We won’t sell or trade your info!
What information is gathered about you and how do We use it?
If you use any of the special services available through the Site, you will be asked to submit certain information, names and email addresses. This information is used to permit you to receive any information you may have requested from bigcatrescue.org and any additional communications the company may deem appropriate in relation to your request.
When you send a message or sign a petition through bigcatrescue.org, We ask for your name, address, e-mail address and other optional information that you may chose to provide. We also collect and store the full text of the message you send through our service. This is necessary to deliver your message and to identify you to the recipient.
User hereby releases Big Cat Rescue from any liability or damages arising from the use or publication of any of User’s letter(s) contained on bigcatrescue.org.
If you sign-up for Vote Monitor, a weekly e-mail report of key Congressional votes, We ask for your ZIP code and e-mail address in order to identify your members of Congress and send you a weekly message about how they voted on key legislation.
If you use our “Tell-a-Friend” feature to e-mail a link to bigcatrescue.org to a friend, you will need to provide us with both your email address as well as that of your friend(s). We will automatically send your message to this person(s), as well as invite them to visit the Site. We use their information for the sole purpose of sending the Tell-A-Friend e-mail.
If you click the “Remember Me” option, We will place a cookie in your browser to remember your personal information. This cookie is a file that contains your name, address, and e-mail address information as you entered it on the message form. The next time you send a message, We will retrieve that information from the cookie and automatically enter it on the message form for you. A couple of things to remember about cookies:
We also collect IP addresses to help us understand how our visitors access the Site, so We can make our Site easier to find and to improve our users’ overall experience when they visit bigcatrescue.org.
For any and all of these services you will also be offered the opportunity to opt into a service that will send you alerts on issues and votes on issues selected by you or that We feel may be of interest to you based on your other voluntarily provided information. We also may send you updates about the services or features of bigcatrescue.org in an attempt to alert you to better ways to use our services.
Will We disclose any of your personal information?
We disclose your name, address, phone number and e-mail address to the recipient of the message you send through our service. This information is required because most government officials and media contacts will not accept messages they receive from unidentified correspondents.
We will not disclose any information about individual users, except as described in this Privacy Statement, or to comply with applicable laws or valid legal process, or to protect the rights or property of Big Cat Rescue.
We will not share, rent nor sell the information you provide. We may disclose aggregate, non personal information about Site users in order to describe our service to prospective business partners and other third parties, and for other lawful purposes.
Will We use your information for direct mailings?
You are using the Site to engage in civic participation, which is the mission of the Site. Occasionally we may send you a message or mail regarding animals, laws, products and services or news that might be of interest to you. If you do not want to receive such messages, simply send an e-mail to Advocacy@bigcatrescue.org with “remove me from the bigcatrescue.org list” in the subject line.
In addition, We may contact you via e-mail for the following reasons:
To send you a copy of a message you have sent through our service.
To send you a weekly (Vote Monitor) report (only if you have signed up for this service).
If you send us a message about the Site, is it private?
There is an area on the Site which permits you to submit comments and feedback about the Site. Any feedback submitted becomes the property of Big Cat Rescue; We may use your feedback to make improvements to the Site, for marketing purposes, or to contact you.
What else should you know about your privacy?
Keep in mind that your name, address, and e-mail address, as well as any information about yourself that you include in the messages you send through the Site, will be read by the recipient of your message and/or his or her staff. That’s really the point of the Site – to enable you to communicate with your elected officials, other government officials and those in the media. Remember that whenever you disclose personal information in your messages you send to others, that information can be collected and used by the recipients and may even be forwarded to other parties.
FURTHERMORE, WHILE WE DO OUR BEST TO PROTECT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION, WE CANNOT ENSURE OR WARRANT THE SECURITY OF ANY INFORMATION YOU TRANSMIT TO US, AND YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK.
What restrictions are there on the data I submit or post on bigcatrescue.org?
We reserve the right to review all public postings submitted to the Site including See Me profiles and photos and Letters to Leaders. Letters that contain profanity, advocate specific violence against an individual or a group or other objectionable postings will be removed and will not be subject to refunds or other compensation.
bigcatrescue.org is a privately run, non-partisan site, so We reserve the right to not publish any commentary for any reason We choose. Profanity and threats will (among other reasons) prevent commentaries from being posted. All postings are at our discretion. We reserve the right not to publish any letter for any reason We choose. Profanity, threats and objectionable material (among other reasons) prevent Letters to Leaders from being posted.
Children’s Privacy Statement
This children’s privacy statement explains Big Cat Rescue’s practices with respect to the online collection and use of personal information from children under the age of thirteen, and provides important information regarding their rights under federal law with respect to such information.
This Site is not directed to children under the age of thirteen and we do NOT knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen as part of the Site. We screen users who wish to provide personal information in order to prevent users under the age of thirteen from providing such information. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personally identifiable information from a user under the age of thirteen as part of the Site, we will delete such information from our records. If we change our practices in the future, we will obtain prior, verifiable parental consent before collecting any personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen as part of the Site.
Because we do not collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen as part of the Site, we also do NOT knowingly distribute such information to third parties.
We do NOT knowingly allow children under the age of thirteen to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable contact information through the Site.
Because we do not collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen as part of the Site, we do NOT condition the participation of a child under thirteen in the Site’s online activities on providing personally identifiable information.
Questions Regarding Privacy and Data Deletion
Carole Baskin, Founder of Big Cat Rescue
12802 Easy Street Tampa, FL 33625
813.920.4130 fax 813.885.4457