Privacy Policy

The Michelson Found Animals Foundation, Inc. (“Found Animals”) is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. This policy describes how Found Animals collects, uses and protects any information you give us when visiting our website ( or communicating with Found Animals electronically. This policy only applies to information collected by our website.

Collection of Information

Found Animals collects the email addresses of those who communicate with us via email, aggregates information on which pages users access or visit, and collects information volunteered by users, such as demographic information including name, company, address, telephone, email, as well as information about users’ pets; and survey information and/or site registrations. We may also collect information about your interaction with our website. We may use website analytic tools on our website to retrieve information from your browser, such as the site you came from, the search engine(s) and the keywords you used to find our website, and the pages you view within our website. Lastly, we collect certain standard information that your browser sends to every website you visit, such as your IP address, browser type and language, access times and referring website addresses.

Sharing Information

[Except as otherwise set forth herein, Found Animals does not sell or share your information with any third parties without your prior consent.] Found Animals may release personal information if we believe that it is required by applicable law or to protect and defend the rights or property of Found Animals, or, in an emergency, to protect the personal safety of an identifiable visitor or the public.


Found Animals may use cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about website traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to user needs.

Use of Information

The information Found Animals collects is used to improve the content of our website, to notify website users about updates to our website, to contact website users for marketing, sales, educational or customer service purposes, disclosed when legally required to do so, at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation, to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing our website and applicable laws or to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our website. If you do not want to receive promotional communications from us in the future, please contact us at You may continue to receive customer service communications when necessary, even if you elect not to receive promotional communications from us. Found Animals has appropriate physical and electronic security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information that Found Animals may collected from you at our website.

Links to Other Websites

Found Animals may link to other websites not affiliated with Found Animals. Found Animals attempts to link only to those websites which also respect visitors’ privacy. However, Found Animals cannot be responsible for the content or policies of third party web sites. If you find inoperable links, please inform Found Animals by contacting at We are not responsible for the privacy practices of websites that are operated or owned by third parties, including any which we may link from our website. Please review those privacy policies in detail as they may be inconsistent with our policy.


Found Animals reserves the right to change this policy at any time and from time to time for any reason, including to address new functionality or changes to our website, or to address new issues that require changes to our policy. In the event this policy is changed, an updated version of the policy will be posted here. Please refer back to this policy regularly, because your use of our websites signifies that you agree to be bound by this policies, as it might be amended from time to time. This policy is effective as of April 19, 2010.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about Found Animals’ privacy policy, would like to review or request changes to any of your information collected by Found Animals, or feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, please contact us at and we will use commercially reasonable efforts to respond timely.

Advertising Privacy Statement

This snippet describes how AdThrive uses data to provide ads to customers inside and outside the EU. Please make sure this snippet is inserted into your privacy policy so it can be fully GDPR-compliant and correctly describe how we use the data of your users. **Be sure to include your contact email address in the section for European Economic Area residents. Advertising Privacy Statement This Site is affiliated with AdThrive, LLC (“AdThrive”) for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site. AdThrive uses standard and widely-available tools for the placement and serving of ads, including those provided by Google, Inc. and its affiliates. We publish interest-based advertisements on the Site; that is, ads that are tailored to reflect your interests. To help understand your interests, AdThrive, Google and our other advertising partners will track your behaviour on our website and on other websites across the Internet using cookies. A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies. By using this Site, you consent to the use of such cookies and the sharing of data captured by such cookies with AdThrive, Google, and our other third party partners. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser by visiting: You can also opt out of the network cookie using those settings or using the Network Advertising Initiative’s multi-cookie opt-out mechanism at: However, these opt-out mechanisms themselves use cookies, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained. For European Economic Area Residents If you reside in a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), then under the GDPR and applicable data protection laws you have the rights, among other things, to access your personal data, have us erase it, and/or restrict its further processing. If you wish to access or delete your personal data (if any) maintained by us or AdThrive related to advertising on the Site, you can contact us at and contact AdThrive at If you wish to see a list of the advertising partners we work with or change which of those partners track your behavior using cookies, click the ad preferences link at the bottom of the site. (Available in the EU.) Please also refer to the Found Animals Terms of Use which also govern your use of our website. Copyright © 2019. The Michelson Found Animals Foundation, Inc. All Rights Reserved.