The Humane Society of Greater Dayton (HSGD) is committed to your right to privacy and to keeping your personal information private. You can visit the HSGD 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 that we collect about you.

This Privacy Policy governs the URL and certain electronic communications sent out by the HSGD. This website is owned and operated by the HSGD for the benefit of its members and other visitors interested in the protection of all animals. Our headquarters is located at 1661 Nicholas Road, Dayton, OH 45417. The HSGD reserves the right to modify or amend this Privacy Policy at any time and for any reason.

How We Collect Information About You

Information You Voluntarily Provide

The Humane Society of Greater Dayton collects and maintains certain personal information about you when you send us an e-mail or complete any of our online forms, such as when you request information from us, make a donation, subscribe to one of our online newsletters, request to become a member or forward a web page, electronic postcard, electronic ballot or electronic newsletter. Such information may include your name, mailing address, and e-mail address; it may also include the e-mail addresses of those to whom you forward HSGD electronic content and any other information collected in the forms. You may be asked to provide credit card information to become a member of the HSGD, contribute to the HSGD, purchase certain information or materials from the HSGD, or subscribe to various HSGD publications.

Other Information also collects certain other information, which cannot identify you personally when you visit our website. This information includes your IP address and your domain name. logs these IP addresses and domain names, aggregating 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.

The HSGD uses cookies in order to make results available for your on-site searches. Cookies are not used for any other reason on this site. A cookie is a small file that is sent out by a website, accepted by the user’s browser, and placed on the user’s hard drive. You can always set your browser to warn of cookies being placed and then choose which cookies you want to accept. The HSGD does not match any information gathered by cookies with personal information that you may have voluntarily submitted to the HSGD.

Ways Information About You Is Used

We may use the information that you voluntarily provide to:

  • Contact you regarding animal-related issues we feel you may be interested in.
  • Keep you updated regarding the Humane Society of Greater Dayton’s programs.
  • Extend an invitation to you to support our programs.

We may also send such information to the people whose e-mail addresses you provide when forwarding HSGD 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 that we send.


From time to time, the Humane Society of Greater Dayton may link to other websites not affiliated with the HSGD. The HSGD attempts to link only to those websites that also respect a visitor’s privacy and the goals of the HSGD; however, the HSGD 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 the HSGD currently links to, please inform the HSGD by contacting us at


The Humane Society of Greater Dayton uses generally accepted, industry-standard security systems, software, and encryption technologies to protect against unauthorized access to HSGD servers, equipment, and other components of our online presence. This includes using industry-standard security systems to protect credit card processing information.

Contacting The HSGD

If you would like to contact the Humane Society of Greater Dayton about correcting information that we might have collected, or if you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please e-mail us at or write to us at Webmaster, Humane Society of Greater Dayton, 1661 Nicholas Road, Dayton, OH 45417.