The Dallas Hebrew Free Loan Association (“DHFLA,” “we,” “us,” “our”) is committed to protecting your personal information and your right to privacy. If you have questions or concerns about this privacy notice, or our practices with regards to your personal information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When you visit and use dhfla.org (the “website”), we appreciate that you are trusting us with your personal information. We take privacy seriously and this privacy notice is intended to explain to you in the clearest way possible what information we collect, how we use it and what rights you have in relation to it. We hope you take time to read this policy carefully. If there are any terms in this notice that you do not agree with, please discontinue use of the website immediately.
This privacy notice applies to all information collected through our services including our website, as well as, any related services, events, fundraising or marketing.
Information We Collect
We collect personal information that you provide to us. We collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us when you express an interest in obtaining information about us or our products or services, when you participate in activities on this website or otherwise when you contact us.
The personal information we collect depends on the context of your interactions with us and the website, the choices you make and the products and features you use. The personal information we collect may include the following:
Personal Information Provided by You
We collect names, phone numbers, email addresses, mailing addresses, and other similar information. All personal information that you provide to us must be true, complete and accurate, and you must notify us of any changes to such personal information.
Occasionally, we ask borrowers, donors, guarantors and volunteers to share their experience with DHFLA through stories and blogs we post on our website and social media and share with the community through email and other communications. There is no obligation to share your story and never a requirement to participate in this way. If you choose to share your story and/or image through one of our communication or marketing channels you will be given a release form to complete and return explicitly giving us permission to share the story and/or photo you provide to us.
Information Automatically Collected
Some information, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address and / or browser and device characteristics, is collected automatically when you visit our website.
We automatically collect certain information when you visit, use or navigate the website. This information does not reveal your specific identity (like your name or contact information) but may include device and usage information, such as your IP address, browser and device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, device name, country, location, information about how and when you use our website and other technical information. This information is primarily needed to maintain the security and operation of our website, and for our internal analytics and reporting purposes.
Like many businesses and organizations, we also collect information through cookies and similar technologies. The information we collect includes:
Log and Usage Data
Log and usage data is service-related, diagnostic, usage and performance information our servers automatically collect when you access or use our website and which we record in log files. Depending on how you interact with us, this log data may include your IP address, device information, browser type and settings and information about your activity on the website (such as the date and time stamps associated with your usage, pages and files viewed, searches and other actions you take such as which features you use), device and event information (such as system activity, error reports and hardware settings).
We collect device data such as information about your computer device, phone, tablet or other device you use to access this website. Depending on the device used, this data may include information such as your IP address (or proxy server), device and application identification numbers, location, browser type, hardware model Internet service provider and / or mobile carrier, operating system and system configuration information.
We collect location data such as information about your device’s location, which can be either precise or imprecise. How much information we collect depends on the type and settings of the device you use to access the website. You can opt-out of allowing us to collect this information by refusing to access the information or by disabling your location setting on your device. Note: if you choose to opt-out, you may not be able to use certain aspects of the services.
Information We Do Not Collect
We do not knowingly collect data from or market to children under 18 years of age. By using the DHFLA website, you represent that you are at least 18 or that you are the parent or guardian of such a minor and consent to such minor dependents use of the website. If we learn that personal information from users less than 18 years of age has been collected, we will take reasonable measures to delete such data from our records. If you become aware of any data we may have collected from children under the age of 18, please contact email@example.com.
Use of Collected Information
We process your information for purposes based on legitimate organizational interests, compliance with our legal obligations, and/or your consent.
We use personal information collected via our website to provide you with personalized service; to send e-mail alerts to you; to answer your requests; to process your loan application; etc. You may choose to opt-out at any time, which will cease all communications from us. We may use your personal information as part of our efforts to keep our website safe and secure (for example, for fraud monitoring and prevention). We may use your information to enforce our terms, conditions and policies for organizational purposes and to comply with legal and regulatory requirements. If we receive a subpoena or other legal request, we may need to inspect the data we hold to determine how to respond.
We may also use your information to track visitors of our website, including data analysis, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and to evaluate and improve our website, products, marketing and your experience. We may use and store this information in aggregated and anonymized form so that it is not associated with individual end users and does not include personal information. We will not use identifiable personal information without your consent.
We only share information with your consent, to comply with laws, to provide you with services, to protect your rights, or to fulfill organizational obligations.
The Dallas Hebrew Free Loan Association does not share, provide, sell, or rent email addresses, donor information, borrower information or guarantor information to anyone outside the organization.
We may allow selected third parties to use tracking technology on this website, which will enable them to collect data on our behalf about how you interact with this website over time. This information may be used to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, pages or features, and better understand online activity.
We only share and disclose information to the following third parties:
- Google Tag Manager – user commenting and forums (blog); web and mobile analytics
- Google Analytics – web and mobile analytics
- Google Ads through Google Ad Grants – free Google ads provided to nonprofits like DHFLA
- WordPress.com – website hosting
- Network for Good – donation processing and email marketing platform
The Dallas Hebrew Free Loan Association website includes links to external websites and social media platforms. These links do not fall under the www.dhfla.org domain, and the Dallas Hebrew Free Loan Association is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of external websites. Your use of any linked website is solely at your own risk.
We only keep your information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in the policy notice unless otherwise required by law. When we have no legitimate organizational need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize such information, or if this is not possible (for example, your information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any other further processing until deletion is possible.
We aim to protect your personal information through a system of organizational and technical security measures. We have implemented appropriate measures designed to protect the security of any personal information we process. However, despite our safeguards and efforts to secure your information, no electronic transmission over the Internet or information storage technology can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure, so we cannot promise or guarantee that hackers, cybercriminals or other unauthorized third parties will not be able to defeat our security, and improperly collect, access, steal or modify your information. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, transmission of personal information to and from our website is at your own risk. You should only access the website within a secure environment.
Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can typically choose to set your browser to remove cookies and reject cookies. If you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect certain features or services of our website.
Do Not Track Features
Many web browsers and some mobile operating systems and applications include a Do Not Track (DNT) feature or setting which you can activate to indicate that you do not want data about your online browsing activities monitored or collected. Currently, 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.