Privacy Notice

Last Reviewed: May 13, 2021

Beacon Hill Friends House (“BHFH”) is committed to respecting your privacy and your preferences. 

Donor Privacy 

We never sell our lists for any purpose and never share any donor personal information with other organizations. This applies to all donors, whether you make a gift online or through the postal mail. 

To make an online contribution, our platform asks for your credit card number and expiration date, or your bank account routing and account number in the case of ACH transfer, in addition to your name, address, and email address. BHFH does not store your credit card number or any information about your credit card or bank account. 

If you have questions, you can email us at: info@bhfh.org 

Or write to us at: 

Beacon Hill Friends House 

6 Chestnut St. 

Boston, MA 02108 

Internet Privacy 

This privacy policy reflects BHFH’s strong commitment to protecting your online privacy and any information you choose to share with us when you visit our website and register for our programs. 

How does BHFH use the information you provide? 

It is possible to visit the bhfh.org website without leaving any personally identifiable information behind. Information that you may choose to give us includes your name, address, email address, phone number, credit card information, and other information about your interests and preferences. We may obtain information from outside sources and add it to or combine it with the information we collect through this site. We use this information to operate this site and send you news and information about BHFH. 

We will not sell this information to any third party, under any circumstances. We consider this information to be a vital part of our relationship with you and we treat it with care and respect. There are certain circumstances in which we may share your data with specific third parties: I) If you expressly authorize us to share it. II) If the third-party is a service provider — for example, our database administrators and credit card transaction processor — for the sole purpose of helping us do our work. These providers do not share your personal information or use it for any purpose other than as instructed by us. III) If we are required by law to do so. 

Non-personal information may be collected to track statistical information about visitors to bhfh.org in order to guide our efforts to improve our website. Such non-personal information can include browser type, operating system, areas of bhfh.org visited and date/time of visit. We log this information for troubleshooting purposes and to track which pages people visit in order to improve the site. We do not use log files to track a particular individual’s use of bhfh.org. 

Children

BHFH does not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children’s internet usage, and to help enforce our Privacy Notice by instructing their children to never provide information on this website without their permission. 

How does BHFH protect information you provide?

BHFH uses industry standard security measures for bhfh.org to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information under our control. User information (although not credit card information) may remain in our database indefinitely. Permission to access your information is granted only to you and persons who need to know that information to provide services to you. Although we make good faith efforts to store information collected by bhfh.org in a secure operating environment, we cannot guarantee complete security. 

Links to other websites

This Privacy Policy covers the bhfh.org website and any microsites managed and developed by BHFH, which may link to third-party websites. Should you choose to visit those websites, please remember that we are not responsible for their content or privacy policies. We encourage you to read the privacy policies and review the practices of all websites you visit. 

How do I access information about me held by BHFH? 

If you would like to review your own personal information, to correct existing information, or to remove your information, please contact BHFH via email at info@bhfh.org

If you request removal of your personal information, you acknowledge that residual information may continue to reside in BHFH’s records and archives, but BHFH will not use that information for commercial purposes. 

Notices and Revisions

If you have a concern about privacy at bhfh.org, please send an email with a detailed description of your concern to info@bhfh.org. This Privacy Notice may change at any time. Our use of information that we receive and store is subject to the Privacy Notice in effect at the time of our use of such information. If we decide to change our Privacy Notice, we will post the revised Privacy Notice on the website.