Like many other online websites, Cats vs Cancer collects information to better services to you and other users while enjoying your time on what we think is the coolest charitable site online. This privacy policy applies to the use of Cats vs Cancer online and mobile properties and covers the treatment of personally identifiable information gathered when you are using or accessing our services.


Cats vs Cancer knows that you care about how your personal information is used and we are committed to protecting your privacy when you use the services as further outlined in this policy. This policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that Cats vs Cancer does not control or own, or to persons that we do not employ or manage.


Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. Your use of the Services indicates that you have read, accepted and unconditionally agreed to the privacy practices, as outlined in this Privacy Policy and any other applicable terms.




Cats vs Cancer only collects personal information that is relevant to the purpose of our website. This information allows us to provide you with a customized and efficient experience. We do not process this information in a way that is incompatible with this objective. Below are the types of information that may be collected from our users.


Log Files
Like most standard website servers we use log files to help learn about when, from where, and how often traffic flows to this site. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. The aforementioned information is not linked to anything that is personally identifiable information.


Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics tool we use to help understand how visitors engage with this website. It reports website trends using cookies and web beacons without identifying individual visitors. You can read more at the Google Analytics Privacy Overview.


Commenting Information

When you access the Services through Facebook credentials, we may automatically collect certain information, such as your name, picture, and email address. We will use all information available through Facebook in accordance with Facebook’s policies and your preferences selected through Facebook. We may use your contact information to send you information about our Services, when we feel such information is important. You may unsubscribe from these messages through your Account settings, although we reserve the right to contact you even if you unsubscribe when we believe it is necessary, such as for Account recovery purposes.
Through Facebook’s social pluggin users can choose to leave comments on particular articles of interest. Cats vs Cancer does not endorse these comments as they are opinions of users not associated with our organization or it’s employees.


Mailing List
In order to sign up to receive regular emails from a site’s mailing list, users must submit information including a valid email address and possibly name and demographic information such as location and interests. This information will be used in aggregate form only in order to assess general user interest in various internal and third party products and services, and your personal and contact information will not be passed to any other organization. Users who choose to sign up for a mailing list will receive regular emails from the site, including new articles added to the site as well as occasional emails from third party site sponsors. If you do not wish to receive emails from third party advertisers, you can simply unsubscribe from the mailing list.


Third-Party Cookies and Web Beacons

Third-party advertisers may also place and read cookies on your browser and/or use web beacons to collect information. Cats vs Cancer has no access or control over these cookies. You should review the respective privacy policies on any and all third-party ad servers for more information regarding their practices and how to opt-out. This privacy statement covers the use of cookies by Cats vs Cancer only and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.


If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your web browser options. Instructions for doing so and for other cookie-related management can be found on the specific web browsers’ preferences and or websites.



Cats vs Cancer does not knowingly collect or solicit Personally Identifiable Information from or about children under 13 except as permitted by law. We recognize the importance of safeguarding the privacy of minors and encourage parents to monitor their children’s online activities regularly. These Services support and comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) and other applicable laws. The Services are not aimed at nor intended for minors under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not use this Services, and if you are over the age of 13 but under the age of 18, you should use the Services only with the involvement and permission of a parent or legal guardian. If we discover we have received any information from a child under 13 in violation of this policy, we will delete that information immediately. If you believe Cats vs Cancer has any information from or about anyone under 13, please contact us immediately.




You may access other Third Party Services through the Services, for example by clicking on links to those Third Party Services from within the Site. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of these Third Party Services, and you are responsible for reading and understanding those Third Party Services’ privacy policies. This Privacy Policy only governs information we collect in connection with Cats vs Cancer Services.




If you decide to visit Cats vs Cancer website, your visit and any possible dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use, including limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes, and application of California state law.




Cats vs Cancer may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time, at its sole discretion. Use of information we collect now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used.  You will want to revisit it regularly. If we make changes to the Privacy Policy, we will change the “Last Updated” date at the bottom of the page.


Effective Date: February 4, 2014


LAST UPDATED: April 24, 2014