Privacy Policy

We value our partners and donors and take their privacy seriously. We will respect the privacy of information that we are privileged to have about our donors. Our commitment to respect the privacy of our donors extends to how we obtain, use, protect and share information about them. This privacy policy is intended to be applied in conjunction with related Habitat for Humanity Sarasota, Inc. (HFHS) policies.

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Principles, Actions, and Beliefs
I. We will hold in confidence all information concerning donors and prospects, including addresses, names of beneficiaries, nature and value of estates, amounts of provisions or gifts, etc., unless a donor or prospect grants permission to use selective information for purposes of referral, testimonial, example, recognition, or publicity. Donor names are listed in the quarterly newsletter and annual report, based on gift date, unless we are notified specifically about their wish to remain anonymous.

II. We will not share, sell, rent or otherwise offer information about donors to other organizations.

III. We contractually require any person or organization providing services to HFHS to protect the confidentiality of donor information.

IV. We have procedures in place to limit access to information by only those employees and volunteers who need to know such information in order to fulfill our mission.

V. We will use our best efforts to comply with the expressed wishes of any donor who does not want their name used in any promotional material, wishes their name removed from solicitation and other mailing lists, or wishes to have their gifts or services be anonymous.

VI. We will collect, use and share information about our supporters among employees and volunteers only on a need-to-know basis and for the sole purpose of carrying out HFHS mission.

Website Privacy Policy
We have created this statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy. We do not collect personally identifying information when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. This policy is your guide to how we will handle information we learn about you from your visit to our web site.

Use of Links
Throughout our web site, we provide links to other servers which may contain information of interest to our readers. We take no responsibility for, and exercise no control over, the organizations, views, or accuracy of the information contained on other servers. If you have a link you would like us to consider adding to our web site, please send an email to with the subject “Link request.”

Use of Text and Images
If you would like to publish information that you find on our web site, please send your request to

Reading or Downloading
We collect and store only the following information about you: the name of the domain from which you access the internet; the date and time you access our site; and the internet address of the web site which you linked to our site. We use the information we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, and to help us make our site more useful to visitors.

Online Information and Donations
We may use your contact information to send further information about our organization or to contact you when necessary. You may always opt-out of receiving future e-mailings; see the “Opt Out” or “Unsubscribe” section of the email.

Credit Card Security
We are concerned about the safety and security of your online credit card transaction. We use a third-party Secure Sockets Layer encryption and the “https” security protocol to communicate with your computer. This is the industry standard in security protocol. This method makes it extremely difficult for unauthorized users outside of HFHS to intercept your credit card information. This same high-grade encryption is also the standard for any personal information that you may share with us.

Sending us an Email
You may decide to send us personally identifying information, for example, in an electronic mail message containing a question or comment, or by filling out a web form that provides us this information. We use personally identifying information from email primarily to respond to your requests. We may forward your email to other employees who are better able to answer your questions. We may also use your email to contact you in the future about our programs that may be of interest.

We will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. Except as might be required by law, we do not share any information we receive with any outside parties. If you sign up for one of our email lists, we will only send you the kinds of information you have requested. We won’t share your name or email address with any outside parties.

Opt-out or Change Your Contact Information
HFHS constituents have the opportunity to opt-out of receiving e-mails from us by using the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of the email. To update your existing contact information, please contact