Your privacy is important to Edgar’s Mission Inc. (Edgar’s Mission). This policy has been created to let you know how we collect, use and disclose your personal information through our websites, social media platforms and phone line.
Collection of personal information
In general, you can visit our website without revealing personal information about yourself. However, we will collect personal information about you during your interactions with us including, when you shop in our online store, make a donation or become a sponsor, participate in an educational program, make an enquiry, request to find forever homes for animals through our social media platforms, request other assistance from us, post any information on our social media platforms or our website, sign up to volunteer, and sign up for our newsletter.
For the Edgar’s Mission online shop, you must register and create an account with us to use that service. During the registration process, we will collect information such as your name, and email address. During the purchasing process, we will also collect information such as your credit card details, and shipment address and contact number. If we have trouble processing an order, we will use this information to contact you.
If you sign up to volunteer at Edgar’s Mission on our website, or on the phone, we will collect your name, and contact details, and other information that we request, and you choose to provide, in relation to that service.
If you subscribe to our newsletter through our website, we will collect your contact name and contact details to comply with your request.
If you ask us to help find forever homes for animals, we will collect your personal information (including name, contact details, and any photographs or other media that you provide to us for this purpose) and make it available on our social media platforms.
We may also collect and use non-personal information about your use of our website, such as your IP address and non-identifiable information that we collect through cookies, including:
- session cookies, which exist only during one session and disappear when you close your browser software or turn off your computer, and are necessary to browse our website and use its features;
- persistent cookies, which remain on your computer after you close your browser or turn off your computer, and record your preferences; and
- third party cookies such as marketing cookies to help advertisers deliver more relevant advertising, or third party analytics services.
You can control certain types of cookies through your browser settings or other tools. We may also track general non-identifiable information about traffic on our website.
We will retain your personal information during the period that we provide any services to you, and for a reasonable period after you have ceased to use all of our services, unless otherwise required or permitted by law (in which case we will retain it for the period required or permitted by law). What is reasonable may differ depending on the circumstances, for example we may retain information for a longer period when you submit any queries or make any complaints to us.
You do not have to provide any personal information to us, but if you do not do so we may not be able to provide the goods, services or information that you have requested from us.
Use of personal information
We may use your personal information to communicate with you or respond to an enquiry, complaint, or request, and to process your donations and fulfil any orders.
Best Buddy sponsorship and Gift of Kindness
If your personal information is provided to us by someone else as part of a Best Buddy sponsorship or Gift of Kindness, we will only use your details to send you the sponsorship pack or gift pack (via email) and the postal pack (via post). We will not use your details to send you any further communications, unless you subsequently provide consent for us to do so.
We will use your personal information for direct marketing purposes if you have provided your information for that purpose (for example by signing up to our newsletter), or if you have subsequently provided consent for your information to be used in this way.
We may also contact you from time to time (by mail, telephone, email, SMS, social media platforms or any other appropriate means) with information about our services and products and other initiatives, which we think may be of interest to you.
You may choose not to receive these communications from us, by ‘opting out’ using the link on the direct marketing materials provided to you. Alternatively, you can request to be removed from any mailing lists by emailing us at email@example.com.
Sharing your personal information
We may need to disclose your personal information to third parties:
- to process payments and donations;
- to provide delivery and mailing functions;
- for insurance purposes;
- for hosting, designing and providing customer experience management solutions on our website or social media accounts;
- to track and interpret our website’s use and analytics;
- otherwise as required by law.
As a result, we will share your information with those third party providers as necessary for the third party to provide certain services to you. These third parties may also have their own separate privacy policies, and may disclose your personal information to their third party service providers in accordance with their privacy policies.
We may also disclose your personal information to buyer(s) if we sell some or all of our business.
Overseas Disclosure of personal information
We use third party platforms which may host your information overseas. Also, please be aware that personal information posted on our social media platforms may be available to overseas viewers.
Forums, Blogs & Discussions
If you elect to participate in a forum, blog or discussion on our website or social media platform, you are solely responsible for any personal information that you make available in that forum, blog, discussion or platform, and such personal information will remain visible on the website or platform. In addition, we do not and cannot control which third parties may access such information, and how they may use such information.
Access to personal information
If your personal information changes, you may request that our records be corrected or updated by logging into your account and updating it, or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your request.
You may also email us at this same address if you wish to access personal information records about you which we hold.
Links on the Edgar’s Mission site to external websites are not covered by this policy.
81 Bridies Lane
Lancefield, VIC 3435
We will respond to your questions or complaints as soon as practicable, and in any case within 30 days.