The Helping Project Corp / We Include together, “THP / WI”, “we”, “us”, or “our”) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.   This Privacy Policy, which is part of our Terms and Conditions describes the information we collect through our website located at https://www.weinclude.org (the “Site”), how we use and share it, and how you can make choices about our use of that information.  

Please note that this Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time. If we make changes, we will notify you by revising the date at the bottom of the page of the policy. By using the Site after we have posted an updated Privacy Policy, you agree to that updated Privacy Policy.

By using the Site, you consent to our collection, use, and sharing of information as described in this Privacy Policy.

Information We Collect

Information You Provide to Us

You may browse the Site without submitting any personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) to us. We collect Personal Information, such as your name and email address when you voluntarily provide it to us. Below are the most common ways in which you may provide your Personal Information:

  • If you submit your Personal Information to receive updates from us
  • If you make a donation to THP / WI
  • If you take an “Action” through the Site
  • In connection with any other inquiries to THP / WI or any other place on the Site where you knowingly volunteer Personal Information
  • Log information: browser you use, access times, page viewed, IP address
  • Device information: computer or mobile, including operating systems

Information Automatically Collected 

We may also collect information about users when you interact with the Site.  This includes the IP address of the device you use to access the Site, the browser type, the time, and date of visits to the Site, and the website that referred or linked you to the Site.  We may use this information to analyze how visitors use our Site so we can improve the quality of the Site.  

We or third-party service providers (each, a “Service Provider,” together, “Service Providers”) may collect some of this information through cookies, web beacons, pixel tags, clear gifs, or similar technologies.  These technologies are used for anonymous tracking across a web session on the Site or through emails we may send when you have provided us with your email address.

We do not use information automatically collected by the Site to identify visitors individually except in circumstances where we may deem it necessary in connection with legal process or to protect our rights or the rights of a third party as further described below.

Cookies

Web cookies are small files that are placed on your computer or mobile device by a website when you visit it. They contain details of your browsing history on that website and distinguish you from other users. Cookies send data back to the originating website on each subsequent visit or allow another website to recognize the cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize a user’s device and, for instance, remember your preferences and generally improve your online user experience. Like most websites, the Site use cookies and other tracking technologies as described above. You are not required to accept cookies from the Site.  Your web browser allows you to disable the cookies function or delete existing cookies.  However, if you disable cookies, you may not be able to access certain features on the Site.

How We Use Your Information

We or our Service Providers may use your Personal Information for the following purposes:

  • To send you information about news, events, or opportunities that we think may be of interest to you
  • To respond to inquiries from you and communicate with you
  • To ensure and improve the quality of our Site
  • To notify you about substantive changes to our privacy practices
  • To detect, investigate, and protect against any activities that may violate our policies or the law and to establish, defend against, or enforce any related claims

How We Share Your Information

We do not rent or sell Personal Information to any third parties.

We may share your Personal Information with our Service Providers that help us operate and provide services in connection with the Site. 

We may use independent contractors or consultants to perform services for THP / WI. These individuals and entities may have access to Personal Information only as needed to perform their functions and are obligated to maintain the confidentiality of any Personal Information collected from the Site.

We also reserve the right to disclose and use Personal Information and other information in special circumstances, including to enforce this Privacy Policy or any other part of our Terms, to comply with legal process or law enforcement, to address actual or suspected illegal activity, to protect our property or rights, to protect the rights and safety of anyone, or for other reasons we determine in good faith are necessary, appropriate, or required by law.  If we ever merge with, are acquired by, or otherwise consolidate with another organization, Personal Information may be transferred along with our other assets. 

Third-Party Sites

The Site may contain links to third-party websites (“Third-Party Sites”). Third-Party Sites may collect information about you when you interact with them through links on our Site.  If you follow any link to a Third-Party Site, you should review those websites’ privacy policies to find out how they protect your privacy.  We are not responsible for Third-Party Sites or their privacy practices.

We may share information about you as follows or as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy:

  • With vendors, consultants, and other service providers who need access such information to carry out work on our behalf;
  • In response to a request for information if we believe disclosure is in accordance with, or required by, applicable law, regulation or legal process;
  • To protect the rights, property, and safety of the Site or others

Analytic Services

We may allow others to provide analytics services. These entities may use cookies, web beacons, tracking pixels, and other technologies on the Site to collect and store information about your use of the Site and other websites, including IP address, web browser, pages viewed, traffic data, time spent on pages, links checked, conversion information, and user ID. This information may be used by the THP / WI and others to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, better understand your online activity, and improve your online experience. 

Information We Collect from Other Sources

We may also obtain information about you from other sources, such as Program Sites, and combine with that information we collect through the Site. THP / WI is based in the United States and the information we collect is governed by U.S. law. By accessing or using the Site, you consent to the processing and transfer of information in and to the U.S. and other countries.

Donor Privacy

THP / WI values and respects the privacy of its donors.  As with all other Personal Information, we do not share, loan, trade, rent, or sell our donor information to any other organization, nor will we send mailings to our donors on behalf of any other organization or entity. 

We maintain historical records of donor giving histories for certain types of gifts. This information is gathered so we can properly acknowledge gifts for IRS purposes and is also used by THP / WI to analyze giving histories.

Any online donations to THP / WI are processed by our Service Provider through a Third-Party Site, and subject to the Third-Party Site’s privacy practices and terms of use. 

Similarly, Donor information may be made available to our other Service Providers, but only as necessary for THP / WI to provide its services. 

This section applies to donations and donor information received online or offline.  

Social Media

The Site links to Third-Party Sites, such as Facebook, Instagram, Tik-Tok, Twitter, and YouTube.  When you follow, like, comment, or otherwise engage with us through these Third-Party Sites, we may see and collect the Personal Information that the Third-Party Sites generally makes available about its users. Social media features may be hosted and controlled by Third-Party Websites and your interactions with these features are governed by those respective companies’ privacy practices. Please review the privacy policies of these Third-Party Sites for more information on it collects, uses, and shares any Personal Information, including any Personal Information that may be provided to us.

Record Retention

We will keep your Personal Information for as long as we need it, or as otherwise prescribed by law, for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy.

Security

We use reasonable efforts to safeguard your Personal Information.  All traffic to the Site is encrypted with an SSL Certificate, including transmission of Personal Information to the Site.  Of course, no transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, so you provide your Personal Information at your own risk.

Location of Servers and Transfer of Information

Information collected through the Site will be accessed and processed in the United States. In addition, your information may be transferred outside the United States by our Service Providers with locations in other countries. By using the Site and providing your Personal Information to us, you consent to this transfer and to the collection, storage, processing, and use of your Personal Information both within and outside of the United States.

Your Choices Regarding Our Use of Your Personal Information

If you wish to update or correct the information we have for you, please contact info@weinclude.org

If you no longer wish to receive communications from us, you can also unsubscribe by clicking on the “unsubscribe” button in any email communication you receive from us.

Do Not Track (DNT) Requests

Some browsers have incorporated Do Not Track (“DNT”) preferences.  As there is not yet an industry-standard DNT protocol on how to interpret DNT signals, we do not honor DNT signals from browsers at this time.  However, you may refuse or delete cookies to prevent some tracking activities.

Children

We do not knowingly collect information from or about children. If you are a parent or guardian and believe your child under 13 may have provided Personal Information through the Site, please contact info@weinclude.org

Changes to this Privacy Policy

THP / WI reserves the rights to modify this Privacy Policy from time to time without notice to you. If we make material changes to our Privacy Policy, we will notify you. THP / WI may update this Privacy Policy by posting a new version on this web page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact info@weinclude.org

Last Updated April 26, 2024.