Privacy Policy    

 

LoveHallie.org is a website operated by the Love, Hallie Foundation (also, “Love, Hallie,” “we,” “us” or “our”), a New York-based nonprofit organization that promotes youth philanthropy, helping young people improve their communities and the world.  Love, Hallie has reached more than 60 million people worldwide through media and publications, special events, youth action campaigns, and this website: www.LoveHallie.org (also, “our Website” or “our Site”).

Love, Hallie respects the privacy of all our website visitors, whether children, teenagers, parents, donors, or other supporters and contributors to our mission. To demonstrate our concern, we have adopted the following Privacy Policy (or “Policy”), which explains – in simple terms and an easy-to-follow bulleted format – what information we may collect from our Website visitors and how we handle such information. For simplicity, we may conveniently refer to any or all of our visitors as “visitors,” “users,” or “you” in certain parts of this Policy.

Special Note to Parents: As a non-profit organization, our Website is not subject to the requirements of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Nonetheless, we take children’s privacy seriously and have adopted a number of additional measures to comply with the spirit of COPPA and otherwise keep parents aware of their children’s activities on our Website. These measures are outlined in various parts of the Policy below, including in those sections marked “Note to Parents.” If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us using the contact information below:

Love, Hallie Foundation

375 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10013

info@lovehallie.org

1. What does this Privacy Policy apply to, and who does it cover?

·     As mentioned above, this Policy applies to information collected through the Love, Hallie website located at www.lovehallie.org, specifically information collected from children or teenagers seeking to become Hallie’s Angels, supporters who make donations, and parents or other visitors to our Site.

·     Although this Policy does not generally apply to information we collect through offline means (such as through an offline Hallie’s Angel application, phone call from a member or donor, mail-in donation form, or other offline correspondence), the practices set forth below (where noted) also represent how we handle certain information we receive from our members or supporters offline.

·     This Policy does not apply to third party websites to which we link or which link to our Site, such as those of any business partner (e.g., Network for Good, Amazon, etc.), even if those sites are performing important fulfillment services on our behalf. We are not responsible for the content or practices of any third party site. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any third party sites before you provide any personal information.

2. What types of information do we collect on our Site and how do we use it?

The information we may collect from our Website visitors will vary depending on the person visiting, the reason for their visit, and the particular form or feature they are using. The following is a list of scenarios of where we may collect information, and for each scenario, a description of the types of information collected and how the information may be used.

·     Hallie’s Angels Applicant Information (“Registration”). This information is collected from children or teenagers (preferably between the ages of 8 and 18) who are interested in applying to become a Hallie’s Angel (i.e., an active participant or contributor to our collective mission). The information requested for this online application/registration may include personal contact information such as name, mailing address, email address, and phone number, and certain demographic information such as gender and date of birth. We may also ask applicants to indicate their desired level of participation and involvement in Love, Hallie (for example, whether they’d like to be a chapter leader and/or receive ongoing communications from Love, Hallie). The contact information provided during registration is used to determine whether the child or teenager qualifies as a Hallie’s Angel and to mail qualified applicants the Hallie’s Angels toolkit on how to get started. Contact information may also be used to periodically send our members (via email or postal mail) news, events, and information about Love, Hallie and/or other similar organizations or causes that motivate kids to do good. The demographic information provided during registration allows us to help segment our Hallie’s Angels into different age groups or chapters (and, based on this information, identify other cities or groups of children who may be interested in getting involved), screen for users under the age of 13 (see “Application for users under 13” below), and possibly give annual birthday wishes to our valued Hallie’s Angels.

o      Application/Registration from users under 13: For applicants under the age of 13, we may also ask for a parent’s contact information (such as parent’s name and email address) during registration. This information is used to notify the child’s parent (via email) of the child’s registration and interest in becoming a Hallie’s Angel. The notice will contain a link to this privacy policy and may provide a parent with instructions on how to confirm and/or update their child’s registration information, or, if desired, opt out their child from the program entirely. Parents can also contact us regarding their child’s application or participation in Love, Hallie at any time by using the contact information provided above. We will endeavor to honor any and all reasonable and authentic requests from parents of children under the age of 13.

o      Note to Parents regarding Love, Hallie membership: Love, Hallie strongly encourages parents to be involved in their children’s Love, Hallie activities. Whether children get involved in Love, Hallie as Angels, chapter leaders, or just followers, it is important that young children understand the risks in organizing or participating in social activities that may involve offline meetings or group sessions. Unless accompanied by a familiar adult, children should never invite, form Love, Hallie chapters or get together with people they or you do not already know well and trust.

·     Donor Information. This information is collected from those who graciously support Love, Hallie financially.

o      For offline donations (i.e., those submitted via phone or mail-in envelope), we ask – although do not require – donors to provide certain contact information such as name, mailing address, phone number, and email address. This information is used to thank our donors for their support, process their contributions (including preparing and sending them tax receipts), keep them updated on news and information about Love, Hallie and other similar charitable causes, and periodically reach out to them for additional support.

o      Online donation forms (which allow for identified or anonymous donations via credit card) are handled by an independent third party company, Network for Good, on our behalf. If you make a donation to Love, Hallie online (at www.NetworkforGood.com), Network for Good will share your name and email address with us, unless you indicate otherwise under “Privacy Preferences” during the donation checkout process. Any donor information provided to us by Network for Good is used in the same manner described above. However, because this information was collected on the Network for Good website, it is also subject to the terms of the Network for Good privacy and security policy available at www.networkforgood.com.

