Last updated September 1, 2022
Thank you for choosing to be part of our community at HAND IN HAND CONNECT
(“Company”, “we”, “us”, or “our”). We are committed to protecting your personal
information and your right to privacy. If you have any questions or concerns about our
policy, or our practices with regards to your personal information, please contact us at
When you visit our website www.handinhandconnect.org and use our services, you trust
us with your personal information. We take your privacy very seriously. In this privacy
policy, we seek to explain to you in the clearest way possible what information we
collect, how we use it and what rights you have in relation to it. We hope you take some
time to read through it carefully, as it is important. If there are any terms in this privacy
policy that you do not agree with, please discontinue use of our Sites and our services.
www.handinhandconnect.org ), and/or any related services, sales, marketing or events
decisions about sharing your personal information with us.
1. WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
Personal information you disclose to us
In Short: We collect personal information that you provide to us.
We collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us when expressing an
interest in obtaining information about us or our products and services, when
participating in activities on the Services or otherwise contacting us.
The personal information that we collect depends on the context of your interactions
with us and the Services, the choices you make and the products and features you use.
The personal information we collect can include the following:
Publicly Available Personal Information. We collect first name, maiden name, last
name, and nickname; email addresses; and other similar data.
All personal information that you provide to us must be true, complete and accurate,
and you must notify us of any changes to such personal information.
Information automatically collected
In Short: Some information — such as IP address and/or browser and device
characteristics — is collected automatically when you visit our Services.
We automatically collect certain information when you visit, use or navigate the
Services. This information does not reveal your specific identity (like your name or
contact information) but may include device and usage information, such as your IP
address, browser and device characteristics, operating system, language preferences,
referring URLs, device name, country, location, information about how and when you
use our Services and other technical information. This information is primarily needed to
maintain the security and operation of our Services, and for our internal analytics and
Like many businesses, we also collect information through cookies and similar
Online Identifiers. We collect cookie identifiers, or others such as the ones used for
analytics and marketing; and other similar data.
Information collected from other sources
In Short: We may collect limited data from public databases, marketing partners, and
other outside sources.
We may obtain information about you from other sources, such as public databases,
joint marketing partners, as well as from other third parties. Examples of the information
we receive from other sources include: social media profile information; marketing leads
and search results and links, including paid listings (such as sponsored links). We will
inform you about the source of information and the type of information and the type of
information we have collected about you within a reasonable period after obtaining the
personal data, but at the latest within one month.
2. HOW DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION?
In Short: We process your information for purposes based on legitimate business
interests, the fulfillment of our contract with you, compliance with our legal obligations,
and/or your consent.
We use personal information collected via our Services for a variety of business
purposes described below. We process your personal information for these purposes in
reliance on our legitimate business interests, in order to enter into or perform a contract
with you, with your consent, and/or for compliance with our legal obligations. We
indicate the specific processing grounds we rely on next to each purpose listed below.
We use the information we collect or receive:
To send you marketing and promotional communications. We and/or our third-party
marketing partners may use the personal information you send to us for our marketing
purposes, if this is in accordance with your marketing preferences. You can opt-out of
our marketing emails at any time (see the “WHAT ARE YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS”
To deliver services to the user. We may use your information to provide you with the
To respond to user inquiries/offer support to users. We may use your information to
respond to your inquiries and solve any potential issues you might have with the use of
For other Business Purposes. We may use your information for other Business
Purposes, such as data analysis, identifying usage trends, determining the
effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and to evaluate and improve our Services,
products, marketing and your experience. We may use and store this information in
aggregated and anonymized form so that it is not associated with individual end users
and does not include personal information. We will not use identifiable personal
information without your consent.
3. WILL YOUR INFORMATION BE SHARED WITH ANYONE?
In Short: We only share information with your consent, to comply with laws, to provide
you with services, to protect your rights, or to fulfill business obligations.
We may process or share data based on the following legal basis:
• Consent: We may process your data if you have given us specific consent to
use your personal information in a specific purpose.
• Legitimate Interests: We may process your data when it is reasonably
necessary to achieve our legitimate business interests.
• Legal Obligations: We may disclose your information where we are legally
required to do so in order to comply with applicable law, governmental requests,
a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process, such as in response to a
court order or a subpoena (including in response to public authorities to meet
national security or law enforcement requirements).
