Donor Privacy Policy

Donor Privacy Policy and Legal Notice

*This policy applies to mail, email, website/online, telephone and in-person*
Hibiscus Children's Center uses its best efforts to respect the privacy of its donors.  Hibiscus Children's Center policy statement:  (1) Hibiscus will not trade, share or sell a donor’s personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations; (2) Hibiscus will only share or sell personal information once the donor has given the charity specific permission to do so. We do not collect personally identifiable information from individuals unless they provide it to us voluntarily and knowingly. Hibiscus Children's Center only gathers personally identifiable data, such as names, addresses, zip/postal codes, e-mail addresses, etc., when voluntarily submitted by a donor. For example, personally identifiable information may be collected in order to respond to a stated desire to volunteer time to Hibiscus Children's Center, to make a financial donation or to register to receive newsletters either by mail, email or online. This information is used solely by Hibiscus Children's Center for the stated purposes. Hibiscus Children's Center lists are never sold to third parties.  Donors may at any time request to be anonymous donors or request that their names be removed from any Hibiscus Children’s Center lists or for specific lists only, including online, email, direct mail and phone solicitations.  Donors may make these requests via phone, email, regular mail or in-person. 

Website/Online Privacy Policy

In addition to the above donor privacy policy, the online/website policy includes the following.  Personally identifiable information may be collected in order to respond to a stated desire by a donor or online visitor to Hibiscus Children's Center, such as making a financial donation online or to register to receive newsletters. This information is used solely by Hibiscus Children's Center or other entities who are involved in the operation of this website for internal purposes. Hibiscus Children's Center lists are never sold to third parties. We will only share personally identifiable information with third parties when (i) the person submitting the information authorizes us to share it; (ii) sharing the information is a necessary operation of the site, for instance, to process a credit card transaction, or (iii) we are required to by law.

This World Wide Web site is owned and operated by Hibiscus Children's Center, Inc. This page contains proprietary rights notices and terms of use of this site. By using this site, you accept these terms of use. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please do not use the site.

Additional online/credit card information

Is Credit Card Information Secure?
We care about the safety and security of your transaction. We use high grade encryption and the 'https' security protocol to communicate with your browser software. This method is the industry standard security protocol, which makes it extremely difficult for anyone else to intercept the credit card information you send to us. Companies we work with to process credit card transactions also use high grade encryption and security protocols. Contributions may also be made by calling (772) 334-9311.

We Care About Doing It Right
In addition to maintaining privacy and security controls over information you share with us, Hibiscus Children's Center works to accurately process your contribution information. During business hours, staff are available to answer questions about your financial donation. Please contact our Development Department.

How Do We Use “Cookies”?
Visitors should be aware that non-personal information and data may be automatically collected by Hibiscus Children's Center Website through the use of “cookies.” “Cookies” are small text files a Website can use to recognize repeat visitors, facilitate the visitor's ongoing access to and use of the site, and allow a site to track usage behavior and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements. Cookies are not programs that come onto a visitor's system and damage files. Generally, cookies work by assigning a unique number to the visitor that has no meaning outside the assigning site. If a visitor does not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows the visitor to deny or accept the cookie feature. Hibiscus Children's Center uses “cookie” technology only to obtain non-personal information from its online visitors in order to improve visitors' online experience and facilitate their visit within our site.

We recognize that visitors to our site may be concerned about the information they provide to us, and how we treat that information. The above Privacy Policy addresses those concerns. This policy may be changed or updated from time to time.  If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, please contact us at (772) 340-5750, ext. 403.  We are available to answer your questions or hear your concerns and we appreciate your interest in helping the children.