Confidentiality & Donor Privacy Policy

Privacy is important to us, and to the safety of our animals.  Among other circumstances to be determined at our discretion, it is the policy of BHS not to release or sell any of the following information.


 Employees & Volunteers:

  • Salary or wages, if any
  • Personal information not otherwise publicly available

 Donors:

  • Personal information not otherwise publicly available
  • Personal information is not released or sold 
  • Amounts and/or types of gifts

Exception:  Information may be released if authorized by the donor and approved by the Executive Director or Director of Development.

Clients (individuals who request and/or receive BHS services):

  • Personal information not otherwise publicly available

 Vendors:

  • Pricing, discounts, payment histories, contract information

Exception: this is not meant to prohibit BHS from using vendor pricing during pricing or service negotiations.

 Animals:

  • Information regarding animals that are not available for adoption
  • Information regarding the past or present owners
  • Specific circumstances regarding the surrender of an animal
  • The disposition of any animals including transferred, adopted or euthanized

Exception: information about animals, their circumstances and disposition may be shared when in the best interest of BHS or the animal, as determined by BHS Executive Director of Shelter Operations Manager.

 General:

  • Legal matters the organization may be involved in
  • Certain operational and business procedures as determined by the Executive Director.