PRIVACY POLICY

Last Updated: 24/1/2023

This Privacy Policy explains the information collection, use, and sharing practices of The Home

Heart Ltd. company number 11141628. Registered address 23 Cossington Square Westbury

Wiltshire England BA13 4GA

Unless otherwise stated, this Policy describes and governs the information collection, use, and

sharing practices of The Home Heart Ltd. with respect to your use of our website

www.thehomeheart.com and the services (Services) we provide and/or host on our servers.

Before you use or submit any information through or in connection with the Services, please

carefully review this Privacy Policy. By using any part of the Services, you understand that your

information will be collected, used, and disclosed as outlined in this Privacy Policy.

If you do not agree to this privacy policy, please do not use our Services.

Our Principles

The Home Heart has designed this policy to be consistent with the following principles:

  • Privacy policies should be human readable and easy to find.
  • Data collection, storage, and processing should be simplified as much as possible to

enhance security, ensure consistency, and make the practices easy for users to

understand.

  • Data practices should meet the reasonable expectations of users.

Information We Collect

We collect information in multiple ways, including when you provide information directly to us;

when we passively collect information from you, such as from your browser or device; and from

third parties.

Information You Provide Directly to Us

We will collect any information you provide to us. We may collect information from you in a

variety of ways, such as when you: (a) create an online account, (b) make a donation or

purchase, (c) contact us or provide feedback, (d) subscribe to our newsletter, or (e) subscribe to

our newsletter. This information may include but is not limited to your name, email address,

phone number, mailing address, payment information and your geographic location.

Information that Is Automatically Collected

Device/Usage Information

We may automatically collect certain information about the computer or devices (including

mobile devices or tablets) you use to access the Services. As described further below, we may

collect and analyze (a) device information such as IP addresses, location information (by

country and city), unique device identifiers, IMEI and TCP/IP address, browser types, browser

language, operating system, mobile device carrier information, and (b) information related to the

ways in which you interact with the Services, such as referring and exit web pages and URLs,

platform type, the number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages and content viewed

and the order of those pages, statistical information about the use of the Services, the amount

of time spent on particular pages, the date and time you used the Services, the frequency of

your use of the Services, error logs, and other similar information. As described further below,

we may use third-party analytics providers and technologies, including cookies and similar tools,

to assist in collecting this information.

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

We also collect data about your use of the Services through the use of Internet server logs and

online tracking technologies, like cookies and/or tracking pixels. A web server log is a file where

website activity is stored. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer when you

visit a website, that enables us to: (a) recognize your computer; (b) store your preferences and

settings; (c) understand the web pages of the Services you have visited and the referral sites

that have led you to our Services; (d) enhance your user experience by delivering content

specific to your inferred interests; (e) perform searches and analytics; and (f) assist with security

administrative functions. Tracking pixels (sometimes referred to as web beacons or clear GIFs)

are tiny electronic tags with a unique identifier embedded in websites, online ads and/or email,

and that are designed to provide usage information like ad impressions or clicks, measure

popularity of the Services and associated advertising, and to access user cookies. We may also

use tracking technologies in our license buttons and/or icons that you can embed on other

sites/services to track the website addresses where they are embedded, gauge user interaction

with them, and determine the number of unique viewers of them. If you receive email from us

(such as the CC newsletter, campaign updates, or other ongoing email communications from

CC), we may use certain analytics tools, such as clear GIFs, to capture data such as whether

you open our message, click on any links or banners our email contains, or otherwise interact

with what we send. This data allows us to gauge the effectiveness of our communications and

marketing campaigns. As we adopt additional technologies, we may also gather additional

information through other methods.

Please note that you can change your settings to notify you when a cookie is being set or

updated, or to block cookies altogether. Please consult the Help section of your browser for

more information. Please note that by blocking any or all cookies, you may not have access to

certain features or offerings of the Services.

For more information about how we use cookies, please read our Cookie Policy.