• Vital Interests: We may disclose your information where we believe it is
necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding potential violations of
our policies, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of
any person and illegal activities, or as evidence in litigation in which we are
More specifically, we may need to process your data or share your personal information
in the following situations:
• Vendors, Consultants and Other Third-Party Service Providers. We may
share your data with third-party vendors, service providers, contractors or agents
who perform services for us or on our behalf and require access to such
information to do that work. Examples include: payment processing, data
analysis, email delivery, hosting services, customer service and marketing
efforts. We may allow selected third parties to use tracking technology on the
Services, which will enable them to collect data about how you interact with the
Services over time. This information may be used to, among other things,
analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content and better
understand online activity. Unless described in this Policy, we do not share, sell,
rent or trade any of your information with third parties for their promotional
• Business Transfers. We may share or transfer your information in connection
with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing, or
acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company.
access or store information. Specific information about how we use such technologies
5. HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION?
In Short: We keep your information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes
We will only keep your personal information for as long as it is necessary for the
permitted by law (such as tax, accounting or other legal requirements). No purpose in
this policy will require us keeping your personal information for longer than 10 years.
When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal
information, we will either delete or anonymize it, or, if this is not possible (for example,
because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will
securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until
deletion is possible.
6. HOW DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION SAFE?
In Short: We aim to protect your personal information through a system of
organizational and technical security measures.
We have implemented appropriate technical and organizational security measures
designed to protect the security of any personal information we process. However,
please also remember that we cannot guarantee that the internet itself is 100% secure.
Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, transmission of
personal information to and from our Services is at your own risk. You should only
access the services within a secure environment.
7. DO WE COLLECT INFORMATION FROM MINORS?
In Short: We do not knowingly collect data from or market to children under 18 years of
We do not knowingly solicit data from or market to children under 18 years of age. By
using the Services, you represent that you are at least 18 or that you are the parent or
guardian of such a minor and consent to such minor dependent’s use of the Services. If
we learn that personal information from users less than 18 years of age has been
collected, we will deactivate the account and take reasonable measures to promptly
delete such data from our records. If you become aware of any data we have collected
from children under age 18, please contact us at email@example.com.
8. WHAT ARE YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS?
In Short: You may review, change, or terminate your account at any time.
If you are resident in the European Economic Area and you believe we are unlawfully
processing your personal information, you also have the right to complain to your local
data protection supervisory authority. You can find their contact details
Cookies and similar technologies: Most Web browsers are set to accept cookies by
default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove cookies and
to reject cookies. If you choose to remove cookies or reject cookies, this could affect
certain features or services of our Services. To opt-out of interest-based advertising by
advertisers on our Services visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/.
9. CONTROLS FOR DO-NOT-TRACK FEATURES
Most web browsers and some mobile operating systems and mobile applications
include a Do-Not-Track (“DNT”) feature or setting you can activate to signal your privacy
preference not to have data about your online browsing activities monitored and
collected. No uniform technology standard for recognizing and implementing DNT
signals has been finalized. As such, we do not currently respond to DNT browser
signals or any other mechanism that automatically communicates your choice not to be
tracked online. If a standard for online tracking is adopted that we must follow in the
10. DO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS HAVE SPECIFIC
In Short: Yes, if you are a resident of California, you are granted specific rights
regarding access to your personal information.
California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine The Light” law, permits
our users who are California residents to request and obtain from us, once a year and
free of charge, information about categories of personal information (if any) we
disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of
all third parties with which we shared personal information in the immediately preceding
calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request,
please submit your request in writing to us using the contact information provided
If you are under 18 years of age, reside in California, and have a registered account
with the Services, you have the right to request removal of unwanted data that you
publicly post on the Services. To request removal of such data, please contact us using
the contact information provided below, and include the email address associated with
your account and a statement that you reside in California. We will make sure the data
is not publicly displayed on the Services, but please be aware that the data may not be
completely or comprehensively removed from our systems.
11. DO WE MAKE UPDATES TO THIS POLICY?
In Short: Yes, we will update this policy as necessary to stay compliant with relevant
indicated by an updated “Revised” date and the updated version will be effective as
notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes or by directly sending
informed of how we are protecting your information.
12. HOW CAN YOU CONTACT US ABOUT THIS
If you have questions or comments about this policy, you may email us
at firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to:
24855 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90265
HOW CAN YOU REVIEW, UPDATE, OR DELETE THE
DATA WE COLLECT FROM YOU?
Based on the laws of some countries, you may have the right to request access to the
personal information we collect from you, change that information, or delete it in some
circumstances. To request to review, update, or delete your personal information,
please visit: email@example.com. We will respond to your request within 30 days.