We provide Website visitors with a secure experience when making a donation or purchasing merchandise through our Websites. When personal information is transmitted by Best Friends to other websites, it is protected through the use of industry-standard security technology, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
To further enhance security, stored donation and order information is also encrypted to prevent unauthorized access to the data.Although we use industry-standard safeguards to secure the privacy of your personal information, transmissions made via the Internet cannot be made absolutely secure.
Users should use special caution when using publicly accessible computer terminals or transmitting personal information over unsecured wireless networks.In addition, on certain Website pages we offer visitors the opportunity to provide comments or other user-generated content on blogs and articles. Any information that you disclose when posting a message to these areas, along with the screen name or ID used, becomes public. We are not responsible for any personally identifiable information that you choose to disclose in the public areas of our Websites.We may employ independent contractors, vendors and suppliers (collectively, "Outside Contractors") to provide specific services and products related to our Websites, such as to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, send email or other messages on your behalf (such as issue advocacy emails to legislators), or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide the contracted services to Best Friends and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
By using our website, you (the visitor) agree to allow third parties to process your IP address, in order to determine your location for the purpose of currency conversion. You also agree to have that currency stored in a session cookie in your browser (a temporary cookie which gets automatically removed when you close your browser). We do this in order for the selected currency to remain selected and consistent when browsing our website so that the prices can convert to your (the visitor) local currency.