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Privacy Policy

What is a privacy policy?

A privacy policy lets you know what information is being collected, how it is being used, and why.

​​We hope the following information answers your questions but please don't hesitate to contact us if you need answers to other questions.

Who are we?
Saving Romanian Strays are a small dog rescue based in Scotland. We are committed to protecting your privacy.

What information do we collect and how is it collected?
If you fill in one of our website forms to adopt or foster, we will collect basic information about you which includes your name, postal address, email address and telephone number, and then information on your home, lifestyle and experience with dogs.

If you fill in our website form to volunteer for us, to request more information or to rehome your dog, we will collect basic information about you which includes your name, postal address, email address and telephone number.

If you donate or make a payment to us via our website, we will collect basic information which includes your name and email address and our third party payment processors will collect your payment information.

What are cookies and how do we use them?
To help process credit card payments, we use cookies. These are small text files downloaded to your device.
When you visit our website, we use Google Analytics to log information and details of visitor behaviour. This doesn’t identify individuals, it just helps us to find out information like how many people have visited our website.

What do we do with your information?
We will only use your information to contact you regarding suitable dogs to foster or adopt, volunteering, rehoming your dog, or to advise you of our fundraising activities, news and updates . We will use your information to process any payments or orders you have made.

How long do we keep your information?
We will not keep any of your information longer than necessary. If you adopt a dog from us, we will keep your information on file for the life of the dog – you will need to advise us when your dog passes away and confirm you wish to have your information removed. If you rehome your dog via us, we will keep your information on file for the life of the dog in case we need to contact you regarding the dog’s history. If you foster or volunteer for us, will keep your information on file as long as you remain an active volunteer.

How do we share, store, protect and process your information?
We will not sell your personal information to others. Your information will be securely stored and access restricted. We will only pass your information to one of our trusted volunteers to carry out a home check, if one is required. Saving Romanian Stays volunteers will be asked to delete any personal information within 2 weeks of the homecheck unless you have specifically requested to keep in touch after your adoption (for advice or a follow up visit) in which case the homecheck will retain key contact information such as name, address, email and contact numbers. Where using the Animal Team Homecheck network we will follow their privacy policy (TBC). We will also provide name, address and contact information to any transport companies  (whether from country of origin or within the UK), transport volunteers, DEFRA (where a dog is coming to you from outside of the UK) and Petlog to transfer microchip details into your name. On your agreement your contact information may also be provided to foster families to allow discussion about potential dogs for adoption.

If you enquire about a dog or adopted then return a dog we will retain the information you have provided to us plus any email correspondence in case of any future applications unless you advise us by email that you wish information to be deleted. In which case we will continue to retain name, address and summary of your history with SRS.

We may use service providers who provide IT and system administration services to process and store data, such as web hosting, email services and database storage. These providers are compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and based in the EEA, in countries recognised as providing adequate data protection by The European Commission or are in the US but are part of the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework.

What are your rights?
In accordance with UK and European law under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) you have the right to view, amend or delete any of the personal information that we hold about you.

Policy Updated: 06 January 2019