Habitat for Humanity of Summit County respects each individual’s right to personal privacy. We will collect and use information through our Web site only in the ways disclosed in this statement. This statement applies solely to information collected at the Habitat for Humanity of Summit County Web site.
Part I. Information Collection
Habitat for Humanity of Summit County collects information through our Web site at several points. We collect the following information about primary visitors: full name, address and email.
We collect this information through registration forms and donation forms. Information collected includes person’s full name, address and email. The information is collected voluntarily. To receive our products and services, contact information is mandatory in order to reach persons. Other information we request is optional.
We do not employ cookies.
Part II. Information Usage
The information collected by Habitat for Humanity of Summit County will be used for contact purposes and mailing lists. Users who provide information will receive email newsletters and print materials. Registered users will receive additional announcements from us about products, services, special deals, and a newsletter. Out of respect for the privacy of our users we present the option to not receive these types of communications.
We offer links to other Web sites. Please note: When you click on links to other Web sites, we encourage you to read their privacy policies. Their standards may differ from ours.
If our policy on information collection or uses changes, will advise you by email within 48 hours.
Part III. Problem Resolution
If problems arise, users may contact Habitat for Humanity of Summit County by phone at 330-745-7734 or email email@example.com. We are committed to resolving disputes within 48 hours.
Part V. Data Storage and Security
Habitat for Humanity of Summit County protects user information with the following security measures: SSL encryption.
Habitat for Humanity of Summit County, Inc.
This Whistleblower/Anti-Retaliation Policy of Habitat for Humanity of Summit County, Inc. (“Habitat”): (1) encourages staff and volunteers to come forward with credible information on Prohibited Practices or Violations of Law; (2) specifies that Habitat will protect the person from retaliation; and (3) identifies where such information can be reported.
1. Encouragement of reporting.
Habitat encourages complaints, reports or inquiries about Prohibited Practices or Violations of Law, including illegal or improper conduct by Habitat itself, by its leadership, or by others on its behalf. For purposes of this policy, “Violations of Law” means a violation of any state, federal or local law that Habitat has the authority to correct and the staff member or volunteer reasonably believes that the violation is: (i) a criminal offense that is likely to cause an imminent risk of physical harm to persons, (ii) a hazard to public health or safety, or (iii) a felony. For purposes of this policy, “Prohibited Practices” means conduct that a staff member or volunteer reasonably believes constitutes a serious violation of the policies and practices established by Habitat and that would financially or detrimentally impact Habitat, such as incorrect financial reporting, financial improprieties, accounting or audit matters, or detrimentally impact the reputation of Habitat, such as ethical violations, fraudulent conduct, or other similar improper practices or policies.
Other subjects on which Habitat has existing complaint mechanisms should be addressed under those mechanisms, such as raising matters of alleged discrimination or harassment via Habitat’s human resources channels, unless those channels are themselves implicated in the wrongdoing. This policy is not intended to provide a means of appeal from outcomes in those other mechanisms.
2. Protection from retaliation.
Habitat prohibits retaliation by or on behalf of Habitat against staff or volunteers for making good faith complaints, reports or inquiries under this policy or for participating in a review or investigation under this policy. This includes retaliation in the form of an adverse employment action such as termination, decrease in compensation, or the threat of physical harm. Every effort will be made to protect the confidentiality of the staff member or volunteer making the report. However, identity may have to be disclosed to conduct a thorough investigation, to comply with the law, and to provide accused individuals their legal rights of defense.
This protection extends to those whose allegations are made in good faith but prove to be mistaken. Habitat reserves the right to discipline persons who make bad faith, knowingly false, or vexatious complaints, reports or inquiries or who otherwise abuse this policy. Any staff member or volunteer who makes a report under this policy who believes he or she is being retaliated against must immediately contact Habitat’s President and Chief Executive Officer or President of the Board of Trustees; if both of those persons are implicated in the complaint, report or inquiry, it should be directed to any member of the Board of Trustees not so implicated.
3. Where to report.
Subject to disclosure that may be necessary as described in Section 2 above, complaints, reports or inquiries may be made under this policy on a confidential or 2 anonymous basis. They should describe in detail the specific facts demonstrating the basis for the complaints, reports or inquiries. They should be directed to Habitat’s President and Chief Executive Officer or President of the Board of Trustees; if both of those persons are implicated in the complaint, report or inquiry, it should be directed to any member of the Board of Trustees not so implicated. Habitat will conduct a prompt, discreet, and objective review or investigation. Staff or volunteers must recognize that Habitat may be unable to fully evaluate a vague or general complaint, report or inquiry that is made anonymously.
Red Flag Reporting
Habitat for Humanity of Summit County is a client of Red Flag Reporting, an independent business unit where volunteers, customers, donors, employees or anyone witnessing or wishing to report an incident, safety concern or impropriety relative to Habitat for Humanity of Summit County or the Habitat ReStore in Summit County can call anonymously. If you feel you have something to report to this independent party for investigation, please call 1-877-64-RedFlag (1-877-647-3335) or visit www.redflagreporting.com
Our client code for reporting is 3307457734. We appreciate you helping to protect our organization and our community.
Adoption Date: JUNE 2012
This policy applies to Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations (Habitat for Humanity).
The purpose of this policy is:
- To provide internal and external clarity regarding Habitat for Humanity’s approach to humanitarian aid and development assistance as a Christian ministry.
- To ensure alignment with back and I said international standards unacceptable humanitarian aid and development assistant practices.
Habitat for Humanity international and its affiliated organizations (Habitat for Humanity) will not proselytize nor will Habitat for Humanity work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with Habitat for Humanity. This means that Habitat for Humanity will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must (i) adhere to or convert to a particular faith or (ii) listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.
Habitat for Humanity is a Christian ministry dedicated to a vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat for Humanity conducts its programs in a way that are sensitive and respectful to the cultural context and the local faith community and reflect our belief that all or created in God’s image and deserve to be treated without discrimination.
Globally, faith based organizations from all religions approach their work with a range of motivations that inform their development approach. This policy is intended to ensure that Habitat for Humanity conforms to recognized global standards that clearly state that agencies may not conditioned the receipt of assistance or participation and their work on any requirement that people listen and respond to a message intended to induce people to join a religious movement, political party, or other cause or organization.
Habitat for Humanity International’s motivation is to unite people around the concept of “putting God’s love into action” along with others from all faiths or with no faith convictions who are interested in helping those in need of improved shelter.