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Privacy Policy

paws4people®, Inc., as a nonprofit organization, places a high priority on protecting your privacy and security. This Privacy
Policy was created in order to demonstrate paws4people’s commitment to the privacy and security of our website users.

This Policy explains what types of information is collected by paws4people on our websites: and
all affiliated sites (;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; and and how this information is used. All references to paws4people
hereinafter include paws4people, Inc. and its single-member limited liability company: PAWS PTS/MST Centers, LLC. As
such, this Policy covers and all affiliated sites that link to this Policy.

What Information Is Collected

Individuals may submit and we may collect personal information, including personally identifiable information, when website
users voluntarily provide such information. This submission and collection may occur through interactions with our website
that include, but are not limited to, signing up to receive paws4people e-communications, making online charitable gifts,
shopping for paws4people-logo apparel and accessories, submitting an application, registering for an event, or signing up
to volunteer with us. The information we collect may include, but is not limited to, the following information that you
voluntarily provide to us: name, address, telephone number(s), email address, date of birth, license number(s), credit card
information, including billing name, address, and credit card number.
In addition to your voluntary submission, paws4people may collect non-personally identifiable information through
technology, such as cookies, flash cookies, web beacons, Google Analytics, and internet protocol (IP) addresses.

How Your Information May Be Used

We may use your personal information to perform and/or process the services you have requested, provide you with more
personalized service, send email alerts to you, answer your requests, and for other business purposes.
We may use non-personally identifiable information to track visits to our website and see which of our features or pages are
the most popular. It also lets us provide aggregate data about our traffic (not identifying you personally, but showing how
many visitors used which features or pages, for example) to internal and external parties.

Disclosure of Personal Information

We may disclose personal information collected from and about you to third parties that we have contracted to assist us.
We may contract with service providers to facilitate our services, to provide services on our behalf, or to perform services
that assist us in analyzing how our services are used. These third parties may have access to your personal information;
however, they are bound by law or contract to protect your personal information, and can only use your information according
to our instruction, in connection with the services performed for us. We do not share personal information with third parties
for their own marketing purposes. In addition, we may disclose personal information about you in the following
circumstances: to comply with valid legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena, or court order;
and in special cases, such as to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, to protect
and defend our rights and property, to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our sites, to protect against potential
threats to the physical safety or property of any person.

Opt Out

You may choose to opt out of any communications from us at any time. This may include opting out of specific
communications or all communications. Please contact us at [email protected] if you wish to opt out of
communications from paws4people, advising whether you are opting out of specific communications or all communications.
In addition, if you do not want information collected from you through our use of cookies, most browsers allow you to deny
or accept the cookie feature.

Electronic Newsletter

We send electronic newsletters on a regular basis to those who request to receive it. The newsletters are sent to your
preferred address. You may choose to opt out at any time, which will cease newsletter communications from us.

External Links includes links to external websites. These do not fall under the domain,
and paws4people is not responsible for the privacy policies or the content of external websites. Your use of any linked
website is solely at your own risk.

Parental Consent, Access, and Deletion

We endeavor to obtain a parent or legal guardian’s consent before collecting, using, or disclosing personal information from
children. Younger visitors should always check with their parents or guardians before entering information on any website.
Parents or legal guardians may contact us to ask if we have collected their child’s personal account information, to review
that information, if any, and request that paws4people stop collecting this information and have it deleted. Such requests
are subject to paws4people verifying to our satisfaction that the requester is in fact the child’s parent or legal guardian.

Special Notice to California Residents

Under the California Civil Code, residents of the State of California that have provided any personally identifiable information
to us have the right to request a list of all third parties to which we have disclosed personally identifiable information during
the preceding year for direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request,
please send an email to or write us: [email protected] or you may contact us via regular mail at: 1121C-324 Military
Cutoff Rd., Wilmington, NC 28405.

Security of Your Personal Information

We secure your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. We secure the personally identifiable
information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use,
or disclosure. We do not store financial information.

Your On-line Charitable Gifts and “Shop to Support paws4people”

When you make a charitable gift thorough our website ( or “Shop to support paws4people”
through our website (, we use a secure server. That secure server
software, SSL (Secure Sockets Layer), encrypts all information you input before it is sent to us. Furthermore, all of the
transactional data we collect is protected against unauthorized access with the use of digital certificates. You can confirm
that a site is secure because the Web address will begin with “https:”

We do not store financial information, including credit card information, on our servers. Our payment gateway provider
keeps this information encrypted and secure on your behalf.
Your Charitable Gifts Using a Donation Form or Sign up for a paws4people event using a Form
You also may make a charitable gift to paws4people using a donation form, to include, but not limited to:, or sign up to participate
and/or to make a charitable gift for an event (i.e., a golf tournament).
Your charitable gift or event reservation is processed by paws4people’s Senior Management or accountant using our
payment gateway provider, which keeps your financial information, including credit card information, encrypted and secure
on your behalf using SSL. Furthermore, all of the transactional data collected is protected against unauthorized access with
the use of digital certificates. The original form is shredded by paws4people’s Senior Management or accountant. We do
not store financial information, including credit card information, on our servers.

Non-Disparagement agreement

All decisions of the paws4people Application Committee are final and are to be respected.  Any Photos,  videos, reviews, comments, and/or content that mention, link to, and/or show any direct or indirect connection to paws4people, its logos, services, events, sponsors, donors, vendors, and any paws4people Assistance (Service) Dogs, Assistance Dogs, Facility Dogs, Emotional Support Dogs, and/or Breeding Program Dogs may not contain, depict, or show any content that: (a) is sexually explicit or suggestive, offensive, lewd, profane, obscene, or contains nudity or racist innuendo; (b) promotes any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous; (c) promotes any political agenda or message; (d) defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about paws4people, its subsidiaries, affiliates, sponsors, donors, or vendors; (e) communicates messages or images inconsistent with the positive image, reputation, and/or good will of paws4people, its services, events, sponsors, Assistance (Service) Dogs, Assistance Dogs, Facility Dogs, Emotional Support Dogs, Breeding Program Dogs, and/or brand; (f) violates any law; and/or (g) raises questions as to paws4people’s honesty, impartiality, reputation, or otherwise could cause embarrassment to paws4people shall be removed and/or destroyed immediately and all further prohibited conduct cease and desist immediately.  

If an Applicant would like to report any perceived mishandling then a complaint may be filed per the paws4people Complaint Resolution Policy.  A copy of the most current policy may be requested via email to [email protected]


We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time; please review it periodically. We maintain the option to modify this
Privacy Policy at any time by electronic notice posted on our website. Your continued use of our website after the date that
such notices are posted will be deemed to be your agreement to the changed terms.

Contact Us

We welcome comments and questions about this Privacy Policy. Feel free to contact us at [email protected], 1121C324 Military Cutoff Rd., Wilmington NC 28405, or 910-632-0615 for any questions or comments that you may have.

Last modified: 6/25/18