Razia's Ray of Hope

Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation Privacy Policy

Our Commitment to Privacy

The Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation respects the privacy of every visitor to our website. Your privacy is a priority, and we go to great lengths to protect it. This Internet Site Privacy Policy explains our online information practices. This Policy may be changed or updated from time to time. By visiting the Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation at www.raziasrayofhope.org you accept the practices described in this Policy.

Data Collection

Through our website, we offer convenient online access to our organization and communicate with you about important initiatives and events. We will not collect personal information from you when you visit our website unless you provide the information to us voluntarily and knowingly.

  •  Registering for an event: When you register online for an event, we may ask for your name and contact information. Depending upon the activity, we may also collect payment information (such as standard credit card data).
  • Making a financial contribution: When you make a financial contribution online, we collect your name, contact information, and standard credit card data.
  • Making a purchase: When you make a purchase at our online store, we collect your name, contact information, and standard credit card data.

How We Use Cookies

A “cookie” is a small text file sent from a website and stored in a user's web browser while the user is browsing that website. When users visit the Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation website, we use a single cookie, containing only a php session identification code—which does not collect or store personal information of any kind. This session ID is used in case a user wants to purchase something in our online store, in which case tempory variables tied to the session ID are used to keep track of items in the user’s shopping cart and personal information that is passed from screen to screen in the checkout process. The temporary variables are deleted as soon as you quit your browser, and the session ID cookie expires four hours after it is created. If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, you can deny or accept the cookie feature using a simple procedure available in most browsers. If you block cookies, however, you may lose some website functionality.

Is My Credit Card Information Secure?

We use a variety of safeguards to protect the security of your credit card transactions. We use technologies and processes such as encryption, access controls, network firewalls, physical security and other measures. These measures make it extremely difficult for anyone to intercept the credit card information you send to us. When we work with other companies to process credit card transactions, those companies also use encryption and other security measures. You can make financial contributions online, by mail, or by calling 781-431-7894.

How We Use Your Information

The Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation will not sell, trade, or share personal information about our financial donors with anyone else, nor will we send mailings to our financial donors on behalf of other organizations, unless a donor has given us specific permission to do so.

If you provide the Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation with personal information when you visit our website, we may use the information in our programs and activities. We may enter your name into one of our databases so we can contact you to obtain your input, provide information about our programs and events, or request contributions.

On occasion, the Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation may share information about you with service providers that assist us with our activities and programs. These service providers help us with functions such as fulfilling orders, managing data, and processing donations. In addition, we make disclosures as required by law.

We Care About Doing It Right

The Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation is committed to accuracy and precision in processing your contribution information. We employ a variety of error-checking procedures, and our systems are subject to independent external and internal audits to ensure the privacy, security and accurate processing of your information.

Note to Parents on our Privacy Policy

The Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation welcomes children to learn more about our organization. However, we encourage children to do this only with their parents’ knowledge and supervision. For this reason, the Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation follows the guidelines for interactive electronic media published by the Children’s Advertising Review Unit of the Better Business Bureau.

Contact Us About Privacy

To let us know your preferences about how we contact you, or to "opt-out" of receiving phone calls, e-mails, or letters from the Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation, or if you have questions about this Privacy Policy, e-mail us at moreinfo@raziasrayofhope.org or call us at 781-431-7894.

Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation
PO Box 81052

Wellesley, MA 02481

Phone: 781-431-7894



Revised October 2014