Personal Information Collected
In general, when you visit our web site and access information you remain anonymous. We do not require you to register or provide personal information to us to view our web site. You do have an option to join our mailing list, make a financial contribution or sign-up to volunteer and we collect contact information in all three cases. If a contribution is involved, credit card information is also collected.
What Information We Collect
The Houston Habitat mailing list form requires users to give contact information that may include name, e-mail address, physical address and phone number. We do not request or store sensitive information from our visitors, such as social security numbers or birthdates. The credit card transaction available through our web site is handled by a secure, encrypted process provided by a third party processor under contract to Houston Habitat.
Houston Habitat allows donors to give gifts in honor/memory of another person. To send an acknowledgment to the recipient/recipients’ designee Houston Habitat will collect information as it relates to the recipient including name, address, etc.
Under special circumstances, Houston Habitat can use volunteers as young as eight. Because of this, Houston Habitat does not knowingly collect information for anyone under the age of eight.
Use of Your Personal Information
On a selective basis, personally identifiable information is used internally to identify recipients for written and e-mail communications designed to inform individuals of organizational updates, builds, events, volunteer activities, ReStore activities and campaigns for financial support. You have the right to opt-out of these mailings and can do so by notifying Houston Habitat of this preference. If your contact information with us is incorrect you can update Houston Habitat at any time by contacting our office. Houston Habitat will never sell or share your personal information with outside organizations.
To protect your privacy and security Houston Habitat will take reasonable steps to verify your data before granting access or making corrections.
Internet Protocol Address
An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We collect an IP address from all visitors to our web site. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our web site, analyze usage trends, track users’ interactions with the web site, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the web site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
Links to Third-Party Web Sites
Houston Habitat will sometimes provide links to third party websites existing outside of The Houston Habitat site. Since we do not control the content or functionality of these websites, we encourage you to review the privacy policies posted on these third-party websites. Any link from http://www.houstonhabitat.org to such a third-party web site does not denote an endorsement of its viewpoint(s) or mission(s).