·     Guest Book Signings. Visitors who choose to post a message on our online Guest Book are simply asked to provide their first name, location (city and state), and the comment they’d like to post. This information is used solely for purposes of displaying your comment (along with your first name and where you’re from) on the Guest Book portion of our Site, thereby enabling all those involved in the Love, Hallie mission or just visiting our Site to easily share and publicize their experiences and thoughts about Love, Hallie. No personal information (such as your full name, mailing address, email address, or phone number) should be posted on the Guest Book. We reserve the right to remove any postings we find to be offensive, inappropriate, or unsafe.

·     Community Features. We may provide on our Website social or community-type features that allow users to upload, and publicly share with other users, pictures, videos, artwork or other similar media or content. In order to use these features and post such content, you may first be required to register for Hallie’s Angel membership or provide (as part of the same or a separate registration) certain information about you or others to whom the content relates. These features (if available) are provided for the purpose of enabling our members and supporters to share the Love, Hallie mission with friends and family in a way that is easy, fun, and member-driven.

o      Note to Parents regarding Community Features: Please remember that these areas of our Site must always be used with caution. Although we may take certain measures to help protect those who use these features (for example, by pre-screening content for appropriateness before posting or limiting the group of people with whom users can share content), we cannot guarantee the privacy of these areas and are not responsible for any content or information children or teenagers post in these areas. We strongly encourage parents to be actively and regularly involved in their children’s online activities and to use common sense when using these areas of our Site. Children should never share personal information with strangers or post content or information that either they or you do not want others to see.  Any information posted or shared in these areas is done so at your own risk. For additional tips on how to help children stay safe when using social networking features, we recommend you read the following materials from the FTC website:

      http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/tech/tec14.shtm

      http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/edcams/kidzprivacy/kidz.htm

·     Inquiries and Email Correspondence (Contact Us page). If a user writes to us using the contact email addresses provided on our Site’s Contact Us page, your email address and any information you provide in your email message will be used to respond to your inquiries as appropriate, and may be stored for mandated tax or record-keeping purposes.

·     Tell-a-Friend or Forward-to-Friend Features. We invite our members and other Site visitors to spread the message about Love, Hallie and our mission by using our Tell-a-Friend or Forward-to-Friend features. These features (which may be available on our Site or contained within an email message from Love, Hallie) may be configured to automatically pull up a pre-populated message within your existing email client (e.g., Outlook). If it is configured this way, all you would need to do to send the message is input your friend’s email address and hit the Send button. Alternatively, these features may be designed to bring up a web form asking you to input your name and email address, and the names and email addresses of any people to whom you’d like to forward the message. Regardless, the information you fill in when using these features is not kept by Love, Hallie and is merely used to forward the requested message, content, or communication.

·     Search Amazon.com Box. The Search Amazon.com box that appears on the left navigation bar of our Site is provided as a convenience to help our users easily and quickly find products sold on Amazon.com without having to first open the Amazon.com website in a separate browser or window. When you type a keyword into this box, the search term is automatically forwarded to Amazon and the results for your searched term will appear in a separate window that opens to the Amazon.com site. We do not collect or store the keywords you type into this search box. However, if a search that originated on our Site results in a purchase at Amazon.com, Amazon will return a small portion of the fee for the item purchased as a donation to Love, Hallie.

Regardless of the information being requested or the feature or service for which the information is collected and used, we will adhere to the following three principles:

1.   The information we request from you will be limited to the amount of information we believe we need to administer or provide you the requested activity or feature in the most efficient, convenient, and user-friendly manner possible.

2.   It is always your choice whether to provide us your personal or demographic information. If you choose not to provide us this information when requested, you may not be able to partake in certain activities, such as Hallie’s Angel membership. To simply browse our Site, you do not need to give us any personal or demographic information.

3.   In addition to the descriptions above, the information you provide us will always be used in a manner that furthers (or attempts to further) the Love, Hallie mission, whether that means working to expand our membership or base of financial support, communicating with members on the progress of their specific projects or about Love, Hallie in general, and other important causes, or customizing the content and layout of our Website so we can continue to please and engage our members and supporters so they keep coming back for more.

