What is a Cookie?
A cookie is a tiny piece of text asking permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. If you agree, then your browser adds the text in a small file.
If you have set your browser to notify you before accepting a cookie, you will notice that Spartanburg Humane Society requests a cookie to be set on your computer. Its purpose is to let us know when you visit our site. This cookie, by itself, only tells us that a previous Spartanburg Humane Society visitor has returned. It doesn't tell us your e-mail address or who you are. If you want to give us that information later via registration, that's your choice.
Why are Cookies Persistent?
If the web server does not detect a Unique ID for your session, it will generate one and send it to the client in the form of a cookie. So, if you accept the cookie, you only get it once. If you do not accept the cookie, it will try to send you one with every hit until you accept it. This means every page and item on that page you request from Spartanburg Humane Society will come with a cookie request unless you already have one.
Are All Cookies The Same?
No. On the Spartanburg Humane Society site we have two kinds; temporary and log cookies. Temporary cookies are necessary to maintain the user session and tell our server which page to pull up next. The traffic log cookie tells us what pages are being used and which ones aren't. This helps us make improvements to the site to better meet your needs and cut down on pages that don't get used.
So What Does A Cookie Do For Me, The Visitor?
When you are browsing in the store, you can add items to your shopping cart and return several days later to pick up where you left off, with the items still in the cart.
Also, special offers from ad banners and special access areas of the site will soon be easier to use with the cookie technology. Overall, cookies help us give you a better Web site to use, by letting us monitor what's working and what isn't through site traffic analysis. In the future, a cookie may allow you to tell us what information you prefer to read and what you don't. For example, if you're a business customer, we can advise you on content specific to your needs.
Why Do I Need to Know This?
Because we want you to know why we ask you to accept a cookie. We want to be sure you understand that accepting a cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any personal information about you. We know that a lot of people have concerns about cookies, but in talking with many of our users, we feel that the benefit we both gain from their proper use is worthwhile. We value the relationships we have with our customers and future customers, so we respect these concerns.
Spartanburg Humane Society respects your privacy. Across our
business, around the
world, we will only collect, store and use your personal
for defined purposes. We use your information to support and
our relationship with you, for example, to process your
service and support, and share product, service and company
offerings with you. We do not sell your personal information.
share your personal data with other companies with your
required by law or to protect Spartanburg Humane Society, its
customers, or the public, or with companies that help
Spartanburg Humane Society fulfill its obligations with you,
and then only with partners
who share Spartanburg Humane Society's commitment to
protecting your privacy and data. At any
time you may contact Spartanburg Humane Society with any
privacy questions or concerns you may have. You
also may ask at any time to see the data you have given us and
correction or deletion. Our goal is to ensure the highest
security and confidentiality.
Privacy and Data Security
At Spartanburg Humane Society, your right to privacy and data
security is a primary concern.
That's why, when you visit Spartanburg Humane Society, we help
you maintain control over your personal data on
the Internet. Below are the guidelines we use for protecting
you provide us during a visit to our Internet site. Visit www.nclnet.org/essentials
to learn more about how to protect your privacy on the
a consumer education campaign called Online E-ssentials,
the National Consumers League.
Spartanburg Humane Society's Privacy statement discloses the
privacy guidelines for
the entire domestic Spartanburg Humane Society Web site. The
guidelines at this site are applicable
only to this domestic Web site. Information submitted
a business capacity is not covered by these guidelines.
Spartanburg Humane Society only asks for specific types of
In a few areas on our Web site and online customer support
we ask you to provide information that will enable us to
site visit, to assist you with technical support issues or to
up with you after your visit. It is completely optional for
you to participate.
For example, we request information from you when you (if
- Register on Spartanburg Humane Society
- Request a quote
- Place an order
- Provide feedback in an online survey
- Participate in a sweepstakes or other promotional offer
- Request e-mail notification of your order status
- Subscribe to a newsletter or a mailing list
- Request assistance
- Fill out a support request
In each of the instances above, we may ask for your name,
phone number, address, type of business, customer preference
customer number and service tag number, as well as other
information that is needed to register or subscribe you to
or offers. If we ever ask for significantly different
will inform you. In the case of newsletters or mailing lists,
be able to "unsubscribe" to these mailings at any time.
Spartanburg Humane Society only uses your personal
information for specific purposes
The information you provide will be kept confidential and
support your customer relationship with Spartanburg Humane
Society. Among other things, we want to help you quickly find
on Spartanburg Humane Society and alert you to product
upgrades, special offers, updated
information and other new products and services from
Spartanburg Humane Society. Agents or contractors of Spartanburg Humane
Society who have access to your personal information and prospect
information are required to keep the information confidential
use it for any other purpose than to carry out the services
performing for Spartanburg Humane Society. Spartanburg Humane
Society may enhance or merge your information collected at its
site with data from third parties for purposes of marketing
or services to you.
