Privacy Policy

Purpose

We, at Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County (HFH WC), have created this policy to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy. We do not sell or exchange your personal information with any other organization, public, private, or nonprofit. We do not collect personally identifying information when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information. Providing personal information is strictly voluntary. The policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use, and safeguard the personal information you provide and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our site. This statement will be continuously assessed against new technologies, ethical practices, and the needs of our users.

Use of Links

Throughout our Web pages, we provide links to other servers which may contain information of interest to our readers. We take no responsibility for, and exercise no control over, the organizations, views, or accuracy of the information contained on other servers. Creating a text link from your Web site to our site does not require permission.

1. Reading or Downloading

We collect and store only the following information about you: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet, the date and time you access our site, and the Internet address of the Web site from which you linked to our site. We use the information we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, and to help us make our site more useful to visitors.

2. Online Profile Updates and Donations

If you complete the e-newsletter form and share your personally identifying information, this information will be used only to provide you with more targeted content. We may use your contact information to send further information about our organization or to contact you when necessary.

3. Sending us an Email

You also may decide to send us personally identifying information, for example, in an electronic mail message containing a question or comment, or by filling out a Web form that provides us this information. We use personally identifying information from email primarily to respond to your requests. We may forward your email to other employees who are better able to answer your questions. We may also use your email to contact you in the future about our programs that may be of interest.

4. Information To Outside Parties?

We may provide aggregate information about our customers, sales, website traffic patterns and related website information to our affiliates or reputable third parties, but this information will not include personally identifying data, except as otherwise provided in this privacy policy.

5. What About Legally Compelled Disclosure Of Information?

We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so or when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights.

6. Personal Information You Choose to Provide

We may request that you voluntarily supply us with personal information, including your e-mail address, postal address, home or work telephone number and other personal information for such purposes as correspondence, placing an order, requesting an estimate, or participating in online surveys.

If you choose to correspond with us through e-mail, we may retain the content of your e-mail messages together with your e-mail address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received by mail and telephone.

7. Website Use Information

Similar to other websites, our site may utilize a standard technology called “cookies” and web server logs to collect information about how our website is used. Information gathered through cookies and server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our website, and the sites visited just before and just after ours. This information is collected on an aggregate basis. None of this information is associated with you as an individual.

8. Permission To Use Of Materials

The right to download and store or output the materials in our website is granted for the user’s personal use only, and materials may not be reproduced in any edited form. Any other reproduction, transmission, performance, display, or editing of these materials by any means, mechanical or electronic, without our express written permission, is strictly prohibited. Users wishing to obtain permission to reprint or reproduce any materials appearing on this site may contact us directly. Information about using our logo and images is available on request.

Questions about our policies
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact us at info@nullhfhwhatcom.org.