Privacy Policy

Introduction

At AnimalPlea.org, our mission is to give a voice to the voiceless by using the power of community within our platform. With your voice, you can make a change and by using our platform we believe that the change can be even greater. Every animal matters and thanks to each of our voices, a true and positive difference can be made in our world.

  • This Privacy Policy covers how your personal information, petition content, and all other content is used within our system and in any other third-party app our system may use now and in the future. It also covers how we access and use your information and how you can control your privacy within our platform while using AnimalPlea.org.
  • 1) Information collection and use

    What information we collect

    • When you (the user) creates a petition or signs a petition on AnimalPlea.org, an account will be created for you. Whether you choose to complete the sign-up process or not, your information is still stored and in both circumstances, all your account activities will be attached to your account on our system.
    • At some point during your activities on AnimalPlea.org and any of it’s services, you will be asked for information. Any information we may collect at any time is directly tied to you, your name, and specific identity. The following information we may collect:

      your full name

      your postal address

      your telephone number

      your email address

      your facebook profile picture

      other information you might voluntarily submit within any forms on AnimalPlea.org.

      your unique IP address

      your social media account information, ID and any information that may be shared through your social media account via an API, or any other third-party method of access.

      all activities on our website including but not limited to petitions you have started, petitions you have signed, petitions you have sponsored or promoted with amounts you have paid and questionnaires you have filled out on our website at any time.

    • While accessing or using AnimalPlea.org, we may also collect information that does not reveal your exact identity including but not limited to:
    • your browser and device information

      your information pertaining to cookies which may be used, URL tags, or other technologies that may be used now or in the future for recording information based on your activities on our site and other activities.

    How we collect your information

    • When you create an account from any entry point on our website, you will be asked certain pieces of information including name, city, state, and country. You can also edit your profile at any time to edit, add, or delete other information which can also be submitted to us. You can also upload a new profile picture at any time from your profile area.
    • Whenever you are actively signed into your account, your activities within our site will be recorded, including but not limited to: which petitions you have signed, when you sign a petition, when you create a petition, when you have shared someone else’s petition, what your favorite animals may be and if you have commented or left any user feedback on another petition. All this information and other information will be collected in used for internal purposes within our site and platform.
    • If at any time you use a third party website, API, email, or app to give information to AnimalPlea.org, your information you give will be stored directly to our site.
    • During your sign-up, you may choose to login and connect your Facebook profile with AnimalPlea.org via Facebook’s API. In this case you will be asked to agree and give permission to access certain information about your Facebook account which is outlined in the agreement. Any information that you give us access to in any way will be collected and used by AnimalPlea.org.
    • Device and browser information we collect: Your Media Access Control (MAC) address, IP address, computer type, resolution of your screen, device mobile model and language may be collected while using AnimalPlea.org.
    • Online tracking and cookies: While using AnimalPlea.org, you may see advertisements from time to time. Our advertisers may use cookies, or pixel tags and other tracking technologies to help provide relevant ads to you while browsing our site. By using AnimalPlea.org, you agree to allow cookies to be used. To ensure a smooth and quality experience, we ask that you enable your cookies. Your cookies will be used by AnimalPlea.org.
    • Third-party analytics services we use: While using AnimalPlea.org, all actions and traffic is analyzed by analysis services provided by Google Inc. Google Analytics may use cookies which are used to track actions on our site. All traffic to AnimalPlea.org may be analyzed and used in any way through Google Analytics and any related services.
    • Whenever you use our website or services, your “IP Address” will be automatically attached to all actions made on our site and recorded on server log files when necessary along with other data like dates and times when those actions were made and on what pages.

