Purpose of Policy
Information We Collect
You may visit and use www.HOPEww.org at anytime that the web site is operational. The submission of personal information is not required to use the general features of the web site. However, to access additional features like e-mail, chat rooms and message boards requires registration. Personal information, which you provide to us on a voluntary basis, is collected during the registration process. In the registration process we request your name, city, state/providence and country of residence, zip code, email address, gender and date of birth. We also require you to select a user name and a password. During the process of registration, you will be given the opportunity to submit additional information, as well as let us know if you're interested in receiving news about www.HOPEww.org via our e-news letter. This additional information is not required for registration. If you do select this additional option, however, the information submitted will be collected along with the rest of your personal information.
From Other Sources
We may also collect certain technical information, which does not allow us to identify you personally, but pertains to your use of the Internet. For example, we can determine what type of browser you are using to access the site and thus give you optimized pages. This information is primarily for site management purposes and may be used to diagnose problems, follow user movement over the web site, determine and analyze user trends, collect aggregate data, identifying referring web site addresses, etc.
How We Use the Information
We will use the information that you submit or we collect, in aggregate form, to improve the site and your overall user experience. "Aggregate" in this context means in bulk, exclusive of specific personal information like name, city, state/province, country, zip code, e-mail address, etc.. Also, if we offer extra services, which are optional during registration, and we ask you for additional information, which you provide, then we will use your name and e-mail address to provide the services. For example, by "I want to receive additional information about www.HOPEww.org via email" option, we use your name and e-mail address to forward the requested information to you.
What Information Do We Share or Disclose
We will not sell, trade, rent or lease your personal information to other companies, except as otherwise provided herein. We may, however, share aggregate information with the third parties linked to or included on our web site.
We will share or disclose your personal information with others if (1) you consent to such disclosure; (2) you request something from us which requires us to provide the information in order to comply with your request; (3) a person, organization or entity that does work on our behalf needs the information in order to do the work, but only if the information is not used for other purposes and it is kept confidential and not retained after the work has been completed; (4) in compliance with any legal or administrative process, including subpoenas and court orders; (5) to enforce or apply this policy or any other agreement; or (6) to protect the rights or property of www.HOPEww.org and/or the personal safety of its employees, users or others.
Information From a Third Party
We may notify you, from time to time, of information from a third party which we believe would be of interest to you. However, no personal information will be provided to the third party by HOPE worldwide. You may elect whether or not to contact the third party yourself in your sole discretion.
If you register or sign up for specific services, products or information from third parties linked to or included on our web site, and the third party collects personal information, you understand and agree that you will be subject to the third party's privacy policies, not ours, with respect to those transactions or activities.
Limiting Our Use to the Information and Editing, Correcting or Deleting It.
You can chose not to provide some or all of the personal information initially requested from you. However, by doing so you will not be granted access to e-mail, chat rooms, message boards, e-news letters or other services for which personal information is needed in order to obtain the service.
Another means of limiting our use to information is by rejecting cookies. This applies to our cookies and ones which third parties use on our web site. Most browsers are set up to accept cookies automatically, unless you indicate otherwise. If you choose to reject the cookie you may do so and still use the web site, but your access to and use of certain areas of the web site may be limited.
You may also edit, correct or delete the personal information you have provided. In order to do so you must log on the web site using your user name and password. Your personal information may then be accessed and you may edit or correct any of the information, except your user name. You may use the same process to delete your personal information or you may contact www.HOPEww.org by e-mail at Webmaster@hopeww.org, either from the original e-mail address that you used to register or you must provide the original e-mail address in your e-mail message to us.
Again, by deleting your personal information you will be denied access to and use of those services for which personal information is necessary in order to continue to use the service.
All information provided or collected is retained in our archives for historical purposes, for a period of time, even though it is no longer available on our active user files.
For your privacy and security, all information is password protected, and access is restricted to authorized personnel.
It is important for you to also protect your personal information, including your password and your computer. Do not allow someone access to these. Your are responsible for any use of your password, even if you do not authorize its use.
If you use e-mail, chat rooms and message boards or other public online services and disclose personal or private information about yourself, others may collect, store and use that information. www.HOPEww.org urges you to be careful in sharing personal information publicly, especially your name, address, telephone number and other information which an online user could use for illegal or harmful purposes.
Although we employ measures to protect your privacy, we cannot guarantee that your information will be secure against unauthorized intruders in every instance. In addition, because internet communications can be intercepted by third parties during transmission, we cannot ensure the security of your information as it is being transmitted to us.
Notification of Changes
In the event you have any questions or issues relating to this policy, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.