Information We Collect About You; Our Mission
Our mission is to provide returning citizens in Baltimore with a central hub of resources and information, and any information we collect serves to further our mission.
No Collection of Personal Information to Use Website
Users are NOT required to provide any personal information to use our Website, including using the Website to search, retrieve, download, filter and otherwise use the information available onreturnhome.org.
Personal Information That You Voluntarily Provide to Us
If you voluntarily choose to provide us with personal information, for example, by sending an email to email@example.com to ask a question, or by submitting information to provide resources to returning citizens via our “Submit a Resource” section, we will use that information to respond to your message and to help get you the information you requested. Any email address provided in connection with your question or suggestion will not be publicly viewable on the website. Return Home Baltimore never collects personal information or creates individual profiles for commercial marketing. We will not resell, share, or disclose your email address or other information you provide to us to third parties without your prior consent.
Should you contact Return Home Baltimore by email or through the “Submit a Resource” section with a question and comment, do NOT include sensitive personal information, such as your Social Security numbers and credit card information.
Automatically Collected Non-personal Information/Data
When you visit returnhome.org, we may store some or all of the following: the Internet protocol (IP) address from which you access the site, date and time, the Internet address of the website from which you linked to returnhome.org, the name of the file or words you searched, items clicked on a page, and the browser and operating system used.
We use the foregoing information in the form of summary statistics to measure the number of visitors to the various sections of our site and to identify system performance or problem areas. We also use this information to help us develop the site, analyze patterns of usage, and to make the site more useful. This information is not used for associating search terms or patterns of site navigation with individual users.
There are two kinds of cookies:
- A session cookie is a line of text that is stored temporarily in your computer’s random access memory or RAM. Return Home Baltimore creates a session cookie when you visit, and destroys it as soon as you close your browser.
- A persistent cookie from a website is saved to a file on your computer’s hard drive and is called up the next time you visit that website. This lets the website remember what you were interested in the last time you visited.
How to Modify Cookies Setting
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. See additional information on disabling cookies and/or Google demographic and interests reports.
Note: Although using persistent cookies allows us to deliver a better experience for you, this site will also work without them.
This site uses two specific Google Analytics features: Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting. These features generate information about a user’s age, gender and interests from Google’s Interest-based advertising or third-party audience data to improve services on this website. This information is tracked using Google’s DoubleClick cookie. Google Analytics, as configured on returnhome.org, also uses first-party (persistent) cookies to: Distinguish unique users (last for up to 2 years if you never clear your cookies) Throttle the request rate (last for up to 1 minute)
To provide website visitors more choice on how their data is collected by Google Analytics, Google has developed an Opt-out Browser add-on, which is available by visiting Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on, to enable you to opt-out of Google’s programs.
Our Website is not intended for children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 years of age. If we discover that a child under the age of 13 has provided us with personal data, we will delete the child’s personal data unless a parent or guardian provides verifiable consent to us.
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