Privacy Policy

We here at Hope @ Miracle House are aware of the sensitivity of personal information. It is our policy to never share any of the information about our volunteers, donors, or other affiliated individuals or organizations outside of ours. Any information gathered will be used for Hope @ Miracle House’s purposes only, unless you request otherwise. We may store personal data itself or such information may be included in databases owned and maintained by our affiliates, agents or service providers. We do not store any credit card information on our office computers and ensure that our internet connection is secure when we access the databases maintained by our affiliates. We currently use two online affiliates to collect donations, and electronic mailing.

MailChimp

We use MailChimp for our electronic mailing campaigns and newsletters. MailChimp has TRUSTe’s Privacy Seal, which means this privacy policy has been reviewed by TRUSTe for compliance with their program requirements, including transparency, accountability, and choice related to the collection and use of your Personal Information. Your subscriber lists are stored on a secure MailChimp server. MailChimp will never share your personal information unless it’s required by law. If you contact  MailChimp for complaints, they may then contact you in response. You can stop receiving Hope @ Miracle House’s emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in every email in compliance with the CAN SPAM Act. For MailChimp’s full Privacy Policy, click here.

PayPal

We use PayPal to securely obtain monetary donations. The donate link goes directly to the PayPal server. PayPal is committed to handling your customer information with high standards of information security. They use computer safeguards such as firewalls and data encryption, enforce physical access controls to their buildings and files, and they authorize access to personal information only for those employees who require it to fulfill their job responsibilities. For PayPal’s full privacy policy, click here.

Use of Cookies

A cookie is a piece of information that a web server may place on your computer when you visit a website. Cookies are commonly used by websites to improve the user experience and have not been known to transmit computer viruses or otherwise harm your computer. Many cookies last only through a single website session, or visit. Others may have an expiration date, or may remain on your computer until you delete them. We may use cookies for a number of purposes – for example, to maintain continuity during a user session, to gather data about the usage of our website for research and other purposes, to store your preferences for certain kinds of information and marketing offers, or to store a user name or encrypted identification number so that you do not have to provide this information every time you return to our website. To ensure we are publishing content customers need and want, Hope @ Miracle House collects aggregated site-visitation statistics using cookies. When someone visits the site, a cookie is placed on the customer’s machine (if the customer accepts cookies) or is read if the customer has visited the website previously. Our cookies will track only your activity relating to your online activity on this website, and will not track your other Internet activity. Our cookies do not gather personally identifiable information. You can decide if and how your computer will accept a cookie by configuring your preferences or options in your browser. However, if you choose to reject cookies, you may not be able to use certain of our online products and services or website features.

We take what we believe to be reasonable steps to protect your personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, inadvertent disclosure, alteration, and destruction. However, no Internet or e-mail transmission is ever fully secure or error free. Therefore, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail. Please keep this in mind when disclosing any personal data via the internet. Please feel free to contact BraylonR@yahoo.com to review any personal information collected about you or your organization, or to request any necessary corrections.