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Privacy Statement

The Hamels Foundation created this Privacy Statement to demonstrate respect for your privacy preferences and to disclose our information collection and sharing practices.  Regardless of whether you provide us with your personal information via our website or in another manner (e.g. telephone, regular mail or face-to-face), we strive to honor your privacy preferences.

BY ACCESSING AND/OR USING THE WEBSITE, YOU HAVE AGREED TO 1) abide by the practices described in this Privacy Statement, as may be amended from time to time, and 2) the transfer, processing and maintenance of your personal and sensitive information in the United States of America.

THE PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT: Depending on the type of communication or transaction, the personal information we collect may include, but is not limited to, your name, postal address, zip code, telephone number, organization name, e-mail address, credit card, bank information or billing information.

WHERE AND WHEN WE COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION: You will be asked to provide your personal information when making donations, making purchases at our on-line Gift Shop, requesting communications, applying for a job with The Hamels Foundation and/or in connection with other The Hamels Foundation business (whether it is via the website, e-mail, direct mail or telephone communications).

WE DO NOT KNOWINGLY COLLECT INFORMATION FROM CHILDREN: We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 18 or knowingly allow such persons to provide us with their personal information. If you are under 18, do not send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address. In the event we learn that we collected personal information from anyone under the age of 18, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about anyone under the age of 18, please contact us at or call us Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Central Time at 1-417-773-4733.

INFORMATION SECURITY: The Hamels Foundation has a layered security in our systems and only designated employees have access to hard copies of your personal information. All on-line transactions are done on a secure server. This means that information entered on the transaction page is encrypted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) before transmission. On secure pages, a "closed" lock symbol is displayed in the bottom part of your browser screen and the website address in the address bar at the top of the browser screen starts with an "https" instead of an "http".

THE HAMELS FOUNDATION MAY SHARE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION: Personal information will be shared internally at The Hamels Foundation to complete your donations or purchasing transactions, to contact you about our on-going work, discuss employment opportunities and ways that you can further support our efforts to help children in need. Your personal information will also be used to provide you access to the various sections of our website that have been personalized for your needs. The Hamels Foundation will not share, rent or exchange donor names and postal address with third parties. Except in the limited circumstances outlined below, The Hamels Foundation  will never intentionally share your e-mail addresses, phone numbers or financial information.

EXCEPTIONS: The Hamels Foundation  reserves the right to share your personal information in certain situations:

1. Necessity. If we have reason to believe that there has been some inappropriate interference with or use of our website, communications, charitable services or personal or real property , or if we have reason to believe that one of The Hamels Foundation website users, donors, employees or other related parties may have been injured or may have harmed some other party, we will disclose, without notice to you, personal information as we deem appropriate or if compelled by a legal or regulatory authority.

YOU MAY ALWAYS CHANGE YOUR PRIVACY PREFERENCES BY CONTACTING US: If you would like to change your privacy preferences, please e-mail us at; call us Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Central Time at 1-417-773-4733

WEBSITE LINKS: In order to provide certain services and goods at our website, we contract with other companies and individuals. These additional services and goods may include "links" to other websites from our website. The Hamels Foundation privacy practices may not be applicable at any third-party sites. Anytime you leave The Hamels Foundation website, we have no control regarding what information may be collected about you, nor do we control what third-parties might do with the information. For example, when you click on a merchant's name at The Hamels Foundation  site, you will be connected with the third-party merchant's website (even if The Hamels Foundation name/logo is on the screen). This merchant website should have its own privacy statement applying to transactions at their website. It is important that you review any privacy policies on third-party sites carefully, BEFORE you use any services or programs offered.

CHANGES TO PRIVACY PRACTICES: From time to time, The Hamels Foundation may revise its privacy practices to address changing technology, security measures and website functionality. We strive to provide you with timely notice of these changes. Please contact us if you have any questions about changes to our practices.

CONTACTING THE HAMELS FOUNDATION ABOUT PRIVACY PREFERENCES: If you wish to change your privacy preferences or have any questions please contact us.

The Hamels Foundation 
Attention: Donor Services
P. O. Box 10654
Springfield, MO 65808


TELEPHONE: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Central Time at 1-417-773-4733