Blount County Habitat for Humanity Privacy Policy

visiting the official Web site of Blount County Habitat for Humanity (BCHFH). We respect the privacy of our donors and Web site visitors and we are committed to protecting your information. For additional information about this site or about Habitat for Humanity, you may contact us at:
Blount County Habitat for Humanity Office
1017 Hampshire Drive
Maryville, TN 37801
Main Phone Line: (865) 982-8717
Fax: (865) 982-3895
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:30pm

This Web site is an informational electronic publication by Blount County Habitat for Humanity. Its purpose is to share information about our work and invite online visitors to be part of those efforts. BCHFH is committed to providing affordable housing opportunities and housing repair services to Blount County in our effort to achieve our vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. BCHFH is committed to assisting families in need with the life-changing opportunity of buying decent, affordable housing using a team of enthusiastic volunteers and staff guided by Christian values. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit, publicly supported organization. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Legal Notice
This site was developed and is maintained by Blount County Habitat for Humanity, Maryville, TN.
“Habitat for Humanity” is a registered service mark owned by Habitat for Humanity International and may not be used without permission.
Reprint Information
Permission generally is granted to reprint articles from this Web site for educational, noncommercial purposes. Requirements for reprinting are as follows:
Writer’s byline, if applicable
© Blount County Habitat for Humanity
Reprinted, in its entirety, with permission of Blount County Habitat for Humanity.
Upon print publication of material from this site, for our records we require that a copy be sent to: Blount County Habitat for Humanity, 1017 Hampshire Drive, Maryville, TN 37801

Privacy Policy
Blount County Habitat for Humanity respects the privacy of our donors and Web site visitors.In order to fulfill its mission, Blount County Habitat for Humanity maintains databases that are compiled exclusively of information knowingly and voluntarily provided to BCHFH by our donors and Web site visitors. Blount County Habitat for Humanity respects the privacy of all donors and Web site visitors. BCHFH does not disclose, give, sell, or transfer any personal information about our donors and Web site visitors unless required for law enforcement or otherwise required by law.
Web users are justly concerned about what information is being collected, and how it is being used.
Privacy & Security for Donors
Blount County Habitat for Humanity respects and protects your privacy and will never sell, trade or rent your personal information to other individuals or companies. The information that you provide is used only to complete your donation. With your permission, your name and contact information could be published in Blount County Habitat for Humanity’s Annual Report. If you do not wish to share your name and contact information with the charity or charities you supported through BCHFH or you choose to make your donation anonymously, Blount County Habitat for Humanity will not share your name or contact information. Blount County Habitat for Humanity provides a field to include an optional dedication with the donation. BCHFH reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove text from this field before it is provided to the designated charity, for example, if BCHFH deems it inappropriate, offensive or misrepresentative.
Please note, Blount County Habitat for Humanity receives Memorial and Special Occasion donations both on-line and through the mail. Blount County Habitat for Humanity may list the name, city and state of the donor and the occasion in a print Newsletter, unless the donor requests otherwise. This is a well-established policy adopted by most charitable organizations. However, donor amounts and specific addresses are never disclosed. Donors who want the amount of their donation publicly disclosed may request the same from Blount County Habitat for Humanity.
We must disclose pertinent credit card information to appropriate banking institutions for those persons using credit cards to make donations to Blount County Habitat for Humanity. Though the provider has represented to us that it uses industry standard security protocols to restrict physical as well as electronic access to your credit card information, we do not guarantee the security of your information when processed by the third party provider. We are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by our third party provider. You are encouraged to review the privacy policy of our third party provider prior to submitting your credit card information.
ReStore and Event Privacy
We treat all information we receive from you as confidential. Access to your personal information is limited to employees, associates, sales partners, representatives or others who would need such information to fulfill your request, to provide services forBlount County Habitat for Humanity or to enable you to register into a Blount County Habitat for Humanity event. (For example, we will share your credit card or check information with the financial institution that processes your payment.) Outside of such purposes, BCHFH does not sell, rent, exchange or give away any contact information from its customers or subscribers.
If you subscribe to the Blount County Habitat for Humanity email list, we will notify you via e-mail of upcoming BCHFH events, as well as send you other updates. You may opt out of these emails at any time by requesting to opt out with our office via mail, email, or phone call.
Complying With the Legal System
Though Blount County Habitat for Humanity makes every effort to preserve donor and customer privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our organization.
The Security of Your Information
We strive to protect the privacy of the information that you share with us. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure. As a result, although we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of the information that you submit to us via the Site and you do so at your own risk.
Removing Your Name from Our Mailing List
Your privacy is very important to us. We rely on the good will and generosity of our supporters and want to make every effort to ensure your experience with Blount County Habitat for Humanity is positive. We want to keep you abreast of BCHFH activities, but do not want to send unwanted communications. Please contact us at or 865-982-8717 if you wish to be removed from our mailing list. Email communications received from us also provide a mechanism to have your address removed from our contact list. You may limit your ability to receive some or all of the services generally offered to users of the Site by choosing to be removed from our mailing list.
Access to Your Information
Upon request, we will take reasonable efforts to provide you with access to your information to review it for accuracy and make any modifications that you deem appropriate. You may contact us at or 865-982-8717 to request that we amend or delete your information.
Changes to the Policy
Blount County Habitat for Humanity periodically reviews and updates this privacy policy. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to our web site so our donors and customers are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.
Site Visitorship Data
Blount County Habitat for Humanity routinely gathers data on Web site activity, such as how many people visit our Web site, the pages they visit and where they come from.
Site visitorship data is collected on an aggregate, anonymous basis, which means no personal information is associated with this data.
Please be aware that our Web site contains links to other Web sites and that the privacy practices of these other Web sites may differ from those of Blount County Habitat for Humanity. Each Web site is responsible for its own privacy practices.
If Blount County Habitat for Humanity decides to change our Privacy Policy, we will post the changes on our website immediately, at If we decide to alter this Privacy Policy Statement, we will show the date of change using the “Last Updated” statement below.
Last Updated: April 24, 2018


