Privacy Policy

Updated: Jan 5, 2023

Crossing Paths Animal Rescue (XPAR) is committed to your right to privacy and to keeping your personal information private. You can visit the XPAR website without telling us who you are or revealing any identifying information about yourself. However, because our website includes areas in which visitors can provide personally identifying information, we have developed this privacy policy to inform you of our policies and practices regarding the information we collect about you. This privacy policy governs the URL and certain electronic communications sent out by XPAR. This website is owned and operated by XPAR for the benefit of its applicants, volunteers, donors, former adopters, and all other visitors.

How we collect information about you

Information that you voluntarily provide

Crossing Paths Animal Rescue collects and maintains certain personal information about you when you send us an email or complete any of our online forms, such as when you apply for a dog, provide an adopter update, donate, and/or subscribe to our online newsletter. Such information may include your name, mailing address, email address, and mobile number; it may also include the email addresses and phone numbers of those to whom you forward XPAR electronic content, and any other information collected in the forms. You may be asked to provide credit card information for donations and adoption fees on our secure site.

Other information

The XPAR website also collects certain other information that cannot identify you personally when you visit our website. This information includes your IP address and your domain name. Crossing Paths Animal Rescue logs these IP addresses and domain names and aggregates them for system administration and to monitor the use of our site. We use the aggregated information to measure the number of visits to our site, the average time spent on our site, the number of pages viewed, and various other site statistics. This monitoring helps us to provide a more useful and engaging online experience to our website visitors and helps us to improve the quality of our content. The XPAR website uses cookies in order to make the results available for your on-site searches. Cookies are not used for any other reason on this site. A cookie is a small file that is sent out by a website, accepted by the user's browser, and placed on the user's hard drive. You can always set your browser to warn of cookies being placed and then chose which cookies you want to accept. Our website does not match any information gathered by cookies with personal information you may have voluntarily submitted to XPAR. Crossing Paths Animal Rescue and other third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party and third-party cookies together to inform and serve ads based on a visitor's past visits to our website. We also use Google Analytics. You may opt-out of Google's use of cookies by visiting Google's Ads Settings at any time. Alternatively, you can opt-out of a third-party vendor's use of cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.
Ways information about you is used

We may use the information you voluntarily provided to contact you regarding dog-related issues that we feel you may be interested in, to keep you updated regarding our programs, and to extend an invitation to you to support us


From time to time, the XPAR website may link to external websites. Crossing Paths Animal Rescue attempts to link only to those websites that also respect a visitor's privacy and the goals of XPAR. However, XPAR cannot be responsible for the content or policies of third-party websites. Please check with these third-party organizations or companies for their specific privacy policies. If you find inoperable links or are concerned about any of the sites that our website currently links to, please inform XPAR by emailing us at


The XPAR website uses generally accepted, industry-standard security systems, software, and encryption technologies—Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)—for the secure transfer of personal and financial data and to protect against unauthorized access to all components of our online presence. This includes using industry-standard security systems to protect credit card processing information.

Contacting XPAR

If you would like to contact XPAR about correcting information that we might have collected or if you have any questions about this privacy policy, please email us at