In addition, Spartanburg Humane Society may be required to
disclose personal information in connection
with law enforcement, fraud prevention, regulation, and other
action or if Spartanburg Humane Society reasonably believes it
is necessary to do so to protect
Spartanburg Humane Society, its customers, or the public.
You can opt-out of receiving further marketing from
Spartanburg Humane Society at any time
Periodically, we may send you information about our various
and services, or other products and services we feel may be of
to you. Only Spartanburg Humane Society (or agents working on
behalf of Spartanburg Humane Society and under confidentiality
agreements) will send you these
direct mailings. If you do not want to receive such mailings,
tell us when you give us your personal information. Or, at any
you can easily opt-out of receiving further marketing from
Spartanburg Humane Society using any of the contact
Spartanburg Humane Society will not disclose your personal
information to any outside
organization for its use in marketing without your consent
Information regarding you (such as name, address and phone
or your order and the products you purchase will not be given
to any outside organization for its use in marketing or
without your consent. Your information may be shared with
contractors of Spartanburg Humane Society for the purpose of
performing services for Spartanburg Humane Society.
The online store at Spartanburg Humane Society is designed
to give you options concerning the privacy
of your credit card information, name, address, e-mail and any
information you provide us. Spartanburg Humane Society is
committed to data security with respect to information
collected on our site. We offer the industry standard security
available through your browser called SSL encryption, (please
see Spartanburg Humane Society's Store
Security page for details on these security measures).
If at any time you would like to make a purchase, but do not
provide your credit card information online, you may contact a
representative over the telephone. Simply call . It has always
been a Spartanburg Humane Society practice to contact customers in the
event of a potential
problem with your purchase or any normal business
New technologies are emerging on the Internet that help us
customized visitor experiences. At Spartanburg Humane Society,
we primarily use "cookies" to help us determine which
service and support information is appropriate to your machine
maintain your shopping experience in our online store. Our use
technology does not mean that we automatically know any
about you. We might be able to ascertain what type of computer
you with a better experience when using Spartanburg Humane
Society. Spartanburg Humane Society has no desire or intent to infringe
on your privacy while
using the Spartanburg Humane Society site. For more
information about these new technologies
on Spartanburg Humane Society visit our Cookies
Please be aware that other web sites that may be accessed
our site may collect personally identifiable information about
The information practices of those third-party web sites
linked to Spartanburg Humane Society are not covered by this privacy
You are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of
or any account information. Please be careful and responsible
you're online. If you post personal information online that is
to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other
in return. While we strive to protect your personal
information, Spartanburg Humane Society cannot ensure or warrant the
security of any information
you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.
Children's Privacy (Age 12 and Under)
Spartanburg Humane Society takes children's privacy
Spartanburg Humane Society does not seek to collect personal
information about children
through its Web site. Spartanburg Humane Society does not
condition a child's participation in an activity
on the disclosure of more personal information than is
to participate in the activity.
If we become aware that a person submitting personal
us through any part of our Web site is a child, we delete the
as soon as we discover it and do not use it for any purpose,
we disclose it to third parties.
Since we do not seek to collect any personal information
and we delete any information collected inadvertently as soon
discover that a child has submitted it, we typically retain no
about children that could be reviewed or deleted. If a parent
review or deletion of information about their child before we
and deleted the information, then we will of course honor that
Other Web sites
Spartanburg Humane Society's Web sites may contain links to
other Web sites that are
not operated by Spartanburg Humane Society. Spartanburg
Humane Society is not responsible for the privacy practices of the Web
sites that it does not operate. Some parts of the Web site
animated using downloadable applications with Adobe's
make video available through Microsoft's Media-Player, and use
Free Acrobat Reader. Adobe and Microsoft operate under
their own privacy and security policies, and the way they may
and use information can be further evaluated at: www.adobe.com and www.microsoft.com.
Spartanburg Humane Society
Spartanburg Humane Society is the sole operator of the
Spartanburg Humane Society Web sites. If you would like to contact us
for any reason
regarding our privacy practices, please write us at the
Spartanburg Humane Society
150 Dexter Road
Spartanburg, SC 29303
You may also click here
and fill out the e-mail form, which will come to the
Spartanburg Humane Society wants to help you keep your
personal information accurate
You can request the individual information that Spartanburg
Humane Society has collected by submitting a request here.
