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Privacy Statement & Terms - MMS Texting Policy


This privacy notice applies only to HSH, the Humane Society of Hobart, and explains our practices concerning the collection, use, and disclosure of constituent information. 

Collection and Use

You opt-in to receiving SMS/MMS text communications from HSH when you fill out an application or form created by HSH.  Examples include, but are not limited to adoption applications, foster applications, past donor information, volunteer applications, and order forms from events and fundraisers.

When you opt in to receiving MMS/Text communications we will automatically collect the sent messages and submitted replies to those messages.

Opting in to SMS/MMS text services indicates consent to the collection, use, and disclosure to HSH administration.

This technical information is retained and utilized for tracking communication history of messages sent to individual constituents.

Active/Manual/Voluntary Collection

Other than automatically collected technical information about your visit (described above, or cookies, described below), we may ask you to provide information voluntarily, such as through forms or other manual input—in order to make communications and services available to you via SMS/MMS text, to maintain and manage our relationship with you, including providing associated services or to better understand and serve your needs. This information is generally retained as long as you continue to maintain a relationship with HSH. Your providing this information is wholly voluntary. However, not providing the requested information (or subsequently asking that the data be removed) may affect our ability to deliver the communications or service for which the information is needed. Providing the requested information indicates your consent to the collection, and use of this information as described in this notice. Information we may actively collect could include:

First name

Last name

Email address

Mobile phone number

SMS/Text opt-in preference

Information Used For Contact

If you supply HSH with your mobile phone number, in any way:

You may receive periodic communications via SMS/MMS Text from the subscribed short code and service keyword that contains marketing, transactional, or general information related to HSH.

If you do not wish to receive such SMS/Text communications for the subscribed short code let us know by:

Replying to any unwanted texts with the opt-out keyword "STOP"

Disclosure of Information

Other than sharing your information with other appropriate HSH administration to ensure the quality, functionality, and security of our website, or manage your relationship with us, we will not disclose personally identifiable information about your use of the site except under the following circumstances:

Information Sharing

We do NOT share information with other entities or organizations.

We do share personally identifiable information with other entities or organizations, under the following circumstances:

Use of Third Party Services

HSH does not utilize any types of services provided by third parties.

Updating Inaccurate Information

You can correct inaccuracies in the contact information that we have on file by sending us email at general@hshobart.org


Due to the rapidly evolving nature of information technologies, no transmission of information over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure. While HSH is committed to protecting user privacy, HSH cannot guarantee the security of any information users transmit to online sites, and internet users always do so at their own risk.

Once we receive user information, we will use reasonable safeguards consistent with prevailing industry standards and commensurate with the sensitivity of the data being stored to maintain the security of that information on our systems.

We comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding the privacy and security of user information.

Privacy Notice Changes

Because internet technologies continue to evolve rapidly, HSH may make appropriate changes to this notice in the future. Any such changes will be consistent with our commitment to respecting visitor privacy, and will be clearly posted in a revised privacy notice.  From time to time, we may use visitor information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice.

We will post the policy changes to our website, on this page, to notify you of these changes and provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check back at our website periodically.

Visitors may prevent their information from being used for purposes other than those for which it was originally collected by sending HSH an email to general@hshobart.org.