Information from Third Parties

the extent permitted by law, we may also collect information from third parties, including public

sources, social media platforms, and marketing and market research firms. Depending on the

source, this information collected from third parties could include name, contact information,

demographic information, information about an individuals employer, information to verify

identity or trustworthiness, and information for other fraud or safety protection purposes.

How We Use Your Information

We may use the information we collect from and about you to:

  • Fulfill the purposes for which you provided it.
  • Provide and improve the Services, including to develop new features or services, take

steps to secure the Services, and for technical and customer support.

  • Fundraise, accept donations, or process transactions.
  • Send you information about your interaction or transactions with us, account alerts, or

other communications, such as newsletters to which you have subscribed.

  • Process and respond to your inquiries or to request your feedback.
  • Conduct analytics, research, and reporting, including to synthesize and derive insights

from your use of our Services.

  • Comply with the law and protect the safety, rights, property, or security of The Home

Heart Ltd, the Services, our users, and the general public; and

  • Enforce our Terms of Use, including to investigate potential violations thereof.

Please note that we may combine information that we collect from you and about you (including

automatically collected information) with information we obtain about you from our affiliates

and/or non-affiliated third parties, and use such combined information in accordance with this

Privacy Policy.

We may aggregate and/or de-identify information collected through the Services. We may use

de-identified and/or aggregated data for any purpose, including without limitation for research

and marketing purposes.

When We Disclose Your Information

We may disclose and/or share your information under the following circumstances:

Service Providers.

We may disclose your information with third parties who perform services on our behalf,

including without limitation, event management, marketing, customer support, data storage,

data analysis and processing, and legal services.

Legal Compliance and Protection of Creative Commons and Others.

We may disclose your information if required to do so by law or on a good faith belief that such

disclosure is permitted by this Privacy Policy or reasonably necessary or appropriate for any of

the following reasons: (a) to comply with legal process; (b) to enforce or apply our Terms of Use

and this Privacy Policy, or other contracts with you, including investigation of potential violations

thereof; (c) enforce our Charter including the Code of Conduct and policies contained and

incorporated therein, (d) to respond to your requests for customer service; and/or (e) to protect

the rights, property, or personal safety of The Home Heart Ltd, our agents and affiliates, our

users, and the public. This includes exchanging information with other companies and

organizations for fraud protection, spam / malware prevention, and similar purposes.

Business Transfers.

As we continue to develop our business, we may engage in certain business transactions, such

as the transfer or sale of our assets. In such transactions, (including in contemplation of such

transactions, e.g., due diligence) your information may be disclosed. If any of our assets are

sold or transferred to a third party, customer information (including your email address) would

likely be one of the transferred business assets.

Affiliated Companies.

We may disclose your information with current or future affiliated companies.

Consent.

We may disclose your information to any third parties based on your consent to do so.

Aggregate/De-identified Information.

We may disclose de-identified and/or aggregated data for any purpose to third parties, including

advertisers, promotional partners, and/or others.

Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data

The laws in some jurisdictions require companies to tell you about the legal ground they rely on

to use or disclose information that can be directly linked to or used to identify you. To the extent

those laws apply, our legal grounds for processing such information are as follows:

To Honor Our Contractual Commitments to You.

Much of our processing of information is to meet our contractual obligations to provide services

to our users.

Legitimate Interests.

In many cases, we handle information on the ground that it furthers our legitimate interests in

ways that are not overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the affected

individuals, these include:

  • Customer service
  • Marketing, advertising, and fundraising
  • Protecting our users, personnel, and property
  • Managing user accounts
  • Organizing and running events and programs
  • Analyzing and improving our business
  • Managing legal issues

We may also process information for the same legitimate interests of our users and business

partners.

Legal Compliance.

We may need to use and disclose information in certain ways to comply with our legal

obligations.

Consent.

Where required by law, and in some other cases where legally permissible, we handle

information on the basis of consent. Where we handle your information on the basis of consent,

you have the right to withdraw your consent; in accordance with applicable law.

