Privacy Policy

Velvet Acres Animal Rescue (“VAAR”) takes digital privacy very seriously, and as such has developed this privacy policy to inform you how we collect, use, protect, and disclose your personal information that is entered on and all subdomains.

Changes to This Policy

VAAR reserves the right to change this policy at any time. Please check this page often as your use of the VAAR website constitutes your acceptance of these policies

Data Collection and Use

In several areas on the VAAR website we collect user-submitted personally identifiable information such as your name, home address, email address, telephone number, and other such information. In the situation of an adoption, foster, or volunteer application, this information is used to conduct a basic background check based on publicly available sources to help determine your viability as a potential adopter, foster, or volunteer. In other areas the data collected is as little as is necessary to fulfil your request.

Data Access

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via our contact page:

  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

Data Security

We follow industry standards to protect your data. When personal data is transmitted, it is protected using the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol. We do not handle payment information directly, and instead utilize a reputable payment processor, PayPal. All payment information is handled by PayPal, and is bound by their security, terms of use, and privacy policy.

Data Disclosure

We will not share your data with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request. We will not sell or rent your data to anyone. VAAR will only release your data in response to a subpoena, court order, or other governmental request wherein we are required by law to comply.


This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

Adherence to This Policy

If at any point you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, please use the button below and we will attempt to rectify the situation.

Last Updated: 5/27/2019