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Privacy Policy 11.3

Tri-County Humane Society (TCHS) has created this Privacy Policy to explain why we collect particular information and how we will protect your personal privacy within our Web site. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the Web site located at the URL:

In order to fully understand your rights we encourage you to read this Privacy Policy. Tri-County Humane Society reserves the right at any time and without notice to change this Privacy Policy simply by posting such changes on our Site. Any such change will be effective immediately upon posting.

Because we want to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy, this Privacy Policy notifies you of:

  1. What personally identifiable information of yours is collected through the Site;
  2. Who collects such information;
  3. How such information is used;
  4. With whom your information may be shared;
  5. What choices you have regarding collection, use and distribution of your information;
  6. and, How you can correct any inaccuracies in your information.

It is the policy of TCHS to provide notice to individuals of their right to be removed from TCHS’s data base and to request that some or all future communications with the person be discontinued upon that person’s oral or written request directed to the organization, its professional fundraiser, or to an agent of the organization. Once a request is received the request will be appropriately noted in the password safe data base and the actions necessary to fully comply with the request will be immediately undertaken to indicate within the data base which mailings and contacts are to cease and to thereafter cease sending any such unauthorized mailings and/or making any such unauthorized contacts.

The Tri-County Humane Society respects the privacy of its donors. We do not sell or exchange any individual donor information.

Tri-County Humane Society is committed to ensuring the security of your personal information. Your credit card information, it is accessible only to a small number of trusted employees who have been specially trained in processing this information. Online donations are processed through the secure sites PayPal and Heartland Payment Systems. Checks are secured in a lock box until they are deposited. Deposits to the bank are made several times a week.

What Information We Collect and How We Use That Information:

Our forms (donation, adoption, surrender and applications) require users to give us contact information that may include name, email address, address, interests, and similar information. This information is kept in a password secured database. We do not store sensitive information from our visitors, such as credit card numbers. TCHS uses your information to complete a transaction, communicate back to you, and update you on foundation happenings.

Use of "Cookies":

Our Site may use cookies to enhance your experience while using our Site. Cookies are pieces of information that some Web sites transfer to the computer that is browsing that Web site and are used for record-keeping purposes at many Web sites. 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 Web site 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.

Other Web Sites:

Our Site contains links to other Web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another Web site for which Tri-County Humane Society has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different from ours.

Questions regarding this statement should be directed to Tri-County Humane Society by sending an email to Please reference this Privacy Policy in your subject line.

Contacting the Web Site:

If you have any questions about the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this Site, you can contact:

Tri-County Humane Society

PO Box 701

St. Cloud MN 56302

You can also send an email to:

As a local, independent organization, we rely on individual donations, not support from government agencies or national animal welfare groups, to protect lost and abandoned and mistreated pets in Central Minnesota.  If you would like to help us, you can click here to make a secure online donation or mail it to us at: TCHS P.O. Box 701 St. Cloud MN 56302.

Privacy policy 11.3 amended and approved 01/24/17

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