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Privacy Policy

The Human Spirit Initiative, Inc. (“HSI”), owner and operator of this site, is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of our users. The purpose of this privacy policy is to inform you, as a welcome visitor, what kinds of information we may gather about you when you visit the site, how we may use that information, whether we disclose it to anyone, and the choices you have regarding our use of, and your ability to correct, the information. This privacy policy applies only to this site and not to other companies’ or organizations’ websites who may be linked from this site. Further, we reserve the right to amend this policy at any time, and all changes to this policy will be posted here so that you are aware of our current practices.

Data Collection and Cookies
When you visit this site, HSI may collect certain personal information when you. Like many web and e-commerce sites, HSI uses cookies to “recognize” your Internet browsing in order to display information that is relevant to you and to cache some elements of our website to improve their performance. When you visit our website, your cookies are sent to our servers automatically.

HSI uses information from cookies to assist us in improving our site by, for example, learning site traffic patterns. We treat any personally identifiable information that may be contained in cookies with the same confidentiality as when you make a donation on our site.

Story Contributions
When you post a story to HSI, we may ask for information such as your name, contact information (e.g., address, telephone, email), gender, occupation, industry, and personal interests. This information is optional and you may choose to post less (or more) information about yourself. Please do not post sensitive data such as credit card numbers, social security numbers or other personal data, as this will be published on the Internet. HSI is not responsible (at any time and for any reason) for your disclosure of personal information on our site.

Data Disclosure
We do not disclose any personal information about you to any outside companies other than in these limited circumstances: 1) in response to a legal process such as a court order or subpoena, or 2) in special cases such as a physical threat to you or others. On occasion, we may share aggregated, de-identified information about the use of our site with our website partners and prospective customers.

Children
HSI strongly supports the protection of the safety and privacy of young people. This is a site meant for adult users and we do not knowingly collect information about children.

Security of Data
We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online.

How to Contact Us
We have established procedures to ensure that every reasonable effort is made to address your concerns. If you have any questions or comments concerning this policy, please contact legal@human-spirit-initiative.org.