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Privacy Policy is committed to protecting your right to privacy and to keeping your personal information private. You can visit AltTox 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 information we collect about you.

This Privacy Policy governs the URL and certain electronic communications sent out by AltTox. This website is owned and operated by The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) for the benefit of users interested in non-animal methods of toxicity testing. The HSUS’s headquarters are located at 1255 23rd Street, NW, Suite 450, Washington, DC 20037. P&G’s headquarters are located at One Procter & Gamble Plaza, Cincinnati, OH 45202. The HSUS and P&G reserve the right to modify or amend this Privacy Policy at any time and for any reason. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will be preceded by a notice posted to this Privacy Policy at least ten (10) days prior to the effective date of such change.

How We Collect Information about You
Information You Voluntarily Provide.

AltTox collects and maintains certain personal information about you when you send us an e-mail or complete any of our online forms, such as when you register to use the forum, request information from us, subscribe to receive e-mail updates, or forward a Web page. Such information may include your name, mailing address, and e-mail address; it may also include the e-mail addresses of those to whom you forward HSUS electronic content, as well as any other information collected in the forms.

Other Information.

AltTox also collects certain other information that cannot identify you personally when you visit our web site. This information includes your IP address and your domain name. AltTox 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 AltTox visitors and to improve the quality of our content.

AltTox 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 Web site, 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. AltTox does not match any information gathered by cookies with personal information you may have voluntarily submitted to AltTox.

How We Use Information Collected about You

We may use the information you voluntarily provide to contact you regarding new developments in the field of toxicity testing, to keep you updated regarding changes to AltTox, or to solicit feedback. We may also send such information to the people whose e-mail addresses you provide when forwarding HSUS electronic content. When we do so, our sole intent is to enlarge our family of informed stakeholders. Every recipient of our electronic communications can quickly and easily “opt out” of future AltTox communications by following the instructions on any electronic communication we send.


From time to time, AltTox may link to other websites not affiliated with AltTox. AltTox attempts to link only to those websites that also respect a visitor’s privacy and the goals of However, AltTox cannot be responsible for the content or policies of third-party websites. Please check with these third-party organizations or companies for their privacy policies. If you find inoperable links or are concerned about any of the sites that AltTox links to, please inform AltTox by contacting us at


AltTox uses generally accepted, industry-standard security systems, software, and encryption technologies to protect against unauthorized access to the servers, equipment, and other components utilized by AltTox.

Links to External Websites and Files Security.

Links to external files and websites are generally secure, and were checked by AltTox staff when originally published. Links and files, however, could be modified after being cited on AltTox, and so users should use caution in accessing all third party content. AltTox is not responsible for the content or policies of third-party web sites. Please check with these third-party organizations or companies for their specific privacy policies.

Contacting AltTox.

If you would like to contact AltTox about correcting information we might have collected, or if you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please e-mail us at, or write to us at Webmanager, The Humane Society of the United States, 1255 23rd Street, NW, Suite 450, Washington, DC 20037.