Donor Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy
Welcome to the official website of Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly (H.O.M.E.). Support for this website is from the operating budget of the organization.

H.O.M.E. is committed to protecting the privacy of our visitors. Your privacy is important to us. To help protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. This privacy policy discloses how we collect, protect and use information you provide us online. By using the pages on this website, you are accepting the practices described in the Privacy Policy.

H.O.M.E. reviews its Privacy Policy periodically and reserves the right, at its discretion, to modify or remove portions of this policy at any time. Changes will be effective immediately upon their posting to this website. Notification of any material changes to this statement will be conspicuously posted on this website. By accessing or using this website after such changes are posted, you agree and consent to all such changes. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, do not access this website.

H.O.M.E.’s  website is currently posted at htpp:// When you visit our website, our web server automatically logs (records) domain name and standard information about the operating system and web browser you are using, as provided by your web browser. To track your progress through the website and to help us evaluate usage of the website, the web server places a “cookie” – a small text file with an identification number – on your machine. This automatically collected information is used for statistical purposes to help us manage our website, but it does not personally identify you in any way. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser settings to prevent your browser from accepting cookies. Even without accepting cookies you can still use most of the features throughout H.O.M.E.’s website.

We collect personal information about you only if you volunteer it. There are several ways you may volunteer information on the website. These include completing a survey, sending an email inquiry to us, contributing online, or registering for or contributing to a participant in an event online.

We may ask you for contact information (such as your name, telephone number, email address, mailing address), demographic information (such as your zip code or age), financial information (such as credit card and debit card numbers), or other related personal information. We also collect demographic and profile data at our website and in our databases. We use this data to tailor your experience at H.O.M.E. and develop and distribute content and materials that we think you might be interested in.

If you provide your postal address, telephone number, or e-mail address to H.O.M.E. online, you may receive any of the following periodic contacts from us:

•    Mailings with information about H.O.M.E. programs, services and events;
•    Mailings to invite you to help H.O.M.E. achieve its mission;
•    Telephone contact to invite you to help H.O.M.E. achieve its mission;
•    E-mail contact to respond to your questions, comments or suggestions;
•    E-mail contact to alert you to H.O.M.E. news updates and programs, as well as invitation to help H.O.M.E. achieve its mission.

In addition, we monitor customer traffic patterns and website usage to help us develop the design and layout of the H.O.M.E. website. We may also use the information we collect to occasionally notify you about important changes to the websites, new services or features offered by H.O.M.E., and special offers and information we think you will find valuable.

If you would rather not receive this information, please either send us an email at or call 773.921.3200 or write to H.O.M.E., 1419 West Carroll Avenue, Floor 2,Chicago,IL 60607. Please state your wishes clearly, referencing the following contact types:
•    No Mailings
•    No e-mail
•    No postal service mail for fundraising purposes
•    No telephone calls for fundraising purposes

Except as noted otherwise in this Privacy Policy, H.O.M.E. will not sell, rent, or lease any personal information about you to any third parties. H.O.M.E. may use and share information with third parties specifically involved in the processing of your payment or in responding to your request for information or services; in addition, H.O.M.E. may use and share aggregated information that does not uniquely identify you when it enables us to improve and enrich our services and website content. In addition, H.O.M.E. reserves the right to use and share your information in the event H.O.M.E. believes doing so is necessary to operate this website or where such disclosure may be required by law, or to protect H.O.M.E.'s right or the rights of others.

H.O.M.E. maintains full rights to any information collected on this website, and may freely collect, use and disclose such information, unless otherwise prohibited by this Privacy Policy or applicable law. In the event of a merger of H.O.M.E., dissolution, or other disposition by H.O.M.E. of substantially all of its assets, any personal information or other information owned by H.O.M.E. may be transferred to the H.O.M.E. successor.

This website may be linked to other websites and services that are not maintained by H.O.M.E. These websites have their own privacy policies, which you should review prior to visiting them. We will not pass your information along to the linked website; however, we cannot protect the information you provide to that website. We have no responsibility for linked websites and provide these links solely for the convenience and information of our visitors.

The safety and security of your online experience is of the utmost concern to us. We strive to ensure the appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures are in place to help safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online in accordance with applicable laws and this Privacy Policy.

While we cannot guarantee that unauthorized access, loss, misuse or alteration to data will not occur, to help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place industry standard, physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. This secure server software, SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the industry standard in Internet encryption technology, which is a highly sophisticated method of scrambling data as it travels from your computer to our website servers. Furthermore, all of the customer transactional data we collect is protected against unauthorized access with the use of digital certificates.

This website is not directed toward children under thirteen years old, and H.O.M.E. does not knowingly collect or use information from children under the age of thirteen (13) through this website without first obtaining parental permission.


If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, you can contact us at: H.O.M.E., 1419 W Carroll Ave, Floor 2, Chicago, IL  60607 or 773.921.3200.

Thank you for visiting our website.