Privacy Policy
Your right to privacy while using the World Wide Web is very important to Basset Hound Club of America Foundation (BHCAF). BHCAF is committed to helping you
maintain control over your personal data while fostering the growth of a more interactive, engaging, and personalized web experience. We respect your right to control
how much information you provide about yourself. When you are making a donation, purchasing a product, or adopting a Basset we ask you for personal contact
information such as your name, mailing address, phone number and e-mail address. We may use this contact information to provide you with a receipt or financial
report; to contact you to clarify or obtain information about an order you placed, a donation you made, or a Basset you are in process of adopting; or to send you
additional information about BHCAF. If you make a donation, we may contact you from time to time to offer you an opportunity to make another gift, or to offer services
from third parties that will directly benefit BHCAF. The following Privacy Policy ("Policy") describes how we collect, protect and use information we receive from visitors to
BHCAF and our other web sites, including www.basset-bhca.org and  By using one of our Sites, you agree to the terms of this Policy. This Privacy Policy applies only to
information collected through our Sites and not to information collected offline.

1.What Personally Identifiable Information Is Collected
We do not collect personally identifiable information on our Sites unless you voluntarily provide information about yourself via an electronic mail message or by filling
out one of our online forms. By "personally identifiable information"; we mean data that is unique to an individual, such as a name, address or telephone number. For
example, if you send us an email or call us, we may use the information you provide to follow up via telephone or email. The information you provide will be kept
confidential and will be used only to support your continued relationship with BHCAF. No software or hardware techniques are employed to capture a visitor's email
address or other personally identifiable information. BHCAF does not monitor individual traffic patterns on our Sites, and we do not use invisible images to track how
you use our Sites. Our hosting company may collect anonymous, aggregate information or statistics related to Site usage. These statistics indicate the total number of
hits, the total number of page hits, the number of kilobytes transferred from our Sites, and the IP address of the visitor. If we decide to use this information to analyze
Web traffic in the future, we will only be able to measure the number of visitors to our Sites and the addresses of the web sites from which our visitors come. email
addresses and other personally identifiable information are not available to us unless you affirmatively supply such information.

2.How the Information You Provide Is Used
Should you send us your comments or questions via email to any email address provided on one of our Sites, we will only share your communications with those most
capable of addressing your questions and concerns. We will retain your communication until we have done our very best to provide you with a complete and satisfactory
response and then we will either discard it or, in some cases, archive it. We share your personal information with our agents, representatives, contractors and service
providers so they can provide us with support services such as authorization of credit card transactions, order processing and sweepstakes fulfillment. Except as
provided herein, we will not disclose personal information unless we are required to do so by law or we in good faith believe that such action is necessary to (a) comply
with the law or with legal process; (b) protect and defend our rights and property; (c) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of any of our Sites; or (d) protect the
personal safety or property of our users or the public.

3.Security of Information Sent to Us
Please note that, unless we expressly advise you otherwise, the e-mail functionality on our Sites does not provide a means for completely secure and private
communications between us. Like all unencrypted Internet email communications, your email may be accessed and viewed by other Internet users, without your
knowledge and permission, while in transit to us. For that reason, to protect your privacy, please do not use email to communicate information to us that you consider to
be confidential. While we strive to protect your personal information, BHCAF cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at
your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we will use our commercially reasonable efforts to ensure its security on our internal systems. Depending on the
nature of the inquiry, your communication may be discarded or archived.

4. Security of Financial Transactions
In addition to personal contact information, we sometimes ask for billing information, such as your billing address and credit card number when you make a donation,
purchase a product, enter a sweepstakes, or participate in a fund raiser. All financial transactions on our Sites use an encrypted channel, take place on secure servers,
and occur in real time. We use secure servers to gather and process your billing information. These secure servers are hosted by our agent Ultra Web Solutions, which
is bound by our site policies. Your billing information is not shared with any other organizations, and your credit card number is not retained once your transaction has
been authorized and processed.

5.Disclosure of Customer Information Through Transfers and Requests
As we continue to develop, we may buy, merge or partner with other companies or businesses, and in so doing, acquire customer information. In such transactions,
user information may be among the transferred assets. Similarly, in the unlikely event that a portion or substantially all of BHCAF's assets are transferred to a third party,
the information you have voluntarily provided to us, including your email address, would likely be one of the transferred assets. In some instances, we ask for contact
information for people other than yourself including, for example, email addresses of friends to whom you believe may have an interest in BHCAF or any of its activities,
or the mailing address of someone you wish us to notify of a donation you have made. The information we collect is used to send the donation notification or
information you requested and/or to inform the recipient of BHCAF updates, program information, and opportunities to get involved. Such contact information is not
shared with any other organizations.

