Privacy Policy

At the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas, Inc. (“HRI” or “we”) your privacy is important to us and we know that you care about how your personal information is used and shared.

This Privacy Policy, as part of our Terms and Conditions of Use, explains what information we gather about you, how we use it, how you can access it, and the safeguards we have in place to protect it. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully before using the HRI website and related webpages (collectively, the “Site”). By accessing or using this Site, you agree to this Privacy Policy; however, if you do not agree with our policies and practices, please do
not use our Site.

Contact Information

Should you have any questions about our Site or this Privacy Policy, contact us at:

Human Rights Initiative

Ph: 214.855.0520
Fax: 214.855.0793
Email: Contact Us

Collection of Information

Generally, you can visit our Site without telling us who you are or revealing any Personal Information about yourself; however, you must provide Personal Information in order to receive communications, make donations, volunteer, or make other requests. Accordingly, in the course of using this Site, HRI may ask you for certain information, including, but not limited to, your name, email address, postal address, and telephone number (home and work) (any of which is “Personal Information”). Such information is provided voluntarily and knowingly.

We may also ask for certain information about you when you make a donation on the Site. This information may include your name, mailing and billing address, zip code, phone number, billing information and/or email address. This information may be required to
complete your donation.

HRI may also collect non-personally identifiable information when you visit our Site, including but not limited to the type of Internet browser you are using, the type of operating system you are using, device information, the domain name of your Internet service provider, aggregate data about the number of visits to the Site, and aggregate data about the pages visited, but in doing so, we do not connect this information with your Personal
Information such as your name or email address.

Cookies and Tracking Technologies

HRI may use cookies and other tracking technologies to collect non-personally identifiable information (“General Information”) about Site visitors. A cookie is a very small text file placed on the hard drive of your computer. HRI may use tracking tools, including without limitation cookies, in order to improve the Site by providing aggregate information on the number of visitors and usage patterns and allowing us to recognize you when you revisit the Site to provide you with customized information and to remember your preferences.

HRI does not engage in the collection of Personal Information over time and across thirdparty websites, and we do not permit third parties to gather information passively on our Sites for behavioral advertising purposes.

You can control many tracking tools, including cookies. In particular, you may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our Site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our Site. Additionally, some browsers have a ‘do not track’ feature that lets you tell websites that you do not want to have your online activities tracked. These features are not yet consistent or uniform, so we are currently not set up to respond to those signals.

Sharing Your Information

We may disclose the Personal Information that we collect from you or that you provide, as follows:

  • To contractors, service providers and other third parties we use to support our organization and who are bound by contractual obligations to keep Personal Information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them. Examples of our service providers include:
  • Our payment processor for donations
  • To a successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution or other sale or transfer of some or all of HRI’s assets, in which Personal Information held by HRI about our Site users, donors, or clients is among the assets transferred.
  • To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it.
  • For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.
  • With your consent.
  • To comply with any court order, law or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request.
  • To enforce or apply our terms of use and other agreements.
  • If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of HRI, our employees and volunteers, or others.

We may disclose aggregated, General Information about our users without restriction.

Opt-Out of the Access to Personal Information

If you do not wish to have your Personal Information used by HRI as noted above, please notify HRI directly at 214.855.0520. Notwithstanding the foregoing, HRI may be required to use your Personal Information to complete transactions requested by you or to cooperate with government officials or parties in litigation under process of law, or as otherwise required by law and/or to protect against legal liability.

Please note that the limitations on HRI’s use of Personal Information and General Information as set forth above do not apply in the event of a transfer of HRI’s assets, and General Information and Personal Information owned or in the possession of HRI may be transferred, distributed, or sold as part of HRI or its assets, except as prohibited by law. In addition, we may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect or if the identity of the requesting party cannot be verified.

If we have sent you a promotional email, you may send us a return email to the address specified in the email asking to be omitted from future promotional email distributions. This opt-out does not apply to transactional emails regarding your donation or updates to our policies.

Accessing and Correcting Your Information

Site users may request access to, review, correct or modify their Personal Information maintained by HRI by contacting us at 214.855.0520. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect or if the identity of the requesting party cannot be verified.

Information Security

HRI has implemented security measures to help protect against the risk of loss, misuse and alteration of any General Information or Personal Information under HRI’s control. Nevertheless, such security measures may not prevent all loss, misuse or alteration of information on the Site, and HRI is not responsible for any damages or liabilities relating to any such security failures. By using this Site, you understand that there is a risk that data and communications, including email and other electronic communications, may be accessed by unauthorized third parties when communicated over the Internet. The foregoing does not affect any liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

Our Commitment to Our Donors

We will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations.

This policy applies to all information received by HRI, both online and offline, on any Platform (“Platform”, includes the HRI website and mobile applications), as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications.

To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.

When you make a donation, you may be asked if you would like to receive further contact from us via our Site. If you indicate yes, you will be placed on our email distribution list and you may receive promotional correspondence from us from time to time in the future. If you later want to be removed from that list, you can remove yourself by following the directions in the correspondence you receive or following the “Opt Out” procedures in this Privacy
Policy.

For any questions about donating or sponsoring, please contact Jennifer Weil, jweil@hrionline.org.

Client Information

As part of our service work with clients, we may collect Personal Information and other sensitive information of clients. This information is provided voluntarily as part of receiving the services. We only collect and use this information in accordance with this Privacy Policy or as set forth in the applicable consent form for the client. HRI will use reasonable security measures, such as those set forth in this Privacy Policy, to protect such information.

Your California Privacy Rights

Under California law, a California resident with whom HRI has an established relationship has the right to request certain information with respect to the types of personal information HRI has shared with third parties for their direct marketing purposes (if any), and the identities of those third parties, within the immediately preceding calendar year, subject to certain exceptions. In response to a written request, HRI is allowed to provide a cost-free means to opt out of such sharing.

Since HRI does not provide your Personal Information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes, it is not necessary for us to establish this procedure; however, if you do not want HRI to use your Personal Information to provide information about our programs, please follow the cost free opt-out procedures in this policy.

Site Location; Transfer of Information to the United States

 The Site is operated in the United States and is intended for users located in the United States. If you are located outside the United States, please be aware that information we collect, including Personal Information, may be transferred to, processed, and stored in the United States. By using the Site or providing us with any information, you consent to the transfer, processing, and storage of your information in the United States. You are also consenting to the application of United States federal and Texas state law in all matters concerning the Site and this Privacy Policy.

Information of Children

Our Site is not directed to children under the age of 13 years. We will not request personally identifiable information from anyone whom we know to be under the age of 13. By using our Site, you represent and warrant that you are at least 13 years old. If we become aware that a customer is under the age of 13 and has registered without prior verifiable parental consent, we will remove his or her Personal Information.

Links to Third Party Websites

If any link is offered connecting to a third party website, it is for the convenience of our Site visitors. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by HRI of that website and is provided only for informational purposes. HRI reserves the right to remove any link for any reason. Websites linked to and from this Site are not necessarily under the control of HRI, and HRI shall have no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the content or privacy practices of any such linked website or any link or linking program at any time. If you click on a link from our Site and link to a third party’s website, then this Privacy Policy will not apply to your Personal Information collected on that third party’s website and you must read the privacy policy on that website to see how your information will be handled.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

HRI may change this Privacy Policy at any time by posting the changed or amended Privacy Policy on the Site. Your continued viewing of or use of this Site following the posting of any changes to this Privacy Policy will indicate your assent to any such changes or amendments.

 Last updated: May 2019

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