Legal & Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the web site of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati. For additional information about this site or about Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati, please contact us at:

Phone: 513-621-4147

Fax: 513-621-6869
hfhgc@habitatcincinnati.org

Statement of Purpose

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati is a private, not-for-profit Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating sub-standard housing by building, renovating and repairing simple, decent, affordable homes in partnership with low–income families in need. This web site shares the story of Habitat for Humanity and invites visitors to be a part of our housing ministry.

Legal Notice

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati is chartered under the State of Ohio as a non-profit charitable corporation and is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)3 tax–exempt organization.

Privacy Policy

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati is committed to respecting the privacy of online visitors. In general, you can visit Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati’s web site without revealing who you are or anything about yourself.

Habitat of Greater Cincinnati’s web server automatically recognizes each visitor’s IP address, but does not automatically collect personally identifiable information. There are times, however, such as when you make a donation, register to volunteer, or register to be a partner family, that specific information is collected. If you choose to provide any personally identifiable data, you may receive future information from us—by mail, electronically or by telephone–advising you of upcoming Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati events. If users tell us that they do not wish to have their information used as a basis for further contact, we will respect those wishes. If users wish to review or correct the personal information we have collected, they should contact us to provide updated information.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati never sells, lends or swaps any personal information collected from our constituents. Further, we do not disclose personal information about our constituents to non-affiliated third parties unless the constituent requests or permits it.

In order to provide a more comprehensive and useful site, Habitat’s web site contains links to other web sites. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati is not responsible for the privacy practices of those other sites.

Note to Parents

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati is pleased when young people visit our web site to learn more about the organization and the problem of poverty housing. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati does not knowingly solicit data from children and does not knowingly market to children.

Youth may participate in Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati activities based on the provisions in Habitat’s Youth Policy. Youth under the age of 18 who are interested in volunteering with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati must have the permission of their legal guardian prior to registering with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati.

Credit Card Information

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati accepts online credit and debit card donations. All personal data related to making a donation via credit or debit card is transmitted over a secured server that encrypts your credit/debit card information, making it safe to transmit over the web. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati processes all credit and debit card donations through our banking partner. Your credit/debit card information will not be released by Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati or its banking partner to any other party.

Feedback Invited

Again, thank you for visiting Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati’s web site. Your feedback is welcome.

  1. What Information Do We Collect?

    When you visit our website you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis and website use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our website.

  2. 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.

  3. Website Use Information

    Similar to other websites, our site may utilize a standard technology called "cookies" (see explanation below, "What Are 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.

  4. How Do We Use The Information You Provide To Us?

    Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering our business activities, providing service and support and making available other products and services to our customers and prospective customers. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our website, new services and special offers we think you will find valuable. The lists used to send you product and service offers are developed and managed under our traditional standards designed to safeguard the security and privacy of all personal information provided by our users. You may at any time to notify us of your desire not to receive these offers.

  5. What Are Cookies?

    Cookies are a feature of web browser software that allows web servers to recognize the computer used to access a website. Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored by a user's web browser on the user's hard drive. Cookies can remember what information a user accesses on one web page to simplify subsequent interactions with that website by the same user or to use the information to streamline the user's transactions on related web pages. This makes it easier for a user to move from web page to web page and to complete commercial transactions over the Internet. Cookies should make your online experience easier and more personalized.

  6. How Do We Use Information Collected From Cookies?

    We use website browser software tools such as cookies and web server logs to gather information about our website users' browsing activities, in order to constantly improve our website and better serve our users. This information assists us to design and arrange our web pages in the most user-friendly manner and to continually improve our website to better meet the needs of our users and prospective users.

    Cookies help us collect important business and technical statistics. The information in the cookies lets us trace the paths followed by users to our website as they move from one page to another. Web server logs allow us to count how many people visit our website and evaluate our website's visitor capacity. We do not use these technologies to capture your individual e-mail address or any personally identifying information about you.

  7. Notice Of New Services And Changes

    Occasionally, we may use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our website, new services and special offers we think you will find valuable. As a user of our website, you will be given the opportunity to notify us of your desire not to receive these offers by clicking on a response box when you receive such an offer or by sending us an email request.

  8. How Do We Secure Information Transmissions?

    When you send confidential personal information to us on our website, a secure server software which we have licensed encrypts all information you input before it is sent to us. The information is scrambled en route and decoded once it reaches our website.

    Other email that you may send to us may not be secure unless we advise you that security measures will be in place prior to your transmitting the information. For that reason, we ask that you do not send confidential information such as Social Security, credit card, or account numbers to us through an unsecured email.

  9. How Do We Protect Your Information?

    Information Security -- We utilize encryption/security software to safeguard the confidentiality of personal information we collect from unauthorized access or disclosure and accidental loss, alteration or destruction.

    Evaluation of Information Protection Practices -- Periodically, our operations and business practices are reviewed for compliance with organization policies and procedures governing the security, confidentiality and quality of our information.

    Employee Access, Training and Expectations -- Our organization values, ethical standards, policies and practices are committed to the protection of user information. In general, our business practices limit employee access to confidential information, and limit the use and disclosure of such information to authorized persons, processes and transactions.

  10. How Can You Access And Correct Your Information?

    You may request access to all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain in our database by e-mailing us using the contact form provided to you within the site structure of our website.

  11. Do We Disclose 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.

  12. What About Legally Compelled Disclosure Of Information?

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

  13. 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.

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