Our Commitment to Privacy
We will only use personal information you provide us according to the terms outlined in this document.
In order to participate in HandsOn Connect (the "Service"), you must provide a limited amount of information so that HandsOn Connect and community organizations that you would like to work with may contact you.
During registration, or through your Account Profile, you may choose to "opt out" of receiving communications from HON or your local Volunteer Center or "opt in" to receiving communications from third parties about volunteering and other, non-volunteering, opportunities or activities.
We WILL NOT provide your personal identifying information (e.g., name, contact information or volunteer information) to third parties who are not Authorized Users of the HandsOn Connect service (e.g., non-profit organizations and Volunteer Centers), unless you indicate otherwise.
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
In addition, HandsOn Connect collects certain information, which cannot be used to personally identify any user ("Non-Personal Data"). Non-Personal Data ordinarily includes aggregate, summary, or other anonymous data, and may include, by way of example, statistics regarding total registrations, total number of volunteers matched to opportunities, popularity of particular pages within the Site, or information regarding types of Internet browsers used by Authorized Users. We also collect Non-Personal Data about each Authorized User's IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our web site, but such IP addresses are not associated with individual account profiles or registration information.
When using the Service, we may create "cookies" on your computer for purposes of facilitating and maintaining your current user session, and may collect Personal Data using those cookies in order to enable HandsOn Connect to identify you in connection with the Service and to track use of the Service for purposes consistent with this policy.
Any Authorized User providing Personal Data is certifying that he/she is over the age of 14. As such, we do not collect or maintain Personal Data from individuals we actually know are under 14 years of age, and no part of our Site or Service is designed to attract people under the age of 14. Protecting the privacy of children is very important to us. Thus, if we ever obtain knowledge that a user is under the age of 14, we will take steps to remove that user's Personal Data from our databases and to prevent the user from utilizing the Site and the Service.
HOW DO WE USE AND DISCLOSE COLLECTED INFORMATION?
HandsOn Connect uses the Personal Data of Authorized Users as needed to provide the Service, to recruit volunteers for community events or service opportunities, conduct searches for potential volunteers and to communicate with Authorized Users. We also use both Personal Data and Non-Personal Data when evaluating ways to improve the Site and the Service. As further described below, we may disclose collected information, including Personal Data, to certain third parties in connection with providing the Service or as required by law. We will not use or disclose collected information in ways substantially different from what is described in this policy, unless otherwise required by law.
HandsOn Connect also uses information collected through the Site and the Service to communicate promotional information to Authorized Users ("Promotional Information"). Promotional Information may include materials about volunteering, your local Volunteer Center and the HON, nonprofit organizations, government agencies or community businesses participating in the Service, and/or about our business partners and affiliates. HandsOn Connect will refrain from sending Promotional Information to Authorized Users who "opt out" of receiving such information. HandsOn Connect offers all Authorized Users the opportunity to recommend the Site and Service to others. If you provide any such recommendations, please note that we will identify you by name as having made the recommendation. Also, we may attempt to contact the individual and/or entity through e-mail(s) in order to invite them to visit the Site. We also provide these contacts with the opportunity to "opt-out" of receiving Promotional Information.
HandsOn Connect will respect your preferences, as you may indicate to us in your Account Profile (further described below), regarding whether it is permissible for us to make disclosures of Personal Data other than the disclosures described above. If you indicate in your Account Profile that we may make such disclosures, depending upon your selections, your local Volunteer Center and the HON, may contact you to provide information about volunteering (these communications should not include solicitations for funds or other support). Additionally, if you so select, the Service may contact you on behalf of business partners and sponsors of HandsOn Connect with information about goods or services they provide, which if purchased, also provide financial support to the Service.
YOUR CHOICES: OPTING-IN OR OPTING-OUT OF OPTIONAL COMMUNICATIONS AND DISCLOSURES
Because HandsOn Connect respects your privacy, we provide certain opportunities for you to indicate your preferences regarding how we use and/or disclose information collected about you from the Site and the Service. Each Authorized User will have an Account Profile, which among other things, allows Authorized Users to indicate their preference to "opt out" of receiving volunteer information from HON or your local Volunteer Center, or "opt in" to receiving communications from business partners and sponsors of HandsOn Connect. Each Authorized User may indicate such preferences during the initial registration process, or may visit the "My Profile" section of the Service to update their preferences.
The Site may contain links to other web sites, including those that may have their own posted policies regarding the collection and use of your personal information. HandsOn Connect is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other web sites and we encourage our users to read the privacy statements of every web site before providing any personal information.
ACCESSING YOUR PERSONAL DATA
Each Authorized User selects a unique username and password that enables his, her or its access to the Service. We monitor the use of the usernames and passwords in order to collect and maintain records of all individual transactions conducted through the Service by Authorized Users, and those records are associated with each Authorized User's individual "Account Profile" within the Service.
