Your privacy is important to the United States Australian Shepherd Foundation (“USAS Foundation”). This Privacy Notice describes the data we collect, use, disclose, transfer and store your information. By using this Site, you consent to the data practices described in this Privacy Notice.

This Privacy Notice does not apply to other sites that may be accessible through the USAS Foundation site. Our Site contains links to other websites that are operated by third-parties. You are encouraged to read the privacy notices of those other sites to learn how they collect and use the data collected about you.

The USAS Foundation may change this Privacy Notice at any time and for any reason. If there are changes to this Privacy Notice, we will post those changes here with a “last update date” of when the Privacy Notice was revised.

Information Collected


This Site uses “cookies” that are used to collect site information about your online activity. A “cookie” is a small text file that is stored on your device. The data collected may include your domain name, host for Internet access, date and time of your access, your computer’s IP address including its operating system and browser, and the pages you visit. We may also use web beacons to help compile analytics, which may be from third-party service providers.

You have the ability to control cookies and similar technologies. If you choose to block cookies from our Site, some features of our Site may not function properly.

Online Donations

You are allowed to make online donations on our Site. The USAS Foundation collects the following information through our online financial-transaction pages: name, address, email address, phone number and credit card information. This is personally identifiable information and may be provided to a third-party in order to facilitate the transaction, acknowledge receipt of your donation, as well as include you on our mailing list, if you choose to join it.

If you send a donation as a tribute of someone and request that an acknowledgement be sent to another individual, we will use their name and address of the individual for acknowledgement purposes only.


You have the opportunity to receive email communications from us. If you provide us with your email address, you will be automatically registered to receive our email newsletter. You may unsubscribe from this email newsletter at any time by clicking the opt-out link included in every email newsletter that we send.

Sharing of Information

We do not share, sell, or rent the personal information you provide to us to third-parties, except as described below.

  • We may share your personal information that you provided to us with service providers we have retained to perform services on our behalf. These service providers are contractually restricted from using or disclosing the information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or to comply with legal requirements.
  • We may disclose information about you (i) if we are required to do so by law or legal process, (ii) to law enforcement authorities or other government officials as required to comply with a legitimate legal request, or (iii) when we believe disclosure is necessary to prevent physical harm or financial loss, or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity.


We know that the security of your personally identifiable information is important. We provide reasonable controls to protect your personal information. However, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% effective and we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.


The USAS Foundation does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If we inadvertently collect personal information from a person under the age of 13, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to delete it.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding our Privacy Notice, please contact us.

USAS Foundation
Dianne Barrett, Treasurer
PO Box 503
Putnam, CT 06260

Last Updated: 3/30/2017