Privacy Policy

Montgomery County Humane Society (MCHS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Federal Tax ID #52-6044968. The MCHS Privacy Policy applies to our website (, social media pages, membership and donations database. By using our website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your personal information

In order to better provide you with services offered on our website, MCHS may collect personal information, including:

  • First and last name
  • Mailing address
  • E-mail address
  • Phone number

We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it. Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personal information or personally sensitive data through MCHS’s social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), this information may be collected and used by other agencies.

Use of your personal information

MCHS collects and uses your personal information to inform you of other services we offer or events we are planning. We may also send donation appeals via postal mail or email.

Sharing information with third parties

Your name and mailing address may be shared with the acknowledgee of an honor/memory gift so that they may add their thanks to ours.

MCHS does not sell, rent, or share its membership list with any other organizations or individuals with the exception of trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, process payments or provide other support. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to MCHS, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

MCHS may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on MCHS; or (b) protect and defend the rights or property of MCHS.


The MCHS website and email communications contain links to other websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for their content or privacy practices. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

E-mail communications

MCHS contacts our supporters and followers via email for the purpose of providing announcements, detailing upcoming events, and/or general communication. In order to improve our services, we may receive a notification when you open an email from MCHS or click on a link therein. If you would like to stop receiving communications via email from MCHS, you may opt out of such communications by clicking on the UNSUBSCRIBE link at the bottom of each message.

Changes to this statement

MCHS reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. Your continued use of the site and/or information available through this site after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgment of the modified Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by that Policy.

Contact information

MCHS welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. Questions or comments may be directed to:

The Montgomery County Humane Society
601 S. Stonestreet Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850-4131