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Privacy Policy

Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. (“Habitat for Humanity”) respects your privacy and preferences. This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) sets forth the terms under which you share your information with Habitat for Humanity and how Habitat for Humanity collects and uses your information. This Privacy Policy applies when you make a donation, register for an event, purchase a product, or otherwise  provide us with information via the Habitat for Humanity Website located at www.habitat.org, habitatforhumanity.org, habitat.ngo, habitatforhumanity.ngo and any other domain names owned or controlled by Habitat for Humanity (the “Website”) or in another manner, such as via telephone, email, regular mail, social media, texting, mobile applications, at a special event, in response to a solicitation or face-to-face.

Each local Habitat for Humanity affiliate (“Affiliate”) is a separate legal entity, governed by an independent board of directors, executive committee or other governing body, and each Affiliate is solely responsible for its own collection and use of your information, separate and apart from this Privacy Policy.

Personal contact information collected; What Habitat for Humanity does with it

Habitat for Humanity may request from you, or you may volunteer to provide, your contact information, including your name, mailing address, phone number(s), social media handles and email address(es). Habitat for Humanity may, by way of example, use your contact information to:

  • Send you additional information about Habitat for Humanity and its programs or events.
  • Process a donation or payment and provide you with a receipt or acknowledgment.
  • Clarify or obtain information about a donation or about information you requested.
  • Enroll you in programs, events or activities in which you elect to participate.
  • Manage your account and provide you with customer service.
  • Offer sweepstakes, contests, giveaways or other promotions.
  • Enforce the Website terms of service.
  • Perform other functions as described at the time Habitat for Humanity collects information.

Habitat for Humanity may share or sell your information with vendors, sponsors, service providers and other organizations that Habitat for Humanity uses, as well as other companies whose products and services may be of interest to you. When you sign up for a program or make a donation allocated to a local Affiliate or program, your contact information may be passed on to representatives or designees of such Affiliate or program.

If you make a donation or a purchase, or otherwise provide your information, Habitat for Humanity may contact you from time to time about opportunities to make additional donations or purchases or to provide information about services from third parties. 

You always have the right to opt out of future communications from Habitat for Humanity and/or our vendors, sponsors and service providers, either at the point of collection, as instructed in communications you receive, via the links below, or by contacting us by mail or email:

Habitat for Humanity International, Inc.
121 Habitat St.
Americus, GA 31709-3498
USA
Telephone: 1-800-422-4828
Email: publicinfo@habitat.org

Links to opt out of receiving future communication:

Manage or unsubscribe from Habitat for Humanity e-newsletters.

Unsubscribe from regular mail.

Credit card and billing information

In addition to your contact information, when you make a donation or purchase, Habitat for Humanity asks for your billing address and credit card or other financial services information.  Habitat for Humanity uses a third-party banking agent to process your payments via a secured server that encrypts your credit card/bank information. Habitat for Humanity and our banking agent will not share your credit card/bank information with any other third party, nor will we retain your credit card/bank information longer than necessary.

Other contact information

Habitat for Humanity may ask for contact information for people other than yourself, including, for example, names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of others to whom you send information or in whose honor or behalf you are making a donation or purchase. Habitat for Humanity uses this information to send notifications or information you requested and/or to inform the recipient of your donation or purchase, as well as to contact the recipient from time to time to inform them of other opportunities and information about Habitat for Humanity. Like you, the recipient will always have the opportunity to opt out of receiving future communication from Habitat for Humanity.

Cookies

When you visit the Website, Habitat for Humanity may store some information on your computer or device as a “cookie” or similar file (i.e., a small piece of datum that stores information on your browser in your hard drive). Habitat for Humanity may use cookies to gather broad demographic and traffic information, to help improve the design and functionality of the Website. Cookies may also be used for “re-targeting” in advertising campaigns so that third-party vendors can display advertising to you about Habitat for Humanity or other related entities as you use the internet. 

Links to other sites

This Website may contain links to other sites that may collect your personal contact information. Habitat for Humanity is not responsible for privacy practices and policies or content of these other sites.

Social media

You may engage with Habitat for Humanity through third-party social-media sites, plug-ins and applications, such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. When doing so, you may allow Habitat for Humanity to access certain information from your profile (e.g., name, email address, photo, gender, birthday, location, list of friends/contacts, whom you follow and or who follow you, your ‘likes,’ etc.). When you provide information to Habitat for Humanity through an application, on the Website, or on social networking platforms, it may be viewable by other users of these sites and, in such instances, Habitat for Humanity is not responsible for, and cannot prevent, use of the information by third parties. Some applications, sites and plug-ins allow you to control what data and information you share. For more information about how they treat your information, refer to their privacy policies, settings and terms of use.

Minors

It is Habitat for Humanity’s policy not to solicit knowingly any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. Children under 13 are not authorized to make a donation or purchase, sign up for an event or program, or otherwise provide any personally identifiable information without consent from a parent or legal guardian.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is subject to change from time to time. Habitat for Humanity will notify you about material changes in the way Habitat for Humanity treats your information by posting a notice on the Website or by contacting you directly. You will always have access to the most current policies regarding what information Habitat for Humanity collects, how it’s used, with whom it may be shared, and what choices you have.

[Updated April 2016]