Foundation of Hope Ministries cares about privacy. This privacy policy serves to inform you of the information we may collect about you, how we may use that information and how we will protect your personal privacy within our Website (located at the URL fohminc.org). The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices. In addition, it sets forth a mechanism by which you can opt out of receiving communications from our affiliates and from us regardless of whether we obtained your content information through our Website or any other source.

In order to fully understand your rights we encourage you to read this Privacy Policy. FOHM reserves the right at any time and without notice to change this Privacy Policy simply by posting such changes on our Website. Any such change will be effective immediately upon posting.

By visiting this Website you agree that no information you submit to the Website shall contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, abusive or obscene material. You are solely responsible for the content of any information you provide to FOHM.


Information You Provide

If you register as a user to this Website, request additional information about Foundation of Hope Ministries, make a donation or participate in any other program or service of Foundation of Hope Ministries (including but not limited to via this Website, direct mail, mobile or text message), we may request personal information including your name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, birthday or birth year, format preference (e.g., HTML vs. Text), interests, eligibility to vote or similar information and add it to our contact databases. Users of the Website may email us to request information or otherwise communicate with us; we collect the names and email addresses of those who communicate with us by email. Please also see sections below regarding Surveys, Polls, Promotions, Sweepstakes and Contests.

Internet Protocol Addresses and Environmental Variables

FOHM may also collect information through IP addresses or environmental variables. An “IP address” is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. “Environmental variables” include, among other things, the domain from which you access the Internet, the time you accessed our Website, type of web browser and operating system or platform used, the Internet address of the web site you left to visit FOHM, the names of the pages you visit while at our Website, and the Internet address of the web site you then visit. We may collect all of this information to allow us to detect broad demographic trends, to provide information tailored to your interests and to enhance your experience on our Website.

Use of “Cookies”

Our Website may use cookies to enhance your experience while using our Website. Cookies are pieces of information that some websites transfer to the computer that is browsing these sites and are used for record-keeping purposes at many websites. Use of cookies makes web-surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords and your personal preferences regarding your use of the particular website. Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard.


When you leave comments on the website we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics on our site for anonymous reporting of site usage. So, no personalized data is stored. If you would like to opt-out of Google Analytics monitoring your behavior on our website please use this link: Google Analytics Opt-out.


Foundation of Hope Ministries uses:

FOHM may collect and store the personally and non-personally identifiable information you provide us to add to our contact databases, and send you information about FOHM from time to time. FOHM may e-mail you with commercial e-mails pertaining to FOHM or those third parties.


We use a third-party service provider (the “Payment Service”) to process your donations. If you wish to make a donation using the Site, you will be directed to a webpage that is hosted by the Payment Service (or its service providers) and not by us (the “Payment Service Page”). Any Personal Information that you provide through the Payment Service Page will be collected by the Payment Service rather than by us, and will be subject to the Payment Service’s privacy policy rather than this Privacy Policy. Please note that this policy does not address the collection and use of information through the Payment Service Page or the privacy or information practices of the Payment Service. We have no control over, and shall not be responsible for, the Payment Service’s use of information collected through the Payment Service Page.

Sharing with Approved Entities

FOHM may share your personally and non-personally identifiable information with third party companies that we have approved which may want to contact you with offers that we have approved. FOHM may also contract with third parties to provide your personally and non-personally identifiable information to other third parties provided that we have approved such other third parties and their offers to you. FOHM retains third party vendors to provide specific services. When an individual signs up for these services, we may share personally and non-personally identifiable information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services. We may share information as described above from any user or individual from whom we have gathered information as described above.


Pages on this site may include embedded content, like YouTube videos, for example. Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if you visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged-in to that website. Below you can find a list of the services we use:


The Facebook page plugin is used to display our Facebook timeline on our site. Facebook has its own cookie and privacy policies over which we have no control. There is no installation of cookies from Facebook and your IP is not sent to a Facebook server until you consent to it. See their privacy policy here: Facebook Privacy Policy .


We use the Twitter API to display our tweets timeline on our site. Twitter has its own cookie and privacy policies over which we have no control. Your IP is not sent to a Twitter server until you consent to it. See their privacy policy here: Twitter Privacy Policy .


We use YouTube videos embedded on our site. YouTube has its own cookie and privacy policies over which we have no control. There is no installation of cookies from YouTube and your IP is not sent to a YouTube server until you consent to it. See their privacy policy here: YouTube Privacy Policy.


While we are a 501(c)(3) organization exempt from compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), we encourage parents and guardians to review in advance both this privacy policy – which discusses our information collection and disclosure practices – and any areas of our Website, to evaluate the site’s appropriateness for their children.

With respect to any sweepstakes or contest for which children under 13 are eligible, Foundation of Hope Ministries will not intentionally use the names of any children under the age of 13 for purposes beyond prize notification and sweepstakes/contest-related communications. Any parent or guardian wishing to remove their child from any sweepstakes/contest may do so by sending us an e-mail at hope@fohminc.org .


If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this Website, or your dealings with this Website, or would like to modify information you have previously provided us, you can send an email to: hope@fohminc.org . Please reference this Privacy Policy in your subject line.

FOHM reserves the right, in limited, narrowly defined circumstances, to release information to local, state or federal law enforcement agencies when we have a good faith belief that the applicable law requires it. Additionally, FOHM reserves the right to release information pursuant to a court order or the order of a duly authorized governmental administrative agency.