Our Commitment to Privacy
Through our web site, we offer convenient online access to our services and communicate with You about important opportunities and events. We will not collect personal or demographic information from You when You visit our web site unless You provide the information to us voluntarily and knowingly. Those instances where we collect and retain personal information may include but are not limited to the following:
- Registering for a class or special event: When You register online for a class or special event, HFN may ask for your name and contact information. Depending upon the activity, HFN may also collect payment information (such as standard credit card data) and date of birth.
- Applying to work at the Hines Foundation as a volunteer or employee: When You apply online to be an HFN volunteer, HFN will ask You for your name, contact information, and date of birth. We may ask for other data as well, depending on the nature and sensitivity of the activity for which You are applying. When You apply to be a HFN employee, we ask for a variety of types of data that are typical for employment applications, and we may ask for your resume. When volunteering or applying to be employed with HFN we may run various identity, background or criminal checks to ensure the safety of all individuals involved.
- Making a financial contribution: When You make a financial contribution online, HFN may collect your name, contact information, and standard financial data.
Registration and Password.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account, profile and passwords, as may be applicable. You may not share your password or other account access information with any other party, temporarily or permanently, and You shall be responsible for all uses of your HFN registrations and passwords, whether or not authorized by You. You agree to immediately notify HFN of any unauthorized use of your account, Profile, passwords or passwords, as the case may be.
We collect information about how You use the HFN Sites, where You travel to after, and the areas of the HFN Sites that You visit. The resulting logs contain information necessary for analyzing the use of resources, troubleshooting problems, and improving services.
Is My Credit Card Information Secure?
We use a variety of safeguards to protect the security of your credit card and other financial transactions. We use technologies and processes such as encryption, access controls, network firewalls, physical security and other measures. These measures make it extremely difficult for anyone to intercept the credit card information You send to us. When we work with other companies to process credit card transactions, those companies also use encryption and other similar security measures.
You can make financial contributions online , by mail , or by calling +1-469-444-3300.
How We Use Your Information
If You provide HFN with personal information when You visit our web site, we may use the information in any of our HFN Services, programs and activities. We may enter your name into one of our databases so we can contact You to obtain your input, provide information about our programs and events, or request contributions. We may also use the information You provide us to deliver HFN Services, products, contents and other services we offer. Additionally, we may use it to operate and improve the HFN Sites. HFN services contemplated herein may include the display of personalized content and advertising.
Disclosure of Information to Others
HFN may share information about You with vendors and service providers who assist us with any HFN Services, activities and programs. These vendors and service providers help us with functions such as fulfilling orders, managing data, and processing donations. Generally, these third parties may not use that information for any purpose other than assisting us in providing those products and services.
Occasionally, HFN may share postal mailing lists, email lists and phone numbers with other partners or affiliates. We never share specific personal financial data with non-affiliate partner organizations, however, we may group people according to certain criteria prior to sharing information. If You are a HFN financial donor and You would like us to withhold your mailing information from such list exchanges, please contact us to let us know.
You may review, correct, or delete your personal information at any time. Simply log into your account, go to your account profile, and make the necessary changes. We will delete your personal information at your request, but will retain logs, demographic and statistical information about You and may keep an archival copy of your information. If your personal information was previously accessed by others using the HFN Sites or shared according to this Policy, we are unable to delete the information from their systems.
HFN reserves the right to make all disclosures as required by local, national or international law. Information collected on the HFN Sites is stored in whole or in part in the United States and other countries, and may be subject to U.S. law or the laws of those other nations. We may also disclose and transfer information if our business (or one of its parts, divisions, affiliates, supporting organizations or subsidiaries) is liquidated, merged, sold or acquired.
We Care About Doing It Right
HFN is committed to accuracy and precision in processing any of your contribution information. We employ a variety of error checking procedures, and our systems are subject to independent external and internal audits to ensure the privacy, security and accurate processing of your information.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us If You need to review your information or make corrections.
HFN welcomes children to learn more about our organization and, where appropriate, find opportunities to serve their communities through HFN programs and volunteer activities. However, we encourage children to do this only with their parent’s knowledge and supervision. For this reason, HFN follows the guidelines for interactive electronic media published by the Children’s Advertising Review Unit of the Better Business Bureau.
W.E. Hines Foundation, Inc.
Office of the General Counsel
7800 Dallas Pkwy, Suite 360
Plano, TX 75024
Attention: Privacy Officer