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Privacy Policy

TeachKind strongly believes in protecting the integrity and privacy of the personal information gathered from visitors to our Web site. Because the protection of your privacy is of great importance to us, we have created this privacy policy to communicate our practices regarding the collection and dissemination of personal information that can be linked to a specific individual, such as a name, address, phone number, e-mail address, or any other information provided to us by our Web site visitors.

These policies pertain to information provided to us by visitors to the TeachKind Web site but do not extend to external sites linked to Please check with those companies and sites to learn about their policies regarding data privacy, including the use of "cookies."

Why does TeachKind ask for my information?
In order to participate in some activities, you might be asked to provide some personal information. This could be in connection with one or more of the following activities:
  • Shipping educational materials requested from TeachKind
  • Participating in contests, surveys, information-pack requests, and giveaways
  • Subscribing to the TeachKind Bulletin, our e-newsletter
What information does TeachKind collect?
We do not collect personal information from our visitors other than the information supplied to us on a voluntary basis.

How does TeachKind use the information gathered from the above sources?
We use your information to send you requested educational materials, details about local volunteer opportunities, and alerts and requests for current contact information.

TeachKind also uses information gathered via our Web site to improve the site. TeachKind performs statistical analyses of aggregate user behaviors and characteristics in order to measure the interest in and use of various areas of our Web site and uses such information to improve the site's ability to serve you better.

Does TeachKind use "cookies" on its Web sites?
TeachKind uses "cookies" on some Web pages. A cookie is a small piece of data that is stored on a visitor's hard drive. It does not contain any personal information. Cookies enhance a visitor's experience by saving the visitor from having to log in or provide information each time he or she revisits a TeachKind Web page and by customizing content based on a visitor's interests. Visitors can configure their browsers to alert them when a site is attempting to send a cookie and refuse the cookie.

TeachKind also uses cookies to administer the Web site, track visitor movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. 

How is Internet and e-mail information used?
You will only receive e-mail newsletters (e-news) from us if you have expressly signed up for e-news on the Teachkind Web site. The information that we gather from subscribers to our e-news lists (including e-mail addresses) is not shared with other non-Teachkind–affiliated organizations or companies. From time to time, we might send out e-mail messages that include information about other like-minded organizations and companies, but we do not provide them with access to any of the personal information that you have provided. If you live outside the United States and provide us with your contact details, we may share them with our international affiliates in order to keep you apprised of developments in animal protection activities in your part of the world. If you don't want your information to be given to TeachKind’s international affiliates, please e-mail

In order to provide you with better and more relevant information, we compile information about e-mail response and Web site usage. This helps us understand site usage patterns and determine what types of content and information may help improve your experience on TeachKind's Web site.

All e-mail messages contain a link to unsubscribe or to modify your profile. You may subscribe or unsubscribe to any e-news or e-mail communication from TeachKind at any time.

If you have any questions about the TeachKind Bulletin or our action alerts, please e-mail

How does TeachKind protect my information?
TeachKind is extremely protective of the information gathered through our Web site and through mail, phone, and Internet correspondence. Our Web site has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information under our control. Our Web server is located in a locked, secure environment.

Does TeachKind rent, sell, or trade my information?
If you have provided personal contact information on our Web site through the methods listed above, your information will not be exchanged with non-TeachKind–affiliated organizations. If you live outside the United States, we may share your contact details with our international affiliates in order to keep you apprised of developments in animal protection activities in your part of the world. Please e-mail if you don’t want your information to be shared in this manner.

Additional questions?
If you have any questions about our privacy policy, the information that we have collected from you online, the practices of this site, or your interaction with this Web site, e-mail

You can also reach us via U.S. mail:
501 Front St.
Norfolk, VA 23510

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