Privacy Statement

This Privacy Policy is specific to World Animal Protection in the US. We are committed to your right to privacy and to keeping your personal information private. You can visit World Animal Protection US website without telling us who you are or revealing any identifying information about yourself. However, because our website includes areas in which visitors can provide personally identifying information, we have developed this Privacy Policy to inform you of practices regarding information we collect about you.

This Privacy Policy governs the website and associated microsites as well as email communications sent out by World Animal Protection. We reserve the right to modify or amend this Privacy Policy at any time and for any reason.

What information do we collect?

World Animal Protection collects and maintains certain personal information about you that you voluntarily provide when you send us an email or complete any of our online forms. This covers the following: subscription to one of our online newsletters, sending an email request for information, making an online donation, requesting to become a World Animal Protection member, and forwarding a webpage, e-postcard, e-petition, or e-newsletter. The information may include your name, mailing address, email address, and any other information collected in our online forms. It may also include the email addresses of those to whom you forwarded World Animal Protection content. It also covers credit card information you have provided to contribute to World Animal Protection, become a member, purchase materials or information from us, or subscribe to various World Animal Protection publications.

Our website also collects certain other information that cannot identify you personally when you visit the site. This information includes your IP address and your domain name.  Our site logs these IP addresses and domain names, and aggregates them for system administration and to monitor the use of our website. We use the aggregated information to measure the number of visits to our site, the average time spent on our site, the number of pages viewed, and various other site statistics. This monitoring helps us to provide a more useful and engaging online experience to our website visitors, and helps us to improve the quality of our content.


World Animal Protection uses cookies in order to make the results available for your on-site searches. Cookies are not used for any other reason on this site. A cookie is a small file that is sent out by a web site, accepted by the user's browser, and placed on the user's hard drive. You can always set your browser to warn of cookies being placed, and then choose which cookies you want to accept.  World Animal Protection does not match any information gathered by cookies with personal information you may have voluntarily submitted to us.

Email communications

We may use the information you voluntarily have provided to contact you regarding animal-related issues we feel you may be interested in, to keep you updated regarding World Animal Protection’s programs, and to extend an invitation to you to support our programs. Every recipient of our electronic communications can quickly and easily "opt out" of future such communications by following the instructions in any email communication we send.

Sharing your information

From time to time, we may make such voluntary information, excluding credit card information (which will never be disclosed), available to World Animal Protection's affiliate organizations, sponsors, licensees or other charities that provide special programs or services we think you might find interesting or beneficial.

We use very strict standards in determining which reputable companies become sponsors and licensees, to ensure that such organizations are committed to the protection of visitors' privacy and committed to the goals of World Animal protection. If your volunteered personal information will be used in any manner other than as stated above, such use shall be specifically posted. If you wish to update or remove your information, or if you do not wish your information to be shared with affiliated third parties, please e-mail us at You may also unsubscribe at any time from our email communications.

External links

From time to time, World Animal Protection may link to other web sites not affiliated with us.  We always attempt to link only to those websites which also respect a visitor's privacy and the goals of World Animal Protection. However, we cannot be responsible for the content or policies of third-party websites. Please check with these third-party organizations or companies for their specific privacy policies. If you are concerned about any of the sites that we currently link to or find any inoperable links, please contact at


World Animal Protection uses generally accepted, industry-standard security systems, software, and encryption technologies to protect against unauthorized access to World Animal Protection’s servers, equipment, and other components of our online presence. This includes using industry-standard security systems to protect credit card processing information.

Contacting us

If you would like to contact World Animal Protection about correcting information we might have collected, or if you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please email us at, call us on 646.783.2200 or toll-free 800.883.9772, or write to us at World Animal Protection, 450 Seventh Avenue, 31st Floor, New York, NY 10123.