Privacy Policy

Preserve. Educate. Improve.

This privacy statement covers the www.hamiltonhood.org site. We are committed to our users’ privacy and disclose our information and privacy practices here below.

If users have questions or concerns regarding this statement, they should first contact us by e-mail at info@hamiltonhood.org.

Information Collection and Use

Information Collection
Hamilton Hood Foundation, Inc. (“Hamilton Hood”) is the sole owner of the information collected on www.hamiltonhood.org. Hamilton Hood collects information from our users on our Web site if a donation is made, or an order is placed, or if you submit your email agreeing to receive emails, newsletter or updates regarding Hamilton Hood.

Donation/Order Form
We request information from the donor or user on our order form. A user must provide contact information (such as name, email, phone number and shipping address) and financial information (such as credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to provide a donation or to fill customer’s orders. If we have trouble processing an order, the information is used to contact the donor or user.

Cookies
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site.

Log Files
Like most standard Web site servers we use log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Sharing

Legal Disclaimer
Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our Web site.

Business Transitions
In the event Hamilton Hood goes through a business transition, such as a merger, being acquired by another company or selling a portion of its assets, users’ personal information will, in most instances, be part of the assets transferred. Users will be notified via email prior to a change of ownership or control of their personal information. If as a result of the business transition, the users’ personally identifiable information will be used in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection they will be given choice consistent with our notification of changes section.

Links
This Web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we, Hamilton Hood, are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.

Security
This Web site takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When users submit sensitive information via the Web site, their information is protected both online and off-line.

When our donation or order form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number and/or social security number), that information is encrypted and is protected with encryption software – SSL. While on a secure page, such as our donation or order form, the lock icon on Web browsers such as Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when users are just ‘surfing’.

While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our users’ information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our office. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our billing clerk or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Furthermore, ALL employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices.

If users have any questions about the security at our Web site, users can send an email to info@hamiltonhood.org.

Supplementation of Information
In order for this Web site to properly fulfill its obligation to users it is necessary for us to supplement the information we receive with information from third party sources.

Address Verification
We use PayPal to verify a donor or user’s billing address and therefore, credit card ownership.

Notification of Changes
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the homepage, and other places we deem appropriate so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

In addition, if we make any material changes in our privacy practices that do not affect user information already stored in our database, we will post a prominent notice on our Web site notifying users of the change.

Contact Information
If users have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at:

Email: info@hamiltonhood.org

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

When you give to Hamilton Hood Foundation, your donation is used to support historic preservation, genealogical research, and health education.

Hamilton Hood Foundation, Inc.