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Privacy Policy

FLHEF.ORG Privacy Policy

Effective Date: 04/29/2024

HEF Connect, Inc. ("HEF," "we," "us," or "our") respects the privacy of our users ("you" or "your"). This Privacy Policy describes the types of information we collect on the FLHEF.ORG website (the "Website") and how we use that information.

What information do we collect? How is it used?

 

We may receive, collect and store any information you enter on our website or provide us in any other way. We use this information for staying in touch with site members and visitors, communication (including newsletters and marketing efforts), optimizing our users' experience on the website, and for our own information and records. We will never sell this information to a third party, nor will we share your personal information to a third party without permission.

We may also use software tools to measure and collect session information, including page response times, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information, and methods used to browse away from the page. This is for our own use, to help us optimize our site experience so we can better serve our site members and online community.

1. Information We Collect

We may collect the following information from you:

  • Personal Information: When you use certain features of the Website, you may provide us with personal information, such as your name, email address, and phone number. This information is only collected when you voluntarily provide it, such as when you sign up for our newsletter, donate, register for support, or contact us directly.

  • Non-Personal Information: We may also collect non-personal information about your use of the Website, such as your browsing history, IP address, and device information. This information is collected automatically through cookies and other tracking technologies.

 

2. Use of Information

We may use the information we collect for the following purposes:

  • To provide and improve the Website and its features

  • To process your donations and support your requests

  • To send you newsletters, updates, and information about advocacy efforts (related to obtaining or renewing your support and encouraging further support from your network). We will also use your contact information to reach out to you during legislative sessions to get urgent information out quickly to our community of followers.

  • To analyze how the Website is used

  • To comply with legal and regulatory requirements

 

3. Sharing of Information

We will not share your personal information with third parties without your consent, except in the following cases:

  • To service providers who help us operate the Website (This may include processing donations, sending emails, and data storage.) Wix.com is our website hosting platform. Your data may be stored through Wix.com's data storage, databases and the general Wix.com applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall. For more information on Wix.com's privacy practices, please refer to Wix Privacy Policy: https://support.wix.com/en/article/creating-a-privacy-policy.

  • To comply with legal or regulatory requirements

  • In the event of a merger, acquisition, or sale of assets

 

4. Payment Processing and Security

When you make a donation through our website, the transaction is processed through a secure payment gateway offered by Wix.com. These gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.

 

5. Cookies and Tracking Technologies

We may use cookies and other tracking technologies to collect non-personal information about your use of the Website. Cookies are small data files that are stored on your device. You can control or disable cookies through your browser settings. However, please note that disabling cookies may limit your ability to use certain features of the Website.

 

6. Data Security

We take reasonable steps to protect the information you provide from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no website or internet transmission is completely secure.

 

7. Children's Privacy

The Website is not directed to children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are a parent or guardian and you believe that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us.

 

8. Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will post any changes on the Website. You are encouraged to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any updates.

 

9. Contact Us

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

 

10. Co-Ownership of Information

HEF Connect, Inc. is in partnership with The Home Education Foundation, Inc and will be considered a co-owner of all information provided as a result of interacting with this website. Both HEF Connect, Inc. and The Home Education Foundation, Inc. are committed to protecting your privacy in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

I've added the information about Wix.com and PCI compliance in sections 3 (Sharing of Information) and 4 (Payment Processing and Security). I've also included a link to the Wix Privacy Policy for reference.

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