Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County (“HH-CFC”) created this Privacy Policy to demonstrate respect for your privacy preferences and to disclose its information collection and sharing practices as they pertain to the website it operates at www.habitatcfc.org (the “Website”). Your privacy is important to HH-CFC. Throughout this Privacy Policy (the “Policy”), the words “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to HH-CFC. By accessing or using this Website you consent to the use of information that personally identifies you (“Personal Information”) as described in this Policy. If you are unwilling to consent to our collection and use of your Personal Information as described in this Policy, you should not use the Website.

THE PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT: 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 or e-mail address.

WHERE AND WHEN WE COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION: You will be asked to provide your Personal Information when making donations, requesting communications, expressing interest in a volunteer position with HH-CFC and/or in connection with other HH-CFC business transacted at the Website. We also might obtain your Personal Information from your other transactions or experiences with HH-CFC.

INFORMATION SECURITY: We maintain reasonable physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect the confidentiality of your Personal Information. The security measures in place on the Website and related computer systems aim to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of any Personal Information you provide to us.

LINKS TO OTHER SITES: You should know that while visiting the Website, you can be directed, through links, to other websites that are beyond our control. HH-CFC is not responsible for the privacy practices and policies of such websites. If you make an online, you are directed to a third-party website operated by Blackbaud, Inc. (“Blackbaud”) for purposes of submitting your credit card information. HH-CFC does not receive or record your credit card number, and is not responsible for Blackbaud’s privacy or data security practices. Please review Blackbaud’s privacy policy before making an online donation, and please review the privacy policies at other websites that you might link to through the Website prior to submitting personal information at such websites.

HOW HH-CFC MAY SHARE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION: Except as otherwise described in the Policy below, HH-CFC does not share, rent or exchange your Personal Information with third parties. We may share or transfer your Personal Information as directed to do so by you. Personal Information will be shared internally within HH-CFC for administrative purposes, to email you to acknowledge donations, to contact you about upcoming events and our ongoing work, and to discuss volunteering opportunities and ways that you can further support our efforts to help those in need. 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. We may send promotional email messages to you on behalf of third parties. We do not share your Personal Information with such third parties, and you have the opportunity to opt out of such promotional messages by “unsubscribing”.

EXCEPTIONS: HH-CFC reserves the right to share your Personal Information in certain situations:

We may transfer Personal Information to third party vendors who act for us for further processing in accordance with the purposes for which the data was originally collected or for purposes to which you have subsequently consented. For example, sometimes a third party vendor may have access to your Personal Information in order to support our information technology or help compile and manage the data. We make an effort to require all third party service-providers to hold Personal Information in strict confidence. While we believe these other companies are upstanding and will treat your Personal Information responsibly, we do not own or control them and cannot guarantee your privacy.

If we have reason to believe that there has been some inappropriate interference with or use of our website, communications, charitable services or personal or real property or if we have reason to believe that one of the Website users, donors, employees or other related parties may have been injured or may have harmed some other party, we will disclose, without notice to you, your Personal Information as we deem appropriate. We may also disclose Personal Information about you as required or permitted by law, including to comply with legal process (for example, we may disclose your information as necessary to comply with an authorized civil, criminal or regulatory investigation).

BUSINESS TRANSITIONS: In the event HH-CFC goes through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another organization, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your Personal Information might be among the assets transferred. You will be notified via this Website of any such change in ownership or control of your Personal Information.

MAINTENANCE OF ACCURATE INFORMATION: We have established procedures to correct inaccurate information in a timely manner. If you have any reason to believe that Personal Information about you that is stored and maintained by us is incorrect, please contact us by email at info@habitatcfc.org.

COOKIES AND PIXELS: When you register on our Website, we might store some information on your computer in the form of a “cookie” (i.e. a small piece of text that stores information on your browser in your computers hard drive) or similar file. We may use this information to track user habits and improve the functionality of the Web site as a result of our observations. We also collect this information to prevent you from re-entering all your registration data at each connection such as saving your passwords. Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your own browser to refuse cookies.

The Website utilizes 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 for longer periods of time. Persistent cookies are used to assist our internal Website analytics. You can manually delete all cookies, including persistent ones, within your browser privacy settings. In addition, HH-CFC uses “pixels,” or transparent GIF files, to help manage online advertising. These pixels do not collect identifying information.

HH-CFC does not link the information it collects via cookies or pixels to any of your Personal Information.

CHANGES TO PRIVACY PRACTICES: From time to time, Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County may revise this Policy, including to address changing technology, security measures and website functionality. While we strive to provide you with timely notice of these changes, you should check back periodically. Changes will take effect when posted and your continued use of the Website will constitute your agreement to the changes. Please contact us if you have any questions about changes to our practices.

CONTACTING HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF COASTAL FAIRFIELD COUNTY ABOUT THIS POLICY: If you wish to change your privacy preferences or have any questions please contact us.

Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County
Attention: Privacy Policy
1542 Barnum Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06110
EMAIL: info@habitatcfc.org
TELEPHONE: Monday through Friday, 9:00AM – 5:00PM Eastern Time at 203-333-2642.

This Privacy Policy is effective as of February 2011.