www.homeschoolfoundation.org gathers two types of information:
Account data will not be sold, rented, or donated to anyone other than HSLDA and entities acting on behalf of HSLDA, except to the extent necessary or appropriate to comply with applicable laws or in legal proceedings where such information is relevant. HSLDA will have access only to such information (biographic, etc.) as is necessary for their work. All other information and documentation will be accessible to HSF only. HSF does not knowingly accept or use account information from children 12 years old or younger without parental consent.
HSF’s web servers gather and analyze usage data from web site visitors to help with a variety of site management issues. None of the usage data collected will be used in conjunction with or related to the visitor’s personal identity in anyway.
HSF acquires no personal or account data about our users except when it is explicitly and voluntarily provided (i.e. opt-in). We reserve the right to use this information specifically for the purposes related to the user’s account and generally for any necessary future communication regarding the user’s account or status.
All financial and other documentation provided to HSF as part of the grant application process is confidential and is used strictly to determine applicants’ eligibility. We will not sell, share, or rent this information. Expired or rejected applications are shredded with all associated documentation (references, financial documentation, educational assessments, etc.). References are chosen by applicants and provide information voluntarily. References’ comments are the confidential property of HSF and will not be shared with any outside party, including applicants.
In compliance with federal law, HSF must collect receipts for grants awarded. They are kept for 5 years to be used strictly for records.
Donation information is recorded on the donors’ account, accessible only to the staff of HSF and HSLDA. We will not sell, share, or rent this information. Paper copies of check and credit card donations are kept for 1 year and 7 years, respectively, after which time they are shredded.
Phone calls may be monitored and documented. All information HSF receives via phone is voluntary, confidential, and not shared with any outside organization.