Providing you with a secure online experience is a high
Spartanburg Humane Society's. We recognize that your privacy
and security are of the
utmost importance, and we have devoted a great deal of effort
that your personal information is safeguarded. Your
not only supported by industry-standard data encryption, but
by Spartanburg Humane Society's Secure
Please take a moment to read about the steps that we have
help protect your information and make your online
We also invite you to review the steps you can take to help
Spartanburg Humane Society Secure Shopping Guarantee
The Spartanburg Humane Society
Secure Shopping Guarantee helps to cover you against unauthorized
charges on your credit card.
From our experience, we know it is an important factor to
same confidence when you use your credit card online as you do
you order by phone. That's why we now offer the Spartanburg
Humane Society Secure Shopping Guarantee?to help protect you from credit
card theft or misuse. Here are the steps we take to help
your purchase is safe with us:
- Data encryption. To help protect your credit card number
information, we encrypt every order. Encryption is a process
we use software to scramble your credit card number and
in transit to Spartanburg Humane Society.
- The Spartanburg Humane Society Secure Shopping Guarantee.
In the unlikely event that
your credit card company holds you liable for any
to your account resulting from your online purchases at
Spartanburg Humane Society, Spartanburg Humane Society will cover your
liability up to $50 (the maximum you
can be held liable for).
Store Security -- Safer Transmissions
Positive identification. The Spartanburg
Humane Society Store Web site is registered with site identification
to enable your browser to confirm the Spartanburg Humane
Society Store's identity before any transmission is sent. With
this technology, the identity of our site is automatically
behind the scenes prior to the transmission of any customer
requested to complete an online order your data reaches your
target or your browser notifies you (prior to your sending any
information) that the potential receiving site looks
should be avoided.
Data encryption. If you are using a
(such as Microsoft Internet Explorer version 2.1 or greater,
Navigator version 2.0 or greater), the information you send us
your purchase is encrypted, making it extremely difficult to
if it is wrongly intercepted. The Spartanburg Humane Society
Store utilizes industry-standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
technology to allow for the encryption of: potentially
such as your name, address and critically sensitive
your credit card number Standing behind our security
technology, Spartanburg Humane Society also provides the Secure
Guarantee , helping to ensure that you are protected every
you buy online with us. For more details, take a look at this
If concerned only about the privacy of your credit card
we encourage you to submit your order electronically without a
card number and a sales representative will contact you to
information. If you are still uncomfortable with submitting
information via the Internet for any reason, please feel free
us over the phone or via fax to complete your order. Use your
Back button to return to the previous page.
Store Security - Help Protect Yourself
If you use a security-enabled browser (such as Microsoft
Explorer version 2.1 or greater, or Netscape Navigator version
greater) paying attention to two browser features will
chances for the unintended or fraudulent use of your personal
1. Browser security settings.
Your browser security preference settings are your first
line of defense
to stopping the theft or unwanted viewing of confidential,
information. The most popular browsers offer you the ability
an alert or notification if any of the following happen or are
If your credit card company: (a) determines that the
fraudulent charges resulting from your online purchase at
Spartanburg Humane Society, and (b) holds you liable for any of the
contact us immediately. For your convenience, you
can contact us
by e-mail or by mail. In order to help you, we will need the
- changing between secure and insecure transmission modes
- receiving an invalid site identification for the site to
you are about to transmit
- sending a transmission over an "open" or unsecured
Check the settings of your browser security features to see
checks that are possible and those that are currently in
2. Browser security signals.
The presence of security measures surrounding the entry of
a web page is identified in several ways for you on your
- the URL identifying the page will always begin with
versus the normal "http://".
- a security symbol to indicate operation in a mode that
- A "closed lock" icon is present in the bottom right-hand
of your Microsoft Internet Explorer browser screen
- An "unbroken key" icon appears in the lower left-hand
the Netscape Navigator browser screen
With these security measures in place, you can also feel
that every credit card transaction you make at Spartanburg
Humane Society is protected by the Spartanburg Humane Society Secure
Shopping Guarantee. For more details, take a look at this guarantee. If
about the privacy of your credit card information, we
to submit your order electronically without a credit card
a sales representative will contact you to obtain this
If not using a browser with these standard security features,
you are still uncomfortable with submitting your personal
via the Internet for any reason, please feel free to contact
the phone or via fax to complete your order.
We hope that once you understand the measures we employ and
you can take to protect yourself, you'll be as confident about
of your transactions and personal information as we are. The
When you buy online with Spartanburg Humane Society, you can
buy with a measure of confidence.