Privacy Policy

Seattle Humane’s policy is to hold your personal information in the strictest confidence. To this end, our agency will not sell or otherwise share your information with any third parties. The privacy policy governs the URL and This website is owned and operated by Seattle Humane for the benefit of its clients, visitors and others interested in the protection of all animals. Our shelter is located at 13212 S.E. Eastgate Way, Bellevue, Washington 98005-4408. Seattle Humane reserves the right to modify or amend this privacy policy at any time and for any reason. Any changes to this privacy policy will be preceded by a notice posted to this policy at least ten (10) days prior to the effective date of such change.

How We Collect Information About You

Information You Voluntarily Provide 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 or make a donation. Such information may include your name, mailing address, e-mail address, types of pets owned by you and various demographic data such as age, family size and Internet use. In limited context, you may be asked to provide credit card information, but only where required for contributions or purchase of certain information or materials from Seattle Humane.

Other Information also collects certain other information that cannot identify you personally when you visit our web site. This information includes your IP address and your domain name. logs these IP addresses and domain names 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 to improve the quality of our content.


Seattle Humane uses cookies in order to make search results available for your searches. Cookies are sets of information stored on your computer that help you interact with the website. Cookies can store tracking data about your browsing activity (such as registration or web pages visited), but cannot access any personal information from your browser and do not allow third parties to access any of your customer information. If you do not want your computer to receive a cookie, or if you want your browser to notify you before receiving a cookie, you can configure your browser to do so by changing the cookie options in your browser’s “Options” or “Preferences” menu. More information about deleting and controlling cookies is available at

We and our advertising partners, including advertising networks, use information gathered through cookies and other similar technologies, as well as other information we or they may have, to help tailor the ads you see on our sites and to help make decisions about the ads you see on other sites. For example, if you visit the Seattle Humane website, you may later see a related ad from us on a website you visit. 

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 Seattle Humane’s programs, and to extend an invitation to support our various fundraising programs.

Protection of Children Online Privacy

Seattle Humane understands the importance of protecting a child’s privacy, especially in an online environment. Protecting children’s identities and information online is important. While Seattle Humane’s website can be used by individuals of all ages, Seattle Humane does not knowingly solicit data from children online. No one under the age of 13 is allowed to register or subscribe on this site, nor will Seattle Humane knowingly accept personal data from anyone under 13 on


From time to time, Seattle Humane may link to other web sites not affiliated with Seattle Humane. Seattle Humane attempts to link only to those web sites which also respect a visitor’s privacy and the goals of Seattle Humane. However, Seattle Humane cannot be responsible for the content or policies of third-party web sites. 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 Seattle Humane currently links to, please inform Seattle Humane by contacting us at


Seattle Humane uses generally accepted, industry standard security systems, software and encryption technologies to protect against unauthorized access to Seattle Humane servers, equipment and other component of Seattle Humane’s online presence. This includes using VeriSign security systems to protect credit card processing information.

Contacting Seattle Humane

If you would like to contact Seattle Humane about correcting information we might have collected, or if you have any questions about this privacy policy, please send an email to or write to us at: Webmaster, Seattle Humane, 13212 SE Eastgate Way, Bellevue, Washington 98005-4408.

Promotional and Marketing Mail and Email

We may send you postal mail and e-mails with promotional offers, special event information, sales notifications or other messages only if you opt in to receiving such material. If you would no longer like to receive such material from us, please follow the “Unsubscribe” instructions at the end of each email or to stop postal mail send an email to or write to us at: Donor Services, Seattle Humane, 13212 SE Eastgate Way, Bellevue, Washington 98005-4408.  Your address will be removed from our database. Please allow us a reasonable period of time in order to satisfy your request, as some promotions may already be in progress.