Privacy Policy

Privacy

Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton, Inc. (“BHS” or “us”) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with Federal Tax ID #04-2625753. This BHS privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”) applies to our website (www.baypathhumane.org), our email inboxes (@baypath.org or other inboxes associated with us or our personnel), social media pages, membership database and donations database (each a “Website” and collectively, the “Websites”). By using our Websites, you acknowledge and consent to the data policies and practices described in this statement.  Additionally, you are responsible for reviewing and accepting the terms and conditions contained in our Terms of Use before using our Websites. 

Collection of your personal information

In order to better provide you with services offered on our website, BHS may collect personal information, including without limitation:

  • First and last name
  • Mailing address
  • E-mail address
  • Phone number

We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it.  

BHS complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) as we do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from those under age 13. BHS does not specifically market to, nor intentionally collect, personal information from website visitors under the age of 13. Should BHS learn about the submittal of information via this site from a child under the age of 13, BHS will delete the information as soon as possible.

Use of your personal information

BHS collects and uses your personal information to (i) process your requests, including in respect of adoptions; (ii) process your payments; (iii) inform you of other services we offer or events we are planning; (iv) send donation appeals via postal mail, email or telephone; (v) directly respond to your donations, inquiries or comments; and (vi) for our internal recordkeeping, business processes and analytical purposes.

Sharing personal information with third parties

Your name, email and mailing address may be shared with the acknowledgee of an honor/memory gift so that they may add their thank you to ours.

If you disclose personal or other information through BHS’s social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), such information may be collected and used by third parties.

BHS does not sell, rent, or share its membership list with any other organizations or individuals with the exception of trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, process payments or provide other support. Certain third parties may be permitted to use your personal information solely to provide services to BHS provided they maintain the confidentiality of your information.  BHS holds on to personal information for the period allowable by law where BHS has a justifiable business need to do so.

BHS may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law, rule, regulation or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) respond to the requests, edicts or orders of any law, court order or legal process served on BHS, its employees, contractors or directors; or (b) protect and defend the interests, rights or property of BHS, its employees, contractors or directors.

Collection and use of non-personal information

We may collect information that is not directly linked to you and which does not contain your personal information.  The purpose of collecting this type of information is to allow us to tailor pages based on your preferences, and track aggregate, anonymized data so we can better provide services and operate our organization.

Links

The BHS website and email communications often contain links to other websites (“Third Party Websites). Please be aware that we are not responsible for, and make no representation or warranty in respect of, the content or privacy practices of Third Party Websites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our Websites and to read the privacy statements and terms of use of any Third Party Websites.

Email communications

BHS contacts our supporters and followers via email, as well as other methods, for the purpose of providing announcements, detailing upcoming events, and/or general communication. In order to improve our services, we may receive a notification when you open an email or other electronic message from BHS or click on a link therein. If you would like to stop receiving communications via email from BHS, you may opt out of such communications by clicking on the UNSUBSCRIBE link at the bottom of each email message or contacting us using the contact information provided belo

Your additional rights

In addition to any other rights explicitly listed in this Privacy Policy as pertaining to you, you have a right to request any incorrect personal information about you be corrected.  Certain laws may permit you to request a summary of the personal information we have about you.  To the extent such laws are applicable we will use commercially reasonable efforts to provide such summary to you.

Changes to this Privacy Polic

BHS reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time.  Updated versions will be posted to this website.  Your continued use of the site and/or information available through any Website after such changes will constitute your: (a) acknowledgment of the changed Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by the currently-posted version of the Privacy Policy.

Contact information

BHS welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy. Questions or comments may be directed to:

Baypath Humane Society

500 Legacy Farms North

Hopkinton, MA 01748

[email protected]

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

The Privacy Policy shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, except with regard to its conflicts of law rules.  Any action relating to this Privacy Policy or the practices governed thereby must be brought in the federal or state courts located in Boston, MA, and you hereby irrevocably consent to the jurisdiction of such courts.

Terms of Use 

Acceptance of the Terms and Conditions

This Terms of Use Agreement (this “Agreement”) states the terms and conditions under which you may use this website (the “Website”).  Please read this Agreement carefully.  This Website contains various information relating to Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with Federal Tax ID #04-2625753 (“BHS” or “we”) in the form of text, graphics, news, reports, and other materials, as well as relating to other persons and issues (tangible or intangible) (collectively, all information and content on the Website being the “Content”).  By accessing, browsing and/or using this Website you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to be legally bound by this Agreement.  If you do not accept this Agreement, you must not use this Website.

