Thank you for visiting the Yakima Humane Society (YHS) website and reviewing our Privacy Policy. YHS created this Privacy Policy to explain why we collect particular information and how we will protect your personal privacy within our website. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the website located at the URL and

Our Privacy Policy is clear: we will not collect personal information about you when you visit our website unless you provide that information to us.

In order to fully understand your rights we encourage you to read this Privacy Policy. YHS reserves the right to modify or amend this Privacy Policy at any time and for any reason simply by posting such changes on our website. Any such change will become effective immediately upon posting.

Because we want to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy, this Privacy Policy notifies you of:
          •  What personally identifiable information of yours is collected through the website;
          •  Who collects such information;
          •  How such information is used;
          •  With whom your information may be shared;
          •  What choices you have regarding collection, use, and distribution of your information;
          •  What kind of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of information under our control;
          •   How you can correct any inaccuracies in your information;
          •   What type of browser and operating system used to access our website;
          •   What date and time you accessed our website; and
          •   If you linked to the YHS website from another website, the URL access of that website.

Questions regarding this statement should be directed to YHS by sending us an email. Please reference this Privacy Policy in your subject line.

What Information We Collect:
Our registration forms require users to give us contact information that may include name, e-mail address, format preference (HTML vs. Text), address, interests, and similar information. We do not request or store sensitive information from our visitors, such as credit card or social security numbers. YHS does not collect any personally identifiable information about you unless you voluntarily submit such information to us. This information is used solely by YHS for internal purposes.

YHS does not sell or otherwise make available its donors’ private information to businesses or other charities. YHS does not collect information for commercial marketing and does not share its donor list.

Use of Information:
YHS respects your privacy and has instituted policies intended to ensure your personal information is handled in a safe and responsible manner. We may use this information to deliver to you information about YHS, as well as for trend analysis, pattern detection, and website administration. Non-personal demographic and profile data is used to tailor your experience at our website, showing you content we think you might be interested in. Occasionally, YHS may contact registered visitors who have provided their personally identifiable information through the website in order to conduct surveys seeking feedback about their experience on this website. These surveys are used for quality assurance purposes to improve our level of customer service.

We will only disclose personally identifiable information to third parties when:
          •  the person submitting the information authorizes us to do so;
          •  sharing the information is a necessary operation of the website (i.e. to process credit card information); and
          •  we are required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to
                  · conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on YHS or the website;
                  · protect and defend the rights or property of YHS, the website or the visitors to the website, and/or
                  · act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of visitors to the website or the public.

YHS mandates that no donor information can be sold or shared with another outside entity. By visiting this website you agree that no information you submit to the website shall contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, abusive, or obscene material. You are solely responsible for the content of any information you provide to YHS.

Internet Protocol Address:
We collect an IP address from all visitors to our website. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our website, analyze trends, track users' movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Use of Cookies:
Our Site may use cookies to enhance your experience while using our website. Cookies are pieces of information that some websites transfer to the computer that is browsing that website and are used for record-keeping purposes at many websites. Use of cookies makes web-surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords, your personal preferences regarding your use of the particular website and to make sure you don't see the same ad repeatedly. Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard.

Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our Site will not function properly when you view them.

The YHS uses generally accepted, industry standard security systems, software and encryption technologies to protect against unauthorized access to the YHS servers, equipment and other components of the YHS online presence. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our Site that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of YHS. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.

If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our website, we ask them for the friend's name and e-mail address. YHS will automatically send the friend a one-time e-mail inviting them to visit the website. YHS stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time e-mail.

Other Websites:
Our website contains links to other websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another website for which YHS has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours. If you find inoperable links or are concerned about any of the sites that the YHS currently links to, please inform the YHS by sending us an email.

You may opt-out of receiving communications from us by sending an email with your complete name, address, and email address. Please reference "Opt-out" or "Unsubscribe" in your subject line.

Any information posted on the YHS's website is for general information purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice, medical opinion, diagnosis, or treatment. Any information provided is not a substitute for medical attention. See your licensed veterinary health-care professional for your pet's medical advice and treatment.

This website and all of the materials on or referenced by the site are provided on an "as is" basis. In no event shall the YHS be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, or consequential damages of any kind whatsoever with respect to the use of this website. You agree that you are using this website solely at your own risk.

By using the YHS website and all its contents, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold the YHS harmless from any and all claims, damages, costs, and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising from or related to your use of the website. Your use of this website constitutes an agreement between you and YHS. This agreement, which consists of the terms and conditions set forth herein, shall be governed by, construed under, and enforced in accordance with the laws of the state of Washington, without regard to any conflict of law provisions. User acknowledges and consents to jurisdiction in Washington. Any action in connection with, relating to, and/or arising from this agreement shall be brought exclusively in Yakima, Washington, in a federal or state court of competent jurisdiction. This agreement is effective unless and until terminated by either you or YHS. You may terminate this agreement at any time by notifying the YHS by email or mail. YHS may also terminate this agreement at any time and may do so immediately without notice, and accordingly deny you access to the website, if in YHS’s sole discretion you fail to comply with any term or provision of this agreement. Possible evidence of use of this site for illegal purposes may be provided to law enforcement authorities in the discretion of YHS. This is the entire agreement between the parties related to the use of this website.

Contacting the Website:
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this website, or your dealings with this website, you can contact:
           Yakima Humane Society - Webmaster
           2405 W. Birchfield Rd.
           Yakima, WA 98901
           or email.