AC&C Privacy Policy

Any personal information gathered by Animal Care & Control of New York City (AC&C) on this website will be for the sole use of AC&C. AC&C does not share this information with any other party. AC&C is not responsible for the privacy policy or content of any third-party website linked to our website. Please check with these third party organizations or companies for their specific policies.

Copyright 2007-2012 Animal Care & Control of New York City (AC&C). All rights reserved. AC&C's logo is a trademark of AC&C.

The Information that AC&C Collects:

AC&C collects and maintains certain personal information about you when you send us an e-mail or complete any of our online forms, such as when you request information from us, make a donation, subscribe to one of our online newsletters, request to become a member, sign up for mobile texts, or forward a web page, electronic postcard, or electronic newsletter. Such information may include your name, mailing address, and e-mail address; it may also include a mobile phone number, the e-mail addresses of those to whom you forward AC&C electronic content, and any other information collected in the forms. You may be asked to provide credit card information to contribute to AC&C, purchase certain information or materials from the AC&C, or subscribe to various AC&C publications.

Other Information
The AC&C website also collects certain other information that cannot identify you personally when you visit our website. This information includes your IP address and your domain name.

How AC&C Uses the Information

AC&C respects your privacy and has instituted policies intended to ensure that your personal information is handled in a safe and responsible manner.

AC&C may disclose your personal information when: (i) the person submitting the information authorizes us to do so; (ii) sharing the information is a necessary operation of the website (i.e. to process credit card information); or (iii) we are required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on AC&C or the website, (b) protect and defend the rights or property of AC&C, the website or the visitors to the website, and/or (c) prevent or mitigate harm or potential harm or damage of any type to visitors to the website or the public.

AC&C does not make your information, including credit card information, available to affiliate organizations or to sponsors or licensees that provide special programs or services. If your volunteered personal information will be used in any manner other than as stated above, such use shall be specifically posted. If you wish to update or remove your information, or if you do not wish your information to be shared with these third parties, please e-mail us at info@nycacc.org.

AC&C may also use your information to deliver information to you about our company, as well as for trend analysis, pattern detection, and website administration. Occasionally, AC&C may contact visitors who have provided their personally identifiable information through the website to, among other things, donate, volunteer, adopt, purchase tickets for special events. AC&C may also contact visitors to conduct surveys seeking feedback about their experience on the website. These surveys are used for quality assurance purposes to improve our level of customer service.

AC&C also logs non-personally identifiable information, such as IP addresses and domain names, 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 to the AC&C website, and helps us to improve the quality of our content.

AC&C Does Not Collect Information from Children

No one under the age of 18 is allowed to register on this website. You must be 18 years of age or older to place an order with AC&C's online store. AC&C is committed to safeguarding our users' online privacy and recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of personal information, particularly that of children. AC&C takes all required steps to protect the privacy and safety of children in accordance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA"). Please direct your inquiries on AC&C's policies in relation to the privacy of children to info@nycacc.org.

Your Control Over How Your Information is Used

You may opt-out of receiving communications from us by sending an email to us at info@nycacc.org with your complete name, address and email address. AC&C assumes no responsibility for the data collection and use practices of third parties that process online credit card transactions. You may request a record of your information by e-mailing the Development Department at info@nycacc.org.

More Information About AC&C's Privacy Policy

If you have questions or concerns about the Privacy Policy, you can contact AC&C at:

  • Via Regular Mail:
    Animal Care & Control of NYC
    11 Park Place, Suite 805
    New York, NY 10007
  • Via email:info@nycacc.org
  • Via Fax: 212.422.2066

Last Revised: March 21, 2012

Terms of Use

Your use of AC&C's website (http://nycacc.org) (the "website") is contingent upon your acceptance of and compliance with the following Terms of Use. By using AC&C's website, you acknowledge that you have read and agreed to these terms. If you do not agree with these Terms of Use, please do not access or use any of the website. AC&C makes no warranty of any kind in terms of the appropriateness of information for individual online users.

