Your privacy is very important to us. At The Bridge to Hope we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:
- We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
- We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
- We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.
Like most website operators, The Bridge to Hope collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The Bridge to Hope’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how The Bridge to Hope’s visitors use its website. From time to time, The Bridge to Hope may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
The Bridge to Hope also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. The Bridge to Hope only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to The Bridge to Hope website choose to interact with The Bridge to Hope in ways that require The Bridge to Hope to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that The Bridge to Hope gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive The Bridge to Hope Newsletter updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, The Bridge to Hope collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with The Bridge to Hope. The Bridge to Hope does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
The Bridge to Hope may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, The Bridge to Hope may monitor the most popular pages on this website or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam.The Bridge to Hope may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, The Bridge to Hope does not disclose personally-identifying information.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
If you are a registered user of an The Bridge to Hope website and have supplied your email address, The Bridge to Hope may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with The Bridge to Hope and our products. We primarily use our various blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. The Bridge to Hope takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.