Minors: It is Restoration Blessings’ policy not to solicit knowingly any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. Children under 16 are not authorized to make a donation or purchase, sign up for an event or program, or otherwise provide any personally identifiable information without consent from a parent or legal guardian.
II. Why do we hold and process personal data?
Restoration Blessings may request from you, or you may volunteer to provide, your contact information, including your name, mailing address, phone number(s), social media handles and email address(es). We hold and process supporters' personal data for a number of reasons:
- To keep a record of donations made and actions taken by our supporters and our communications with them
- To send our supporters marketing information about our projects, fundraising activities and appeals where we have their consent or are otherwise permitted to do so
- To support volunteers, such as during fundraising events
- To support community based fundraising and campaigning
- To ensure we do not send unwanted information to supporters or members of the public who have informed us they do not wish to be contacted
- Perform other functions as described at the time Restoration Blessings collects information.
If you make a donation with Restoration Blessings, or otherwise provide us your information, Restoration Blessings may contact you from time to time about opportunities to make additional donations or purchases or to provide you information about upcoming programs.
III. When will we send you personalized marketing communications?
Restoration Blessings will contact you for marketing purposes—for example, to keep you up to date on our work, or let you know how you can support that work—only where we have your consent or we are otherwise allowed to do so because of your prior engagement with Restoration Blessings, as explained further below (see “Our Reliance on Your Prior Support”).
We will make it easy for you to tell us if you would like to receive marketing communications from us and hear more about our work and the ways in which you would like to receive this information. We will not send you marketing material if you tell us that you do not wish to receive it. Instructions for how to do so are below (see “How to control what we send you or update your personal information”).
Duration: Where you give us your consent to send marketing information, we will wherever possible let you know how long this consent will last. Restoration Blessings will presume your consent to last for 24 months, unless you withhold consent to this duration (see below, “How to control what we send you or update your personal information”). After this time, in order for us to continue to update you, Restoration Blessings will seek your refreshed consent. You can update or withdraw your consent at any time.
Our Reliance on Your Prior Support: You may also receive marketing information from Restoration Blessings if you have previously made a similar donation to Restoration Blessings. However, we will not rely on your prior support as the basis for our continued marketing to you if you have opted out of receiving emails, newsletters, or other marketing materials in your communications to Restoration Blessings.
IV. How and when do we obtain information about you?
Restoration Blessings may obtain your personal data in the following circumstances:
a. When you give it to Restoration Blessings
We will obtain your personal data directly when you make a donation, sign up for one of our events, request assistance, or when you communicate with us directly in some other way.
b. When you access Restoration Blessings’ sponsored social media
We might also obtain your personal data through your use of social media such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, depending on your settings or the privacy policies of these social media and messaging services. To change your settings on these services, please refer to their privacy notices, which will tell you how to do this.
c. When the information is publicly available
We might also obtain personal data about individuals who may be interested in giving major gifts to charities or organizations like Restoration Blessings. In these cases, we may seek to find out more about these individuals’ interests and motivations for giving through publicly available information. The information sources may include newspaper or other media coverage, open postings on social media sites such as LinkedIn, and services that aggregate data on charitable giving. Restoration Blessings will not retain publicly available data relating to major donors without their consent, which will be sought at the earliest practical opportunity.
V. What personal information might Restoration Blessings collect?
Restoration Blessings will only collect personal data about you that is relevant to the type of transaction or project you have engaged in with us.
For example, we may receive and retain personal information about you when you contact Restoration Blessings to make a donation, sign up to any of Restoration Blessings’ activities or online content (such as newsletters or message boards); or when you telephone, email, or write to us, or engage with us via social media channels. In each of these cases, the information we collect is relevant to the type of transaction you are entering into. Data such as your name email or postal address, telephone or mobile number will be necessary both to execute these transactions as well as to enable us contact you for further engagement. Bank account or credit card details will be necessary to process any donations.
VI. How will Restoration Blessings use your personal data?
Restoration Blessings will use your personal information for the following purposes:
a. For administrative reasons, including:
- “service administration,” which means that Restoration Blessings may contact you for reasons related to administering any donations you have made, the completion of commercial or other transactions you have entered into with us, or the activity or online content you have signed up for;
- to confirm receipt of donations (unless you have asked us not to do this), and to say thank you and provide details of how your donation might be used;
- in relation to correspondence you have entered into with us whether by letter, email, text, social media, message board or any other means, and to contact you about any content you provide;
- for internal record keeping so as to keep a record of your relationship with us;
b. For marketing and fundraising
Sections II and III above describe what data may be used for marketing and fundraising purposes and under what circumstances.
To analyze and improve the activities and content offered by the Restoration Blessings website to provide you with the most user-friendly navigation experience. We may also use and disclose personal information in aggregate (so that no individuals are identified) for marketing and strategic development purposes.
VII. Will we share your information outside the Habitat network?
Restoration Blessings may share your personal data with organizations with which Restoration Blessings partners, as well as other organizations whose services may be of interest to you. In these cases, we may also provide you with information about services from third parties, unless you inform us that you do not want to receive this information.
VIII. How long will Restoration Blessings keep your personal information?
We will hold your personal information on our systems only for as long as you continue to provide your consent, which consent will be presumed to expire after 24 months. Beyond that, we will hold your information only for as long as necessary to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations—such as, for example, to provide documentation on funding sources in connection with a review or audit of our compliance with U.S.C. Sec. 501(c)(3).
If you request that we stop sending you marketing materials, we will keep a record of your contact details and appropriate information to enable us to comply with your request not to be contacted by us.
IX. How to control what we send you and update your personal information
The accuracy of your information is important to us. We want to ensure that we are able to communicate with you in ways that you are happy with, and to provide you with information that is of interest.
If you wish to change how we communicate with you, or update the information we hold, then please contact us:
- To amend your contact preferences for any type of communication, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to us at: Restoration Blessings; 303 East Pflugerville Parkway, Pflugerville, TX 78660 (to amend your preferences for any communication channel)
Additionally, you can opt out of marketing emails at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in any marketing email from Restoration Blessings.
X. How Restoration Blessings keeps your data safe
We ensure that there are appropriate technical controls in place to protect your personal details. For example, our online forms that ask for personal information are stored on networks that are password-protected and routinely monitored. All sensitive personal data is stored securely, and only a limited number of relevant staff have access. It is deleted when no longer needed by us, is never shared with third parties, and is available to you at any point should you wish to see it.
Within Restoration Blessings, we undertake regular reviews of who has access to information that we hold to ensure that your information is only accessible by appropriately trained staff, volunteers and contractors.