Our Commitment to Privacy

Your privacy is important to First Steps To Heal, Inc. (“FSTH”). To better protect your privacy, we are providing this Privacy Policy that explains our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used when you visit http://www.firststepstoheal.org (the “Site”).

Why We Use and Collect Information About You

Our primary goals in collecting personal information are to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience; to send you information upon your request; to facilitate your ability to make charitable donations; and to thank you for your support.

The Information We Collect

Aggregate Data

In general, we automatically gather certain usage information, such as the number and frequency of visitors to this Site. This information may include which URL you just came from, which URL you next go to, what browser you are using, and your IP address. We use such data only in the aggregate. This collective data helps us to determine how frequently our visitors use parts of the Site and to conduct internal research on our users’ demographics, interests and behavior to better understand and serve you. In addition, we may aggregate data and disclose such information in a non personally identifiable manner to partners or third party vendors. In these situations, we do not disclose any information that could be used to identify you personally.

Personal Information

We may collect personal information that you voluntarily provide, such as your name, postal address, telephone number, e-mail address, or similar information, when you participate in certain activities on the Site, including (but not limited to) when you:

  • make a contribution to support FSTH

  • sign up for FSTH’s newsletter

  • register for an FSTH event

  • send correspondence to FSTH through the Site, or

  • participate in any activity that requires your personal information

 

How We Use Personal Information

Except as provided herein, or unless you consent otherwise, FSTH will only use your personal information for the purpose for which it was submitted. If you submit your postal address, telephone number, or e-mail address, you may receive periodic contacts from us. We may use personal information internally to improve our promotional efforts, to analyze site usage, to improve our content, or to customize our Site’s content, layout, and services.

Unless you specify that a donation be “anonymous” or otherwise request that your name not be listed, we may list the names of donors in brochures, newsletters, benefit programs, or other materials in order to recognize the generosity of those who have given to our cause.

Sharing Information

As a matter of policy, we will not sell, rent, or share our donor lists with any third parties. We will not share any personal information about you in ways other than those described in this Privacy Policy. However, we will disclose the information we have collected about you in the event we are required to do so by a court, administrative or governmental order, subpoena, or other legal process. We may also share the information collected about you if we believe it necessary in order to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, intellectual property infringement, violations of FSTH’s terms and conditions of use, or other activity that may expose FSTH or you to liability.

Our Commitment to Data Security

The safety and security of your personal information and credit card transactions is important to us. We use high-grade encryption technology and https security protocol to communicate with your browser software. This method is the industry standard security protocol, which makes it very difficult for anyone else to intercept the credit card information that you send to us. The company we use to process credit card transactions also uses high-grade encryption and security protocols.

Our Commitment to Children’s Privacy

No part of our Site is designed to attract anyone under the age of 13, and FSTH does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13 without verifiable parental consent. FSTH urges all parents to monitor and participate in their children’s internet experience and to teach them about protecting their personal information online.

Opting Out

If you do not want to receive communications from FSTH or to allow FSTH to use your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy, you may notify us directly at Contact@FirstStepsToHeal.org - Subject: General Counsel. Upon receipt and processing of an “opt out” request, we will, within a reasonable amount of time, remove your information from future mailing lists and publications.

How to Correct Your Information or to Contact Us

To review or change information previously provided to FSTH or to communicate with us regarding this Privacy Policy, contact us at:

 

First Steps To Heal, Inc.

455 Tarrytown Rd., 1113

White Plains, NY 10607

914-373-2488

contact@firststepstoheal.org