Privacy Policy

Harboring Hearts Housing Foundation, Inc. understands that you are concerned about your privacy. We created this Privacy Policy to describe what information we collect from you, how we use this information, with whom we share it, and how to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. We urge you to read it careful

The Information We Collect and How We Use It

Personally Identifiable Information

Personally identifiable information is information that can be used to identify you as an individual, such as you first and last name, your phone number, and your email address. We use this information to respond to requests, provide information about Harboring Hearts, and expand our organization.

Harboring Hearts only collects personally identifiable information about you when you voluntary submit this information. You may use this site without submitting any personally identifiable information. If you chose to submit personally identifiable information to Harboring Hearts, however, you agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy.

We may use your personally identifiable information to contact you individually or as part of a Harboring Hearts mailing list. If you no longer wish to be contacted by us you can reach us using the information at the bottom of this page. You can also contact us if you want us to correct or delete your personally identifiable information.

Aggregated Information

Aggregated information is non-personal information about website visitors, such as the number of people who visit a website, what parts of the website they visit, and their IP addresses. We may collect this aggregated information from all individuals who visit the Harboring Hearts website. We may also use aggregated information internally and share aggregated information with third parties to provide services to our users, expand our organization, and improve our website. We do not use this information to identify or contact you.


Cookies are small files on your computer that allow websites to recognize you and personalize content appropriately. A website issues cookies so that it can read information from your computer at a later time. Cookies can ease website navigation, save time, and simplify the process of delivering relevant content. Our website may use “cookies” to make visiting the Harboring Hearts website more convenient. You can configure your browser to control or reject its use of cookies.


If you register to use the Harboring Hearts website, we collect a limited amount of personally identifiable information from you, such as your e-mail address and password. Registering allows you to make the most of Harboring Hearts’ personalized features and content, build a public or private profile, create and join groups, and participate in online discussions. To help protect your privacy, we recommend that when registering you create a username for your participation on the website that does not contain your full name and choose a strong password that others cannot easily guess.

Transfer of Personally Identifiable Information

Harboring Hearts will not rent, sell, or share personally identifiable information about you to third parties without your consent except under the following limited circumstances:

Legal Compliance

We may provide personally identifiable information to third parties to comply with valid legal requirements such as a law, regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order. If we are legally compelled to disclose your personally identifiable information to a third party, we will make reasonable efforts to notify you unless doing so would violate the law or court order or unless otherwise instructed by law enforcement.


We may provide personally identifiable information to third parties if website administrators perceive a physical threat to you or others. We may also disclose such information if we believe it reasonably necessary to investigate or prevent harm, fraud, abuse, a violation of our terms or conditions of use, or other illegal conduct.

Service Providers

We may provide personally identifiable information to service providers with whom we have business relationships. For example, we may contract with third parties to provide certain services including data management, consulting, web hosting, and web development. We provide these third parties with only the information necessary for them to perform the particular services for which we have engaged them. We choose providers whom we believe maintain reasonable security procedures appropriate to the nature of the information involved in order to protect that information from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure.

Children Under 13

In light of growing concerns over children’s online privacy, Harboring Hearts does not knowingly collect information from visitors under the age of 13. Our website is neither developed for nor directed at children.

Outside Websites

Our website contains links to webpages that are not operated by Harboring Hearts. We also use outside websites and internet services to help us communicate with people, organize events, and collect donations. For example, we use Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter to communicate with people who may be interested in Harboring Hearts; and and GoodSearch to help us collect donations. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of external websites.

If you visit a website that is not operated by Harboring Hearts, you use that website at your own risk. If you click on an advertisement, a link, or a sponsored message you will leave Harboring Hearts website and our Privacy Policy will no longer apply. We recommend that you review the privacy policies of other websites before transmitting personally identifiable information to them.

Data Integrity

We take care to prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of user and customer data under our control. Nonetheless, users should be aware that data security technology is constantly evolving. As such, although we strive to protect information saved to or transmitted through Harboring Hearts, we cannot and do not guarantee that no loss, misuse, or alteration of information you provide to or transmit through this website will occur. You use Harboring Heart’s website at your own risk. We are not responsible for the circumvention of privacy settings or security measures contained on this website.

Harboring Hearts processes personally identifiable information for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise in accordance with this Privacy Policy, applicable law, or your authorization or consent. We take reasonable steps to verify that the personally identifiable information we store and process is accurate, complete, and current, but we depend on you to contact us with changes in personally identifiable information whenever it becomes necessary.

Updating Personally Identifiable Information

When you notify us of an error or change in your personally identifiable information, we make good faith efforts to correct or delete such data at your request, unless otherwise required by law or for legitimate business purposes. We ask individual users to identify themselves before processing such requests. We may decline to process requests that require a disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical.

Updates to this Privacy Policy

Please note that this Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will post any Privacy Policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice. Each version of this Privacy Policy will be identified by its effective date. We encourage you to periodically review our Privacy Policy to stay informed about the measures we use to protect the information we collect.

Contact Information

Please contact us with any questions, comments, or requests.

Harboring Hearts Housing Foundation, Inc.
333 West 52nd Street, Suite 700
New York, NY 10019

Telephone: 866.958.2536