Privacy Policy

Foundation for Homan Square’s Privacy Policy

Foundation for Homan Square’s (FHS) privacy policy describes FHS’s current policies and practices with regard to personal data collected by FHS through its website, www.HomanSquare.org (the “Site”). This privacy policy is independent from FHS’s offline personal data collection practices for programmatic or organizational purposes. The term “personal data” refers to personally identifiable information about you, such as your name, birth date, e-mail address or mailing address, and any other information that is identified with you personally.

Notification of Changes to This Policy

In the future, FHS may add new functionality and features to its website and improve or add to its existing products, services and programs. Because of these ongoing changes, changes in the law and the changing nature of technology, FHS’s privacy practices will change from time to time. FHS therefore reserves the right to change this policy at any time without prior notice by posting the revised policy to the Site.

Information Collected

FHS only collects personal information about you when you specifically provide it – typically in connection to subscribing to our newsletter, RSVPing to our events, or applying to one of our special programs. In connection with online program applications, FHS collects your name and address, the name and address of your organization, and other information about you or your organization necessary to determine eligibility to participate in an FHS program.

Use of Personal Data Collected Through the Site

FHS uses your personal data and/or your organization’s data to answer questions or to facilitate our communications and programmatic initiatives. FHS may also use this information to help improve the content and functionality of its website, to better understand its customers and markets, and to improve its products and services. FHS may use this information to contact you in the future to tell you about FHS’s products or services that it believes will be of interest to you, for example, its annual report, updates to its online grant forms and/or an e-newsletter. To opt out of receiving future communications from FHS, please send an email to info@homansquare.org.

Disclosure of Your Personal Data

FHS is committed to safeguarding the privacy of its online visitors. FHS may share your information with partners and agents who assist FHS in the administration of its programs and services, and then only to the extent necessary to implement the program, and only if the partners and agents are under an obligation not to sell or share your information. Except as described in the prior sentence, information that is collected from FHS’s website is not sold or shared with any individual or organization. Please see here for a statement from our third-party donation processor, PayPal, regarding their security procedures.

Link to Other Sites

FHS’s Site includes temporary and permanent links to other websites as pointers to information that may be useful to FHS’s website visitors. FHS disclaims responsibility for the privacy and security practices of non-FHS websites, or for the nature of the content contained therein. FHS does not control these non-FHS websites and is not responsible for their data practices. Links to non-FHS websites do not constitute endorsements of those websites by FHS.

Governing Law

This privacy policy forms part of FHS’s Terms of Use and, as such, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois.

Questions About FHS’s Privacy Policy

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or concerns about the way FHS processes your personal data, please contact us at info@homansquare.org.

Updated February 2020