Online Analytics

We may use third-party web analytics services (such as Google Analytics) on our Services to

collect and analyze the information discussed above, and to engage in auditing, research, or

reporting. The information (including your IP address) collected by various analytics

technologies described in the Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies section above will be

disclosed to or collected directly by these service providers, who use the information to evaluate

your use of the Services, including by noting the third-party website from which you arrive to our

Site, analyzing usage trends, assisting with fraud prevention, and providing certain features to

you. To prevent Google Analytics from using your information for analytics, you may install the

official Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Your Choices and Data Subject Rights

You have various rights with respect to the collection and use of your information through the

Services. Those choices are as follows:

Email Unsubscribe

You may unsubscribe from our marketing emails at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe

link at the bottom of each newsletter or by emailing philip@thehomeheart.co.uk with your

request.

Account Preferences

If you have registered for an account with us through our Services, you can update your account

information or adjust your email communications preferences by logging into your account and

updating your settings.

EU Data Subject Rights

Individuals in the European Economic Area (EEA) and other jurisdictions have certain legal

rights (subject to applicable exceptions and limitations) to obtain confirmation of whether we

hold certain information about them, to access such information, and to obtain its correction or

deletion in appropriate circumstances. You may have the right to object to our handling of your

information, restrict our processing of your information, and to withdraw any consent you have

provided. To exercise these rights, please email us at philip@thehomeheart.co.uk with the

nature of your request. You also have the right to go directly to the relevant supervisory or legal

authority, but we encourage you to contact us so that we may resolve your concerns directly as

best and as promptly as we can.

International Transfers

As described above in the When We Disclose Your Information section, we may share your

information with trusted service providers or business partners in countries other than your

country of residence in accordance with applicable law. This means that some of your

information may be processed in countries that may not offer the same level of protection as the

privacy laws of your jurisdiction. By providing us with your information, you acknowledge any

such transfer, storage or use.

If we provide any information about you to any third parties information processors located

outside of the EEA, we will take appropriate measures to ensure such companies protect your

information adequately in accordance with this Privacy Policy and other data protection laws to

govern the transfers of such data.

Security Measures

We have implemented technical, physical, and organizational security measures to protect

against the loss, misuse, and/or alteration of your information. These safeguards vary based on

the sensitivity of the information that we collect and store. However, we cannot and do not

guarantee that these measures will prevent every unauthorized attempt to access, use, or

disclose your information since despite our efforts, no Internet and/or other electronic

transmissions can be completely secure.

Children

The Services are intended for users over the age of 18 and are not directed at children under

the age of 13. If we become aware that we have collected personal information (as defined by

the Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act) from children under the age of 13, or personal data

(as defined by the EU GDPR) from children under the age of 16, we will take reasonable steps

to delete it as soon as practicable.

Data Retention

We retain the information we collect for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes set forth in

this Privacy Policy or as long as we are legally required or permitted to do so. Information may

persist in copies made for backup and business continuity purposes for additional time.

Third-Party Links and Services

The Services may contain links to third-party websites (e.g., social media sites like Facebook

and Twitter), third-party plug-ins (e.g., the Facebook like button and Twitter follow button),

and other services. If you choose to use these sites or features, you may disclose your

information not just to those third-parties, but also to their users and the public more generally

depending on how their services function. Creative Commons is not responsible for the content

or privacy practices of such third party websites or services. The collection, use and disclosure

of your information will be subject to the privacy policies of the third party websites or services,

and not this Privacy Policy. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of each and every

site you visit.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We will continue to evaluate this Privacy Policy as we update and expand our Services, and we

may make changes to the Privacy Policy accordingly. We will post any changes here and revise

the date last updated above. We encourage you to check this page periodically for updates to

stay informed on how we collect, use and share your information. If we make material changes

to this Privacy Policy, we will provide you with notice as required by law.

Questions About this Privacy Policy

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices, you can contact us

at: philip@thehomeheart.co.uk