Privacy Policy

This privacy policy describes how the Haynes Organization of Parents, Inc. (“HOP”) uses and protects any information that you give HOP when you use this website.  HOP may make changes to this policy by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from January 1, 2014.

This privacy policy applies to all pages found on this website.  Links leading from to third-party sites may have their own privacy policy, and do not follow the policy set forth below, regardless of their affiliation to HOP.  We don’t control the content of these linked sites. These other sites may send you their own cookies, collect data, or solicit personal information and you should consult with the privacy policy for those sites for further information.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • Pages Visited
  • Search Entries
  • Contact Information
  • IP Addresses
  • Number of User Log-ins

Why we collect it

We may use this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better user experience, and in particular, for the following reasons:

  • Internal record-keeping and log files
  • To streamline information on the site
  • To make the site more efficient to navigate
  • To facilitate online volunteer sign-ups, revisions and confirmations
  • To facilitate distribution of our electronic newsletter

We may use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.


We are committed to keeping your personal information secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.  At any time, you may also email WEBMASTER to remove your information from our database and to let us know that you no longer wish to receive future communications from us.  We use a third-party provider to manage our newsletter distribution email database.  This provider uses state-of-the-art-encryption and data security policies to keep your contact information safe.  More information can be obtained by reviewing their Privacy Policy listed on the bottom of each HOP newsletter.  HOP and its third-party providers will not sell your contact information.  HOP and its third-party providers will not release your contact information without your consent unless legally required to do so.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file that asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic.  Some of the information about how our users experience our site, such as page views and specific pages visited, is logged by a third-party software program using cookies and Web beacons. Web beacons help us understand information such as what browsers our users have so that we are able to develop our site to best support our users.  This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to your needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.  We may also use cookies to enable you to store your password for future log-ins.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.  You can choose 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. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website. Cookies are used by every major site you visit.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you provide while visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy policy. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • Not filling out personal information on this site
  • If you have filled out personal information on this site, and wish any record of it to be removed at any time, please email WEBMASTER
  • Follow the SafeUnsubscribe procedure with our third-party provider listed on the bottom of each HOP newsletter