Privacy Policy

General Information

This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for www.haceonline.org. This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website. Please review this Notice regarding our privacy policies related to the following issues:

  1. How we use your personal information and with whom it may be shared.
  2. The choices available to you regarding the use of your data.
  3. Our security procedures that protect the misuse of your information.

1. HOW WE COLLECT INFORMATION.

REGISTRATION AND PROFILE INFORMATION: We may ask that you provide personal information when you use our Services, including registering on our site, joining our mailing list, providing donations, making a purchase from our online store, applying for a scholarship, participating in our mentor-mentee program, signing up to attend an event, or corresponding with us. We may require that you provide personal information including, but not limited to, your first and last name, birth date, phone number, e-mail address, photo, and, if you are a donor, billing information. We use this information to operate, maintain, and provide you with the features and functionality of our Services.

2. HOW YOUR INFORMATION IS USED

HACE uses its website for charity purposes and is committed to ensuring the privacy of personal information. Use of the website is subject to all applicable state and federal laws, as well as HACE’s general policies. It is HACE’s usual practice not to share any personal information with those outside HACE. However, when circumstances arise for the need to share information gathered from its website, the University may share your personal information in the following instances:

  • We may share your information with third-party business partners, vendors, donors, consultants, and other service providers that perform services on our behalf, including content or service fulfillment, background checks, credit reports, billing, donation processing, e-commerce, or providing analytics services.
  • Our business partners, who offer you a service jointly with us, such as administrating a co-sponsored scholarship or promotion.
  • Third parties at your request: When using our Services, you may have the option to share your activities on our site with your friends through social media. Additionally, if you choose to participate in our mentor-mentee program, you may choose to share certain information that facilitates matching you with a mentor or mentee, as applicable.
  • With the public: Remember that any content that you voluntarily disclose for posting to our website, such as your public profile or blog content or commentary, becomes available to the public. You may control your privacy settings by going to your profile and setting your profile to Private. Additionally, we may make use of your name, photo, and/or profile information on our site or on our partners’ sites, for example if you are a scholarship applicant, recipient, mentor, donor or alumni with a personal story to share and you have connected with us on social media, we may display your name, photo, and/or profile information on our social media page.
  • If you are a donor, we may share your name publicly in our annual report and in other HACE material if you have donated $1,000 or more. You can choose to waive this benefit by designating your support as “anonymous.”
  • Third parties, as required to (i) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, subpoena/court order, legal process or other government request, (ii) enforce our Terms of Use Agreement, including the investigation of potential violations thereof, (iii) investigate and defend ourselves against any third party claims or allegations, (iv) protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of HACE, its users or the public as required or permitted by law, and (v) detect, prevent or otherwise address criminal (including fraud or stalking), security or technical issues.

We may share information we collect through technology, such as cookies, log files, device identifiers, and clear GIFs (such as anonymous usage data, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.): (i) with our third-party business partners for the purposes described above. We may also aggregate or otherwise strip data of all personally identifying characteristics and may share that aggregated, anonymized data with third parties.

3. PROTECTIONS AGAINST INFORMATION MISUSE.

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY HACE does not knowingly collect or solicit any information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register as Users. Our Services and its content are not directed at children under the age of 13. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at info@haceonline.org

LINKS TO OTHER WEB SITES AND SERVICES Our Services may, from time to time, contain links to and from the third party websites of our partners, advertisers, partner merchants, social networks, retailers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies. Please check the individual policies before you submit any information to those websites.

INFORMATION COLLECTION, USE, AND SHARING HACE is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. HACE only has access to/collects information that you voluntarily provide on the Scholarship Contest application. HACE will not sell or rent this information to any other parties. Unless you request to unsubscribe from the mailing list, HACE may contact you via email in the future to tell you about resources, events, programs, or changes to this privacy policy. HACE will not share your information with any other party outside of the organization, other than as necessary with current HACE partners who are looking to hire talent.

SECURITY HACE takes precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at top of your web browser, or looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the web page. While HACE uses encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, it also protects your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, verifying contest eligibility) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which HACE stores personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at 312.435.0498 or via email: info@haceonline.org

DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY Neither HACE nor any of its employees shall be held liable for any improper or incorrect use of the information described and/or contained herein and assumes no responsibility for anyone's use of the information. In no event shall HACE or its employees be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages (including, but not limited to, loss of use, data, or profits; or business interruption) however caused and on any theory of liability, whether in contract, strict liability, or tort (including negligence or otherwise) arising in any way out of the use of this system, even if advised of the possibility of such damage. This disclaimer of liability applies to any damages or injury, including but not limited to those caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, computer hacker, communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of record, whether for breach of contract, tortuous behavior, negligence or under any other cause of action.

DISCLAIMERS OF WARRANTIES AND ACCURACY OF DATA Although the data found using the HACE’s system has been produced and processed from sources believed to be reliable, no warranty, express or implied, is made regarding accuracy, adequacy, completeness, legality, reliability or usefulness of any information. This disclaimer applies to both isolated and aggregate uses of the information. HACE provides this information on an “as is” basis. All warranties of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, freedom from contamination by computer viruses and non-infringement of proprietary rights are disclaimed. Changes may be periodically made to the information herein; these changes may or may not be incorporated in any new version of the publication. If a user has obtained information from the website via a source other than HACE’s pages, be aware that electronic data can be altered subsequent to original distribution. Data can also quickly become out of date. It is recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of any data associated with a file, and that the originator of the data or information be contacted with any questions regarding appropriate use. If a user finds any errors or omissions, please report them to: info@haceonline.org DISCLAIMER OF ENDORSEMENT HACE is a distributor of content sometimes supplied by third parties and users. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, users, or others, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and do not necessarily state or reflect those of HACE and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes. Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by HACE. CHOICE OF LAW Construction of the disclaimers above and resolution of disputes thereof are governed by the laws of the State of Illinois. The laws of the State of Illinois, U.S.A., shall apply to all uses of this data and this system. By use of this system and any data contained therein, the user agrees that use shall conform to all applicable laws and regulations and user shall not violate the rights of any third parties. CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY HACE may modify or update this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect the changes in our business and practices, and so you should review this page periodically. When we change the policy in a material manner, we will let you know and update the ‘last modified’ date at the bottom of this page. This Privacy Policy was last modified on May 22, 2015.