TERMS OF USE FOR www.buildinghopefoundation.org  - the “Website” Building Hope Foundation, Inc. (the “Foundation”) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  The Website is owned and operated by the Foundation.   The Foundation may retain the services of a third party to host and maintain the Website.  You are free to browse and access the Website. Your access to the Website is subject to the following terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) and all applicable laws. By accessing, browsing or otherwise using the Website you acknowledge that you have read and understood these Terms and Conditions and agree to be legally bound by them. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, do not use the Website.

Terms and Conditions:

 USE, COPYRIGHT   You agree to use all material on the Website and the Website itself for lawful purposes. You are not authorized to alter, impede access to the Website or otherwise interfere with its lawful use by others. You are prohibited from any use of the material on the Website or the Website that would constitute an illegal offense or otherwise violate any applicable law.  All material on the Website is subject the protections afforded under applicable international copyright and trademark laws.   Any third party’s material appearing on the Website, is subject to the creator’s rights to their work, except as otherwise noted.  You may not copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit or otherwise distribute any of the content on the Website (including without limitation, images, text, audio or video or the files containing any of the forgoing generating by the software, or data accompanying such software).  You agree not to reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any of the files on the Website. You may download any of the forms on the Website that are posted for download solely for use with the Foundation program.   None of the content, material or software on the Website may be used for any other purpose. Any modification or use of the content, material or software for any other purpose is a violation of the Foundation’s copyright, trademark or proprietary rights.  The use of the content, material or software on any other website or computer network is prohibited without the prior written consent of the Foundation. The Foundation’s logo, name, and any related design and slogans are trademarks of the Foundation.  Without the written permission of the Foundation, you are not authorized to use Building Hope Foundation’s logo, name or any related design or slogan in any commercial or public way including without limitation in any advertising, marketing, promotion or publicity. The Foundation reserves all rights and remedies available to it at law and equity.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY, LIMITATION OF THE FOUNDATION'S LIABILITY AND RELEASE  Your use of the Website is at your own risk.  The Foundation assumes no liability for the accuracy, virus-free status or environment, operability, timeliness, or completeness of any content, material or software on the Website. Your sole and exclusive right and remedy and the Foundation’s sole obligation to you for any claim for loss arising from your use or access to the Website shall be to discontinue your use of the Website. You hereby release the Foundation, its directors, officers, volunteers, agents, and advisors from any claim for loss arising from your use or access to the Website.   ALL MATERIAL ON THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN “AS IS” “WHERE IS” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON -INFRINGEMENT.  NEITHER THE FOUNDATION NOR ANY DIRECTOR, OFFICER, AGENT, ADVISOR OR EMPLOYEE OF THE FOUNDATION INVOLVED IN THE CREATION OR MAINTENANCE OF THE WEBSITE IS LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE.

PRIVACY   The Foundation’s Data Protection and Privacy statement can be viewed here  <LINK>. The Data Protection and Privacy Statement is incorporated into and forms part of these Terms and Conditions.

LINKS   Any links (“Links”) on the Website to any other website on the World Wide Web are provided solely for the convenience of users and are provided by the Foundation without any warranty. Any liability arising from your use of such Links including without limitation computer viruses or any other related loss or damage related to your use of the Links is expressly disclaimed by the Foundation. Linked websites are maintained by others, the Foundation does not endorse any linked website and the owners of such linked websites are not affiliated with or the responsibility of the Foundation. You may establish a hypertext link to this site from your website, so long as the page containing the link properly attributes the linked site to the Foundation and does not state or imply any sponsorship of your website by the Foundation. We may revoke this permission at any time. Without prior written consent of the Foundation, you may not create a link to this Website that incorporates or relies upon, in whole or in part, any content from any page on this Website, or that incorporates any copyrighted or otherwise intellectual property of the Foundation.

INDEMNITY  You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Foundation, its directors, officers, agents, advisors, volunteers and employees from and against any and all claims (including reasonable attorney’s fees and costs) resulting from your acts or omissions in any way arising from or relating to these Terms and Conditions or your access to or use of the Website or any Link.
APPLICABLE LAW  These Terms and Conditions shall be construed solely in accordance within the internal laws of the State of Connecticut, without giving effect to principles of conflicts of laws. Any actions, proceedings or suits concerning or relating to these Terms and Conditions and your access to and use of the Website may only be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction in Stamford, Connecticut, or in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, and each party hereby consents to the jurisdiction and venue of such courts and waives any objections thereto.

SEVERABILITY AND NON WAIVER  If any provision of these Terms and Condition shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms and Conditions and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.  No failure on the part of the Foundation to enforce any provision of these Terms and Conditions at any time or times shall impede or prevent the Foundation from enforcing such provision in future, nor shall such failure be construed as a waiver of any right of the Foundation.

REVISIONS   The Foundation may at any time, in its sole discretion, without notice or liability, terminate these Terms and Conditions and or a user’s access to the Website or revise these Terms and Conditions by updating them on the Website. Your use of the Website following any such revision shall be governed by the revised Terms and Conditions, and you shall be bound to such revised Terms and Conditions for any use subsequent to such revision. You assume the obligation to review these Terms and Conditions from time to time while you continue to use the Website.

ENTIRE AGREEMENT  This writing contains all of the Terms and Conditions applicable to the use of the Website and forms the entire agreement of the Foundation and users related to the use of the Website and supersedes any and all existing agreements and all other oral, written or other communication between users and the Foundation concerning the subject matter.
Last updated: January, 2019
Copyright: Building Hope Foundation, Inc.

