Privacy Policy

Good World Animal Rescue and Protection, Inc (GWARP) is committed to your right to privacy and to keeping your personal information private and secure.

This Privacy Policy applies to personal information collected by us whenever you interact with GWARP, including when you visit or browse the URL or any associated subdomain or our social media pages. This Privacy Policy applies to all visitors to our website and social media pages, and to all your other interactions with GWARP and any of its affiliates anywhere in the world, unless covered by a separate privacy policy. When you interact with us, you consent to our collection, use and disclosure of information about you as described in this Privacy Policy.

GWARP reserves the right to modify or amend this Privacy Policy at any time and for any reason. We keep this notice under regular review. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to this Privacy Policy.

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.

Other information 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. 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 visitors, and helps us to improve the quality of our content.

GWARP uses cookies to make the results available for any searches you perform using the website search functionality. A cookie is a small file that is sent out by a web site, accepted by the user’s browser, and placed on the user’s hard drive. GWARP does not match any information gathered by cookies with personal information you may have voluntarily submitted to GWARP. You can always set your browser to warn of cookies being placed, and then chose which cookies you want to accept. If you do not accept the use of these cookies, please disable them by changing your browser settings so that cookies from the website cannot be placed on your computer. You can find more information about cookies and how to manage them at

GWARP uses cookies or similar technologies for marketing with Facebook, Google Adwords, Google Analytics and other third-party providers to display content-specific advertisements to visitors who have previously visited our site when those visitors go to other websites that have the Google Display Network implemented or when logged into Facebook or other third-party provider network. GWARP also uses Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting. The reports disclose website trends without identifying individual visitors. You can opt out of Google Analytics without affecting how you visit our site – for more information on opting out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you use, visit this Google page:

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.

You may opt out of Facebook’s and Google’s use of cookies by visiting Facebook’s Settings and Google’s Ads Settings at any time. Alternatively, you can opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.

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.

Contacting GWARP

If you would like to contact GWARP about correcting information we might have collected, or if you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please e-mail us at