Privacy Policy

Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to www.ryhf.org and Raise Your Hand Foundation and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to Raise Your Hand Foundation include www.raiseyourhandfoundation.org and www.ryhf.org and RYHF. The RYHF website is a Blogging platform and information site. By using the RYHF website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information
In order to better provide you with products and services offered on our Site, RYHF may collect personally identifiable information, such as your:

  • First and Last Name
  • Email Address

We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain products or services available on the Site. These may include: (a) registering for an account on our Site, (b) signing up for special offers from selected third parties; (c) sending us an email message. To wit, we will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services and/or products you have requested from us. We also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.

Use of your Personal Information
RYHF collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested.

Sharing Information with Third Parties
RYHF does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.

RYHF may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to RYHF, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

RYHF may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on RYHF or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of RYHF; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of RYHF, or the public.

Tracking User Behavior
RYHF may keep track of the websites and pages our users visit within RYHF, in order to determine what RYHF services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within RYHF to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Automatically Collected Information
Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by RYHF. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain the quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the RYHF website.

Use of Cookies
The RYHF website may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize RYHF pages, or register with RYHF site or services, a cookie helps RYHF to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same RYHF website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the RYHF features that you customized.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the RYHF services or websites you visit.

Security of your Personal Information
RYHF secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed.  You can help us by taking precautions to protect your personal information when you are on the Internet and only disclose information that you want made public. Change your passwords often using a combination of letters and numbers and make sure to use a secure web browser.

For the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy, personal information may be transferred to, processed, stored and accessed by us, our affiliates and third parties in the United States and in other jurisdictions where we or they operate. Courts and other authorities in these jurisdictions may, in certain circumstances, be entitled to access your personal information. By using the website, you consent to this transfer, processing, storage and access of your personal information in and/or outside of the jurisdiction in which you reside.

Children Under Thirteen
RYHF does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.

Email Communications
RYHF may contact you, as a subscriber, via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication.
If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from RYHF, you may opt-out of such communications by clicking here.

Changes to this Statement
RYHF reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account, by placing a prominent notice on our site, and/or by updating any privacy information on this page. You continued use of the Site and/or Services available through this Site after such modifications will constitute you: (a) acknowledgment of the modified Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by that Policy.

Contact Information
RYHF welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that RYHF has not adhered to this Statement, please contact RYHF at:

Raise Your Hand Foundation
[email protected]
1420 E. Roseville Pkwy, Ste 140-319
Roseville,  CA  95661

Effective as of Jan 1, 2008