About Your Privacy

Your privacy is very important to us. When you visit this site, we want you to feel secure that we are respecting your privacy. We recognize that visitors to our site may be concerned about the information they provide to us, and how we treat that information. The following information concerning the gathering and use of personal information through this site is being provided to enable you to make knowledgeable choices about whether to provide information to us and to give you the opportunity to limit the manner in which personal information about you is used. Please read this privacy statement carefully before using this site. Your use of this site indicates your consent to our processing, use, disclosure and transfer of your personal information as described in this privacy statement. We may revise this privacy statement from time to time. You are responsible for checking this statement when you visit our site to review the current privacy statement. If you do not agree with the privacy statement, you should stop using the site immediately.

What information does Housing Forward gather through the site?

You will need to provide certain information to complete transactions initiated by you through the site. If you choose not to provide information, we may not be able to provide those services or to complete those transactions. You also may be required to provide additional registration information to complete transactions initiated by you (e.g., recording a stated desire to donate online through this site).

Information gathered when making a donation or pledge

To make a donation through the site, you may need to provide certain other information relevant to how you choose to contribute in order to complete your pledge/gift transaction. (e.g. If you choose to give by credit card, you will be prompted to provide information such as your credit card number.)

Information gathered through traffic monitoring

Like many other websites, this site is equipped with a program that monitors traffic by automatically recording every visitor''s host and/or IP address. This program tracks the number of times the site is visited, how many visitors come to the site, and which parts of the site they frequent. Housing Forward does not disclose this information to anyone outside of the organization. Our website logs are not personally identifiable, and we make no attempt to link them with the individuals that actually browse the site.

Cookies

This website utilizes cookies for registered users who choose to have the website remember login and session info.

Privacy Statement

How does Housing Forward use personal information?

Housing Forward may use personal identifiable information it gathers from you in connection with the provision of the services available to you through the site and in completing the transactions initiated by you. Listed below are some of the ways in which your information may be used:

  • to improve Housing Forward services
  • to notify you about new opportunities or activities of Housing Forward
  • to generate aggregate statistical information
  • to complete any transactions you may do at the site (which will include providing your information to the relevant agencies so that they can complete your transaction).

With whom does Housing Forward share my personal information?

Housing Forward will not sell rent, or knowingly reveal or share with unaffiliated third parties any of your personally identifiable information except in the following limited circumstances:

  • we have your permission to share the information
  • we are authorized to do so under this privacy statement
  • or we are required by law to disclose your information or to protect against fraud or illegal activity.

Social Media

Housing Forward values the privacy of those who engage with us on social media. Although each individual is ultimately responsible for protecting their information within the policies of specific social media platforms, Housing Forward applies all policies listed here to current and future social media accounts associated with the agency.

Co-Promotions with Carefully Selected Partners

In any case in which Housing Forward is promoting an event or program that will require you to submit information to an entity other than Housing Forward, we will make clear that this is the case. Your transmission of any personal information to a third party is at your discretion, and the use of this information by the third-party is your responsibility.

Children's Privacy

Parental consent is required for children under 13 to provide personally identifiable information via our website.

Security

The safety and security of your donation transactions and information is important to us. We use encryption and the https security protocol, SSL, to communicate with your browser software. This method is the industry standard security protocol.

Linked Sites

If you click on a hypertext link that takes you to another site outside of Housing Forward, we are not responsible for the information collection practices and use at that other site. In addition, when you initiate a transaction through such a link, the information you and we submit to such an entity to complete your transaction becomes subject to that entity''s privacy or information use policies. Housing Forward is not responsible for the privacy or information use policies of such entities.

Communications and Opt-Out Policy

You will always have the ability to opt not to receive email or other means of communication from Housing Forward. Housing Forward respects your privacy and realizes that not everyone likes to receive special announcements or information. You have the ability upon registering at the site to opt out from receiving email or other communications. Alternatively, after you register, if you would like to remove your name from the Housing Forward, you can change your registration options by using the contact information below to request that Housing Forward remove you from its lists. Please note that it may take several days to get your name removed from some lists. Your opt-out will be effective unless or until you opt to receive email by updating your user profile. Again, please remember, once we have provided information to other organizations due to transactions initiated by you, we are not responsible for their use of the information, and you should consult their privacy and information use policies.

Amendments

Housing Forward reserves the right to amend or alter its online privacy policy at any time without notice by posting such a change on this site.

Who can I contact for more information?

If you would like to be deactivated from the Housing Forward mailing lists, or if you would like to update your personal information, you may notify us by e-mail, telephone, fax, or postal mail. Housing Forward will use reasonable efforts to promptly resolve any issues. Here's how to reach us:

E-mail Address: adminassist@housingforward.org
Telephone: 708.338.1724
Fax: 708.338.1745

Mailing Address
Housing Forward
1851 S. Ninth Ave.
Maywood, IL 60153