Hephzibah Privacy Policy

Hephzibah understands the importance of protecting the privacy of our donors and is committed to preserving your right to privacy. This privacy policy is designed to advise you about our information practices concerning the use of personal information collected online, the reasonable efforts we make to protect that information and the choices you have regarding our use of such information.

By using our website (our “Site”), as well as by providing your information to Hephzibah or its affiliates, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with the terms and conditions set out by this privacy policy. Your access of our Site for the limited and exclusive purpose of reviewing this privacy policy does not constitute your acceptance of this privacy p olicy unless you make any further access or use of our Site.

Collection of Personal Information

You may provide personal information to Hephzibah if you make a donation, sign up for our newsletter, sign up to participate in one of our events or otherwise contact us for information. Such information includes contact information such as your email and mailing address, as well as financial information necessary to facilitate your donation. Hephzibah does not collect this information from you unless you provide it to us voluntarily.

Collection of Non-Personally Identifiable Information

Hephzibah also collects non-personally identifiable information such as transactional or log information, which tells us your IP address, the browser you use, the times you access the website and other similar information. The log information we collect is not linked to any personal information you provide. We collect this information to enhance the user experience by improving the functionality and features of our website.

We also use cookies to help us administer our website. Cookies are small files that websites put on your computer hard disk drive when you first visit. Cookies enhance your user experience by notifying our website when you’ve returned. This information allows us to remember your preferences and collect technical information about your use of our website. You are not required to accept cookies from our website. You can configure your browser to alert you when a website is attempting to send a cookie to your computer and allow you to accept or refuse the cookie. However, deletion of cookies may affect the functionality of some features on our website.

Information Sharing Practices

We may transfer your personal information to third parties that provide services on our behalf. The vendors with whom we share your personal information may only use it in a manner that is consistent with the services they were contracted to provide. Furthermore, these vendors must comply with the information practices specified in this privacy policy. Hephzibah limits access to the information it collects to only those who have a reasonable need to use your information. Hephzibah will not share, trade or sell your information to any third parties for their own use, nor will we send mailings on behalf of other organizations.

Our Site may contain links to third-party websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you will leave Hephzibah’s Site and, as a result, will be subject to the privacy policy of those websites. Other websites may independently collect or request information about you, and we encourage you to read the privacy policies of these linked sites, as they may differ from ours.

We may also share your information without consent, when the disclosure is required by law or regulation or when it is necessary to comply with court orders, subpoenas or lawful discovery requests. We may also use your information to investigate security breaches or otherwise cooperate with authorities pursuant to a legal matter.


Hephzibah only collects financial information that is necessary to process your donation. Your payment information is transmitted through an encrypted site. We may use a third-party payment card processor to facilitate your online donations. Once a donation is processed, we do not save your credit/debit card information unless you elect to sign up for a recurring donation.

Children’s Privacy

Hephzibah understands the importance of protecting this world’s most precious resource, our children. We have been providing safety and care to society’s most vulnerable children since 1897. While we will continue to pursue our mission to help children thrive, our Site is not designed to attract children under the age of 13. As a result, Hephzibah does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If Hephzibah discovers that such information has been inadvertently collected, that information will be deleted.

Our Newsletter and Other Communications

If you no longer wish to receive communications from us such as our newsletter, simply follow the unsubscribe request within the email and we will remove you from our mailing list. You are also welcome to contact us directly using our contact information below.

Securing Your Personal Information

We use reasonable information security practices to protect the information entrusted to us. However, all internet transmissions involve some risk — and you should always use caution when sharing or disclosing personal information online.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We may need to change this policy from time to time in order to address new issues and reflect changes on our website. We will repost these revisions in our updated privacy policy here, so that you will always know our policies regarding what information we gather, how we might use that information and whether we will disclose that information to anyone. Please refer back to this privacy policy periodically.

Contact Us

If you have any other questions, concerns or comments about this privacy policy, or if you do not wish to receive emails or other communications from us in the future, please email us or contact us at:

Hephzibah Children’s Association
Attn: Development Office
1144 Lake Street, 5th Floor
Oak Park, IL 60301
Last Updated: March 28, 2013