Effective date: January 21, 2017
We at WeRescue know you care about how your personal information is used and shared, and we take your privacy
hereby consent that we will collect, use, and share your information in the following ways.
Remember that your use of WeRescue's Services is at all times subject to the
given to them in the
gather when you are accessing or using our Services, but not to the practices of companies we don't own or control,
or people that we don't manage. We gather various types of Personal Information from our users, as explained in more
detail below, and we use this Personal Information internally in connection with our Services, including to
personalize and improve our services, to allow you to set up a user account and profile, to contact you and allow
other users to contact you, to fulfill your requests for certain products and services, to provide and improve the
Service, and to analyze how you use the Services. In certain cases, we may also share some Personal Information with
third parties, but only as described below.
As noted in the
, we do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13. If you are under 13,
please do not attempt to register for the Services or send any personal information about yourself to us. If we
learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as
quickly as possible. If you believe that a child under 13 may have provided us personal information, please contact
us at [email protected]
well, but we will alert you to changes by placing a notice on the WeRescue.pet website or within the WeRescue mobile
application, by sending you an email, and/or by some other means. Please note that if you've opted not to receive
legal notice emails from us (or you haven't provided us with your email address), those legal notices will still
govern your use of the Services, and you are still responsible for reading and understanding them. If you use the
What Information does WeRescue Collect?
Information You Provide to Us:
We receive and store any information you knowingly provide to us. For example, through the registration process
and/or through your account settings, we may collect Personal Information such as your name, email address, phone
number, and third-party account credentials (for example, your log-in credentials for Facebook or other third party
sites). If you provide your third-party account credentials to us, you understand some content and/or information in
those accounts ("Third Party Account Information") may be transmitted into your account with us if you authorize
such transmissions or if you sign in through a third-party account, and that Third Party Account Information
with our Services. Certain information may be required to register with us or to take advantage of some of our
We may communicate with you if you've provided us the means to do so. For example, if you've given us your email
address, we may send you promotional email offers on behalf of other businesses, or email you about your use of the
Services. Also, we may receive a confirmation when you open an email from us. This confirmation helps us make our
communications with you more interesting and improve our services. If you do not want to receive communications from
us, please indicate your preference by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of the emails.
Information Collected Automatically
Whenever you interact with our Services, we automatically receive and record information on our server logs from
your browser or device, which may include your IP address, device identification, "cookie" information, the type of
browser and/or device you're using to access our Services, and the page or feature you requested. "Cookies" are
identifiers we transfer to your browser or device that allow us to recognize your browser or device and tell us how
and when pages and features in our Services are visited and by how many people. You may be able to change the
preferences on your browser or device to prevent or limit your device's acceptance of cookies, but this may prevent
you from taking advantage of some of our features. If you click on a link to a third party website or service, such
third parties, and we aren't responsible for their privacy policies and practices.
When we collect the usage information described above, we only use this data in aggregate form, and not in a manner
that would identify you personally. For example, this aggregate data can tell us how often users use a particular
feature of the Services, and we can use that knowledge to make the Services interesting to as many users as
Will WeRescue Share Any of the Personal Information it Receives?
We neither rent nor sell your Personal Information in personally identifiable form to anyone. However, we may share
your Personal Information with third parties as described in this section:
Aggregated Personal Information that's no longer personally identifiable.
We may anonymize your Personal Information so that you are not individually identified, and provide that information
to our partners. We may also provide aggregate usage information to our partners, who may use such information to
understand how often and in what ways people use our Services, so that they, too, can provide you with an optimal
online experience. However, we never disclose aggregate information to a partner in a manner that would identify you
personally, as an individual.
In certain situations, businesses or third party websites we're affiliated with may sell or provide products or
services to you through or in connection with the Services (either alone or jointly with us). You can recognize when
an affiliated business is associated with such a transaction or service, and we will share your Personal Information
with that affiliated business only to the extent that it is related to such transaction or service. One such service
may include the ability for you to automatically transmit Third Party Account Information to your Services profile
or to automatically transmit information in your Services profile to your third party account; for example, by
logging into our Services using your Facebook credentials, you provide to us your basic information from Facebook.