    2) How we use your information

    To give our users a better experience while using AnimalPlea.org and our platforms, we may use your information in the following ways:

    • We will use your information when processing requests that you make on our website. When you use any third-party API our website may use, sign a petition on our site, create a petition, or participate in any other function where your information may be necessary for processing a request.
    • The information you provide for your profile, your name, your profile picture and other profile information you provide will be visible to the public and other users on AnimalPlea.org
    • We may use your contact information and email address to send our notifications for our services including email updates for related petitions, petition status updates from signed petitions, and other notifications on terms and policy updates concerning our website and related services.
    • During your sign-up, you may choose to login and connect your Facebook profile with AnimalPlea.org via Facebook’s API. In this case you will be asked to agree and give permission to access certain information about your Facebook account which is outlined in the agreement. Any information that you give us access to in any way will be collected and used by AnimalPlea.org.
    • We may use your information within our business to enhance our platform, add new features, monitor spam, create new methods to fight fraud, create new business aspects and other related managerial usages.
    • We will use the information we know about you to give you content you may like and personalize your experience through our site and through promotional communications. We will integrate what we know about you (the user) to give you an experience that best matches the content you like. For example: we may use the information you give us regarding the animals you want to help to custom tailor your experience on our site, so you see what most interests you.
    • We may use your information to administer activities, events and features now and in the future.
    • To properly facilitate functionality within our site, we need information regarding your Facebook account. This information is used on our platform in conjunction with the Facebook API for sharing, login, and other related social functions.
    • We use your name and other information about yourself that you provide to us for our communications with your via email, address, phone number or other provided form.
    • By using our sharing functions within our site, you guarantee that you yourself are the one sharing. We DO NOT allow any bot activity on our site and any discovery of this will lead to complete removal of all content of any account in question.
    • We use the information we collect about your computer, IP address, MAC address and other information we use regarding your identity for facilitating our API’s or for use in other third-party API’s.
    • To help us develop and improve our platform, we will use tracking pixels, cookies, or other similar tracking technologies.
    • We also use tracking technologies and cookies to provide you a better experience tailored to previous information we gathered from your user patterns and information.
    • We may decide to share or use information with others regarding our users in an anonymized way to help serve marketing, ad targeting, or the building of statistics for marketing.
    • In some circumstances, we may use your personal information (name) along with your other personal information in a non-personally identifiable way to better service our marketing or analysis.
    • We use your IP addresses for security purposes, ensuring that accurate signature counts are given on petitions within our site. We use all your information together with the information of other users within our site to better create systems that help prevent against falsified signatures, or potential spam and other security issues.
    • We may use your information and combine it with other information available to us for internal and external purposes.
    • Your name and other information relating to your activity may be used publicly and combined with other information for use on our website. This information may be publicly available. For example, if you sign a petition, your name, signature, and other personally identifiable information will be made available to that user for sending a certain petition.
    • Your information will also be used in the official petition statement that may be sent by us, or the petition creator to any specific individual that someone may petition. This information is important, because it helps confirm that your signature is valid for the specific petition in question that you have signed.

    3) Who can receive your information

    Sharing information yourself, or via our platform is outlined in the policy seen below.

    Sharing on your social media accounts

    • You can share from AnimalPlea.org our own petitions, or other petitions at any time. You can also share when you sponsor or promote a petition.If you would like to opt out of sharing with other users, please do not connect your social profile and refrain from sharing.
    • When you create an account and accept our app terms and conditions, you can share content easier using the integrated Facebook API. Whenever you share, you must be the authorized individual of that account you are posting to, you are responsible for all actions you make including the content you share and all results of it as in accordance with our Terms of Use.
    • You can share other information on any other social media profile, message board, chat, blog etc. We request that if you are sharing content from AnimalPlea.org on another blog or website that you include the source and give credit to the user that originally created it. Everything you post is subject to our standards and Terms of Use as you agree by using AnimalPlea.org.

    Ad networks and advertisers

    • We will NEVER share your personal address, email address, or telephone number with any advertiser unless you have given us consent to do so.
    • If you have any questions regarding what we share that may not be included here, we kindly ask you to Contact Us.
    • Other third-party advertising seen on our website will be targeted to your previous activities and may use your ‘favorite animals’ to decide which ads to serve to you. Advertisers may also use cookies to track your interests on our site, but they will never have access to your name, address, or telephone number from within our system.

    4) Administrative usage of your information

    We may share your information per the following reasons for administrative uses.

