Last updated: March 17, 2010
DeKalb Habitat recognizes that visitors to our website are entitled to know how we collect, use, and maintain information we collect or may collect about them. This Policy explains what information we may collect, how we may use that information, with whom we may share that information and related information.
Modifications to the Policy
We may update this Policy as we deem necessary. You should be sure to reread this policy in its entirety from time to time. In the event of changes, we may post a notice of such a revision to this Policy on this site’s homepage or we may email you such notice at an email address you have provided to DeKalb Habitat.
Non Personally Identifiable Information: We may gather certain information about website use, including the number of unique visitors, the frequency with which they visit, and the programs and services preferred. We look at the data in summary form, rather than on an individual basis. We gather this information so we can learn how many people visit our site, see which pages are the most and least viewed, identify which websites are referring visitors to our site, and related information. The data helps us determine the extent to which visitors use certain parts of our website. Thus, we use this information to help us in restructuring our site to better meet the needs of our constituency.
In connection with these activities we may use some of the below mentioned tools.
Cookies: We may use a standard technology called a “cookie” to collect information about how the site is used. Cookies are small strings of text stored on your computer’s hard drive by a Web server. We use session cookies to identify your computer during a particular session, i.e., when you sign into the site or post a comment. If you create a user account or otherwise join our site, these cookies enable you to store your password for fast logon and other conveniences. We do not store personal or sensitive information in cookies. Cookies cannot retrieve any other data from your hard drive, pass on computer viruses, or capture your email address. Most Web browsers provide you the ability to accept or decline cookies, as well as to be warned each time a cookie is being sent. If you choose to decline cookies, however, you may not be able to take advantage of all aspects of our site.
We may collect and analyze traffic on our website by keeping track of the IP addresses of our visitors. An IP address is the unique numeric identifier assigned to each computer browser accessing the Internet. An IP address, by itself, cannot identify you personally. However, when combined with other information provided by your Internet Service Provider (ISP), your IP address can be used to identify the computer originating a message.
Personally Identifiable Information: We will only collect personally identifiable information that you voluntarily provide, whether through signing up for our email newsletter, registering to make a donation, or registering to volunteer, or applying to participate in the program.
By submitting personal information to us directly or through third parties, you agree that we may use the information in accordance with this Policy.
We may use your information to contact you about other activities and/or fundraising campaigns or as otherwise disclosed to you at the point of collection, and we may share your information with our affiliates and partners and any other organizations or entities for similar purposes. Additionally, to the extent required by applicable federal or state law, we will provide this information to others.
To be clear, we may share personally and non-personally identifiable information with third parties that help manage our website and databases as well as with our partners, affiliates, or other third parties.
· If in connection with certain aspects of our website or a linked third-party website you provide us with your address, phone number, mobile phone number, or email address, we may use this information to contact you about issues that we believe will be of interest to you.
· If you make an online donation to us, your information will be added to one or more of our supporter lists and databases, and you may be contacted in the future to make donations to DeKalb Habitat.
o If you choose to volunteer with us, your information will be added to one or more of our supporter lists and databases, and you may be contacted in the future to volunteer with or donate to DeKalb Habitat.
By submitting this information to us, you give us permission to receive it, review it, edit it, store it, post it on our website, and use it in appropriate settings designed to illustrate the viewpoint of DeKalb Habitat.
You should be aware that we use third-party vendors to provide services on this site and in our offline business operations. The information that you submit on this site may be provided to those vendors on a confidential basis so that those vendors can provide services (such as processing volunteer information, maintaining our databases, sending email messages to our visitors, facilitating our fundraising activities and campaigns, or processing credit card donations) on our behalf.
We also reserve the right to share personal information you provide with legal authorities if it is, in our sole opinion, necessary to investigate, prevent, or otherwise take action regarding suspected fraud, situations involving threats or potential harm, or if otherwise required by law (such as by a subpoena, court order, or other legal means). In the event that we reasonably believe that you have violated any of the Terms of Conditions governing your use of this site, we reserve the right to use any information we have collected about you in connection with any efforts we make or made by any of our agents on our behalf.
Financial Information You Choose to Provide: If you choose to make an online donation via credit card, you will be taken to a third-party website where you will be asked to provide your credit card billing information. If you make a donation, DeKalb Habitat will use the credit card billing information to process your donation and will not use the information for any other purposes.
Email Newsletter and Updates: If you sign up to receive our email newsletter and updates, we may collect, store, and use your email address to send you this information from DeKalb Habitat. We may also collect and store other personally identifiable information including but not limited to your name, address, phone number, mobile phone number, email address, username, and/or similar information you may opt to provide us.
Other Communications: You may choose to contact DeKalb Habitat, by email or otherwise, with other inquiries or to provide comments. Any personally identifiable information you provide in connection with such inquiries or comments will be collected and used by DeKalb Habitat for the purpose of processing and responding to your inquiries or comments.
Facebook and Other Third-Party Social Networking Sites
Information submitted via the Internet, including through a web page or email is subject to interception or incorrect routing, and the Internet is not a fully secure communications channel. Please consider this prior to submitting any information to us via this website.
While we follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100 percent secure. Therefore, while we strive to use reasonable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Your Help Is Needed
Remember, breaches of security also can occur when users are not vigilant in protecting their own information. The next section of our Policy suggests some actions you can take to help control the security of your personal information.
You have control over your own privacy. Think carefully before providing any personal or financial information online.
No email or Web transmission is completely secure against interception. If you are worried because your communication is very sensitive, do not send it electronically.
When you write to us or send us submissions, if you desire to remain anonymous, you should not tell us your name, the names of other users, or of your friends. To fully protect your privacy, you should try to exclude any information that you think may identify you or others.
How to Unsubscribe or Contact Us About Your Information
If you do not want to receive any email from us in the future, click the “unsubscribe” reference in any email we send you. Otherwise, you may click here to complete the opt-out process, or send a letter to the below address requesting that we unsubscribe you from our contact lists. Note that absent a specific request your records will remain in our database, but your log-in and email address will be deactivated.
If you wish to review the contact information we have on file for you, correct your contact information, provide a change of address, or inform us how you wish your contact information to be used, or if you have any questions or concerns about how we have used information we have collected about you, please contact us at the following:
P.O. Box 403,