Privacy Policy

The Boston House (TBH) is pleased to provide information to all of its visitors and donors about its on and offline privacy policy.

Please know, we are committed to protecting your privacy and we will not share your personal information. Furthermore, we will use our best efforts to protect the privacy of visitors to this website.

Types of Information Collected and How It Is Used
The Boston House gathers personal information, such as first and last names, home addresses, e-mail addresses and credit card numbers, only when voluntarily submitted by you, via email, the mail, or telephone.

We use personal information collected from you to send newsletters and appeals by direct mail and email. If you do not wish to receive mailings, you can unsubscribe from our mailing list by clicking the Unsubscribe link in the footer of the email, emailing info@thebostonhouse.org or calling The Boston House with your request.

 

Security of Donor Information
Donor information is stored within a donor management database within the House. Access to the database is restricted to personnel with a legitimate business need to access or modify the information contained therein.

 

Sharing of Personal Information
Occasionally, consultants or companies may be engaged by TBH to perform a variety of functions, such as assisting with donation collection or providing technical services for our sites. Such individuals and companies may have access to personal information if needed to perform certain functions. However, these companies may use such personal information only for the purpose of performing that function and may not use it for any other purpose. Other than as provided in this privacy policy, TBH does not sell, transfer, or disclose personal information to third parties.

 

TBH reserves the right to use or disclose any information as needed to satisfy any law, regulation or legal request, to protect the integrity of the site, to fulfill your requests, or to cooperate in any law enforcement investigation or an investigation on a public safety matter.

Information Collected Through Tracking Technologies

In addition to any information that you choose to submit to us, we and our business partners may use a variety of tracking technologies such as cookies, flash cookies, web beacons/GIFs, HTML5, embedded scripts, e-tags/cache browsers/web logs (“Tracking Technologies”), that automatically (or passively) collect certain information from your Device whenever you visit or interact with the Services or third party websites. This information may include your Device identifier, the type and version of Internet browser software you use, and your operating system. We may also collect computer and connection information. During some visits, we may use these tools to measure and collect session information, including page response times, download errors, time spent on certain pages and page interaction information. Certain features of our Services are only available through the use of Tracking Technologies. Google Analytics is our third party analytics provider, and you may find more information about its practices and your choices on how Google Analytics collects and uses data collected through its tracking technologies or how to opt out by visiting http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. Tracking Technologies are used for a variety of purposes, including the following:

  • Operationally necessary: We may use Tracking Technologies for system administration, to prevent fraudulent activity, to improve security or to allow you to make use of our Services.

  • Performance-related: We may use Tracking Technologies to assess the performance of our Services, including as part of our analytic practices to improve content offered through the Services.

  • Functionality-related: We may use Tracking Technologies to tell us, for example, whether you have visited the Services before or if you are a new visitor and to help us identify the features in which you may have the greatest interest.

Access
You are in control of all personal information you provide to us, either online or offline. If at any time, you would like to correct the personal information we have about you or if you would like to change your preferences for contacts from us, you can let us know by contacting us at the postal address listed below.

Cookies
“Cookies” are pieces of information that an Internet site transfers to an individual’s hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Cookies allow a certain Internet site to remember important information that will make your use of the site more convenient. Like most Internet sites, TBH uses cookies for a variety of purposes in order to improve your online experience. For example, we track the total number of visitors to our site on an anonymous, aggregate basis. We may also employ cookies so that we remember you when you return to the site. We may associate personal information with a cookie file in that instance.

 

Use the options in your Internet browser if you do not wish to receive a cookie or if you wish to set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. Click on the “Help” section of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences. If you disable all cookies, you may not be able to take advantage of all the features of this Web site.

 

Links to Other Sites
We may offer links to sites that are not operated by TBH. If you visit one of these linked sites, you should review their privacy and other policies. We are not responsible for the policies and practices of other companies.

 

Changes to our Privacy Policy
From time to time, it may be necessary for TBH to change its privacy policy, so we suggest that you check here periodically. Rest assured, however, that any changes will not be retroactively applied and will not alter how we handle previously collected information.

 

How to Contact Us
If you have any questions about any TBH policies, please contact us at:

 

The Boston House: Hope & Healing for Children with Cancer

229 Kent Street
Brookline, MA 02446
phone: 617.734.3333
email: info@thebostonhouse.org