Privacy Policy

Last Updated: December 10, 2014

“The Hand on the Mirror” (THOTM) is committed to protecting the integrity and privacy of your personal information collected through this web site (thehandonthemirror.org) (The “Site”).

Collection of your information

We will ask you when and if we need information that personally identifies you or allows us to contact you. We may collect information about your interaction with the Site. For example, we may use web site analytics tools on the Site to retrieve information from your browser, including the site you came from, the search engine(s) and the keywords you used to find the Site, the pages you view within the Site, and your browser’s width and height. We also may use technologies, such as cookies, to collect information about the pages you view, the links you click and other actions you take on the Site. Additionally, we collect certain standard information that your browser sends to every web site you visit, such as your IP address, browser type and language, access times and referring web site addresses. However, we do not connect the information that we collect from your browser with any other personal information that we maintain about you.

Use of your information

THOTM collects and uses your information to operate and improve the Site and deliver the services or carry out the transactions you have requested. These uses may include providing you with more effective customer service; making the Site or services easier to use by eliminating the need for you to repeatedly enter the same information; performing research and analysis aimed at improving our services and technologies; and displaying content that is customized to your interests and preferences.

Control of your information

Except as otherwise described in this statement, personal information you provide on the Site will not be shared outside of THOTM and its controlled subsidiaries and affiliates without your permission.

Referrals/Links

The Site may contain links to third-party websites that may offer information of interest. This Privacy Policy does not apply to those websites, and THOTM  recommends reviewing those websites’ privacy policies individually.

Security of your information

THOTM is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer servers with limited access that are located in controlled facilities.

Use of cookies

We use cookies on this Site to ensure the integrity of the registration process and to personalize the Site. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. For example, if you personalize a web page, or navigate within a site, a cookie helps the site to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of delivering relevant content, eases site navigation, and so on. When you return to the web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the site’s features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to use interactive features of this or other web sites that depend on cookies.

Children’s privacy protection

THOTM understands the importance of protecting children’s privacy in the interactive online world. The Site is not designed for, or intentionally targeted at, children 13 years of age or younger. It is not our policy to intentionally collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 13. No one under the age of 13 should submit any personal information to THOTM or the Site.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may occasionally update this Privacy Policy. When we do, we will also revise the “last updated” date at the top of the Privacy Policy. If we make any change to the Privacy Policy regarding use or disclosure of personal information, we will provide advance notice on this Site and may notify you by other means. Small changes or changes that do not significantly affect individual privacy interests may be made at any time and without prior notice. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy periodically to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. Your continued use of the service constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and any updates.

Contact information

THOTM welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Policy. If you have questions about this policy or believe that we have not adhered to it, please contact us at suggestions@thehandonthemirror.org.