USE OF MATERIALS ON THIS WEB SITE
Please note: The laws and regulations in different countries impose different (and even conflicting) requirements on the Internet and data protection. All matters relating to this site are governed by the laws of the State of Texas in the United States of America.
THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
The site you entered may collect some or all of these types of Personal Information through a product order, sweepstakes, contest, game, survey, questionnaire or promotion, or a registration form. Some of our web sites may require registration in order for you to participate in sweepstakes, games or other activities. The Gateway to Hope /Hope and Healing Center will not collect any Personal Information from your visits to our sites unless you provide your Personal Information to us voluntarily. We also do not collect financial or other sensitive data information about our users.
The web site you entered may also collect Personal Information from you about a third party (e.g., the site might allow you to send an email or message to a friend, in which case we will need that person’s name and email address). Please note that we use such information only for the specified purpose (e.g., to deliver the email message) and we will not contact the third party again by email unless and until the third party contacts us.
THE WAY WE
USE PERSONAL INFORMATION
The Gateway to Hope /Hope and Healing Center may also enhance your Personal Information by linking it to data obtained from third parties, such as non-personally identifiable information (e.g., demographic and geographic characteristics) as well as other publicly available data such as census information. Such enhanced information allows us to provide our users with a more customized experience.
The Gateway to Hope /Hope and Healing Center’s primary goal in collecting and using Personal Information is to give you a meaningful and customized experience while you are using our web sites as well as to promote our charity in a cost effective and efficient manner.
Anonymous information about your computer, such as your IP address (a number assigned to your computer whenever you surf the Internet), the type of Internet browser you are using, and the type of computer operating system you are using may also be collected by us using cookies. Web servers, the computers that “serve up” web pages, automatically identify your computer by its IP address. When you request a page from this web site, our servers log your IP address.
WITH WHOM WE MAY SHARE INFORMATION
In the course of doing business, we employ other companies to perform a variety of functions on our behalf. For example, at times we may retain third parties to analyze, update and correct data we collect on our web sites, including Personal Information, to help us improve our database and our web site. In addition, we may share Personal Information with agents, suppliers, fulfillment houses and other third parties to allow delivery of products, information, prizes or services. These suppliers and other third parties may have access to your Personal Information if it is needed to perform their functions for The Hope and Healing Center, but they are not authorized by us to use your Personal Information in any way other than the intended use.
We may release your Personal Information if required to do so by law, or by search warrant, subpoena or court order, or to a third party to which ownership of Gateway to Hope /The Hope and Healing Center is transferred via an acquisition, merger, sale of assets or otherwise.
MANAGE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION; UNSUBSCRIBE
You are ultimately in control of the Personal Information that we collect and use. We want to keep your data complete, up to date and accurate. Gateway to Hope /The Hope and Healing Center provides its users with the following options to manage their Personal Information that is in reasonably retrievable form in our database:
4 Send us an email: Go to the Contact Us page of the web site and send us an email. Be sure to include your name, address, email address and clear instructions regarding any change to your Personal Information or if you would like us to unsubscribe you from our database.
4 Call us at (281) 219-3313 and provide clear instructions regarding any change to your Personal Information or let us know if you would like us to unsubscribe you from our database.
DATA PROTECTION AND SECURITY
We take reasonable precautions to keep your Personal Information secure. All access to the information we collect is subject to physical, electronic and managerial restrictions to prevent unauthorized access, modification or misuse. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online, and you do so at your own risk.
COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION FROM CHILDREN UNDER 13 YEARS OLD
The Hope and Healing Center and the www.beanangel.org web site have no intention of collecting any personal information from any individuals under the age of 13 and we will not knowingly permit ordering or any communication from a child who is under the age of 13.
IMPORTANT NOTE TO KIDS AND PARENTS
If you are 18 years of age or younger, please be sure to ask your parents for permission before providing any information to us.
In communicating directly with minors over the Internet, we recognize the unique issues raised regarding the protection of your kids’ privacy. The Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU), a section of The Better Business Bureau, has issued guidelines for web sites gathering information from minors. The Hope and Healing Center intends to comply with the CARU guidelines in order to protect your kids and their privacy.
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