Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to us, so at FOHAMU we have a few fundamental principles. If you find content on the FOHAMU website you believe violates our Privacy Policy, please contact us immediately.

We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.

We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.

We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the ongoing operation of one of our services.

FOHAMU Inc.

“FOHAMU” operates a website at fohamu.org. It is FOHAMU’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website. If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact our support team.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, FOHAMU collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. FOHAMU’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how FOHAMU’s visitors use its website. From time to time, FOHAMU may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

FOHAMU also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on articles published. FOHAMU only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to FOHAMU’s websites choose to interact with FOHAMU in ways that require FOHAMU to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that FOHAMU gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for membership at fohamu.org to provide a username and email address.

Those who engage in transactions with FOHAMU — by purchasing services, for example — are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, FOHAMU collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with FOHAMU. FOHAMU does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

FOHAMU may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. For instance, FOHAMU may monitor the most popular pages and articles on the fohamu.org site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spammers. FOHAMU may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, FOHAMU does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Business Transfers

If FOHAMU, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that FOHAMU goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of FOHAMU may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Any Ads appearing on our website may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by FOHAMU and does not cover the use of cookies by any such advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, FOHAMU may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and at FOHAMU’s sole discretion. FOHAMU encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a fohamu.org account, you should also check your blog’s dashboard for alerts to these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Protection of Information

FOHAMU discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that:

Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using FOHAMU’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. FOHAMU will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone.

Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, FOHAMU discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when FOHAMU believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of FOHAMU, third parties or the public at large.

If you are a registered user of an FOHAMU website and have supplied your email address, FOHAMU may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with FOHAMU and our services. We primarily use our website to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum.

If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. FOHAMU takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Email Communication

FOHAMU sends a newsletter and occasional nonprofit marketing updates that we believe will be useful to individuals that subscribe to our website or blog, download a whitepaper, or request updates. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by following the link provided in every email. We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. FOHAMU uses cookies to help FOHAMU identify and track visitors, their usage of FOHAMU website, and their website access preferences.

FOHAMU visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using fohamu’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of FOHAMU’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.