Our website has a number of security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information under our control. Our computer systems are professionally managed with access limited only to those persons and organizations necessary to its proper functioning. This access applies to all electronic and physical security measures. Highly sensitive data including credit card information is additionally secured through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. Our servers are located in a locked, secure environment. Additionally, we never store your credit card information in our database at any time.
On registration, sign-up and contribution forms on http://hopefair.org, we may ask for your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address. We may also ask who, if anyone, referred you to the site so that we can credit those who are organizing volunteer support or fundraising for HOPE Fair Housing Center. We will use your e-mail address to provide you news and information about HOPE Fair Housing Center. We may also use your zip code and state to send you e-mail messages about upcoming events or activities in your area.
On occasion, we may also use the information that you provide online to contact you for other purposes or to solicit you for contributions. We will not sell your information to any third party under any circumstances.
When you sign one of our petitions: When you sign one of our petitions, we treat your name, city, state, and any comments as public information. We may, for example, provide compilations of petitions, with your comments, to national leaders, without disclosing email addresses. We may also make comments available to the press and public online, identifying only your city and state.
When you share content with your friends: When you forward a page, email, or introduce HOPE Fair Housing Center to your friends, using our viral sharing features, we treat that exchange as a personal private exchange. We will not, under any circumstances, collect ("harvest") the name, email address, or any other personal information from the sharing of our website content.
IP Addresses and Log File Data: We log your IP address, which is the location of your computer or network on the Internet, for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. We also use page hits in the aggregate to track the popularity of pages that people visit in order to improve the quality of the site. There is no personal identifiable information collected in our log files.
If you wish to unsubscribe from our communications, please email us at info@ hopefair.org. We will regularly process these requests.
HOPE Fair Housing Center ("HOPE") regularly takes photographs and video ("Images") of campaign events. Unless a participant or attendee requests otherwise, his/her attendance at, or participation in, an event with HOPE is considered a release to use images obtained during that event for any lawful purpose, including on the HOPE's website or in other promotional materials. For the purposes of this policy, "images" includes any still, digital, video, and photographic images, recordings, or drawings, which may include sound or other audio clips.
HOPE does not require specific permission from any or all individuals appearing in photographs or video of the audience at an event where specific individuals are not easily identifiable. Your attendance or participation is considered a release to use said images for any lawful purpose. HOPE reserves the right to use or not to use images of this type, in its sole discretion, without seeking any further permission. In the event that an image of a child is used, HOPE will not disclose the child's name, age, location, or other "directory information" without specific written and verifiable consent by the child's parent or guardian.
All images, both solicited and unsolicited, which are submitted to HOPE become the exclusive property of HOPE. You understand that you will not receive compensation or other consideration for any images. You agree that you will not assert any claim against HOPE, its successor entities or other parties who use such images, and you relieve HOPE of liability for its use of the image(s).
By submitting images, you guarantee that you have obtained the permission of all persons contained in the image(s), and that it was taken lawfully. You further understand that images of minors must follow the guidelines listed above. HOPE reserves the right to edit and use any images as it sees fit including but not limited to advertising or other communications in any media, edited or unedited. You waive any right to inspect or approve the finished images or any printed or electronic use of the images on the part of HOPE.
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.