Privacy Policy

Site and Donor Privacy Policies – Last updated: December 9th, 2020

Carpenter’s Shelter (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates (the “Site”). This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Site.

Carpenter’s Shelter is committed to respecting the privacy of our donors. We have developed this policy to make our donors aware of information we collect about them and how this information is used, to assure donors that their information will not be sold, rented or leased to a third party, and to inform you that you can remove your name from our mailing list, if you desire to do so.

We use your Personal Information only for providing and improving the Site and our communications with you. By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

Information Collection and Use
While using our Site, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally, identifiable information may include, but is not limited to your name, email address, mailing address, volunteer status are some examples.

We collect and maintain the following types of donor information:

  • contact information: name, organization, complete address, phone number, email address;
  • payment information: card number and expiration date, and billing information (this will be retained only if you authorize recurring donations);
  • information concerning how you heard about Carpenter’s Shelter;
  • information you wish to share: questions, comments, suggestions; and
  • whether you have requested to receive periodic updates, such as mailings related to specific fundraising appeals and newsletters.

How Information is Used.
Carpenter’s Shelter uses your information to help you complete a transaction, communicate with you, and update you on our work serving the homeless. Credit and debit card numbers are used only for donation processing and are not retained for other purposes. We use the comments you offer to provide you with information requested, and we take seriously each recommendation as to how we might improve communication and your experience supporting Carpenter’s Shelter.

No Selling, Renting or Leasing of Personal Information.
Carpenter’s Shelter will not sell, rent, or lease your personal information to other organizations. Use of donor information will be limited to the internal purposes of Carpenter’s Shelter and only to further the activities and purposes of Carpenter’s Shelter.

Removing Your Name from Our Mailing List.
It is our desire to not send unwanted mail or email to our donors. Please contact us if you wish to be removed from our mailing or email list.

Log Data
Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Site.

This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.

In addition, we may use third party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyze this.

We may use your Personal Information to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that …

Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s hard drive.

Like many sites, we use “cookies” to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Site.

The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Changes to This Privacy Policy
This Privacy Policy is effective as of 12/9/2020 and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page.

We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of the Service after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify visitors by placing a prominent notice on our website.

Contact Us
If you have comments or questions about our donor privacy policy, please send us an email via our Director of Development, Monise Quidley or call us at 703-548-7500.