Our Privacy Policy

 

Thank you for visiting www.cocoonhouse.org, a website developed and maintained by Cocoon House, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower young people, families, and the community to break the cycle of homelessness through outreach, housing and prevention.   

Cocoon House is committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information. This privacy policy tells you how we use personal information collected at this site or that you provide directly to us through emails, mail, via phone or other means.  Please read this privacy policy before using the site or submitting any personal information. By using the site, you are accepting the practices described in this privacy policy. 

This policy may be changed at any time. If we make any material changes, we will prominently post notification of change to this policy on our website. The latest privacy policy will appear here*.

What Information about Me Does Cocoon House Collect and Store?

We collect and store information that you enter into this website or provide to us via other means. For example, if you make a donation or send an email inquiry, we collect and store some or all of the following information that you provide, such as: name, address, phone number, email address, message contents of emails. 

Cocoon House offers you a wide variety of programs and opportunities for direct participation and for providing support (financial or otherwise). The personal information you provide is used by Cocoon House to send event and program notifications and donation requests, to sign up individuals and groups for events and programs, or respond to general inquiries.

We do not sell, rent or share your personal information with anyone without expressly providing notification to you at the time you provide the information.

Anonymous Information: Traffic Data

Through your use of the website, we may also gather certain information that does not identify you individually ("Anonymous Information"). Generally, this information is collected through "traffic data" and may involve the use of "Cookies," "IP addresses" or other numeric codes used to identify a computer. We may collect and store certain other information automatically whenever you interact with this website. For example, we may collect your IP address, browser information and reference site domain name every time you visit this website. We may also collect information regarding user traffic patterns and site usage. Any traffic data collected will be used to analyze and improve this website and to provide our users with a more fulfilling experience.

We never use or install spyware on your computer, nor do we use spyware to retrieve information from your computer.

Mail and Email Communications

You may sign up on our website to receive news and updates.  Periodically, we send out mailings and emails pertinent to Cocoon House, including information on programs and events and solicitations for financial support. You can subscribe and unsubscribe to receive this information at anytime.  

Third-party Providers

We use third-party providers to perform functions on our behalf, such as accepting and processing donations. These entities have access to the personal information needed to perform their functions and are contractually obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of that personal information. They are restricted from using, selling, distributing or altering this data in any way other than to provide the requested services to our website.

Social Networks and Other Third Party Sites

Our website provides links to social networks such as Facebook.com, Twitter.com and Vimeo.com. Other social media networks may be added at a future date. In addition, our website provides links to other third party sites that provide information such as maps, information on alternative ways to donate to Cocoon House such as through purchases or reward programs, news about Cocoon House, and videos on relevant topics. 

These links and any other chats, blogs, conferences or social networks that may be hosted by Cocoon House are public and not private communications.  Please be advised that the practices described in this privacy policy do not apply to information gathered through these other websites. The content of these communications are not to be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by Cocoon House, and not to be considered an endorsement by Cocoon House. We encourage you to be aware of when you leave this website and to read the privacy policies of each and every website that you visit.

Emergency Situations

We may use or disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to applicable law or comply with legal process served on us or the website; (b) protect and defend our rights or property, the website or our users; and (c) act under emergency circumstances to protect the personal safety of us, our affiliates, agents, the users of the website or the public.

Governing Law/Assignment

Cocoon House is based in Everett, Washington and provides services throughout Snohomish County.  The laws of the State of Washington shall govern in any and all disputes.

Opt-Out and Correction Procedures

You may opt-out of receiving future email messages and other communications. You can stop receiving broadcast email communications from us at any time by selecting the "unsubscribe" text link provided at the bottom of email communications. You may also contact us info@cocoonhouse.org to correct or update personal information that you have previously provided to us or to stop receiving mailings.   

Contact

If you have any questions or comments about this privacy notice, please contact us at info@cocoonhouse.org or 425-259-5802


*Updated and approved by Cocoon House Board of Directors on October 25, 2016