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Privacy Policy

The Children’s Help Net (“CHNF”) respects the right to privacy of all visitors to the website. CHNF wants any information that you provide to us via this website to remain as secure as possible. This statement explains our online information practices. By using our website, you acknowledge that you agree with this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, please do not provide us with any Personal Information (as defined below) and please refrain from using our website.

Information CHNF collects information that you provide to us. Examples of personal information that we collect include but are not limited to your name, address, telephone number and email address, and other personally identifiable information (collectively, the “Personal Information”). CHNF also collects other information from users of its website, such as IP addresses, browser types, location information and operating system types. This information may be used to diagnose information technology issues for CHNF, to monitor website traffic and volume and to assess usage of our website.

Use of Information CHNF may use your Personal Information for lawful purposes, including providing you with information regarding our charitable activities and other related purposes. Please see below on how to opt out of such communications. CHNF does not sell, trade, rent or share your information (including your email address) with any other organization or company. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if CHNF, is acquired or transferred, whether by acquisition, consolidation, merger, asset purchase or otherwise, CHNF may disclose and/or transfer your Personal Information to the applicable third party acquirer. CHNF also may disclose your Personal Information if it becomes the subject of a bankruptcy or insolvency proceeding pursuant to a transaction approved by the appropriate court. CHNF may disclosure your Personal Information to third parties when such disclosure is reasonably necessary to (i) enforce the terms and conditions of CHNF’s services or this website, (ii) comply with legal or regulatory requirements, (iii) protect CHNF’s rights and property or the safety of CHNF, its users and applicable third parties, or (iv) prevent a crime or protect national security.

Making A Donation When you make an online donation we collect Personal Information such as your name, billing address and email address. This information is used to acknowledge receipt of your donation for tax purposes and possibly to include you on CHNF’s mailing list unless you elect to be removed from that list. When you send a donation in honor or in memory of someone and request that an acknowledgement be sent to another individual or family, we will use the name and address of that individual or family for acknowledgement purposes only.

We use PayPal and Network for Good to process donations by credit card. You may review PayPal’s privacy policy here and Network for Good's policy here.

Access At your written request, we will provide you with access to Personal Information that we hold about you. You may request that we correct, amend or delete your Personal Information. At your request and subject to applicable law, we will correct, amend or delete such Personal Information where it is inaccurate, subject to certain exceptions, such as when the burden or expense of doing so is disproportionate to your privacy concerns, or when the rights of other persons would be violated.

Security Methods CHNF has implemented commercially reasonable physical, technical and administrative security measures to protect your Personal Information, including a secure firewall and use of security infrastructure. As an additional security measure, your Personal Information is also encrypted during transmission using SSL security, an industry standard secure technology. SSL encryption is indicated on your Web browser by the display of a lock or key on the browser status bar. Nonetheless, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee the security of the data sent to us electronically and transmission of the data is entirely at your own risk.

Storage of Personal Information in the United States All of the information that you provide to CHNF will be stored and processed in the United States. If you access our website from a location outside of the United States, your use of our website constitutes consent to the transfer of your information to the United States. The laws in the United States may not offer the same degree of privacy protection as the laws in your jurisdiction.

Children CHNF does not knowingly or specifically collect Personal Information from users under the age of 13 and no one under age 13 is authorized to submit any information, including Personal Information, on our website.

Credit Card Payments Credit card numbers are collected by third-party payment vendors such as PayPal and Network for Good. CHNF will not collect or have access to any complete credit card numbers our third-party vendors collect to process online transactions. The use of this information is based on the policies and procedures of the applicable third-party payment vendor, and not this Privacy Policy. We encourage you to read each company’s privacy policy before submitting any personal information on CHNF’s website.

Links To Other Websites The CHNF website may contain links to other websites that have information we believe may be of interest. We do not endorse these sites. While we try to link only to websites that share our high standards and respect for privacy, we are not responsible for the content of the sites or privacy practices employed by other sites. We encourage you to read the privacy policy of each site you visit that may collect information or ask you to disclose Personal Information. This Privacy Policy does not apply to information collected on external websites that may be linked to or through the CHNF website.

Opt-Out Of Communications To stop receiving print mail and/or email communications from CHNF please contact the Director at 914-923-3774 or by email at Obscure.

Retention of Information CHNF may retain your Personal Information for as long as we deem reasonable or as long as required by law.

Policy Amendments CHNF reserves the right to modify, expand or remove portions of this Privacy Policy at any time. Changes to this Policy will be posted on our website. Your continued use of our website indicates your agreement with these modifications and updates. If you do not agree with the changes, then you should stop using our website and notify us that you do not want your information used in accordance with the changes. If we make significant material changes in the way we handle Personal Information, we will send a notice to you at the email address that we have on file and/or by posting a prominent notice on our website.

Contact Information If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the practices of the CHNF website, please contact the Director at CHNF, 293 Scarborough Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510 or by calling 914-923-3774, or by email at Obscure.

Cookie Policy

CHNF may use “cookies”, or small text files that are stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies ensure that our site’s content is presented in the most effective manner for you and your computer. You can decline cookies by activating a setting on your browser. If you choose to decline cookies, this may limit the functionality of our site. While we use cookies, we do not track our users across websites or over time. Many web browsers allow for the use of a “Do Not Track” function to inform websites that you do not want your online activities tracked. CHNF’s website currently does not recognize the various web browser “Do Not Track” signals.