Privacy 2016-12-14T14:05:27+00:00

By visiting the website www.TheSparkofHope.org, you accept the terms and conditions outlined here. Please note that the Spark of Hope Foundation (“Foundation”) may update this policy without notice, and we encourage you to review it periodically. Your continued use of this website will be deemed your conclusive acceptance of this Privacy Policy.

Commitment to Privacy

We value your privacy. We take numerous precautions to keep information obtained from on-line visitors secure against unauthorized access and use. However, complete confidentiality and security is not yet possible over the Internet. The Foundation assumes no liability for any damages you may suffer as a result of interception, alteration or misuse of any information transmitted over the Internet.

What We Collect

We may routinely collect some generic information automatically. Generic information does not reveal the identity of the visitor. It usually includes information about the Internet address assigned to your computer, the number and frequency of visitors, and the pages visited on the website. We gather this information for the limited purpose of determining customer service and website needs. We accomplish this by using certain technologies, including “cookies” (a technology that can be used to provide the visitor with tailored information about our services). We do not combine information collected in this way with any personally-identifiable information. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie and you can refuse it.

Personal information is information that identifies you, such as your name, phone or fax numbers, or your e-mail address. Where we ask you for personal information for an application for educational funding or to volunteer, you submit this information voluntarily, with the knowledge that we have taken numerous precautions to keep your information secure and confidential. If you do not wish your personal information to be collected, please do not submit it.

If, at any time, you decide you do not want to receive any future communications from us, you may indicate this by notifying us at [email protected].

How information is used

We use your submitted information to respond to your inquiries. We may compile and aggregate this information for demographic analysis and marketing planning.

Any information collected may be used by us or our affiliates to enhance the website or operations. It may be used for marketing analysis and continuous improvement of our offerings.

We do not sell, rent or market your personal information to third parties. We will not send unsolicited e-mail about any third party commercial offers or advertisements.

We may communicate with you from time with respect to new services, information, tools, etc. related to our offerings.

Disclosure of Personal Information

We may disclose your personal information if we are required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary or appropriate to: (a) conform to or comply with any law, regulation or court order; (b) protect and defend our rights or property or that of our suppliers and licensors, whether or not we are required to do so by law; or (c) protect the personal safety of users of our website or the public. We also reserve the right to disclose personal information to appropriate authorities at our discretion when it appears activities that are illegal or in violation of our Terms of Use are taking place.

Exceptions and Limitations

Notwithstanding the foregoing and in compliance with applicable laws, we (i) cooperate fully with federal, provincial, state or other officials in any investigation relating to any content (including personal or private electronic communication transmitted to the Foundation) or purported unlawful activities of any user of the Service, and (ii) take reasonable measures to protect its proprietary rights. For the limited purposes of accomplishing such cooperation and measures and in compliance with applicable laws, we may be required to disclose personally identifiable information. In addition, we may elect to monitor the areas of communication of any kind (i) to satisfy any law, regulation, or government request; (ii) if such disclosure is necessary or appropriate to operate the Foundation; or (iii) to protect the rights or property of the Foundation or others.

In connection with the potential sale or transfer of any of its interest in www.TheSparkofHope.org and other sites owned by the Foundation, we reserve the right to sell or transfer your information (including, but not limited to name, address information, and other information you provided to us) to a third party that (i) takes over the Foundation; (ii) takes over on an outsourced basis the maintenance and protection of information collected and maintained by the Foundation.