Our Donor Privacy Policy

HEP collects and uses personal information such as: name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address when a donor voluntarily provides it to us. This information is kept on file for IRS purposes and is also used in our development and communication activities. HEP, Inc. does NOT sell, trade, or share our donor list with any other organization.

Homeless Empowerment Program is committed to protecting every donor’s privacy. The purpose of this statement is to detail issues concerning privacy communications.

What information do we collect?
While interacting with us online or offline, we may ask you to give us various pieces of personal information regarding donations, donation pickup, feedback, volunteering, or other aspects of the organization. The information gathered may include name, local address, telephone number, and e-mail address. Information about the type of group donating (such as business, school, faith organization, etc.), the number of beneficiaries of the donation, the type of donation (monetary or other), and condition of the donation may also be requested.

How Do We Use, Share, and Protect Your Data?
Personal information is used in an internal database for recording donations, providing donation receipts, for use in the sending of our periodic newsletters/appeals, and informing donors and other interested parties of events and needs at HEP.

Payment Processing – We use trusted third-party payment processors that comply with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI) for receiving and processing your financial transactions to HEP.

HEP uses premium security measures, such as Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology, to keep your personal information as secure as reasonably possible and to protect against loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. We help protect your information by working with partners that provide a secure and safe environment for all personally identifiable information.

How do you contact us regarding your information?
If you wish to review and update your personal information, stop or limit the amount of mail or emails you receive, or have any questions or concerns, please contact Marketing and Data Base Coordinator Megan Risser at (727)442-9041 x 110 mrisser@hepempowers.org, or write to:

Homeless Empowerment Program
1120 North Betty Lane
Clearwater, FL 33755
Attn: Megan Risser