Open Hands may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from Jan 1, 2014.
What We Collect
We collect information from you when you fill out a form to contact us and when you send a donation to Open Hands. We may collect the following information:
- your name and newsletter subscription preference
- contact information including email and mailing addresses
What We Do with the Information We Gather
The information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
- To personalize your experience on our website
- To improve our website
- To improve customer service
- To process transactions
- To send periodic emails
- To administrate a promotion, survey, or other site feature
Your information will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent.
The email address you provide may be used to send you information and updates about Open Hands. We include instructions how to unsubscribe at the bottom of each email.
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. We use traffic log cookies from Google Analytics to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Links to Other Websites
Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, when you use these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. We cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you provide while visiting those sites and they are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement that applies to the website in question.
Controlling your personal information
If you have previously agreed to our use of your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to us or emailing us at [email protected].
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.