Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division Webportal is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division Webportal site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division Webportal site, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information

Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division Webportal collects personally identifiable information, such as your email address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division Webportal also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division Webportal. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division Webportal for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division Webportal site.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division Webportal public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division Webportal does not read any of your private online communications.

Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division Webportal encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division Webportal so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division Webportal is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division Webportal and Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division Webportal family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division Webportal collects and uses your personal information to operate the Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division Webportal Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division Webportal also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division Webportal and its affiliates. Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division Webportal may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division Webportal does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division Webportal may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division Webportal may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division Webportal, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division Webportal does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division Webportal keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division Webportal, in order to determine what Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division Webportal services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division Webportal to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division Webportal Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if 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 Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division Webportal or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division Webportal; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division Webportal, or the public.

Use of Cookies

The Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division Webportal Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division Webportal pages, or register with Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division Webportal site or services, a cookie helps Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division Webportal to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division Webportal Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division Webportal features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division Webportal services or Web sites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information

Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division Webportal secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division Webportal secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Changes to this Statement

Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division Webportal will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division Webportal encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division Webportal is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division Webportal welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division Webportal has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division Webportal at animalcarehd@broward.org. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.