Midwest Animal Rescue & Services (MARS) Privacy Policy


We value the support of our community members, donors, and others who support Midwest Animal Rescue & Services through visiting our website therefore MARS is committed to protecting the privacy of our donors, volunteers, staff and website visitors.  

General Browsing Information

If you visit a website or adoptable pet web page we will note for statistical purposes basic information about your request (which animal was viewed, at what date/time, etc), but no personally-identifiable information is saved.  This process may involve storing a cookie in your web browser.

Information Collection & Use

Midwest Animal Rescue & Services keeps any and all information in the strictest confidence and does not share that information and is the sole owner of the information collected on www.midwestanimalrescue.org. Midwest Animal Rescue & Services collects personally identifiable information from our users at several different points on our website.  We will not collect any information unless you choose to provide it to us. This information may be shared within our organization for the purposes of responding to any comments or questions you submit and/or providing follow up information about our organization.

Communications from the Site

Special Offers and Updates

We will occasionally send you information via mass email on events upcoming at Midwest Animal Rescue & Services, including ticket or sign up information.  We also may send you heartwarming stories occurring at Midwest Animal Rescue & Services, pleas for help with items of need at Midwest Animal Rescue & Services, or requests for donations.

Out of respect for your privacy, we present the option not to receive these types of communications.  Please see “Choice/Opt-out.”


If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter(s), we will use your name and email address to send the newsletter to you.  Out of respect for your privacy, we provide you a way to unsubscribe. Please see the “Choice/Opt-out” section.

Supplementation of Information

In order to provide payment receipts to you, we may on occasion supplement the personal information you submitted to us with information from third party sources. Specifically we verify your ID/address when we use Stripe and PayPal to verify your payment information, in order to process the donation or payment for services rendered.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Aggregate Information (non-personally identifiable)

We share aggregated demographic information about our user base with our partners and advertisers.  This information does not identify individual users.

We do not link aggregate user data with personally identifiable information.

Personally identifiable information

We will never sell your information under any circumstances.  


We use a credit card processing company to bill you for goods and services. Please see their privacy policies for more information.

Legal Disclaimer

We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our website.


We provide you the opportunity to ‘opt-out’ of having your personally identifiable information used for certain purposes, when we ask for this information.  For example, if you adopt from us but do not wish to receive any additional marketing material from us, you can indicate your preference outline below.

If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications, or to opt-out from all communications, please follow the instructions below.

1. In your letter or email, make sure to give us your:

·Full Name

·Mailing address (including City, State and Zip Code)

·Email address

·Please also specify one of the following categories in your correspondence to us:

a)  email only (no home mail)

b)  home mail only (no email)

c)   no mailings

a.   Send email to adoptionatmars@gmail.com

2. You may also click the “unsubscribe” link in the body of your emails.

Log Files

As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files.  This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.

We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.

We do not link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information.


A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record-keeping purposes. We do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our site.

Links to Other Sites

This Web site contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by Midwest Animal Rescue & Services. Please be aware that we, Midwest Animal Rescue & Services, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.

We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.

This privacy statement applies only to information collected by this website.

Access to Personally Identifiable Information

If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, update or delete it by either logging into an account you created or by contacting us by email or postal mail at the contact information listed below.


We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it.  No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

If you have any questions about security on our website, you can send email to us at adoptionatmars@gmail.com.

Changes in this Privacy Statement

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement on the website, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently.  If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you by means of a notice on our home page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at: 

Midwest Animal Rescue & Services


4084 83rd Avenue North

Brooklyn Park, MN 55443