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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Effective Date: September 20, 2019

This privacy statement describes how Holistic Ministry of Children of the Horn of Africa (“HMCHA”, “we”, “us”) collects and uses the Personal Information you willingly provide on our Web site. It also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your Personal Information and how you can access and update this information. Personal Information is information about you, that is not otherwise available to the public, that you willingly provide to HMCHA in order to contact us or to make donations.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy, you should first contact us at

Collection and Use of Personal Information

In order to facilitate the operation of our site and manage your account, we collect Personal Information from you. This information may include but is not limited to, your name, email address, your address, your zip code and phone number.

We use this information to

  • Send you information about HMCHA
  • Send you information if you sponsor a child or donate to HMCHA
  • Respond to your requests
  • Send you a newsletter
  • Respond to your questions and concerns
  • Improve our Web site

Electronic and Web Browsing Information We Gather

As is true of most Web sites, we automatically gather information about your computer such as your IP address, browser type, browser settings, navigation through our site(s), referring/exit pages, and operating system. This information does not include Personal Information. We may use third party tools and analytical services to gather and analyze this information.


You may choose to stop receiving our newsletter or emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in these emails or you can contact us at

Information Sharing

We will not share your Personal Information with third parties. We do not sell your Personal Information to third parties.

We may provide your Personal Information to companies that provide services to help us with our business activities such as credit/debit card processing, shipping your order or offering customer service. These companies are authorized to use your Personal Information only as necessary to provide these services to us.

We may also disclose your Personal Information as required by law such as to comply with a subpoena or similar legal process when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request.

Third Party E-Commerce Solutions Provider

Our website interacts with established PCI-DSS compliant third-party credit processing vendor(s) via SSL links. They host and collect your information for the purpose of processing your donation(s). We use an established third-party vendor via SSL links to manage processing of credit card and debit card numbers and expiration dates. These companies do not use this information for any other purpose. We do not store credit card and debit card numbers on our servers or systems.

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

We may use cookies, for example, to keep track of your preferences and profile information. Cookies are also used to collect general usage and volume statistical information that does not include Personal Information.

Links to Other Web Sites

Our Site may include links to other Web sites whose privacy practices may differ from those of HMCHA. If you submit Personal Information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy policies. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy policies of any Web site you visit.


When we collect Personal Information directly from you, we follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the Personal Information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our Web site, you can contact us at

In order to make a donation to us, you must use our third-party credit processing vendor to finalize and pay for your donation. Its privacy statement and security practices will also apply to your personal Information. We encourage you to read that privacy statement before providing your information.

HMCHA also accepts donations and payments by check. To donate using a check please mail to our address shown below in the Contact Information. HMCHA will collect your name, address, zip code from the check and hold your personal information to the same standards of privacy stated in this policy.

Additional Policy Information

To review, correct and update your personal information to ensure it is accurate, contact us at

You may not do anything through the HMCHA website that is illegal or that diminishes the purposes of our organization or that will harm the website, including using bots or other automated systems. You may not use the HMCHA website to perform fundraising for other organizations.

In order to protect the privacy of sponsored children participating in our programs, you may not use the HMCHA website to share or otherwise communicate any child’s last name, health information or other personally identifiable information about a child, including anything that would reveal a child’s specific location within a country other than the child’s city and country.

In order to protect our sponsored children, their families and our sponsorship communities, please use caution when sharing any videos, photos, films or similar materials. These materials are intended to be used for educational purposes and to promote HMCHA programs while protecting the dignity of the people we serve. Use of these materials for commercial purposes or for promotion of any activity other than HMCHA programs is not authorized without prior permission from HMCHA.

Notification of Privacy Statement Changes

We may update this privacy statement to reflect changes to our privacy practices. If we make any material changes, we will notify you by email (sent to the e-mail address specified in your account) or by means of a notice on this Site prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.

Contact Information

You can contact us about this privacy policy by writing or emailing us at:

PO Box 591

Hopkins, MN 55343