HOU501c Privacy Policy

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www.HOU501c.news (HOU501c) | Effective August 1, 2022

Please read this privacy policy before using the HOU501c website or submitting any personal information. By using the site, you are accepting the practices described herein. This contract is negotiated by both parties and won’t be held against the author.

HOU501c provides a central location where visitors can stay up-to-date on nonprofit news, events and job postings in the Fort Worth – Dallas Metroplex. This policy explains what personal information we collect from you when you visit our website and/or submit events, news stories or job postings on our site; and how it is used, stored and safeguarded.

We make it a high priority to ensure the security and confidentiality of any personal information you provide to us. Additionally, we regularly review our data collection, use and storage practices to ensure data collected is only what is needed to provide services and is purged on a regular basis.

By using this site you agree to be subject to the jurisdiction and laws of the State of Texas.

What Information We Collect


HOU501c may collect personal information which we receive when you:

  • use our website
  • submit an event
  • submit a news story
  • submit a directory listing
  • submit a comment
  • submit an ad
  • sign up for our newsletter
  • or contact us

We may collect the following types of information:

  • Your name, email address, telephone number and other contact details.
  • Information required to provide you with a service, and details of our services that you have used.

HOU501c does not collect or store your payment information such as credit or debit card details or bank account details.


HOU501c will not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of eighteen (18).   Any data found to be from a person under the age of 18 will be deleted.

External Links

If any part of HOU501c links you to another Web site, those external Web sites do not operate under this Privacy Policy. We are not responsible for, nor have any control over, the privacy policies of these third party websites.  We recommend that you examine the privacy statements posted on the other sites to understand their procedures for collecting, using, and disclosing personal information.


Specifically, when using the HOU501c Job Board, you are using the ZipRecruiter.com website.  Before submitting a job or a resume on their site we recommend you review ZipRecruiter’s Privacy Policy regarding the protection and privacy of your information while visiting their site.

How We Use Your Information

DFW501c uses the information we collect about you for the following general purposes:

  • to communicate with you in general, including to provide information about HOU501c;
  • to respond to your questions and comments; to measure interest in and improve our products, services, and Web site; to notify you about special offers and products or services available from us or our partners that may be of interest to you;
  • to otherwise customize your experience with HOU501c;
  • to solicit information from you, including through surveys;
  • to resolve disputes or troubleshoot problems;
  • to prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities;

Keeping Your Information Safe & Secure

HOU501c is committed to keeping every visitor’s personal information secure, to protect it from being inappropriately or accidentally accessed, used, shared or destroyed.

The site has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information under our control. All form entries are encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL). Site is equipped with the Wordfence security plugin to protect against hacks and malware.


  • Submitted events will be deleted no more than 60 days after event date has passed.
  • User accounts will be deleted after one year of inactivity.
  • Email addresses on our newsletter mailing list will be deleted after one year if no emails have been opened within the year.

Cookies & Other Web Technologies

To improve your experience on our site, we may use ‘cookies’. Cookies are an industry standard and most major web sites use them. A cookie is a small text file that our site may place on your computer as a tool to remember your preferences. For example, if you register on our site, we may use cookies to remember your registration information, so you do not need to log into our site each time you visit.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

With Whom We Share Your Information

HOU501c will only share your data in a secure way.  We will not sell your contact information to other companies for the purpose of contacting you with their own marketing.

HOU501c may share your information with the following:

  • Mailchimp – for the purpose of sending our newsletter. You may opt-out anytime using the link at the bottom of every email.
  • Stripe – for the purpose of securely processing payments. FWd501c does not collect or store any payment information.
  • Google Analytics – Our website uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage and to help measure and research the effectiveness of website features and offerings, advertisements. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described in Google’s Privacy Policy.
  • Disaster Recovery Backups – backups are stored for no longer than 90 days and automatically purged on a regular basis.
  • In response to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process; to establish or exercise our legal rights; to defend against legal claims; or as otherwise required by law. In such cases we reserve the right to raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us.
  • When we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal or suspected illegal activities; to protect and defend the rights, property, or safety of HOU501c, our customers, or others; and in connection with our Terms of Use and other agreements.
  • We also may share aggregate or anonymous information with third parties, including advertisers and investors. For example, we may tell our advertisers the number of visitors that our website receives or the most popular event categories. This information does not contain any personal information and is used to develop content and services we hope you will find of interest.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We regularly review our privacy policy and update as needed. We will place any updates on this web page.

How to Contact Us

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, or to request deletion of your information from our site, please contact us at:

Email:  info@HOU501c.com

Contact Form: https://HOU501c.com/contact-us/

More Information on Protecting Your Privacy Online

The Federal Trade Commission’s website also offers useful information about how to protect your personal information while on the Internet.  http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/

Updated: October 2018

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