Thank you for visiting www.paals.org (our “Site”). We appreciate the opportunity to interact with you on the Internet and are committed to protecting and safeguarding your privacy. The purpose of this Privacy Statement is to inform you about the types of information we might collect about you when you visit our Site, how we may use that information and whether we disclose that information to anyone.
What Information We Collect and How We Use It
Any information we collect on our Site generally falls into the Personally Identifiable Information (PII) category.
Personally Identifiable Information: This refers to information that lets us know specifically who you are. In general, you can visit our Site without telling us who you are or revealing any Personally Identifiable Information.
Donating – When you make a donation, we collect Personally Identifiable Information (such as name, contact and billing information, credit card, and other transaction information). We use this information to process payment and to communicate with you about your donation. Credit card information submitted with your order is used only for payment processing and is not retained on our Site.
Applying to become a client – When you apply to become a PAALS client, we collect Personally Identifiable Information (such as name, contact information, family information, residence information and other PII). We use this information to evaluate your application and to communicate with you about your application.
Applying to become a volunteer – When you apply to become a PAALS volunteer, we collect Personally Identifiable Information (such as name, contact information, emergency contact information and other PII). We use this information to evaluate your application and to communicate with you about your application. If accepted as volunteer, we use this information to contact you about volunteer training and volunteering opportunities.
Registering or applying for a PAALS program or activity (e.g. Summer PAALS Camp) – When you register (or submit an application) for any of the PAALS programs or activities, we collect Personally Identifiable Information (such as name, contact information, emergency contact information and other PII). If your are registering for a youth program, we also collect PII about you minor child. We use this information to evaluate your (or your minor child’s) registration or application and to communicate with you about your registration or application. If the registration or application is accepted, we use this information to contact you about the program or activity and to design the program or activity to be the most successful for you (or your minor child).
Sharing Your Information
Except as disclosed in this Privacy Statement, we do not sell, trade, rent, or otherwise retransmit any Personally Identifiable Information we collect online unless we have your permission. Any Personally Identifiable Information you provide to us will be used for your donation, client application or volunteer application and retained within our database system.
From time to time, we may be required to provide Personally Identifiable Information in response to court order, subpoena, or government investigation. We also reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we in good faith believe to be unlawful.
When you submit your personal information to Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services, it may be shared with a reputable third party (“Third Party Processors”). These Third Party Processors may include, for example, companies that process credit card information or handle mailings for PAALS. These Third Party Processors may correct and/or update users’ data based on information we provide them. We may also use Third Party Processors to deliver materials to you via e-mail or the postal service. Third Party Processors do not retain the information we provide them.
Links To Other Web Sites
Links to third-party Web sites may be provided solely for your information and convenience and to provide additional information. If you use these links, you will leave our Site. This Privacy Statement does not cover the information practices of those Web sites linked to our Site, nor do we control their content or privacy policies. We suggest that you carefully review the privacy policies of each site you visit.
Opting-Out, Corrections and Cancellations
In order to receive an offer or promotion from PAALS, a user must have voluntarily provided us the email address and other contact information. To completely ensure that we have your consent, we make sure that each e-mail we send you presents the additional opportunity to opt-out of receiving future e-mails.
To unsubscribe to any e-mail subscriptions you may click on the unsubscribe link contained in the email or contact us directly at:
221 N. Grampian Hills Rd.
Columbia, SC 29223