Thank you for reviewing the Porche Charities' (PC)/Animal Loss Counseling Terms of Use Policy. PC wants to provide important information about our data collection and handling policies. By visiting this web site, you accept the policies and practices described in this Notice. Please also note that this Policy is subject to change without notice, and that it reflects our current business practices. This Use policy was reviewed on February 22, 2017.

ELECTRONIC COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

Personal information identifies an individual, including but not limited to your name, social security number, physical description, home address, home telephone number, education, financial matters and medical or employment history. It is any information that readily identifies to a specific individual. A domain name or Internet Protocol address is not considered personal information, however, it is considered electronically collected personal information.

Electronically collected personal information is any information that is maintained by an organization that identifies an individual user. It excludes any information manually submitted to us. It also excludes information relating to individuals who are users, serving in a business capacity, including, but not limited to, business owners, officers, or principals of that business.

The personal information we automatically collect includes your domain name or Internet Protocol address, along with statistical information on the web pages you visit. In addition, if you voluntarily participate in an activity that asks for specific information (for example, filling out a form to request assistance) more detailed data may be collected. Your choice not to participate or provide personal information will not affect your ability to use any other feature of the web site.

If any type of personal information is requested on the web site or volunteered by the user, laws designed to protect it may apply, including the Information Practices Act of 1977, Government Code Section 11015.5. and the federal Privacy Act of 1974. However, this information may become a public record once you provide it. As a public record, it may be subject to public inspection and copying, if not otherwise protected by federal or state law.

ABOUT CHILDREN

Children (identified as minors under the age of 18) are not eligible to use services that require submission of personal information and we require that minors do not submit any personal information to us. If you are a minor, you can use these services only if used together with your parents or guardians. If you are a minor, you should seek guidance from your parents.

HOW INFORMATION COLLECTED IS USED

We do collect personal information directly from individuals who volunteer to use some of our services. Collection of this information is required to deliver the specific services, but use of these services is completely voluntary.

The information we automatically collect is used to improve the content of our web services and to help us understand how people are using our services. This information may not identify you individually and is used for statistical purposes. We also do not attempt to link other web sites simply because individuals visit us and access information.

We may provide or distribute certain lists and statistical reports of regulatory information as required by law, but no personal information is ever sold or distributed and all relevant legal protections still apply.

INFORMATION YOU SUBMIT

If you choose to submit information to us, the information will be transmitted securely to our database. Any private information will only be used for the purposes for which it was provided. It will not be shared with another entity except as prescribed by law. Please see our Privacy Policy for additional information.

You may have any personal information collected about you discarded without reuse or distribution, provided we are contacted within five business days of the submission and your request is in writing.

If you provide us with information regarding an issue that does not fall within our expertise, we will may refer you to alternate resources but will not disclose your information to any other organization without your express written permission

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE

Laws exist to ensure that government is open and that the public has a right to access appropriate information possessed by state government. At the same time, there are exceptions to the public's right to access public records. These exceptions serve various needs including maintaining the privacy of individuals. Both state and federal laws detail exceptions.

You should know that data linking your computer to a particular website (a cookie) may be created when you visit a website. In order to complete a transaction, process data, facilitate ongoing interaction online or to understand trends in the use of websites, a temporary cookie may be created. Cookies do not compromise your privacy or security in any way. Using web browser settings, you can refuse the creation of cookies or delete the cookie file from your computer.

All information collected at this site becomes public record that may be subject to inspection and copying by the public, unless an exemption in law exists. If a conflict between this Use Policy and the Public Records Act, the Information Practices Act, or other law governing the disclosure of records will control.

SECURITY

PC has taken steps to safeguard the integrity of its telecommunications and computing infrastructure. Security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation and daily practices of the entire operating environment as part of its continuing commitment to risk management. This information should not be construed in any way as giving business, legal, or other advice, or warranting as fail proof, the security of information provided via the web site.

Our web site has links to sites we feel might be useful to you and which may provide services. When you link to another site, you are no longer on our site and are subject to the privacy policy of the new site. Porche Charities accepts no responsibility for these external websites. Our web site and the information it contains are provided as a public service by Porche Charities.

We monitor our systems to ensure proper operation. This includes verifying the functioning of security features. All users expressly consent to such monitoring. Unauthorized attempts to modify any information stored on this system, to defeat or circumvent security features or to use this system for other than its intended purposes are prohibited. Such prohibited activity may result in prosecution and/or penalty.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

PC strives to maintain the highest accuracy of content on its web site. Any errors or omissions should be reported to us for investigation. However, PC makes no claims or guarantees of absolute accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of this web site and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions on this web site. No warranty of any kind, implied, expressed or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and freedom from computer virus, is given with respect to the contents of this web site or its hyperlinks to other Internet resources. References or links to any specific commercial products, processes or services, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name are for the information and convenience of the public, and do not constitute endorsement or recommendation by Porche Charities.

OWNERSHIP

In order to use any information on this web site you must seek written permission directly from us. PC reserves the unlimited right to use for any purpose, free of any charge, all information submitted via this site except those submissions made under separate legal contract. PC shall also be free to use, for any purpose, any ideas, concepts, or techniques contained in information provided through this site.