In this Policy, personal information means any information that lets us identify you or the device you use when you access and interact with our website including your name, address, phone number, email address, identification number (for you or your device), location data, or any attribute that may be linked to you as an individual.
HIAS’ website is not intended for use by children 13 years old or younger.
As used in this Policy, “we,” “us,” and “our” refers to HIAS. The terms “you,” “your”, “yours” and “user” refer to you as the individual accessing or using the HIAS website.
Please note that certain links on our website may lead to resources maintained by third parties over which we have no control, including websites maintained by our humanitarian and resettlement partners. Third party collection, use and processing of your information is governed by their privacy policies.
By using our website, you consent to the collection and usage of your personal information as described in this Policy.
Collection and Use of Your Personal Information
We collect personal information for specific and necessary purposes and we strive to only collect information that is relevant to carrying out our work and interacting with you and others who are interested in our mission and organization.
Donor Registration and Management
We collect information about our donors and their pledges. To donate through HIAS’ website, you will need to provide registration information, such as name, e-mail address, home or work address, phone number, credit card number and other relevant data. We use this information to identify you as the donor, provide you with donation receipts, mailings and communications, and process authorized donations.
Communication with Registered Users
When you complete one of our web forms (Sign Up form or Donation form, etc.) or register for an event, we may use your personal information to send you our newsletter or to solicit funds. You may unsubscribe at any time.
Automated Data Collection
Certain information about the device you use to access our website will be automatically collected. Such information may include your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by HIAS in the aggregate for the operation of our services, to maintain the quality of our website and to provide general information.
We may send targeted social media posts to users based on user analytics and user activity. We may also use information about donations, actions taken or users’ content preferences to generate custom email or solicitations for donations. You may unsubscribe from these communications at any time.
HIAS does not collect, use or disclose your sensitive personal information, such as race, religion or political affiliation, without your explicit consent.
You may wish to refer to allaboutcookies.org for more general information about cookies. In order to use the site optimally, you will need to ensure that your browser is configured to accept cookies from the site. If, however, you do not accept HIAS’ cookies, you may experience some inconvenience in your use of this site. You can delete cookies after each visit, if you wish to.
Keeping your information confidential is important to us. We restrict access to personal information collected about users to our employees or others on a need-to-know basis to provide services to you or in the course of conducting our business operations. HIAS binds all of its employees to its confidentiality requirements.
Sharing of Your Personal Information
We will only share your personal information with trusted partners and service providers for specific and necessary purposes. Partners and service providers are under contractual obligation to have in place privacy and confidentiality safeguards similar to ours. Personal information may be shared for the following main purposes:
- With trusted partners or non-profit organizations for them to reach out to new prospective supporters.
- To third-party service providers solely to provide services to us, such as website hosting, email or postal distribution, data analysis, technology or infrastructure troubleshooting.
Your Right to “Opt-Out”
HIAS operates a strict “opt-out” policy for individuals. This means we will stop sharing your contact information with partners or sending you information upon your request. For instance, if you are a donor or HIAS email list subscriber, you may unsubscribe or update your email preferences at any time by following the instructions contained within the email or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. You may likewise contact email@example.com to request removal of your name and contact information from any lists HIAS shares, rents or sells to trusted partners.
Donors and HIAS listserv subscribers can view and modify settings relating to the nature and frequency of promotional communications that they receive from us by accessing HIAS’ website. For businesses, HIAS will continue to contact businesses with news and information until we are informed that this communication is no longer required.
Security of Your Personal Information
We maintain appropriate physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to secure your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, such as a third-party payment processor, the information is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Retention of Your Personal Information
We will only use and store your personal information for so long as it is required for the purposes for which it was collected. We use your personal information, as necessary, to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements and rights.
Changes to this Policy
Revised August 25, 2022