Information We Collect

The data we collect includes personally identifiable information (PII) that can be used to uniquely identify or contact a single person. We collect and store PII and non-personal information that you voluntarily provide, as well as data related to your SDHC website visit and usage. PII may include -but is not limited to- your name, address, phone number, email address, date of birth, and billing information. For example, you provide such information when you make a donation, join SDHC as a member, renew your membership, sign up to receive the newsletter, register to participate in an event, or make a purchase on the website. We also collect credit card and other payment information when you voluntarily provide it. However, we do not store this information in full; we utilize credit card tokenization to maintain the ability to reference the credit card information for later use.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are simple text files stored on your computer for use by a browser. SDHC and our partners may use cookies. Certain SDHC website features may only be available through the placement of a cookie. For example, we may use cookies to assist in data collection or to track website usage and trends, in order to help us better serve you. The use of cookies is a standard practice among Internet websites; if you want to disable cookies and you’re using a web browser, check with your provider to find out how to disable cookies. Please note that certain features of the SDHC website may not be available after cookies are disabled.

How We Use and Disclose Information Collected

SDHC uses collected information for internal purposes to make available and to improve our high standard of reliable services. We may use such information to respond to inquiries or requests; provide information about SDHC products or services; resolve technical problems; assess website usage; and manage the SDHC website. SDHC may occasionally use non-PII and information in aggregated form to provide statistical “ratings” to its partners and affiliates about how SDHC’s users collectively use the website. SDHC may share automatically collected and other aggregate non-PII with interested third parties to assist them in understanding the usage patterns for certain content, services, promotions, or functionality of the SDHC website.

SDHC collects PII from its users in limited situations as set forth herein. Unless otherwise indicated, SDHC will only disclose personally identifiable information to third parties when required by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the etiquettes of law or comply with a legal process served on this website. Unless otherwise stated herein, SDHC and its affiliates will not rent, sell or give your personally identifiable information to any outside party without your prior permission. SDHC may now or in the future use personally identifiable information submitted by users to contact users to provide information on internal promotions, general SDHC information, contests, and surveys.

To make the SDHC website more useful to users, we may offer some features in conjunction with third-party providers that specialize in operating such services. For example, we may forward your financial information to a third party for credit card processing. Likewise, PII may be shared with website maintenance and security professionals for purposes of sending SDHC promotional, fundraising, and membership-related communications. Third-party internet sites and services accessible through the SDHC website have separate privacy and data collection practices, independent from those of SDHC. SDHC assumes no responsibility or liability for these independent policies or actions.

You may opt out of having your PII used or shared for purposes of receiving product offers via e-mail or postal mail, and from receiving product offers directly from us via e-mail or postal mail, by providing us written notice identifying which communications you choose not to receive by email.

If you choose not to give us your personal information at all, you can still access the SDHC website; however, you will not be able to access areas that require registration or personal information.


SDHC implements security measures designed to protect your information from unauthorized access. While we take reasonable measures to ensure that other entities who provide us with website hosting and payment processing services keep your information confidential and secure, such entities’ practices are ultimately beyond our control. By using our website, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to assume these risks.


From time to time, SDHC may invite users to participate in surveys posted on the website or sent to users via email. Users may decide whether or not they wish to complete such surveys. Such surveys may ask for information such as a user’s background or occupation. SDHC uses this information to help it better understand its users’ needs and interests, which in turn allows it to better meet users’ expectations. Users may decide whether or not they want to answer survey questions. No PII from the surveys is disclosed to third parties. SDHC does compile the de-identified and anonymized survey question results and may publish them or share them with other third parties.

Links and Redirection to Third-Party Sites

The SDHC website may contain links to third-party websites and may redirect you to third-party websites. Please be aware that when you enter a third-party website, any information you provide, including financial information, is subject to the terms of use and privacy policy of that site. SDHC does not recommend and does not endorse the content on any third-party website and is not responsible for the content of linked third-party websites, sites framed within the SDHC website, or third-party websites provided as search results or third-party advertisements. Neither does SDHC make any representations regarding their content or accuracy. Your use of third-party websites is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such sites.

Children’s Privacy

We are committed to protecting the privacy of children. You should be aware that the SDHC website is not intended or designed to attract or be used by children under the age of 13. We do not collect PII from any person we actually know is a child under the age of 13. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under 13 we will take steps to delete the information as soon as possible.