Privacy Policy | Hope Town United

Privacy Policy

Hope Town United, Inc. (“Hope Town United”,” “we,” “our,” “us”) is committed to protecting the privacy of our website visitors. We want you to understand how we collect and use information from our website so you can interact with us with confidence.  This Privacy Policy applies to the Hope Town United website (the “Site”) and any services offered by Hope Town United through the Site.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to any information collected outside of the website, including offline or through other means (for example, via telephone or through mail), unless otherwise stated below.

By using our Site, you accept and agree to the practices this Privacy Policy describes.

How We Collect Your Information

We may collect Personally Identifiable Information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to,

  • Information You Provide Us Directly: We may ask for certain information such as your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information when you visit our Site, create an account on the Site, subscribe to the newsletter, fill out a form, make a donation, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. You may, however, visit our Site anonymously, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.
  • Analytics Information: We may collect details of your visits to our Site and the resources that you access, including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, including your IP address, browser type, the date and time you accessed or left the Site, and which pages you viewed.  Some parts of our Site use cookies, pixel tags (also known as “web beacons”), and other technologies to collect this information about your general internet usage. See the section below called “How We Use Tracking Technologies” to learn more.
  • Communications Information:  We may collect information provided to us when you communicate with us for any reason, including information you provide in emails you send us.

How We Use Tracking Technologies
We and our vendors, consultants, agents, and other service providers (collectively, “Service Providers”) may collect and store your usage information in log files as well as through the use of cookies, pixel tags, embedded scripts, and other tracking technologies now and hereafter developed (“Tracking Technologies”).

Cookies
A “cookie” is a small computer file that is sent to your computer when you visit a website. When you visit the website again, the cookie allows that site to recognize your browser. Cookies may store user preferences and other information. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent.  Keep in mind, however, that some website features or services may not function properly without cookies.

Pixel Tags
A pixel tag is a type of technology placed on a website or within the body of an email for the purpose of tracking activity on websites, or when emails are opened or accessed, and is often used in combination with cookies.

“Do Not Track” Requests
Our Site currently does not respond to “do not track” or similar signals.

How We Use Your Information

We use the information we collect from you primarily to enable us to provide our services to you in the best possible manner.  In addition, your information may be used for the following purposes:

  • To provide you, including via your email address, with information relating to our services, events, and other programs of interest;
  • To improve and personalize user experience;
  • To deliver interest-based content to you; and
  • To administer and improve our Site, including by monitoring and analyzing our Site traffic and usage patterns.

How We Protect Your Information:
We use commercially suitable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect on our Site. These procedures include, but are not limited to, firewalls, encryption, intrusion detection, and Site monitoring.  We also limit access to any Personally Identifiable Information we receive to members of Hope Town United or trusted third parties service providers who need access to that information in order to do their jobs. However, no data protection procedures are entirely infallible. As a result, while we strive to protect your personally identifiable information, we cannot guarantee that it will be 100% secure.  Your transmission of your data to our Site thus is done entirely at your own risk.

How We May Share Your Information: 

We may share your Personally Identifiable Information with trusted third parties (including advertising networks) or our affiliates to:

  • Assist us in providing our services to you, including by acting on our behalf to send postal mail and email, remove repetitive information from mailing lists, analyze data, provide marketing assistance, process credit card payments, and provide website assistance;
  • Compile statistics and reports regarding our audience and the visitors of our Site and services; and
  • Deliver interest-based emails.

Such third parties have access to Personally Identifiable Information as needed to perform their functions, but they are not allowed to use it for other purposes.  We use contractual or other means to protect your Personally Identifiable Information disclosed to such third parties. We do not sell or rent Personally Identifiable Information collected through our Site to anyone.

When you provide us with Personally Identifiable Information we also may use and share your Personally Identifiable Information to contact you, including via email, to thank you for providing your request, to conduct satisfaction surveys, or for other administrative purposes related to your request.

Other Circumstances:  We may disclose your Personal Identifiable Information to third parties if we have a good faith belief that disclosure is necessary to:

  • comply with applicable laws, regulations, legal process (such as a subpoena), or enforceable government request;
  • enforce or apply the Terms of Use or any applicable user agreement;
  • establish or exercise our rights to defend against legal claims; or
  • protect against harm to the rights, property, or safety of Hope Town United, our visitors, or the public as required or permitted by law.

Third Party Site and Social Media Features
Our Site may contain links to other sites, including those of third parties or business partners.  While we seek to link only to sites that share our high standards and respect for privacy, we cannot be responsible for the privacy practices other websites use.  By accessing other third party websites or applications through our Site, you are consenting to the terms and privacy policies of those websites. It is possible that other parties may collect Personally Identifiable Information about your online activities over time and across different web sites when you use our Site.

Donations

We are extremely grateful for any donations.  When you visit the “Donate” page on our Site, you will be taken to a website of a third-party service provider.  This service provider will collect your first and last name, zip code, postal address, email address, donation amount, billing information, and payment card information.  Please refer to the privacy policy of the service provider to learn more about the use of your personal information.

International Visitors and the Privacy Shield 

Our Site is hosted and operated in the United States (“US”).  By using the Site, you are consenting to the transfer of your personal information to the US.  If you are accessing our Site from outside the US, please be advised that US law may not offer the same privacy protections as the law of your jurisdiction.

We do not knowingly collect Personally Identifiable Information about individuals residing in the European Union.  If you believe we have collected or processed personal information about any individuals residing in the European Union, please contact us immediately at [EMAIL].

California Privacy Rights

California law allows California residents to ask companies with whom they have an established business relationship to provide certain information about the Company’s sharing of Personally Identifiable Information with third parties for direct marketing purposes.  We do not share any California consumer Personally Identifiable Information with third parties for marketing purposes without consent.

Review and Correction of Your Information

You may review and edit the Personally Identifiable Information we collected about you at any time by contacting us at the addresses below.  If your Personally Identifiable Information has been shared with a third party, as described elsewhere in this Privacy Policy, then that third party has received its own copy of your data.  If you have been contacted by one of these third parties and wish to correct or delete your information, please contact them directly.

Visitors Only of Legal Age of Majority

Our Site is designed and intended for those who are at least 18 years old.  By using our Site, you affirm that you are at least 18 years of age or older.  We are not liable for any damages that may result from a visitor’s misrepresentation of age.  No one under age 13 is authorized to submit any information, including personally identifying information, on our Site. Under no circumstances may anyone under age 13 use our Site.  Parents or legal guardians of children under 13 cannot agree to these terms on their behalf.

Privacy Policy Updates

This Privacy Policy was last updated on December 4th, 2019.

We update the Privacy Policy from time to time, so please review it regularly.  If we materially change our Privacy Policy, we will notify you by posting a notice on our Site. Your continued use of the Site will be deemed your agreement that your information may be used in accordance with the new policy.  If you do not agree with the changes, then you should stop using the Site and notify us that you do not want your information used in accordance with the changes.

Contacting Us

We welcome any questions, comments, or complaints you may have regarding this Privacy Policy.  Please do not hesitate to contact us by email at info@hopetownunited.org