Terms & Conditions

Welcome to the Hamilton-Burlington Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (HBSPCA) website. By accessing or using our website, services, and tools, you agree to comply with the following terms and conditions. Please read them carefully.

Use of Website

The HBSPCA website is intended to provide information about our animal welfare services, adoption procedures, volunteer opportunities, and ways to donate. The content on this website is for your general information and use only and is subject to change without notice.

Intellectual Property

The content, layout, design, data, databases, and graphics on this website are protected by Canadian and international intellectual property laws. They are owned by the HBSPCA unless otherwise stated. You may not copy, distribute, display, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information obtained from this website without the prior written consent of the HBSPCA.

User Conduct

You agree to use our website only for lawful purposes. You are prohibited from using our website:

  • For fraudulent purposes, or in connection with a criminal offense or other unlawful activity.
  • To send, use or reuse any material that is illegal, offensive, abusive, indecent, defamatory, obscene, or menacing; or in breach of copyright, trademark, confidentiality, privacy or any other right; or is otherwise injurious to third parties; or objectionable; or which consists of or contains software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of "spam."

Donations and Transactions

When you make a donation or complete a transaction through our website, you agree to provide accurate, current, and complete information about yourself as prompted by the donation or transaction process. The HBSPCA takes reasonable steps to securely process your donations and protect your personal and financial information. However, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services.

Limitation of Liability

The HBSPCA will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of this site, including, but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential damages.

Changes to the Terms and Conditions

The HBSPCA reserves the right to make changes to these Terms and Conditions at any time without notice. Your continued use of the website following any changes will mean that you accept and agree to the changes.

Governing Law

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Canada and the province of Ontario, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about these Terms and Conditions, please contact us at: