Effective Date: July 19, 2019
If you are located in the EU/EEA, please refer to our EU Privacy Notice below on this page.
Collection of Personal Information
Information You Provide
We may collect and process the following information when you interact with the Site:
- Contact Data. You may provide us with your contact details, such as your name, email address, phone number, website URL, or other similar information.
- Account Information. When signing into your account through HIA Connect or the Site you may submit a username and password, which we provide to you off the Site. Once logged in, you may provide other personal information related to your account such as a profile picture, birthdate, educational history, employment and volunteer history, and gender. You may provide third parties your personal information if you register and log into HIA Connect or the Site via third-party social media websites (e.g., Facebook).
- Application Information. The Site, sometimes through third-party services (e.g., wufoo or Squarespace), allows you to apply to HIA Fellowships and other programs, Jobs, or Volunteer positions by providing information such as your educational background, job experiences, gender, birthdate, country of birth, country of citizenship, and other related information.
- Fellowship and Program-Related Information. If you are a selected to be a HIA Fellow or Program Participant, you may provide us information about you when filling out forms before, during and after your Fellowship. Information you provide may include your signature, country, travel information (e.g., dates and locations of arrival), photo, bio, preferred pronoun, insurance information, and health information (e.g., dietary restrictions, allergies, medical conditions).
- Payment Information. You may provide us payment information when donating to HIA or submitting a request for a reimbursement, stipend, or service payment through the Site. This may include your credit or debit card number, billing address, or bank account information. You may choose to provide us this information through a third-party vendor (e.g., PayPal, Network for Good, Betterplace.org, Eventbrite).
- User-Generated Content. You may provide us information contained in user-generated content you submit through HIA Connect or to the Site such as comments and posts on HIA Connect or Site forums. Please be aware that information you post on semi-public or public parts of HIA Connect or the Site may be visible to others.
- Information About Others. You may submit to us personal information about other individuals. For example, you may choose to dedicate your donation to someone and submit to us their name, address, and a personal message so we may send them a donation dedication acknowledgement. When you apply to HIA Fellowships, Jobs, or Volunteer positions, you may provide the contact information of your references or a recommendation letter by a reference. If you are a HIA Fellow, you may provide information related to your emergency contacts. When you submit other individuals’ personal information to us, you represent to us that you have their consent to do so.
Information Collected Automatically
In addition to information that you submit to us, we may collect certain information automatically using various tools and technologies such as cookies and web server logs. A cookie is a piece of data that a website can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your computer as an anonymous tag that identifies your computer but not you. Many web browsers are set to accept cookies by default, but you may be able to set your browser to notify you before you receive a cookie, or to remove or reject cookies. Please note that if you disable cookies, you may not be able to use certain features of the Site or other websites, and disabling cookies may invalidate opt outs that rely on cookies to function.
The types of information we collect automatically may include IP addresses, device identifiers, browser characteristics, operating system details, language preferences, referring URLs, length of visits, and pages viewed.
The Site may also use GPS (global positioning systems) software, geo-filtering, and other location-aware technologies that can locate you (sometimes precisely) for purposes such as verifying your location and delivering or restricting content based on your location. The Site may request that you turn on location technologies. You may be able to toggle on or off location technologies using your Internet browser (e.g., Google Chrome). If you disable location technologies, you may not be able to use certain features of the Site.
We may use third-party web analytics services, such as Google Analytics, to help us analyze how visitors use the Sites. To learn more about opting out of data collection through Google Analytics, click here.
By using cookies and other tracking technologies, we or third parties may be able to identify you across time and across devices.
Your web browser may have settings that allow you to transmit a “Do Not Track” signal when you visit various websites or use online services. Like many websites, the Site is not designed to respond to “Do Not Track” signals received from browsers. To learn more about “Do Not Track” signals, you may wish to visit http://www.allaboutdnt.com/.
Information Collected from Third Parties
The Site may include functionality that allows (1) certain kinds of interactions between the Site and a third-party website, platform, tool, application, or other service, and (2) access or display of third-party content via the Site. You may provide personal information to these third-party services, which in turn may share your personal information with us. For example, when you donate to HIA, you may do so through a third-party payment processor (e.g., PayPal, Network For Good).
The Site may include features that are designed to permit interactions that you initiate between the Site and third-party websites or services, including third-party social networks (collectively, “Social Features”). For example, you may be able to “like” or “share” HIA content, tag HIA in photos or public posts, or watch an embedded video from a hosted party (e.g., YouTube). In addition, when you register for an HIA, you may have an option to use your Facebook or other account provided by a third-party website or application to facilitate the registration and log-in or transaction process on the Site, or otherwise link accounts.
User-Generated Content and Account Profiles
A HIA Connect user’s profile page may be, by default, set up to display information such as the user’s nickname, images, location (city/state/country), and optional information added by the user including, for example, the user’s biographic information. We may offer users the ability to manage their public or semi-public profile and use profile preference settings as explained under “Your Choices”. We recommend that you do not post information or content as part of your profile that you are not prepared to make public or semi-public.
