Privacy Policy

This policy has been updated on and is effective as of March 1, 2024.

Wichita Habitat for Humanity respects your privacy and preferences. This privacy policy (the "Privacy Policy") sets forth the terms under which you share your personal data with Wichita Habitat for Humanity, what information Wichita Habitat for Humanity processes, how Wichita Habitat for Humanity collects and uses your data, and your rights with respect to understanding and modifying how it will be collected and used.

Thank you for supporting the building of homes in partnership with families in need of safe, decent and affordable housing—your generosity is helping transform lives in Sedgwick County.

Principles, Actions, and Beliefs

We will hold in confidence all information concerning donors and prospects, including addresses, names of beneficiaries, nature and value of estates, amounts of provisions or gifts, etc., unless a donor or prospect grants permission to use selective information for purposes of referral, testimonial, example, recognition, or publicity. Donor names are listed in various newsletters and the annual report, unless we are notified specifically about their wish to remain anonymous.

We will not share, sell, rent, or otherwise offer information about donors to other organizations.

We contractually require any person or organization providing services to Wichita Habitat for Humanity, to protect the confidentiality of donor information.

We have procedures in place to limit access to information by only those employees and volunteers who need to know such information in order to fulfill our mission.

We will use our best efforts to comply with the expressed wishes of any donor who does not want their name used in any promotional material, wishes their name removed from solicitation and other mailing lists, or wishes to have their gifts or services by anonymous.

We will collect, use, and share information about our supporters among employees and volunteers only on a need-to-know basis and for the sole purpose of carrying out Wichita Habitat for Humanity's mission.

Website Privacy Policy

We have created this statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy. We do not collect personally identifying information when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. This policy is your guide to how we will handle information we learn about you from your visit to our website.


Wichita Habitat for Humanity advertises across the Internet to promote programs to interested visitors and supporters. Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on user's past visits to our website. These cookies support third-party vendors, including Google, in showing our ads on sites across the Internet. Visitors can opt out use of cookies by visiting Google's Ads Settings or by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.

Use of Links

Throughout our webpages, we provide links to other servers and websites which may contain information of interest to our readers. We take no responsibility for, and exercise no control over, the organizations, views, or accuracy of the information contained on other servers. If you have a link you'd like us to consider adding to our website or if there is a link of concern, please send an email to [email protected].

Use of Text and Images

If you would like to publish information that you find on our website, please contact us or send your request to [email protected].

Reading or Downloading

We collect and store only the following information about you: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet, the date and time you access our site, and the Internet access of the website which you linked to our site. We use the information we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, and to help us make our site more useful to visitors.

Online Information and Donations

We may use your contact information to send further information about our organization or to contact you when necessary. You may always opt-out of receiving future emailings; see the Opt Out section.

Non-proselytizing Policy

Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. ("Habitat for Humanity") and its affiliated organizations will not proselytize. Nor will HFHI work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with HFHI. This means that HFHI will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must adhere to or convert to a particular faith or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.

Questions About Our Policies

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, you can contact us at: [email protected].

For further information, please contact Wichita Habitat for Humanity at (316) 269-0755.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


If the function is available, when visitors leave comments on the website, we collect the data down in the comments form, and also the visitor's IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available by clicking here. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you leave a comment on our website, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one (1) year.

If you have an account and you log in to this website, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me," your login will persist for two (2) weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after one (1) day.

Embedding content from other websites

Articles on this website may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has 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 into that website.


We may directly collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the website. These tools collect information sent by your browser or mobile device, including the pages you visit and other information that assists us in improving the website.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this website, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

What we collect and store

We collect personal information to support our housing programs and to aid you in obtaining such services from our organization. We collect personal information about you from the following sources:

  • Information that we receive from you on applications or other forms;
  • Information about your transactions with us, our affiliates or others; and
  • Information that we receive from personal and employment references.

Our donors will comply with our CRM fundraising and event management software privacy policies and donor information will be collected as necessary to support our mission. You may choose to remain anonymous or opt-out of any information you do not wish to disclose.

We will also store comments or reviews, if you choose to leave them.

Event, Venue, and Organizer Information

If you create, submit, import, save, or publish Event, Venue, or Organizer information, such information is retained in the local database:

  1. Venue information: name, address, city, state, postal code, country, phone, website, geographical coordinates (latitude and longitude)
  2. Organizer information: name, phone, website, email
  3. Event information: description, time, date, cost, website, image

Importing Events, Venues, and Organizers:

  1. All data present within a CSV or ICS file and external URLs (for events, venues, organizers, and tickets)
  2. Import origin data (URL from where events are being imported—such as Eventbrite, MeetUp, other compatible URL sources, and more, which can include similar or same data as listed above)
  3. Ticket information: name, description, cost, type, quantity

Please note that to create new events through the Events submission form, a user must hold a website account on this domain. This information is retained in a local database. It is also possible to create events anonymously, if the website owner has this option enabled. When purchasing tickets, attendee, purchaser, and order information are stored and managed by the respective event website.

API Keys

We make use of certain API keys, in order to provide specific features. These API keys may include the following third-party services: Google Maps, MeetUp, PayPal, Blackbaud, Eventbrite, Wordpress, and more.

Who on our team has access

Members of our team have access to the information you provide us, such as your name and contact information. Our team members have access to this information to help us fulfill our mission.

What we share with others

We may disclose your personal information to the following types of unaffiliated third parties, with your consent:

  • Financial service providers, such as companies engaged in loan underwriting services; and
  • Others, such as nonprofit organizations involved in community development, but only for program review, auditing, research, program referrals, and oversight purposes.

Blackbaud and PayPal Policies

We accept donations through Blackbaud and PayPal. When donations a processed, some of your data will be passed to BlackBaud or PayPal, including information required to process or support the donation, such as the donation total and billing information.

Please see the Blackbaud Privacy Policy or PayPal Privacy Policy for more details.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was last updated as of the date written above. It may be updated from time to time, so you may wish to check it each time you submit personal information to Wichita Habitat for Humanity. If you do not agree to these changes in this update, please review the opt-out procedures and discontinue use of the website. If material changes are made to the Privacy Policy, we will notify you be placing a prominent notice on the website.