responsible from discontinuing e-relationships by un-liking or un-following as required by each social media site.

Internet Protocol Address:
We collect an IP address from all visitors to our site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our Site, analyze trends, track users' movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Use of "Cookies":
Our Site may use cookies to enhance your experience while using our site. Cookies are pieces of information that some websites transfer to the computer that is browsing that website and are used for record-keeping purposes at many websites. Use of cookies makes surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords, your personal preferences regarding use of the site and to make sure you don't see the same ad repeatedly. Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard.

If you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our Site will not function properly when you view them.

All information provided to the Connecticut Humane Society is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our Site that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of the Connecticut Humane Society. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.


Terms of Use
Before you use any images, data, text or other materials on this website ( please carefully read the terms and conditions of this license agreement. If express written permission is granted to use any materials, you are consenting to be bound by this agreement. If you do not accept all of the terms of this agreement, you are not authorized to use any materials on this site.

Ownership of the Site
This website and all materials on it are the property of the Connecticut Humane Society (CHS). The only exceptions are copyrighted images and materials owned by others, which are so indicated. This agreement gives you no ownership rights to any materials on this site.

Copyright Laws
This site and all materials on it are protected under United States copyright laws. With certain exceptions, copyrighted materials may not be used or copied without the express written consent of the copyright holder (in this case CHS). This agreement describes the uses you are permitted to make of the materials on this site.

License to Use
You are not licensed by CHS to use materials on this site for non-commercial, educational and personal purposes without express written permission and if written permission is extended neither may you transfer it.

Prohibited Uses
Any commercial use of the materials on this site is strictly prohibited. You may not sell, assign, sublicense or otherwise transfer these materials, copy for professional or personal use, publish them for personal gain, or remove any copyright or trademark notice, without the express written permission of CHS.

No Warranty
All materials on this site are made available to you as-is if written permission is granted. CHS makes no warranty, express or implied, as to these materials, their title, accuracy, non-infringement of third party rights, merchantability, or fitness for any particular purpose, or the performance or results you may obtain from their use.

Limitation of Liability
Under no circumstances shall CHS be liable for any direct, incidental, special, consequential, indirect, or punitive damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials in this site. If you are dissatisfied with any materials on this site or these terms and conditions, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using or visiting this site.

Links to Other Sites
This site contains links to other sites. These links do not imply that CHS endorses these sites, or is responsible for their contents or use.

Any suggestions, creative ideas, photographs or other materials which you submit to this site shall become the property of CHS. CHS may disclose or use any such submissions for any purpose without your consent or compensation therefore.

Questions and Requests for Permission to Use
Any questions regarding the terms of this agreement or requests for permission to use materials on this site for any commercial or personal purpose should be directed to the Public Relations Department.

Contacting the Connecticut Humane Society:
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, contact:

Connecticut Humane Society 
701 Russell Road, Newington CT 06111
Or email:


Privacy Policy/Terms of Use

Connecticut Humane Society

701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111
800-452-0114 | FAX 860-665-1478 
The Connecticut Humane Society is a 501(c)(3)
non-profit organization. EIN: 06-0667605
Copyright 2013 Connecticut Humane Society

Copyright 2013 Connecticut Humane Society