By using this website, you agree to the privacy policy set forth below. This privacy policy sets out how Easter Seals Greater Houston uses any information that you provide to us when you use this website. Any data that we collect we undertake to do so in a manner that is fair, legal and transparent.

We are committed to ensuring that private information provided by you is appropriately protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, it is our intent that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Disclaimer

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by us and, while we endeavor to keep the information up to date and accurate, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website, for your specific needs.

We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from March 7, 2012.

The information provided on this website should never be used as a substitute for medical, legal or other professional advice. Easter Seals Greater Houston assumes no responsibility for the use of the information provided.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • first and last name
  • email address(es)
  • phone number(s)
  • city of habitation
  • profession
  • diagnosis information
  • skills information

For inquiries related to minor children, we may collect:

  • IEP (Individual Education Plans) information
  • school attended

What we do with the information we gather

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

  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email addresses which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customize the website according to your interests.

For donations, our website/database, etapestry, employs a Server Digital Certificate and the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Protocol to encrypt all data traffic between our servers. Furthermore, SSL also protects the contents of messages exchanged between our Internet server and the client PC from being altered en route. SSL technology is the standard used by online banking, stock brokerages, and retailers for securing their online transactions. We use the information you provide about yourself for payment processing only to complete that service. We only share the personal information you provide us with third party service providers, such as credit card service processors, for payment processing. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that service.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information, including e-mail addresses, to send you promotional information about us or third parties which we think you may find interesting, for newsletter sign-up, or for membership purposes. We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure as reasonably possible.

Cookies

A “cookie” is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. The cookie helps analyze 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.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website, including your IP address, will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We do not control the manner in which Google uses the information. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, you should note that we do not have any control such other websites. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such other sites, and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question. The inclusion of such links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorsement of the views expressed within them.

Contact

For further information about our privacy policy or to change your contact/personal information, you may contact us at Easter Seals Greater Houston, 4500 Bissonnet, Suite 340, Bellaire, TX 77401, (713) 838-9050, or by e-mail to our CFO/HR Director at bphillips@eastersealshouston.org.