Privacy Policy


Joyful Rescues, Inc. Website Privacy Policy

Joyful Rescues, Inc. (herein “Organization,” “we,” “us” or “our”), values your privacy rights. Please take a moment to review our policies and practices described below. By visiting our website, you consent to these policies and practices.

What Information Do We Collect?

We collect your IP address when you access this website. We collect general information about you when you visit our website, such as whether you have accessed certain pages and the time of last visit. Collecting your IP address does not provide us with any personally identifiable information.

We may collect certain personally identifiable information (“PII”) about you if you send us an e-mail via our “Contact” page. If you fill out and submit an adoption application, we will ask for and collect your name and email address and any other information on the application, such as your address and phone numbers.

How Is Your Information Used?

We consider the PII we collect from you to be confidential. If you submit your e-mail address or other PII to us via our website while requesting information or contacting someone at the Organization, we will use this information only to the extent necessary to respond to your request(s) and as discussed below.

We may use the non-PII information collected about site visits, including IP address, the pages you view, information you search for, the average time spent on our websites, and statistical information about website visits, to better understand our audience and its interests and to increase the functionality and user-friendliness of our site.

To the extent permitted by law, any information collected over our website or concerning its use (personal and non-personal) may be disclosed to government authorities or third parties pursuant to a legal request, subpoena or other legal process. We may also use or disclose your information as permitted by law to collect debts, fight fraud or protect the rights or property of the Organization, our customers, our website, its users, or third parties, or when we otherwise believe in good faith that the law requires it.

How Do We Use Cookies?

We do not currently use cookies on our website.

To What Third Parties Do We Disclose Your Personally Identifiable Information?

Your PII is stored electronically in the databases of two outside online service providers, so that we can operate the Organization. However, these providers do not share your PII with any other party. If you adopt a pet from us, some of your PII may be sent to yet another vendor, in accordance with a shelter feeding contract we have with them. We might also disclose your PII to third parties as described in this Privacy Policy under “How Is Your Information Used?”

How Do We Protect Personally Identifiable Information Collected on This Site?

We take reasonable precautions to protect the PII in our possession from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. However, the Organization does not warrant or represent that its level of security meets or exceeds any particular standard. You should keep in mind that no internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error-free. While we strive to protect visitors’ personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information visitors transmit to us, and visitors do so at their own risk.

External Links

As a service to you, our website may contain advertisements and links to third party websites. By clicking on an advertisement or link, you may be redirected off our website and onto third party websites. This policy does not apply to such websites, and we are not responsible for the privacy policies of such websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked websites as their privacy policies may differ from ours.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to modify, alter or otherwise update this policy at any time and you agree to be bound by such modifications, alterations or updates. If this Policy is changed, changes will be highlighted and the effective date below updated. Your continued use of our website constitutes your agreement to this privacy statement and any updates. We encourage you to periodically review this privacy statement to stay informed about how we are protecting the PII we collect.

How Can You Contact Us?

If you would like to contact us about this policy or our website, you may e-mail us at

This Policy is effective May 2, 2016.