Terms & Conditions

 Welcome to the Million Cat Challenge

The Million Cat Challenge is a joint project of the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program and the University of Florida Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program.

We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting personally identifiable information (PII) you may provide us through our Website. We have adopted this Privacy Policy to explain what information may be collected on our Website and how we use this information.

Personally Identifiable Information
Our definition of personally identifiable information includes any information that may be used to specifically identify or contact you, such as your name, email address, phone number, etc. As a general policy, we only automatically collect personally identifiable information when you enroll in our Challenge or sign up to be a supporter, donor, or newsletter subscriber.

The personally identifiable information you submit to us is generally used to carry out your requests, respond to your inquiries and better serve you.

We may also use this information to later contact you for a variety of reasons, such as communicating with you about content or other information you have posted or shared with us via our Website. You may opt-out from receiving future correspondence from us at any time, although participating shelters must maintain a channel of email communication to remain in the Challenge.

The Million Cat Challenge does NOT share your PII with any third party affiliates, business partners or others unless explicitly stated at the time of data collection. Any and all PII that is submitted to the Million Cat Challenge is kept confidential and is reasonably protected.

This Privacy Policy, together with the Terms of Use posted on our Website, sets forth the general rules and policies governing your use of our Website. Depending on your activities when visiting our Website, you may be required to agree to additional terms and conditions.

E-mail Communications:
If you send us an e-mail with questions or comments, we may use your personally identifiable information to respond to your questions or comments, and we may save your questions or comments for future reference. For security reasons, we do not recommend that you send non-public personal information, such as passwords, social security numbers or bank account information, to us by e-mail.

Further, we may send you e-mail under the following circumstances: (a) if you request a particular service or sign up for a feature that involves e-mail communications; (b) if it relates to your participation in the Challenge; (c) if we are sending you information about our campaign and its events or updates; (d) if you consented to being contacted by e-mail for a particular purpose; (e) if you send us an e-mail, post information on the Website or otherwise submit information to us electronically, we may e-mail you to follow-up or otherwise communicate with you with respect thereto. In certain instances, we may provide you with the option to set your preferences for receiving e-mail communications from us; that is, agree to some communications but not others. You may "opt out" of receiving future e-mail communications from us by clicking the "unsubscribe" link included at the bottom of most e-mails we send; however, we reserve the right to send you transactional e-mails such as communications with participating shelters, donors, or supporters.

The features, programs, promotions and other aspects of our Website requiring personally identifiable information are not intended for children or minors.

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 18.

If you are a parent or guardian of a child under the age of 18 and believe he or she has disclosed personally identifiable information to us please contact us. A parent or guardian of a child under the age of 18 may review and request deletion of such child’s personally identifiable information as well as prohibit the use thereof.

Keeping Your Information Secure
We have implemented security measures we consider reasonable and appropriate to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Please be advised, however, that while we strive to protect your personally identifiable information and privacy, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you disclose or transmit to us online and are not responsible for the theft, destruction or inadvertent disclosure of your personally identifiable information.

In the unfortunate event that your "personally identifiable information" (as the term or similar terms are defined by any applicable law requiring notice upon a security breach) is compromised, we may notify you by e-mail (at our sole and absolute discretion) to the last e-mail address you have provided us in the most expedient time reasonable under the circumstances; provided, however, delays in notification may occur while we take necessary measures to determine the scope of the breach and restore reasonable integrity to the system as well as for the legitimate needs of law enforcement if notification would impede a criminal investigation. From time to time we evaluate new technology for protecting information, and when appropriate, we upgrade our information security systems.

Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, we reserve the right to disclose any personally identifiable or non-personal information about you if we are required to do so by law, and/or if we believe that such action is necessary to: (a) fulfill a government request; (b) conform with the requirements of the law or legal process; (c) protect or defend our legal rights or property, our Website, or other users; or (d) in an emergency to protect the health and safety of our Website’s users or the general public.