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Privacy Policy

Delaware Humane Association (DHA) has created this Privacy Policy to explain why we collect particular information and how we will protect your personal privacy within our Web site. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the Web site located at the URL www.dehumane.org. In order to fully understand your rights we encourage you to read this Privacy Policy.

Delaware Humane Association values your privacy. To demonstrate our commitment to your privacy, this Privacy Policy notifies you of the following:

  • What personally identifiable information of yours is collected through the Site;
  • Who collects such information;
  • How such information is used;
  • With whom your information may be shared;
  • What choices you have regarding collection, use and distribution of your information;
  • What kind of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control;
  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in your information.

Questions regarding this statement should be directed to Delaware Humane Association by sending an email to development@dehumane.org. Please reference this Privacy Policy in your subject line.

What Information We Collect and How We Use That Information

Our mailing list subscription, contact, registration and donation forms require users to give us contact information that may include name, email address, format preference (HTML vs. text), address, interests, and similar information. We know that many of our visitors and site users have ongoing concerns about their addresses or other personal information being sold to or shared with third parties. Please be assured that we do not and will not share, sell or rent anyone’s information with other organizations or individuals. We do not request or store sensitive information such as credit card or social security numbers from Site visitors unless payment for a donation or registration for an event or class is required. Please see "Financial Transactions" below for more information.

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 Web sites transfer to the computer that is browsing that Web site and are used for record-keeping purposes at many Web sites. Use of cookies makes Web-surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords, your personal preferences regarding your use of the particular Web site and to make sure you don't see the same ad repeatedly. Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard.

Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. However, 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.

Financial Transactions

To process donations and registration payments for events and classes, it is necessary to provide Delaware Humane Association with your credit card information for processing and billing. We display the VeriSign Secured Site seal to show that we have been verified as the owner/operator of this website, and that your information is collected and transferred over the Internet securely. The credit card information that you provide to us is used only for the transaction(s) you request and will not be used for any other purpose.


All information provided to Delaware Humane Association 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 Delaware Humane Association. Unfortunately, however, 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.


If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our Site, we ask them for the friend's name and email address. Delaware Humane Association will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the Site. Delaware Humane Association stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.

Other Web Sites

Our Site contains links to other Web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another Web site for which Delaware Humane Association has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.

Changes to Policy

Delaware Humane Association reserves the right at any time and without notice to change this Privacy Policy simply by posting such changes on our Site. Any such change will be effective immediately upon posting.

Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this Site, you can contact:

Delaware Humane Association
701 A Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 571-0111

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