We have no control over the policies and practices of third-party websites or businesses as to privacy or anything
else, so if you choose to take part in any transaction or service relating to an affiliated website or business,
please review all such business' or websites' policies.
We employ other companies and people to perform tasks on our behalf and need to share your information with them to
provide products or services to you; for example, we may use a payment processing service to receive and process
your credit card transactions for us. Unless we tell you differently, our agents do not have any right to use the
Personal Information we share with them beyond what is necessary to assist us, unless otherwise described in this
User Profiles and Submissions:
Certain user profile information, including your name, location, and any video or image content that such user has
uploaded to the Services, may be displayed to other users to facilitate user interaction within the Services or
address your request for our services. Your account privacy settings may allow you to limit the other users who can
see the Personal Information in your user profile and/or what information in your user profile is visible to others.
Please remember that any content you upload to your public user profile, along with any Personal Information or
content that you voluntarily disclose online in a manner other users can view (on discussion boards, in messages and
chat areas, etc.) becomes publicly available, and can be collected and used by others. Your user name may also be
displayed to other users if and when you send messages or comments or upload images or videos through the Services
and other users can contact you through messages and comments. Additionally, if you sign into the Services through a
third party social networking site or service, your list of "friends" from that site or service may be automatically
imported to the Services, and such "friends," if they are also registered users of the Services, may be able to
access certain non-public information you have entered in your Services user profile. Again, we do not control the
policies and practices of any other third party site or service.
If we (or our assets) are acquired, or if we go out of business, enter bankruptcy, or go through some other change
of control, Personal Information could be one of the assets transferred to or acquired by a third party.
Protection of WeRescue and Others:
We reserve the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information that we reasonably believe is necessary
property, or safety of WeRescue, our employees, our users, or others.
Is Personal Information about me secure?
Your account is protected by a password for your privacy and security. If you access your account via a third party
site or service, you may have additional or different sign-on protections via that third party site or service. You
must prevent unauthorized access to your account and Personal Information by selecting and protecting your password
and/or other sign-on mechanism appropriately and limiting access to your computer or device and browser by signing
off after you have finished accessing your account.
We endeavor to protect the privacy of your account and other Personal Information we hold in our records. We employ
SSL to encrypt communications between our servers and client applications, and do our best to protect our servers so
third parties can't access your private information. However, we cannot guarantee complete security -- unauthorized
entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors, may compromise the security of user information at
What Personal Information can I access?
Through your account settings, you may access, and, in some cases, edit or delete the following information you've
provided to us:
- name and password
- email address
- user profile information, including images you have uploaded to the Services
The information you can view, update, and delete may change as the Services change. If you have any questions about
viewing or updating information we have on file about you, please contact us at [email protected]
Under California Civil Code Sections 1798.83-1798.84, California residents are entitled to ask us for a notice
identifying the categories of Personal Information which we share with our affiliates and/or third parties for
marketing purposes, and providing contact information for such affiliates and/or third parties. If you are a
California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit a written request to: [email protected]
What choices do I have?
You can always opt not to disclose information to us, but keep in mind some information may be needed to register
with us or to take advantage of some of our special features.
You may be able to add, update, or delete information as explained above. When you update information, however, we
may maintain a copy of the unrevised information in our records. You may request deletion of your account by
emailing us at [email protected]
. We will delete your account at your request and we generally delete closed
account information within 30 days of account closure, however, deletion of information, including any photos,
associated with your account from servers and various redundant locations may take more time. It's complicated to
clean up all the loose ends. Some information may remain in our records after your deletion of such information from
your account. We may use any aggregated data derived from or incorporating your Personal Information after you
update or delete it, but not in a manner that would identify you personally.
What if I have questions about this policy?
If you have any questions or concerns regarding our privacy policies, please send us a detailed message to
, and we will try to resolve your concerns.
Effective date: January 21, 2017