This Privacy Policy (this “Privacy Policy”) describes Trail Software’s (d/b/a Kindful) (“Trail Software”, “Kindful,” “we,” “us,” or” “our”) collection, use, and disclosure of “personal information” that may be collected by Kindful anytime you (“you” or “user”) visit our website, [] (this “Site”). “Personal information” means information about an identifiable individual who can be directly or indirectly identified, which does not include information of an aggregate or anonymous nature where a specific individual or individuals cannot be identified.


This Privacy Policy is applicable only to this Site and does not apply to any third party websites or to other companies or persons. This Site may contain links to, and media and other content from, other sites. Because of the dynamic media capabilities of this Site, it may not be clear to you which links are embedded in this Site and which are embedded in third-party media or content. Kindful cannot and does not guarantee the privacy policies and practices of any third party. Kindful does not control, operate, or endorse any information, products, or services of any third-party websites that may be reached through links from this Site. The use of any personal information provided by you to such third party will be governed by that party’s privacy policy. If you are unsure whether a website is controlled, affiliated, or managed by Kindful, you should review the privacy policy at each linked website to determine how that site treats your personal information.

TRAIL SOFTWARE MAY CHANGE THIS PRIVACY POLICY FROM TIME TO TIME. THE REVISED POLICY WILL BE POSTED ON THIS SITE. Your continued use of this Site after Kindful posts a revised Privacy Policy signifies your acceptance of the revised Privacy Policy and your consent to Kindful’s collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information according to the terms of the updated Privacy Policy. It is therefore important that you review this Privacy Policy regularly to ensure you are updated as to any changes. This Privacy Policy was last revised on July 1, 2019.

Information we collect and how we may use it

If you are a customer of Kindful, we collect certain information about you in order to provide you with our donor management system and/or online payment service (the “Service”). When you register for the Service we will request some personal information such as your name and email address, and information about your organization such as the name of your organization, Tax ID, mailing address, and tax designation. Furthermore, if you are opening a merchant account, Kindful may also obtain information about you from third party sources, including, without limitation, consumer reporting agencies. This information is used to contact you about the services on our Site for which you have expressed an interest. As part of the Service, we may also collect donor information on behalf of your organization. Except as may be expressly set forth herein, we will not use any donor information collected on your behalf for any purpose other than to provide the Service. Any tax or financial information we collect is used only to bill you for the Service. If you purchase the Service by credit card, this information will be transmitted to our credit card merchant account provider, and may be forwarded to your credit card provider. We do not store credit card information.

If you are a donor for a Kindful customer, we collect certain information from you in order to process your donation (“Donor Information”). Kindful will use Donor Information during the course of providing the Service to such Kindful customer. Kindful may also use Donor Information at an aggregate level for internal business analyses and fraud prevention. During the course of providing the Service to Kindful customers, Kindful may disclose Donor Information to banks, processors, card associations, and other financial institutions that are involved in the course of processing or screening the transaction applicable to the Donor Information.

