Privacy & Security Statement/Refund Policy
Our Privacy & Security Statement
The Hub for Direct Community Action and our sponsored projects take privacy seriously.
- We never sell, share, or disclose any personal information about you.
- When you donate or pay a service fee to The Hub or one of our projects, we collect only enough information about you to process your donation. Even then, we will not disclose your name, email address, or other personal information to the project without your permission.
- As our credit card processing company, PowerPay is not authorized to retain, share, store, or use your personal information.
Authorize.net give us Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) online technology, which encrypts the data you provide. This means that sensitive information, such as your credit card number, becomes unreadable to anyone who wrongly intercepts the information. SSL is supported by all major Web browsers, including Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator. The site becomes locked while you are giving us your credit card information and unlocks only when you leave the secured area.
To know when you are going to a secure area of a website, you can set your browser to notify you. (If you are using Internet Explorer, go to Tools > Internet Options > Advanced, and scroll down to the section called Security. Then check the box that says "Warn if changing between Secure and not Secure mode.") Other ways to know if you are in a secure mode is to look for a gold key or a gold padlock in the bottom right-hand corner of your browser window. Also, when you are in a secure area, the address bar at the top of your window will indicate "https" as opposed to "http."
Please Note: We may update our policy in the future. If we do, we will post the updated information immediately.
Our Refund Policy
Your contribution is being made to The Hub for Direct Community Action, a section 501(c)(3) Fiscal Sponsor nonprofit. Donations to a fiscal sponsor satisfy IRS requirements as tax deductible as long as the fiscal sponsor maintains the right to decide, at its own discretion, how it will use the contribution, and in fact uses it consistently with its own tax-exempt status. It is the donor’s responsibility to understand that:
“A fiscal sponsor is not a bank. Each restricted fund belongs to the sponsor, not the project. However, each project fund is impressed with a trust commitment "for the charitable purposes of" the project and the sponsor has the legal duty to honor that trust. Within the limits of those purposes, the sponsor has discretion and control over spending decisions. “ Greg Colvin.
Generally, there is no question but that The Hub will grant the contribution (minus an administrative fee) to the sponsored organization requested– but, under IRS regulation, it could deny the funds to a project not satisfying The Hub and the IRS requirements for receiving donations.
If you have any questions, please consult with a tax adviser.
Your donation to The Hub is voluntary and is not a fee for any services, goods, benefits, or advantages, and making a donation to The Hub does not entitle you to any services, goods, benefits, or advantages.
All donations are final and, except under extraordinary circumstances, will not be refunded.
If you have any questions or wish to contact us for any other reason, please feel free to do so at:
The Hub for Direct Community Action
P.O. Box 1372
Cedar Ridge, CA 95924