Terms of Use

Building Hope Foundation, Inc. Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

 Privacy Policy

Last updated: January, 2019

Data Protection and Privacy Statement

Building Hope Foundation, Inc. (“Foundation” or “We”) is committed to protecting any personal information that you may provide to us.  In particular, we believe it is important for you to know how we treat information about you that we may receive from the Foundation’s website (buildinghopefoundation.org, the “Website”) or when you contact us directly.

Collection and Use of Personal and Non-Personal Information 

We limit the personal and non-personal information recognized or accepted on the Website.  Certain information and data is stored when you voluntarily make a donation to the Foundation; if you register for offline or online Foundation fund raising events, or if you apply on the Website for a building project or scholarship. Your personal information includes your first and last name, street, city and zip code, email address, phone number, credit card number, expiration date, billing address, donation amount and any other personally identifiable information you may provide if you email or text the Foundation or any of its agents.  Some data may be collected automatically when you visit our Website.  The data collected automatically may be stored and analyzed to measure use of the Website, evaluate trends, improve your browsing experience and improve our provision of services. For online sites, we collect: your IP address, operating system, and/or browser you use to access the Website; your browsing history including trends and behaviors indicating age and gender; your location information, referring domain name; the date, time and duration of your visit, the pages you visit, and your specific categories of interest.

We may require visitors to register in order to obtain a user ID and password for authentication and secure access to a transaction or certain business confidential or proprietary information services. 

Providing us with personal information is entirely optional and voluntary; however, if you do not provide the personal information requested, the related service may not be available to you.

We do not merge personal identifiable information with non-personal identifiable information and never identify you individually unless you have voluntarily provided us with that information thereby consenting to our limited use of your information.  Any personal information provided to us is specifically used for your relationship with the Foundation and will be maintained in confidence.  At no time is any information sold to any third party for any commercial purpose.

Processing Personal Information

We process personal information only for permitted purposes and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

Use of Personal Information

We use your personal information to safeguard the legitimate interests of the Foundation and its supporters, which includes:

To ensure that the website’s content is presented as effectively as possible
To provide the Foundation’s fund raising, programs, services and information by email or any other means
For the Foundation’s own internal record keeping
To prepare documentation in order to complete transactions for Foundation donations or events, which may require sharing personal information with third parties
For direct mail, provided you have not objected to the processing of your personal information for these purposes
To transfer personal information within the Foundation and with third parties for internal administrative purposes

Sharing of Personal Information 

We do not sell or rent your personal information to third-parties for marketing purposes unless you have granted us permission to do so. 

We may share your personal information with authorized third-party agents or contractors in order to perform research, or provide a requested service or transaction. 

We may disclose personal information in connection with security related or law enforcement investigations or in the course of cooperating with authorities, protecting and defending our rights or property or complying with legal requirements.

Sharing of Non-Personal Information

We may share your non-personal information with third parties to help us enhance your experience on the Website, improve our services and programs and provide you with more relevant Website content, analyze Website usage, improve our services, or for similar purposes.

How long personal information is stored

The Foundation shall store personal information in a secure and protected environment for as long as we believe it will better help the Foundation understand how we can serve you and respect your wishes.  However, this will be for a reasonable period and only for as long as is necessary.  In addition, certain laws might oblige us to store the information for a certain period of time.

Use of Cookies and Other Web Technologies 

The Website may use cookies and/or other web technologies.  When you visit the Website, we may, or we may authorize a trusted third-party service provider to, send one or more “cookies” – a small text or series of alphanumeric characters – to your computer. These small files are stored on your computer and identify your browser to us.  We use a combination of session and persistent cookies to enable you to log in faster to the Website and enhance your navigation and use of the Website.  A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive after you close out of the session on the Website.  They may be used again when you next visit the Website. A session cookie does not remain on your hard drive and is temporarily active while you are on the Website disappearing when you close out of the session on the Website.  We also use cookies to track how you use and experience the Website, and to allow us to monitor and improve the performance of the Website. We may use cookies to tell us, for example, whether you have visited the site before, if you are a new visitor, and to identify features or information in which you have interest. You can disable cookies on your browser, however some of the features on the Website may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.

Log File Information: Log file information is automatically reported by your browser each time you access a web page. When you use our Website, our servers automatically record certain log file information. These server logs may include anonymous information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks and how you interact with links on the Website, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information.

Information Security 

The Foundation uses commercially reasonable methods consistent with non profit organizations’ practice to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, to maintain data accuracy, and to ensure appropriate use of your personal information.

If we transfer sensitive personal data (for example, credit card information) over the internet, we protect it using TLS technology.

While we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure the security of the information you transmit.

We recommend you take every precaution in protecting your personal information when you are on the Internet. For example, change your passwords often, use a combination of letters and numbers when creating passwords, and do not reveal your password to anyone.


In accordance with federal law and the guidelines set up by the Federal Trade Commission regarding youth privacy, the Foundation will not knowingly collect any personal information from users under the age of 13 and will require the parental or guardian express consent prior to collecting any personal information from any user younger than 16, but older than 13 years.


If you have provided us with your email address to ask for information, make a donation, subscribe to our newsletter or to receive notifications or updates about one of the events and you wish to change your address or no longer wish to receive these communications, please follow the unsubscribe instructions that appear in these email communications.

Questions or Comments 

If you have questions or comments regarding this privacy statement, please contact us at info@buildinghopefoundation.org.


We may update this Privacy Statement at any time by posting updated text on our sites. We display a last updated date at the top of this statement so that you will know when there has been a change. Accordingly, you should check this statement on a regular basis for our most current data protection and privacy practices. Each time you access, use, or browse our Website, you signify your acceptance of the then-current version of the privacy statement. Any changes will take effect upon posting and apply only to information collected from you on and after the last updated date, unless specified otherwise.

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