Copyright, Copying and Trademarking

AC&C owns and maintains this website for your personal and educational purposes. All materials on the website, including artwork, photographs, maps, data, texts, trademarks, service marks and logos are, unless otherwise noted, the exclusive property of AC&C and are copyrighted. No portion of the website may be copied, downloaded, reproduced, reused, distributed, transmitted or modified for any purpose without the AC&C's express written permission. Any unauthorized use may violate copyright laws, trademark laws or other applicable laws. It is expressly prohibited to reprint or electronically reproduce any text, document, graphic or audio or visual material for bulk or commercial use. For special copyright permission, or to request AC&C publications and pamphlets, please write to:

Department of Development and Communications
11 Park Place, Suite 805
New York, NY 10007

Information Obtained Through AC&C's Website Does Not Constitute Veterinary, Legal or Other Professional Advice

The information contained in this AC&C website or transmitted to you electronically in response to a message from you is not intended nor implied to constitute veterinary advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always visit or speak to a qualified veterinarian in person prior to starting any new treatment, or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition of your pet. This AC&C website does not directly or indirectly practice veterinary medicine or dispense medical advice.

It is our general policy to protect the privacy of the persons transmitting any messages to AC&C. However, AC&C reserves the right to reproduce and distribute part or all of a message without any compensation to the user, so long as any identifying information is deleted.

In addition, nothing contained in this AC&C website is intended to be or constitutes legal advice, and users should always seek the advice of an attorney or other professional as appropriate regarding individual questions or concerns of a legal or professional nature.

Disclaimer of Warranty and Liability

Although AC&C makes every effort to ensure the correctness of data, AC&C disclaims responsibility for any errors or omissions, such as unintended technical inaccuracies or typographical errors, in the materials. You also understand that AC&C cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that files available for download through the service will be free of "infection" or "viruses", "worms", "Trojan horses", or other code that manifest contaminating or destructive properties. Users are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy their particular requirements for accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to the AC&C website for the reconstruction of lost data. Use of the AC&C website and the Internet generally is at the user's own risk.

Indemnification

By using the website and all their contents, you agree to defend, indemnify and hold the AC&C harmless from any and all claims, damages, costs and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising from or related to your use of the website. Your use of the website constitutes an agreement between you and AC&C. This agreement, which consists of the terms and conditions set forth herein, shall be governed by, construed under and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without regard to any conflict of law provisions. You acknowledge and consent to jurisdiction in New York. Any action in connection with, relating to and/or arising from this agreement shall be brought exclusively in New York, New York, in a federal or state court of competent jurisdiction. This agreement is effective unless and until terminated by either you or AC&C. You may terminate this agreement at any time by discontinuing use of the website. AC&C may also terminate this agreement at any time without notice, and accordingly deny you access to the website, if in AC&C's sole discretion you fail to comply with any term or provision of these Terms of Use. Possible evidence of use of any of the website for illegal purposes may be provided by AC&C to law enforcement authorities in the discretion of AC&C. This is the entire agreement between the parties related to the use of the website.

Linking

These terms and conditions apply only to the website. In addition to our own website, we provide links to other third party websites that are not under AC&C's control. AC&C is not responsible for the terms and conditions, privacy practices or the content of any website linked to from the website. You acknowledge that when you leave the website and access a linked site, you do so at your own risk and that AC&C does not endorse any linked website.

User Rules

In order to maintain informative and valuable service that meets the needs of viewers and avoids harm to others, it is necessary to establish and/or for you to follow these User Rules:

  1. AC&C reserves the right to take such action as it deems appropriate in cases where the AC&C website is inappropriately used to disseminate statements or materials that are reasonably construed as abusive, destructive, harmful or threatening to the safety of others;
  2. interfere with other users' use of the AC&C website, including, without limitation, disrupting the normal flow or use of the service; and
  3. posting or transmitting any file which contains "viruses", "worms", "Trojan horse", or any other contaminating or destructive features.

Modifications

AC&C reserves the right to modify these Terms of Use at any time by posting such change here. Your continued use of this website after such change is made constitutes acceptance of and agreement to be bound by the Terms of Use as modified.

Copyright Notice 2007-2012. Animal Care & Control of New York City (AC&C). All Rights Reserved. AC&C's logo is a trademark of AC&C.