Copyright, Disclaimer and Privacy Policy

Please carefully review the following terms and conditions of use, which apply to everyone who visits this or any other of Pet Haven's Web sites. By accessing and using these Web sites, you are agreeing to abide by, and be bound by, the following terms and conditions and any amendments in effect at the time of your visit.  Pet Haven may modify these terms and conditions at any time without notice by updating these legal notices, and we encourage you to review the terms and conditions because any such modifications will be binding on you.


Copyright © 2012 Canyon County Pet Haven, Humane Society, Nampa, ID 83686

The Canyon County Pet Haven logo on this site are subject to copyrights owned by CC Pet Haven Humane Society. CC Pet Haven hereby provides limited permission for the user of this site to reproduce, retransmit, or reprint for such user’s own personal use (and for such personal use only) part or all of any document on this site as long as the copyright notice and permission notice contained in such document or portion thereof is included in such reproduction, retransmission, or reprinting. All other reproduction, retransmission, or reprinting of all or part of any document found on this site is expressly prohibited, unless CC Pet Haven has expressly granted its prior written consent to so reproduce, retransmit, or reprint the material. All other rights reserved. See Permissions/Reprints Policy. 

All other images contained in this site are subject to Creative Commons Attribution–ShareAlike License. 


Pet Haven is providing information and services on the Internet as a benefit and service in furtherance of Pet Haven’s mission. The Pet Haven makes no representations about the suitability of this information and these services for any purpose.

Although this site includes links providing direct access to other Internet sites, the Pet Haven has not participated in their development and does not monitor or exert any editorial control over these sites. Further, any such linkages do not constitute any Pet Haven endorsement of products and services appearing on other websites.

Pet Haven Funding
Pet Haven is a not-for-profit organization exempt from federal income taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Accreditation survey and Certification review fees account for the largest portion of the CC Pet Haven’s total revenue.

Pet Haven Website Advertising
The Joint Commission does not accept advertising on its website. 

Privacy Policy

Pet Haven has prepared this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. This online privacy policy explains how and what  Pet Haven collects, uses and safeguards as to information obtained through our website.  This website Privacy Policy only pertains to information collected by Pet Haven through this website.

We will not share personal information gathered on this site with third parties except in limited circumstances as identified below.

We detect and use the IP address of visitors to the site in order to assist us with diagnosing and solving problems with our server and to assist with the administration of our website.

Changes to the Website Privacy Policy

As the website may change from time to time, this Privacy Policy is expected the change as well.   Pet Haven reserves the right to change this policy at any time for any reason.  We will post a notice that this Privacy Policy has been amended by revising the “Last Updated” date at the bottom of this page.

If you have any questions about this policy please send us an email or contact us form.

Web Cookies 
Pet Haven uses cookies for site navigation only. “Cookies” are bits of text data sent from a Web server to a user’s computer to be retrieved later for purposes of identification. The Center only uses temporary cookies, which are deleted at the end of each user session. Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard. Consequently, your Web browser is probably set to accept cookies. If you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to do so, however, you should understand that it is possible that some areas of our site will not function properly when you view them. Unless otherwise specified, no additional information will be collected from or about you through the use of cookies.

We collect this information for statistical purposes and to make our site more useful to visitors.  Pet Haven does not collect personal information about individual visitors.  Pet Haven does not supply personal or financial information about individual visitors to third parties.  Pet Haven uses cookies to maintain web session information to assist in site navigation.  The web session cookies are deleted when the web session ends.  Unless specifically stated otherwise, no additional information will be collected from you.

We detect and use the IP address of visitors to the site in order to assist us with diagnosing and solving problems with our server and to assist with the administration of our Web site.

