Good World Animal Rescue and Protection, Inc (GWARP) is committed to your right to privacy and to keeping your personal information private and secure.
How we collect information about you
Information you voluntarily provide
GWARP collects and maintains certain personal information about you when you interact with us, such as for example, send us an e-mail or complete any of our forms, when you request information from us, make a donation, subscribe to one of our online newsletters, sign up for mobile text alerts, forward a web page, electronic postcard, electronic ballot or electronic newsletter, provide information when contacting or speaking with us or interacting with us via telephone, or social or other electronic media, participate in an GWARP event, request information on leaving GWARP in your will or let us know you have left GWARP in your will, or give us feedback or make a complaint. Depending on how you choose to interact with us, such information may include, among other things, your name, phone number, mailing address, e-mail address, campaign interests and preferences donation history, images, photographs or video footage if you take part in an GWARP event, or any other information you share with us; it may also include the names and e-mail addresses of those to whom you forward GWARP electronic content, and any other information you provide to GWARP.
You may be asked to provide credit card information to contribute to GWARP, purchase certain information or materials from GWARP, or subscribe to GWARP publications. To collect payment from you, we enable the collection of your payment information (which comprises the credit/debit card’s number, the card holder’s name, expiration date and CVV); however, these are provided directly to our authorized payment providers, and are not stored or accessible by us.
gwarp.org also collects certain usage information to better understand how visitors use our web site, which includes your IP address, url you are coming from before visiting the web site. gwarp.org logs these IP addresses, url’s, device information such as identifier, name and type of operating system, mobile network information and web information such as browser type and pages accessed on the GWARP web site, and aggregates them for system administration and to monitor the use of our site. We use the aggregated information to measure the number of visits to our site, the average time spent on our site, the number of pages viewed, and various other site statistics. This monitoring helps us to provide a more useful and engaging online experience to gwarp.org visitors, and helps us to improve the quality of our content.
GWARP and other third-party vendors, including Facebook and Google, use first-party and third-party cookies and similar technology together to inform and serve ads based on a visitor’s past visits to our website, where you may see an ad for GWARP based on past visits to our website displayed on other sites you visit.
Ways information about you is used
We may use the information you voluntarily provided to contact you regarding animal-related issues we feel you may be interested in, to keep you updated regarding GWARP’s programs, and to extend an invitation to you to support our programs. We participate in Facebook’s “Custom Audiences” and “Lookalike Audiences” which enables us to display advertisements to our existing or potential supporters via Facebook or to suppress certain GWARP advertisements from our existing supporters’ Facebook feeds (e.g. an advertisement directed at signing a petition when you have already signed it). In order to do this, we provide supporter name, email address, city, zip and telephone number to Facebook to enable them to determine if you are a registered account holder with Facebook. Your data is sent in an encrypted format that is deleted by Facebook if it does not match with a Facebook account. Before the data is uploaded by Facebook for the matching process, the information is hashed and will be unidentifiable at an individual level. Hashing is a type of cryptographic security method that turns your identifiers into randomized code and cannot be reversed. Depending on your settings our advertisements may then appear when you access Facebook and on your Facebook feed, as well as on other third-party websites and applications. For more information please read the Facebook Business page about Custom Audiences and Facebook’s Data Policy.
GWARP uses generally accepted, industry-standard security systems, software, and encryption technologies — Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) — for the secure transfer of personal and financial data and to protect against unauthorized access to GWARP servers, equipment, and other components of our online presence. This includes using industry-standard security systems to protect credit card processing information. Our web servers are hosted off-site at multiple, physically secure facilities with limited access.