We’ll start by getting a few definitions out of the way that should help you understand this policy. When we say “we,” “us,” “The Friend Foundation,” and “Friends to the Rescue” we’re referring to Friends to the Rescue, Inc d/b/a The Friend Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated in the State of Tennessee.


The Friend Foundation respects and values your privacy. The following constitutes The Friend Foundation’s Privacy Policy for the collection, protection and use of the personal and private information we receive from donors and visitors to these websites: www.the-friend-foundation.org & www.friendstotherescue.org


To review and update or delete your personal information, contact us at info@the-friend-foundation.org.


If you have questions or complaints regarding our privacy policy or practices, please contact Jim Torino at 615-497-5213 or via email at Jim.Torino@the-friend-foundation.org.


Personal Information


The Friend Foundation collects personal information upon a visitor's request to subscribe to our newsletters and announcements. The Friend Foundation also collects personal information about donors in connection with their donation. The Friend Foundation will not sell, share, rent or trade this information to a third party, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations.


Email Updates


The Friend Foundation provides email updates to keep interested visitors to our website informed of developments and events related to our mission. In order to receive these updates you must provide The Friend Foundation with your name, mailing address, and email address. This information will be held in complete confidence, and The Friend Foundation will not sell, rent, trade or otherwise reveal this information to a third party. You will be given the option to remove your name from our email list at the bottom of each email update.




You may choose to stop receiving our newsletter or marketing emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in these emails or you can contact us at info@the-friend-foundation.org.


Social Media Widgets


Our website includes Social Media features, such as the Facebook button and Widgets, such as the Share this button or interactive mini-programs that run on our site. These Features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the Feature to function properly. Social Media Features and Widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Site. Your interactions with these Features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.


Online Donations


The Friend Foundation uses PayPal to accept online donations.   The “Donate” button links directly to a PayPal website shopping cart.  As such, we are not responsible for the content or information collection practices of PayPal.  We have no ability to control the privacy and data collection practices of PayPal and their privacy policies may differ from that of The Friend Foundation. Therefore, we encourage you to review and understand the privacy policies of PayPal before providing them with any information.


No data transmission over the Internet, however, is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, The Friend Foundation cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.


The Friend Foundation’s goal is to forge a long-term partnership with you, and we value and appreciate the trust that accompanies your online donation. If you donate online, The Friend Foundation will never sell, rent or trade this information to a third party.


IP Addresses


The Friend Foundation may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration. This is statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns, and will not allow The Friend Foundation to identify you as the user.




The Friend Foundation currently uses cookies. A "cookie" is a parcel of text sent by a server to your web browser and then sent back unchanged by the browser each time it accesses that server. The Friend Foundation uses cookies for authenticating, tracking and maintaining specific information about users, such as site preferences. You may choose to configure your browser to accept or reject cookies or notify you when you enter a website that utilizes cookie technology. You may not have access to some or all of the features of The Friend Foundation’s website if you configure your browser to reject cookies.


Links to Other Internet Websites


Please be aware that The Friend Foundation may provide links to third party websites from our site as a service to our users and we are not responsible for the content or information collection practices of those sites. We have no ability to control the privacy and data collection practices of such sites and the privacy policies of such sites may differ from that of The Friend Foundation. Therefore, we encourage you to review and understand the privacy policies of such sites before providing them with any information.


How we use your information


The Friend Foundation uses information held about you in the following ways:


To ensure that The Friend Foundation’s site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.

To provide you with information or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you.

To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.

To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so.

To notify you about changes to our service.

Disclosure of your information


The Friend Foundation may disclose your personal information to third parties if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply any other of our agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety The Friend Foundation, our visitors, subscribers, donors, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud


Privacy Policy is Subject to Change


We may update this privacy policy to reflect changes to our information practices. If we make any material changes we will notify you by email (sent to the email address specified in your account) or by means of a notice on this site prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.



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