Privacy Policy

At 4WCWS your privacy is very important to us. The purpose of this privacy policy is to give you a description of how we collect and use your data when you visit this website and sign up to 4WCWS. By using the 4WCWS website you agree to the provisions of this policy.

4WCWS collects personal information that you share with us, such as your e-mail address, name, work address, telephone number, passport number and date of expiry, date of birth, age, gender, preferences and interests.

We also collect log data, such as your IP address, date and time of your visit and browser type. We use this information to monitor and analyze use of the site, and improve our services and delivery. Log data will not be compared, associated, or combined with the personal information you share with us. However, log data, such as your IP address, may be personally identifiable information.

4WCWS encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from 4WCWS so that you can understand how those sites collect, use and share your information. 4WCWS is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on sites outside of the family of 4WCWS websites.

We collect and use your personal information to register you for 4WCWS, process donations, respond to your inquiries, communicate with you through newsletters and announcements, inform you about other products and services available at 4WCWS or through our affiliates, and help deliver other services that you have requested.

We may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

We will not sell your personal information to anyone. We may disclose personal information to appropriate affiliates and third-party service providers to provide you with services, such as a study visit to a local shelter.

4WCWS keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within 4WCWS, in order to determine what 4WCWS services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within 4WCWS to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

4WCWS will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on 4WCWS or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of 4WCWS; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of 4WCWS, or the public.

The 4WCWS website use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenient feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize 4WCWS pages, or register with 4WCWS site or services, a cookie helps 4WCWS to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same webpage, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the 4WCWS features that you customized. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the 4WCWS services.

4WCWS secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. 4WCWS secures the personally identifiable information you provide on our own computer server in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

4WCWS may occasionally update this privacy policy to reflect shelter network and customer feedback. 4WCWS encourages you to periodically review this policy to be informed of how we are protecting your information.

We welcome your comments regarding this privacy policy. If you believe that 4WCWS has not adhered to this policy, please contact us at We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.