3. Do we collect any information automatically through cookies or other web technologies?

·     Like many other sites on the Internet today, we may use a variety of standard web technologies to automatically collect certain information about your visit to our Site and, in return, provide you a more pleasant, convenient, and personalized Website experience. Examples of the types of technologies we may use and how we use them are provided below.

o      Cookies – these are small text files that we may store on your computer to remember certain things about your visit to our Site and/or your computer system. For example, cookies might remember the fact that you previously visited our Site and the pages and images you viewed or clicked on during that visit. Cookies might also be used to capture your computer’s Internet Protocol (IP) Address (assigned by your Internet Service Provider), which may allow us to determine your general geographic location (e.g., New York City). Upon subsequent visits to our Site, we may retrieve this cookie information from your computer and use it to automatically display information that we think may be of interest to you. A cookie might also be used to help us screen for users under the age of 13 and route them to the appropriate registration form. We do not use cookies to collect personal information about you, although we may link cookie information to personal information collected from you by other means (such as through the Hallie’s Angel application form – See Section 2 above).

Most common web browsers today, such as Firefox and Internet Explorer, allow you to modify your settings to block cookies entirely, alert you every time they are being sent, or allow their use by only those websites you select. You can also delete cookies that are currently stored on your computer’s hard drive. To do this within Firefox or Internet Explorer, go to Tools, then Options or Internet Options, and then choose the Privacy tab to make your selections.  If you choose to disable cookies, certain features and services on our Sites may not be available to you or work properly.

o      Web Logs or Log Files – these are files stored on our web server (or that of our service provider) that record Website activity and gather non-identifiable statistics about your visit to our Site. The information collected through log files may include (among other things): (i) the type of browser and operating system you use; (ii) your computer’s IP address; and, (iii) other information about your online session (e.g., date and time of your visit, URL you came from to get to our Site, etc.). In addition to using this information to better understand how our Site is used and to improve its functionality, we may use log file information such as your computer’s IP address (together with personal information if necessary) to troubleshoot technical problems, help ensure the security of our Website, or prohibit or restrict access to our Site or online activities by certain users.

4. Do we disclose your information to other companies?

·       Love, Hallie may allow outside companies to access your information, including personal and demographic information, under the following circumstances:

o      Agents and Contractors. Love, Hallie may hire agents or service providers to help us run or host this Website, administer online registrations, or perform other services related to the internal operation of our Website. When performing these services on our behalf, these companies may be given access to the information they need to perform the specific tasks they’ve been hired to do. These companies are strictly prohibited from using your information for any other purpose, and have agreed to keep your information confidential and secure.

o         Successors and Assigns. In the event of a merger, acquisition, reorganization, bankruptcy, or other similar event involving Love, Hallie, our member and donor information may be transferred to Love, Hallie's successor or assign.

o         Legal Disclosures. Love, Hallie may disclose information in the good faith belief we are required to do so by law or such disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with legal processes, enforce contract terms, respond to or resolve any claims (including member complaints), or otherwise protect the safety or rights (including intellectual property rights) of Love, Hallie, our members and supporters, or the general public.

5. How can you access and modify the information we’ve stored about you, and what choices do you have with respect to the use of your information?

·     Access and Modification. If you registered online to become a Hallie’s Angel, you can always access or edit your account information by clicking on the Update Profile link provided at the top of our Website. You will be asked to provide the email address you used when you registered, and, if it matches with the email address we have on file, our system will automatically email you a link that provides you direct access to your account. Parents can use this same process to access and update their child’s account information. For all other users (including donors), please contact us using the contact information provided at the top of this Policy to update or request the deletion of your information from our records. You may be required to verify your identity with the proper email address, phone number, or other contact information before we can delete or make changes to your account.

·     Opting-out. If you would like to opt-out from receiving news and information from Love, Hallie (whether they come by email or postal mail), you can do this by:

1.       Opting out at the time of registration;

2.       Accessing your account via the Update Profile process and changing your selected preference to receive communications; or,

3.       Simply follow the unsubscribe process or directions provided in the footer of each email message we send you.

6. How do we protect your information?

·     Security Measures. Love, Hallie takes a number of reasonable measures, in light of the generally non-sensitive information in our possession, to protect the security of your information. These measures include, but are not necessarily limited to, storing your information in secure operating environments that are only accessible to authorized and authenticated Love, Hallie personnel or agents and on a strict need-to-know basis.

7. What are you agreeing to when you use our Website, and how are you notified of changes to this Privacy Policy?

·     Acceptance of this Policy. By using our Website, you acknowledge you have read and agree to the practices and terms set forth in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with the practices set forth in this Policy, please do not use our Site.

·     Residents outside the United States. This Website is intended primarily for users residing within the United States. If you are a user from outside the U.S., please note that any information you provide us through this Site may be collected, stored, and processed by Love, Hallie within the U.S. By using our Site, you agree to the transfer, use, and disclosure of your information as set forth in this Policy.

·     Notification of Changes. We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time. If we make any changes, we will update the effective date of the Policy or post the date the most recent updates or revisions were made. Please check back periodically to ensure you are aware of these changes. Your failure to object or your continued use of our Site after these changes are posted will signify your acceptance of the revised Policy.

o         Material Changes. If we make a material change to this Privacy Policy (for example, we want to use your information in ways not previously disclosed in this Policy or that could not be reasonably expected by you), we will notify you by posting a prominent notice about the change on our Sites or in this Privacy Policy, and, if necessary or appropriate, provide you with certain choices before any such change takes effect. We may also contact parents regarding any such changes that affect children under the age of 13.