Protecting Barnstable's Finest

Privacy Policy


Barnstable police K-9 Foundation, 1200 Phinneys Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601

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When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here:  After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

If you use a contact form on this website, we collect the information you provide so that we can respond to your request. This information may be retained indefinitely.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

We are not sharing your data with anyone except as necessary to provide the services you requested.  If making purchases on our website, your credit card information is directly submitted to, and securely retained by Authorize.Net a leading credit card processor. Authorizenet is a wholly owned subsidiary of Visa Corporation (NYSE: V) whose Privacy may be seen here.  Our website does not retain any credit card information except for the name, address, phone number of the card holder, last four digits of the credit and and the expiration date of the card at the time of purchase. This information including what you ordered may be retained indefinitely for accounting and tax reporting purposes.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, accounting, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

If you use a contact form on this website, we collect the information you provide so that we can respond to your request. This information may be retained indefinitely.


How we protect your data

We store no credit card info on our site and your name, address, phone number and email address you have provided to us is only available to our management by entering username and password and access is secured with a secure socket layer or SSL.

What data breach procedures we have in place

All pages of our website are encrypted end to end using SSL. We have continuous monitors and anti-hacking software in place to detect and prevent illegal intrusion. These systems immediately advise our web hosts of all attempted breaches or and attempts of improper access to our website. Someone attempting to access the site 5 times in a row with invalid ]credentials is automatically blocked unless we manually unblock.

What third parties we receive data from

Our web hosts Masscot Internet.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data


Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Barnstable Police K-9 Foundation will share information with law enforcement when required to by law, if and when ordered to with a subpoena or equivalent court ordered documents.

Changes to this Statement

Barnstable Police K-9 Foundation will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect foundation and visitor feedback. Barnstable Police K-9 Foundation encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Barnstable Police K-9 Foundation is protecting your information.

Contact Information

Barnstable Police K-9 Foundation welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Barnstable Police K-9 Foundation has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Barnstable Police K-9 Foundation by emailing  We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy any problem.

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