Privacy/Cookie Policy

Eric Isselee

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Last update as of February 14, 2022

Humane Society International (HSI) is committed to your right to privacy and to keeping your personal information private. You can visit the Humane Society International website without telling us who you are or revealing any identifying information about yourself. However, because our website includes areas in which visitors can provide personally identifying information, we have developed this Privacy Policy to inform you of our policies and practices regarding information we collect about you.

This Privacy Policy applies to information collected by us whenever you interact with HSI, including visiting or browsing the URL The website is owned and operated by Humane Society International for the benefit of its members and other visitors interested in the protection of all animals. Our headquarters is located at 1255 23rd Street, NW, Suite 450, Washington, DC 20037 USA. HSI reserves the right to modify or amend this Privacy Policy at any time and for any reason. We keep this notice under regular review. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to this Privacy Policy.

How we collect information about you

Information you voluntarily provide

HSI collects and maintains certain personal information about you when you interact with us, such as for example, send us an e-mail or complete any of our online forms, when you request information from us, make a donation, subscribe to one of our online newsletters, sign up for mobile text alerts, forward a web page, electronic postcard, electronic ballot or electronic newsletter, provide information when contacting or speaking with us or interacting with us via telephone or social media, participate in an HSI event, or give us feedback or make a complaint. Depending on how you choose to interact with us, such information may include your name, mobile phone number, landline telephone number, mailing address, e-mail address, campaign interests and preferences; it may also include the names and e-mail addresses of those to whom you forward HSI electronic content, and any other information collected in the forms. You may be asked to provide credit card information to contribute to HSI, purchase certain information or materials from HSI, or subscribe to various HSI publications. To collect payment from you, we enable the collection of your payment information (which comprises the credit/debit card’s number, the card holder’s name and CVV); however these are provided direct to our authorized payment providers, and are not stored or accessible by us.

Other information also collects certain usage information to better understand how visitors use our web site, which includes your IP address, Url you are coming from before visiting the web site. logs these IP addresses, url’s, device information such as identifier, name and type of operating system, mobile network information and web information such as browser type and pages accessed on the HSI web site, and aggregates them for system administration and to monitor the use of our site. We use the aggregated information to measure the number of visits to our site, the average time spent on our site, the number of pages viewed, and various other site statistics. This monitoring helps us to provide a more useful and engaging online experience to visitors, and helps us to improve the quality of our content.

HSI uses cookies to make the results available for any searches you perform using the website search functionality. A cookie is a small file that is sent out by a web site, accepted by the user’s browser, and placed on the user’s hard drive. HSI does not match any information gathered by cookies with personal information you may have voluntarily submitted to HSI. You can always set your browser to warn of cookies being placed, and then chose which cookies you want to accept. If you do not accept the use of these cookies, please disable them by changing your browser settings so that cookies from the website cannot be placed on your computer. You can find more information about cookies and how to manage them at

HSI uses cookies or similar technologies for remarketing with Facebook, Google Adwords, Google Analytics and other third-party providers to display content-specific advertisements to visitors who have previously visited our site when those visitors go to other websites that have the Google Display Network implemented or when logged into Facebook or other third-party provider network. HSI also uses Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting. The reports disclose website trends without identifying individual visitors. You can opt out of Google Analytics without affecting how you visit our site—for more information on opting out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you use, visit this Google page:

HSI and other third-party vendors, including Facebook and Google, use first-party and third-party cookies and similar technology together to inform and serve ads based on a visitor’s past visits to our website, where you may see an ad for HSI based on past visits to our website displayed on other sites you visit.

You may opt out of Facebook’s and Google’s use of cookies by visiting Facebook’s Settings and Google’s Ads Settings at any time. Alternatively, you can opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.

Ways information about you is used

We may use the information you voluntarily provided to contact you regarding animal-related issues we feel you may be interested in, to keep you updated regarding HSI’s programs, and to extend an invitation to you to support our programs. We may also directly upload voluntarily provided information into third-party platforms that have provided us with assurances that they process personal information under suitable data protection arrangements and security controls, such as Facebook and Google, in order to serve content-specific advertisements. We may also send such information to the people whose e-mail addresses you provide when forwarding HSI electronic content. When we do so, our sole intent is to enlarge our family of informed animal advocates and organizational supporters. Every recipient of our electronic communications can quickly and easily “opt out” of future such communications by following the instructions on any electronic communication we send.

From time to time, we may make the information you have voluntarily given to us (excluding credit card information and text messaging originator opt-in data and consent, neither of which will be disclosed to third parties), available to third parties for marketing purposes, including HSI’s affiliate organizations or sponsors and licensees that provide special programs or services we think you might find interesting or beneficial. HSI uses very strict standards in determining which reputable companies become sponsors and licensees, to ensure that such organizations are committed to the protection of visitors’ privacy and committed to the goals of HSI. If your volunteered personal information will be used in any manner other than as stated above, such use shall be specifically posted. If you wish to update or remove your information, or if you do not wish your information to be shared with affiliated third parties, please e-mail us at You may also unsubscribe at any time in every issue of our newsletters.


From time to time, HSI may link to other websites not affiliated with HSI. HSI attempts to link only to those websites which also respect a visitor’s privacy and the goals of HSI. However, HSI cannot be responsible for the content or policies of third-party websites. Please check with these third-party organizations or companies for their specific privacy policies. If you find inoperable links or are concerned about any of the sites that HSI currently links to, please inform HSI by contacting us at


HSI uses generally accepted, industry-standard security systems, software, and encryption technologies — Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) — for the secure transfer of personal and financial data and to protect against unauthorized access to HSI servers, equipment, and other components of our online presence. This includes using industry-standard security systems to protect credit card processing information. Our web servers are hosted off-site at multiple, physically secure facilities with limited access.

Contacting HSI

If you would like to contact HSI about correcting information we might have collected, or if you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please e-mail us at or write to us at Data Protection Officer, HSI, 1255 23rd Street, NW, Suite 450, Washington, DC 20037 USA.

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