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Privacy Policy

The Petfinder Foundation is committed to maintaining your trust. The following privacy policy is intended to protect and secure the personally identifiable information (any information by which you can be identified) you provide to our charity online or offline.


The Petfinder Foundation provides this privacy policy to inform you of the way your information is collected and used as well as to make you aware of our security practices. We also provide you with the opportunity to remove our name from our e-newsletter mailing list, if you desire to do so. Either click the link at the top of all our newsletters or you can unsubscribe here.

Information We Collect

There are three different ways in which we collect information:

How the Information is Used

The Petfinder Foundation may use your information to complete a transaction, issue you an income tax receipt for a donation, thank you for your donation, or send you e-mail updates about the Petfinder Foundation. Credit card numbers are used only for donation or payment processing and are not captured or retained by the Petfinder Foundation.

Sharing of Personal Information

The Petfinder Foundation never shares, sells, rents, leases or exchanges your contact information with other organizations, with one exception: If you make a donation toward a specific pet’s care through our Sponsor a Pet program, the contact information you provide will be shared with the participating rescue or shelter. Learn more about Sponsor a Pet here.


The Petfinder Foundation is committed to ensuring the security of your personal information. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the proper use of information, we have established and implemented appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online and offline. All donations through Click & Pledge and PayPal are encrypted as described in their privacy policies.


The Petfinder Foundation does not use cookies on its site.

Children’s Online Privacy

We are concerned about the privacy of young children and do not knowingly collect any personal information from a child under 13. We encourage you to become involved with your child’s access to the Internet and to our site in order to ensure that his or her privacy is well protected. To read more about online safety and how to become more involved with your child’s online experience, visit the Federal Trade Commission Web site. You may also benefit from the information and resources available on

Links to Outside Sites

This Web site links to documents located on Web sites maintained by other organizations or individuals. Once you access a link to another Web site, please be aware that the Petfinder Foundation is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

Contacting Us

If you have comments or questions about our online privacy policy, or if you wish to review your personal information and request corrections please send an e-mail to [email protected].