Privacy Policy

Thank you for your interest in ChickieLeaks, a project of Mercy For Animals (MFA). Your privacy is important to us. Please read below for details regarding how we utilize the information you provide to us on this site.

Please also note that this policy applies only to the ChickieLeaks website and not to external sites or affiliated organizations and companies. Refer to the privacy policies of the respective organizations and companies for more information.

How does MFA collect my information?

For purposes of this Privacy Policy, “personal information” means information that could be used to identify or contact you—for example, your name, phone number, address, email address, and employer, as well as information about your device.

The reporting form on the ChickieLeaks website has fields for entering personal information. All fields requesting personal information on the ChickieLeaks website are optional. You may also, at your sole discretion, choose to include personal information in the body of your report.

When you submit a reporting form, the ChickieLeaks website records your IP address. The ChickieLeaks website does not embed third-party content or employ tracking cookies.

How is my personal information used?

Personal information supplied in the reporting form is used only to contact you regarding your report. By submitting your personal information through the reporting form, you consent to receiving communications from MFA relating to your report.

How is other submitted information used?

The reporting form on the ChickieLeaks website allows you to submit a report of your experiences. Your report may contain both personal and non-personal information. You retain ownership of all content you submit on the ChickieLeaks website. By submitting a report, you grant MFA a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to reproduce, distribute, publicly display, publicly perform, and otherwise utilize any portion of your report containing non-personal information without obtaining further consent from you. MFA will not use your personal information other than as described without your express consent.

Your rights with respect to your personal information

You may have certain rights regarding your personal information, subject to local law. These include the rights to access your personal information; correct the information we hold about you; erase your personal information; restrict our use of your personal information; object to our use of your personal information; withdraw your consent for us to use your personal information, if applicable; receive your personal information in a usable electronic format and transmit it to a third party (right to data portability); and lodge a complaint with your local data protection authority, if applicable. You may request that MFA provide records of available personal information, correct erroneous personal information, or erase personal information by sending an email with the request to our technology team at DataPrivacy@MercyForAnimals.org. We will respond to all requests within the legally mandated time frame.

Notice for minors

Minors should not submit their personal information through the ChickieLeaks website. In the event you have inadvertently submitted such information, you may request that MFA erase it by contacting us at DataPrivacy@MercyForAnimals.org.

Notice for non-U.S. residents

The reporting form on the ChickieLeaks website is intended for use by residents of the United States only. Residents of other countries or regions should not submit their personal information through the ChickieLeaks website. In the event you have inadvertently submitted such information, you may request that MFA erase it by contacting us at DataPrivacy@MercyForAnimals.org.

Additional questions and effective date

This policy is effective as of June 4, 2019, and may be amended from time to time. Any amendments to this Privacy Policy will be posted as a notification on this page. If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at DataPrivacy@MercyForAnimals.org.