Site Membership & Personal Information
Members of the Website are assured that HFTN and its service providers will never trade or sell their personal information and no contact information will ever be made available publicly on the Website by HFTN.
When you sign up as a Member at the Website, you must provide your name, email address and create a password. Users can tell us more about themselves by providing more detailed information using their own private user account (‘My Account’). The user’s contact information may be used by HFTN to contact the visitor but is never made public.
When you donate, you can elect whether you want your name and/or your donation amount displayed. When tax receipts are issued, HFTN is required to maintain certain donor information on file to be compliant with law, such as your full name and mailing address. We only use your payment information (such as a credit card number and expiry date) for the purpose of processing your donation via Stripe, a recognized and secure online gateway provider but this information is not stored at the Website. To find out more about the security of your payments, please read our Security Policy fully.
Social Networking Tools
If you use our referral service (“Spread the Word”) to inform a friend about HFTN, you will be asked for the friend’s email address. The Website will automatically send the friend an email inviting them to visit the Website but will not use the friend’s email address for other purposes.
As with most other Internet sites, we utilize “cookies” to track a user’s activity at the Website. A cookie contains a unique session identifier that allows us to recognize you when you return to the Website. Most browsers will automatically accept cookies. You can set your browser to reject cookies but some parts of the Website may not function properly if the cookies are rejected. Cookies help us provide visitors with a better user experience.
We also record the IP address of each visitor. An IP address is a number assigned to your computer automatically when you use the Internet. The Website uses the IP address information to help diagnose problems with servers, administer the Website more effectively, and to gather broad demographic information about what domains and countries our visitors come from. This information is only collected in aggregate and helps us monitor site traffic patterns in order to improve our service.
HFTN reserves the right to provide personally identifiable information to the appropriate authorities when required by law.
Acceptance of this Policy
If you have any questions about your privacy at HFTN, please contact us by writing to: firstname.lastname@example.org.