Personal Information 
When you browse through any website, certain information about you can be collected. Unless you input additional information, by browsing,  Pet Haven does not collect any personal information other than the information as identified below.   Pet Haven automatically collects and temporarily stores the following information about your visit:

  • Your email address will be collected, used and retained. In the interests of privacy, however, this information will not be shared with other users.
  • The name of the domain you use to access the Internet.  (For example, if you are using a Yahoo Online account.)
  • The date, time and length of your visit.
  • The pages you visited.
  • The address of the Web site you came from when you came to visit. 

The Joint Commission may monitor, edit, or disclose your personal information, if required to do so in order to comply with any valid legal process or governmental request (such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order). All data collected by or on behalf of  Pet Haven relating any use of the site or its content by any users is and shall remain at all times the sole property of  Pet Haven.

We may use the information you provide in a de-identified format as to both individual and organization, for research, quality improvement, or benchmarking purposes, and may provide this information in the aggregate to third parties. For example we might inform other users regarding the number of users to the Web site.

We may contract with other companies or individuals to help us provide services, such as development or maintenance of the site. We require others to comply with the Privacy Policy and limit their access to only the information that is necessary to accomplish the task at hand and nothing more.

Unless otherwise specified above, your personal information will not be provided to any third parties.

E-mail addresses 
Individuals who register for use of any specific area on the site should refer to the specific privacy policy applicable to that area.  All users are required to provide their e-mail addresses. These e-mail addresses are also used to provide users with updates related to the site. The e-mail addresses collected during the registration process will not be sold, rented, or lent to a third party for any other purpose. E-mailed updates may contain advertising, and such advertising may be “targeted” based on demographic information, e-mail domains, or zip codes. Such targeting is done through processes internal to  Pet Haven and information from registration is not made available to advertisers or anyone else outside Pet Haven.

The specific areas where information is captured:

  • E-mail alerts/Newsletters and Journals:
    You can sign up to receive e-mail alerts, newsletters or journals.  We capture and retain name, organization and e-mail address to provide the information specifically requested by the user.
  • Public Comment on Standards/Measures
    Periodically,  Pet Haven seeks public comment on draft standards, performance measures or other matters.  This is usually accomplished through the use of an electronic survey tool.  In order to validate the comment,  Pet Haven requests some demographic information in the survey.  Completion of this section is optional to the user.  Should you submit the requested demographic information this information will be retained until no longer necessary for the purpose of the study.
  • Blogs/News and Discussion Boards
    If you sign-up to participate on blogs and discussion boards, we capture name and e-mail address to allow posting of comments to the website.
  • Speakers Bureau Form
    By completing the electronic form to retain a  Pet Haven speaker, you provide name, e-mail address, city, state, zip and phone.  This information is captured and retained for securing  Pet Haven Speakers.
  • Events/Podcasts/Audio-conferences
    If you chose to sign-up for any event, podcast or audio-conference, we will capture and retain the name and e-mail address for registration.
  • Business Development
    If you complete the registration form requesting additional information about an accreditation or certification program, we capture and retain the name of the individual, the organization, the e-mail address and demographic data for the purpose of responding to your questions on accreditation and/or certification.  This information is not shared outside  Pet Haven and its affiliates to other third parties requesting such data.

Google Analytics
“Currently we are using Google Analytics to analyze the audience of the website and improve our content. No personal information is collected from Google Analytics. For further information visit Google Analytics

Security Policy

 This site has security policies and technology in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under Pet Haven Commission control. This includes User Personal Information. We cannot however protect against User misuse, loss, or alteration of User’s own information. Although  Pet Haven makes every reasonable attempt to secure your information, there is always some risk in transmitting information across the internet. We cannot guarantee that the personal information we collect will never be disclosed in some manner not consistent with this Privacy Policy. We also cannot protect against User misuse, loss, or alteration of any User editable content.

Linking to other sites

You should be aware that other internet sites that link to Pet Haven site or to an e-mail may contain privacy provisions which differ from the provisions of this Website Privacy Policy.  To ensure your privacy is protected, we recommend that you review the privacy policies of any internet site you visit. 

Last Updated October 15, 2012.