Your privacy and security are important to Friendly House, and we are committed to protecting your personal information. This online privacy statement describes how we treat all user data collected by us during your visit to our website, whether it is collected automatically or voluntarily submitted by you.

Friendly House may occasionally update this statement. We will post any changes on this web page, and encourage you to check back to make sure you are aware of how your personal information will and won’t be used.

What personal information do we collect?

We collect two types of user data: (1) data that you voluntarily submit to us, and (2) technical data that is automatically collected from all visitors to our sites.

  • Voluntarily Provided Information: information you voluntarily submit to us when you sign up for emails, send correspondence, make a donation, participate in a survey, register for an event, fill out a form, post comments or other content, or otherwise voluntarily submit personal information.
  • Passively Collected Technical Data: automatically collected information from your web browser. We use tools like Google Analytics to collect information about the use of our sites, such as IP addresses and domain names of the originating visitor’s computer. We do not combine the anonymous technical information collected through Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. We may gather information you have previously provided through cookies. The use of cookies is common practice, and we may use both “Persistent Cookies” and “Session Cookies.” Persistent cookies remain after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to this site. Session cookies are activated when you visit Friendly House sites to make a donation or other one-time action. Session cookies last only as long as your session on the sites. They expire when the session ends and are not written onto your computer’s hard drive.

Although Google Analytics plants a persistent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, this cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy. The Google Analytics Terms of Use are available online at The Google Privacy Policy is available online at You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to our sites by disabling cookies on your browser.

What do we do with your personal information?

Your voluntarily provided personal information will be used by Friendly House to contact you regarding promotions, donation appeals, newsletters, notices and more, unless you explicitly opt out of these communications. You can do so by contacting us at or (503) 228-4391.

Additionally, your information will be used internally to help us improve our communications and programming.

What personal information do we share with third parties?

We will not share the personal information we collect from you through our sites with third parties, except as described in this policy. For example, we may share personal information as follows:

  • with vendors, consultants, and other service providers who work with us in connection with the operation of our sites or the services we provide and who need access to such information to carry out their work for us;
  • when you give us your consent to do so, including if we notify you on our sites that the information you provide will be shared in a particular manner, and you provide such information;
  • in an aggregated or anonymous form that does not directly identify you;
  • when we believe in good faith that we are lawfully authorized or required to do so or that doing so is reasonably necessary or appropriate to comply with legal processes or respond to lawful requests or legal authorities, including responding to lawful subpoenas, warrants, or court orders;
  • when we believe in good faith that we are lawfully authorized or required to do so or that doing so is reasonably necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of Friendly House, our users, our employees, copyright owners, third parties or the public, including without limitation to protect Friendly House or our users from fraudulent, abusive, inappropriate, or unlawful use of our sites;
  • to enforce or apply any of our policies or agreements; and
  • in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of organization assets, financing or acquisition, or in any other situation where personal information may be disclosed or transferred as one of the assets of Friendly House.

Additionally, you understand that information you provide such as comments, stories, or other content commonly shared through social network sites may be publicly available.

We are not responsible for the actions of service providers or other third parties, nor are we responsible for any additional information you provide directly to any third parties, and we encourage you to become familiar with their privacy practices before disclosing information directly to any such parties. Nothing herein restricts the sharing of aggregated or anonymous information, which may be shared with third parties without your consent.

Data Security And Third Parties

While we make every reasonable attempt to protect all personal data that is transmitted from and through our website, no method of data transmission can be completely guaranteed against interception. Friendly House can not be held liable for any intercepted, misused, lost, accessed, or destroyed data, though we take serious efforts and precautions to avoid unauthorized access to user data.

Use of this site may also be subject to the Privacy Policies and Terms & Conditions of WordPress and its affiliates, which can be found at and

Additionally, we do our best to vet and vouch for third-party websites that we link to throughout our websites. However, we take no responsibility for the organizations, views, security, or accuracy of information found on those websites.

Opt-Out or Change Your Contact Information

Users may opt-out of receiving communications from us at any time by emailing us at Note that it may take 5-8 business days to be removed from our lists.

Questions About Our Policies

If you have any questions about this privacy statement or any of our policies, you can contact us at or (503) 228-4391.