Restrictions on Use of Materials

You acknowledge that this Website contains Content that is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, and/or other proprietary rights, and that these rights are valid and protected in all forms, media, and technologies existing now and hereinafter developed. You also acknowledge that the Content is and shall remain the property of BHS and/or any other legal owner of such Content (each a “Contributor”).  You shall at no time assert any claims of ownership over any content by reason of your use of or any right to use this Website and shall not grant or create or suffer to exist any lien or other security interest arising therefrom.  You agree to comply with all copyright and trademark laws and you shall not encumber any interest in, or assert any rights to, the Content.  You may not copy, modify, transmit, participate in the sale or transfer of, or create derivative works based on any Content, in whole or in part.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, you may print copies of the Content, provided that these copies are made only for personal, non-commercial use and that you maintain any notices contained in the Content, or maintained by the Contributor, such as all copyright notices, trademark legends, or other proprietary rights notices, and you may post links to or contained in the Website to your personal social media provided such use is limited to occasional postings and does not contain any false or inappropriate wording or context. You shall not store electronically any significant portion of any Content. BHS authorizes you to view and use the Content on this Website solely for your personal, noncommercial use. The use of the Content on any other site, including by linking or framing, or in any networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited without BHS’ prior written approval. 

For permission to use content from this Website or other BHS sites or materials, please request written permission by contacting [email protected]

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THIS WEBSITE AND THE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS.  NONE OF BHS, ANY OF ITS MEMBERS, AFFILIATES OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS (COLLECTIVELY THE “BHS PARTIES”) GUARANTEES, REPRESENTS OR WARRANTS THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS OF ANY OF THE CONTENT.

NONE OF THE BHS PARTIES REPRESENTS OR WARRANTS THAT THIS WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE OR THAT THIS WEBSITE, ITS SERVER OR ANY FILES AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOADING THROUGH THIS WEBSITE ARE FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL ELEMENTS.  YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THIS WEBSITE AND THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE CONTENT IS ASSUMED SOLELY BY YOU. 

NONE OF THE BHS PARTIES MAKES ANY, AND HEREBY SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY, REPRESENTATIONS, ENDORSEMENTS, GUARANTEES, OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THIS WEBSITE OR ANY CONTENT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS.

CONTENT PRESENTED ON THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.  NO CONTENT PRESENTED ON THIS WEBSITE CONSTITUTES LEGAL OR TAX ADVICE, NOR DOES IT CREATE AN ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BHS AND ANY OTHER PARTY. 

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANY OF THE BHS PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY YOUR USE OF, OR RELIANCE ON CONTENT CONTAINED ON, THE WEBSITE.  IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO EVALUATE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS OF ANY INFORMATION OR ANY CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITE.

IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY OF THE BHS PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE CONTENT, SERVICE, OR THIS AGREEMENT, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY. NO BHS PARTY SHALL BE HAVE ANY OBLIGATION TO INDEMNIFY YOU OR HOLD YOU HARMLESS FOR ANY DAMAGES, CLAIMS OR OTHER RESULTS BROUGHT AGAINST YOU BY THIRD PARTIES AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE AND ITS CONTENT.

BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR NEGLIGENCE, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS THE BHS PARTIES’ LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THIS WEBSITE IS TO STOP USING THIS WEBSITE.

Links to Other Web Pages

This Website may contain links to other websites (“Third Party Websites). Please be aware that BHS is not responsible for, and makes no representation or warranty in respect of, the content or terms of use of Third Party Websites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our Websites and to read the terms of use and privacy policies of any Third Party Websites. 

Copyright Complaints

The designated agent to receive notification of claimed infringement under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act is Liz Jefferis, Executive Director, Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton, Inc., 500 Legacy Farms North, Hopkinton, MA 01748, [email protected]

Use of Personally Identifiable Information

BHS’ practices and policies with respect to the collection and use of personally identifiable information is governed according to the BHS’ Privacy Policy.

Termination and Changes to this Agreement

BHS reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to restrict, suspend, or terminate this Agreement and your access to all or any part of our Website or the Content, at any time and for any reason without prior notice or liability. BHS reserves the right to change, suspend, or discontinue all or any part of this Website or the content at any time without prior notice or liability.

BHS reserves the right to change this Agreement from time to time.  Updated versions will be posted to this Website.  Your continued use of the Website after such changes to this Agreement will constitute your: (a) acknowledgment of the changes Agreement; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by the currently-posted version of the Agreement.

Miscellaneous 

In the event that any portion of the Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the invalid or unenforceable portion shall be construed in accordance with the applicable law as nearly as possible to reflect the original intentions of the parties, and the remainder of the Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.  BHS’ failure to enforce your strict performance of any provision of this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of its right to subsequently enforce such provision or any other provision of this Agreement.  Neither the course of conduct between parties nor trade practice shall act to modify any provision of the Agreement. The Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, except with regard to its conflicts of law rules.  Any action relating to the Content, Site or this Agreement must be brought in the federal or state courts located in Boston, MA, and you hereby irrevocably consent to the jurisdiction of such courts.  This Agreement contains the entire agreement of the parties for this Website and supersedes all existing agreements and all other oral, written or other communication between the parties concerning its subject matter. You agree to use the Content and Site only for lawful purposes.