Privacy Policy

At Alpaca Research Foundation, we take your privacy seriously. We use the information we collect about you on our Web site to process your donations, respond to information requests and create a better experience for our Web site users. Please read the following to learn more about our privacy policy.

What information do we collect?

When you make a donation to Alpaca Research Foundation, we ask for personally identifiable information, including your name, mailing address, phone number, e-mail address, credit card number and expiration date, so we can process your donation. For certain types of gifts, such as Veterinary Memorials and Gifts in Tribute, we also may ask for personal information regarding persons you are honoring so that we may inform them of the generous gift made in their name.

If you send us e-mail, we may collect and store such information. We use the information to reply to your e-mail communication.

How do we protect customer information?

In order to locate additional supporters for Alpaca Research Foundation, we may occasionally trade names with other non-profit organizations to lower fund-raising costs. Our friends are always given the option to opt out if you do not wish to have your name or postal address exchanged. To opt out, simply check the appropriate box on the form you are using.

Alpaca Research Foundation does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion or political affiliations. We also do not use your information for future solicitations.

Alpaca Research Foundation may disclose your personal information with your express approval or if legally required to do so by a qualified government entity through, for example, subpoena, search warrant or other legal process. Under these circumstances, disclosure may take place without your consent.

We limit access to personal information about you to our employees and agents who we believe need to use your information to provide services to you or in order to do their jobs for Alpaca Research Foundation. We take reasonable precautions to protect your personal information through physical, electronic and procedural safeguards.

When you fill out a donation form, your information goes through a server using secure socket layer (SSL) software to encrypt all information you input before it is sent to us.

Cookies are pieces of information that a web site transfers to your computer hard drive. Cookies can identify a particular computer, but not an individual user. Cookies contain a unique identifier that allows us to match your computer with the information we store for you in our database. Our cookies do not contain any personally identifying information, but they do enable us to enhance your experience with us and help us track the pages our customers visit in order to determine which are most popular.

Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies. If you choose not to accept cookies, you may only be able to use features of our Web site that do not involve personalization and making purchases.

What about privacy policies of Web sites linked to the Alpaca Research Foundation?

Our Web site contains links to third-party Web sites. Once you access another Web site, you are subject to the privacy policy of that Web site. We do not represent or guarantee that those Web site policies conform to our own.

Information that Alpaca Research Foundationpublishes on the World Wide Web may contain links to other sites. We make no representations about any other web site that you may access through this site. Unless expressly stated in writing, Alpaca Research Foundation does not endorse any products or services offered by any company or person linked to this site nor are we responsible for any software or the content of any information published on the site of any other party. You should take precautions when downloading files from sites to protect your computer software and data from viruses and other destructive programs.

Your consent.

By using our Web site, you consent to the collection and use of information by Alpaca Research Foundation. If we change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we disclose it.

Alpaca Research Foundation welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe we have not adhered to this Statement, please contact us by telephone, e-mail, or postal mail.