6.Our Commitment to Children's Privacy
We recognize the importance of protecting the privacy of children. BHCAF only collects personally identifiable contact information from children who are referred or
referring themselves as potential program recipients, however we do not share it in any other way or with any other parties. We do not give the ability to publicly post or
otherwise distribute personally identifiable contact information in any way. Sites that support BHCAF programs, are directed to adults at least eighteen years old, and
when a user discloses personal information through one of our Sites, the user is representing to us that he or she is an adult. If a child has provided us with personal
information, that a parent or guardian wishes to be removed, email us at webmaster@bassethoundfoundation.org, and we will promptly delete the child's information
from our records.

7.Privacy Policies of Web Sites Not Under Our Control
For your convenience, our Sites may provide links to various web sites that we do not control. When you click on one of these links, you will be transferred out of our
Sites and connected to the web site of the organization or company that you selected. We are not responsible for the nature, quality or accuracy of the content or
opinions expressed in such web sites, and such web sites are not investigated, monitored or checked for quality, accuracy or completeness by us. Inclusion of any
linked web site through one of our Sites does not imply or express an approval or endorsement of the linked web site by us, or of any of the content, opinions, products
or services provided on these web sites. Even if an affiliation exists between BHCAF and a third-party web site, we exercise no control over linked sites. Each of these
linked sites maintains its own independent privacy and data collection policies and procedures. If you visit a web site that is linked to or from one of our Sites, we
encourage you to consult that web site's privacy policy before providing any personal information and whenever interacting with any web site.

8.Access and Correction
You have a right to know about the personal information that BHCAF has collected through our Sites, including the right to correct, amend or delete the information that
BHCAF has on file if it is incorrect. You may also change the status of whether you wish to receive alerts, newsletters and communications at anytime. If you wish to
modify the frequency of future communications from BHCAF, please write us at the address below or email at webmaster@bassethoundfoundation.org

9.Modifications to This Privacy Policy
Please bear in mind that we may change the content or design of any of our Sites, and consequently, this Policy at any time in the future. Notice of any revisions will be
posted to this page, so please revisit this page from time to time to ensure that you are aware of any changes to it. You are responsible for reviewing this Policy
periodically, and your continued use of our Sites following any modifications to this Policy will be conclusively deemed acceptance of any changes. BHCAF welcomes
comments and questions about this Policy and about any of our Sites. We are dedicated to protecting your personal information while providing a robust and friendly
web environment.

10 User agreement
By using any of our Sites, you signify your agreement to the terms of this Policy. If you do not agree with the terms of this Policy, please do not disclose any personal
information through any of our Sites. You further acknowledge that the information on the Sites is provided "as-is" for general information only. BHCAF makes no
warranties of any kind regarding our Sites, including but not limited to any warranty of accuracy, completeness, currency, reliability, merchantability, or fitness for a
particular purpose, or any warranty that these pages, or the server that makes them available, are free of viruses or other harmful elements, and such warranties are
expressly disclaimed. You agree that you will hold harmless BHCAF, its agents representatives, consultants, vendors, its officers, directors and employees from all
claims arising out of or related to your access or use of or your inability to access or use, the Sites or the information contained on our Sites or other Web sites to which
it is linked, including but not limited to claims that you have found something you have heard, viewed or downloaded from the Sites or other Web site to which they are
linked to be obscene, offensive, defamatory or infringing upon your intellectual property rights. In no event will BHCAF or the contributors of information to the Sites be
liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken by you in reliance on such information or for any consequential, special or similar damages, even if
advised of the possibility of such damages. You acknowledge that opinions and recommendations contained on the Sites are not necessarily those of BHCAF or
endorsed by BHCAF.

11 Sites
Our Sites (excluding linked sites) are controlled by BHCAF which is headquartered in the United States of America. Sites can be accessed from all 50 States as well as
United States Territories and other countries around the world. As each of these places has laws that may differ from those of Illinois, by accessing the Sites both you
and BHCAF agree that the statutes and laws of the State of Illinois, without regard to conflicts of law principles thereof, will apply to all matters arising from or relating to
use of these Sites. Best efforts will be used to resolve any and all claims and disputes arising under use of the Sites through good faith negotiations and without initially
resorting to litigation, arbitration or other similar proceedings. If the parties to a dispute hereunder are unable to resolve such claim or dispute via good faith
negotiations, the parties will agree, prior to commencement of any legal action or suit, to submit to at least one day of non-binding mediation with a mediator chosen
jointly and paid for equally by the parties. Any legal action, suit, or proceeding with respect to the use of the Sites will be brought exclusively in federal court in Illinois and
each party consents to the jurisdiction of said court for all matters that arise under said use of Sites. All costs for legal representation in suits in which BHCAF is named
as defendant shall be paid by each respective party regardless of the outcome of the suit. Except where prohibited, any and all legal action, suit or proceeding with
respect to the use of the Sites will be resolved individually, without respect to any form of class action. BHCAF makes no representation that materials on the Sites are
appropriate or available for use in other locations, and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access the
Sites from other locations do so of their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.
Any comments or questions regarding BHCAF's electronic information privacy practices may be directed to our Webmasters at
webmaster@bassethoundfoundation.org . You may also send a letter to:

Basset Hound Club of America Foundation

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