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Privacy Policy

Last Updated: May 24th, 2018 

Thank you for visiting this website (“Site”), brought to you by Cat Adoption Team (“we”, “us” or “our”). We respect your privacy as we know it is important to you. As such, we provide this “Privacy Policy” explaining our online information practices, including our use of cookies, and the choices you have regarding our collection and use of your information. By accessing, browsing, or using this Site, you consent to our Privacy Policy, and all of the data collection, use and sharing practices described below.
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What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms and Online Applications

When you use this Site, we collect personal information which you choose to provide us such as your name, email address, phone number, etc. (collectively, “Personal Information”). We use the Personal Information you provide about yourself to fulfill your requests, such as approving or declining an adoption request, sending you our newsletter, or responding to an inquiry about one of the adoptable pets listed on our Site. We may also use your personal information to help us develop, customize, deliver and improve our services, content and advertising.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

For ticket ordering and the payment of adoption fees you will be passed thru to the PayPal website, any information you provide to PayPal will be subject to their Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions. We do not maintain or process any credit card or bank account information directly on our website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

For the purposes of processing your online application we may share data with the individuals or companies you have provided to us on your application form.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

If you submit an online application, the application and its metadata may be retained indefinitely. This is done to maintain adoption history and administrative records.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Security – How Do We Protect Your Information?

We protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our Site that is only accessible by certain qualified employees. 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.

Links to Other Websites

Our Site may provide you with the ability to log into, share content, “like” or otherwise interact with third party social media sites, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. We may also provide you with general links to third-party websites. We have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties. Your use of these websites is subject to the third parties’ privacy policies, and you should become familiar with the third party sites’ privacy policies before visiting or interacting with these sites.

Children’s Privacy

The Site is intended for users who are 18 years old or older. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 18. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received Personal Information from a child under the age of 18, we will delete such information from our records.


It’s possible that someday this Site could be sold or acquired by another organization. In the event that were to happen, the personal and non-personal information we collect would be transferred to the new owner.

Processing in the United States

Please be aware that your Personal Information and communications may be transferred to and maintained on servers or databases located outside your state, province, or country. If you are, located outside of the United States, please be advised that we process and store all information in the United States. The laws in the United States may not be as protective of your privacy as those in your location. By using the Site, you are agreeing to the collection, use, transfer, and disclosure or your Personal Information and communications will be governed by the applicable laws in the United States.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time. We will inform you of any such modification by posting the revised Privacy Policy on the Site. Those changes will go into effect on the “updated” date shown in the revised Privacy Policy. Any such modified policy will appear at this URL. Your continued use of this Site shall constitute your acceptance of the modified Privacy Policy.

I Have Questions! Who Do I Ask?

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:

Cat Adoption Team –