Privacy Policy

Effective: November 20, 2018

Friends of Cape Wildlife, Inc. (“us”, “we”, or “our”) owns and operates the following websites covered by this policy:;; and  (the “Sites”).

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information when you use our Sites and certain of our services, as well as the choices you have associated with that Information.

We use your data and Personal Information to provide and improve the Sites and our services. By using the Sites or our services, you agree to the collection and use of Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

If you register for an account on any of these Sites, we may request Personal Information such as your name and contact information. If you make a donation on the Sites, Pay Pal will collect your credit or debit card or other financial information. That information is subject to the privacy policy of PayPal.

When you perform a search within the Sites, we may record information identifying you or linking you to the search performed and recording information related to the search request. When you use our hotline to report animal abuse or injury, we will record your name, contact information and the nature of the report.

We may combine information you submit through the Sites with other information we have collected from you, whether online or offline. We treat the combined information in accordance with this privacy policy.


By accessing our websites you agree to be bound by the website terms and conditions, all applicable laws and regulations and agree you are responsible for compliance. We may revise these terms of use for the website at any time without prior notice.

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us and so we are outlining how we collect and use the Personal Information you provide to us on our websites. We also describe the choices available if you prefer us not to have that Information. We reserve the right to amend this Policy without notice. Your use of our Sites following any changes means that you agree to follow and be bound by this Privacy Policy as changed, subject to any limitation under applicable law.

Information Collection and Use

We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Sites and services to you.

Types of Data Collected

Personal Information

While using our Sites and services, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Information”). Personally, identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  •    Email address
  •    First name and last name
  •    Phone number
  •    Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City
  •    Cookies and Usage Data

When making a donation, then in addition to the Personal Information we collect:

Credit card details (type of card, credit card number, name on the card, expiration date, and security code) which is processed by our payment service, PayPal, and is subject to the privacy policy of PayPal.

We also collect donation information, including date of purchase/donation, special requests made, donation made or purchased and any special requests.

Why do we collect, use and share your Personal Information?

  • Purchases: We use your Personal Information to complete and manage your purchase/s or donations.
  • Customer Service: We use your Personal Information to provide customer service.
  • Reviews: We may use your contact information to invite you by email to write a review. This can help other visitors to our site who choose to work with us.
  • Marketing Activities: We also use your information for marketing activities, as permitted by law. We use MailChimp for all our email marketing and you are covered by their privacy policy.
  • Purchasing Products & Services: Our credit card processor is PayPal. We do not collect or store any payment information with regard to credit cards on our website or anywhere else other than with PayPal. As a PayPal user, you are subject to their privacy policy.
  • Other communications: There may be other times when we get in touch by email, mail, phone, depending on the contact information you share with us. There could be a number of reasons for this. For example:
    • We may need to respond to and handle requests you have made.
    • If you have not finalized a donation online, we may email you a reminder to continue.
  • Business Purposes: For our business purposes, such as data analysis, audits, recordkeeping, developing new products or services, enhancing the Sites, improving our services, identifying Site usage trends, optimizing your experience on the Sites and determining the effectiveness of our fundraising campaigns.
  • We may use information that doesn’t identify you or your devices for any purpose.

Usage Data

We may also collect information about how the Sites are accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Sites that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Tracking & Cookies Data

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Sites and hold certain information.

Cookies are files with a small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Sites.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Sites.

Examples of Cookies we use:

  • Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Sites.
  • Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
  • Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.

Use of Data

Friends of Cape Wildlife uses the collected data for various purposes:

  • To provide and maintain the Sites and our services
  • To notify you about changes to our Sites or services
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Sites or services when you choose to use them
  • To provide customer care and support
  • To provide analysis or valuable information for our business purposes so that we can improve the Sites and our services
  • To monitor the usage of the Sites and our services
  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues
  • To notify you about upcoming events and donation opportunities

Transfer of Data

If you are located outside the United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Information, to the United States and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

Friends of Cape Wildlife, Inc. will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy, and no transfer of your Personal Information will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Disclosure Of Data

Legal Requirements

Friends of Cape Wildlife may disclose your Personal Information in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • To comply with a legal process
  • To respond to requests from governmental authorities
  • To enforce our Terms and Conditions
  • To protect and defend the operations, rights, privacy, safety or property of Friends of Cape Wildlife, Inc.
  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Sites and our services
  • To protect the safety of users of the Sites, our services or the public
  • To protect against legal liability
  • To allow us to pursue available remedies or limit damages we may sustain

Security of Data

The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Service Providers

We employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Sites and services (“Service Providers”), to provide services on our behalf, to perform Site-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Sites and services are used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

We may disclose information to a third party in the event of a reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any part of our business or assets (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings).


We use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Sites and our services.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Sites. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Sites available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page:


MailChimp is a marketing platform that collects information at our request and we use it to send out marketing and news emails. You will be added to the MailChimp database by request by using one of our sign up forms on our websites. MailChimp offers tools related to consent and individual rights to help us comply with the GDPR.

You can opt-out of our email service at any time by contacting us or clicking on the unsubscribe link in any email.

Links To Other Sites

Our Sites and services may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the privacy policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services. It is your sole obligation to review and understand the privacy practices and policies of these other websites or services.

Children’s Privacy

Our Sites and services do not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”).

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children have provided us with Personal Information, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Information from Children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on our website.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Sites, prior to the change becoming effective and update the “effective date” at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this website.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us:

By email:
By phone number: (508) 375-3700