    • Your information can be used by any entity owned by the ownership team of AnimalPlea.org and any other company in administrative control of AnimalPlea.org and it’s affiliates.
    • Our web developers, contractors, or other business partners and providers may have access to your information for administrative usage only.
    • Your PayPal information that you provide to us or any other information regarding credit card information or payment info that you provide.
    • To prevent fraud or abuse of our system, we may disclose the personal information about our users to help fight illegal or fraudulent activity. Information may be used in an investigation and user info may be disclosed to a third-party if necessary to help create a safer environment and platform for our users.
    • Law enforcement: If personal information is required by any law enforcement entity, court, or for an official purpose of the law, we may disclose information about our users as requested.
    • If we decide at anytime to sell our company, or merge with another, the personal information of our users and all other information that has ever been provided may be transferred including personal information and any content published.Although we don’t anticipate this happening, if at any point this does happen, we will notify all users of the acquisition.
    • If you have a question or concern, please contact us.

    5) Your account privacy and choices

    • When you create an account, your name, profile picture and and anything you entered in the “about” section is made public.Your previously signed petitions and petitions you’ve created will also be publicly visible by default If you wish to make your account private, please contact us.
    • If you would like to change your privacy status on AnimalPlea.org, please contact us.
    • If you would like to create an account with a private profile, please contact us before creating your profile, so we can assist you.
    • If you would do not want your profile to be publicly visible immediately after creating an account, please do not create a profile and contact us.
    • Social media privacy

    • If you would like to change your privacy settings of your Facebook social login, or Facebook posting privileges, please go to the application privacy settings on your Facebook social media account.
    • If you chose to login with Facebook, Facebook used a cookie to log your profile and information for login. If you want to change these settings or remove your account or social media connection, you can change your privacy settings on your Facebook social media account.
    • Email privacy and settings

    • You can opt out of emails easily by following the link at the bottom of any emails correspondence or contacting us via our contact page with your name and email address. We will remove your email subscription to our emails within 10 days, however we may need to send you administrative emails from time to time, you cannot opt out of these emails.
    • Advertising on our site

    • If at any time we choose to advertise one or more of our apps, you can, if necessary, opt out from those ads, by visiting this link: http://oo.apple.com.
    • To limit ads on your browser from Google, you can go to Google’s Ads Preferences page from your browser on your mobile device to make your desired choice. If you still cannot seem to remove ads, or change settings as necessary, you can contact the provider to request a change in settings while browsing.
    • If you are still having difficulty managing ads shown to you on our site, please Contact Us and we can help resolve the issue or provide proper links to change your settings of a desired advertiser.
    • Analytics on AnimalPlea.org

    • To opt out of Google Analytics, please go to https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. If you get a new computer, new cookies can be installed and your information may be tracked again. If you want to opt out of analytics tracking on a new computer, you must visit the link above yet again to opt out on the specific computer in question.
    • We may use your information for other analytics purposes. Please contact us if you have questions regarding this.
    • 6) Access and deletion of user content

    • If you need to delete, correct, or update any information about your account with AnimalPlea.org, you will need to contact us and we can make the change to your account
    • Petition content and body can be edited during the first 20% of signatures received. After this we suppress your ability to edit the content within the petition. We do this so all signing users do not have the petition they signed altered from it’s original context for any reason or another. If you have something you’d like to edit or change, you can update your petition and add any information you may like by visiting your profile or petition URL itself.
    • If you have any issues locating or accessing the methods of deletion of a petition of profile information that is public, please contact us and we will remove the entries from our database.
    • Some information must be stored on our server for our record keeping purposes. If you sign a petition for example, your signature cannot be removed as it was entered on the specified date and must be kept on our servers. Other account information relating to transactions and analytics cannot be deleted as it is mandatory to keep for proper and reasonable record keeping.
    • 7) Security, data retention & bugs

    • Storage of ANY information on AnimalPlea.org is “AS-IS” and is not granted to be safe in any way. We cannot and do not guarantee any retention of your information. We do our best to keep information safe on our servers, however if a breach, hack, website bug, exploit, or any other potential security breach or error occurs to any stored information on our servers, we will not be liable in any way, shape or form. The security of your information is top priority and we make every effort to guarantee its safety, however the safety and security of all pieces of data or content is NOT guaranteed to be 100% safe and we cannot ever guarantee this now or in the future.
    • How to get in touch with us

      If you have any comments, questions, or concerns, please contact us and we’d be happy to help. The best way to get in touch with us is via our contact form or email address.

    • Contact us:
    • Questions, comments, or concerns
    • Email: [email protected]

    We appreciate your help in giving a voice to the voiceless. If animals could speak, they would say thank you!