Authorized Users may access their Account Profiles at any time to update Personal Data contained within that Account Profile. Subsequent uses or disclosures of information by HandsOn Connect will reflect those changes. Certain information is necessary in order for HandsOn Connect to provide the Service; therefore, if you delete such necessary information, you will not be able to use the Service.
Our Commitment to Data Security
The Site has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and unauthorized alteration of Personal Data in HandsOn Connect's possession and control. We use our best efforts to ensure that all sensitive information provided by Authorized Users will be encrypted with industry standard encryption techniques. When you are viewing a secure page within the Site, such as our user registration form, an icon of a padlock will appear as "locked" at the bottom of web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer, but the same icon will appear as "un-locked" when the user is merely "surfing" nonsecure pages on the site. We currently use an encryption program known as "SSL," or "Secure Sockets Layer." To learn more about SSL, go to http://www.ssl.com/.
Furthermore, access to Personal Data is physically restricted within HandsOn Connect"s own offices and facilities. Therefore, HandsOn Connect"s employees are granted access to your Personal Data as necessary to perform specific jobs and tasks (e.g., performing customer service).
Please be aware that, although we endeavor to provide reasonable security for information in our possession and control, no security system can protect against all potential security breaches. Furthermore, Authorized Users are responsible for safeguarding the confidentiality of passwords to the Service. If you have any questions about our security measures, please contact us using the "Contact Support" link at the bottom of each page of the Site.
CHANGES TO THIS POLICY
CONTACTING HANDSON CONNECT
Hands On Network (HON) is committed to preserving the privacy of its volunteers and visitors to this website. Access to volunteer and visitor information will be limited to HON staff, project leaders, and others involved with HOP activities. Volunteer and visitor information will not be otherwise shared, given, loaned, or sold to any other individual or organization.
The information provided by volunteers and visitors will be used by HOP to coordinate and track volunteer projects and to communicate with HOP visitors and volunteers about HON opportunities and activities. Such information will not be used for commercial, personal, or unlawful purposes.
If you have any questions or concerns, or if you wish to unsubscribe, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call HOP at (503) 413-7787 (503) 413-7787 .
A. YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
Authorized User agrees not to use the Service to: (a) violate any local, state, national or international law, (b) impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise misrepresent Authorized User's affiliation with a person or entity, (c) stalk, harass or harm another individual, (d) promote or glorify hatred, violence or racial intolerance, (e) collect or store personal data about other Authorized Users or (f) disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Site or the Service, or interfere with or disrupt the Service, the Site or servers or networks connected to the Service or the Site.
C. DATA SECURITY AND MONITORING
Data are supplied by Authorized Users and may include, but are not limited to, volunteer opportunity descriptions, organizations' contact information and news. Accordingly, we have no editorial control over such data. Any data, services, offers, or other information provided by Authorized Users are those of the respective Authorized Users and not HandsOn Connect. We do not endorse, nor are we responsible for investigating or ensuring the accuracy of, any such data, and we retain the right to modify, update, designate as inactive, or remove any data at any time. We have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor and review the data and Authorized Users' accounts to determine compliance with these Terms, laws, or regulations.
D. AUTHORIZED USER DATA; LICENSE; REPRESENTATION AND WARRANTY
Authorized User grants to HandsOn Connect a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, non-transferable, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, create derivative works of, sub-license and exercise all rights with respect to Authorized User's data in any media format for data that Authorized User has submitted to HandsOn Connect.
E. DEALINGS WITH OTHER AUTHORIZED USERS, SPONSORS AND ADVERTISERS
Authorized User agrees that HandsOn Connect will not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage incurred as a result of any interaction or relationship with other Authorized Users, sponsors, or advertisers, or as a result of such parties' access to and use of the Site or Service.
Links provided to other locations or web sites are made available for Authorized User's convenience only and do not indicate our endorsement of such other location or site or its data. We do not review or control, and are not responsible for any web sites other than the Site or the Service (and in the case of the Site or the Service, only as provided for herein), or any data available on such other web sites or locations. We are not liable for any links, information, or applications found at any other web site, Internet location, or source of information, or for Authorized User's use of such information.
G. MODIFICATIONS TO THE SERVICE
We reserve the right to modify or discontinue the Service or the Site with or without notice to Authorized User. We are not liable to Authorized User or any third party should we exercise our right to modify or discontinue the Service or the Site. If Authorized User objects to any such changes, his, her or its sole recourse is to discontinue using the Service. Continued access and/or use of the Service or the Site following notice of any such changes shall indicate Authorized User's assent to and acceptance of such changes.
H. MODIFICATIONS TO TERMS
We may change the Terms from time to time. We will notify any affected Authorized User of any such changes by posting a notice of such changes on the Site or notifying any Authorized User via e-mail. If Authorized User objects to any such changes, his, her or its sole recourse shall be to cease using the Service and/or the Site. Continued access to and/or use of the Service and/or the Site following notice of such modifications or changes shall indicate Authorized User's assent to and acceptance of the Terms, including but not limited to all posted changes.
J. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
Authorized User expressly agrees that use of the Service and the Site is at Authorized User's own risk. The Site and the Service are provided on an "as available" and "as is" basis. HandsOn Connect expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular use or purpose and non-infringement with respect to the Service. HandsOn Connect makes no warranty that the Site or the Service will be error free or meet Authorized User's requirements, or that the Site or the Service will be uninterrupted, timely, or secure; nor does HandsOn Connect make any warranty as to the accuracy, or reliability of the results that may be obtained from or through the use of the Site or the Service, or that defects in the Site or the Service will be corrected. The entire risk as to satisfactory quality, accuracy, performance, and results to be obtained through the use of the Site or the Service is with Authorized User. No information or advice, whether oral or written, obtained by Authorized User from HandsOn Connect or through the Site or the Service shall create any warranty not expressly made herein. HandsOn Connect makes no warranty regarding any transactions or dealings entered into with any other parties through the Site or the Service. Authorized User understands and agrees that any information downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the Site or the Service is done at Authorized User's own discretion and risk, and that Authorized User will be solely responsible for any damage to his, her or its computer services or loss of data that results from the download of such information.
K. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL HON OR HANDSON CONNECT, THEIR AFFILIATES AND THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, TRUSTEES, EMPLOYEES, INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS AND AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (EVEN IF THAT PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), ARISING FROM BREACH OF THIS AGREEMENT, SUCH AS, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF REVENUE OR ANTICIPATED PROFITS OR LOST BUSINESS (COLLECTIVELY, "DISCLAIMED DAMAGES").
Authorized User agrees to indemnify and hold harmless HandsOn Connect, its affiliates and their respective directors, officers, trustees, employees, independent contractors and agents ("Indemnified Party") from and against any losses, liabilities, suits, claims, costs, and expenses (including reasonable attorney's fees) ("Loss") arising out of or relating to any claim, suit, judgment, or proceeding brought or asserted by any third party ("Claim") alleging any breach of such party's representations, warranties or covenants under this Agreement. Authorized User shall indemnify and hold harmless HandsOn Connect for any Loss arising out of or relating to (a) Authorized User's violation of these Terms or the rights of any other Authorized User, (b) Authorized User's use of the Site or the Service, (c) any information submitted or transmitted through the Site or Service or (d) the transmission of computer viruses, worms, harmful program routines or other similar items into the Site or the Service, or using the Site or the Service to access without authorization any other computer or machine. The Indemnified Party shall notify the Indemnifying Party of any such claim of which it becomes aware and shall: (x) at Indemnifying Party's expense, provide reasonable cooperation to Indemnifying Party in connection with the defense or settlement of any such claim and (y) be entitled to participate in the defense of any such claim at its own expense with counsel of its own choosing.
M. Proprietary Rights.
All copyright and trade secret rights in and to the Site, the Service and the data used therein are and shall be the exclusive property of HandsOn Connect. To the extent, if any, that Authorized User has any rights in or to the Site or the Service, Authorized User hereby irrevocably assigns to HandsOn Connect, and agrees that HandsOn Connect shall be the sole and exclusive owner of, all right, title and interest in and to the Site and the Service, including without limitation all copyright, trade secret and other proprietary rights therein that may be secured in any place under laws now or hereafter in effect.
Names, logos, and other materials displayed on the Site and in the Service constitute trade names, logos, trademarks, and service marks ("Marks") are owned by or licensed to HandsOn Connect. Authorized User is not authorized to use these Trademarks without the prior written consent of HandsOn Connect. As between HandsOn Connect and Authorized User, HandsOn Connect and its licensors are and shall be the owner of all Marks and all goodwill associated with such Marks.
O. COPYRIGHTS and USE RESTRICTIONS
The data included as part of the Service, including without limitation, text, databases, software, code, and graphics, is (a) copyrighted by HandsOn Connect under United States copyright laws, (b) subject to other intellectual property laws, and (iii) owned by HandsOn Connect. Such data may not be copied, reproduced, modified, posted, transmitted, republished, sold, or redistributed in any way without our express prior written consent. Authorized User must abide by all copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in or linked to any data described herein.
Modifications to any member agreements and any policies, including this Agreement, will be e-mailed to Authorized User and/or prominently posted and available for Authorized User to view at any time on the Site. Authorized User's continued access to and/or use of the Site will constitute Authorized User's complete assent to and acceptance of all such amended terms. These Terms contain the entire terms between the parties. In the event, any provision of these Terms is held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, then such provision shall be severed from these Terms while the remaining terms shall remain binding on the parties hereto. The section titles in these Terms are for convenience only and have no contractual or legal effect. These Terms shall be governed by the laws of the District of Columbia, without regard to its conflicts of law provisions. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. Authorized User agrees that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action brought by Authorized User arising out of or related to the use of the Service or the Site, or specified in these Terms, must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose, or shall be forever barred.