Porche Charities/Animal Loss Counseling Privacy Policy

Porche Charities’ policies are designed to promote accessibility of information. We are also committed to promoting and protecting the privacy rights of individuals. It is the policy of Porche Charities (PC) to limit the collection and safeguard the privacy of personal information collected or maintained by us. Our information management practices are consistent with applicable laws pertaining to information privacy.

PC follows these principles in collecting and managing personal information:

We collect personal information only as allowed by law. 

We limit collection of personal information to what is relevant and necessary to accomplish a lawful purpose. For example, we need to know someone's address, telephone number among other things, to properly identify the person before engage in counseling. Personal information, as defined in the Information Practices Act, is information that identifies or describes an individual including, name, social security number, physical description, home address, home telephone number, education, financial matters, and medical or employment history. 

We do not collect personal information from persons who browse our sites. 

Information we automatically collect includes your domain name or Internet Protocol address, the type of browser and operating system used, date and time of your visit, pages accessed and any forms you downloaded. Cookies are text files stored by your browser. We collect personal information through our web site only if you provide it voluntarily and do not use cookies for collection. 

We tell people the purpose for which the personal information is collected. 

At the time of collection, we tell persons who are asked to provide personal information about the general uses that we will make of that information. Additional options, other than the use of our web site, are provided to give us needed information.

We tell people who provide personal information about their opportunity to review that information. 

PC encourages individuals who provide personal information to review the information and address its accuracy or completeness. 

We use information security safeguards. 

We take reasonable precautions to protect personal information collected or maintained by us against loss, unauthorized access and illegal use or disclosure. We protect the security of your personal information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts the information you type in. Personal information is stored in secure locations. Our staff is trained on procedures for the release of information. Access to personal information is limited to those staff whose work requires it. Confidential information is destroyed according to the California Bureau of Behavioral Science’s records retention schedule. PC conducts periodic audits to ensure that proper information management policies and procedures are being followed.

If a conflict arises.

In the event of a conflict between this Policy and the Public Records Act, the Information Practices Act or other law governing the disclosure of records, the applicable law will control. 

We will provide additional explanations of our privacy policy if requested.

If you have further questions about this privacy policy, you may email us at info@porchecharities.org