Use of Personal Information
We may use personal information we collect through the Site to:
- Respond to your inquiries and fulfill your requests;
- Process your Site registration and identify you as a user;
- Contact you with information, including transactional or promotional information;
- Record your registrations to HIA events, including whether you are on event waitlists;
- Facilitate, manage, personalize, and improve our user, partner, and donor relationships;
- Improve the Site and marketing or develop new services and administer and troubleshoot the Site;
- Analyze your use of the Site and personalize and enhance your experience;
- Comply with applicable laws, regulations, or legal process, as well as industry standards and our company policies;
- Prevent, investigate, identify, stop, or take any other action with regard to suspected or actual fraudulent or illegal activity, or any activity that violates our policies; or
- For any other purpose, with your consent.
Sharing of Personal Information
We may share with our affiliates, partner organizations, or donors when it is reasonably necessary or desirable, such as to help provide services to you or analyze and improve the Site.
We may permit our agents, vendors, consultants, and other service providers to access information obtained through the Site or HIA Connect to carry out work on our behalf. Our service providers use personal information that we disclose to them only for the purpose for which it was disclosed.
We also may share your information:
- If we are required to do so by law, regulation, or legal process (such as in response to a subpoena or court order or similar government request for information);
- To respond to requests by government agencies, including law enforcement authorities;
- When we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss, or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity;
- To enforce our policies, or to protect legal rights, property, or safety; or
- With third parties, to investigate or address possible criminal or fraudulent activity.
In addition, we reserve the right to disclose any information we obtain through the Site in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets (e.g., further to a merger, reorganization, liquidation, or any other business transaction), including negotiations of such transactions.
You may opt out of marketing communications at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” link in the body of the communication. Note that regardless of your opt-in preferences, HIA may still at times send you transactional or administrative emails.
HIA also provides users with the ability to access, revise, or update their information or preferences in their HIA Connect account settings. For example, you may:
- access, add, revise, or remove your account information such as your profile picture, birthdate, educational history, and employment and volunteer history, and gender
- change your password
The functionality and features of your account are subject to change from time-to-time so please regularly confirm the settings reflect your preferences. Changing setting options may not result in immediate changes to the settings, which are subject to our operations and maintenance schedules.
We use data analytics on the Service, including Google Analytics. For more information on how Google Analytics uses the data it collects through the Site, visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/. To opt out of collection and use of your information for ad targeting through Facebook Analytics, visit your Facebook account settings and follow Facebook’s instructions.
Certain advertisements may display an Advertising Option Icon for Interest-based Ads that links to an opt-out tool provided by the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”). You may click on this icon to exercise certain choices regarding ad targeting. You can learn more about the DAA AdChoices Program at http://www.youradchoices.com/ and its opt-out program for mobile apps at http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices.
In addition, the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) has developed a tool that allows consumers to opt out of certain Interest-based Ads delivered by NAI members’ ad networks. To learn more about opting out of such targeted advertising or to use the NAI tool, see http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/.
Please be aware that, even if you are able to opt out of certain kinds of Interest-based Ads, you will continue to receive non-targeted ads. Further, opting out through one or more NAI or DAA members only means that those selected members wil stop delivering certain targeted ads to you.
HIA is not responsible for the effectiveness of any third-parties’ opt-out options or programs or the accuracy of their statements regarding their programs.
Our Site is not intended for, nor targeted to, children under 13, and we do not knowingly request or collect personal information from any person under 13 years of age through the Service. If we learn that we have received information directly from a child who is under the age of 13, we will delete the information in accordance with applicable law.
Connecticut Privacy Rights
Connecticut law requires any person or entity that collects Social Security numbers from Connecticut residents in the course of business to create a privacy protection policy and to publish or display it publicly. It is our policy to protect the confidentiality of Social Security numbers in our possession from misuse and improper disclosure by maintaining and enforcing policies and physical and electronic safeguards against misuse and improper disclosure. Unlawful disclosure of Social Security numbers is prohibited, and access to them is limited to personnel who need access to such information in order to perform their job functions.
California Privacy Rights: Removal of Content Posted by California Minors
California residents under the age of eighteen (18) who have registered to use the Site, and who have posted content or information on the Site, can request that such information be removed from the Site by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by sending a letter, stating that they personally posted such content or information and detailing where the content or information is posted, to:
Humanity in Action, Attn. Legal, 41 Flatbush Avenue, Suite 1, Brooklyn, NY 11217
We will make reasonable good faith efforts to remove the post from prospective public view or anonymize it so the minor cannot be individually identified. However, this removal process cannot ensure complete or comprehensive deletion from the Internet. For instance, third parties may have republished the post and/or archived copies of it may be stored by search engines or other parties that we do not control.
We take reasonable measures to protect your information from loss, theft, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Nevertheless, transmission via the Internet and online digital storage are not completely secure and we cannot guarantee the security of your information collected through the Site.
Third-Party Content and Linked Websites
Information For Users Outside The United States
If you are located in the EU/EEA, please refer to our EU Privacy Notice.