PRIVACY POLICY

Your privacy is critically important to us. At BelongingHouse.org we have a few fundamental principles.

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our services, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services or products you have requested.

Below is our privacy policy which incorporates these goals: It is BelongingHouse.org’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.

Website Visitors

BelongingHouse.org collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. BelongingHouse.org’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use the website. From time to time, BelongingHouse.org may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by printing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to BelongingHouse.org’s websites choose to interact with BelongingHouse.org in ways that require us to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that BelongingHouse.org gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, visitors who request to be on the newsletter list are asked to provide a name, contact information and an email address. BelongingHouse.org collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with us.

BelongingHouse.org does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

BelongingHouse.org may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, BelongingHouse.org may monitor the most popular pages on the BelongingHouse.org’s site or use spam screening service to help identify spam. BelongingHouse.org may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, BelongingHouse.org does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

BelongingHouse.org discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that

(i) need to know that information in order to process it on BelongingHouse.org’s behalf or to provide services available at BelongingHouse.org’s websites, and

(ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others.

Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using BelongingHouse.org’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.

BelongingHouse.org will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, BelongingHouse.org discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when BelongingHouse.org believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of BelongingHouse.org, third parties or the public at large.

If you become a registered user of a BelongingHouse.org website and have supplied your email address, BelongingHouse.org may send you emails to tell you about new opportunities or activities or solicit your feedback. BelongingHouse.org takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. BelongingHouse.org uses cookies to help identify and track visitors, their usage of the website, and their website access preferences. BelongingHouse.org visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using BelongingHouse.org’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of the website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Embedded Content from Other Websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if you have visited the other website.
These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Legal Bases for Collecting and Using Information

A note here for those in the European Union about our legal grounds for processing information about you under EU data protection laws, which is that our use of your information is based on the grounds that:
(1) The use is necessary in order to fulfill our commitments to you under our Terms of Service or other agreements with you or is necessary to administer your account–for example, in order to enable access to our website on your device; or
(2) The use is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation; or
(3) The use is necessary in order to protect your vital interests or those of another person; or
(4) We have a legitimate interest in using your information–for example, to provide and update our Services, to improve our Services so that we can offer you a better user experience, to safeguard our services, to communicate with you, to measure, gauge, and improve the effectiveness of our advertising, and better understand user retention and attrition, to monitor and prevent any problems with our services, and to personalize your experience.

Choices

You have several choices when it comes to information about you:
Limit the Information You Provide.
Opt-Out of Electronic Communications: You may opt out of receiving messages from us. Follow the instructions in those messages.
Set your Browser to Reject Cookies: You can set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies before using BelongingHouse.org website, with the drawback that certain features of the website may not function properly.

Your Rights

If you are located in certain countries, including those that fall under the scope of the European General Data Protection Regulation (AKA the “GDPR”), data protection laws give you rights with respect to your personal data, subject to any exemptions provided by the law, including the rights to:
Request access to your personal data;
Request correction or deletion of your personal data;
Object to our use and processing of your personal data;
Request that we limit our use and processing of your personal data; and
Request portability of your personal data.
You may contact us to make a request regarding these rights.
EU individuals also have the right to make a complaint to a government supervisory authority.

Transfers

If BelongingHouse.org, or substantially all of its assets, were transferred, or in the unlikely event that BelongingHouse.org closes, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of BelongingHouse.org may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by BelongingHouse.org and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, BelongingHouse.org may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in its sole discretion. BelongingHouse.org encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Belonging House
BelongingHouse.org
PO Box 393
Methuen MA 01844

updated August 15, 2019


Note: Credit goes to Automattic who developed this privacy policy made it available under a Creative Commons Sharealike license.

Belonging House is a registered 501(c)(3) public charity.