Privacy Policy

The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA respects your privacy and the privacy of all of our friends and donors. The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA collects the contact information you voluntarily provide through our website, mailings, contributions, and event/class registrations. This information is used to respond to your request or inquiry and to contact you about programs, promotions and services of the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA. We also keep a record of each donor’s giving history, which is kept on file for IRS purposes, our records and to track and analyze giving trends. We do not engage in telemarketing, and will not call your home except for gift acknowledgement purposes or to ask a specific question regarding your volunteer, event attendance, class registration or other involvement with our organization.

The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA provides visitors a secure experience when making donations and purchases from our website by using only Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) compliant vendors. When personal information is transmitted, it is protected through the use of the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol which encrypts and authenticates data shared over the Internet. All in-person credit card transactions at the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA, Rummage Store, and our many fundraising and adoption events are protected using the PCI data security standard. The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA completes an annual PCI-DSS compliance attestation.

The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA is not responsible for any personally identifiable information that you choose to disclose in the public area of our social media sites, e.g., Facebook, Twitter, etc. Any personally identifiable information you choose to disclose when posting a message to these social media areas, to include your screen name and ID, becomes public.

The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA does not sell, trade or release your contact information to parties outside of our organization without your permission. We occasionally may send information regarding other organizations we think may interest you, or send invitations from another organization doing a benefit for the SPCA through a third-party mail house. You may opt-out of having your information used for these purposes, or from receiving any communication from us, by calling (434) 964-3320, emailing us here or by sending your written request to:

Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA
Development Department
PO Box 7047
Charlottesville, VA 22906

If you have any questions regarding this policy or the use of your personal information, please call (434) 964-3320 or email [email protected].