We occasionally have third party agents, subsidiaries, affiliates and joint ventures that perform functions on our behalf. They have access to personal information needed to perform their functions, and are contractually obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of the data. They are restricted from using this data for other purposes, and in any way other than to provide the requested services to the PETCO Foundation, and may not alter or resell the data. You may elect to opt-out of personally identifiable site tracking activity by following the Opt-out link below. Keep in mind that the PETCO Foundation may continue to collect anonymous aggregate site behavior from our customers. Opt-out.
We collect your personal information when you adopt a pet through one of our adoption partners, make a donation, enter a contest, sign up for our newsletters, participate in a program or survey, and provide us with comments or suggestions. When registering with PETCOfoundation.org, we will ask for some contact information, such as your name and email address. We will use the contact information from the registration form to send you information about our non profit and some of our partners. If you do not wish to receive future mailing, see the "Choice/Opt-Out" section below.
Sometimes you may provide us with data that doesn't reveal your personal identity - what type of pet you're interested in, for example. We use this sort of information for editorial and personalization purposes, and occasionally for other internal purposes (maybe we'll educate cat guardians about particular issues concerning cats, for example) but we do not connect it to any name, address or other personal identifying information. This way we can give you customized information without compromising your privacy.
If we know a visitor is under the age of thirteen, we will collect a parent's permission offline (by postal mail, fax or phone) before we collect or share personal information with anyone else. Please note that nowhere on the website do we knowingly collect contact information or financial information from children under the age of 13.
Pursuant to Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code, residents of California have the right to request from a business, with whom the California resident has an established business relationship, certain information with respect to the types of personal information the business shares with third parties for direct marketing purposes by such third party and the identities of the third parties with whom the business has shared such information during the immediately preceding calendar year. Under California law, California residents who have an established business relationship with PETCO Foundation may choose to opt out of PETCO Foundation disclosing personal information about them to third parties for marketing purposes.
Email, in general, is not a secure form of communication, and can be intercepted as it travels across the Internet. DO NOT send credit card numbers or other sensitive information via email.
From time to time we may conduct contests or other promotions or request material for publication. To participate, you usually must supply us with your true identity, which you agree to have publicly associated with your submission. The exact rules vary from case to case, and will be noted clearly on the relevant pages. Your participation will always be voluntary and knowing. Contact information will be used in order to notify contest winners.
Your cookie contains such information as your billing and shipping addresses and the contents of your shopping cart, which includes donations made. It does not include your credit card number.
This site may contain links to other sites. PETCOFoundation.org/PETCO.com privacy practices may differ from those of these other sites. Make sure you are educated on any site's policies before providing personal information.
Be sure to ask your parents for permission before you send any information about yourself over the Internet, such as: your name, address, phone number, or email address, to us or to anyone else.
We are committed to protecting your children's privacy. If the PETCO Foundation knowingly collects personally identifying data from children, we will use it for internal purposes only. We will not post it, publish it, or supply it to any third parties. As mentioned earlier, for certain purposes we may use anonymous, aggregated data about our users. Kids' information may be included in this aggregated data, but will not be personally identifiable. Children must ask their parents or guardians for permission before visiting PETCOFoundation.org/PETCO.com or donating on line to the PETCO Foundation. It is also recommended that children get permission before sharing personal information (such as name, address, phone number, or email address) over the Internet.
When registering with PETCOFoundation.org/PETCO.com, we will ask for some contact information, such as your name and email address. We will use the contact information from the account registration form to send you information about our company and some of our partners.
The PETCO Foundation and PETCO.com sends subscribed users regular newsletters and occasional promotional offers. However, PETCOFoundation.org/PETCO.com provides users with the opportunity to opt out of receiving communications from us. If you do not wish to receive correspondence from the PETCO Foundation, just follow these easy steps:
If you need to change or correct some of the information you provided PETCOFoundation.org/PETCO.com, you can make edits by logging in to "Your Account."
To "opt-out" of Communications when making donations through an avenue other than on PETCO.com, you may do one of the following:
When practicable, notices of changes will appear on this page in advance, so check back often.
The term "PETCO Foundation" or "us" or "we" refers to the owner of the web site whose registered office is 9125 Rehco Road, San Diego, CA 92121. The term "you" refers to the user or viewer of our web site.
Every effort is made to keep the web site up and running smoothly. However, the PETCO Foundation takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the web site being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.
The PETCO Foundation takes reasonable steps to protect our users' data against unauthorized access using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to protect your online order information.
To check the security of your connection, look at the bottom of your browser window after accessing the server. If you see an unbroken key or a closed lock (depending upon your browser), SSL is active. You can also double-check by looking at the URL line of your browser. When accessing a secure server, the first characters of the site address will change from "http" to "https." (Please note: some versions of browsers and some firewalls don't permit communication through secure servers, so you would be unable to connect to our servers to make a donation.)
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this web site, or your dealings with this site, you can contact us at:
7262 North Rosemead Blvd.
San Gabriel, CA 91775
FAX: (858) 909-2618