June 1, 2021
We reserve the right to make changes to this Policy at any given time. If you want to make sure that you are up to date with the latest changes, we advise you to frequently visit this page. If at any point in time HCS decides to make use of any personally identifiable information on file, in a manner vastly different from that which was stated when this information was initially collected, the user or users shall be promptly notified by email. Users at that time shall have the option as to whether to permit the use of their information in this separate manner.
This Policy applies to HCS, and it governs any and all data collection and usage by us.
Specifically, this Policy will inform you of the following
1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you through our website;
2. Why we collect personally identifiable information and the legal basis for such collection;
3. How we use the collected information and with whom it may be shared;
4. What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data; and
5. The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.
Information We Collect
It is always up to you whether to disclose personally identifiable information to us, although if you elect not to do so, we reserve the right not to register you as a user or provide you with any products or services. This website collects various types of information, such as:
· Information automatically collected when visiting our website, which may include cookies, third party tracking technologies and server logs.
In addition, HCS may have the occasion to collect non-personal anonymous demographic information, such as age, gender, household income, political affiliation, race and religion, as well as the type of browser you are using, IP address, or type of operating system, which will assist us in providing and maintaining superior quality service.
We collect information when you sign up to receive updates, request information, fill out a form, sign up for a newsletter, sign up as an intern, sign up for an event, create an account, participate in a contest or promotion, make a purchase, share your story, communicate with us via third party social media sites request support, send us an email, apply for a job, or otherwise communicate with us.
The types of information we may collect include your name, contact information, payment information, resume and employment information, demographic information, and any other information you choose to provide.
HCS may also deem it necessary, from time to time, to follow websites that our users may frequent to gleen what types of services and products may be the most popular to customers or the general public.
Sharing of Information
With vendors, service providers, staff, and consultants, or interns who need access to such information to carry out work on our behalf;
In response to a request for information if we believe disclosure is in accordance with, or required by, any applicable law or legal process, including lawful requests by public authorities to meet national security or law enforcement requirements;
When we believe in good faith that we are lawfully authorized or required to do so or that doing so is reasonably necessary or appropriate to comply with the law or legal processes or respond to lawful requests, claims or legal authorities, including responding to lawful subpoenas, warrants, or court orders;
If we believe your actions are inconsistent with the spirit or language of our user agreements or policies, or to protect the rights, property, and safety of SFS, its employees, volunteers, constituents, or others;
In connection with, or during negotiations of, any reorganization, formation of new committee or successor organization, asset sale or transfer, financing or lending transaction or in any other situation where personal information may be disclosed or transferred as one of the assets of SFS;
With your consent or at your direction.
We may also share aggregated or de-identified information that cannot reasonably be used by those third parties to identify you.
Why We Collect Information and For How Long
We are collecting your data for several reasons:
To better understand your needs and provide you with the information you have requested;
To fulfill our legal requirements for donations and campaign finance tracking;
To send you promotional emails containing information we think you may like when we have your consent to do so;
To contact you to fill out surveys or participate in other types of market research, when we have your consent to do so;
To customize our website according to your online behavior and personal preferences.
Provide, maintain, support, personalize, and improve our Site;
Solicit volunteers, donations and support for SFS and candidates, issues and organizations we support;
Process donations and transactions;
Monitor and analyze trends, usage, and activities in connection with our Site;
Carry out other purposes described to you at the time the information was collected.
The data we collect from you will be stored for no longer than necessary. The length of time we retain said information will be determined based upon the following criteria: the length of time your personal information remains relevant; the length of time it is reasonable to keep records to demonstrate that we have fulfilled our duties and obligations; any limitation periods within which claims might be made; any retention periods prescribed by law or recommended by regulators, professional bodies or associations; the type of contract we have with you, the existence of your consent, and our legitimate interest in keeping such information as stated in this Policy.
Use of Information Collected
HCS does not now, nor will it in the future, sell, rent or lease any of its customer lists and/or names to any third parties.
HCS may collect and may make use of personal information to assist in the operation of our website, for legal or donation requirements, and to ensure delivery of the information you need and request. At times, we may find it necessary to use personally identifiable information as a means to keep you informed of other possible products and/or services that may be available to you.
HCS may also be in contact with you with regards to completing surveys and/or research questionnaires related to your opinion of current or potential future services that may be offered.
HCS uses various third-party social media features including but not limited to and other interactive programs. These may collect your IP address and require cookies to work properly. These services are governed by the privacy policies of the providers and are not within HCS's control.
Disclosure of Information
HCS may not use or disclose the information provided by you except under the following circumstances:
· as necessary to provide information you have requested;
· in other ways described in this Policy or to which you have otherwise consented;
· in the aggregate with other information in such a way so that your identity cannot reasonably be determined;
· as required by law, or in response to a subpoena or search warrant;
· to outside auditors who have agreed to keep the information confidential;
· as necessary to enforce the Terms of Service;
· as necessary to maintain, safeguard and preserve all the rights and property of HCS.
HCS greatly respects your privacy. We do maintain and reserve the right to contact you if needed for non-marketing purposes (such as bug alerts, security breaches, account issues, and/or changes in HCS information). In certain circumstances, we may use our
website, newspapers, or other public means to post a notice.
Children under the age of 13
HCS's website is not directed to, and does not knowingly collect personal identifiable information from, children under the age of thirteen (13). If it is determined that such information has been inadvertently collected on anyone under the age of thirteen (13), we shall immediately take the necessary steps to ensure that such information is deleted from our system's database, or in the alternative, that verifiable parental consent is obtained for the use and storage of such information. Anyone under the age of thirteen (13) must seek and obtain parent or guardian permission to use this website.
Unsubscribe or Opt-Out
All users and visitors to our website have the option to discontinue receiving communications from us by way of email or newsletters. To discontinue or unsubscribe from our website please send an email that you wish to unsubscribe to Hope Community Solutions at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to
unsubscribe or opt-out from any third-party websites, you must go to that specific website to unsubscribe or opt-out. HCS will continue to adhere to this Policy with respect to any personal information previously collected.
Social Sharing Features
The Site may offer social sharing features and other integrated tools (such as the Facebook “Like” button) which let you share actions you take on our Site with other media, and vice versa. Your use of such features may enable the sharing of information with your friends or the public, depending your privacy settings for the relevant social media sites. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the entities that provide these features.
Links to Other Websites
Notice to European Union Users
HCS's operations are located primarily in the United States. If you provide information to us, the information will be transferred out of the European Union (EU) and sent to the United States.
(The adequacy decision on the EU-US Privacy became operational on August 1, 2016. This framework protects the fundamental rights of anyone in the EU whose personal data is transferred to the United States for commercial purposes. It allows the free transfer of data to companies that are certified in the US under the Privacy Shield.) By providing personal information to us, you are consenting to its storage and use as described in this Policy.
Acceptance of Terms
California Privacy Rights
California law permits residents of California to request certain details about how their information is shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please contact us at info@hopeCsolutions.com.
How to Contact Us
COPPA Compliance Disclosure:
This website is not directed at children under the age of 13 and does not knowingly collect personal identifiable information from them or allow others to do the same through your site.