Home Of Guiding Hands

Privacy Policy

At Home of Guiding Hands (HGH), we take your privacy seriously. We will protect your privacy at all times—that is our commitment to you. Information we collect, when you sign up for our newsletter or when you register, is used to process your donation, event attendance, sponsorship or donation, or request for information and to provide you with personalized information.

At HGH, we do not collect personally identifying information about you when you visit our site unless you choose to share that information with us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. This policy is outlines how we will handle your personal information when you visit our web site.

Use of Links
If the HGH website includes links to external websites, then these links do not fall under the www.guidinghands.org/ domain, and HGH is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of external websites. Your use of any linked website is solely at your own risk.

Creating a text link from your web site to our site does not require permission. If you have a link you’d like us to consider adding to our web site, please send an email Pamela Starmack, Development & Communications Coordinator at pamela@guidinghands.org. with the subject “Link Request.”

Use of Text and Images
If you would like to publish information that you find on our web site, please send your request to pamela@guidinghands.org. Where text or images are posted on our site with the permission of the original copyright holder, a copyright statement appears at the bottom of the page.

Accessibility
This web site is designed to be accessible to visitors with disabilities and complies with federal guidelines concerning accessibility. If you have suggestions on how to make the site more accessible, please contact us at pamela@guidinghands.org.

Reading or Downloading
We collect and store only the following information about you: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example, yahoo.com, if you are connecting from an Yahoo account, or duke.edu if you are connecting from Duke University’s domain), the date and time you access our site, and the Internet address of the web site from which you linked to our site.

We use the information we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, and to help us improve our site.

Online Profile Updates and Donations
If you complete the Profile Form and share your personally identifying information, this information will be used only to provide you with more targeted content. We may use your contact information to send further information about our organization or to contact you when necessary. You may always opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the “Opt Out” section below.

Email Privacy
You also may decide to send us personally identifying information, for example, in an electronic mail message containing a question or comment, or by filling out a web form that provides us this information. We use personally identifying information from email primarily to respond to your requests. We may forward your email to other employees who are better able to answer your questions. We may also use your email to contact you in the future about our programs that may be of interest.

We want to be very clear: We will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. Except as might be required by law, we do not share any information we receive with any outside parties.

If you sign up for one of our email lists, we will only send you the information you have requested. We won’t share your name or email address with any outside parties.

HGH does not provide, sell, or rent email addresses to anyone outside the organization.

Kids and Privacy
We do not request personal information about children, such as first and last name or street address and city. When children send email to us, their online contact information (email address) is not used to re-contact them and is not retained in our database.

Opt-Out or Change Your Contact Information
You may opt-out of receiving communications from us through our online contact form at http://www.guidinghands.org/contact-us/contact-form/. You may choose to receive only specific communications or none at all. You may also update your contact information previously provided to us through another online form.

Questions About our Policies
If you have any questions about our privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with the HGH web site, you can contact us at: pamela@guidinghands.org

Modifications
We may amend this privacy policy from time to time; please review it periodically. We maintain the option to modify this privacy at any time by electronic notice posted on our website. Your continued use of our website after the date that such notices are posted will be deemed to be your agreement to the changed terms.