The Child Guidance Center of Mid-Fairfield County ("CENTER") respects your privacy and, with the exceptions described herein, will never sell or share any personal information it collects from donors or visitors to this website.
I. Depending on the type of communication or transaction, the personal information we collect may include, but is not limited to, your name, postal address, zip code, telephone number, organization name, e-mail address, credit card, bank information or billing information.
II. You will be asked to provide your personal information only when making donations to the Center.
III. We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 18 or knowingly allow such persons to provide us with their personal information. If you are under 18, do not send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address. In the event we learn that we collected personal information from anyone under the age of 18, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe we may have any information from or about anyone under the age of 18, please contact us at [email protected]
IV. All on-line transactions, including donations, are completed on a secure server. This means that information entered on our donations page is encrypted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) before transmission. On secure pages, a "closed" lock symbol is displayed in the bottom part of your browser screen and the website address in the address bar at the top of the browser screen starts with an "https" instead of an "http".
V. Personal information may be shared internally at the CENTER to complete your donation or to contact you about our on-going work and funding needs. Your personal information will also be used to provide you access to the various sections of our website that have been personalized for your needs.
VI. The CENTER reserves the right to share your personal information in certain situations: Credit Card Transactions, Electronic Fund Transfers, Payments by Check or Money Order and On-line Transactions. We hire third parties to provide credit card, bank, payment and information processing services and order fulfillment services. We make an effort to require all third party service-providers to hold personal information in strict confidence. While we believe these other companies will treat your personal information responsibly, we do not own or control them and cannot guarantee your privacy.
VII. When you visit our website, we may send a "cookie" to your browser that is stored on your computer's hard drive. Cookies are used to collect non-identifying information about visitors to our website, such as page views. We use two different types of cookies - session-based and persistent cookies. Session-based cookies expire at the end of a browser session so once you close your browser the cookie simply terminates. Persistent cookies remain on your computer until you remove them. Persistent cookies are used to provide internal Website analytics. You can manually delete all cookies including persistent ones within your browser privacy.
VIII. In order to provide certain services and goods at our website, we contract with other companies and individuals. These additional services and goods may include "links" to other websites from our website. Our privacy practices may not be applicable at any third-party sites. Anytime you leave the Hope Homes International website, we have no control regarding what information may be collected about you, nor do we control what third-parties might do with the information.
IX. From time to time, we may revise our privacy practices to address changing technology, security measures and website functionality. We strive to provide you with timely notice of these changes. Please contact us if you have any questions about changes to our practices.