Privacy Policy

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Privacy Policy

1. Introduction

  1. This privacy policy sets out how Open Home Foun­da­tion Inter­na­tional (OHFI„ “us,” “we”) uses and pro­tects any infor­ma­tion that you give us when you use our website ( or sub­scribe to an email or phys­i­cal mailing list. 
  2. OHFI is com­mit­ted to ensur­ing that your privacy is pro­tected. Should we ask you to provide certain infor­ma­tion by which you can be iden­ti­fied when using this website you can be assured that it will only be used in accor­dance with this privacy statement. 
  3. OHFI may change this policy from time to time by updat­ing this page.

2. What will you collect

We may collect, store, and use the fol­low­ing kinds of per­sonal data:

  1. Infor­ma­tion about your com­puter and any visits you make to the website (includ­ing IP address, browser type, refer­ral source, and number of page views etc.). This infor­ma­tion is not con­nected to you per­son­ally and only used for ana­lyt­ics purposes.
  2. Infor­ma­tion on any trans­ac­tions you make with us, includ­ing any dona­tions or payment, amount­ing to name, address, credit card or banking details and amount.
  3. Name, title and e‑mail address that you give us for the expressed purpose of sub­scrib­ing to ser­vices (such as our e‑mail updates) or publications.

3. Children’s online policy

We are con­cerned about the privacy of young chil­dren and do not know­ingly collect any per­sonal infor­ma­tion from a child under 13. We encour­age you to become involved with your child’s access to the Inter­net and to our site in order to ensure that his or her privacy is well protected.

4. What we do with the information we gather

We require this infor­ma­tion to under­stand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in par­tic­u­lar for the fol­low­ing reasons:

  1. To provide infor­ma­tion or a resource that you specif­i­cally request
  2. To provide a per­son­alised service, such as cus­tomised website content or per­son­alised emails
  3. To keep records of your rela­tion­ship with us e.g., feed­back you have given, post com­ments, or com­plaints you have made
  4. To process dona­tions you give us
  5. To improve our prod­ucts and services
  6. The anonymous/analytics infor­ma­tion we collect about your com­puter may be used for market research and sta­tis­tic gath­er­ing pur­poses from time to time.

5. Security

  1. We are com­mit­ted to ensur­ing that your infor­ma­tion is secure. In order to prevent unau­tho­rised access or dis­clo­sure we have put in place suit­able phys­i­cal, elec­tronic and man­age­r­ial pro­ce­dures to safe­guard and secure the infor­ma­tion we collect. The inter­net cannot be guar­an­teed to be 100 per cent secure, and there is always a risk when you submit data. Nev­er­the­less, we have done all we can to protect your data in full com­pli­ance with best practice.
  2. For all credit/debit card trans­ac­tions you are trans­ferred to our third party payment provider, Stripe. Their privacy poli­cies can be found here.

6. How we use cookies

  1. A cookie is a small file which asks per­mis­sion to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a par­tic­u­lar site. Cookies allow web appli­ca­tions to respond to you as an indi­vid­ual. The web appli­ca­tion can tailor its oper­a­tions to your needs, likes and dis­likes by gath­er­ing and remem­ber­ing infor­ma­tion about your preferences.
  2. We use traffic log cookies to iden­tify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to cus­tomer needs. We only use this infor­ma­tion for sta­tis­ti­cal analy­sis purposes.
  3. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your com­puter or any infor­ma­tion about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
  4. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers auto­mat­i­cally accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advan­tage of the web site.

7. Links to other sites

  1. Our web site con­tains links to enable you to visit other web sites of inter­est easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. There­fore, we cannot be respon­si­ble for the pro­tec­tion and privacy of any infor­ma­tion which you provide whilst vis­it­ing such sites and such sites are not gov­erned by this privacy state­ment. You should exer­cise caution and look at the privacy state­ment applic­a­ble to the web site in question.

8. Controlling your information

  1. If you have pre­vi­ously agreed to us using your per­sonal infor­ma­tion, you may change your mind at any time by con­tact­ing us at [email protected]
  2. We will not sell, dis­trib­ute, lease or oth­er­wise share your per­sonal infor­ma­tion with third parties unless we are required to do so by law.
  3. You may request details of per­sonal infor­ma­tion which we hold about you. If you would like a copy of this infor­ma­tion please contact us at [email protected]
    If you believe that any infor­ma­tion we are holding on you is incor­rect or incom­plete, please contact us as soon as pos­si­ble. We will promptly correct any infor­ma­tion found to be incorrect.