HATAS Consumer Website Privacy Statement

Friday, February 12, 2010

Your privacy is important to us at HATAS. The only information HATAS obtains about individual visitors to this website is information supplied voluntarily by the visitor. This statement outlines the policies and practices of HATAS regarding the collection and use of your personal information from your visit to our website. HATAS has created this privacy statement to demonstrate our commitment to maintaining the privacy of visitors to our website.

Information Collected
The personal information we collect is for HATAS purposes only and will not be sold or given to a third party. We will not collect any identifying or personal information about you unless you deliberately submit such information in the course of making a donation or making an inquiry.

1. General website usage information
To monitor site usage and improve the quality of our website, we gather general information about the use of our site. The information collected does not identify you personally but provides us with usage data such as the number of website visitors or the pages visited most often. We do not track individual users’ visits to our website. The usage data collected help us analyze and improve the quality and efficiency of our website.

The usage data can be collected through the use of cookies. Cookies are small data files that are sent by a website and stored on your computer. Most websites use cookies. Cookies can contain information about your use of our website, but they are not used to identify or track you personally. Cookies allow us to make it easier for you to log-in again when you return to this site. If you use a password protected element of this website, we may use cookies to help us recognize you and maintain your preferences.

Cookies you receive from HATAS’s website do not contain any personally identifiable information. We do not use cookies for advertising or other commercial purposes. HATAS’s website only uses cookies when they offer significant convenience or added benefit to you, or when the software we use requires their use. If you do not wish to accept cookies from our website or any others, use your Internet Options or Preference feature on your browser to turn off your automatic acceptance of cookies. You should be aware that significant portions of our website will not function properly if you do not accept cookies.

2. Personal Information Collected to Process Transactions
In using some of the features of HATAS’s website, it may be necessary to request personal information required to process the transaction. This may include your name, address, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail address, and credit card number or other payment information. The information provided while processing any donation is encrypted through the secure Network for Good online giving website. Your personal information, such as that collected when making an inquiry, is transmitted via e-mail. We have taken and will continue to take reasonable steps to ensure the secure and safe transmission of your personal information.

Personal information submitted by you will only be viewed by our staff to respond to your inquiry or to process your information. On occasion, employees or contractors may view personal information while providing technical assistance to maintain and improve our website or while receiving training relating to our website. We will not disclose your personal information to third parties unless authorized by you or required to do so by law.

3. Payment Method Information
Donation information, such as information contained on your credit card, is collected through the Network for Good encrypted website. While being used to process the transaction, your payment information is stored in an encrypted format and reasonable measures are taken by Network for Good, to ensure your payment information is not vulnerable to theft or interception. HATAS does not store or distribute your payment information in a manner that is not necessary for processing your transaction. You are always welcome to the telephone or mail to transmit your personal information to us.

4. Links to Other Websites
HATAS’s website may contain links to other websites. We provide these links for the convenience of visitors to the HATAS site. HATAS makes no representations regarding the information contained in the sites linked to this website or the privacy or security practices of those other sites. HATAS is not responsible for the content nor the privacy practices of the other linked websites. Please check with the other sites to determine their privacy polices and the collection and use of information.

5. Changes to this Statement
The terms, policies and practices contained within this Privacy Statement will be updated periodically to reflect new features or services. It is your responsibility to review our Privacy Statement regularly to familiarize yourself with relevant changes to the policy that may affect you. The privacy statement was last updated on February 1, 2010.

6. Notice Concerning Minors
If you are under eighteen years of age, you should not provide information to HATAS without the supervision and consent of a parent or guardian.

7. Legal Disclaimer
Unfortunately, no data protection method or combination of methods can be guaranteed as 100 percent secure. HATAS is not responsible for and will not be held liable for disclosures of your personal information due to errors in transmission or unauthorized acts of third parties. HATAS cannot guarantee the privacy of your confidential information transmitted to its website should you chose not to use the appropriate secure on-line forms provided in the relevant pages of the website. By using this website you agree to the terms and conditions outlined in this privacy statement.

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