Hope for LaGonave is committed to respecting your privacy and security. We have developed this privacy policy to ensure that information you provide to Hope for LaGonave will not be shared with any third party.

Awareness. Hope for LaGonave provides this Privacy Policy to make you aware of our security practices and to inform you of the way your information is collected and used.

Information Collected. You may provide contact information by using our website, or through your involvement as a volunteer. This information may be used for organization-related purposes, to order resources, or to make contributions. Here are the types of personal information that we collect:
  • Contact information: name, complete address, phone number, email address;
  • Payment information: bank account number, credit card number and expiration date, and other necessary drafting information;
  • Information you wish to leave: questions, comments, or suggestions.
  • Your request to receive periodic updates: e.g., to individuals who request it, we will send periodic e-mails related to specific fund-raising appeals, organization concerns, and newsletters.
How Information is Used. Hope for LaGonave uses your information to understand your needs and provide you with better service. Specifically, we use your information to help you complete a transaction, communicate back to you, update you on organization happenings, and to personalize our website for you. Credit card and Bank account numbers are used only for donation or payment processing and are not retained for other purposes. We use the comments you offer to provide you with information requested, and we take seriously each recommendation as to how we might improve communication.

No Sharing of Personal Information. Hope for LaGonave will not sell, rent, or lease your personal information to other organizations. We assure you that your identity will be kept confidential. Use of personal information will be limited to the internal purposes of Hope for LaGonave and only to further our organization activities and purposes.

Security. Hope for LaGonave is committed to ensuring the security of your personal information. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the proper use of information, we have established and implemented appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect. We use Internet encryption software, Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol when collecting or transferring sensitive data such as credit card and bank account information. Once we receive your credit card information, it is accessible only to a small number of trusted Hope for LaGonave staff who have been specially trained in processing this information.

Cookies. From time to time, we will send a "cookie" to your computer. A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. Once placed onto your machine, the cookie will allow the website to "recognize" you as a unique individual. A cookie can't read data off your hard drive or read cookie files created by other sites. Cookies do not damage your system. We use cookies to recognize you when you return to our sites, or to identify which areas of our network of websites you have visited. We will use this information to better personalize the content you see on our sites.

Most websites place cookies on your hard drive. You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings of your browser. Your browser can refuse all cookies, or show you when a cookie is being sent. If you choose not to accept these cookies, your experience at our site and other websites may be diminished and some features may not work as intended.