Privacy Policy

Humane Action Pittsburgh (HAP) Privacy Policy

Last updated November 2023


Humane Action Pittsburgh (“HAP”) prioritizes your privacy. Please take a moment to read our Privacy Policy to understand how we may collect and use information we may collect about you when you interact with our website, or participate in one of our events.


Personal information we collect

HAP may collect information from you in the following ways:

  • Personal information is collected directly from you when you complete a form on our website or in-person, or when you make a donation, such as your name, address, phone number, email address, payment information, etc.; and
  • Personal information is collected directly from you during relevant events via surveys or other forms you complete prior to, during, or following an event; and
  • We automatically collect device information when you visit our sites, such as your domain name, IP address, and browser type.


How we use personal information

HAP uses your personal information in various ways, such as:

  • To provide you with products or services that you request;
  • To facilitate donations or other transactions that you initiate;
  • To perform data analysis on site activity, and to measure and improve the effectiveness of our campaigns and website;
  • To contact you and send you information on behalf of HAP; 
  • To comply with legal, regulatory, or other law enforcement obligations; and
  • For accounting or financial reporting purposes.


How we share personal information

HAP shares the personal information that is provided by you with our third-party service providers as necessary for the purposes of payment processing, providing you with products or services that you request from us, email distribution, etc.

HAP shares the information that is collected from you via cookies/trackers on our website with our third-party service providers for the purposes of data analysis, website development, and similar services.


How we maintain your personal information

Humane Action Pittsburgh is physically located in the United States. As such, any data provided from a location outside the United States will be transferred from its origin to the United States for purposes of processing through the course of normal business. 


How we retain and protect personal information

HAP will retain your personal data as long as necessary to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected or to comply with legal, regulatory or internal policy requirements, or until you request the deletion of your data. Personal information submitted via forms on our website is stored using a password protected application that is only accessible to HAP employees and volunteers on a need to know basis.


Cookies and other tracking technologies

We use cookies on our website for tracking purposes to understand how you use our website, and which page(s) you visit. A cookie is a small piece of data stored on your device, and it does not inherently include personal information. You can disable cookies in your browser settings, although some websites may not work as expected if you do.

Third-Party cookies and information: Our website uses third-party cookies and tools from Google Analytics, HubSpot, and WordPress.

You can manage the use of third-party cookies at You can learn about Google’s practices by going to, and you can manage your Google privacy settings by going to


Your privacy rights and choices

You can unsubscribe from our communications at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in any email correspondence from us. If you submitted information through a form, or notice incorrect personal information in any correspondence from us, you can contact us here, detailing required changes, and we will make the changes for you as soon as possible and in accordance with applicable law.

You may also request an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.


Links to third-party sites

Our website may include links to other third-party sites such as Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube. These websites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data, or solicit personal information from you when you visit them. Since their personal information practices may differ from our own, we recommend that you review their respective privacy policies prior to using those links.


Children’s information policies

Our website is a general audience website, and does not require an account to access. We do not knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of thirteen except as consistent with relevant law. If you have any questions related to such collection, please contact us here.


Contact us

If you have questions about this HAP Privacy Policy, please contact us at


Privacy policy revisions

We update this policy periodically and as material changes are made to its terms to provide you with timely and accurate information regarding the processing of your personal information. We recommend that you review this policy regularly in order to enhance awareness of our current practices. Please refer to the “last updated” date noted at the top of this policy for a reference of potential changes since your last visit.