By visiting the Website, you are accepting the policies described in this Privacy Policy.

The Focus Humanitarian Assistance USA takes your privacy very seriously. This notice describes FOCUS USA’s privacy policy as it relates to the www.focus-usa.org websites (collectively, the “Website”). By visiting the Website, you are accepting the policies described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, you are not permitted to use the Website. FOCUS USA may revise this privacy policy from time to time. We will post any changes here, so please check back periodically.

Collection of Information

FOCUS USA may ask for and collect personally identifiable information from you at various points throughout the site. Depending on the information and/or services you request, you may be asked to provide your name, email address, address, phone number, payment details, and similar information. Once you provide your personal information, you are not anonymous to FOCUS USA. You may opt out of email communications at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link that is included at the bottom of every email communication from FOCUS USA.

Security of Personal Data

Donor Data: FOCUS USA’s donor data is stored in a secure database and access to the database is limited to the Donor Services department, the Resource Development department and our authorized service providers. FOCUS USA will keep Donors’ personal information only as long as it is necessary to satisfy the purposes for which it was obtained, or as legally required. Access to Donor file materials containing personal information is restricted to FOCUS USA Staff and authorized service providers who need it to do their jobs.

FOCUS USA employs appropriate technical, physical and organizational security procedures to protect Donors’ personal information against loss, theft, unauthorized use, or disclosure. These procedures are monitored and reviewed at least annually and when needed to ensure their continued effectiveness. The safeguards employed by the FOCUS USA include, but may not be limited to, the use of limited access storage areas, locked files, and the use of encryption, secure servers, and computer workstation passwords. Appropriate measures will be undertaken when personal information is destroyed in order to prevent access or inadvertent disclosure to any unauthorized parties.

Use of Online information

FOCUS USA uses the information we collect about you to send you communications such as our e-newsletter and various printed publications or mail appeals, and to help administer and improve our web sites. We may share your information but do not sell our organization’s contact lists to third parties.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are small text-only files that are stored on your computer and that can be used to help identify you when you visit our Website. A cookie cannot read data off your computer hard disk, nor can it read cookie files created by other websites. We may use cookies to make visiting and using our site easier, for instance, so that you do not have to continually re-enter information.

Credit Card information

If you choose to provide your credit card information to FOCUS USA, we will use that information for the purposes for which it was provided only. FOCUS USA or our payment processors do not store your credit card information for future donations without your authorization.  We use a variety of safeguards to protect the security of your credit card transactions. We use technologies and processes such as encryption, access controls, network firewalls, physical security and other measures. These measures make it more difficult for anyone to intercept the credit card information you send to us. When we work with other companies to process credit card transactions, those companies also use encryption and other security measures.

Children

This Website is not directed toward children under 13 years of age nor does FOCUS USA knowingly collect information from children under 13. If you are under 13, please do not submit any personally identifiable information to FOCUS USA.

Your California Privacy Rights

If you are a California resident, you are entitled by law to request an Information Sharing Disclosure. If you provide notice to the address below, we will provide you with a notice of your right to prevent sharing of your personal information as well as a cost-free means of doing so. To receive such a notice, submit a written request to the address listed in the Access section below, specifying that you seek your “California Customer Choice Notice.” Please allow thirty days for a response.

Access

If you would like us to update your contact information or would like to request a copy of our Donor Privacy Policy, please call our office at 1-877-FOCUS59 (877-362-8759), email us at focususa@focushumanitarian.org, or write us at:

Focus Humanitarian Assistance USA
1700 First Colony Blvd, #300
Sugar Land, TX 77479

Who FOCUS USA shares the information with

FOCUS USA generally does not share your name, personally identifiable information, or payment information with any other unaffiliated organization. FOCUS USA may share your information with third parties in the following situations: a) to complete your request, b) to outsource one or more functions to a service provider, c) to share your information with the authorities in response to a legal order or official request, or when we believe you have acted in violation of our Terms of Use or our other policies, or d) to protect and defend our rights or property, the Website or our donors. We may also share your information with those non-profit agencies affiliated with FOCUS USA.

Links to third-party sites

The FOCUS USA Website provides links to several other third-party websites. While we make efforts to choose our links carefully, FOCUS USA is not responsible for the content of linked websites, or for the privacy policies of websites we link to. Since we do not control those websites, we encourage you to review the privacy policies of those websites prior to any use.

Linking to the FOCUS USA Website

Generally, other websites may link to FOCUS USA’s website without seeking the permission of FOCUS USA. However, such links must clearly identify FOCUS USA as the source of the information displayed and preserve the integrity of the FOCUS USA web pages without alteration.

Email

This privacy applies to the Website and is inapplicable to information that you may send to FOCUS USA by email or by other means of communication. We may retain your emails or other communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests, and improve our services.

Privacy policy changes

FOCUS USA may amend this privacy policy from time to time. We will post the revised policy on our Website so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it. Your continued use of our Website after the date that such notices are posted will be deemed to be your agreement to the changed terms.

Updated on: April 15, 2015