Privacy Policy

This is the Web site of the UNT Feral Cat Rescue Group. Our surface mail address is UNT Feral Cat Rescue Group, PO Box 310475, Denton, TX 76203. Phone (940) 565-4206.

All information submitted to this site will be used solely for the stated purposes. This information will not be traded, sold, or otherwise made public by the site administrator.

About this Privacy Policy

This policy provides a clear and concise outline of how and when personal information is collected, disclosed, used, stored and otherwise handled by the UNT Feral Cat Rescue Group. This applies to personal information collected by any means and by any technology.

The UNT Feral Cat Rescue Group treats the handling of all personal information very seriously. The UNT Feral Cat Rescue Group has systems and procedures in place to protect your privacy in handling your personal information.

The UNT Feral Cat Rescue Group’s objective is to handle all information responsibly and provide you with some control over the way information about you is handled.

1. Collection of Personal Information

Personal information is information from which an individual’s identity may be ascertained. The nature of personal information collected by the UNT Feral Cat Rescue Group through our Web site generally comprises an individual’s name and contact details (including address, phone and email). Such personal information is maintained for payment to clinics and veterinarians and for program statistics. The UNT Feral Cat Rescue Group will destroy personal information when it is no longer required for financial or statistical purposes.

The UNT Feral Cat Rescue Group will generally collect personal information from you directly. For example, the UNT Feral Cat Rescue Group may collect personal information via Web application, email, telephone or letter.

2. COPPA Policy

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), effective April 21, 2000, applies to the online collection of personal information from children under 13.

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and Rule apply to individually identifiable information about a child that is collected online, such as full name, home address, email address, telephone number or any other information that would allow someone to identify or contact the child. The Act and Rule also cover other types of information — for example, hobbies, interests and information collected through cookies or other types of tracking mechanisms — when they are tied to individually identifiable information.

The UNT Feral Cat Rescue Group will not accept information or communications from children under the age of 16. If you are under the age of 16 and wish to contact The UNT Feral Cat Rescue Group, please have your parent or legal guardian do so on your behalf.

3. Use & Disclosure of Personal Information

Personal information provided to the UNT Feral Cat Rescue Group may be shared with related committees within the UNT Feral Cat Rescue Group, where it will be kept strictly confidential and will only be disclosed on a need-to-know basis. The UNT Feral Cat Rescue Group will only use and disclose your personal information for the purpose for which the personal information was initially collected.

The UNT Feral Cat Rescue Group will not use or disclose your personal information for any other purposes without first obtaining your express or implied consent. The UNT Feral Cat Rescue Group may however be required to disclose your personal information without your consent if the disclosure is:

  1. required or authorized by law;
  2. required in order to investigate an unlawful activity;
  3. required by an enforcement body for investigative activities; or
  4. necessary to prevent a serious and imminent threat to a person’s life, health or safety, or to public health or safety.

4. Electronic Information Gathering

The UNT Feral Cat Rescue Group site does not use cookies, Java, or JavaScript to gather personal information.

The UNT Feral Cat Rescue Group Web site is housed on the University of North Texas network of servers that collects traffic data. This data includes: The IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access this site; The type of browser and operating system used to access this site; The date and time you access this site; The pages you visit; and, if you followed a link to the this site from another site, the address of that Web site. This information is not used to track or record information about individuals and their visits. This information does not identify you personally, nor will it be traded, sold, or otherwise made public by the site administrator.

Web sites that are linked to The UNT Feral Cat Rescue Group site may not follow these practices.

5. Personal Information Security

The UNT Feral Cat Rescue Group is committed to keeping your personal information secure, and we will take all reasonable precautions to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, loss, misuse or alteration.

Your personal information may be stored in hard copy documents, or electronically on the UNT Feral Cat Rescue Group’s software or systems.

The UNT Feral Cat Rescue Group maintains physical security over its paper and electronic data stores, such as locks and security systems. The UNT Feral Cat Rescue Group also maintains computer and network security using passwords to control and restrict access to authorized staff for approved purposes.

6. Access To Personal Information

You may request access to the personal information the UNT Feral Cat Rescue Group holds about you.

The procedure for gaining access is as follows:

  1. All requests for access to your personal information must be made in writing and addressed to the Executive Director.
  2. You must provide as much detail as possible regarding the business entity, department or person to whom you believe your personal information has been provided, and when. This will allow the UNT Feral Cat Rescue Group to process your request faster.
  3. The UNT Feral Cat Rescue Group will acknowledge your request within 14 days, and access will usually be granted within 14 days, or if it is more complicated, 30 days. The UNT Feral Cat Rescue Group will inform you if this timeframe is not achievable.
  4. You will be asked to verify your identity.
  5. Depending on the circumstances, you may be forwarded the information by mail or email, or you may be required to personally inspect your records at the appropriate place.

In some circumstances, the UNT Feral Cat Rescue Group may not be in a position to provide access. Such circumstances include:

  1. providing access will have an unreasonable impact upon the privacy of other individuals;
  2. denying access is required or authorized by law;
  3. the request is frivolous; or
  4. legal proceedings are underway.

If the UNT Feral Cat Rescue Group denies access to your personal information, it will provide you with reasons in writing.

7. Changes To This Policy

The UNT Feral Cat Rescue Group may change this Policy from time to time for any reason and will update the policy accordingly.

8. Complaints

If you believe that your privacy has been infringed you are entitled to complain. All complaints should initially be in writing and directed to the Executive Director. The UNT Feral Cat Rescue Group will respond to your complaint as soon as possible, within 14 working days, to let you know who is responsible for managing your query. The UNT Feral Cat Rescue Group will try to resolve the complaint within 30 working days. When this is not possible the UNT Feral Cat Rescue Group will contact you to provide an estimate of how long it will take to handle the complaint.

UNT Feral Cat Rescue Group
PO Box 310475
Denton, TX 76203