Privacy Policy

Who We Are

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We Care About Your Privacy

Shelter the Homeless respects the privacy of our online visitors and donors. Any personal information you provide is voluntary, and we do not require you to register to view our site. There are times, such as when you donate online, we will collect specific information, such as your name, mailing address, zip/postal codes, and/or e-mail address. If you choose to provide personally identifiable data, you may receive communications from us by mail or email advising you of support opportunities or annual reporting.

No Computer Tracking of Identifiable Information

Although Shelter the Homeless does not monitor your personal activity on our site, we do track aggregated, anonymous user data to evaluate the effectiveness of our Web site and help us improve our service. For example, we may compile statistics about our daily number of site visitors or specific page requests. This data is generic in nature and contains no personal information.

Security of the Information You Provide Us

Shelter the Homeless uses secure socket layer (SSL) 128-bit encryption to protect transmission of the information you submit to us when you use our secure online forms. The information you provide to us is stored securely and Shelter the Homeless ensures the safety of your credit card data with high-quality encryption software and the https:// industry standard security protocol to communicate with your browser. This technology makes online credit card transactions extremely secure. However, if you are uncomfortable with donating online, you may also contribute by calling 801-359-0698 or by regular mail.

Terms and Conditions

This Web site is a complimentary information service offered by Shelter the Homeless. To provide free access to this Web site, we must require visitors to agree to certain terms and conditions.

Website Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Links to Other Sites

This Web site is a complimentary information service offered by Shelter the Homeless. To provide free access to this Web site, we must require visitors to agree to certain terms and conditions.

Notice to Parents

Children are welcome on the Shelter the Homeless website and we support the guidelines for interactive electronic media published by the Children’s Advertising Review Unit of the Better Business Bureau.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Notice to Children Younger than Age 13

Do not send any information about yourself to us, such as your name, address, or e-mail address. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children age 13 or younger. If we learn that we have collected any personal information from a child without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information from our database as quickly as possible.

To Modify Your Mailings

Please note that you have a choice in how often we contact you, whether by mail or e-mail. We value your support and care about your time, so please feel free to let us know.  To modify your mailing preferences, please email us at [email protected] to change the frequency of contact you desire. To keep costs down, Shelter the Homeless may exchange lists with other reputable organizations. If you do not want your name exchanged, please email us at [email protected].

Notification of Changes to Privacy Policy

Shelter the Homeless reserves the right to amend this privacy policy as necessary.

For Additional Information

If you have questions or comments regarding this privacy policy, we encourage you to contact us via e-mail at [email protected].

Homeless Connections Hotline – 801-990-9999

The Hotline is for individuals experiencing homelessness to be connected with emergency shelter options and other helpful community resources.