Information We Collect
We collect information that helps us identify and contact you as well as carry out certain business purposes described below and to provide Services to our members and donors. For example, we may collect personal information about you when you register for or use an account through our Website, submit a donation in support of our organization, become a member, participate in a cause, report housing discrimination, or communicate with our personnel via email or other means.
Information You Provide
The types of information we collect directly from you may include:
• Personal identifiers such as your name, physical address, email address, phone number
• Professional and educational information, including your employer name and job title
While we may ask for your financial information such as a credit card to process payments or donations, we rely on a third-party processor to collect and process payments.
Automatic Data Collection
When you access our Website, we automatically collect information about you and the device you use to access our Website. When you access our Website, we may collect device identifiers, IP addresses, web browser type and version, location based on IP address or mobile device, language, and information about your usage of our Website such as the pages you view.
We use both our own and third-party cookies on our Website
Google Analytics: Our Website uses Google Analytics to help us analyze how users use the Website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Website will be transmitted to and stored by Google. To learn how Google Analytics collects and processes data, please visit: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites.
Other Third-Party Cookies: Cookies may also be used by our third-party user management tool when you log in to your member account, sign up for our newsletters, or otherwise request information from us.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, this may affect your experience using our Website.
You can use the methods linked below to manage cookies. You must take these steps on each browser or device that you use. If you replace, change or upgrade your browser or device, or delete your cookies, you may need to use these opt-out tools again.
• Google Chrome
• Apple Safari
• Mozilla Firefox
• Microsoft Edge
If the browser you use is not listed above, please refer to your browser’s help menu for information on how to manage cookies.
How We Use Your Information
We collect information about you for a variety of business purposes, including but not limited to membership registration, communicating with individuals on our mailing list, or otherwise interacting with you. We collect and use the information described above in order to:
• Conduct our business and provide Services to you
• Personalize the Website and user experience
• Offer information and marketing materials to you
• Research how you use our Website to help us gain a better understanding of your preferences and interests so we can improve and offer services and marketing to better service you
In addition to the uses identified above, we use your information, which may include information collected on our Website, for the following purposes:
E-mails. We may send e-mails to our members, former members, and others for various purposes, including but not limited to member benefit information, donation solicitation, and engagement in our advocacy. If you do not wish to receive e-mail communications from us, please use the “Unsubscribe” or “Manage E-Mail Preferences” link at the bottom of our e-mails or submit an e-mail request to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
User Inquiries and Support. We may use your information to respond to inquiries and solve any potential issues you may have with the use of our Services.
Legal Requests and Obligations. We may use your information to comply with our legal obligations. For example, if we receive a subpoena or other legal request, we may need to inspect the information we hold to determine how to respond.
Safety and Security: We may use your information to maintain the safety, security, and integrity of the Services.
Sharing Your Information
We do not sell your personal information to any third parties for any reason. In the course of our operations, we may disclose your information to third parties in the following circumstances:
Consent. We may disclose information to third parties when we have received your consent to do so.
Service Providers. We may share your information with service providers for operations, payment, and other purposes. These service providers may have access to your information to the extent reasonably necessary to perform their respective functions.
Third-party Analytics. We use selected third parties to collect information about your interactions with our Website and Services. This information may be used to, among other things, improve the functionality of our Website and Services.
Business Transfer. We may share or transfer your information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company.
Legal Obligations. We may disclose your information where we are legally required to do so in order to comply with applicable law, governmental requests, a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process, such as in response to a subpoena (including in response to public authorities to meet national security or law enforcement requirements).
Keeping Your Information Safe
We take reasonable security measures to protect against the loss or misuse of information under our control. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your information, we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted to our Services.
You can also help keep your information secure. Members are responsible for choosing a secure password when creating an account to log into our Website. You should keep this password confidential and choose a password that you do not use on any other website.
Notice to Residents of California
California’s “Shine the Light” law (Civil Code Section § 1798.83) permits users of our Website that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and would like to submit such a request, please submit your request in writing to us using the contact information provided below. However, please be aware that we do not share your personal information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes.
As a non-profit organization, the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) does not apply to us.
Notice to Residents of Nevada
Notice to International Users
Our Website and Services are not intended for residents outside of the United States. If you use the Website or Services or provided us your information from outside the United States, your information will be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States. By using the Website or Services or providing us with your information, you understand that your information will be collected from and processed in the United States.
Our Website and Services are not intended for use by minors, and we do not knowingly collect, maintain, or process information submitted online by someone under the age of 16. If we obtain actual knowledge that we have collected information from someone under the age of 16, we will delete that information.
Web browsers and other technologies you may use to access the Website may include a Do-Not-Track (“DNT”) feature or setting you can activate to signal your privacy preference not to have data about your online browsing activities monitored and collected. At this stage, no uniform technology standard for recognizing and implementing DNT signals has been finalized. As such, we do not currently respond to DNT browser signals or any other mechanism that automatically communicates your choice not to be tracked online.
Third-Party Websites and Content
National Fair Housing Advocate
2131 York Road, Suite 1021
Timonium, MD 21093
Landmark Fair Housing Cases
Keys Unlock Dreams
National Fair Housing Advocate, Inc.
2131 York Road, Suite 1021
Timonium, MD 21093