We may use personal information for internal purposes to provide you with other products and services, or to contact you regarding administrative notices or communications relevant to you on this Site. In addition, we may use personal information to provide or improve products or services that you have requested.

Please note that personal information does not include “aggregate” information, which is data we collect about a group or category of users, from which individual identities or other personal information has been removed. This Privacy Policy in no way restricts or limits our collection, use, or our ability to sell such aggregate information.

Additional Limits on Use of Google User Data: Notwithstanding anything else in this Privacy Policy, the following types of your Google data will be subject to these additional restrictions:

  • We will only use access to read Gmail message bodies (including attachments), metadata, headers, and settings to display emails to authorized users of Kindful and will not transfer this Gmail data to others unless doing so is necessary to provide and improve these features, comply with applicable law, or as part of a merger, acquisition, or sale of assets.

  • We will not use this Gmail data for serving advertisements.

  • We will not allow humans to read this data unless we have your affirmative agreement for specific messages, doing so is necessary for security purposes such as investigating abuse, to comply with applicable law, or for our internal operations and even then only when the data have been aggregated and anonymized.

When we disclose your information

Kindful takes your privacy very seriously. The information we collect is used to provide the Service, and, in general, is not shared with or sold to other organizations for commercial purposes. However, there are times when it may be advantageous for Kindful to make certain personal information about you available to companies that Kindful has a strategic relationship with or that perform work for Kindful to provide products and services to you on our behalf. These companies may help us process information, deliver products or services to you, provide customer service, manage and enhance user data, assess your interest in our products and services, or conduct user research or satisfaction surveys. We may also disclose your personal information, if you have authorized us to act on your behalf to initiate the creation of a merchant account for the purpose of accepting donations by credit card.

At times we may be required by law or litigation to disclose your personal information. We may also disclose information about you if we determine that for national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance, disclosure is necessary.

In addition, Kindful may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of its assets in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets, or in the event of bankruptcy. In such an event, personal information may be one of the assets transferred.

How we protect your personal information

Kindful takes precautions to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Please be aware, however, that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable and no method of data transmission that can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse.

You can help us by also taking precautions to protect your personal data when you are on the internet. Do not share your registration information with anyone, and make sure you use a secure web browser.

Accessing your information

This Site may contain web pages through which you can correct or update some of the personal information you have provided to us. Kindful will make a good faith effort to make requested changes and correct your data if it is inaccurate or delete the data if we are not required to retain it by law or for legitimate purposes.

Cookies and other technologies

To make this Site more useful to you, we automatically gather general statistical information about this Site and its visitors, such as IP addresses (and information tied to IP addresses, such as screen size, color depth, language, java enabling, flash version, page title, host name, referring source, and page path), browsers, pages viewed, number of visitors, services purchased, etc. In doing so, we do not reference you by name, email, mailing address, or any similar personal information. We use this data in the aggregate to learn about our visitors and to improve our ability to cater to their needs. We may use third party vendors to gather general statistical information about this Site and its visitors as well as to perform certain services on behalf of this Site, such as hosting this Site, designing or operating this Site’s features, or performing other administrative services. We may provide these companies with access to your personal information to carry out the services they are performing for you or for Kindful.

As part of our service, we also use cookies to store and sometimes track information about you. A “cookie” is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Generally, we use cookies to remind us who you are, to give you easier access to repeatedly used account information, to gather statistical information about usage, to research visiting patterns, and to help target advertisements based on user interests. In some instances, our partners and advertisers appearing at this Site may use their own cookies. Your web browser settings, which you may change at any time, determine if and how a cookie will be accepted. By changing those settings, you can accept all cookies, be notified when a cookie is set, or simply reject all cookies. If you decide to reject all cookies, please be aware that you may be required to re-enter your information more often and certain features of this Site may be unavailable to you.

Your California Privacy Rights

Residents of the State of California, under a provision of the California Civil Code, have the right to request from companies conducting business in California a list of all third parties to which the company has disclosed personal information during the preceding year for direct marketing purposes. Alternatively, the law provides that if the company has a privacy policy that gives either an Opt-out or Opt-in choice for use of your personal information by third parties (such as advertisers) for marketing purposes, the company may instead provide you with information on how to exercise your disclosure choice options.

Kindful qualifies for the alternative option; it has a comprehensive privacy policy and provides you with details on how you may either Opt-out or Opt-in to the use of your personal information by third parties for direct marketing purposes. Therefore, we are not required to maintain or disclose a list of the third parties that received your personal information for marketing purposes during the preceding year.

If you are a California resident and request information about how to exercise your third party disclosure choices you must send a request to