privacy policy

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how LAPS may collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our website or social media sites?

Currently, LAPS does not collect personal information online through sites we directly control. From time to time, we use other online registration and fundraising sites and may receive information such as your name, address, email or phone number if you choose to register or donate via those sites, so that we can acknowledge your enrollment or donation. 

When completing an online transaction (application, donation, etc.) on our site or another online fundraising site in support of LAPS, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information or other details to help you with your experience. LAPS never receives your credit card information from any fundraising site or service we use. 

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you donate, apply to volunteer, register for classes, respond to a LAPS  marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and in which you are most interested.
  • To improve our website to better serve you and our clients.
  • To allow us to respond to your inquiries.
  • To administer a fundraiser, promotion, survey or other site feature.
  • To quickly process your transactions.
  • To ask for ratings and reviews of services.
  • To follow up with you after email, social media or other correspondence.
How do we protect your information?

LAPS endeavors to comply with applicable state and federal regulations related to the security and privacy of data we collect.

Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities. We use regular Malware Scanning.

Do we use ‘cookies’?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We use cookies to compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you turn cookies off, it won’t affect your user experience.

Third-party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when its release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third-party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?

We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

California Online Privacy Protection Act 

Users can visit our site anonymously. Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’ and can easily be found on our website’s home page. You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes on our Privacy Policy Page. You can ask us to change your personal information:

  • By emailing us
  • By calling us
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old. 

CAN SPAM Act

We may collect your email address in order to:

  • Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
  • Send you additional information related to your training, membership, donation, volunteer service or program.
  • Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our members, donors, program facilities and clients after the original transaction has occurred.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at info@lovinganimalsprovidingsmiles, or as noted in a specific email you receive from us. 

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.

P.O. Box 6596 • Napa, Ca 94581
(707) 265-6642
info@lovinganimalsprovidingsmiles.org