This is the web site for Berkshire Humane Society, Inc.

Berkshire Humane Society has created this Privacy Policy to demonstrate our firm commitment to Internet privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this web site and for our off-line activities.

We reserve the right to modify any information contained on this site at any time without notice, including this Privacy Policy. This site and all information and materials on it are provided to you “as is” without warranty of any kind.

What Information We Collect and How We Collect It

Anonymous Information:

You can visit the Berkshire Humane Society web site without telling us who you are and without revealing any personally identifying information. The Site automatically tracks and collects categories of information when you visit our Site such as the: (1) IP addresses; (2) domain servers; (3) types of computers accessing the Site; and (4) types of web browsers used to access the Site. Information such as the web site that referred you to us, the pages you request and the timestamp of those requests may be collected. We collect some information on an aggregate basis. This information is used for internal review only and not shared with third parties. We use this information to generate statistics and measure site activity to improve the usefulness of the site to our visitors.

We occasionally use “cookies” – parcels of text sent by a server to your web browser and then sent back unchanged each time your browser accesses that server – for authenticating, tracking and maintaining specific information about users, such as site preferences. You may chose to configure your browser to accept or reject cookies or to notify you when you enter a website that utilizes cookie technology. Should you choose to configure your browser to reject cookies, you may not have access to some or all of the features of our website.

Information You Voluntarily Provide:

Berkshire Humane Society collects and maintains certain personal information about you when you adopt an animal from us, surrender and animal to us, make a donation, become a member, make a credit card purchase at our retail store, choose to participate in one of our many events/programs, want to volunteer at the shelter or at an event, seek employment at Berkshire Humane Society, send us an e-mail or complete any of our online forms, such as when you request information from us or subscribe to one of our online newsletters. Such information may include your name, mailing address, and e-mail address; it may also include a mobile phone number, the e-mail addresses of those to whom you forward us electronic content, and any other information collected in the forms. You may be asked to provide credit card information to become a member of Berkshire Humane Society, contribute to us, purchase certain information or materials from us or subscribe to us.

Users who choose to click our “Donate Now” button are taken to a partner site, operated by Network For Good, where they can choose to make a credit card donation. Network For Good’s Privacy Policy covers data entered on Network for Good’s forms, which is located at

In all cases, information collected from you is managed and stored in a manner consistent with accepted business practices in the United States. We make every effort to ensure that your information is secure and is seen only by those employees and/or volunteers who require access to provide services to you.

How We Use Your Information:

Berkshire Humane Society will use your information for the purpose for which you give it to us (e.g., to complete an adoption, donation, membership, or program registration). We may use your information to send you occasional postal and/or electronic mailings about us and our programs that we think interest you.

Your Ability to Choose:

You may “opt out” of receiving marketing information that we send to you by unsubscribing to the mailing list, following instructions in the applicable information sent to you, or by contacting us at:

Berkshire Humane Society, Inc.
214 Barker Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201

How We Share Your Information:

We do not sell, rent, or transmit personal information to other organizations or third parties.

Links to Other Websites:

This site contains hypertext links to other sites. Berkshire Humane Society is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.


Consistent with the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personal information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.


This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. However, your confidential use of this site cannot be guaranteed by us. Berkshire Humane Society shall not be responsible for any harm that you or any person may suffer as a result of a breach of confidentiality in respect to your use of this site or any information you transmitted to this site.

Effective Date of this Privacy Policy: May 3, 2016
Date Last Modified: May 3, 2016