Your privacy is critically important to us. At GIVEHOPE we have a few fundamental principles:
- We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
- We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
- We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
GIVEHOPE (“GH”) operates givehopepc.org. It is GH’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.
Like most website operators, GH collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. GH’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how GH’s visitors use its website. From time to time, GH may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
GH also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on any of our pages. GH only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to the GH website choose to interact with GH in ways that require GH to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that GH gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we might ask visitors who sign up for a newsletter to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with GH – by making a donation, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, GH collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with GH. GH does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
GH may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, GH may monitor the most popular pages on our website. GH may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, GH does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
GH discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on GH’s behalf or to provide services available at the GH website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. GH will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, GH discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when GH believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of GH, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an GH website and have supplied your email address, GH may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with GH. GH takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If GH, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that GH goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of GH may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
About Credit Card Security
Your credit card number is sent in encrypted form to our credit card processor.
This means humans can not read it. It also means that if someone is intercepting your internet traffic the card number is scrambled. No one can read it except our credit card processing company.
We use secure servers (SSL) and extra strong encryption. On our site when you see the URL change from “http://” to “https:// ” all data transmission is encrypted so that other people snooping around the net can not read the data.
Thus using your credit card on our site is very safe. In fact it is more safe than using your credit card at a restaurant or store where someone can easily write down all the information from your card.